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

Tortoise Glam

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been feeling in a rut lately. I couldn’t even begin to describe it if I wanted to, though. It’s this restlessness as though I’m waiting for a million things to happen and none of them can happen yet. Which, to be fair, there are a bunch of things waiting to happen (read: wedding. October. ahh!) but there feels like more lately. I blame this Chicago spring. I’m ready for it to be warm and sunny but we have to make a pit stop at chilly and rainy first and I’m just not about it.

Mental health goal for April is run. I’ve got Couch to 5k on my phone, I’ve got a plan, I’m ready to go! Let’s see if I actually stick to it. So far, everything has been going well. I just need the weather to snap into summer and I’ll be good to go!

This necklace is from a site called ILYMIX. They have amazing statement necklaces and stacking rings and so much more. And if you use code “stile20” at checkout, you get 20% off your shiny new pieces! Sounds like a sweet deal to me. I’ve loved the quality of everything I’ve worn so far so I can solidly say they’re great.

Disclaimer: I received this piece and two others for promotion.

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Necklace | ILYMIX (20% off with code stile20)
Ostrich Feather Top | T+J Designs (similar here and here)
Slacks | Forever 21
Shoes | Topshop, old

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Spring Thing

Fringe Sandals from Target | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Springtime means it’s time to break out the sandals and it’s finally acceptable to eat ice cream outside again without shivering your butt off! So that’s exactly what we did, venturing to George’s Ice Cream and Sweets in Andersonville! They have so many amazing flavors, including a few vegan friendly ones on rotation. Hands down, my favorite ice cream parlor in Chicago!

These sandals were perfect for our springy adventure as they’re an amazing color and offer some killer fringe detail. The best part? They’re from Target so they won’t break your budget! Details down below.

George's Ice Cream and Sweets | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fringe Sandals from Target | Stile.Foto.Cibo

George's Ice Cream and Sweets | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fringe Sandals from Target | Stile.Foto.Cibo

George's Ice Cream and Sweets | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fringe Sandals from Target | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fringe Sandals from Target | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fringe Sandals from Target | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sandals | Target
Necklace | Target
Jeans | Forever 21
Blazer | Forever 21 (very old)
T-Shirt | Forever 21

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Taking Care of Business

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s March! You know that that means. New mental health goal to work on.

Last month’s goal of moving more hasn’t been going quite as well as I’d hoped but I’m still definitely moving more than I used to. The 5 flights of stairs to get to my apartment is easier, I can run for longer with the dog, and I generally feel better. But Netflix and Chill is still my natural state on days off. Baby steps, right?

This month, I’m working on water. I haven’t been drinking enough water at all. As of late, it’s been coffee time until wine time. Lather, rinse, repeat. I have a Victoria’s Secret gigantic water bottle that holds something like 20 oz of water and my goal is to drink at least 1 1/2 of these each day. Water is necessary to existing and I truly think that drinking more of it and using it to flush my system and keep things fresh will help my overall mental state. We’ll see how this goes!

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chicago, IL | Stile.Foto.Cibo

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

B.P. Nordstrom top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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)

Stars & Minds

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Does anyone else have that deep connection with their living space that if it is cluttered, their mind is cluttered? I definitely do. My rule within our home is that I like to keep it “10 minutes from guest ready” which I definitely borrowed from Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Because if my space is cluttered more than, say, a load of laundry waiting to be put away or some dog toys on the rug, my focus completely disappears.

This weekend, we spent probably more time than necessary scrubbing everything. Cleaning up the clutter and scouring what’s underneath. And let me tell you, it felt so good. Waking up Monday morning to feeling mentally clean as well as having a clean space is probably the best way to Monday.

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Is this shot making anyone else giggle as much as me?

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Blouse | LOFT (on sale now!)
Trench Vest | Ann Taylor via Depop (similar)
Jeans | Forever 21
Booties | Forever 21, very old (similar)

Denim Uniform

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s STILL NYFW and I’m STILL not there. But I had so much fun dressing up in fashion week worthy looks. But sometimes, keeping comfy is significantly more important, which is what I was going for with this look.

I’ve fallen in love with boyfriend jeans. It took me forever to jump on that trend but now I’m so glad I did. These are super easy to dress up with some nice heels and a blazer or down with a chambray like this.

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

DSW hat | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Union Station, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chambray | GAP
Jeans | Forever 21
Booties | Forever 21
Hat | DSW
Necklace | t+j designs

Rising Up

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

So far, this year has been very good to me blogging-wise. So many awesome things have happened and are continuing to happen. A lot of it is stuff I can’t tel you about yet but I will say this much: Keep an eye on Stile.Foto.Cibo. It’s only going up from here.

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Topshop Choker | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

High Waisted Forever 21 Pants | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Pants | Forever 21
Tee Shirt | Forever 21
Blazer | Forever 21 (similar)
Coat | SheInside (similar)
Choker | Topshop
Shoes | Forever 21 (similar)

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Back to Basics

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, this is just fact. You make all these lofty goals and then you get overwhelmed by how insanely difficult they are and suddenly you stop everything you did and you’re back to where you started.

Inspired by this post on Chicagoist, I’m going back to basics for mine. “Get my mental health in order” is a HUGE resolution. Like, insanely scary whoa this is a big adventure and I really need to rethink this kind of huge. So I’m starting much smaller than that. Breaking it down into steps that I can actually manage. Taking things, such as really committing to making my bed every single morning, that will help on that path and making them habit before moving on to the next thing.

This shoot was a great reminder of going back to basics. A super basic white T from forever 21, my favorite jeans from Zara, a simple necklace and shoes, but a bold pop of color form the blazer. The outfit is simple, it’s easy, but it has a little something to it that’s eye catching.

Whatever your resolution this year, I hope it’s something you can manage. I hope you remember to go back to your basics with it.

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Metropolis Coffee Company | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

 

Blazer | Cupio via threadUP
Jeans | Zara TRF (similar)
Necklace | Accessory Mercado Wonka Bar Necklace
Watch | AIBI Watch
Flats | Steve Madden
Bag | NovelStyle, no longer available

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

NYE New Year’s Eve Glam | Outfit 2

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The second New Year’s Eve post! Going even more glam than the last outfit for this one. All rose gold sequins all the time. This is absolutely one of my favorite dresses. The color is just perfect!

Accessorized this outfit with my amazing AIBI watch because someone has to keep an eye on the countdown to midnight, right? And the rose gold detail on the watch matches the sequins in the dress just perfectly.

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

AIBI Watch and Purple Peridot Ear Cuffs | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

BCBGeneration Studded Shoes | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Dress | Similar
Shoes | BCBGeneration
Clutch | ALDO
Watch | AIBI Watch
Ear Cuffs | Purple Peridot (Similar) 

Have a very happy New Year, everybody! See you in 2016!

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine