OOTD & OOTNs: NOLA Style!!!

April 9, 2012

Hello dolls!

How was everyone's weekend?! Mine was definitely a memorable one! You may know via Facebook or Twitter, but I spent this weekend livin' it up in the Big Easy aka Nawlins aka NOLA! I went down with my family for my big brother's wedding and it was a blast!!! NOLA definitely has some of the best food and shopping! I honestly can say I'm super excited to go back one day. So I thought I would do a little recap of my trip & show you some of the highlights (oh and also my OOTDs & OOTNs)!




The first night when we arrived, we ate dinner at this amazing little Italian restaurant called the Italian Barrel. I was ready to change out of my travel clothes & put on something a little nicer so I went with black & white polka dots with a punch of red!

         
                 Sweater: U-Knit
                 Belt: NY & Co
          Jeans: Jessica Simpson
              Flip flops: Yellow Box





The next day was the wedding day! Before the ceremony we had a delicious breakfast at a place called Stanley's. I went with a very casual outfit:
Outside our hotel Le Richelieu!

T-Shirt: Philosphy
Skirt: Miley Cyrus (yes from Wal-Mart...hahaha don't judge)
Flip flops: Yellow Box


For the wedding I went with a bright color combination: hot pink + turquoise (I didn't actually end up wearing the hat to the wedding...it was supposed to be an outdoor wedding but changed to indoors):

On the balcony of our hotel, Le Richelieu!
My sun hat is from Kohl's (if you need a sun hat I highly suggest Kohl's! I bought this one last year in white & black as well. Relatively inexpensive & perfect for summer!)





This is what I wore to the wedding, sans sun hat!
Dress: IZ Beyer California (Kohl's)
Turquoise Necklace: Forever 21
Sandals: Nine West


That night we went out for a little more casual dinner at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville (I love that place!) so I decided on wearing my black shorts, white tank, & leopard print scarf. 

Tank: GAP
Shorts (orange belt included): H&M
Leopard print scarf: H&M 



We also went out on Bourbon Street that night....

On our last day I wore a sun dress for a day of shopping and eating! I just love warm weather because there is seriously nothing as easy, cute & comfortable as a sun dress.

Dress: H&M
Hat: Purchased in NOLA in a local boutique called "Head to Toe"


That morning we had breakfast at the world famous Cafe Du Monde:




After breakfast it was time to hit the shops of NOLA! Of course we first had to go by the French Market which was mostly just kind of "junky" items...but I did find the mask I'm wearing in the first picture at the top of this post! Besides the French Market, there were some amazing boutiques which sold really unique items that I wouldn't be able to find in Tennessee. I was so excited with all my purchases. 

One of the first shops we went into was called Langford Market on 907 Decatur Street. I absolutely LOVED trying on clothes here...they had so many cute things:



One of my purchases from Langford Market were these red shorts pictured here. They are super cute...very retro!!! I love them!

I also bought this blue/yellow sleeveless blouse! Excited to pair it with jeans or even shorts this summer.

Probably my favorite purchase from Langford Market was this red/coral colored 2 tiered dress. It's really airy and casual. More pictures of it at the bottom of this post!!!

Another store I LOVED in NOLA was called Jackie's. I found a couple of really cute blouses here along with some new white shorts! Here are a few snapshots of me trying things on in the dressing room...

I ended up buying this white blouse, but not the pink shorts! I really need to find some hot pink shorts though!

I ended up buying these white jean shorts from Jackie's made by Blank NYC. Didn't buy the coral blouse although I really liked it!


Here are the 2 shirts I bought! The one on the right is combining 2 trends I love....polka dots & neon! I also bought a lime green neon belt.  A super unique shirt, really excited to wear it!



With my shopping bags at the end of the day! 




On our last night I wore the new dress I bought shopping:





We also hit Bourbon again and I got to go back into this AMAZING jewelry store called "So Good" that just happened to be PINK and have ZEBRA on the floor tile with amazing jewelry that was super cheap! Wow!! :) 






If you really read this whole post, I'm very impressed...lol!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend too!!!! Thank you as always for reading!!! Be sure to check back this week for a nail blog!


Xoxo,
Ashley  

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