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What I wore: New Orleans, LA

When I asked y’all what you wanted to see more of on the blog, I was surprised it was outfit posts.  
surprised, but also very flattered!
There’s something about wearing an outfit you love that makes your whole outlook on the day brighter.  You just can’t help but stand up a little straighter and smile a little wider when you’re looking cute.  
Let me be the first to say, I look like a darn hot mess 95% of the time.  When you see me on here, that’s generally the 5% of when I take the time to do my hair, make up, and put some thought into an outfit.  it’s usually one out of three.  you’re really lucky to get 2/3.  
and daaaang girlfriends, if you get all three- it is a special occasion.  
My time in New Orleans made it into the special occasion category.
What’s a better time to get all dolled up than your sweet Cousins Mardi Gras Debutante Ball?  
So I’ve gotta show you what we wore (:  
Bonus: my cute mom’s outfits too! 

{h&m dress, collected bangles from friends, grandmother, antique stores}
{gap high waisted trousers, jessica lorren bag, topshop purse, h&m black belt, jones new york striped shirt, forever21 blazer}
{maxazria Dress}
{saks}
{bcbg}
{bcbg}
Next up, New Orleans Photos!  This might take a few posts . . .
It’s my favorite American city after all, wouldn’t do it justice with just one.  

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55 Comments

  • Reply Candace

    You look just like your mom! Beautiful ladies, beautiful outfits! Love this post.

    March 10, 2011 at 1:06 am
  • Reply Amanda*

    That first dress is gorg! Love your blog!

    March 10, 2011 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Holly

    Ohhh I'm loving the high waist pants, they look great on you lady!

    March 10, 2011 at 1:15 am
  • Reply It's A Love Story

    I love the Black and white Dress

    March 10, 2011 at 1:36 am
  • Reply Gia

    i have been looking for some great high waisted pants! I'll have to go check out my gap.. and love the black and white dress!

    March 10, 2011 at 1:45 am
  • Reply angie on maui

    Hi Sarah!

    I am new to your blog and visiting from Jenni's Story of My Life. I think Jenni and I have similar tastes in blog-reads, so I wanted to stop by and check out your little space here…so glad that I did!

    Loving these photos of you and your Momma – could you both BE more gorgeous? You could easily pass for sisters! I've only read through a few of your posts thus far, but I like what I see, so I'm following you, for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to reading along and getting to know more about you! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Aloha,
    Angie

    March 10, 2011 at 1:53 am
  • Reply THE-LOUDMOUTH

    You and your mom are beyond beautiful! You look like sisters!!!

    The-Loudmouth.com
    Twitter @theloudermouth

    March 10, 2011 at 1:53 am
  • Reply tickled.

    You are GORG! I love that tan dress in the first pic! So pretty!

    And those GAP highwaisted pants? Must have them!

    Lauren @ tickled.

    March 10, 2011 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Jenni

    GORGEOUS!! You and your mama are BOTH stunning!! Lovely dresses. Can't wait to see all the rest of the pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2011 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Ashlae

    I love all of your outfits, but that last dress is absolutely stunning. And your mom – what a doll ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2011 at 2:37 am
  • Reply July

    You look so pretty!!! I love the black and white outfit – those pants with the blazer…GORGEOUS!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 2:37 am
  • Reply bailey

    Um so freaking cute! I don't even believe you're a hot mess ever!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Caroline

    I love that first dress. You are beautiful and so is your Mama!! xo

    March 10, 2011 at 2:44 am
  • Reply Blushing Bride to Be

    Love the first dress! Glad i found your blog:)

    March 10, 2011 at 3:04 am
  • Reply Whitney

    great outfits! i just found your blog on from portland to peonies and am already following – completely hookeD!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 3:25 am
  • Reply Bridget

    you and your mom are gorg.

    and i am looooooooooooooving the high waisted white and black look soooo much. too bad a pregnant belly seriously can't do high waisted cause i'd be all over those pants.

    March 10, 2011 at 3:28 am
  • Reply KristaRenee

    always gorgeous (:

    March 10, 2011 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Sonja

    You're gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
    and to make sure that I'm not starting to bore you with that comment, I think I should mention that your mom is gorgeous too!!!!

