Transitioning

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall is such an awesome transitional period.

Beyond having literally the best fashion of the entire year AND the best fashion month, the weather is turning, we get this gorgeous show of colors, and we start getting cozy for the winter ahead. While I despise winter with a firey passion, I love fall (like every other Basic out there. Whoops). I love scarves and hot apple cider, crunchy leaves, chunky sweaters, and so much more. Heck, last year, I even wrote a list of all the things I love about fall. 

This look spans the gap between summer and fall nicely with a cozy scarf and these amazing loafers while still hanging onto summer in the white of the slacks. Details at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chambray | GAP (on sale!)
Slacks | Target (old)
Bag | Target (old)
Loafers | GAP (similar)
Blanket Scarf | Brina Box (on sale!)

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Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine.

Fishtail French Braid Updo, Blanket Scarves, and Doggy Debut!

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Last weekend, Chicago displayed its most undecided weather and gave us a day of sun and warmth immediately followed by a day of cold, extreme wind, snow, and gross. Conveniently, we decided the warm day would be a good day to take Zoe Dog on an adventure around her new neighborhood. We walked over 2.5 miles, discovered sand, met other dogs, chased squirrels, played in the mud, and had a grand ol’ time. Safe to say, she was exhausted after that adventure.

While Zoe was focused on excitement and play time, I focused a little more on having a comfy day. An oversized t-shirt, pants, and a gigantic scarf were all I needed.

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But have you ever had those days where your hair is just really bothering you and it wont listen and you just want it all up and away never to escape again? Because let me tell you. UGH! Sarah loves playing with my hair, though. So we found this wonderful braid tutorial and she set to work. The result? Gorgeous hair that didnt get in my way. At all. Ever. It was marvelous. Though this bun was certainly not made for chasing squirrels. The braids stayed in but the bun was floppy by the time we got home.

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When we get into the depths of January into February and everything is gross outside and miserable, I start to really dislike Chicago. Like, this weather is so sporadic. Gorgeous one day, snowing sideways the next. All with the added fun of living right on the water! This was one of those days, though, where I remember that I really do love where I live, even if it’s deeply hidden during the winter months.

But just look at this view. Less than a block away. The Great Lakes are named so for good reason.

_MG_7319Zoe loved having such a long walk. We loved how gloriously tired she was afterward. Everyone wins.

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"mooooooooom, stop! you're embarrassing me!"

“mooooooooom, stop! you’re embarrassing me!”

She's a real city girl now. Check out that skyline!

She’s a real city girl now. Check out that skyline!

Zzzzzz

Zzzzzz

Scarf: Out of stock. Similar here, here, and here

Plaid for Days- Blanket Scarf Edition

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I somehow managed to really luck out making my way to Target shortly after Thanksgiving. Wandered towards scarves just to check. This scarf has been so impossible to fine. I knew it would be fruitless but I wanted to look anyway. Lo and behold, lucky day! It is every bit as soft and snuggly as I wanted it to be.

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Turtleneck sweaters mean I can style this a little differently as my neck is already being kept warm. I love wearing this as a shawl instead of a scarf sometimes. Cinched at the waist with a belt, this thing is like getting a big giant hug all day long.

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Scarf: Target | Sweater: old

Fall Favorites

My top favorites this season!

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1) Big Buddha Plaid Lace Infinity Scarf
This scarf is so warm and cozy. With the blanket scarf trend happening right now, I needed in. I love any excuse to wear plaid- I blame my time spent in Scotland surrounded by Tartans. With a touch of lace, this scarf has a gloriously girly touch to jazz up any outfit. The style I found appears to be sold out though similar can be found here.

2) essie Aruba Blue Nail Color
This is the first essie I’m trying out and oh my goodness do I love it! The blue is wonderful with a touch of shimmer. It goes on pretty opaque even after one coat and has a relatively long wear. I love darker nail colors as it gets cooler and I could see this color lasting through the winter.

3) Faux Leather Leggings
I’m a little late to the leather leggings party, I realize. I was incredibly skeptical at first with them but have fallen in love. Alas, due to my lateness, I had a painfully difficult time finding a pair. The linked aren’t the ones I got but look similar with the panel down the side of the leg.

4) Harper Zip Shootie
I already raved to you guys about these. I’ve only fallen more in love with them! They took a little breaking in and I definitely need to wear some degree of socks or tights with them but they’re perfect for all day wear to work and rehearsal now. I like skinny jeans or leggings with these and have paired all sorts of different tops with them. Mine are in the gray though I would be lying to you if I said I weren’t eyeing the leopard print ones, too.