taking a walk

Old mardi gras beads hang from trees everywhere
One of the mansions on St Charles
Hallway of the B&B that we stayed at
Loved their old chandeliers. (God I hope I find one in a flea market one day)
We had to take this shot. A random side gate leading to a court yard.
In the French Quarter

Dress: GAP. Panama hat: New Orleans. Shoes: Moccasin. Bag: Vintage. Necklaces: LF/Foley & Corinna. Lips: MAC in So Chaud (I found an orange lippie finally). Large black ring: New Orleans street vendor. Snake ring: NY shop. White ring: New Orleans

Even though I’ve been back a few times, the old architecture still gets to me. It’s stunning.
Last week I posted changing room shots here on twitter of me getting this dress on sale at GAP. As usual the side pockets sold it.
The hat was picked up while in New Orleans. This will be a semi permanent fixture on my head all summer. The oversized brim makes it feel a bit old school. Like I borrowed it from an Uncle or something.


  1. the Citizen Rosebud says:

    Gorgeous photos! Love the old building’s detailing. And you in that dress…a tall glass of water!

  2. Nikki Ashley says:

    I’m in love with that bag!


  3. naomi says:

    you have been inspiring me to experiment with long dresses, its so much harder than you make it look.


  4. Taylor B. says:

    Those photos are beautiful. Probably really don’t do the place justice, though, but I like how New Orleans has been captured.

    And I heard that Pearl Jam performed at the Jazz Fest. You lucky girl!

  5. karina says:

    love the outfit and the pictures .

  6. Sarah Dee says:

    I love the beads hanging from the tree, id just be scared one would fall off and hit me!!


  7. Ado says:

    Something about that Secret Garden-ish photo that has become an instant favorite. I’ve seen similar photos but this one just seems so crisp and inviting, I can’t tell if it makes me want to get married in or just visit that spot in New Orleans. I really love it.

  8. vicky h. says:

    I am in love with this post! not only is the dress gorgeous and the hat suits you perfectly, but I loooove all the buildings and houses in the background! looks amazing, I wanna go!!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  9. caylee says:

    such a gorgeous little maxi dress. really love it paired with the brown accessories.
    i just love these pictures! and oh my, that B&B and new orleans look amazing.

  10. Tinja says:

    Gosh I want to move into that mansion 😀
    like your summery look, can’t wait until it’s summer… 🙂

  11. Emilie says:

    Beautiful photos!
    You look amazing!

  12. Ola says:

    everything on those pictures is absolutely perfect!

  13. leflassh. says:

    amazing photos!
    love anything with pockets!! dress look gorgeous on you.

  14. Dree says:

    Great hat! I always want to wear hats, but feel really self-concious in them! lol. I’m also envious of the great weather there…it’s still winter in the UK.lol!

    Dree x

  15. pkjb says:

    Love that dress – it’s very Laura Ashley!

  16. le pearl says:

    the architecture is spledid and your bag is one of the best I have ever seen.

  17. SheWearSheShares says:

    I’m so fascinated by all the beads hanging off the tree! That site alone would have made my day! Where’s the sun to go with your lovely dress? Come out already!

  18. Anonymous says:

    love the dress! saw it online, but you wore it with criss cross straps– are they detachable? also, would you mind stating what size you got, xs? love the shots btw, esp the first and second ones!

  19. fashionclocked says:

    wow such a beautiful incredible place- i love the dress and the bag is outstanding! The beads hanging from the trees are magic- remind me of a huge New Orleans party hosted by my work in Nashville when I started for the company! These necklaces were hung from lamposts and thrown from balconies complete with dancing sea creatures and exquisite cuisine- crazy. ( I kept all the beads and flew them home! ha!)
    would be great if you could visit.
    fashion clocked

  20. KAT says: