Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Talk

 Hi Everyone!

Welcome to another edition of TUESDAY TALK!  Once a month, Fancy Ashley and I get together to chat.  We invite you to join us the third Tuesday of the month to share ANYTHING on your mind.  We've covered a wide range of topics from things that drive me crazy to vacations to swim suits and I assure you the list for the rest of the year will be just as diverse.  

When we moved into our house about two years ago, we instantly fell in love with our neighbors.  They're the sweetest people, are just fun to be around, and come outside to visit when they see three loud kids playing in the yard.  I'm telling you-they are GOOD people.  Long story short- the middle daughter is getting married in just a couple weeks in New Orleans, and Tab and I are making the trip for the wedding.  I'm super excited for many reasons...1. I can't wait to see this beautiful bride get married.  2. I've never been to New Orleans.  The closest I've come is a month long marathon of The Princess and the Frog when Ebby Lee was younger and obsessed with Tiana.  3. I love a reason to get all fancy, dress up, and have a night out with my man.

I started ordering some dresses a few weeks ago because my best "try on" sessions always happen at home, in front of my own mirror.  Nordstrom makes that so easy with free shipping and free returns.  If I'm lucky, I return things in store so I can aimlessly walk around the store and more often than not, find something I just can't live without.  ;)  So when Nordstrom asked me to partner with them to share some new spring items with you, I jumped on the chance to talk DRESSES!

Like I said, I ordered quite a few lots of dresses, have narrowed the playing field down to my absolute favorites and am hoping you'll help me decide which dress to wear to this upcoming New Orleans wedding by voting on your favorite! 

 The specifics are an afternoon wedding in New Orleans followed by a second line parade {you New Orleans girls will know what I'm talking about but I think it's the bridal party and guests following a band down the street from the church to the reception-correct me if I'm wrong}, and then a reception with dancing.

Every single dress in the pictures below is paired with these nude ankle strap sandals.  They have a block wedge so I'm thinking they scream "PARADE" a little more than a teeny heel.  And because of the nude color-they go with everything!

#1
 First up is this Charles Henry Bell Sleeve Dress.  It is cute, comfy, and the sleeves are to die for.  I paired it with a fun Kendra Scott pendant, my favorite go-to hoops, and the ankle strap sandals.  The Charles Henry quickly sold out, but this Halogen dress is super similar.


#2
This coral lace dress is a little different than something I'd normally gravitate towards, but I tried it on and loved it.


#3
Off-the-shoulder everything is so popular right now.  This dress totally fits the bill.  And it comes with a built in clasp that keeps the dress from riding up on your shoulders.  You know how some off-the-shoulder tops eventually ride up, that will not happen with this dress.


#4
This ruffle front high/low dress is fun!  This dress is super comfortable and the color is really pretty.


#5
The color of this lacey number is gorgeous...a very pretty purple.  I really like the lace-it keeps it very feminine.


#6
This Mandarin collar shift dress was so comfortable.  It's hard to tell from the picture but it had a little overlay with cute designs that are also navy.


#7
Floral + Lace + Spring Color= YES!  This pink floral lace dress is super feminine and still so comfy!


Now I need your help!  Which dress would you choose?  Please vote for your favorite!  And don't forget to check out what Fancy Ashley is chatting about today.

Also...a huge THANK YOU to Nordstrom for partnering with me today.  And maybe you have an upcoming wedding, graduation, or party and have been looking for a new dress?  Hope this is helpful for you!

See you tomorrow, friends!  XO



191 comments:

Bailey Bryant said...

#3. Hands down. :)

Leslie said...

Numbers two and six are my favorites! They're both very springy, and look great on you! Good luck making a decision!! :)

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Jen said...

I vote #3!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Number TWO!!! And I love the parade idea! How fun is that?!

Heaven's Roses said...

Well you looked great in all of them
But I especially like #2. The color and the fit are gorgeous!!

