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Spring Dress Code

Dresses, skirts, walking shorts and jeans with cute blouses are the wardrobe for the warm months.

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Photos by Romney Photography
Beige linen walking shorts have a buttoned cuff by Jenny Han, $68, and are worn with a chocolate tube top by Free People, $28; both from Sweet Pea (802 Nashville Ave., 899-4044; 607 Chartres St., 524-2244). A brown leather belt with half-moon buckle by Streets Ahead, $178, from Mira Bella Shoes & Accessories (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888), makes the outfit spectacular; and it's finished with amber earrings made from vintage beads, $40, from Fairy (3634 Magazine St., 269-2033); and a gold cuff with turquoise, garnet and pink-colored stones, $12, from Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com).
A circular turquoise skirt has brown print on it and is embellished on the front with beads, copper coins and shells by Basil and Maude, $172; and around her neck is a brown shimmer-knit pullover sweater by Michael Stars, $51, both from The Villa (1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1, Mandeville, 985-626-9797). The oversized shell hoop earrings, $55, are from Mira Bella Shoes & Accessories (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888); the wooden bead bracelet, $10, is from Sweet Pea (802 Nashville Ave., 899-4044; 607 Chartres St., 524-2244); and the white calf and beige thong sandals by Vaneli, $79, are from Ele Shoes & Accessories (3316 Magazine St., 309-8674; www.eleshoes.com).
A soft periwinkle prairie dress has yellow flowers printed on it, puffed sleeves and a green striped grosgrain ribbon tie around the midriff by Free People, $128, from Sweet Pea (802 Nashville Ave., 899-4044; 607 Chartres St., 524-2244).
A gray-green textured stripe prairie blouse with beige satin around the waist and on the button front by Karlie, $74; tops low-rise blue jeans by James Cured by Seun, $176, both from Tomato (3318 Magazine St., 895-0444).
A sheer floral sundress with a kerchief hem has braided straps and satin lining by Beau Bois Design Laboratory, $99. It's dressed up with earrings fashioned from green vintage beads dangling from a silver teardrop, $40, and a delicate square-link silver bracelet with green vintage beads, $60, all from Fairy (3634 Magazine St., 269-2033). A circle of mother-of-pearl shells is centered by platinum leather straps on sandals with a small heel by Vaneli, $94, from Ele Shoes & Accessories (3316 Magazine St., 309-8674; www.eleshoes.com).
A green silk dress printed with brown leaf patterns has a sweetheart neckline with a mesh ruffle, spaghetti straps and rushing on the front and sides by Nicole Miller, $300, from Angelique (7725 Maple St., 866-1092). The vintage amber tube bead earrings, $40, are from Fairy (3634 Magazine St., 269-2033); and the silver bracelet with turquoise, blue topaz, peridot and citrine stones, $395, is from Sabai (3115 Magazine St., 899-9555; 924 Royal St., 525-6211). The shoes are khaki and bronze mules by Donald Pliner, $185, from Saint Germain Designer Shoes and Accessories (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., Suite 208, 522-1720).



A white dress with a crocheted top and lace bodice has spaghetti straps by Maria Bianca Nero, $290, from Ballin's (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025).
A long aqua knit Grecian-style dress has a V-neck front and back and is open in the front with a braided brown, beige and aqua knit belt with a coconut shell buckle by Sweetees, $122. Brown and blue earrings are made with seed beads woven on copper wire with brown bead dangles, $76; both from Ah-Ha (3129 Magazine St., 269-2442).

The Artists:

Model: Krista Altmeyer for AboutFaces Model and Talent Management (by appointment, 337-235-3223; www.aboutfacesmtm.com)

Hair: Kathy Rougelot for Cut Loose Hair Studio (102 Metairie Heights, Metairie, 833-4577 Ð formerly located in Lakeview)

Makeup: Nicole Gaudin for Cut Loose Hair Studio (102 Metairie Heights, Metairie, 833-4577 Ð formerly located in Lakeview)

Photography: Romney Photography (by appointment, 366-1808)

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