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5 NYE outfit ideas you have to try

Posted in Fashion
on 12/29/2017

Hello hello my friends! Hope y’all had a great Christmas and will have an even better new year! I for one, cannot freaking fathom how 2018 is just around the corner. I’ll most likely be curled up on the couch with my dog watching a movie with some champs, but for those of you going out, I know how stressful NYE outfits can be. You want glitz, but not too much glitter, fun, but not something too over the top… I feel you on finding that balance. So I’m share with y’all my secret.

My go to for any party outfit goes as follows…

statement piece + basic = PARTYPARTYPARTY


black turtleneck // fringe skirt (similar) // chunky heel (THESE ARE AMAZING)

It’s no secret I am obsessed with my black turtleneck haha. I’ve featured it on another recent post too. I just love how chic it is paired with a skirt. So bottom line, go get yourself one (you will never put it down). How amazing is this fringe skirt? I found it at our last call Dillards this summer and got such a great deal on it! I thought the black on black was “dressy” enough for NYE but also super comfortable and at least a lil bit warm.

Here’s a few ideas for y’all if you’re not into the fringe skirt + turtleneck combo. I tried to have a look for any NYE plans (house party, going out, freezing temps, warm temps… you get it).

I would so do (1) black culottes (I am about to buy bc #obsessed), fun top, chunky heel for something more dressy. If it’s warm where ya are (2) a black jean skirt with a fun statement belt, chunky sweater, booties would be so casual chic. For those who wanna be a lil flashy do a (3) sequin top, black flares, chunky heel. You can always do that “classic” NYE look with (4) a fun dress with a fur jacket. If you’re a romper gal, do (5) a basic romper with some statement jewelry — earrings, necklaces, bracelets really just whatever you like best.

Y’all let me know what your plans are below! Are you going out or staying in?

catch ya on the flip (aka 2018)


Black, leopard and a little bit of patent leather | Dressing for a Southern Winter

Posted in Fashion
on 11/22/2017

IT’S BEEN A LONG 21 DAYS SINCE I’VE LAST POSTED, Y’ALL. To be honest, those few weeks have been some of the hardest times of this year. But hey, I am back! Thank you lord for Thanksgiving break, although it may only be two days for me when I factor in my work schedule. Nonetheless, I am thankful to have some sort of break. The end of the school year is coming WAAYY too fast.

Let’s dive into this post — featuring a super simple, super chic neutral look. It’s so perfect for the Louisiana “winters” we have (cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon).

turtleneck // leopard mini // black crossbody bag (same style, different print) // cabby hat // patent leather booties

Black and leopard… WHAT A COMBO. I picked up this skirt from work a few weeks ago but I was saving it for a black turtleneck. I finally found this one at Brandy Melville while I was in NYC. I threw these patent leather booties on to lighten up the look! Neutrals are my jam always. I am so happy leopard is coming back into style cause man I was missing it from my 2005 days.

I took a few pictures with my cabby hat (which I get so nervous to rock) to show y’all how to edge it up a bit. These are absolutely everywhere (thank you Niall Horan for bringing this trend BACK) and I am starting to like hats? Never thought I would say that haha.

get the look

On a side note: peep my hair. Goodness gracious, it’s looking rough. That half and half thing? Not digging it. Bought myself some hair dye today so I’ll report back tomorrow with the results. Wish me luck!


xo, Madison

Life Lately | March Edition

Posted in Lifestyle
on 03/31/2016

Well it’s officially official. One more month until I finish my freshman year of college. What the heck?! I cannot be growing up this fast. March was definitely a great month that consisted of two extremes – taking a lot of tests and having a lot of fun. I’m going to recap my month of March for y’all in this short post. Let’s do this! :)

As I get closer to the end of the school year, I think about how much I’m going to miss my roomie, Olive. Ah the times we have shared this year. I’m trying to cherish every moment of living with her!! This picture is from a girls night out in Tigerland! I always enjoy getting to hang out with my gals all dressed up.

Living in SoLA, I’ve grown up with beignets – and man am I happy about that. These fried pieces of dough can really bring me some joy and a full stomach. There’s nothing I love more than being able to eat a huge breakfast and get my day started the right way.

