Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Back from NOLA // Pretty In Pink

Happy 2015 everyone!




I hope that you are having a great year so far!

The last few weeks have been kind of a whirlwind for me. I had some serious anxiety at the end of the year. Spending time with Kyle and being away from home was just exactly what was needed. So it was good timing. We had a great long weekend in the city. It was mostly warm and breezy, we got to relax but also explore a lot of the things we didn't see last time. :)

Since we've been back I have been trying to do some major cleaning/organization around our apartment. It's slow going but effective I think. We're also getting ready to adopt a new kitten this weekend! - more on him later!

Today I am linking up with The Creative Closet girls, this week's linkup is called 'Pretty in Pink'. I bought this infinity scarf back when I purchased a bunch of cold weather accessories. I love the sweet pink color, that it is lightweight, and adds texture to my outfits.

This combo was a little warm for the weather in New Orleans . . . but it was comfortable and cute.

One of my favorite things about the city is that it is so vibrant and alive. The sound of music is everywhere, laughter pours out of restaurants, tropic like breezes flow through the streets, every wall, door, arch, gate, or shutter is a new color. New Orleans is a living and breathing place.

I'm certainly not complaining about the brilliant backgrounds it gave for these photos! :)

Scarf: Target, $15 -in store only
Striped Tee: TJMaxx, $20, Old
Skinnies: TJMaxx, $16, Old
Flats: Target, $21, Old
Purse: Target, $17, here
Bought the purse because it is teeny tiny, perfect for a trip!
Earrings: World Market, Free (Black Friday), here in silver

Total: $89
Recent Total: $32

Have you ever been to New Orleans?

What do you like to wear when you travel?

XOXO,

Alexandra

67 comments:

  1. I love that pretty baby pink with your striped top! It's the perfect combination! And dang, those backdrops are fantastic too! New Orleans does have some pretty cool buildings and scenery. :)

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  2. Seriously great backdrops! :) Love the pink of course, pops against the scarf! :) Those flats are great, too!

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  3. These are great photos! I'm glad you had fun in New Orleans!! The stripes + the pretty pink scarf are such a pretty combo. Love this.

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  4. Yay for another great trip to Nola! Makes me want to go soon just to walk around and enjoy it. I haven't had a chance to do that in a while!
    I love your pink scarf! And I have a similar shirt that I never thought about wearing it with a scarf. I may have to try this look out soon :)
    Also, a kitten!! How exciting! I pray it doesn't scratch up everything hahah.

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  5. You're so lovely! I am not a fan of pink for myself, but love the light pink, almost peachy color. I mostly wear dresses myself when traveling - easy to pack a bunch of dresses in a tiny suitcase and I don't have to worry about outfits! :)

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  6. I've never been to NOLA. I don't know, I think I've just got such a preconceived idea about it, I've never given it a fair chance lol. I'm happy you had a great trip! Sometimes a break away with someone you love is the best cure for anxiety :)

    Z. | J. POTTER

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  7. Love that top on you, so flattering and I love the scarf! Such a pretty color!

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  8. I love that outfit! So glad you had a great time in New Orleans :D I've never been but would love to go one day.

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  9. such a cute outfit, i really like that top :) i like to be cute and comfy when i travel, but comfy is more important especially if you are doing tons of walking!

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  10. Oh my gosh, I love these pictures, they are soft, yet they pop (does that makes sense?) LOVE that striped top, and just about everything here;)

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  11. Thank you Claire! It's so easy and ultimately flattering. XO

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  12. Thanks Jana! :) Simple and light packing was what I was going for. :) It's got to be my favorite US city so far! :) XO

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  13. Thanks so much! I had to laugh looking back later the pink walls are nearly the same color as my scarf! Crazy. I live in these flats! I hope they are recover-able... they got kinda wet and muddy later on in the trip... They really need washed off... not sure if that's even possible! : / XO

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  14. Thanks Shea! We had such a nice time. :) Thank you. XO

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  15. Thanks! We did! hope you enjoyed your CRUISE! XO

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  16. You should. :) We were able to relax a lot more knowing what was there and what we wanted to do again, see for the first time etc.. ! Thank you, I didn't wear it at all right after I bought it... but in the last few weeks I find it goes with a lot! I'd love to see it if you try out the pairing. Yes! We are hoping it gives our cat an outlet for some of her playful (overly energetic... : / ) energy. I think she will benefit from having a brother. Fingers crossed!!! XO

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  17. Thanks Brittany, you're so sweet! :) Light peachy-pinks are some of my favorites too. Blush colors I guess. :) Dresses are a good option! I should start packing more. I tend to forget about them, and I haven't bought them in a looong time. XO

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  18. I totally get that! I think I used to think that too. Then I saw some movies and shows set there and all of a sudden I needed to go. So glad I did.. it's such an incredible place. I highly recommend! XO

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  19. Thank you Tawnya, I love it too. Stripes are so easy and the shape is unexpected. It actually has a gold zipper in the back too. It's fun. XO

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  20. I hope you get to Kenzie. It's such a fun city! XO

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  21. Thanks Kristen! I totally agree. Comfort first. All the way. Everyday really. Heels and I aren't really friends. :) XO

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  22. Haha yes Meagan, I gotcha. Thank you! I loved having such vibrant backdrops on our trip! It was a pretty easy outfit but I love it...! XO

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  23. You have everything I want! A trip to New Orleans & the scarf!