Kelly said...

2 or 3! Have fun!

Elizabeth Oliveto said...

They are all super cute - I love the coral lace though!
Xo, Elizabeth
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Katherine Darlington said...

#2 is my fav but #4 is close 2nd and it seems like it screams parade and dancing & very airy & light and I think New Orleabs gets humid and hot. You make all of those dresses look pretty.

Samantha Harris said...

3!!!! Stunning!

Marla Slaughter said...

2,3,4,or6! Couldn't pick just one! But! The lighter shades scream New Orleans in Spring!❤️ You'd be beautiful in a sack!

Kelsey O'Brien said...

#3! Love it!

brookerichardson said...

Since it's spring and I always vote comfortable for a wedding I vote #4 but they all look amazing on you! Love the color of #5, will fit right in with New Orleans!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

So I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help, but I absolutely LOVE #2, #3, and #6. I think I might be leaning towards #2 as my favorite (love the color and the cut), but you can't go wrong with any of them. FUN POST!!!!

Barri Chandler said...

#2 gets my vote for the wedding with #5 coming in 2nd! You should definitely go sleeveless for afternoon parading in New Orleans. It's sure to be warm and humid. You will have so much fun!

Sara Alexander said...

You look great in all of them! I really like #2 and (the first) #5! You may want to fix your numbering since there is 7 dresses! ;)

Allyson McGuire said...

For New Orleans I'd go colorful a so my vote is with 2, 4, or 5! We honeymooned in Nee Orleans and had the.best.time. Such good food and so much to do!

Sarah Shaneyfelt said...

#6 for sure! I wish it were sleeveless because it is hot in New Orleans! We love visiting there because there's so much to do (way more than the popular Bourbon Street) and you're going to love the 2nd line!
Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

I love the pink and the bright blue one! But let's face it… You look great in everything

beaner said...

I vote 3 or 4! Have fun, it sounds like a great time!!

Jen V. said...

I think I love #2 the best (it looks fabulous on you!)...but I also love #3...and #6...

Ash Lenzen said...

#2 is cut beautifully and fits you well. It's gorg!

Eileen said...

#4!

Kelly said...

#4

Julie Connelly said...

First of all, you make this hard because you look amazing in ALL of them!!!! My absolute favorites are #2 & #4...I just love this color on you!!!! I personally would go with #4 cuz I prefer the flowy fit, but you look great in form fitting stuff so you will look awesome no matter what you wear!!! :)

Meagan Ruse said...

Smokin hot!!! I thought you looked beautiful in all of them but I kind of loved #2

Ann said...

4 and then 3. It will be warm and humid in NOLA.

Unknown said...

#2 No comparison. You look beautiful in it.

Rae K said...

#2 ALL THE WAY!!!

Angie N said...

Definitely #3!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

Love the first black one with the bell sleeves & the coral lace sheath dress!

Narci Dreffs said...

Number two is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to hear about the wedding too!

Cheri said...

#4 screams FUN and the color is stunning on you.

clan mcmillen said...

#5..the color looks AMAZING with your skin and hair and the length makes your legs look so long! But honestly, you look beautiful in them all!

Elizabeth said...

2, 3, 4, or 7!!! But I think 3 is my favorite!

kgale said...

I love #2! New Orleans is such a fun city! Have a great trip! :)

Katelyn Griffin said...

2 or 3 look awesome !

Seeking Sandy said...

I can't choose just one! I can narrow it down to my favorites, #1, #3 and #5. Sounds like so much fun! I love a good wedding!

Kathleen said...

I like the last one. #7

Unknown said...

Yes ^ It's beautiful on you!

Slightly Askew Designs said...

They're all so pretty but my vote is #4 ;)

Amy said...

#3 looks great on you but I also love #6

Karen Howell said...

3!!!

Breana said...

#2 all the way!! You look gorgeous in that color and the fit is...well it's perfect!! I LOVE #2!!

