New Years Weekend in New Orleans

Happy New Year loves! Hope you had a super fun NYE and just an all around wonderful Holiday Season! Adam and I flew back to New Orleans together on Dec. 29 to ring in 2018 with our favorite people. Quick Catch Up: Adam is in Nola for several months filming a TV Show so I've been flying back and forth to visit + I had him home for both Thanksgiving & Christmas with our families. 

As I start to write this post (January 2), I'm nursing an absolutely horrible hangover..I honestly cannot recall the last time I felt THIS poopy. Yikes. We had the.best.time celebrating New Years Weekend and I think we actually had even more fun on New Years Day than we did on NYE. {haha}
Adam is blessed to work with some of the greatest guys and all the girlfriends are becoming closer friends as we continue to plan to be here visiting on the same weekends with our men! We wrapped up an oyster & martini filled New Years Day Dinner going around the table just saying how thankful we are for these wonderful friendships we have with each other. 

A quick recap of our New Years Weekend : 
Adam & I flew into New Orleans around 8pm on Friday evening, grabbed some food at a {new to us} spot called Bar Frances and called it an early night. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Adam and I did a really great 5 mile walk down St. Charles, around Audubon Park, stopped into Le's Baguette for some Pho and back home to chill out for a few hours. We had plans to eat dinner at 1000 Figs Saturday night, drove all the way there and they were CLOSED!  meh, this was SUCH a disappointment you guys!! We all LOVE 1000 Figs. If your ever in Nola, you need to eat here --  you will LOVE! 
We winded up at an Italian place called Avo that was nothing to write home about. 

New Years Eve.
New Years Eve started with a hot & sweaty 75 min yoga clas at Free To Be Yoga followed by oysters, (more) Pho and mimosas at St. Roche Market! Such a fun spot. After lunch, we made a stop into a couple boutiques on Magazine Street so I could find a top to go with my pleated metallic skirt that I brought to wear for my NYE Outfit. I brought this ruffle blouse that I shared in this outfit post with me, but last minute decided I'd rather go with a black & silver combo! This is actually the first 'choker cut out' top I've purchased. This style top is so on trend right now, but for whatever reason I haven't jumped on the train until now and of course I wish I did sooner - so chic & sexy. 

NYE Dinner was at a place called Root. Another....you guessed it, cool spot! {haha} Downstairs is actually called Square Root and upstairs, Root, has a really neat bar/lounge area and a private room {where we ate} + a kitchen that I believe they do cooking classes in. We ate and drank the night away to the tune of 3.30am. yikes. 

New Years Day.
Some serious sleep in's were in order -- woof. We had so.much.fun on New Years Day. The 7 of us froze our faces off for a 3 mile, 30ยฐ stroll back to Audubon Park. An hour later, our frozen bones needed some soup & wine! {ha} We headed back to Le's Baguette for Pho and then across the street to French Truck Coffee. We headed back to the house, made hot toddies, and, Adam & Dave jumped in the pool {hello polar bear club}! A handful of us decided we needed oysters so we headed over to Superior Seafood where we managed to slurp down 4 dozen oysters - mmmm, so good. The party continued back at the house where we all consumed far too much Bubbly! 

Tuesday, January 2.
Enter the worst hangover ever! OMG. I basically stayed in the house all day until I ran down to Magazine Street for some soup & French fries at Tal's Hummus. {another good spot}. Adam worked all day, which wasn't exactly how I imagined my last day in New Orleans...

Thank you so much for stopping by! What did you do for New Years? Go all out or kept things low-key? Please share in the comments below!

Happy 2018!  

PS: I am so late in posting this New Years Blog - it has been finished & sitting in the queue since Jan. 5. Work has been so busy, I didn't have time to finish editing the Vlog portion and I wanted to share everything together! Thanks again for reading/watching! xx

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Some snaps from the weekend! 

the houses all along St. Charles are major #HouseGoals If your into houses & architecture you'll love strolling and taking in all the amazing properties

after 5 miles, we definitely walked up an appetite! We popped in for some Pho @ Le's Baguette 

Lunch at St. Roche Market on New Years Eve
 oysters + mimosas

all dolled up for NYE

New Years Day Stroll to Audubon Park.
Elizabeth flew with her and Matt's dog, Molly Girl. So we took her to the park to play some ball

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so delicious almond milk latte at French Truck Coffee

martinis & oysters @ Superior Seafood
how funny is this underwater filter on Instastories!? 

some "healthy grease" at Tal's Hummus was just what the Hangover Doctor ordered.
This vegetable soup was simply delicious. Potato Wedges + Hummus #YUM

14 cute & cozy cardigans under $100

long red cardigan | stripe long sleeve (mine is old, similar here) | madewell denim | rag & bone booties (old, LOVING these here, on sale for $99, marked down from $150.) | mango shopper tote ( from last year, loving this one here and on sale for $39)

Hey loves! Happy Hump Day! How's your week going!? The last 2 days in Charlotte have been amazing - sunny & in the low 60's! So thankful for some sunshine and warmer temps after having some of the coldest weather I've experienced in Charlotte, maybe ever! Brrr! I sat outside and answered emails yesterday just to get some sun on my face {I am so pale right now} and it was absolutely glorious! Just a reminder to be thankful for the little things in life! 

