June 27, 2017

Local Recommendations to Get Your Grub on in New Orleans for Essence Fest 2017 and Beyond...

The Joint BBQ New Orleans
The Joint BBQ, 701 Mazant Street, New Orleans
Are you coming to the Essence Festival in New Orleans this 4th of July weekend? If you are check out my recommendations for local eating spots on Localeur! Venture away from (touristy) Bourbon Street a bit. Then after you read my recommendations (LINK BELOW) check out other New Orleans contributors for recommendations to round out your NOLA holiday stay. Then after THAT, download the Localeur app to your phone to experience other cities like a local when you visit. They're in so many cities now, they're even International! Yay! #travel :)

June 22, 2017

STREET STYLE: Casual Shades of Grey...

Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.
A comfy dress that's still cute is my JAM. This cowl tank dress combines the ease and comfort of a pair of pajamas with the style and clean lines of normcore trends (remember normcore?) This outfit looks like you weren't trying too hard but you still put in a little effort. Cozy but still cute. Perfect for lunch with girlfriends or a casual date night. Scroll down for a few more pics and to shop this look below. Photography and video by Ron Ward.

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Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.

Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.

Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.

Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.
Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.
Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
Posing with FDR at the WWII Museum. Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.
Tobi Grey Midi Cowl Tank Dress
NOLA Downtown Nights. Grey Tobi Cowl Midi Dress, Grey Sneakers. Shop this look below.

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Dress: Tobi Grey Cowl Tank Midi Dress
Scarf: Shop Similar
Sneakers: Grey Converse

June 12, 2017

Festival Style Inspiration: Creole Tomato Festival

Red Catch the flow Swing Dress from Tobi
Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans. Festival Style Inspiration. Shop this look below.
It's festival season y'all! Which is like saying, "it's Saturday!" in New Orleans because festivals literally go from January to December here. And yes, this city throws a festival for tomatoes. Yummy creole tomatoes, and summer is when they're ready, ripe and in season. I feel like this festival look is kind of creole tomato inspired wouldn't you say? Fresh, bright red and sweet. Ok... so that was corny, but roll with my metaphor just for this post, alright? And check out a few more pics and scroll down to shop this look below! Photography and videography by Ron Ward.
Creole tomatoes and Bloody Mary
Creole Tomato Festival 2017
Red Catch the flow Swing Dress from Tobi
Festival Style Inspiration. Shop this look below.
Red Catch the flow Swing Dress from Tobi
Festival Style Inspiration. Shop this look below.
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June 7, 2017

Summer White Party...

7th and Broadway Skater Dress from TOBI
Shop my little white dress (LWD) by 7th & Broadway from TOBI
Shop similar nude wedge sandals from Aerosoles
White parties are a huge thing when the weather gets warm. Here in New Orleans the white parties have already started and you could usually catch one of these parties on any given weekend deep into summer. They're a summer time staple. I really think large groups of people look great in all white. It's crisp and makes you feel fancy, plus white parties are generally a little more "top-tier" than say your average summer time soirees. Just be careful with the barbecue sauce and red wine. And watch where you sit. Look, nobody said wearing all white was simple. It's a commitment. It takes vigilance and ninja skills not to spill on yourself, so you know, just stay woke wearing your white. That being said, on to my dress!

7th and Broadway Skater Dress from TOBI
Summer white party ready. Shop similar straw hats from H&M
First of all, how cute is it? I'm kinda weak for a cute dress with a collar. And no, I didn't make it, if you were wondering. This is the 7th & Broadway Skater Dress from Tobi and it's available in black too. Now if you know me and what I like, then you know I love dresses with pockets which this one does not have, but I gave it an easy pass because the back of this dress makes up for it. Plus if I really wanted pockets I could just add some since sewing is one of my superpowers, right? Anyhoo, check out a few more pics below and also my first video outfit post! You're probably saying to yourself, "but she's done outfit posts on video before", and you would be right, but up until now they've mostly been photo slideshows not video, scroll down to the bottom to watch and let me know what you think! Photos and video by Ron Ward.

7th and Broadway Skater Dress from TOBI
Party in the back y'all.
7th and Broadway Skater Dress from TOBI
White dress and a twist out... 
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June 2, 2017

Scenes from the 2017 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience...

The Grand Tasting
The 2017 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, Grand Tasting at Mardi Gras World
Memorial Day weekend kicked off the 25th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) here in the city which consisted of wine tastings, wine dinners, wine seminars and more. This event is always a good time for a good cause. Proceeds from NOWFE supports the culinary arts giving over $1 million dollars to local charities. The 2017 beneficiary was the Nunez Community College Culinary Arts Program.

2017 NOWFE Royal Street Stroll
2017  NOWFE Royal Street Stroll St. Ann and Royal St.

May 6, 2017

New Orleans Things To Do on May 6, 2017...

There's so much to do in New Orleans this weekend! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans Jazz Market Concert Series, Jammin' on Julia and beautiful weather! If you're in the city, you should definitely get out and enjoy it.

April 15, 2017

ON THE SCENE: French Quarter Festival 2017 [PHOTOS]

2017 New OrleansFrench Quarter Festival
2017 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. Desktop/Laptop users: CLICK THE PIC for a slideshow of photos.
The annual French Quarter Festival is 4 days of FREE local New Orleans music, and this year, just like last year, the pretty weather stole the show. SCORE. This was also the first year that I attended the festival all 4 days. I mean, why not? Fabulous weather, free local music, yummy local food made for a great long weekend spent in New Orleans. READ THE REST below for more photos.

April 1, 2017

Curly Girls Unite: My 3 Years of Hair Growth...

This is my 2nd time around.  I decided to transition back to my natural hair back in 2011, I transitioned for 15 months (see HERE). My first big chop was back in 2012 (see HERE) I really (really lol) enjoyed my curls for an entire year (see HERE) before promptly heat damaging my hair in 2013 (smh + sad face emoji, see HERE) It took me another whole year to decide to just cut it all off and start over in 2014. These are my round 2 results.

February 26, 2017

WATCH: How I Make My DIY Satin Lined Beanies...

I've made 6 of these lined beanies so far, watch below to see how you can too!
#fashion #sewing #diystyle


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February 14, 2017

We Heart Travel...

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