VINTAGE FLORAL DRESS AT NAPOLEON HOUSE

VINTAGE FLORAL DRESS AT NAPOLEON HOUSE

A few days ago I came home from my trip to New Orleans, this trip was a last minute one, since our flight to the Virgin Islands was canceled. Anything last minute is really hard for me because I am a big planner and try to research everything before I go somewhere.Therefore, when we arrived, I was feeling a bit nervous and completely at a loss of what to do first. I knew we wanted to go to the French Quarter, so we decided to wing it, get out a map, and walk there.

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While we were sitting in the Cathedral in the French Quarter hungry, I found a restaurant on Yelp with great reviews. No one was really listening and I don’t think anyone knew what they were in the mood for so we just walked in the direction towards where I said the place was. The hilarious part is that they all pointed out the restaurant that I chose before any of us knew it was Napoleon House. But, I looked down when we walked through the doorway, saw Napoleon House and definitely gave an I told you so.

VINTAGE FLORAL DRESS AT NAPOLEON HOUSE

The food was divine at Napoleon House! We ate there twice! The first day I had an Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Salad and the second time I had Roast Beef and Gouda Sandwich on Crusty Bread with a delicious Potato Salad on the side. Our fabulous bartender Mario made not only a delicious Italian Cream Soda (mine was peach flavored), but also a really refreshing cocktail with Pimms and lemonade. Then the General Manager, Chris, gave us a complete tour of the building. The Napoleon House happens to be one of the few landmarks in New Orleans and a favorite of tourists and locals alike. Most people aren’t allowed to go out on the balcony and it made me a bit nervous, but since he let us, I ventured out!

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This is the dress I wore on our second trip back to Napoleon House. I thought that this beautiful old building was the perfect backdrop for my vintage looking floral dress! Can you believe that this dress is less than $20 from Romwe!

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Floral Dress | Shoes | Hat | Purse Large

Sunglasses $9.99 | Bracelet | Ring | Necklace

Earrings by Lola Trixx

FINANCIAL TIP

Here a few trips for traveling on a budget that I wanted to share with you! Our trip was very last minute and we had already shelled out a few thousand dollars for our original trip. Therefore, New Orleans had to be kept low cost.

  1. DO NOT FLY SPIRIT AIR TO SAVE MONEY! Haha, ok no that’s not really my first tip, but really don’t fly with them. They canceled our flight and we had to dispute the charges with our bank, they were awful. My suggestion is not to fly with a cheaper airline to save money and to actually book your flight directly through the airline. My Mom used to work for a few airlines and my Step Dad is a freight pilot, they say fly Delta, of Jet Blue and pinch pennies elsewhere.
  2. Use rewards programs like Marriot Rewards, or Hilton Honors to book your hotel. You can get the BEST rates that way, even better than military discounts, or AAA. Many times they have what they call “off site” hotels that are still owned by them. We stayed at an Embassy Suites which had two rooms and since it was two couples we were able to split it.
  3. Look up restaurants on google and yelp to check the reviews, menu, and pricing. We ate at restaurants that were at a max of “$$”, which is mid range. Food and alcohol can eat into a huge portion of your budget, so also try to get a hotel that includes a free breakfast.
  4. Walk, walk, and walk some more. Transportation can really add up and if you rent a car you have to add in gas and parking. We used Uber some and even rode a trolley once while in New Orleans, but mostly we walked, so pack a pair of walking shoes whenever you travel.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and my new favorite dress!! New Orleans wasn’t my favorite place to visit, but Napoleon House was truly worth the trip!! Do you have a favorite place in New Orleans, or a favorite trip you have been on?

*Romwe sent me this dress for free, but all opinions are my own. 

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VINTAGE FLORAL DRESS AT NAPOLEON HOUSE

 

FLORAL JUMPSUIT + 5 REASONS I LOVE SHEIN

This spring I have been obsessing over two things, rompers and floral. When I saw this jumpsuit from SheIn, I knew it was perfect for many things I had coming up. I first wore it to a family Easter lunch and then to a blogger event to get my babes opinions and it was a total hit!!