    Oh and you're outfits…smashing! hehe :o)

    March 10, 2011 at 3:42 am
  • Reply Laura Nelson

    i LOVE your first dress, so cute! Your smile is AMAZING too ๐Ÿ™‚ you and your mom are cuties ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo

    March 10, 2011 at 3:43 am
  • Reply christine donee

    Hope you had an amazing time! I have to say, the black and white day outfit is probably my favorite. I've never been bold enough to do the wide leg trousers, but always adored them! So cute.

    xoxo
    Christine

    March 10, 2011 at 3:51 am
  • Reply Petchie

    I always love your dresses, you seem to find the most beautiful ones I have ever seen, not to mention you have a perfect body to pull them off! Great pics!

    xoxo
    Petchie

    March 10, 2011 at 3:53 am
  • Reply flat faced cat

    i agree with the polls… more outfit pics! love the crushed velvet bcbg dress. Miss Nan looks stunning as well. I cant wait to hear about the trip!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:16 am
  • Reply BenMorrison64

    I love the 2nd photo! (I wonder who took that?) & I love your last dress. You and & Aunt Nan look so Pretty!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:18 am
  • Reply Tamara Nicole

    You guys are so beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2011 at 4:19 am
  • Reply {lovely little things}

    What a festive occasion! Don't you love New Orleans? I was there in January, such a fun city!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:22 am
  • Reply Kristen

    my goodness you and your mom look exactly alike! both gorgeous, i esp. love that first dress!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:23 am
  • Reply Maggy

    It's SO TRUE. A great outfit can jump start a great day…way to make the most of the trip! Totally lovely.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:09 am
  • Reply Diana Smith

    WOW you look sooo pretty!! I love the purple gown on you! And you look just like your mom! Both very beautiful women!

    March 10, 2011 at 5:21 am
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:10 am
  • Reply Kristina

    For sure, you look gorgeous as always! And your mom looks super pretty in her dress as well – I am sure you had all the eyes on you on that ball ๐Ÿ™‚
    Liebe Gruesse, Kristina

    March 10, 2011 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Catita

    your first H&M dress is gorgeous! and I see where you get your good looks from! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xoxo
    CAtita

    March 10, 2011 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Megan

    o.m.goodness. how stunning are you and your mom?? so so gorgeous. love the outfits. every single one. but now im seriously thinking i need me a pair of those white high waisted gap trousers, like asap.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Sophie

    sarah you are just soo gorgeous! and i can see where you get your gorgeousness from..your mum is beautiful! you guys both look amazing in your outfits. i love all of yours xxx

    March 10, 2011 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Krystal

    aw you guys look beautiful!!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply nicole

    your mom is stunning sarah! i love your outfits, esp those white pants…cannot wait to snag a pair of my own for summer!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I JUST bought that dress from H&M…I feel like the fashion gods are smiling on me for getting the same dress as you! ๐Ÿ™‚ And, you were destined to be gorgeous-look at your mom!

    March 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    you both look so gorgeous! i love your white pants so chic! cant wait to see more photos of NOLA! xoxo jcd

    March 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Now I see where you get your good looks from! Your mom is GORGEOUS!!

    March 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    You and your mom are so pretty! I love the outfits by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am your newest follower! ~Natalie

    March 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Ashley Lane Hamlin

    What a beauty you are! I love you, sweet Sadie. And yay for your hottie mom!

    March 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    you look gorgeous and your mom is a stunner too! i am glad you're back to blogging, i've missed your posts!!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply CCH

    yall look so beautiful! i love the last dress. and um your mama looks like your sister! very cute girl!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Chiara

    You ladies look gorgeous!
    I love BCBGยดs evening dresses….
    xoxo
    C.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com}

    you are beautiful! i love those white pants ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon Nicole

    Oh em gee!!! You're Ma looks like your sister!! You two are both identical and oh so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved your outfits, Sarah!! xoxo

    March 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Brandi

    You both look amazing! I heart dresses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Brandi

    You both look amazing! I heart dresses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    all your outfits are absolutely stunning! specially the very first one. btw, you and your mom could be sisters… you are both very very beautiful!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    You ladies look gorgeous! Your mom is beautiful, sweetie. Just like you ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 11, 2011 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i'm a sucker for anything high waisted as well as horizontal stripes…so just guess what my fav outfit here is. also, i don't have my contacts in and was seriously confused by the mom photos because i thought it was you x2.

    March 11, 2011 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Megan

    You are simply gorgeous. I love how classic and elegant you are…and your mom, too! Y'all look JUST alike!!

    March 11, 2011 at 3:47 am
  • Reply MelissaOklahoma

    love the outfits and your blog!

    March 11, 2011 at 3:57 am
  • Reply Antoinette

    I absolutely adore the high wasted white pants! I came across your blog today through one of my followers and I think it's fabulous!!

    Following you

    antoinettemusik.blogspot.com โ™ฅ

    March 11, 2011 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Emily

    love these sadie!! so stylish, i can't handle it ๐Ÿ™‚ and my fave is your outfit w/ the high waisted pants…those were made for you!! xoxo

    March 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    you have a stunning wardrobe! looks like you had so much fun and i'm so excited you're doing more outfit posts!!!

    March 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm
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