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Top 5 Mardi Gras Ball Gown Picks

Adolfo Sanchez, Red Criss Cross dress, Bluefly, $115.00
ABS, Cold Shoulder Jersey Gown, Saks Off 5th, $111.00-$149.00
ABS, Cutout Sheath Gown, Saks Off 5th, $127.99
Adrianna Papell, Draped Illusion Top Gown, Saks Off 5th, $119.99
Adrianna Papell, Sequined Mermaid Gown, Saks Off 5th, $129.99 – Only size 10 left!!

The Mardi Gras season is upon us, there is King Cake available for sale pretty much everywhere, and as much as I would like to be posting a pic of me with a mardi gras outfit and mask (come back in a week) I thought to be of service to those of you who land on my page for mardi gras ball gown ideas.

In an effort to blog smarter and give those searching what they want I decided to make it easier for you to get some ideas of what to wear for this upcoming Mardi Gras 2016 season.

My top 5 picks for ball gowns are all under $150.00 for those of you who are on a budget and do not wish to spend a lot of money on a gown that may be revisited in a year or two, if ever at all. Let’s just keep it real. If the styles are not particularly up your alley I made a conscious effort to pick colors that are: on trend, still hot for the winter season, and were all seen on the awards red carpet… muy importante! Take notes.

I found myself searching for gowns recently when I was invited to a Debutante ball. I actually purchased the rose gold sequined mermaid dress by Adrianna Papell (the last dress shown). Her dresses are available in all major department stores and Saks Off 5th has honestly the best prices on her dresses. If you want to spend a little more she has amazing sequined beauties.

I really hope this helps you in your search to look like the belle of the ball. I went to Endymion about four years ago and I was a little shocked about the fact that people get dressed up to pull coolers alongside their beautiful gowns but it was SO MUCH FUN!

So be ready to have people spill DRANKS on you and possibly step on your gown because everyone is TURNT UP!!!

Have fun!!






Attitude Couture

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Fashion tends to be so serious sometimes. You look at some look books and you see hints of a smile, but you don’t see people having fun. Tell me about it. I don’t know how to smile for a shot to save my life. This is not the case for all the shots that I have seen for this designer. Attitude Couture is the creation of New Orleans based designer Robin Spindt. With more than forty years of experience in the fashion business, Robin has created one of a kind gowns for that special occasion. Whether you are going to prom, a ball, graduation, or a wedding, Attitude Couture has that perfect dress for you. And she is expanding her collection to include wedding dresses. You can browse and shop all her looks here! As always, I am so proud of local talent.

My personal favorite look is the girl in the red dress with the sneakers! That’s too quiche!

Until the next post!