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  24. that crossbody bag is adorable! love the pop of red


    http://heyprettything.com

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  25. Yay for adopting a kitten! And yay for a super cute outfit, love it!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  26. Maybe, just maybe I'll put it on my 'to-go' list. Wait, the most important question - how was the food?

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  27. I love your outfit! That shirt looks so cute on you!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  28. You look great, love the scarf. It's been to long since I've been to New Orleans, but I use to go often- such a fun place to explore!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  29. Great post, I love the outfit :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Hehe thank you! I hope that you make it to NOLA soon. :) Thanks for stopping by! XO

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  31. Thanks Carolyn! I love it, it's so small and bright. It reminds me a little of valentine's day.. so I couldn't resist. Thanks for stopping by! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  32. Thanks Gina. I am just SO ready to bring him home.. :) Saturday can't come fast enough! XO -Alexandra

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  33. Thank you! It is such a wonderful city. There is so much to see and do. Even just to walk around and look at everything. You don't have to plan things... I am happy that I love it even more the second time. :) I find that people are often disappointed after returning to a place they really loved. So fortunate that wasn't how it went for us. XO - Alexandra

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  34. Hi Camille, thanks for stopping by and reaching out! You're so sweet. Hopping over to say hi now. :) XO -Alexandra

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  35. such a gorgeous look, and how exciting about getting a new kitten! oh, and i went to college in new orleans - i live in mpls now and miss that sunny/artsy city all the time :)

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  36. Thank you so much! :) We are over-the-moon about the kitten, can't wait to post about him here. I would love to go to grad school in NOLA.... we'll see. :) We LOVE MPLS! :) We have a dear friends who live there, we've visited them twice and at least once on our own. It's such a great city. Would love your recommendations for our future visits! The sun and warm breezes were tough to beat in NOLA though. :) Thanks for stopping by! XO -Alexandra

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  37. I love your adorable outfit!! I went to New Orleans back in 2008 for a college trip and fell in love with the city. I've been telling my husband that we need to go back sometime! xo

    lovejoanna.com

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  38. You have such a cute purse!

    - Deniz

    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  39. You're getting a kitten?! Total cat addict over here~ You better take some photos after the little guy has settled in heh heh xxx By the way very cute scarf and flats!

    She Will Be

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  40. Thanks Joanna! :) That's so awesome. It's such a beautiful place, I hope that you get to go back sometime soon. :) XO

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  41. Thanks Emma. thanks for stopping by! XO

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  42. Thanks Deniz. Target for the win! :) XO

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  43. Pretty indeed!:)

    Never been to New Orleans, but would totally love to! Going to San Francisco and Seattle next month, would probably need to dress up with lots of layers;)!

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog

    http://tlvbirdie.com

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  44. Cute stripe top! Love it with the red bag!

    xoxo



    Kaley



    My Closet Life Blog

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  45. Very cute! I love infinity scarves. NOLA is such a wonderful city to visit.

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  46. Cute outfit, you look great! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts;

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    x

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  47. really cute, one of the few places i haven't been to in the US but would like to :)


    xx danielle // shadesofdanielle.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh my gosh beignets, lol. Ever since my niece saw Princess and the Frog years ago she's been obsessed with beignets. Everywhere we go she always ask if they have them for dessert, and when she does finally get them she's head over heels lol.

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  49. Your scarf matches that wall perfectly! I love it :) PS. New Orleans is on my bucket list and you are making it move up in priority quickly!

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  50. I'd love to visit Nola! Sometimes a relaxing weekend is all you need :)


    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  51. It's such a beautiful lively place, really recommend. Sounds like a great trip! We went to Seattle in October and it was really neat, slightly harder to accomplish than we are used to... but it was good. I highly recommend the olympic sculpture park. And Rocco's pizza / bar scene. :) San Fran is our next trip I hope! :) XO -Alexandra

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  52. Thanks Kaley, thank you for stopping by :) XO

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  53. Thank you Mary! I love how easy it is to throw on a scarf and look finished :) I have to say NOLA is my favorite US city so far! :) XO

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  54. Thank you Helen, thanks for stopping by! XO -Alexandra

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  55. I hope you get to go soon, it is so amazing. I was surprised by how much I love it, even more the second time! :) XO -Alexandra

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  56. Thank you, I thought it was so funny how well they match! :) You should totally do it! I hope that you get to go someday soon. It's a great city! XO

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  57. I highly recommend! The food specifically is amazing there! :) Thanks for stopping by! XO -Alexandra

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  58. Absolutely love your scarf. Never been but I'd love to visit at one point!


    xo naomi
    www.naomiinwonderland.com

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  59. Thank you, thanks for stopping by :) XO - Alexandra

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  60. Thank you so much! :) I hope that you get the chance, it's a fantastic city :) XO

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  61. Beautiful, as always! Love this outfit on you – you’re simply
    stunning!!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  62. Thanks so much Vanessa. You're sweet. Thanks for stopping by my blog! XO

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  63. Thanks so much Nina! Thanks for stopping by!

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  64. That's super adorable! I totally would want them all the time too. We made them from scratch for a thank you (for sending us to ) NOLA dinner. And they were really easy... and super delicious. :) XO

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