Spring Style: Off the Shoulder

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s no secret by this point that off-the-shoulder tops are super in for spring. I would even go so far as to predict that they’re going to carry over into summer very nicely. This particular top is such a style steal. Gorgeous, flowy, a stunning color, and everything else you could want in the perfect off-the-shoulder look for this season.

I’ve linked this as well as several similar tops (also style steals) below the photos.

What are your favorite spring trends? Share in the comments!

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style Accessories | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring has Sprung in Chicago! | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style Accessories | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring has Sprung in Chicago! | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Top | Forever 21 (similar here and here)
Shoes | Target
Bag | Yesstyle.com
Ring | t+j designs
Watch | AIBI Watch

Photos by Levine-Moore Photography

Spring Style: Bow Heels

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I define my style as. While I still have a hard time articulating that, I’ll tell you what I have learned: the thing I am most proud of is my shoe collection. It is small but mighty, filled with shoes that make people go “whoa, nice shoes!” or “so what’s the story with your shoes?” I love it when people talk to me about my shoes so I make sure they have something to talk about.

These bow heels are DEFINITELY a conversation starter. They’re sassy, a little bit obnoxious, and (my favorite part) surprisingly inexpensive. Alas, they’re not the most comfortable of beasts but when you find a fabulous pair of shoes, you can look past the pain a little bit, right?

Paired with some classic neutrals, these shoes are really allowed to pop and make the statement they were always meant to.

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style: Bow Heels from SheInside.com | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Bow Heels | SheInside
Bag | YesStyle
Top | SheInside
Sunglasses | Firmoo Optical
Jeans | Old

Photos by Levine-Moore Photography 

Sweet and Sporty

Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

With the onset of spring comes the onset of my favorite shoe season. Sandals come out. Strappy heels. Basically everything that is great about shoes can happen in spring. All that gorgeous shoe wearing means my feet sometimes need a break. And yeah, those sneakers from a few weeks ago are awesome but sometimes you need a real treatment for your feet. These Nikes are literally like walking on clouds. They’re so lightweight and it doesn’t feel like there’s anything on my feet. But the tread on these is amazing. So so squishy.

I’ve been a fan of athletic shoes with dresses as of late but haven’t had the right shoes to pair the two. Now, with the great neutrals in these shoes and a pop of color in whatever dress (or hat) I’m wearing, I can rock this awesome trend!

And, I mean, they’re pretty great for running, too. I’ve only taken them out a few times but they’re definitely going to be great for the races I’m doing this summer.

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Shoes | Nike Free 5.0 Women’s Running Shoe
Dress | Vintage
Watch | Aibi Watch
Necklace | ILYMIX (20% off with code stile20)

Photos by Levine-Moore Photography

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Sneakin’ Around

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Despite my intense love for everything that is heels, there’s something amazing about slipping on some sneakers and going out for a day of… well, whatever really. These are such a great pick for spring with their bright minty green and they’re so comfy! I may tend to choose heels over sneakers but when my choice is these, I’m still walking happy.

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Sneakers | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sneakers | Target
Purse | Target
Jacket | Vintage
T-Shirt | Ragstock
Jeans | Zara (similar)

Toting Around

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been all about carrying a giant bag lately. Despite sizing down to something small for fall and winter, I missed being able to carry more stuff with me. The last few months, I’ve been carrying books to and from work in a reusable grocery bag. Less than glam, I know. But now that it’s beach bag season again, I found this great tote to carry my ever growing to-be-read pile.

On a different note, if you’re looking for something fun to do this week around Chicago, you should check out the Refuge Theatre Project’s Audition Diaries Cabaret! Showing March 17th at 8pm at @North Bar, 1637 W North Ave. The theme for this performance is “Shit Divas Sing” and they have an amazing lineup to carry you all the way through summer. Get the full scoop, including ticket prices, location, and the rest of the increasingly hilarious themes by checking out the event here. It’s sure to be a riotously good time!

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Layered Necklaces | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Target Tote | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Bag | Target
Boots | Hunter
Sweater | Primark (old)
Necklace | Ragstock

Way Up High

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I love finding hidden gems in the city.

This might be my favorite one yet. In the SunTimes building downtown,¬†above all the offices, there is a Holiday Inn. Its lobby is at the 15th floor, let alone the rooms, so you can only imagine the amazing views this place offers. The bar is even called CityScape and it’s beautiful! I think it’s safe to say I’m thrilled to have found this place.

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheInside Dress and Blazer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Dress | SheInside
Blazer | SheInside
Shoes | Forever 21

Jumping into Spring

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chicago had a blizzard yesterday. It was cold, there was snow and ice and sleet and the whole shebang. And wind. We had so much wind that despite having a blizzard, there is no snow on the ground. I swear, I was convinced that wind was going to blow me over.

Can we have spring now? I want light coats and florals and sunshine and warm weather. We’ve had some teasing days but it’s not enough. I’m ready for it to be consistently above 50. In the meantime, I’ll dream back to this fun look, another from my NYFW dressing up, and hope for sunny days.

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Charlotte Russe jumpsuit | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Jumpsuit | Charlotte Russe (similar here, here, and here)
Chambray | GAP
Pumps | Forever 21 (similar)