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GLAM Travels: New Orleans

If you guys missed on Instagram, I got back from a little girls getaway to New Orleans for my best friend Kelly’s Bachelorette party!  NOLA was a blast and we took total advantage of the weekend and packed in a lot of fun activities while in the warm weather!

Airport Attire

{My airport attire for the weekend. I always try to carry on, especially for quick weekend trips or for trips that are only a few days. I always travel in layers and mostly always in this leather jacket. A pair of ripped denim always doubles as backup in case it gets cold.  I usually like to travel in my espadrilles but since I left with snow on the ground, I had no choice but to wear my favorite boots.  I also always wear my hat so I don’t have to shove it into a suitcase!}

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French Quarter, New Orleans

{Exploring the French Quarter our first day in NOLA! I couldn’t get over how gorgeous all of the buildings were. I mean, come on! A pink building with shutters and a rod iron balcony… does it get any cuter?}

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Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.49.21 PM{A must do in New Orleans is beignets, beignets and more beignets! I’m normally not a sweet person by any means, but I was determined to give these a try. The verdict? They did not disappoint! I was told Café du Monde‘ and Café Beignet had the best ones, so we gave them both a try! Also on the list… a frozen latte! Sign me up!}

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Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.49.31 PM{Printed pants are always packed in my suitcase for any type of tropical vacation. I love the fit and print on these pair and wore them for a ride down the Mississippi River on the steamboat! I packed this military jacket in case there was any wind and ended up leaving it off to just bake in the sun.}

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Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.49.40 PM{The adorable little indoor/outdoor cafes in the French Quarter were one of my favorite parts of the city. I’m also on the hunt for these adorable heart shaped chairs!}

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Rory Beca Plaza Overlap Dress

{Since I’m normally in neutrals, pairing color on color was a bit of a stretch for me, but when in NOLA! This Rory Beca dress is to die for (and comes in a bunch of other colors and similar styles). I wore this for a night out to celebrate the bride-to-be with po’ boy sandwiches and champagne! Classy girls!}

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Court of Two Sisters

{We brunched on this adorable patio at The Court of Two Sisters while a live jazz band played in the background. The food was delicious (try the peel and eat shrimp and crawfish and eggs benedict) and the place couldn’t have been any prettier!}

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Latte{Had to break out these adorable tassel bracelets from Gold & Grey for a pop of color!}

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 BCBGMAXAZRIA pink and clay paisley printed woven 'Giada' chiffon shift dress {Loved this lightweight shift dress and nude accessories for brunch at Stanley’s! I ordered the Breaux Bridge Benedict with housemade boudin (oh my god, so yummy). The spices and flavors made all of the food we ate so different and memorable!}

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French Quarter, New Orleans{Exploring more of the French Quarter! I found beauty in everything we walked by and had to keep stopping to take pictures!}

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 Chelsea Flower black woven embroidered sequin 'Miami' dress {I teamed up with Bluefly to take over their Instagram account over the weekend and featured this head-to-toe look in this beaded dress, sandals and Fendi turquoise bag!}

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Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.50.55 PM{Took a ride through the Garden District to get to Magazine Street for some shopping! The houses were gorgeous one after another and looked like a movie set! We didn’t have a chance to, but we received a recommendation to take a trolley ride around this area and totally wish we had more time!}

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Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.51.03 PM{My look for an afternoon shopping on Magazine Street! The stores were great and there were so many boutiques to pop in and out of!}

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Hotel Monteleone New Orleans{We stayed at the Hotel Monteleone right in the French Quarter if you’re looking for a place to stay! The famous Carousel Bar (with an actual old carousel) was such a fun time and had great live music!}

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One Teaspoon Hendrix Bandit Shorts{My last casual look for walking around getting more coffee and beignets once again! These espadrilles were a purchase right before my trip and I know I’ll be living in them one it warms up back home!}

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If you’re looking for more recommendations, make sure to check out my girl Jenn’s from Haute Off The Rack helpful post on basically everything you need to know about NOLA including where to stay, what to eat and other great things to do!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Natali
    March 24, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Lovely photo diary! I have enjoyed all of these photos!

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    Laura Mitbrodt
    March 24, 2015 at 1:10 am

    I love New Orleans! I was there in the summer
    xo
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    Tania
    March 24, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    LOVED this post!! Did you really fit all those adorable outfits, shoes, and accessories into that one carry on? WOW. I need some packing tips from you! Effortless. put together style. Perfecto!

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    Elemetns Of Ellis
    March 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This looks like such a fun bachelorette party! Makes me want to go to NOLA!

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