Mardi Gras Formal

Laissez les bon temps rouler, y’all! Mardi Gras season is almost officially over and boy will I miss the delicious king cakes and stellar carnival festivities. Did you know that the reason Mardi Gras balls are hosted is because they were considered the proper form of celebration in early French-reigned New Orleans, long before parades? The ‘carnival’ aspect came from the Spanish governing parties. Today, three hundred years after the first recorded Mardi Gras ball, the tradition continues to be celebrated during the carnival season!

Now, my dress color is not in fact one of the main colors of Mardi Gras (purple for royalty, gold for power and riches, and green for faith, as it is a religious celebration at its origin), but I haven’t been able to stray away from red lately! 😉  Although I borrowed this particular gown, similar ones will be linked at the end of this post! Enjoy, lovies! xoxo

Gown: Nordstrom, Lulus, Lulus, Macy’s, Macy’s

Earrings: Nordstrom

Heels: Zappos, Lulus, Amazon

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