I only had a few days at home in between my trip to Atlanta to be with my Dad after his illness and our departure for New Orleans. The trip to Atlanta definitely influenced my realization: it was so warm and sunny there and I realized it would be even hotter in New Orleans. Long skirts in heavy twill and full-length hemp fabric dresses would be suffocating.
|Flight to NOLA outfit.|
|My raincoat... that I didn't need.|
|Castaner espadrilles in black.|
|Hemp linen dress which ended up being quite warm to wear.|
ShopB carries Velvet by Graham and Spencer, which is an American brand that actually manufactures in the USA. The brand is very much a California aesthetic, pretty dresses and tops that are casual and produced with light fabrics.
I found two dresses, the black one above, and this pretty off-white dress, below:
Before I left the shop the day I bought the two dresses I spied this little embroidered linen jacket, also from Velvet by Graham and Spencer:
Of course it ended up being the thing I loved the best, and it pairs so well with the black dress as well as the white dress that I wore it constantly, especially in the evenings.
I wouldn't have wanted to wear a cardigan or something to go for dinner (too warm), but with the air-conditioning in the restaurants and bars something was really necessary. This ended up being the perfect light layer.
|Linen jacket over the black dress.|
In front of Pat O'Brien's.
I cropped out my face because I look pie-eyed.
I'm keeping this in mind as we plan a resort holiday for February!
I wore it constantly on the trip, it's so lovely with such a soft fabric and pretty colours, and so comfortable to wear in the heat.
|Emerson Fry caftan.|
Gifted to me by a friend, thank you A!
I LOVE IT.
I carried the Kayu black straw tote for the entire holiday, although I'm sad to say it was dropped on the stone floor near the swimming pool while filled with glass bottles of beer... yes it was that kind of holiday. I tried to give it a good cleaning but it's looking worse for the wear now!
As we head into summer I'm getting ready for a longer trip to Europe... I'll be posting a travel colour story for that trip soon.
Have a lovely weekend Tooties,