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Style

Maxi-mizing Summer

I absolutely adore wearing maxi dresses all year round but my favorite time of year for them might be the end of summer. When there’s that little bit of chill in the air so you want to have a little more coverage but you don’t want to let go of summer. You want to have fun with how you look. And you’re kind of over all the summer looks but not ready for fall layers yet so you want just one piece of clothing. Everything. ...
Style

Reusing a Bridesmaid Dress

Always a bridesmaid and never a bride? That’s alright. I have some awesome tips to wear that old bridesmaid dress again! Hem it! Was it a floor length gown? Hem that baby to a length you like and wear it out. Another wedding! Yep, wear your bridesmaid dress to another wedding. Just make sure you’re not wearing a dress that’s similar to one of the wedding colors you’re attending. Dye it! Yep, you read that right. Dye ...
Food

Fountainhead, Ravenswood

Oh do I love a good rooftop dining experience, especially in Chicago during the summer. It might be my favorite way to experience Chicago summers, actually. Good food, great weather and views, cool drinks, good company. It’s such a relaxed way to unwind. So when my cousin came in to visit, I had to wow her with a dining experience like no other. We headed to Fountainhead, a German-inspired restaurant in Ravenswood with a killer rooftop ...
Beauty

Curls and Color with Hair Loft West Loop

It’s been a good long while since I did anything new with my hair, and that includes cuts! I tend to neglect my hair between sessions in a salon and the result is usually lots of dead and split ends, sad curls, and just an unhappy time for everyone. My experience with HAIR LOFT West Loop, however, was phenomenal! I worked with Christian on recommendation of the owner, Ben, and couldn’t be more pleased to report that he did an ...
Lifestyle, Stile.Foto.HOME

Lately

It’s been a while since I just rambled on about life on here. If that’s not the kind of post you’re looking for, click away because I’m about to talk (write?) your ear off for a bit. If you’re down, pour a cuppa and get cozy. We’re about to have a little chat. Mental Health I spent the better part of the first few months this year focusing REALLY HARD on my mental health and was trying to be pretty honest ...
Lifestyle

Rideshare, the all-too-real Web Series

You’re a stranger, so who are you going to tell? We’ve all got amusing stories of city life from weird encounters with drunk folks, to that particularly terrifying late night train ride, to experiences with ride share services like Lyft and Uber. They’re all worth a laugh after the fact but, during the moment, can cause a whole different range of emotions. RideShare follows the stories of one driver and the eclectic ...
Beauty

Self Care with Hair Lab @ Hair Loft

Taking time to care for oneself is so so important and definitely a thing we don’t do nearly enough. But it might not be for time, it might be for lack of inspiration in self care. We think of these activities as being things like baths, massages, or other kinds of relaxation-based activities. But what if self care was doing other things for yourself like taking the time to learn how to do your hair really nicely? Taking the time to ...
Style

Swimsuit Summer Style

Words cannot accurately describe how much I absolutely love this bikini. It’s gorgeous, it’s unique, it actually makes me feel confident in something that isn’t boy shorts, and it makes me look more tan than I actually am. Basically, it hits on all the important points and I’m OBSESSED. It’s certainly going to make for some interesting tan lines on our honeymoon this October but I don’t even care. I feel ...
Style

Summer Style in a Wrap Skirt & Statement Earrings

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% ...
Lifestyle, Style

Firmoo Sunglasses

One question I get all the time is “Have you tried contacts?” or some variant of that. Admittedly, I ask for it. I constantly complain about my glasses for one reason or another. Be it sun blinding me, nose pads irritating me, or any other myriad of issues, that always seems to be the solution. Get contacts. Unfortunately, my allergies cause some serious itchy eye and contacts would NOT get along with that at all. Firmoo Optical ...