Tag "New Orleans"

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I’ve been in New Orleans since Wednesday and have definitely been enjoying the warmer climate. One of the main reasons I flew down here was to host a fun styling workshop with a group of girls during fashion week. More to come on that next week, but in the meantime, here are some photos from the past few days!

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Loved walking past this guy in the By Water. Just sitting on his porch, enjoying his Sunday and playing music.

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Some of the brightest houses I’ve seen in America.

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My good friends waiting for coffee outside Booty’s. If you’re ever in New Orleans, make sure to swing by their shop, which is a combination of his barber shop called Gaudet Bros and her vintage store called Hazel & Florange. Located on 2700 Chartres.

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Crescent Park.

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Crawfish and champagne in the park with friends.

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Tavi, the Greyhound.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! xo

southern charm post  Happy Monday! Did everyone who lives on the east coast survive the freezing weather this weekend? I spent most of Saturday cuddled up on the couch, watching movies and eating pizza with my best friend from college who was here visiting from Seattle. Because, when it’s 18 degrees outside, I find it more relaxing to browse the web looking at outfits I can wear in 70-degree weather and planning mini trips to warmer climates, instead of venturing outside and freezing my face off.
Luckily, I’m getting a little reprieve from this cold snap and heading to New Orleans in just over two weeks. (I will be hosting a fun styling workshop while I’m down there but more on that later!) Whenever I head to the south I find that my style steers away from anything black and edgy, and instead I’m drawn to more girly, feminine pieces in pastels. I think it has to do with the fact that when I’m down in Nola, there are brightly painted houses, remnants of Mardi Gras decorations and amazing architecture everywhere you look. It truly inspires me in a way different than any other town or city I’ve visited.
The south is a charming and special place, and I hope to keep exploring and visiting other towns such as Nashville and Charleston sooner than later, but in the meantime, in lieu of my upcoming trip, I decided to create a few outfits that I could see myself wearing while I’m down in the bayou.
Shop my looks here…

 

P.S. Guilty pleasure alert – Bravo’s new show Southern Charm is debuting tonight at 10 EST. Who’s going to watch?
This post is sponsored by Bravo. As always, all opinions and styling are my own – thank you for your continuous support. xo

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Mezzmer Aviators (gifted) / F21 Vest / Hazel & Florange Tee / Zara Jeans / Nike Dunks (LOVE these)

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Photos by: Allison Lind
This is a very typical outfit for me when I’m running around taking care of random errands. Last week, my dear friend Andi gave me this tee, which is from her recent line, Hazel & Florange. This is one of my favorite tops from the collection. Not only do I love what it says, but the material is extremely soft and I love how it’s two sizes too big. Then a couple days ago, I picked up these oversized jeans at Zara, which also fit on the baggier side. Do we see a trend here? Seriously, I love things that are slouchy because they make me feel so much more comfortable, especially when schlepping around the city all day. What’s your go-t0 errand outfit when out and about?
P.S. If you live in New Orleans or plan on visiting soon, you should head on over to Andi’s shop in the Bywater, that she shares with her lovely boyfriend, Micah, who runs the hair salon, Gaudet Bros. He is also a dear friend of mine and a very talented hair stylist who was kind of enough to take time out of his busy schedule and fix me up while I was in town last week. :)

 

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Sunglasses: Saint Laurent (gift) / Shirt, Skirt and Necklace: Top Shop (via Nordstrom) / Shoes: Corso Como (old – c/o) / Coach Bag
Happy Friday! I’m down in New Orleans right now enjoying the warmer weather, good friends and of course, the amazing food. I packed pretty lightly for this trip, but did manage to bring one nicer outfit with me, which happened to be the look I wore to my Top Shop for Nordstrom event last week. The party was so fun. My friends and family were there, plus I got to meet some sweet readers and help people shop the new collection. You can buy online here!

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Photos by: Hunter Holder

friday favorites - jazz fest outfit

1. J.Crew Stitchwork Stripe Top / 2. J.Crew Crossed Lines Scarf / 3. Goorin Bros. “The Don” / 4. Spitfire Wayfarer Sunglasses / 5. TKEES Flip Flops / 6. Forever 21 High-Waisted Distressed Cutoffs
Today’s Friday Favorites is inspired by New Orleans and Jazz Fest. I am down here this weekend and wanted to come up with some cute outfits to wear over the next few days especially since it’s supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny. I think the key to enjoying yourself at any outdoor festival or activity is to be comfortable so for me it’s a variation of the outfit above. For those of you that are musical festival fans, what are your go-to pieces to stay comfortable but still feel cute? xo

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses / BCBG Jacket / J.Crew “Double Square Tee” / Banana Republic Pants / Mango Shoes / Coach Watch / Rebecca Minkoff Clutch (c/o)

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Watch: Coach Watch / Bangles and Rings: H&M, J.Crew, Ann Taylor (c/o), Giles & Brother (c/o), Banana Republic

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Photos by: Keiko
Last batch of outfit photos from my recent trip to New Orleans. Can’t wait to get back down there – the one month countdown to Jazz Fest in on! P.S. Stay tuned for Friday Favorites this afternoon! xo

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Last week, Keiko, Bobby and I met up with some friends in the Bywater to brunch at the yummy Booty’s Street Food. Lucky for me, she was kind enough to snap a couple photos of my new yellow shorts before we ran back in to devour our waffles and eggs!
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Karen Walker Sunglasses / Ann Taylor Zig Zag Print Camp ShirtStretch Cotton Shorts and Kelsey Suede Ankle Strap Heels (more cute shoes here!) / HRH Necklace / Vintage Coach Bag / Coach Watch / Misc. Belt and Bangles
As you might remember from this post, I recently teamed up with Ann Taylor and will be working with them over the next several months. So I wanted to tell everyone who loves to shop, that they are having a 30% sale on all full-priced pants, both in-store and online, today only! This sweet sale also includes these cheerful yellow shorts I’m wearing! (I also recently picked up these cuties when I was in New Orleans.) So, head on over and check out their fun selection – whether it’s for work or play, there are styles for all occasions!

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Outfit 1: BCBG Leather Jacket /10 Crosby Derek Lam Women’s Tee Shirt Dress (borrowed via Amazon Fashion) / Westward \\ Leaning Sunglasses / Nike Wedge Dunks (hope to also own this pair soon)

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Outfit 2: 10 Crosby Derek Lam Women’s Tee Shirt Dress (borrowed via Amazon Fashion) / Westward \\ Leaning Sunglasses / Mango Heels
I’ve been in New Orleans since last Tuesday and had a blast per usual. The people, food and energy in that town is unbelievable and I loved every minute of my time down there, hanging out with all my amazing friends, old and new. The weather was balmier than in New York (thank goodness) so I welcomed these breezy dresses that arrived at my hotel room in the middle of my stay. Just as I was getting tired of what I brought with me, I had two new options to wear! I decided to do a fun and simple “day to night” remix with this dress, since that’s usually how I style my outfits when down in NOLA – easy breezy. This piece is actually from Amazon Fashion – in addition to their already vast assortment of contemporary lines, they just launched the Spring 2013 10 Crosby Derek Lam collection, which is full of lightweight dresses, cute printed tops and bottoms as well as stylish handbags, so definitely take a peek and see what you think!
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