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Edited by on February 20 2012 at 4:51 PM

There’s not many phrases we hate more than “Fat Tuesday,” but we will jump on the Mardi Gras train. Beads, boobs, booze and gumbo come to mind when thinking about the great southern carnival, and we can never resist a good party. Get back to work tomorrow flaunting your greatest green, gold and purple pride, as seen in our Look of the Day.

Click on each individual style below for more information and additional photos.

Clockwise from top right:

This modern take on a classic tail coat gets dressed up in rich purple velvet with black satin lapels. Versus Velvet Jacket, $1,231

The roomy interior and shoulder strap make this bag as cute as it is functional. Aldo Cognac Satchel, $39.99

Flared Kelly green pants are perfectly festive as they are office appropriate. N° 21 Flared Trosuer, $777

Sky-high with a sweet, girly edge, this lace boot will at least make you look innocent. Jeffrey Campbell Lace Lita Platform Boots, $164

What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with gold flecks at your fingertips? Deborah Lippmann Shake Your Groove Thing Nail Lacquer, $18

You don’t have to flash anyone to snag these not-so-plastic celebratory beads. Chanel Vintage Beaded Necklace, $2,183 / K. Amato Vintage Inspired Beaded Necklace, $72

All together wild and glamorous, some animal print adds a golden touch to top off this festive outfit. Giambattista Valli Leopard-Print Cotton Peplum Top, $1,430

Story by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.