I’m slightly in disbelief that it’s time to think about Mardi Gras! Easter is early this year – and so is Fat Tuesday! I’ve never (gasp!) been to New Orleans and if anything, I’ve only celebrated at home or a friend’s house — but I’m not one to pass up a themed dinner party or get together. Here’s my take on a low key, but festive, Mardi Gras.
I’m totally in love with colored jeans and I’m completely smitten with the Pantone Color of Spring – Emerald Green. Combine the two and you’ve got the perfect foundation for a Mardi Gras outfit that will carry you into spring and summer – because I KNOW you have a white tee and cute sandals to wear with that perfect green. Top the it-wants-to-be-bold emerald with a creamy white or ivory weather appropriate top. It’s been hovering in the mid-60’s in good ‘ol south Texas, so this 3/4 sleeve cotton pull over is just the right weight. The major block of ivory keeps the whole outfit from getting too cliche! Accessorize with a touch of purple at the wrist and earrings – I’d love to have picked a great pair of dangly earrings – but we all know I love a great stud! Keeping the earring understand let’s this Kate Spade statement necklace steal the show. Finish off the look with a sparkly gold flat and voila! A perfect dinner-with-friends outfit that won’t restrict how much King Cake you eat. All of the items above are available at Nordstroms.
Want to turn up the volume a little more? These this fabulous nail art just could be your ticket to a night you’ll never forget. I don’t have a steady enough hand, but I’m sure my neighborhood nail artist (who is ALWAYS trying to get me to use something other than pink!) would love it if I brought this in.
And lastly, no party – dinner or Bourbon Street – is complete without a great cocktail – and since we all know how much I love champagne AND a good color-themed bevvie, I’m so excited to share this yummy treat from Cosmopolitan magazine.
Head over to the FABULOUS Misha and check out what she’s got listed for an amazing Mardi Gras!
Laissez les bon temps roulez!