Karen Howell said...

3!!!

Ashley said...

It's so hot and humid here in NOLA. Wear one that's sleeveless. 2 and4 are so pretty! Stray away from something dark for a daytime spring wedding! Of course, you're pretty in them all!

Andrea Terrell said...

I feel number 4 screams New Orleans. Perfect for daytime wedding and the parade. Don't forget to go to Cafe Du Monde for beignets.

The Bolinskys said...

2!!!

Valerie Cox said...

2 and 5 are my faves! Eat a beignet at Cafe du Monde!

Rachel Embery said...

#4 for sure!!!

Sonia Salas-Limon said...

2,3 & 7 are all fantastic on you! Keep em all!

Unknown said...

You look FAB in all of them! My vote is for #4!!!!

Karlene said...

3 & 7 are my favorites!

KB said...

2!!!!!

Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said...

#2 hands down. The cut and color are fabulous. We are headed to NOLA this summer to visit friends. Can't wait to see what you think of the area.

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Unknown said...

#2!!! You look gorgeous in it!

PotchMcClosk said...

#3!

Elizabeth Connolly said...

#2!!

Mother Henn said...

#3....the blue off the shoulder! It's a stand-out!

Kathy Olson said...

#2-You look amazing in it!

Gucci Girl said...

#2 for the wedding but you should keep #3 for another event bc it is beautiful on you, too!

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

#2 or #5 - GREAT colors on you and great for NOLA!!

Cheryl said...

#2....it's light, airy and you look like perfection in it.

Chrystianne R. S. said...

LOVE #2!!! That coral color and the cut look STUNNING on you! I think I may need to buy that dress for myself actually.

Debbie K. said...

#2 fits you perfectly and looks so feminine and beautiful on you.

Autumn Piette said...

Number 4, and also number 2

Kelli Badder said...

#2 is my fave and #7 is a close second

Laci Murray said...

#2 or #3 are both winners in my book! All of the dresses are lovely on you.

Pam A. said...

My goodness, how can you choose! you look fab in everyone! I am not a purple person, but you look great in that dress!

Kathryn Matteson said...

#2!!! It's gorgeous and appropriate for a wedding. I feel like the others are too casual

Unknown said...

#2 or #3!!!

Sophia said...

The second or the third one is my favorite!!

Unknown said...

2 or 5 are absolutely amazing on you

Unknown said...

The are all gorgeous on you but #3 is a definite standout!!

Carolyn Vassallo said...

Tied at #3 and #7, love both! Those Vince Camuto shoes have been on my wishlist, but you've inspired me to take the plunge ;)

Sally said...

I like #4 and #2. Both are pretty on you.

kris said...

#2 is my favorite!

Blaise said...

#2 or #4!!! LOVE the fun spring colors and they seem perfect for a NoLa wedding!

kris said...

#2 looks amazing on you!

Kristen said...

2 or 3😊

Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said...

I think you look goregous in #2!! I also love #3 on you too! A New Orleans wedding sounds fabulous, I just went for the first time for Mardi Gras and it was such an amazing city :-)
xo
Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

Kathy Lang said...

I think #2 looks amazing on you and would be perfect for a wedding in New Orleans! I think #3 #4 and #7 would be great for other occasions...are you sure you don't need to keep them?! ha ha!

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

That coral dress is gorgeous on you - definitely would go with that option!

ProudAuntKaren said...

#3 please!

Brigid Hamilton said...

#5!! But keep #2 as well... :)

Sally Lockwood said...

Number 4 is my vote. It's different and springy and flowey.....

Katy Tarbutton said...

Too many cute choices!!!!! New Orleans is such a neat city! We attended a wedding there not too long ago. SO MUCH FUN!!!!! Can't wait to see your pics!:)

Susan said...

#2 would be my pick. But I also like 3, 4, and 5.

Andrea C said...

Pink lace for sure!!

Meredith W said...

