Helleaux! I recently went on a trip to New Orleans (one of my favorite cities) and of course I made my wardrobe. Well, 90% of my clothes. More on that later.
I turned 30 and I wanted nothing more than to celebrate in New Orleans with my loved ones, so that includes my parents and of course, Joe. We rented a car, took a 10 hour road trip (actually not bad) and booked an Airbnb!
The first day there we checked in and freshened up. We had plans to go to Dookie Chase, but those fell through when my mom called at 5:30 (they open at 5) and they told her that they were not taking any more patrons. And they DO NOT DO RESERVATIONS.
I couldn’t believe it. This was my second time in New Orleans and the second time that I missed an opportunity to try this restaurant. C’est la vie…
We ended up going into the Quarter and eating at Deanie’s. It was an awesome seafood spot off Canal I believe. Followed by my parents splitting up from Joe and I while we found the fish bowl of all fish bowls and walked onto the set of a show. They happened to be filming season 2 of Purge.
We wouldn’t meet up with my parents again until the end of the night at Cafe du Monde. Perfect ending right? I think so too!
Ok, enough personal stuff. I teased in my last post about my bookbag which came in handy A LOT during our trip. I was able to fit my camera, keys, wallet, phone and probably a few other things very comfortably. I used the back pocket A LOT as well since it was easy to access. I put my phone there most of the time since I would go back and forth from holding it and putting it away.
It even came in handy during the road trip to and from New Orleans. I used to think backpacks were just for kids, but this might be my new thing, y’all.
Back to my 90% me made wardrobe. So can I tell you how disappointed I am in myself for not finishing my last thing (and not fixing another thing)? But hindsight is 20/20 and I’m actually glad I didn’t finish it. Not that it would’ve been out of place, but knowing what I know now about my trip, it wasn’t meant to be.
But picture this… it’s 4am and I’m still working on my garment. I’m tired, I lost my sewjo 2 hours ago and we’re supposed to get up at 5am. Clearly, I was delirious. My mom came into my living room (they were spending the night) and she literally had to pry my hands away from my sewing machine. As I cried and sobbed about my project the one I botched and the other unfinished, my mom reminded me that I’ve already made lots of other really pretty things and that I had so much to look forward to. She demanded that I leave my sewing machine at home (though I had other plans) and just enjoy my time in New Orleans.
Mother always knows best. So without further adeaux (see what I did there, too?)… I present my Ogden Cami (only my third one) and London Backpack with….my skirt from Target. Doesn’t have a bad ring to it!