Crushin’ on Little Pink Riding Hood

You all know by now that I live in the North Pole New York, where it’s still jacket weather in late April. My heater is still running in my home and most of the time, I still need to dress warmly to go out. Yesterday was an exception though, it was just mild with some scattered rain so I got to pull out this adorable pink crushed velvet shirt dress I’ve been dying to wear. Enough about the weather, let’s talk about this look:

Wig: “GAGA” The LadyCode Shop
Cap: Dimepiece LA
Choker: Forever 21
Dress: Forever 21
Boots: WantMyLook
Stockings: Boohoo
Earrings: Love Culture Miami
Rings: H&M, Chelsea Market

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Spring Transition Outfit 2017: New York

Hi Dolllies!

I’ve already announced on my socials and on YouTube that life has been giving me some LEMONS lately..It has just been the strangest time where I’ve had the most amazing things happening in my professional life, but then some nightmares happening in my personal life. I’ve worked through everything and I feel like I’ve come out of this challenging time a more confident, inspired, and independent woman.

This look is all about transitioning from winter to spring. Here in New York the weather is flip-flopping between FREEZING and BURNING so this is definitely transition time. The key to dressing in NY in these times is LAYERS. I love this loose blush lace-up top from Forever 21 because it is warm when it needs to be, but lose-fitting so it also adjusts to cool me down. I paired this look with some simple leggings from Boohoo.

Okay here is a secret. I am adding TWO new wigs to the LisaHAIR collection, and this one is OFFICIALLY the “Queen Bee” wig. I love adding new wig kits to the family and I’m getting tons of requests for NATURAL wigs, and COLORFUL wigs. Girl, I am bringing you the best of both. Wait til you see my “Peaches” wig!

Queen Bee wig coming soon to www.ladycodeshop.com 

Bag: Forever 21

Pumps: JLUXLABEL

I just posted my April Boxycharm unboxing video on Youtube, so make sure you watch and subscribe ❤

XOX

 

Lisa

How to Slay the Clear Boot Trend

Okay, when I first saw Kim K wearing these god awful clear boots, I said a little prayer for them to NOT become a trend. I just thought it looked tacky. I never thought I would purchase them until I saw this photo on tumblr:

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SOLD. I rushed over to my favorite shoe store, Ego Shoes to see if they had clear boots in stock since they carry EVERYTHING HOT in footwear. Unfortunately, they didn’t have my size so I ordered clear shoes from some other store.

I decided to change up the look with white fishnets instead of black to make the look my own. Here is my look:

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Cap: Aliens of Brooklyn

Top: DIY

Stockings: Boohoo

Jeans: Zara

Boots: Similar-Ego Shoes  

The Valentine’s Series: Comfy Chic

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Hey pretty girls! I don’t have a lot to write for this look, other than the fact that it’s one of my favorite right now and so on-trend. The silky joggers are super comfortable but glam enough for a date. The flatforms give you height without making your feet hurt, and the top is flirty showing just enough skin!

If you like the Bronze Makeup look you can watch the tutorial right here:


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Top | Bralette | Joggers : Boohoo

Shoes: H&M Herald Square

Hat: NYC Street Vendor 

The Valentine’s Series: Glambook || A Collaboration with Summer Priester

Today’s fashion post is another collaboration, since my Valentine’s Day collaboration with Olivia Sohnly was such a hit! I just released my Valentine’s Day Lookbook 2017 on my YouTube channel. This is the first lookbook video I am posting, and it focuses on formal outfits for upscale events! My casual lookbook series will be coming soon ❤

I posted an interview with Summer Priester a while back when she was Miss United States 2015, and it has been amazing to see her grow since then! She started her own blog, 365 Days of Summer, which I follow religiously. Her style is super glam and inspiring, so I reached out to her to see if she would collaborate with me for a Valentine’s Day look!

For this collaboration, Summer came up with a casual look that slayed my entire existence:

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Okay, so now you see why you need to follow her blog ASAP! CLICK HERE to visit Summer’s blog!

