MY STYLE FILE: THAT RETRO FEELING

Thursday, April 13, 2017
If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen a few glimpses of a shoot I did a week ago with E.L. Photography featuring this stunning ASOS Curve floral tea dress. You may also already be able to tell, but I'm a tiny bit obsessed with how all of this turned out. I keep looking through all the photos and can't believe that the person in the photographs, is me. I've never felt so beautiful before, like truly beautiful and glamorous, even before the flash went off. Being a vain person is not in my mentality, but I had to say, "hot damn, Lisa!" after I saw this whole retro look put together. Wearing this dress definitely makes me feel like I've stepped into another era, and with the backdrop of the Union Depot - it all turned out exactly how I imagined this My Style File to be.

There was also a need to have the best accessories with this retro-inspired dress, and I luckily didn't have to look very far. My lovely sister had just recently purchased my birthday present - which was a new Kate Spade handbag - that matched perfectly with a pair of Wayfarer sunglasses from Forever 21 + black block heels from Torrid! In the end, everything came together perfectly and this was just the perfect excuse to dress up. I can't wait to wear it again this spring and summer!
What's been one thing that's made you feel fabulous lately? A piece of jewelry? A haircut? Or what about like me - with a particular garment?
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10 BEAUTY MUST-HAVES FOR SPRING 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017
A new scent. A highlighter palette made to shine. A hydrating oil to get you through the day. These all add up to the best way to update your beauty routine for spring! This season is the perfect time to hit the refresh button on what type of products you're going to be using in warmer weather. For me, I'm looking for products that will give me a dewy look, be long-lasting and most of all - hide the redness that creeps up and give me a natural complexion. I've already added a few items to my daily routine (can we talk about the NYX Cosmetics 'Love Contours All' palette or the Tocca perfume in 'Stella'?!) but there's always room for more! See below for ten beauty must-have products that made my list this year, and let me know what made yours. 
1. Quench Lip Rescue ($19)
2. Glow Kit - Moon Child ($40)
3. Hydrating Oil ($24)
4. Chloe Roses De Chloe Eau de Toilette ($95)
5. Bunny Eye Brush Set ($57)
6. Beauty Amplifier Set and Refresh Spray ($16)
7. Chocolate Brow-nie Brow Pencil ($23)
8. Dior Addict Lacquer Stick ($35)
9. Limited-Edition Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara ($23)
10. GALifornia pink blush ($29)
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SPRING 2017 TREND: A LITTLE PEP IN YOUR STEP

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
It's spring, baby! Finally. The weather hasn't caught up yet, but I have to say this winter wasn't too horrible, and I'm hoping that no unexpected snowstorms pop up in the next couple weeks. We've got the sun shining here in Minnesota, so it's got me inspired to get ready for all the things spring has to offer. The trends for this season are really lovely - blush/pink tones, Greenery being the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, embroidered floral frocks, bomber jackets and vivid colors + fabrics to brighten up your shoes. All of that being said, I obviously have to start with the colorful shoe trend this year. I have to be honest - shoes are one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures, and I'm really excited that there are so many unique shoe trends this season. Color is BIG for footwear this season, and they will be the perfect way to transition into warmer weather. Here are a few sandals, booties and flats that are catching my eye for spring. Who's ready to step into spring with me?!
1. The Boardwalk Lace-Up Sandal ($65)
2. The Kaia Ankle-Wrap Sandal ($110)
3. ASOS LINK UP Mule Ballet Flats ($34)
4. RIFLE PAPER Co. Triple Decker Slip-On (Sold Out, restock in June)
5. Women's Michaela Velvet Ankle Tie Block Heels ($38)
6. COLORFUL ($80)
7. Lilli Heel ($105)
8. Tahari Doe Tie Back Midi Heel Sandals ($89)
9. EYRICA ($69)
10. Daya by Zendaya ($62)
11. Ruby Embroidered Sandals ($79)
12. Tie-front flats in berry print ($148)
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FRIDAY FANCY: TO GO GREEN ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Friday, March 17, 2017
March 17th is finally here! Yes, one of my favorite holidays of the year is upon us and I'm getting ready to celebrate. I've been a bit behind on doing so - I usually dedicate this entire week to preparing for the big day, but I've been a bit of a slacker this year. That being said, I had to at least post something that honors the day and I figured I'd share some ideas on how to go green for St. Patrick's Day! If you're in the need of finding someway to incorporate the color into your outfit, or just the day in general, here are five ideas to get you started!

1. Avoid getting pinched - This is by far the easiest way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and a must for anyone who is Irish or just loves the color green. You don't want to get pinched, right? Find anything, literally anything, that is green and wear it! For example, this cashmere scarf would be a lovely subtle accessory to your outfit.
2. Get crafty - If you're looking for a little D.I.Y. this year - look no further than your own supply drawer or craft table. From cake toppers, streamers or even clover crowns, you'll be sure to find something fun to put together on the 17th.
3. Find a recipe - Anybody remember the cupcakes I made last year?! You will have no trouble finding a similar recipe - like green popcorn or another version of a green cupcake!
4. Get your nails done - Make your nails pop with a hint of green! There's no need to go overboard, so keep it classic and clean like @camizzle did on Instagram.
5. Drink up - If you don't drink on St. Paddy's Day, are you really celebrating properly? From green beer, Jell-o shots or even green + gold margaritas, there is no shortage of any alcohol-related drinks to choose from.

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