Going to school at LSU has it’s perks ;) My friends and I recently went to Pi Kappa Phi’s “Swampwater” party. They had Moon Taxi play and I ended up accidentally meeting them which was super exciting! If you haven’t listened to them check out their song “Morocco” here. The weather was absolutely horrible so I ended up taking the theme and running with it by wearing my Hunter boots, a green Piko top, some cutoff jean shorts with my long black necklace double wrapped.

rainy day looks


Spring break was one for the books. Pretty much all of the LSU student body headed to Gulf Shores for a week of fun. The weather was not the best, but we made it work. Most of the day, I ended up wearing shorts  over my bathing suits. I’ll link some bathing suits I’m obsessed with below.

bathing suit obsessed

After Spring Break, I was able to take an actual break for a few days in my hometown. I did a little shopping at Forever 21 (my town just got one) and some local boutiques. I’m doing a post on this outfit soon, so look out for that. I’m linking some of my purchases below!

my recent purchases

While exploring around in downtown Cov (one of my faves), I decided to try some juice from Wildcrafter. I had never done juice before, so the woman who was working there let me sample all of the flavors – and let me just say props to the people who can drink green juice. I ended up going with a pineapple, apple, and aloe vera combination which was super refreshing. It’s expensive to drink handmade organic juices so I don’t think I’ll be taking up that as a hobby anytime soon.

Girls night consisted of face masks and french braids. Madeline and I went for it and wet some Columbian roast and put it on our faces – to help our skin and for the photo op (isn’t everything for the picture?). We had a great night hanging out before she goes back to SCAD for her last quarter this year.

As ya’ll saw in my previous post, Easter Sunday was a day of fun, family, and food for me. Here’s a picture of me and my sweet Mama celebrating. Most people say we look like twins. Do y’all see the resemblance?

How was y’alls month of March? Give me some feedback in the comments below!


I’m feelin’ 19 | Birthday OOTD

Posted in Fashion
on 01/24/2016

Happy Birthday to me! :) I had such a fantastic day yesterday with my friends and family. We ended up heading into NOLA for the day and met my Mom, Bruce and twin sister Reagan. We all ate lunch at Domenica in the Roosevelt Hotel. I split a Prosciutto pizza and some Squid pasta (sounds weird but soo yummy). We went to eat some desert in the Roosevelt after and to take some pictures of the whole group. Then my parents and Reagan headed back to Mandeville and the rest of us went to the Riverwalk. I literally hadn’t been there since seventh grade so it had changed a lot lol. We walked around and I ended up “treating myself” (I love Parks and Rec but mostly Tom Haverford) to a pair of Ray Bans on the discounted rack. They had a “defect” in them so they were on sale for $99! I normally NEVER pay full price for sunglasses so it worked out well! I am really into the brown lens with the black frame- I had never seen them before!

Once we left NOLA, we got some pizza (twice in one day I know) and then went out in Baton Rouge and it was such a great time! Thanks to my friends and family for making my birthday so special, I love each and every one of you!

Here’s some pictures of my outfit for y’all to see!





J Crew Waxed Jacket // J Crew Gigi Pants // We The Free Thermal // J Crew Vest // Tory Burch Boots // Ray Bans // Mini MAC // MK Sport Watch // Bauble Bar Tassel Bracelet 

The weather yesterday was such a bummer because it was freezing. It’s been pretty cold here in Louisiana for the past few weeks… I’m not sure if I like it or not. For warmth, I went for layers. I borrowed this thermal turtleneck from Maddie, and I am in LOVE with it. It looks so cute with a vest on or even to wear it on its own with a long necklace. Over that, I layered my J Crew Excursion vest (shocker there.. Told y’all I was obsessed with vests). To top off my top half, I wore my J Crew Waxed Jacket. I talked about how much I love this piece in my winter essentials post so you can click for more deets. For pants, I chose my J Crew Gigi pants. These are seriously the freaking best. They’re a step up from leggings because they have stitching/piping on the back of the leg and they zip in addition to being a super stretchy and thick material.

