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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BRIGHT SUMMER COLORS WITH LILY PULITZER

SUMMER COLORS LILY PULITZER

Happy Friday fashionistas!! I am currently soaking up the sun in the USVI Our flight to the Virgin Islands was canceled, which due to not being able to get another flight that whole trip was over. However, after some tequila and tacos at Roccos Tacos in Ft. Lauderdale (since we were stranded at that airport), we flipped a coin and found ourselves heading out to New Orleans. Therefore, we are currently about to head out for an airboat ride, but I wanted to share a bit of summertime with the fun outfit I put together before we left on our trip!

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When I think of summer time, I think of bright colors! Lilly Pulitzer is the Queen of bright fun colors, the south, and summer vibes. I normally don’t wear prints like this, but this time of year is the perfect time to get away with being a bit more bold. Plus I used this really fun palette that I was gifted at the Makeup Show. This palette is by Senna Cosmetics and it has vibrant shades perfect for a fun summer look!

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How adorable is this mural near my house! I am obsessed with flamingos, so I thought this was the perfect backdrop to pair with my colorful top! And this purse from Romwe was less than $11, gimme a hell yeah!! Even my glasses from Coastal Eyewear pair perfectly with this outfit. My style tip for wearing bright colorful patterns, is to pair the colorful item with something neutral. For summer, that would be something white! These distressed white denim shorts paired perfectly with my Lilly Pulitzer top and made it pop that much more.

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Earrings by Lola Trixx

Lipstick – Nyx Privileged 

Senna Cosmetics Eyes on the 80’s Palette

FINANCIAL TIP

A great way to save money shopping for Lilly is to one, shop the clearance section (which only happens about twice a year) and two, if you are petite sized like myself, shop the kids section!! My tank top was on clearance for less than $30 and the shorts that my mom got me for Christmas were from the girls section on clearance. This is how she always saves buying Lilly. SUMMER COLORS LILY PULITZER

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and follow me over on Instagram to keep track of my travels and I will have some great blog posts coming once I am home from the USVI New Orleans.

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HOW I KEEP MY SKIN MOISTURIZED WITH JERGENS

HOW I KEEP MY SKIN MOISTURIZED WITH JERGENS

*Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LockInSoftSkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias

I was introduced to Jergens products at a young age by my mother and have been using them my whole life. Since, I baked myself in tanning beds and out in the sun every chance that I got when I was younger…now my skin suffers from dryness. Summer time is especially worse for me because I am outdoors so much more and in and out of the water. Which did you know that if you don’t hydrate your skin within 3 minutes of getting out of the water that the water evaporates and can leave your skin dryer than before?? Eek that is bad summer time mojo.

For years I have been using the Jergens Natural Glow Lotion, but I don’t always remember to lotion my skin when I am done taking a bath, or shower, especially within that 3 minute time frame. Therefore, when I saw the Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer, I knew this was a great chance to change up my moisturizing routine!

HOW I KEEP MY SKIN MOISTURIZED WITH JERGENS

When I think of a great moisturizer for my body, my first thought is coconut oil. So I picked up from my local Walmart the Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil 10 oz. This is meant to be used in the shower, or as you are getting out of the tub while you are still wet. When you apply moisturizer while you are still wet, it locks in the hydration much better and you can then put on a robe and dry your hair while letting the lotion sink into your skin.

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I love how the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer feels so light weight and not greasy, slides on so smoothly to your damp skin, and locks in that instant hydration so that you are feeling soft all day long. It’s very easy to apply and has usage instructions on the back of the bottle if you are unsure of how to use it. I don’t feel like the wet skin routine takes me longer than using regular moisturizer, because while the lotion is sinking into my skin, I finish the rest of my after shower routine. Then once I’m dry, my skin is perfectly soft and moisturized. My skin feels like it stays fully hydrated for at least 24 hours and I love how I’m not having to reapply heavy moisturizer during these hot summer months.

HOW I KEEP MY SKIN MOISTURIZED WITH JERGENS

Jergens has been trusted for decades by women to keep their skin looking radiant everyday. I love how they created this product which helps me remember to take care of my skin on a daily basis even with my busy lifestyle. I purchased both the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil 10 oz. and the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Cherry Almond Essence 10 oz. in the skin care aisle of my local Walmart and they are currently on sale for less than $6.00!! The Cherry Almond Essence scent is exclusive to Walmart and smells Ahh-mazing!! They also make it with Argan Oil and Monoi Oil if you have different preferences for your skin!

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Are you a Jergen’s guy, or girl and have you tried an in shower moisturizer?

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