Fall Back with AIBI Watch

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ask any stage manager what their most useful tool is and they will all tell you something different. For me, I can’t do anything without a watch. So much of what I do relies on time from keeping time in rehearsals to timing a performance to making sure actors show up on time. So having a good watch is vital to being able to perform my job adequately.

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

But watches need to be more than functional for a fashionista like me. I need something that looks good, too! That’s where AIBI Watch comes in. They approached me about reviewing their watches and I couldn’t resist. Their whole collection is so beautiful!

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Unfortunately, I have extremely tiny wrists. So while I enjoy a good metallic band on a watch, they absolutely never fit. I went with this leather banded watch and couldn’t be happier! It fits just perfectly and with the adjustable band, I know I have a good solid fit that won’t slip off at work.

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been using the watch for a few weeks now. It has survived work with children, walks with Zoe, and even international travel (posts on that trip coming soon)! It has withstood rather a lot in the time I’ve been using it and isn’t showing any wear at all.

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

But most importantly, it keeps time wonderfully. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have bought watches in the past that didn’t stay on time! I would check my watch and it would be any number of minutes behind. It was truly awful. Obviously, those watches weren’t good quality. But these are.

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The rose gold and rhinestone detail in this specific watch is exactly fitting to my style. A little bit of shimmer and bling without overdoing it. I can wear this watch with truly any outfit and for any occasion — including a wedding!

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I highly recommend giving AIBI Watch a try. Their watches are truly wonderful.

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

We took these photos on an amazing day in Chicago. Early November is never this beautiful. Just chilly enough that both Zoe and I needed sweaters but warm enough that we didn’t want to go inside!

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

There are so so many photos from this shoot. I just have to share them all with you! Enjoy the scroll and enjoy the last of fall!

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Back with AIBI Watch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Watch | Julia Engel Miami Rose Golden Black by AIBI Watch
Scarf | Brina Box
Boots | Hunter via Nordstrom
Jeans | old
Sweater | Forever 21, old
Lips | Truffle Lip Crayon by Bite Beauty
Dog Sweater | Pup Crew Red Cable

Photos by Sarah Levine Fashion Photography

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Nights Out with a Trench Dress

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I love getting all dolled up for a night out. It hasn’t been able to happen in a while what with work and everything but once in a while, the stars align perfectly and date night can happen.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

This trench vest has become my absolute favorite fall staple. It’s an older piece from Ann Taylor, purchases through Depop, an awesome app where you can buy and sell clothing and more right from your phone! 

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I featured this bag in my last post but I want to tell you more about it now. When I went to Simply Stylist this past July, I met a ton of amazing people. Among them was Ileana, a blogger and entrepreneur who, at the time, was about to launch her own boutique, NovelStyle. Since then, the boutique has launched. And let me tell you. This stuff is amazing! I’m seriously in love with everything on her site, especially this, this, and this. Go check it out! And use code “stile10” at checkout for 10% off and free shipping.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anyone who has ever met me knows I’m OBSESSED with the Rockstud. And now BCBGeneration has released a similar shoe that’s much more in my budget. And let me tell you. These shoes are COMFY. There’s a little bit of memory foam hiding in there to give your feet some extra cushion for long walks on date night. I’m in love.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

And finally, let me tell you about this new lip color.

I’ve wanted to try something dark and bold for a while now but have always been absolutely terrified. So I went to Sephora and asked for help. They helped me pick a shade that would go well with my skin and hair colors and then helped give me tips on application. I’m always awful applying anything darker than clear lip gloss so I hang onto any tips I can get!

This shade is called truffle by BITE Beauty. It’s wonderful. It’s this deep plum looking color that really pops and will work throughout the upcoming cold season. A little something to make the impending chill less… well, chilly.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

And, of course, photos by the wonderful Sarah Levine. Reach out to her to learn how you can get a FREE photoshoot!

Trench Wrap Dress | Ann Taylor (similar) (similar)
Studded Heels | BCBGeneration via DSW
Bag | NovelStyle (don’t forget, code “stile10” for 10% off and free shipping!)
Striped Top | BP. Clothing via Nordstrom
Lips | Truffle Matte Creme Lip Crayon by BITE Beauty via Sephora

Beauty Review: Sonia Kashuk Holiday Limited Edition 10 pc Brush Set

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All this make-up acquiring and learning is great and all but without some decent brushes, I’m not going to get anywhere! I found these via a post on Instagram, checked out some other reviews, and decided it was worth the plunge to give what seemed like a pretty good quality, inexpensive brush set a go.

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Straight out of the box, I am impressed. These brushes are stunningly beautiful. And soft! All of the brushes feel great with a dry run on my skin. The handles feel comfortable in my hand, they’re neither too long nor too short. Really great. My only initial complaint is that the powder brush and multi-purpose brushes shifted in shipping and caused a weird dent in some of the bristles. After just brushing them over some fabric, though, they popped right back to their original shape.

Not to harp on looks too much but these are so pretty I am storing them in a jar on my desk on display. Because they’re just that nice.

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So let’s get to application!

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First up is the flat top multi-purpose brush with my Sephora Skin Perfect CC cream in “fair.” The application of this is wonderful. It goes on beautifully. With this brush, I need to use half of what I used to! Extra points for extending the longevity of my make-up.

Some of the reviews of these brushes commented that the brushes shed everywhere. This is the only one I’ve noticed any shedding with and it’s only 1 or 2 bits per application. So I’m saying it’s not that much of an issue.

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Next I’m pairing the domed powder brush with em cosmetics shadow play artistic cheek color palette in “coral temptations.”

I love using this brush to apply bronzer and blush. It goes on magnificently. I don’t feel like I need to keep going back to the palette for more product, which is nice. The cheapy brush I was using previously just held onto the product, didn’t apply it. So I had to keep using more and more. This doesn’t hold onto the product at all! Wonderful.

Zoe says "hey, Ma, whatcha doing?!"

Zoe says “hey, Ma, whatcha doing?!”

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Time for eyes. I used 4 different brushes for this: blending brush, angled crease brush, domes pencil brush, and eye liner brush with the Naked palette. The combo of brushes is great. It picks up the pigment in the palette wonderfully! I would argue better than the brush that came with the palette.

Overall, these brushes are great. Because the flat top multi-purpose brush does shed a bit, like several reviews have said, I’m going to take away one point. But other than that, I am pleased with everything! Looks, application, etc. They’re great!

Here’s a link to them! 

Do you have a favorite brush set? Have you used these? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!