To top off my outfit I wore my Tory Burch riding boots, and I carried my Mini MAC (fave crossbody EVER). For accessories, I wore my usual MK Sport Watch as well as my tassel cuff from Bauble Bar. Like I mentioned earlier in this post, I picked up a new pair of Ray Bans and I decided to wear them too!

What do y’all do for your birthday? Let me know in the comments below! Until Wednesday..

xoxo, louisiana girl in pearls

Winter essentials for a winter in Southern Louisiana

Posted in Fashion
on 01/10/2016

Since it’s FINALLY decided to get cold here in Southern Louisiana, I’ve had to break out some of my winter essentials for wear. I tend to gravitate towards the same basic pieces and then I’ll add some color with accessories scarves, jewelry, or even lip color. Well, let’s get to it y’all! Here are some of my winter essentials for this South Louisiana weather…


Puffer Vest // Bean Boots // Ray Bans // Field Jacket // Chunky Scarf // Hunter Boots

// Puffer Vest //

Seriously one of my all-time favorite pieces ever. I have quite a few vests in multiple colors, so I really could throw this baby on over any outfit. It’s perfect for a day when it’s not exactly cold enough for a jacket, or even when it get’s cold I’ll wear it underneath a jacket for some more warmth. I’ve styled one of my favorite vests, the J. Crew Factory herringbone quilted vest here.

// Bean Boots //

After many seasons of lusting over these, I bit the bullet and got a pair last year. My sweet Mama is actually Maine born-and-raised so she helped me with the sizing since she knows her stuff (you should order a size down from your normal size). I love breaking these out in the winter time with some warm knit socks over leggings or even jeans. They are a super versatile shoe that can be worn in cold or even wet weather.

// Ray Bans //

In my book, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses is an essential ALWAYS. I carry at least one pair around with me at all times. These aviators with green flash lenses are perfect to add a pop of color to my outfit. See how I wear them in the winter time here, here, and here.

// Field Jacket //

I love this jacket to layer over a vest or even to throw on over a simple top. It’s waxed so it’s super structured but it’s such a classic look. I scored it on eBay for around $50 with the tags and everything, so I love showing off this great find.

// Chunky Scarf //

Last season, I picked this up in white and black from Old Navy. I love adding a chunky knit scarf to any outfit to warm it up, or even to make it a little more casual. These scarves come in so many different colors, you’ll be able to find one to match any outfit.

// Hunter Boots //

I featured these in my Wednesday post this week. I normally always pair them with something neutral on top since they are such a show stopper. Wearing some super thick, knit socks is always a must with these bad boys to ensure my feet keep warm. Perfect for cold and/or wet weather just like my Bean Boots!

What are your winter essentials for where you live?

xoxo, louisiana girl in pearls

NOLA Daze | Feat. Maddie + Zach

Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle
on 01/06/2016







I finally was able to take a real break this week and I always love the idea of playing tourist in my own city for fun. Living in Baton Rouge, we don’t get to go to NOLA as much as I did in high school since it’s not the quickest trip. When I’m home, I make it a point to head into the city. It’s one of my favorite places in the world, and hopefully someday I’ll be able to live there.

Maddie, Zach and I went Uptown to Magazine Street, Oak Street and St. Charles to do a little exploring and picture taking. The weather has been super duper bi-polar this winter, and it was surprisingly actually pretty chilly. I’m one of those people who wouldn’t dare to ruin an outfit with some chunky layers just to keep warm, so of course I had to stay warm in style.

Maddie and I both chose to rock our Hunters (which we LUURRVE) and some jeans. We are super into ripped jeans, especially in this medium wash. I opted for a monochromatic top half featuring a chunky oatmeal colored knit sweater from Madewell (which I borrowed from Maddie #blessed), and my cream quilted puffer vest from J Crew. Maddie is sporting a pale pale blue colored basic tee from Urban and for warmth she added an olive army-inspired jacket and chunky scarf.

I took a few shots of Zach just to show y’all how much he was SLAYING. There are so many things I could say about Zach, but really I’ll just leave it at the fact that he used to wear ugly tennis shoes and jeans… Look at him now. Started from the bottom now he’s here. Zach doesn’t get cold easily so he opted for some short navy shorts with a belt, basic white tee and denim jacket. His urban, yet preppy look wasn’t complete without a Vineyard Vines hat and some Adidas Stan Smiths.



