fashion

black & white on bottom

So many spring trends and one that I can’t seem to get away from is black and white {as seen here}. What makes this color combination so great is its versatility and that it screams “wear me now”. No need to wait for warmer weather!

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geometric; tribal; tuxedo; printed

new arrivals

While shopping around New York, I couldn’t get enough of the new spring arrivals in store. I brought the shopping bug home with me and can’t seem to stop searching out spring items online. Here are a few of my fav new items from Forever21.

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Straw Hat $9; Multi-Necklace $9Leopard Harem Pants $20; booties $33

parade pants

This evening we begin our first parades of the big Mardi Gras weekend down here in New Orleans. Purple, green and gold apparel will be in full rotation from now through Fat Tuesday.

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Purple; one, two, threeGreen: one, two, three Gold: one, two, three 

{note, we do not get this dressy, but we do proudly sport the bold colors}

feeling cold, thinking warm

My first job {and my favorite}, was at a high-end resort wear boutique. I started when I was 16 and continued to work there on college breaks. January was always my favorite month, when shipment after shipment of beautiful spring and summer pieces would arrive. While majority of the country is absolutely freezing this time of year, it was always fun to get lost in the new arrivals.

Working there I learned that January and February are the best months to shop for swimwear, sizes are fully stocked and the motivation that comes from buying a new swimsuit is wonderful! I have never been one to reach for the one piece, but I absolutely love these new arrivals from J.Crew.

J.Crew One Pieces

floral halter, bright blue, stripes, pink and green

dark and dreary

The weather in New Orleans the last two weeks has been absolute dreary. From cold and raining, to warm and foggy, and now freezing with the chance of sleet. Needless to say I am counting down the days till we will see the sun again {they say Friday}. When the weather is like this I can’t help but reach for the darker items in my closet. Here are a few all black combinations I love, just add an umbrella and they would fit right in down here. 2013-01-15_23-03-04.44

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