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what to wear: new orleans jazz fest

i am headed down to new orleans next week with my husband and parents for the new orleans jazz fest and i couldn’t be more excited! 

it has been a very long winter and i am craving some sunshine… not to mention the food and amazing live music!
this is what i envision wandering around in…

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straw hat * breezy blouse * walking shorts * natural sunblock * easy sundresses * stylish, yet supportive sandals * the MUST have accessory * summer skirt * gauzy scarf * layering tanks * reese witherspoon’s shades

what to wear: a wedding photographer’s dilemma

i think this will be the start of the “what to wear” series… friends so often call me wondering what would be appropriate to wear to certain events, and while i am in no way an expert, i have a lot of fun putting looks together for various scenarios.

my dear friend from high school amanda emailed me last night wondering what i thought about gaucho pants…
amanda of orchard cove photography is a fantastic wedding/children/pets photographer (she shot our wedding!) and gets caught in the bind of being at formal weddings and needing to look appropriate while also being able to crawl on the floor, in the grass, etc. for the perfect shot.
here is my solution, two outfits that can easily go from day to night…


the first option would be a black tunic- my personal favorite is this super affordable american apparel version.
eileen fisher also makes a beautiful dress in this style.
in the summer, a simple tank would work perfectly underneath, and once the weather starts to cool, a 3/4 length white t-shirt will be equally as chic. 
black leggings are critical for ease and movement. 
add a hint of color with a bright bead necklace for a daytime affair or outside wedding or a simple strand of pearls for more of an elegant event.
i’ll let you keep those black danskos (because i know how comfy they are to work in!), but be sure they are clean and buffed up… personally,  i would recommend the style with the back.
for a warmer weather look, a snazzy silk tank would be lovely.
pair it with a pair of super-easy, flowy, gaucho pants.
here’s to a stylish wedding season!