We saw green dresses like Rooney Mara's all over the red carpet this season. Recreate the look with a light emerald cotton knit dress ($79.50, jcrew.com) or a strapless voile ($80, urbanoutfitters.com) that is perfect for the parade, bar hopping and warm weather days to come.
If you're anything like us, nail art does NOT come easy! But here's a fool-proof way to get a fun St. Patrick's Day mani without the shamrocks and glitter. Get a more mature look with this Dashing Diva manicure: apply Nail Bliss Bling Nail Appliques in Jazz Hands ($5.99, folica.com) to your ring fingers and paint the rest of your nails in Eastside Envy ($8, dashingdiva.com).
Go with some girly accessories to show off your support for the orange, green and white. Keep your stems warm with shamrock tights ($8, carrollsirishgifts.com), a green headband ($5.99, partycity.com) and an emerald cocktail ring ($29.99, buy.com) for a flirty, parade appropriate look.
No Irish look is complete without a hint of red. L'Oreal Paris Healthy Look Crme Gloss Color ($9.99, lorealparisusa.com) lasts just 28 shampoos and has an ammonia-free formula that nourishes hair and prevents damage. Try Dark Red Brown/Cherry Chocolate or Medium Red Brown. For temporary red, add strands of red color spray ($7, kryolan.com) for subtle highlights. The dye instantly washes out with shampoo and warm water.
Who hasn't seen The Quiet Man and the popular rom-com P.S. I Love You? But if you really want to celebrate the Irish, watch The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Starring the dreamy Irish actor Cillian Murphy, it tells the story of the Irish Civil War. A little too dark? Catch a few laughs with Ireland's hit original comedy Father Ted. Think Seinfeld but with priests and Irish humor.
Contrary to what you've heard, Traditional Irish Breakfast is not Jameson. Start the day off with Irish Breakfast Tea, Irish sausages,Irish bacon (think Canadian bacon), black and white pudding, eggs, tomatoes and baked beans. Not much of a cook? Pair your tea with McVitie's Digestives ($4.99, worldmarket.com). Who doesn't love chocolate-coated cookies for breakfast?
Instead of hiding your freckles like most celebs (We haven't seen Lindsay Lohan's since her Parent Trap days), flaunt them with a lightweight foundation such as Maybelline's Dream Nude Airfoam ($10.99, Maybelline.com) that evens out skin tone and lets freckles show through.
Play up brown or hazel eyes with different pops of green like Kate Beckinsale. Dior's 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette 408 in Green Design ($59, sephora.com) includes two green shadows, a satin contouring shade, a shimmering highlighter and a matte green eyeliner. The compact is perfect for touch-ups at the parade or bar.
Appearances can be deceiving. Pop this green lipstick out of your purse and you are sure to turn some heads. But once on, In the Mood Color Changing Lipstick in Envy ($2.99, jessesgirlcosmetics.com) changes to a bright coral.
On St. Paddy's Day you gotta go to at least one pub. Don't order the obvious Guinness or Irish Car Bomb (they're still being used in Northern Ireland today!). Instead ask for a Magners, a hard apple cider, or Baby Guinness, a shot with 2/3 Tia Maria and 1/3 Baileys floating on top. It really looks like a Guinness, we swear!