What I Wore: THE Skirt

what I wore: skirt – vintage from NOLA, heels – quipid, blouse – bcbg, shirt – hanes, sweater – express, love knot – vintage
This skirt was the first vintage item I purchased after I arrived in New Orleans for college. I don’t remember the name of the shop but it was uptown, pretty close to JacquesImo’s. The ladies working in there sad and chain-smoked while you browsed.  It will always be a favorite. The skirt is so fun with it’s high fifties waist and has a wonderful length that can be dressed way up or down. Side note: there are two different tops in these ensembles, that’s because I had a little incident with my puppy involving mud and changed at lunch.

Way down yonder in New Orleans

My bags are packed! I’m ready to go! It’s hard to believe that I’m heading to New Orleans to celebrate my bachelorette, see sweet friends that I haven’t seen in a long time and get excited about my wedding in exactly THREE MONTHS from tomorrow!

The weekend has already started nicely, my dress was delivered today! I haven’t opened the box yet but I’m so excited.

I hope you have a lovely holiday weekend! I’ll leave you with a little picture of the future Bridewells.
Photos via Pinterest, Bottom photo by Mallory Berry

Magazine Street.

I love this! It’s from the May/June 2011 issue of Lonny and there is a whole New Orleans section (pointed out to me by the dear Tina from Sweet on Design). This makes me super excited because I’m heading down there on Friday for my bachelorette party! I cannot wait. Check out the newest issue of Lonny and Magazine Street, next time you’re in the Big Easy…

Magazine StMay/June 11 Lonny

A Taste of NOLA

It’s practically a blizzard here. So, I decided to make a taste of New Orleans and Summer. Shrimp Remoulade. It was super-easy and turned out really well.

1.5 cup mayo

1/2 cup creole mustard

1 tbsp worchestershire

1 tsp hot pepper sauce

1/2 cup diced green onions

1/4 cup diced celery

2 tbsp minced garlic

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Salt and Pepper to taste

3 dozen shrimp

Combine and place wet ingredients in the refrigerator overnight. Add to shrimp before serving. Serves 6.

The Week’s End

I love, love, love this photo. It’s been a rough week, don’t we all deserve a weekend? The weather should be beautiful and even though it’s hot, it’s still Summer! I have a friend’s birthday to celebrate, dinners to go to, a house to fix up and plenty of New Orleans music to listen to as Sunday is the 5th anniversary of Katrina. It’s hard to believe! I flew out on the very last flight. The Saints were on my plane…

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with at least a little celebration.

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