Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Ultimate Thurs-date

(cut out maxi dress: bebe, sunnies: boutique)

(three tone bangle: BT, peacock feather necklace: F21, three tone fringe open clasp bangle + cone platform wedges: Bakers)

Cut it out. Rocking half of a Snooki.

Finally, after months of playing phone tag and conflicting schedules being reunited feels sooo good! True friends can go without seeing each other and maybe not be able to keep in contact for days/weeks and pick up exactly where you left off just like it was yesterday. Especially, case in point with this glamour mama. Already an established makeup artist here in the Big Easy & Miami, Brandy relocated to New York to make an even bigger name for herself. Can you blame her? I, for one, am "Team Queen B" all the way!
One of the most wonderful things about this beloved city is that you can most definitely feed your soul with whatever your tummy & little heart desires. The vast amount of culinary variations, it can often lead to a pretty tough decision on where to dine. With the forgiving weather, frolicking downtown to enjoy a much needed one on one girl time with one of my fave gal pals is the ultimate no brainer.
First stop the renowned, Drago's for some fresh + grilled oysters and lobsters. Then, a quick stroll to Pinkberry for some froyo to wash down all of that seafood delight. It's amazing how much you can really appreciate the city walking within a five block radius. And it's only mid afternoon on a Thursday. Loads of giggles, gossip, fashion talk and most all enjoying our time together. It's been the most perfect way to add yet again another chapter to the book of memories of Brandy and I's fanciful adventures.

I like it fresh.

Lunch is served.

Swirly goodness!

"W" is for WINNING

Full of life. Biggest heart. Forever staying fabulous and fancy.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Feeling Flare-tatious

(Off shoulder top: F21, wide leg denim: Citizens of Humanity, straw floppy hat: bebe, sunnies: boutique, thread bracelets: Express)

Spring has officially sprung! My favorite time of the year. Excitement seems to be at highest peak. Along with the crisp air and the time to break out the fresh, fun, colorful frocks; new life seems to be in full bloom. So much to do and really any excuse to bask in the sun.
Let's see what new adventures the season brings, shall we?
Stay tuned....

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pardi Gras Mambo

Wow! What another Carnival Season down for the books! 'Tis the time to break out all the purple, gold and green paraphernalia. People dancing in the streets to the blaring brass bands. The abundance of costumes, glitter and feathers to question one's self whether it's Halloween or not, again. An indescribable hodge- podge of sights, sounds and visuals you will not get anywhere else in the world. Only to make it unforgettable, guaranteed to keep you coming back every year. And as it goes without saying, the bigger, the better.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

After Christmas it's tradition to keep the tree out and adorn it with the festive purple + gold + green.

Support your local vendors. Shirt: Defend New Orleans via
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Balcony view of the debauchery.

In a place where our passion runs deep for all things that celebrate our heritage and culture, New Orleanians do it with pride. Some refer to us as "slow". Some may even call us "alcoholics". Most tend to call us "crazy". We  refer to it as "individuality".

(Wedge platform booties + Chain cross body bag + sunnies: Aldo, cardigan: F21, leather shorts: Topshop, rose gold timepiece: Dolce & Gabbana, v- neck tee: Defend New Orleans)

Non- traditional king cake shape but it sure is tasty. Rated as #1 in the city. Hi Do is legit.

Nothing like a spicy Bloody Mary for breakfast, lunch and dinner on those crisp Carnival days.

Yes. This is what it looks like.

fancy & festive

Sustenance. Sad they were out of the cotton candy flavor but the red velvet is always a classic.
Cupcakes & Co. is a a gourmet cupcake mobile truck that offer delightful treats on the go. Make sure to follow them on Twitter for their location.

"Go insane..go insane..throw some glitter, make it rain.."


It's been real, Pawdi Gras '11, catch you next year.
Now on to the Irish festivities this upcoming weekend!

Like what you see here and still can't get enough? Make sure you check out the other leading ladies of NOLA's blogosphere to experience Fat Tuesday through their eyes. Links provided below:

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hypercrush. Neons & High Voltage Aglow.

It's really no surprise that after a long, drab Winter season all we long for is  the warmth of the sun and of course, the sizzling skin-baring Spring/ Summer season's hottest fashions. Well, yours and my wish came true. Preferably for myself, I tend to gravitate toward the bolder hues. Hypercrush is exactly how I'd describe my love for this rainbow bright affair.
Oh for months now how I've been eyeing the SS 2011 collections from afar! From Gucci to DVF to Jill Sander to Dolce & Gabbana, they all have yet to disappoint. Neons & color-block trend = kool aid smile. No, the '80s are not coming back. Just a modified, fresh take on season's electric trend. Get your sunnies ready ladies, the boldness might just be tad bit blinding...


(Diane Von Furstenberg)

(Jill Sander)


(Spotted: Paris Fashion Week)

(VS Angels new fragrance launch)


(Topshop $55)

(Bubble gum pop. Left: Diesel $330, Right: asos $63)

Just some pieces I have in my closet that I have yet to wear.
I'll be doing an outfit post on this trend soon...
(F21: $25 the zippers on the shoulders give it that little something extra)

(Bebe: $59 tunic top or dress, it's a keeper)

(Bebe: $49, cowl neck front + elastic criss-cross lattice back)