I’m so happy you’re here!
My name is Ilse (ill-say) McDonnell, and I’m the girl behind LIVELEARNLUXEIT! I’m a style and beauty writer here to share a medley of my loves – from attainable fashion and beauty must-haves to lifestyle topics like personal growth and #girlpower! My passion is to cultivate honest, real conversations and provide a source of inspiration for the modern woman.
I graduated with a degree in journalism and began my blogging journey after moving to Connecticut from Arizona and craving a creative outlet. This space started as a beauty blog, but a little over two years in, its evolved into more than that – it’s now a place where I share all aspects of my life in hopes of inspiring one another to become the best version of ourselves. You’ll find my main focus to be empowering women to not only dream, but work toward their goals! I also hope to spark creativity in life, beauty, and style.
How would you describe your style?
My personal style is similar to my music taste: it varies with my mood. At the core, my style will always be effortless, feminine and classic, rooted in neutrals and I love for mixing high and low pieces. I aim to share outfit ideas, how-tos and style tips that are attainable and inspire you to add your own personality to the mix.
Who is the LiveLearnLuxeIt girl?
This site is for the modern woman who wants to celebrate the ordinary moments in life that create a meaningful life. She loves expressing herself through fashion but also believes personal growth is equally as important. She values time for herself, believes in classics over trends, and enjoys finding inspiration that motivates her to live a life she’s excited to wake up for.