3 or 7 for the wedding. But keep the second one and find somewhere else to wear it! A graduation, church, etc. It is very flattering! :)

Amanda said...

I think #3 is the most stunning! I love the color and off the shoulder!

KacyRae said...

#3 is my absolute favorite, with #5 and #2 in close second! You look great!

Lisa B said...

3 or 7 for sure!

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

2, 3, 4 in that order
#2 was made for you! !

Jamie Christian said...

#4 I've seen alot of the wedding parades in NO, and this fits the bill! Plus, NO is humid, you don't want anything clingy!

Jenny said...

I love 1, 2 & 3, but for an afternoon New Orleans wedding I would definitely choose #2. It looks amazing on you and is a great spring color for an afternoon wedding!

Kerrie Melhorn said...

I vote for the coral lace #2. #4 the ruffle high/low is my second favorite.

Have fun at the wedding!

Jill B said...

#5 is so pretty! I love the color and it fits you beautifully. Also it's sleeveless so it won't be as hot as some of the others.

Katie B said...

Numbers 2 or 5!

Micah said...

I'm so excited you're coming to NOLA--you're going to love it! All the dresses are beautiful, but I'd go sleeveless, especially if you're going to be outside for a 2nd line--it will be hot and humid!

Lisa Robinson said...

#3 or #7 are my favorites!

JessicaC said...

#5

Kaylee Steiner said...

2. But you seriously look great on all of them! You're a beautiful woman!

live compassionately said...

I absolutely understand why you are having a hard time deciding! They all look so good! Number 2 was my favorite, but honestly any of them would be gorgeous!

Sara Fehrenbacher said...

Number 2 coral is definitely my favorite! It is very flattering and feminine, dressy for a nice wedding, and bright and springy. The nude underneath will go very nicely with the nude heels.

Melanie said...

The purple lace dress SCREAMS New Orleans to me! I love it, it's so festive for the city but gorgeous for a wedding too!

Laura said...

#1 - 3 are my favorite dresses! I think #2 is best for the wedding, but definitely scoop up the others for date nights and other evens! So pretty!

Ashley Hall said...

I loved them all but my favorite hands down was #2 the coral lace! Have fun! NOLA is an amazing city!

Elizabeth said...

All are gorgeous but my votes is for #4 or #7.

Elizabeth said...

My vote is for #3 or #7!

Rachel Tran said...

1, 2 or the last one! But you can't go wrong they are all beautiful!

Susan Williams said...

#3 is my pick! I love love love NOLA. It's one of my favorite places to go for a weekend visit! Please go to Palace Cafe, sit at the dessert bar, and get bananas foster. Also, take the street car down St. Charles - so beautiful!

Elizabeth Valdez said...

#2 is my FAVORITE! It looks so good on you. I would definitely go with that one :).

Shana said...

Definitely #2. Perfect wedding dress in New Orleans!

Shana said...

Definitely #2 Perfect wedding dress!

Chrissy said...

Number 2 is definitely the most "New Orleans!" It's perfect!

Mrs W said...

They all look so good on you!! But I like #7 and #3 the best!! Have fun and let us know which one you picked! :)

Laura W said...

dress number 2 or 4!

#2 is my favorite!

BronteR said...

I love number 2, it's so perfect for this time of year.

Angela Bateman said...

#3!

Natalie Clark said...

Definitely #2!!! If you need a back-up, then #7. Those two are so flattering on you and I love the colors!

V @ X-tremely V said...

My pick is #3! I love them all, but the color of this one screams New Orleans to me:)

Kim said...

I love number 2.. or 3.. out of these two which ever one is the most comfortable. you look beautiful in all of them..

Ashley Lang said...

Number 2!!! But number 3 is a close second!

Kara said...

#3 has the "wow" factor..#2 is gorgeous and very "wedding"

Rachael Stout said...

#3 or #7! I love 3. Enjoy!

