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    My Favorite Things To Do In New Orleans

    I’m currently working on a comprehensive New Orleans travel guide post, but my recommendations are getting quite extensive! And while I’m not a “local,” I’ve made my fair share of visits to The Big Easy, and I do have my “favorites” that I definitely want to provide a little bit more information on in today’s post! This list is for people who are past doing the touristy things like Bourbon Street and VooDoo tours – although I do suggest you do those things at least once!

    This is nowhere near all of the places that I love in Nola, but I wanted to start by giving you the ones that hold a special place in my heart. Even I still have so many more bucket list places to hit up, so I’d love to hear what your New Orleans favorites are too!

    Keep reading to see all of my favorite things to do in New Orleans!

    My Favorite Things to Do In New Orleans

    striped dress | similar denim vest | booties | round frame sunglasses | bandana choker | YSL bag

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    Lifestyle, Travel

    Charleston Girls’ Trip Itinerary

    I’m excited to be starting the week off with a little travel inspiration for your spring trips! But, I have to tell you a secret because I can’t take all of the credit. When it came to planning the perfect Charleston girls’ trip itinerary, I had a little help! Jennifer Stuart of Explorateur Travel helped me put together the best itinerary for our time in Charleston and made sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible! From giving restaurant suggestions, walking tour options and our afternoon bakery stops, we were actually able to enjoy our trip instead of wasting a second wondering what to do next!

    I’ve found that one of the biggest time sucks when we travel is trying to figure out where to eat on the spot. We also spend a a lot of time looking up the correct addresses to put into Uber or Google Maps. Jennifer sent us this amazing trip itinerary that synced with our iPhones so that we were able to quickly see our day in one glance. We could also click right onto specific addresses that were already included in the document. Lifesaver you guys! If you are interested in getting help planning your next spring vacay, let Jennifer help you – here’s her website: Explorateur Travel!

    Keep reading to take a look at what we did, what we ate and where we stayed  – here’s our Charleston girls’ trip itinerary!

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    top | tote | heels on Zappos | heels on Nordstrom | similar white jeans

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    Charleston Girls Trip Instagram Recap

    You might have noticed that in lieu of February fashion week in New York, I decided to head somewhere a little bit warmer like Charleston. Growing up in the South, I’ve never been one to easily acclimate to cold weather, so when it was time to decide on whether to head back to NYFW this month, weather definitely played a huge part in my decision. In fact, it’s the reason why I’m not attending fashion week, and why I planned a Charleston girls trip instead!

    Not only was I slightly traumatized last year – pipes were bursting all over the city, and we woke up every morning in our hotel with no running water – my winter clothing options were less than satisfactory for actual winter weather let alone running around the city. When Louisiana only has about two weeks of legit winter, you don’t really know how to prepare for 10 degree temperatures!

    I actually ended up going home a day early last February. Whatever intuition kicked in was definitely right, because the very next day, snow dumped all over the city delaying and even canceling flights! So it just seemed like a better opportunity this year to check off one of my bucket list travel cities for the year (see that full post here). Don’t get me wrong, I do love NYC, and I do love NYFW, but I think I’m better cut out for September’s shows!

    I’m currently working on my Charleston girls trip guide, but below are some of my LTK IG posts to give you a head start on travel outfits!

    Charleston Girls Trip

    floral off-the-shoulder top | Mother Denim | blush sneakers | ivory crossbody | round frame sunglasses

    Charleston Girls Trip

    Heartbreaker tee | Mother Denim | trench vest | round frame sunglasses

     pearl cuff | KS ring | slip-on sneakers

    Charleston Girls Trip

    zip bootieslace-up wedge booties | ivory crossbody | wide brim hat | round frame sunglasses

    Charleston Girls Trip

    striped dress | similar denim vest | bandana choker | YSL bag | round frame sunglasses

    Cluse watch | pearl cuff | screw cuff | KS ring

    Charleston Girls Trip

    lace up chambray dress | similar tote baglace-up wedge booties | wide brim hat | round frame sunglasses

    Charleston Girls Trip

    off-the-shoulder polka dot top | white denim | similar tote | lace-up wedge booties

    round frame sunglasses | KS necklace | Cluse watch | pearl cuff | screw cuff | KS ring 1 | KS ring 2

    Charleston Girls Trip

    On Me: Privacy Please blush dressivory crossbodyround frame sunglasses | KS bracelet setpearl cuff

    On Jenn: Yumi Kim Steffee dress | Jenni saddle bag | Julie Vos jewelry | round frame sunglasses

    Ps. I’m sharing my Travel Bucket List for 2017 in this post!

    Lifestyle, Outfits, Spring Outfit, Travel

    My 2017 Travel Bucket List + Giveaway

    Just in time for my trip to Charleston today, I’m sharing my travel bucket list for 2017! (Ps. Who books a flight with a layover in Houston on Super Bowl Sunday when the game is in Houston? I digress.) I’ve also teamed up with Jenn from Haute Off the Rack and Sofft Shoes to give away the perfect travel shoe later today, the Somers slip-on sneaker! I love this shoe so much that have it in both last year’s tan and this year’s pretty blush color – also seen in this slip-on sneaker post!

    Look out for a special giveaway Instagram post tonight at 8 p.m. CST for instructions on how to enter to win a pair of Somers for you and your bestie!

    I’ve been so fortunate to have such travel flexibility the past few years, and it’s been one of my favorite parts of this blogging adventure. As a content creator, I find so much inspiration in the places that I visit, and creating content around cities with rich history always keeps me motivated. I thought it would be fun to make a list of all of the places that I’d like to travel to this year and why. (Some of these are already scheduled trips and some I’m hoping to make official.) Would love to hear your must-see places and what is on your  travel bucket list for this year!

    “Read More” below to see my full travel bucket list!

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    Holiday Blog Posts, Lifestyle, Travel

    5 Quick Holiday Travel Tips and Essentials!

    It’s that time of year when we all start prepping for our holiday travel plans, so I’ve teamed up with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to help you get perfectly packed bags! Having traveled so much this year, there have been triumphs and plenty of  a few missteps when it comes to my recent packing experiences. (Hello, Key West packing snafu.) So, I’m sharing 5 super easy holiday travel tips and essentials that I’ve learned along the way in today’s post!

    See all 5 holiday travel tips and essentials in today’s full post!

    Jordan Hefler

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