I’ll link all of our outfit details here.

// m e //

Sweater {similar} // Vest // Jeans {seriously my favorite jeans EVER.} // Hunter boots // Longchamp Le Pliage tote // Bar necklace // MK Tortoise Sport Watch // Ray Ban Flash Lenses Aviators

// m a d d i e //

Basic tee // Army-inspired jacket // Jeans // Hunter boots  // Leather tote // Scarf // Ray Ban Flash Lenses Aviators  // Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace 

// z a c h //

Basic tee // Denim Jacket // Navy Shorts // Vineyard Vines hat // Ray Ban Clubmasters // Adidas Stan Smith

Do y’all enjoy posts like these? Let me know! Until next time…

xoxo, louisiana girl in pearls

All I want for Christmas is…. | LGIP Christmas List 2015

Posted in Lifestyle
on 12/21/2015

Is it just me or is it every time Christmas rolls around I have the HARDEST time coming up with a list? Throughout the year I am always on Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and seeing things that make me go “OMG I WANT!” but then Christmas list making comes and hits me like a brick. I seriously struggled this year, y’all. I think the older I get, the more I realize that I don’t really need anything for Christmas, ya know? Well after some thought, I present to you my Christmas List 2015.


Ray Ban Aviators // J Crew Factory PJ Set // Blanket Scarf // S’well Bottle

// Ray Ban Aviators //

As you all well know- I am sunglass obsessed. Back in July, I broke my favorite pair of Ray Ban Aviators {I talk about this and about my newer pair in this post}. It was such a sad day for me… I had those glasses for four years. They were the first pair I was able to keep up with in the history of EVER. Nevertheless, I miss them dearly and thought I would ask for a new pair of them for Christmas this year.

// J Crew Factory PJ Set //

I’ve recently been on a PJ kick.. Is that even I real thing? I’m not sure but all I know is I’ve been really wanting a PJ set to cozy up in on Sunday mornings when I have nothing to do. Sleeping in a PJ set actually makes me feel like I have my life together somewhat.. lol only me. I plan on monogramming these to add my own flair to them!

// Blanket Scarf //

Blanket scarves are all the rage this season. I’ve seen them on my Instagram feed at least once a day for the past month or two. I love scarves but unfortunately it hasn’t really been cold enough here for me to rock them :( I’m hoping the weather will cool down and I can rock a chunky blanket scarf one day! A girl can only dream….

// S’well Bottle //

Along with being sunglass, PJ and scarf obsessed at the moment, I have always been a fan of water bottles. My favorite are Camelbacks and Tervis Tumblers. I always bring a bottle of water with me to work or to my classes to be sure I’m staying hydrated. Having an adorable water bottle really does make me want to drink water. S’well bottles keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. They’ve got so many patterns and colors, it was so hard to choose.

Well there you have it readers, my 2015 Christmas List. What are y’all asking for this year? Any of the same things that are on my list?

And if you’re still doing some last minute shopping… believe me I feel your pain. Keep this in mind!


Much love y’all. Until next post..

xoxo, louisiana girl in pearls

Black and White with Herringbone

Posted in Fashion
on 12/18/2015



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Photos by Madeline Dunbar.

J Crew Herringbone vest // White long sleeve tee // Suede button-up skirt {similar} // Black booties // Mini MAC // MK Tortoise Sport Watch // Ray Ban Flash Lens Aviators

How adorable is this black and white look featuring my favorite fall/winter piece a vest? I have been known to be vest obsessed. I love a simple outfit with a vest as a pop. This herringbone one from J Crew factory took me FORVER to snag.

I paired it with this adorable little suede swing skirt with button detail, and a basic long sleeve tee. I love the simplistic look of this black and white outfit. I finished things off with my Mini MAC and black booties.

On a side note, how can I just say how excited I am for Christmas? I can’t wait to spend time with my family and enjoy some quality food!

xoxo, louisiana girl in pearls