April Parrish said...

#2 is beautiful on you!!!

tarheelmom said...

Absolutely! 2 is great! Second choice is 7

Alexis deZayas said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're coming to New Orleans! You HAVE to try some crawfish, beignets from Cafe Du Monde, and ride a streetcar while you are here. Also I LOVE option #2 on you! Please please email me if you have an New Orleans related questions :) alexis.dezayas@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

The ruffle front high low dress is breath taking! Love!!

Marion said...

From someone that grew up in the deep south with all my moms family in Louisiana I've been to more than a few weddings on the bayou :) I would say stay away from the black dresses. I would say 2, 3 or 5.

Chan said...

I just wanted to say that I just got back from New Orleans, we spent a few days there before a cruise. I saw a wedding parade and it looked so fun! I would say that you need comfortable shoes, it looks like the wedding parade did a lot of walking. Also restaurants that were amazing, Cochon Butcher, K-Paul's Open Kitchen, and Red Fish Grill.

Michelle said...

I say #2 for sure!! Love it.

Kristen said...

Coral lace or blue off the shoulder are my favorites!

Kelly said...

#2, 4, or 7. they are all fabulous on you!!

The Lindquist Family said...

I really love them all, the really pretty purple and lace is my favorite I think!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Without a doubt, #3!!!! You look AH-MAZING. I have a dress almost identical to it in red and I could not love it more!

Bailey Morris said...

Purple all day!! Looks easy to move around in for the second line & beautiful on you!

Patty said...

I love # 2 the best but 4 and 7 are very nice, too! Have a fantastic time in New Orleans!!!

Kara Bonilla said...

#3 or #5! You look amazing in those jewel tones!

Lara D said...

#2 or #3 are both amazing!! You can't go wrong with either. Something to think about - depending on warm it is in NO when you go, the lace may make it warmer if you're walking down the street in that parade and such. #3 may be a little more comfortable if it's warm out, but again we sacrifice comfort for fashion, don't we?? Enjoy your time!!

Miss Lo said...

#2. Gorg! :)

ahbaker11 said...

#2 and #5 are my favorites! #2 - the cut and color looks fabulous! #5 the cut and the color really stand out on you and are so pretty! You look gorgeous in all of them though! It was so hard to even give 2 favs! Have fun!! :)

Corinne said...

I LOVE #2, but since it sounds like it might be a long, fun day, I wouldnt choose it for this event. I would pick #4. The color is AMAZING, especially for summer. And it looks like it will be cool and comfortable all day long (even if you eat multiple pieces of cake!). Ha! You can tell where my priorities are.

Perfectly Port said...

Oh man #2 is beautiful on you and fits you like a glove and it's fun to go out of our comfort zone a bit ❤ have fun on your trip!!!

Cristina Pennington said...

I LOVE # 2 on you!!!! The color is amazing. Also like #7!

LEM said...

Definitely purple or blue. Love those jewel tones for such a vibrant city!
I have similar coloring to you and I think the coral would wash me out. You look fabulous in all of them!

Danielle said...

I live in New Orleans! Just watch your shoes bc the roads down here can be tricky with potholes and uneven road. Not to mention the 'bourbon street slush'. You'll look gorgeous, I'm sure! Love the dresses!

LEM said...

Definitely the jewel tones for such a vibrant city! The blue or purple, for sure. I have similar coloring as you and I think coral washes me out. You look fabulous in all of them though!

Kim Taylor said...

#7

Melissa Green said...

All are gorgeous but #4 is my favorite! :)

Julie Clark said...

#2

Faith Storck said...

Every dress looks good on you! My decision, living in LA, would be based on if the wedding and reception were inside or outside. It's hot and humid here and you don't want to be sweating! Whichever one has the lightest material and offers more airflow is the one I'd go with if the venues are outside! 😂

Stacy Peterson said...

I like #4 best because the color is gorgeous and it looks more comfortable for a parade and hot weather than #2.

