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 

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!

360 Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo360 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

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

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

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

Sleepless in Chicago

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s been so so cold here lately! I legit celebrated yesterday that it was above 20 degrees F! Cold means bundling up and, more often than not, staying inside and making up excuses to never leave home ever again.

Add to the cold, I haven’t been sleeping well at all. 3:30 and I have become way more familiar with each other than I would like. I feel like a zombie. Coffee has been being consumed by the gallon over here. The other day, I slept all the way until 5:30 and was so excited that I’d slept so long I couldn’t make myself fall back asleep at all! Oops. At least there’s warm puppies and heated blankets to make the wee hours of the morning a little less bearable, right?

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

SheIn Coat, NovelStyle Bag, Leopard and Latte Scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Coat | SheIn (similar) (similar)
Scarf | Leopard & Latte (Similar)
Bag | NovelStyle, no longer available
Loafers | Gap
Top | BP @ Nordstrom