Thursday, February 11, 2016

All Hail The Queen...Of Mardi Gras

It's pretty obvious by now that we were completely wrapped up in Mardi Gras events last weekend. The parades and balls and dinners were all so much (and left me completely exhausted), but one event stood out from the rest.  On Saturday night we attended a Mardi Gras ball that is steeped in tradition and very important to my family because this year we had two girls in the court and two children in the children's court.

Knowing the big event was coming, I have been thinking about my outfit for months!  I often recycle, but due to the special circumstances this year, I felt like I should get something new.  I found this Rebecca Taylor skirt on a trip to Atlanta, and I thought it was so pretty and unique that I had to have it.  With the skirt in place, I had so much fun putting the rest together.  I got the Tibi silk camisole from Saks, and the belt I pulled from another dress that was in my closet.  Finally, I opted for a pair of open-toe booties for my shoes.  Since I had been out the night before, I knew I wanted to wear a different shoe (I never wear the same pair of heals two nights in a row - different shoes hurt in different places), plus the venue we were in is also where the local ice hockey team plays so there is ice directly under the floor.  I hoping for a little extra warmth from the booties.

I loved the way our dresses looked together.  Stay tuned for Traci's outfit deets tomorrow!

All Hail Queen Claudia! (And check out her blog, Life's Rich Pageant) We knew that my nieces Lauren and Claudia were in the court, and we had our fingers crossed that Claudia would be queen (both her mother and grandmother were queens).  The girls looked so beautiful, and it was so much fun to have them at the ball.

The little kids are allowed to come watch from the stands, and since we had a suspicion that Claudia would be queen, we knew Marian would want to be there.  We even managed to sneak her down onto the floor for a couple of pictures.

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  1. I had no idea there were such things as Mardi Gras balls and courts. How fun! Your skirt is perfect!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Thanks! Mardi Gras is a big ole deal down here, and it's tons of fun! Cheers, E

  2. That maxi skirt is so fabulous!! xo, Biana -

  3. What a wonderful fun filled weekend! How fun that you had so many family members in the court. Love your skirt, perfect for the occasion!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    1. Thanks! It was a whirlwind, but so much fun. And it was definitely more special because of everyone in the court! Cheers, E