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Bon Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras Inspo On A Regular Tuesday

Fat Tuesday has always held a special place in my heart, from French class, to nights out, to beads, to crepes or jambalaya I’ve always celebrated this sinful holiday!  Here’s a little inspiration for the day

Word On What To Wear:  Purple, yellow and green!  The Mardi Gras official colors!  Since I’m working like the rest of us on a typical Tuesday I’ll be pairing my green Express Portofino blouse with some black pants and fun accessories, like my satin printed Nolita pumps (Prabal Gurng for Target, last seen here), yellow skinny belt (Express, old) and of course some purple beads with matching ring and bracelet (mark.)!  Finishing it off with a purple and gold makeup look and my headband fit for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Got Beads!?

Got Beads!?  Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Power Plum

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Fat Tuesday's Look

Fat Tuesday’s Look

 

Word On What To Do:  Make a New Orleans themed meal fit for a king!  May be a little hard to get down to Bourbon Street, but might as well eat like I’m there!  On the menu:  Jambalaya, Corn Bread, Green Salad and King Cake.  And maybe start the night with a hurricane?

image source:  http://www.coastalliving.com/food/kitchen-assistant/mardi-gras-recipes/print?print

For a good Jambalaya recipe I like this one, but it’s one of those dishes you can work with what you have!  Chicken and sausage, shrimp and sausage, pork and sausage, whatever you like!  Because this is “going up, on a Tuesday” go with a simple salad with dark greens for a bit more of southern taste and as for the king cake, pick this one up at a bakery/grocery store for a Tuesday night treat!

 

Bon Fat Tuesday!

Bon Fat Tuesday!

Bon Fat Tuesday!  You may not be heading out to Bourbon Street but there are a few things you can do to theme out your day.  And you know I love any reason to theme out my day and celebrate!  So here’s what I’m doing for Mardi Gras!

1.  Wear purple, yellow/gold and green!

Wearing Mardi Gras Colors by mark.

Mardi Gras Look with mark. 

To create this festive look I first used the mark. On The Dot Bold eye pallet ($16).  First I used shade 3 (yellow) all over the lid.  I then used shade 9 (purple) on the outer edge in a V shape and into the crease.  I patted on mark. i-mark in Empress ($7) in the center of my lid.  I lined under my eye first in that same yellow shade from the On The Dot Bold Eye Pallet then followed over it in the Empress shade for the outer half.  Finished off the look with mark. Get In Line Liquid Liner in Painted Black ($6.50) and 2 coats of mark. Scandalash Mascara in black.  Get the products used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Mardi Gras Look with mark.

Mardi Gras Look with mark.

2.  Make a festive dinner, something cajun and southern like a jambalaya or a dirty rice!

from Spicy Sweet and Neal

from Spicy Sweet and Neat

Here’s a great recipe for Louisiana-Style Smoked Sausage and Rice from my friend Sarah over at Spicy Sweet and Neat!  Making this tonight for sure!

3.  Watch a Juvenile video, like Nolia Clap or Back That * Up

Totally bead worthy.

4.  Enjoy some King Cake or Crepes.

Recipe and source

Recipe and source

I will always have a special place in my heart for crepes.  We would make them in french class where I was first introduced to these magical things!  I prefer them dessert style!

mmmm crepes, mmmm

mmmm crepes, mmmm

5.  Nightcap at a local watering hole with some Bourbon.

Bourbon Street!   Shout out to Mark!

Bourbon Street! Shout out to Mark!

…or maybe a non-alcoholic drink… out on a Tuesday night, you rebel you!  They give everyone beads anyway.  Shout out to Mark since this is from his time down in the dirty south!

Bon Fat Tuesday!