Here is the link to Summer’s full look posted above: https://365daysofsummer.me/2017/01/23/sugar-coated-a-collaboration-with-lisa-opie/

Since Summer served us with the most outstanding casual look ever, I decided to share a formal glam look: A peachy pink silky dress that is glamorous but sexy!

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DRESS: Fashion Nova

SHOES: Boohoo USA

 

For makeup for this look, try this red halo cut crease look from my Valentine’s Day Series! I used the Modern Renaissance palette for this look, and don’t forget I am currently giving away a Modern Renaissance palette along with a ton of other luxury beauty products I used in the video!

Watch the video below for rules on how to enter to win my Valentine’s Day giveaway:

 

 

The Valentine’s Series: Romantic Elegance || A Collaboration with Olivia Sohnly

My first fashion look for the Valentine’s Series is an elegant, romantic look. If you have something very special and upscale for Valentine’s Day, I hope this look inspires you!

This look is a collaboration with Olivia Sohnly from Lulu L’Amour by Liv. Olivia posted another gorgeous date night look for Valentine’s Day so stop by her blog and find even more inspiration!

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DRESS: JLUXE

RINGS: H&M Herald Square

HEELS: Chinese Laundry

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CLICK HERE to see more Valentine’s Day Fashion from blogger Olivia Sohnly from Lulu L’Amour by Liv!

 

INTRODUCING THE VALENTINE’S SERIES

Okay so let me be honest, Valentine’s Day is NOT my favorite holiday (Halloween is!), but this is the perfect time of year for me to create a pink series where everything I post on LadyCode will be pink, romantic, flirty, and feminine! I think that we should celebrate women and femininity here on LadyCode, so I’m using Valentine’s Day as the theme for everything pink that is coming to you this month! Plus, this is the perfect warm up for SPRING!

From now until February 14, you will be seeing V-Day themed posts on the blog and Instagram, and V-Day themed makeup tutorials, giveaways, and fashion lookbooks on the LadyCode YouTube channel.

I know that Valentine’s Day is a “couples” holiday, but most of my posts are focused on YOU and embracing yourself and building confidence. We don’t need a man to get ready for (if you have one though, great!), and lets be honest: We don’t wear makeup and dress up for boys–we do it for ourselves 🙂 so hopefully this pink series will inspire you and make you feel and look your best!

Check out the Valentine’s Series Teaser to get a peek at what is coming this month:

The first video of my series has already been posted, and of course it is a GIVEAWAY! I am posting TWO giveaways this month with a total of 14 prizes and 5 winners. Everything in the giveaway has a PINK theme and the winners will be announced on Valentine’s day, February 14th.

Find out how to win the first 7 prizes by watching this video:

CLICK HERE for the link to enter to win prize set #1

CLICK HERE contest rules for prize #2 (rules in description)

Prizes: 

-Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

-Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

-2 YSL Beauty Lipsticks

-Sephora Puff Keychain and Pink Beauty Blender

-Smashbox Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick

-Flutterlashes Faux Lashes in “Intoxicating”

I’m so excited to see LadyCode grow and I’m grateful to have you all in my life!

@Lisa_Opie

Date Night Look // Lima, Peru

I spent 9 days in Lima, Peru for the holidays, and I just got back a few days ago! It was my third time visiting Peru since my boyfriend, Franz, is originally from there. Thankfully it was summer there so I was able to wear summer clothes and spend some time at the beach!

Watch my full Lima 2017 vlog here:

Right before rushing off to the airport to go home to New York, Franz treated me to an amazing dinner at the Inca ruins of Huaca Pucllana. I spent the majority of my trip with no makeup on, in a bikini, at the beach, so this was one of the few times I got glammed up during my trip!

