sunglasses - courtesy of 80s purple
shirt, skirt, belt - thrifted
madison leather satchel - courtesy of Coach
dany platforms - courtesy of Jessica Simpson
I traded in a demure pair of flats for sky-high platforms, which makes absolutely no sense for a stroll through New Orleans. We met Christine and Lindsey for beignets at Cafe Du Monde, took a walk along the river, explored the French Quarter and beyond, and headed back to the hotel for a quick refresh. From there, we met with the absolutely amazing ladies and gents of Sparkle Beetle and NOLAFW at the Martine Chaisson Gallery for a pre-panel tour of the space (beyond words), and drinks and appetizers at Capdeville. We then headed back to the Gallery, where we participated in a panel discussion (moderated by Raina - to know her is to love her) on blogging, fashion and such - and had a chance to talk with many intimidatingly well-dressed citizens of New Orleans. Dinner was held at Ste. Marie, where we further initiated our NOLA food coma tour and had an overall great time. And that was just the first day! Needless to say, we all fell in love with New Orleans and its inhabitants at first sight. I think all four of us have said, "I miss New Orleans" several times since our departure. What an amazing place.