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Lifestyle

National Coming Out Day: A Guide for Allies and Queers Alike

Coming Out is Hard I shared my own coming out story last year for National Coming Out Day. And as someone who is out as part of my blogging life, that’s a relatively easy story for me to share. But for others, it can be really really hard or even unsafe to come out. So this year, I’ve crafted a guide with the help of my queer fam to help you if you’re coming out, or if someone chooses to come out to you. At the end of the ...
Style, Travel

NYFW Lookbook and Recap

I can’t believe it’s already been a whole month since New York Fashion Week! True to form, it’s taken me forever to finally sit down and write my travel post, but here we are. This time, though, it’s 100% been because of my rebrand! Stay tuned, I’ll be telling you all about that very very soon in great detail. Right now, we’ve gotta focus on fashion week!  Day 1 Attending the Dapper Q Dress Code show was ...
Style

NYFW Trends that You can try Right Now!

After New York Fashion Week, everyone’s always recapping their experiences and sharing how excited they are for trends come that season. But there are NYFW Trends you can try right now, no need to wait! Here’s some of my favorites (and least favorites) for everyone.  Suits for all! From the Dapper Q show to Nonie, there are so many options for suits and all the pieces that go with them. From amazing button-downs all the way to ...
Style

Comfortable Booties for Fall with JBU by Jambu

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You’re welcome for that ear worm on a Thursday morning. But really! I’m so thrilled! The first day of fall in Chicago behaved as such. It was absolutely beautiful! And that’s when we took these photos. Through some pet-caused sleep deprivation you might not necessarily be able to see the sheer happiness but it’s there. I’m celebrating the best season of the year with my faves, Jambu! Their JBU line ...
Lifestyle

Wife Life | Bisexual Visibility Day

Hey y’all! It’s Ari, back with another Wife Life takeover for Bisexual Visibility Day! I’ve talked before about identifying as bisexual/queer, and this day is really important to me. Why, you ask? I’m so glad.  For me, bisexual visibility is about combating stereotypes. For many years, I stayed in the closet despite crushes on different genders, and dated only men because it was easier. In that time, I had two serious ...
Style

My Experience with Rent the Runway and the Most Embarrassing Night of my LIFE!

Queer femme style blogger Dannie Levine of Fashionably Femme shares her story: Rent the Runway and the most embarrassing night of my life.
Lifestyle

Chicago House Speaker Series Coming Soon!

I teased about an interview about the Chicago House Speaker Series in yesterday’s Fashionably Femme post with Janessa. We sat down to talk about Chicago House as an organization, the event, and the process of selecting speakers, and more. I can’t wait for you to learn about this AMAZING organization and equally amazing speaker series. Read on! Stile.Foto.Cibo: Tell me about Chicago house. Its mission, past work, future plans, ...
Fashionably Femme

Fashinably Femme, Janessa | Southern Style meets Chicago

WELCOME!  Welcome to Fashionably Femme. Fashionably Femme is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBTQIA community. These rocking folks are activists, educators, bosses, parents, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Join me as we explore femme as so much more than a label but truly a way of life. I met Janessa through an awesome collaboration with Chicago House. Stay tuned for her interview about their ...
Lifestyle

Rational Creatures – Jane Austen meets YouTube in a Queer Adaptation of Persuasion

I’ve got a really exciting project to share with you today! And a little call to action to help make it happen. Are you into web series projects? Do you love woman-powered projects? Do you love when classic works of literature are given a queer spin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’ve got an awesome project for you! Rational Creatures is a modernized web series inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The ...
Beauty, Style

5 Items You Need to Beat the End of Summer Heat

Despite the fact that school has started for some, it’s supremely hot in Chicago. And, as is no secret, I hate the heat. Give me 30 degrees Fahrenheit and snowy any day over this. But, as with all seasons, we need to endure the summer heat to get to the good stuff of fall and winter. So while I’m waiting to wear my favorite cozy sweaters (keep an eye out for a post with those coming soon!), here are some of the top products ...