Lauren Nowlin said...

#2 and #5 look gorgeous on you!!

Whitney Weber said...

I like #2 and #6 the best. Keep in mind that it will likely be hot and very humid in New Orleans. A second line is so much fun and so is New Orleans. Ride the street car, eat at Commander's Palace, get beignets. So much more to see and do!

Lisa C said...

#2 is gorgeous but so is #4 (and might be better with the humid weather)

Jennifer Stillwell said...

No. 4 is my favorite, it looks so good and will be light and fun to dance in

Megan said...

I am loving 2!! You look hot!!! And I love 7 also! But I seriously love them all you look amazing!!! What's the most comfortable. Comfort goes a long way in the decision. Sounds like it need to be cool and comfortable!!

Nicole said...

2 and 7 are my favorite. I think shades of pinks are your color! Can't wait to see your pick!

Jennifer Thull said...

I choose #3.

Whitney Pegram said...

Oh my heart! How do you even choose?!? I love #2, #4 & #7! I'm not much help! 🙈 Have SO much fun, girl!

Melanie Kaltakjian said...

#2!!!

Alana H said...

#2!

kris said...

Blue off the shoulder dress for sure!!!

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

Ummm you'd look amazing in a paper bag, friend. But my vote is either the first one or that gorgeous little purple one. Seriously, you can't go wrong.

That Inspired Chick

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

Edit! I meant the second one (coral lace) and the purple one!

Candice Ibarra said...

coral lace!

KVC said...

# 2
Fun post!

Kara Block said...

First of all, you're gorgeous! I love 2! Then 5.:)

Amy said...

#3 love the color

Jess said...

2 or 4, but they're all gorgeous!!

Lizzie said...

2 or 5!

Marianne said...

#3 is absolutely stunning!

Tanya said...

#7 Pink blush lace!

Abby said...

The purple one FOR SURE!!!! I think I need to go shopping now!! :)

Joy said...

#2

Kelsey said...

Number 2! You look beautiful in it!!

Lid Dee said...

No 2 the coral lace dress. You look like a super model! 😊

Terra Heck said...

They all look great on you. My top choices are #3 and #4.

giginpink said...

So many pretty choices, but #'s 2,3,4 or 7 are my favorites. For the wedding, either #2 or #4, since I think of heat and humidity in New Orleans and you will be second lining. (I love to visit however and am a proud native of Louisiana!) Save the other two dresses for something else, especially #7, it is gorgeous! Just like you! Laissez les bon temps rouler in N.O.!!!

ReachingBeyondMediocrity said...

I love #2 and #3. I'm curious to how warm it will be. That might help make your final decision! :)

Unknown said...

#3 and New Orleans is so fun!

Elizabeth said...

2 and 7 are super adorable on you!!!!

E said...

#3 is gorgeous!

Melanie said...

#2 is my favorite, looks great and it's different, it stands out. I also love #5 because of the lace and the purple... that color purple screams Louisiana and New Orleans parade. You'll love the city! We live about 90 miles from there so we visit often. For a fabulous brunch in casual NO style, I recommend Mother's... for a brunch buffet with a Jazz band in the heart of the city, try Court of Two Sisters on Royal!

cherrietopdworld said...

Corral!!!!!

pkleffler74 said...

#2 looks great!

Heather Lockhart said...

I'd say go with the blue off the shoulder number. I like the blush dress too, but I think you'll find everyone in a light pink so the blue will really stand out!

Rita Connors said...

3 or 7

Shelly said...

You look great in all of them! I love the colors in 2 and 5! :)

Kelly Wolf said...

First off you make them all look amazing so you really couldn't go wrong with any of them! :) But if I had to choose I would say #5 the purple lace number. It's bright, classy, yet still fun and comfortable looking. (Second choice would have to be the off the shoulder for something different and cute.)- - I can't wait to see which one you choose.