New Orleans City Guide

I’m so excited to be a featured contributor for Langford Market. I’m over on their blog today sharing my New Orleans City Guide. Check it out for all my favorite places to See, Shop and Dine in the Big Easy!

New Orleans City Guide

DIY to try

I have been eyeing tassel necklaces for quite some time now {especially this one}, and decided to try my hand at making a few of my own. I have to say I think they came out pretty well, not to mention, this was a pretty simple DIY.  Just a few beads, a few tassels {Hobby Lobby has a great selection} and some cord to string it on, and that’s it!

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*all photos my own

 

camo, not just for hunting

Being from South Louisiana, when I first started noticing camo on the racks at my favorite retailers I felt very hesitant to make a purchase {I see camo worn for hunting purposes way to often down here}. One of my girlfriends recently wore it perfectly and since then I can’t get my mind off of the idea. Once the winter months are upon us, I look forward to a little camo and lots of layers. The love the style of the three sweaters below, and perfect for every price range.

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Shop the look: HighMiddleLow

fab find

I posted these new jeans on instagram last week, and after wearing them, I have to share this fab find. Lately my jeans and I have not gotten along, too tight, too big, too dark, too light, I can’t seem to find anything that works within my current selection. I scooped this pair up from Old Navy, mainly because they actually fit.  And after wearing them, I think I may have to snag a few more pairs. The denim is super soft, they are easy to wear and the perfect length for booties. Best part they are on sale for $19 right now!

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Old Navy Jeans; The Rockstar Mid-Rise Skinny

apple inspired

A few weeks back one of my daily reads {Green Wedding Shoes}, featured my best girlfriend and her new husband in such a fun inspiration post. I was honored to stand in their wedding and just love this shoot they took part in a few months after their actual big day. I especially love that she was able to re-wear her beautiful wedding dress, not to mention, work with several amazing New Orleans vendors. How much fun is this fall shoot? And the apples mixed in with the flowers, just love!  For more pictures check out Green Wedding Shoes and Mrs. Vintage Rentals.

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photography: Photography by Erika Parker // styling, design + rentals: Mrs. Vintage // florals: Poppy & Mint Floral Company // venue: Docville Farms // paper goods + calligraphy: Shannon Kirsten // hair: Rachel Reed, Stardust Salon

*Image credit and vendors can also be found HERE and HERE

reaching for…

On a recent trip to St. Louis I made a pit spot at H&M {I can’t resist} and picked up several casual sweaters and sweatshirts {keeping on theme with my last post}. I can’t wait to wear them throughout the cooler months, perfect to dress up with a pair of jeans and heels, or to throw on over a casual dress. I have my eye on several more sweaters to scoop up when they open here in New Orleans!  After many years of waiting, the doors open on Oct. 31! In the meantime, here are my H&M online picks for comfy and casual.

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*all sweaters can be found HERE

 

team Paris

After an impromptu trip to Forever21 on Friday, I came home with one thing {out of the whole store} just one thing, and a sweatshirt at that. I scooped up this team Paris sweatshirt thinking it would be fun to dress up and layer in the cooler months ahead.

Fast forward to this afternoon, my new Lucky Magazine arrived {yay!} and much to my surprise I spot a European style blogger  {on page 32, in the November issue} in a very, very similar sweatshirt. I love it when this happens, and when these little things happen it’s always a great reminder as to why I continue to share my finds with you here on my blog {and instagram too}!

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*Get the Forever21 Style HERE

 

 

lipstick tip

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I did something I haven’t done in forever, and I have to admit I kinda liked it. I stopped at a makeup counter and experimented with lots of colors and a very playful makeup artist, who let me in on a few of her secrets.I have to say I am completely in love with the new colors and products I tried (and purchased) from Clinique. The lip color is by far my favorite. I may have looked ridiculous running errands in this bright color afterwards but I was SO impressed by the long-lasting wear and the color, I had to share.

I went with the brightest red they had, and to top is off, the makeup artist applied a bold lip liner (in a similar shade) to set the look, after applying the lipstick, who knew to apply lip liner after the fact. My lips looked amazing.
Lipstick: Red-Y to Wear  Lip liner: Rich Red


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