Summer Style in a Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

A good outfit that works for the office and for going out is like a Holy Grail that I work so hard to find. So when this skirt was on sale at J.Crew Factory for damn near 50% off and I got these earrings in from ILYMIX, I knew I was set. This look is perfect to wear to work and then take straight out to drinks with friends!

The earrings might be my favorite part, too. Remember those posts back in Feb & March about ILYMIX and getting 20% off your order? That code still works. So go to http://www.ilymix.com and use code “stile20” at checkout and you get 20% off! I can solidly say, having a ton of their stuff, that it’s all wonderful!

I’m also just obsessed with this skirt right now. It’s a faux wrap skirt, so I don’t actually have to wrap it. It zips up the back! But the knot detail on the side and the whole pattern is just stunning. I love it so much!

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style: Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Skirt | J.Crew Factory
Earrings | c/o ILYMIX (Use code “stile20” to get 20% off your order!)
Chambray | GAP
Flats | Steve Madden

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

Stile.Foto.Cibo

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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Way Up High with 360 Chicago

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

This past Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a preview of 360 Chicago’s new Sunset Series (formerly the John Hancock Observatory). It was a wonderful evening filled with amazing people, stunning views, great drinks, and some TILT!-ilating excitement!

First we got to explore the new exhibition before going up to the observation area. This exhibit talks about Chicago’s amazingly rich history by focusing on all of its many wonderful neighborhoods. From Lakeview to Pilsen and everything in between, the exhibit paints a stunning picture of everything it means to be a Chicagoan.

http://www.360chicago.com/tilt/

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

BOOP!

We were then whisked up in an elevator to the 94th floor to where the party awaited us!

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Exciting drink specials to get you a little liquid courage before going on the Tilt experience. Munchies, beer, wine, GORGEOUS views of this amazing city, and so many great people! Photographers, bloggers, and a whole mix of other folks made this evening a grand one.

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

“Hang on, I need an Insta!”

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

After some libations, we found a few friends! Rachel (Wayfaring Rachel), Amber (Style Plus Curves), and Toya (The Fat Girl of Fashion) are fellow bloggers and just the most amazing ladies! We shared a drink and a chat and then decided it was time to go try this Tilt thing.

So, Tilt is Chicago’s highest moving attraction. You step onto a platform and hold onto the bars and the whole little box tips forward laying you out to see the city below you. Unprecedented views of the Magnificent Mile and other unique Chicago sites await those who are brave enough to try. Sarah decided to photograph the experience for us (How sweet!) and sit back while we tilted.

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I think it’s safe to say there were shrieks, of both fear and excitement, across the board. And those lovely little platform spots made for some super great silhouette shots! (category: s#*% bloggers do)

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Amber and I both last minute decided to hop on again.

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

“She looks like she’s going to take flight!”

And then we made our way back to the main part of the deck to continue our exploring.

They have these wonderful little touch screen televisions around the windows that let you zoom in and out on a snapshot of the view you’re currently looking at. You can tap different locations and learn more about each building or the companies that occupy the buildings. Rachel and I had a good time learning about the view over the Loop.

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

With a pause for a photo, of course!

The whole evening was just so much fun. Amazing people, drinks, views, and everything.

The Sunset Series will occur on three evenings out of the week this summer. Mondays are photo nights, Tuesdays will have a guide in the sky with you from Chicago Architecture Foundation to tell you about the buildings and design you’re looking at, and Thursdays you’ll toast the sunset while DJs provide their best mixes for you. Each event unique to 360 Chicago and amazing in their own rights.

And big news for residents of the 606! Admission to 360 Chicago is officially half price with your Chicago zipcode. That’s just $10 for adults for these amazing views. Make sure you visit soon!

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360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cape Blazer | SheIn (similar)
Necklace | ILYMIX (20% off with code stile20)
Jeans | Forever 21
Heels | Target

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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