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DRESS: Fashion Effects Store

DUSTER: Boohoo

SHOES: Charlotte Russe

CLUTCH: Boohoo

 

10 Reasons to Try out Being a Biker Chick

 

Riding a bike is one of the most exciting and freeing experiences that someone could ever hope to enjoy. In recent years, the biker community has seen an influx in female riders. If you’ve been considering learning to ride a bike, here are some of the top reasons you should definitely become a biker chick.

  • You Can Stand Out – 12% of the biker community is made up of women, which means you can separate yourself from the pack and have your own identity.
  • Biker Chicks Are Hot – Nothing turns a man on more than a badass chick who looks like she is ready to cause some trouble.
  • Better Dates – Men who are attracted to biker chicks are more secure in a “tough” chick and will never force you to pick between your bike or your boy-toy.
  • Sharpens Your Senses – Bikers have quicker response times and more road awareness, which means even when driving a car or a truck, bikers are better, safer drivers.
  • You’d Be The Coolest Mom Ever – Whether you’re shopping for Harley Davidson parts or dropping kids off at soccer practice, everyone will always be trying to figure out what makes you tick and look at you with envy.
  • Workout While You Ride – You are constantly using various muscles in your body to ride. Biker chicks have the tightest thighs and butts this side of a “buns of steel” video.
  • Become An Instant Role-Model And Inspiration – Biker chicks are looked up to and revered by other women, even if they don’t always act like it. The life of freedom and adventure that is associated with being a biker is coveted by those who do not ride.
  • Feel Better and Happier – When it comes to feeling happier, confident, and sexy, biker chicks top the charts in all three categories when compared to non-biker chicks.
  • Escape Reality – Riding a bike lets you free yourself from all of the drama that comes from life. The ability to drop it all and go for a ride can help keep your life more balanced and relaxed.

Favorite Fall Footwear Trends

The fall season is in full swing, and we have been loving everything about the fashion styles trending for the season. Whether it’s been the throwback ‘90s garb or the totally retro ‘70s looks, we have embraced nearly every trend with open arms. It’s just so much fun to continuously change up your wardrobe and try to adapt every trend to fit your personal style. Don’t you agree?

With all of the fabulous fall fashions we have been wearing, we cannot forget to give some praise to the footwear. It seems that almost every girl can’t help but say yes to a pair of shoes when she loves them, and this season, we felt like we were falling in love over and over! With bold boot options and fun retro silhouettes, there have been plenty of fall footwear looks to keep us googly-eyed all season long. With that being said, we only feel it’s appropriate to do a post recognizing our absolute favorite shoe styles that have been popular this fall.

Over-the-Knee Boots

Thigh-high boots aren’t new this season, but they’re definitely much more popular! Whereas only the confident fashionistas dared to pull these off, they’re now just about everywhere you look. And for good reason. This fierce footwear choice adds instant edge and a pinch of sex appeal to just about any outfit you pair it with. Just check out all of the cool ways you can wear them on Trend Spotter—they’re impossibly stylish!
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Thick Heels

Next up on our favorites list are those retro ‘70s-inspired thick-heeled shoes. Basically every type of shoe we already loved got this funky upgrade, from booties to strappy heels. There is no doubt that these shoes are retro-feeling, but when designers mixed in modern details to these styles, we got a very new and very fun shoe to wear.

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Slipper Shoes

Sleepwear blew up this season. There were pajama shirts trending and slouchy PJ pants to match. And to complete the ensemble, there were slipper-like shoes being released by all the major designers. Some were furry, and some just had the slip-on quality. However, all of them were definitely crossing over from bedtime to party time. Gucci has released a lot of furry styles on Lyst, and a pair of their furry loafers became a total status symbol.

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Velvet Shoes

One fabric trend that has stood out this fall is velvet. What was once a luxe material is now appropriate for everyday wear. Velvet became the go-to detail to add to your outfit if you were needing some texture, and wearing velvet shoes is one of the best ways to do it. It’s the perfect gateway trend if you don’t want to go all-out with it. Check out the velvet platforms on Bustle if you need an idea how to wear this trend.

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Which fall footwear trend is your favorite so far? Is there one that you are too scared to try?