The Most Comfortable Sneakers

A year ago you wouldn’t have caught me dead in shoes with a heel less than four inches. Seriously! As crazy as that sounds I literally wore wedges or heels everywhere I went. That’s because I’m pretty short. I’m 5’1″ (on a good day) and clothes just don’t look as good with flats on.. or so I thought. But last year I found these sneakers and they changed my life! Dramatic, I know, but so true!

These slide-ons are the most comfortable sneakers I’ve ever owned. The fabric is so soft and the design is simple but they still have an edgy vibe. I wear them pretty much every day because they’re the easiest sneakers to slip on and head out the door without thinking twice. Not to mention I get compliments every time I wear them. I love them so much that I just bought the taupe pair for spring (for reference I’m a size 6 and normally wear a size 6.5 so they run a bit big). The best part is you can dress them up (like I did here) or down, which is my fave way to wear them. They’re my go-to for travel (so easy to slip off for security checkpoints) and work so well with leggings! read more


Best White Jeans (That Are Not …

You know that feeling you get when you find a pair of jeans that hug your curves in all the right places? They slip right on, button without effort and slim and lift where needed? I promise you that feeling is not a myth because I get that feeling these jeans! They’re the best white jeans and guess what? You don’t have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions because they are not see through! Not to mention they’re super flattering and smoothing where needed.

The thing about white jeans is that they’re an essential in every wardrobe, especially for spring and summer. They can be scary and maybe a little intimidating but they can work in your favor. A good pair of white jeans can break your blue denim rut and add some sophistication to your lunch and dinner dates. Depending on how you style them they can be casual or office-friendly and when you pair them with nude heels or wedges, they can really elongate your legs which is a plus for shorties like me. read more

A Little About Me, Ilse

Hi beauty! I'm Ilse (ill-say)! Welcome to LiveLearnLuxeIt! A place where I share a medley of my loves - from fashion and beauty to lifestyle topics like marriage and #girlpower! My passion is to cultivate honest conversations between the women who are the doers and shakers of the world (or aspire to be!), and provide a source of inspiration for the modern woman.

I currently live in Connecticut with my husband of five years but have a special place in my heart for Arizona (my home state), where I graduated from ASU with a degree in Journalism.

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How to Dress for Spring When …

We’re smack dab in the middle of transitional weather and dressing for spring when it’s still cold outside is seriously one of the hardest things to do. It’s warm. It’s cold. You never really know what you’re going to get so today I thought I’d help you narrow down your clothing options without forgoing spring-vibes.

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Yellow Coat: Kenneth Cole, Similar HERE and HERE || White Sweater: New York & Co || Gray Jeans: Banana Republic || Heels: Joan & David, Similar HERE || Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Similar HERE read more


Friday Favorites 3.10.17

I’m starting a little bi-weekly series on the blog called Friday Favorites. A lot of times I find myself wanting to tell you guys about something I’ve been loving but it’s kinda random or I don’t really want to devote an entire post on it so this is where I’ll be sharing it! It’ll be like taking a peek inside my “medicine cabinet” aka my life lol.

When I rounded up all my faves for today I noticed a little theme – a wellness theme. Which makes sense since I’ve been focusing on getting my mind and body right (I talk more about weight lose here and how to be successful here). For lent I gave up wine and spending excessive amounts of time on social media. And guess what? I’ve been LOVING it! It’s like I’m cleansing myself from toxins in more ways than one. I think I’ll def be writing a post on this soon but to get back to the point, my favorites for the last couple of weeks are a little bit of skincare and lots of goodies that have been helping me zen out when I need it. read more


Paris is Always a Good Idea

It’s official, the hubs and I are headed to Paris! This weekend we finalized our travel plans for the rest of the year (I hinted about it on Instagram) and booked our flights to Europe and Spain. After all, Paris is always a good idea right? I think so too 😉 We’ll be celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary and counting it as the honeymoon we really never had so this trip has been a long time coming! I’ve already gone Pinterest-crazy, reading every travel guide I come across and pinning restaurant lists and travel tips. Not to mention my favorite bloggers have been spamming my Insta feed with gorgeous Paris photos for #PFW (Paris Fashion Week) so the wanderlust is in full effect. read more