Sometimes New Orleans doesn't feel as southern as other cities, and I am not speaking in respect to the heat but more in regards to our tea isn't quite as sweet, or "R"'s don't drawl and I don't see Vera Bradley bags on every shoulder of every lady. But this Friday's event at Canal Place always reminds me of our location in the deep south as patrons of the Sippin' in Seersucker event are dressed to the "T" in their breathable striped attire.
I personally think that men look like handsome gentleman in seersucker suits but a good friend of mine has been known to tell men that she thinks they look like great big giant babies. Regardless of your feeling on the fabric I recommend checking out this event and dressing the part of the southern lady or gentleman. Fashion coordinated parties are always the most fun. Tickets are $35 and entertainment will be provided by Topsy Chapman's Tribute to Dinah Washington, The Preservation Hall Hot 4 Jazz Band, and The New Orleans BINGO! Show. This event supports the Ogden Museum and light food and summer cocktails will be served.
The cute Chaiken Clothing dress shown is available online on the Saks website. Guys need a suit? Perlis sells them for $250, and it is an investment that will last you for years (my father just replaced his after 25 years, and it was still in adequate shape). And trust me- most women will think you look great, there is just one girl in town that may approach you and tell you that you look like an infant child.