Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Big Easy

I wore this a few weeks ago to a gathering at Edmonton’s Bamboo Ballroom for a little shopping party to celebrate the release new collections by incredibly talented local designers AMOR jewelry and Suka Clothing.

I’ve been sitting on this high-low pleat dress from BB Dakota for a few weeks now and was super thrilled to finally have a chance to wear it out.

In other news, I'm officially back from my two day sojourn in New Orleans where I was attending the annual American Historical Association conference, seeing a bit of the amazing city, interviewing for a few jobs, and catching up with historian friends from around the US, Canada, and UK. For those who follow me on Twitter and Instagram you will know that I had a mild disaster-induced panic attack when my suitcase did not make it to New Orleans and I had job interviews the next morning. After waiting several hours after the bags were supposed to be delivered to the hotel for them to appear my amazing hotel roomies and I charged out after dinner and bought me all new clothes for my interviews. And then my bag showed up and so I got to spend most of the next day running around like a crazy person from interview to interview, returning purchases in between and going on a series of coffee and lunch/dinner/wine dates with old friends. So the whole was basically a whirlwind and I arrived home after a 13 hour series of flights ready to collapse. But it was an amazing, amazing trip and reminded me how much I miss all my historian friends and emergency shopping supports.

dress: BB Dakota via Shopbop / tights: Winners / shoes: Zigi Soho via Nordstrom Rack / blazer: Aritzia / necklace: the Met


JennaStevie said...

This dress is amazing!! I love the colour and the high low hemline.
Ugh sounds like you had quite the misadventure, at least your bag ended up there

christine said...

That dress is lovely! So glad that you got your luggage, but too bad you had to return everything you bought the next day....did you keep anything???

Cee said...

It sounds like you had an absolutely crazy trip - thank goodness your bag finally made it! Hope the interviews went well :)

On a fashion-related note, this dress is just fabulous. The deep blue shade really suits you!


Emma Usain said...

The whole outfit is really amazing. I'm also loving your hair, it's so sleek. The whole outfit is really working for you.

Ellie said...

Well on a bright note, this is a gorgeous outfit, you look amazing! But I am SO sorry to hear about all the trouble with your suitcase! Glad it all worked out!!


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I haven't been to NOLA in forever. Jealous! Love the necklace!

Marie a la Mode said...

The dress is STUNNING on you! And wow, what a whirlwind trip you had! Glad your bag finally showed up. One time I took someone else's luggage home from the airport by mistake, oops. Luckily I had my phone # on my luggage and the lady called to tell me she had mine!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Sounds like your flight and time spent in New Orleans was very busy! I'm happy you are wearing this high-low BB Dakota dress. It looks perfect on you.

welldressedmaker said...

Oh gosh, I was wondering if your luggage did turn up afterwards. Glad to hear it all worked out and that you had a lovely time catching up with all your friends!
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LyddieGal said...

sounds like a crazy trip - and at least everything worked out, you had a great time, and eventually made it home in one piece!

Unknown said...

One of my biggest fears when traveling is losing my luggage, ugh what a nightmare, I hope the interview went well though. This is a great necklace and it sounds like you have such great people in your life!


Adrienne said...

I'm sorry to hear about all the craziness! Glad to hear your luggage was returned to you, and that you had an amazing trip:)

I'm loving high-low dresses, and the color and pleats really make this one gorgeous.

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Annie L said...

Love this dress, you are so stunning in blue.
xo Annie


Well, so happy to hear that it all worked out better. luggage episodes like that are no fun, I try to carry extra piece or two in my carry all ever since that happened to me. I love the pleats! Hope you have a great w/e. /Madison :)

Elle Sees said...

love nola...it's my fave city in the US!I'm so glad things turned around for you. I know that was beyond frustrating.

Kristina Pellien said...

Your dress is to die for! Also, I just bought a pair of studded cigarette slippers and am wearing them with like, everything. <3

Sandy Joe said...

The shape of the dress and that necklace - to die for. I haven't mentioned it yet either but I love your witchay header / blog design vibe.

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