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Manic Monday: Have a Sparkling Memorial Day

I’d like to consider this Manic Monday the unofficial start of summer. It’s the weekend to kick off your shoes, fire up the grill and enjoy a little time loved ones. This week, I’ve got a quote that’s all about happy days off and the magic of summer. Remember: great days like this should leave “your eyes sparkling.”

Enjoy your extra-long weekend and take a minute to remember the men and women who served our country. Happy Memorial Day!

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Must-Haves for Classic Weddings

It’s almost June, and we all know that means wedding season is upon us! I love this exciting time of year – a pal of mine tied the knot just last weekend and I’m up next in a few short weeks. The time is flying by, and that means picking up the perfect finishing touches for the big day.

Today I’ll show you a few favorites perfect for the classic bride. I’m sure you all know her: she’s perfectly put together, accessorizes with the perfect handbag and strand of pearls, and is planning a gorgeous pastel wedding. Check out these picks for the classically inclined bride-to-be.classic_weddings_01

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8 Essential for a Welcoming Guest Bedroom

Good weather is officially here, and with that comes more visits from family & friends–if you are on the hosting side, opening up your home to guests can feel intimidating. Follow these tips and insider tricks & you’ll be ready to host in no time!

Your guest’s comfort and independence is critical for a successful overnight stay, so we rounded up a list of 8 essentials to make your guest room or space feel inviting, and make sure everything your house guest needs is at their fingertips!

1. Plenty of Pillows and Linens

Take the guess work out of pillows and offer a variety of options for your guest. Providing firm & soft options, along with fun throw pillows will give your guest the option of what they want to rest their tired head on. With changing weather, various bedding options are also important; a quilt with crisp clean sheets will be welcomed by any house guest!

A splash of pattern and color goes a long way on a bed & welcomes guests with open arms. Be open to mixing and matching patterns for the space as well!

// Living Quarters New Haven Quilt // Decorative Pillows // Sheet Sets //

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2. WiFi Password Printable

Instead of having your guest sheepishly ask you for your WiFi password, showcase it in a fun & lighthearted way. This is the ultimate way to capture your guest’s heart and make them feel at home–trust us :)

We put together a fun WiFi Password Printable you can personalize by typing your password and/or network name in the space provided. Sized to fit a 5″ x 7″ frame, it will be easy to display your little DIY project with pride!

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New Obsession: Watercolor Maxi Dress

21(1)Meet the darling Eliza J watercolor maxi dress that is the solution to all of your summer occasions. Bridal shower: check. Graduation: check. Girl’s Weekend: check. Date night: check. Wedding: check.

It’s the dress equivalent of a hollywood meet-cute. The plot in this case goes something like – stunning watercolor print meets fabulous halter neckline and suddenly everything in the world is magically aligned. Okay, maybe we’ve been watching too many rom coms, but seriously the dress is pretty stinking cute.

As we were shooting photos at the Milwaukee Public Market, we fielded a barrage of inqiuries – “Who makes that dress?” (Our answer: Eliza J) “Where can I get it?” (Our answer: Bon-Ton, of course!) “Is it as comfortable as it looks?” (Our answer: A resounding – YES!)

The all-over printed maxi speaks for itself and requires minimal accessories. Darcy chose to pair it simply with a coral Nine West bracelet… and a cupcake, because why not?!

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2015 Summer Sandal Report

It’s sandal season! That means weekly pedicures — and enough shoe options for your feet to reinvent themselves every day of the week. So, which styles are ruling for summer 2015? Let’s take a look at a few of my faves. 2015 Summer Sandal Report

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For those of you who avoid the perils of high heels, this is your lucky season. Flat sandals are the go-to for both everyday wear and those endless summer nights. Go sporty with metallic details, sexy with strappy lace-ups or sophisticated in neutrals of camel, white or black. Pair them with your favorite romper or casual cutoffs for effortless style.

MICHAEL Michael Kors® “Berkley Flat” Sandals // Dolce Vita® “Okena” Gladiator Sandals // Vince Camuto® “Malda” Casual Sandals

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Ask Florida: Is Primer Necessary?

Dear Florida,

I’m starting to see make-up primers popping up everywhere. Are they really necessary?

-Charlotte

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Charlotte,

Creating a flawless face starts with preparation. And preparation starts, in this case, with the base. You’ll be amazed how primers can make a world of difference in your overall makeup application by creating the perfect base for makeup.

Primers can also correct facial discoloration, cover up redness, illuminate a dull complexion and act, as a color corrector.

Here are a few important characteristics of primers:

  1. Foundation glides over the primer to help create a smooth, even canvas.
  2. Primers help foundation stay true to its color.
  3. Primers can lock in moisture to help hydrate skin and prevent water loss.
  4. Primers control oil and reduce shine, leaving skin smooth, even and flawless.

Choose the right primer for a seamless makeup application

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The Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress We Adore

Floral-Chiffon-Maxi-DressEvery girl needs a dress in their closet that can easily be dressed up for special occasions and dressed down for everyday style. This stunning floral chiffon maxi dress does just that.

Today, we followed Ashley around at one of our favorite coffee joints in Milwaukee – Anodyne Coffee. We ate a giant cinnamon roll and sipped honey lattes – it was wonderful. When I asked Ashley what her idea of the perfect dress was, she said “comfortable and flowy with a pop of color.” This blousy spring maxi is all of those things and more. With a gorgeous oversized floral print and flowy chiffon fabric it’s every girl’s summer dream dress.

She paired it with a classic black Calvin Klein satchel, a pair of strappy MIA sandals and a floral statement necklace by Relativity.

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Manic Monday: “Mothers” by Princess Diana

Happy Manic Monday. I hope you all had a chance to celebrate – or be celebrated – this weekend. Why don’t we continue with some Mother’s Day love for one more day with a quote from Princess Diana. She once said that a mother’s arms are most comforting of all, and isn’t that the truth. After a hard day or an unexpected turn of events, I think we all appreciate a hug from our moms. To all you mothers out there, this might be your greatest super power.

So a very happy Mother’s Day to all you #LoveStyle ladies out there. Give your mom an extra hug, and if you haven’t yet, treat her to something special.

Mothers quote by Princess Diana

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7 Must Have Colorful Flats for Spring

As the temperatures slowly rise, we can’t help but notice a little spring in our step! These MICHAEL Michael Kors “Fulton” flats may have something to do with it too–we love the classic look they offer, from the shining metallic logo on the toe, to the spectrum of colors to pick from. We want one color for every day of the week! We’ve got you covered from Monday at the office, to Sunday at farmer’s market with the family. You’re sure to be stylish and comfy!

With a cushioned foot bed, water-resistant leather & tons of sizes to choose from, we think these might just be your next pair of must-have flats. What color is calling your name? Shop our MICHAEL Michael Kors “Fulton” Flats and the latest arrivals from MICHAEL Michael Kors!

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