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Thanksgiving at the Races!

by Ashley on November 29, 2009

This guest post is by the gorgeous Mallory over at Miss Please continue to check out her site if you love to live an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and green lifestyle.  I chose this post for the amazing stylings of New Orleanians and thought it’d be a great way to show you how this city does it up!  You can see the original + comments here.

So apparently it’s a tradition among many in New Orleans to spend Thanksgiving day at the Fair Grounds, watching the horse races and dressing to the nines. I’d heard about this for the last few years, but this year was my first time to actually make it to the Fair Grounds for the races. Picking out horses based on their silly names (Chocolate Soldier anyone?) was fun enough, but my favorite part was people watching and seeing everyone’s fancy outfits and silly hats! Plus we ran into SO many friends, and we had a blast! This will definitely be a new Thanksgiving tradition for us!

me & Dave

The always lovely Angie, wearing an outfit I’m sure she probably made herself. (She’s so talented!)

I LOVED her coat and hat!

These girls were the cutest!

As were these ladies!

Emily from Sweet Olive Soap Works & her husband Chris, who is the drummer for The Bingo Show!

I loved these ladies and their race appropriate headwear. They gave me a card, the hats are designed by Kate McNee.

Heather & Mark of Unique Products



me & the wonderful and always stylish Jamie! (Ed: I’ve had a girl crush on Jamie for YEARS.)

Paul & Rhiannon

Todd & Ben

All images are owned by the lovely Miss Malaprop!


trashtastika December 2, 2009 at 12:49 am

I LOVE the steampunk outfits that Ange and Keith wore! And Todd’s red suit :)
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Retro Chick November 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm

How amazing does everyone look!?

What a great tradition, it’s good discover new traditions for yourself :D
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Piper November 30, 2009 at 11:51 am

Looks like such a fun time. I love it when I have an excuse to wear a hat!
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Harriet November 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

Oh wow, that looks like such a fun day out! And so many fabulously dressed people as well!
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Marta November 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

Looks like so much fun!


39th & Broadway November 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Love all the wild hats, so fun!

Hope you all had a lovely holiday!
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Alicia November 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm

What a fun way to spend Thanksgiving!
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jennine November 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm

i was going to say this over at miss malaprop, but wow… it looks like so much fun!
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Franca November 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

oh, I love everyone’s outfits! what a great tradition!
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