CCN might go down in history as one of the best sports as she cheerfully endured a ghost tour, sweltering heat and an almost 2-hour trolley ride stuck to my sweaty leg because we were packed in like sardines. Did I mention CCN is pregnant? CCN was the epitome of an expectant mother: responsible and of course, fashionable.
(Another fashionable mom wandering the streets of New Orleans...
we did not have kids with us but there may have been Cheetos)
CCN is a walking fashion lesson. A little statement necklace goes a long way. A statement necklace dresses up your basics and adds instant polish. Best ever a well-placed statement necklace draws the eye upward and becomes the focal point of your outfit.
CCN effectively mastered this twice on our NOLA weekend.
Start with a comfortable knit dress in a neutral color, a smart choice for a maternity-based wardrobe...or any wardrobe for that matter.*
Jersey Maxi Dress
$69.95 at Gap To Buy
(also available in a beautiful jade)
Empire Waist Knit Dress
$49.50 at Loft To Buy
Then the rest is easy, breezy and fun. Pick any statement necklace you want to work back to your basic dress. A longer strand with graduated layers will make you look taller whereas a chunkier piece that sits just below your neck draws the eye to the most flattering area of any women's body...the collar bone. Win/Win.
Layered Island Necklace
$7.80 at Forever21 To Buy
(long & layered)
Tinley Road Peach Cluster Drop Necklace
$34 at Piperlime To Buy
What I love most about CCN's outfits is that even though she is dressed as a Mom-to-Be, us non-expecting ladies could use these same tricks and wear these same outfits. A good fashion trick knows no body type...or due date. Plus it's easy to pull together and comfortable to wear. Besides who doesn't love an empire waist?
Items included in set: Gap maxi dress $70, Empire Waist Knit Dress: LOFT $49.50, Old Navy flat thong sandals $11, Tinley Road gold plated necklace $34, Tinley Road beaded jewelry $38, Hive Honey wooden necklace $19, Forever21 Island Necklace, $7.80
Oh CCN, you and Angelina keeping the streets of New Orleans fashionable one Mom at a time and apparently one black maxi dress at a time.
*I should note that neither dress CCN wore was maternity-wear. CCN's dresses were also not either dress above but similar to hers in color and/or style.
CC Tip: This never gets old...