The Witty + Pretty St. Patty's Day Survival Guide

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner + there is no one better to get you ready for the occasion than Ashley from Witty + Pretty. This isn't her first time on the blog + it won't be her last (if its up to me). She's my go-to girl for hangover cures, beauty tips + so much more. Enjoy the Survival Guide, I'll be taking notes.
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Greetings, Pumpkins! 
It's Ashley from Witty + Pretty and I guess I didn't F up too badly the last time I guest blogged for Becky's lovely site because she asked me back for my favorite boozy holiday (besides Cinco de Mayo)....St. Patrick's Day! A time to wear green, drink Irish car bombs (I steer clear of green beer), and yell out "Kiss me, I'm Irish!" to innocent bystanders (if you're single). I will be in Charleston for the occasion, so I'll be yelling out, "Kiss me, I'm from Atlanta!", which may or may not be lucky for me... Since this holiday involves a wardrobe color scheme, hours of day-drinking, making new friends, and the potential for a raging hangover, you need to be prepared. 
Presenting the official....
st. patty's
1. Clothing + Accessories: The options for a cute, green getup are endless, especially because the happy hue (especially Becky's beloved mint) is so en vogue at the moment. But you don't want to look like a leprechaun (no offense to the little people), so choose where you don your clover color carefully. If it's warm, I say go maxi dress like this perfect Michael Stars hi-low frock I'm obsessing over. But for chillier temps, I love a Henley on a lady like the Abercrombie one above (if you graduated from A&F in college, try this Alternative Apparel option) with skinny jeans and boots or boyfriend jeans and sandals. A scarf like the $30 J. Crew infinity one above is a must and a great way to get your green in, as are cool Wayfarers (check Urban Outfitters for cheaper options). And of course, you're going to need a place to stash your cell phone (so you can drunk text/sext after a few beverages), lip gloss, cards, and other necessities, so why not get in the sudsy spirit with a beer purse? Balenciaga, you got nothin' on this...

2. Nails: What better day to have spirit fingers than a holiday known for its fresh color palette? I love Essie's Mojito Madness almost as much as I love actual mojitos (keyword: ALMOST), and when you paint on the Luxeffects sparkly topcoat in As Gold As It Gets, you have nails that would make gold diggers green with envy.

3. Footwear: Ladies, it's going to be a long day and alcohol is involved (read: save the heels for another occasion). Havaianas has debuted an exclusive, slim flip-flop with a four-leaf clover on each strap that will bring you luck all through spring and summer. And if you think "cute flats" is an oxymoron, check out these stylish, color-blocked Tahari gems.

4. Flirting: "Call Me Maybe" may be so-last-year, but I think we can all agree it's a spring/summer anthem we still want to sing along to. Carry this GREEN J. Crew notepad around with you, and when you're feeling lucky, drop your digits on a piece of paper the old-school way. This is crazy...

5. Recovery: Chug a ton of water before you go to bed (like, until you almost get sick), then wake up and pump some nutrients into your system via healthy juice. I dig Naked's Green Machine, but if you have access to a Whole Foods, belly up to the juice bar and get yourself a real pick-me-up (mmmm, kale...). And don't forget, there's always the Irish way of recovery (read: wake up and keep drinking).
You'll get through this. 
 LYLAS, 
Ashley

4 comments :

Serena Lily Marie said...

Awesome survival guide! St. Patty's Day always takes it out of me!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Great tips and a new blog to read. Thank Becky!!

Jess said...

I could use this! I am going out for penny beers at 6am!

Jaclyn Schler said...

Haha love this! Heading to Chicago to celebrate and need to plan out my green attire...

xoxo
Jaclyn

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