What’s In My Bag, Spring 2016

YesStyle.com Quilted Bag | Stile.Foto.Cibo

 

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and I’ve made the switch to this amazing quilted bag from YesStyle.com that totally looks like a Chanel bag but came at 1/100th of the price! So I figured it was high time to do a “What’s in my bag” post for you guys to get a peek into what this blogger carries around on the everyday.

YesStyle.com Quilted Bag | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Kate Spade Wallet | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Kate Spade Wallet

I’m obsessed with this wallet. Sarah gave it as a Christmas gift, saying it was time for me to upgrade from the Vera Bradley number that held everything including my cell phone since freshman year of college. So maybe it was a bit tattered and falling apart. But it still worked!

Point being, this guy is amazing. Gorgeous, simple, Kate Spade, and everything I could need in a wallet. There’s even a double zip pocket so I can keep change in one side and business cards in the other. What’s not to love?!

Business Cards | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Business Cards

And speaking of business cards, I carry these everywhere. I have a small stash in every single bag and wallet I carry so that I’m never without them. Obviously my blog business cards go everywhere with me. But so do the ones for the photo business Sarah and I just launched. That way, no matter the occasion, I’m locked and loaded to network my butt off!

Firmoo Sunglasses | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Firmoo Prescription Sunglasses

I’ve discovered the miracle that is prescription sunglasses and I’m never going back! Sunglasses aren’t a thing I have been using simply because my vision is so awful that my options were seeing or sunglasses. And then I discovered Firmoo and it’s wonderful. I can see and block the sun at the same time. Which sounds like such a basic concept but seriously, it’s been revolutionary. So I always have these babies on me and have been wearing them at every possible opportunity. It’s been wonderful. And look at how adorable the case is?! I’m obsessed.

YesStyle.com Quilted Bag | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I know, that doesn’t seem like a lot in a bag. There’s other stuff but it’s basic stuff like chapstick and the card I buzz in to work with. But that stuff’s boring. So this is the fun stuff! And I was just dying for an excuse to share this amazing bag with you all.

What fun stuff do you keep in your bag? Share in the comments!

YesStyle.com Quilted Bag | Stile.Foto.Cibo

YesStyle.com Quilted Bag | Stile.Foto.Cibo

YesStyle.com Quilted Bag | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Bag | YesStyle.com
Wallet | Kate Spade
Sunglasses | Firmoo Optical
Business Cards | Vista Print

NYE New Year’s Eve Glam | Outfit 1

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

New Year’s Eve is my absolute favorite time to get glammed up for a night out. Even if it’s just going to a party at a friend’s place, I love an excuse to wear sequins and bright red lipstick.

This dress was actually a hand-me-down from a friend but I’m linking some of my favorite sequin stripes down below. Enjoy the scroll!

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

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

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

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

New Year's Eve Accessories | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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

I have a rule of avoiding driving at all costs on NYE so I only go to places where I can walk or take public transit. This outfit is perfect for walking. Those are fleece lined leggings keeping me nice and toasty!

Check back on Thursday for my second NYE look!

Dress | My favorite striped sequin dresses here, here, and here
Booties | Forever 21, old
Leggings | Walgreens
Earrings | Kate Spade (similar)
Clutch | ALDO
Bangles | Alex & Ani

Photography by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Gift Guide for Her Part 1

Stile.Foto.Cibo presents a set of holiday gift guides in collaboration with Fashion Photography by Sarah Levine. Four installments: For Her (part 1), For Her (part 2), For Home, and For Fur. Everything in the guide is under $50 and guaranteed to get great smiles.

For Her, Part 1

Gift Guide for Her by Stile.Foto.Cibo

For the feminine lady in your life, a selection of gifts to help her feel at her prettiest, snuggliest, and overall best.

  1. Pop the Champagne graphic T by t+j Designs – This glamorous shirt will keep her in the bubbly spirit all day long. A locak Chicago brand, t+j Designs
  2. Light on Your Lips Lipstick by Julep in Last Call  – This lipstick is amazing. Bright and colorful, perfect for any occasion!
  3. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso – A book to keep her motivated to continue being the boss she is.
  4. Breakfast Blend Tea in Tin by Fortnum and Mason – Curl up with hot tea and your lady under a blanket to keep the winter chill away.
  5. Glamorous Skater with Turtleneck Dress by ASOS – A little pretty for holiday parties
  6. Gold Dot 17 Month Planner by Kate Spade –  Every lady needs to keep herself organized. With this planner, she can keep your dates written down in style.
  7. Original Tall Cable Knit Welly Socks by Hunter – Keep her feet warm, snuggly, and dry all winter long with these ultra soft and extremely comfortable boot socks that will fit perfectly inside her Hunter boots!

Check back later today for the second installment in the gift guide series!

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sunday may have dawned grey and gloomy but with the promise of champagne, beautiful tables, and even more beautiful bridal gowns, my thoughts were sunny and excited. The Afternoon of Bridal Luxury is an annual bridal walk around the shops near the Mag Mile here in Chicago that touches on bakeries, dresses, venues, tablescapes. You’re handed a map and a bag and a mimosa and sent on your way.

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The walk included places like Kate Spade, Vera Wang, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, and more. As you walked from shop to shop, you went inside and looked around. Some places had presentations, others gift bags, others yet had bakeries set up with tables inside full of samples (I ate so many macarons, I don’t think I’ll ever move again).

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Upon leaving each boutique, you got a stamp on your map card. When you filled the card, you got to go to the Waldorf Astoria ballroom and pick up a swag bag filled with promos and other goodies from participating vendors.

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I loved the day! Had so much fun running around town with one of my bridesmaids, learning lots and even finding a dress that made me swoon. So now I have some fuel for when I go actual dress shopping.

n Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Enjoy a few more snaps from the day below!

n Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Kate Spade earring swag. Loving these beauties.

n Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Tablescape at Spiaggia Private Events

n Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein dress, a Marshall’s find.

n Afternoon of Bridal Luxury | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Alli’s look of the day! Forever 21 dress.