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Dress: Pret a Porter Designs from Hattie Sparks

Shoes: Head Over Heals, Baton Rouge (old)

Bracelets: Piperfields and “nola” bracelet c/o Mad Darling via Southern Girls Blogging

Sunglasses: Krewe Du Optic

Head Band: Haybands

New Orleans (or as we say NOLA) has given me a lot of great things this year. So I can basically say that NOLA has been good to me. From great blogging conferences to social blogger get togethers I have had so much fun, and not to mention that I have met a lot of GREAT people too. I have given a lot of thought to what I wanted to write about this week without being mopey. And what I want to talk a little bit about is the customer experience. I am a consumer and trust me there is nothing worse than an unpleasant customer experience. Having said that I can only say great things about all the brands that I am rocking in this post. They made me feel like I mattered, they were engaged, they expressed interest in me, and they wanted me to leave with the best impression possible about their product, or what they were selling. This week as I was browsing through a trunk show and after telling the designer what I was looking for she asked me a few questions and then completely turned her back at me. She did not help me at all. However, being that it was a  store that I go to often and the girls in the store were always super helpful I returned later and bought three items from the designers trunk show. So kudos to all my New Orleans brands, designer, and retailer, that are on this post. It just pays to be nice.



Prêt à Porter Designs Fashion Show

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Top:// Express //Shorts: Aria//Jewelry: Stella and Dot//Shoes: Ebay//Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  “Mac Daddy”

Happy Friday everyone!!!! It has been a rough week for me for various reasons so a fashion show was just what the fashion doctor ordered. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Prêt à Porter designs fashion show which took place on the roof top of the beautiful L’Auberge hotel & casino in Baton Rouge. Prêt à Porter designs is the creation of local New Orleans designer Carrie Licciardi who after receiving her degree in fashion design, and working for various fashion labels in L.A., decided to return home to New Orleans and launch her own fashion line. The collection is a cross breed of dainty southern charm meets contemporary design. From tuxedo jackets to a white linen dress, and no southern fashion show is complete without a purple and gold outfit. I really enjoyed the entire collection, and the fashion show was a great success for Carrie. I was very happy to see the lovely Leslie from Southern Flair Blog who was also in attendance. It was great to catch up and blog talk while we waited for the fashion show to begin. Overall it was such a fun night. I am glad that my friend Erica came along, this was our second fashion show that we attended this year. And my outfit is my take on the color block trend, that’s right like the song says “I did it my way”. I love everything about this outfit, not only was it super cute, it was super comfortable.

Until the next post, XO!