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*SheIn sent me this jumpsuit for free as part of their fashion blogger program. However, all opinions are my own and I have been shopping happily from SheIn for years. 

All the details combined on this SheIn jumpsuit make it the total package. It has a strappy back for the spring/summer heat, wide legs and the slits up the legs make you look hot to trot!! I wanted to keep the jumpsuit as the focus, so I paired it with simple delicate accessories in rose gold, a pair of nude strappy heels to elongate my legs, and a saddle bag to keep the boho vibes.

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SheIn Floral Jumpsuit / Heels / Purse

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Bracelet / Watch / Lipstick – Colour Pop Viper

5 REASONS I LOVE SHEIN

  1. Styles – SheIn has a huge selection and they are always keeping up with all the trends. Many times you will find something that looks just like a designer made item at a fraction of the cost!
  2. Prices – Everything at SheIn is soooo affordable. Why spend tons of money on the trendy items, when trends change.
  3. Started in the USA – Yes most people think of SheIn as a Chinese company, which they are based in China now. However, it was actually started in Brunswick, NJ by a group of fashion loving individuals.
  4. Sizing – I am a petite girl and sometimes its hard for me to find clothing! I have really great luck with SheIn because most of their clothing is made for women my size.
  5. Customer Service – I feel like the people at SheIn are so nice and so helpful. They respond quickly to my emails, give me advice for choosing the right size, and keep me up to date every step of the way with shipping. If something is wrong, they fix it!!

Have you shopped with SheIn before? If you have what has your experience been? I love finding companies I can find super cute items that don’t break the bank, which is my financial tip for the week!

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RUNWAY TO HAITI + BOHO VIBES

Runway to Haiti Fashion Show

Last week I went to a wonderful pre-event hosted by Rebuild Globally & Macbeth Studio which was to bring awareness about a wonderful cause started right in our own Orlando backyard. Macbeth Studio collaborated with Local Love to create a beautiful backdrop to use during the event for a promotional shoot. I wanted to talk about Rebuild Globally & their brand Deux Mains Designs, so that more people could understand their mission and how many people they have helped and can help in the future if the word is spread further. They also host an annual fashion show at the Country Club of Orlando called Runway to Haiti for all you fashion lovers.

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Rebuild Globally was born from the disaster of the 2010 earthquake that brought devastation to Haiti. One woman, Julie Colombino had an amazing idea to replace the conventional methods of charitable aid with a thriving social entrepreneurial ecosystem. They have been vastly improving the lives the refugees living in impoverished Haiti for six years now through training and education which give them guaranteed employment. They have realized the most impactful way to relieve poverty is to combine the efforts of their non-profit with the for-profit sector. Out of this wonderful cause they were able to build their own brand for the products they were creating called Deux Mains Designs.

“Nineteen degrees north of the equator you’ll find a small workshop where artisan–owners source local leathers and re-purpose tires to craft beautiful handmade sandals. Inspired by its French translation, craftsmen use their own two hands to sculpt sidewalls into soles with a pride that comes from not only making something valuable for others, but also making a meaningful life for themselves.” – Deux Mains

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When I think of these creative and inspiring artisans I think about the bohemian community. Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, involving musical, artistic, literary or spiritual pursuits. Here is a bohemian styled outfit that I wore last weekend when I visited my best friend in Ocala. My mother got me this dress on sale at Belk for $12 around Thanksgiving. (WHAT A DEAL!) I love it because it looks almost like a pineapple print on it.

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*Photography by Rae Breda a Bohemian Artist, pursuing her dreams, and inspiring others.

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RUNWAY TO HAITI: THE NIGHT FASHION MEETS IMPACT

This will be a night of beauty and impact at REBUILD globally’s annual fundraising event – Runway to Haiti: The Night Fashion Meets Impact. This show will be featuring local celebrities and help to inspire the next season’s trends. There will be live music and a silent auction. This for people to come together to raise funds for life changing education and job training programs in Haiti.

Here is a video from last year’s event!

If this is a cause that is near and dear to your heart, or you have never heard of Rebuild Globally & Deux Mains Designs before, but would like to be a part of such an impactful evening…then purchase a ticket below!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

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