So! I wanted to do a big round up of cute & cozy cardigans for you guys because I absolutely love cardigans! Who else!? I think they are just the perfect layer for almost any time of year (depending on the material & weight) and always make any outfit look so effortlessly cute & chic!

For the warmer months of the year like spring or transitioning from summer to fall, I love to layer a cardigan with a simple tee or tank underneath and probably a neck scarf.
For the colder months, I love to go crazy with my layers, wearing a long sleeve, cardigan, coat & scarf!! Its so fun to mix it up with colors, textures & my two favorites - plaid & stripes - like I'm wearing in this post! 

There are so many cute cardis below - hope you love them as much as I do! I choose some warmer ones for now and lite weight ones in a couple bright colors to wear as Spring approaches. 

Thanks so much for stopping in! Hope your 2018 is off to an amazing start! xx

Much Love, 

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Clients to Cocktails : Dressy Jeans, Booties & Cropped Sweater

Hi Darlings! Welcome to another Clients to Cocktails! In case you missed the first post in this new Style Series, you can click that link above to check out my previous post! 
I think its safe to say that you can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans, boots & a chic sweater....amiright!? 

I love this combo because I feel like I can literally run around alllll day in this getup and never feel uncomfortable all while looking cute & put together! I've worn this combo for showing property 2x times + to a closing and love how easy this outfit is to just throw on & go - 1.2.3.

IMHO, I don't feel that OTK Boots are all that appropriate for meeting clients - their just a bit too sassy pants if ya ask me! What do you think? Would you meet a client in OTK (Over The Knee) Boots?! With that being said, a cute pair of ankle booties are much more day time/workwear appropriate... :) My Vince Camuto Over The Knee Boots are on sale for $119 -- marked down from $239! 

If your anything like me, you travel with multiple bags in your car for whatever the day brings. Work, workout/yoga, and then back to work anyone? This sums up my routine on many days so I'm constantly packing a bag full of belongings to get me thru any given day. With that being said, I would definitely toss my OTK Boots in the car with me if I happen to be meeting friends for  food & drinks after work -- they give this simple jean + cropped sweater combo a little more oomph than ankle booties

What's your work environment? Do you have to get dressed in true office attire or do you work for yourself & get to keep things casual? Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in the comments below! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

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Merry Christmas {2017}

Happy 2018, loves! Hope everyone had an amazing Holiday Season, surrounded by your family & friends! Adam and I spent the Christmas weekend in Charlotte + a couple days in Raleigh to spend some extra time with his parents & see his brothers family. 

We tried to stay pretty active - yoga + long walks - in an attempt to burn off all the indulgent holiday food, wine & Christmas cookies. {Oh my!} As much as I love the holiday season, I am SO looking forward to getting back to my regular schedule of clean eating, working out and I will be laying off the vino for quite a while! ha

I brought the camera along to capture some of the Christmas Weekend! I hope you enjoy & thank you so much for watching and for all your love & support! xx

Much Love, 

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3 New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

Tis the Season to Sparkle & Shine! Today's post is all about Holiday/NYE Outfit Inspiration! I am loving all the metallic, sequin & shimmering skirts, dresses & blouses that we are seeing this season! The holiday season is the perfect time of year to break out all the sparkle loves! 

This silver metallic pleated skirt + night sky ruffle top from Kate Spade is in the running as a NYE Outfit, but I'm also considering a fabulous sequin dress!! I also wanted to include some Outfit Inspo for those of you who might be keeping things on the casual side and having a low-key NYE. Adam and I will be flying back to New Orleans together on December 29th to ring in the New Year with our friends that he is working with on the show. We are going to a really cool spot called Root -- Adam has been with the boys and can't stop talking about it, so I'm super excited to check it out! 

If your heading out for NYE, a fabulous pleated metallic skirt + blouse or a sequin dress are 2 of my top picks for stepping out & ringing in the New Year in style! If linked a few of my favorites below: 

If your keeping things casual, perhaps cooking a lovely dinner at home with your partner and/or friends, you can't go wrong with a great pair of dark, dressy jeans or ripped black skinny jeans and a chic sweater with some fun ruffle or sequin detail. How stinking cute is this Lets Make Out Sweater from ASOS!? Couldn't be more perfect for that NYE Smooch!! lol

Here are a few I'm loving below...

I cannot believe 2017 is over in just a few days! Eek! I hope you all have had a beautiful holiday season surrounded by all of your loved ones! I wish you a very happy new year and cheers to a kick ass 2018! Thank you so much for your support and for following along! 

So much Love
xx

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