Spending the past few weekends holed up indoors has given me a severe case of cabin fever. So, I decided to surprise the hubs with a trip we’ve been talking about for years—a weekend in New Orleans. The food, the music, the culture, what more could you want in a mid-winter escape? The tickets are booked, dinner reservations have been made, there’s only one thing left to do, pack.
Three days, two nights, and one carry-on bag leaves me with some difficult fashion choices. I’m bringing my canvas Maians sneakers for walking around on the cobblestone streets of the French Quarter and neutral B Brian Atwood pumps for nights out. A floral-print Milly dress works for sightseeing when paired with a Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan or for a romantic dinner when accented with sexy Alexis Bittar jewelry. Add in lightweight, printed Tibi pants for a much-anticipated trip to the aquarium and an easy Susana Monaco dress for any unplanned adventures. Finish it off with a few T by Alexander Wang tops, and I am ready to experience all the Big Easy has to offer.