A Very Nola Day

Hey, howdy, hello! Welcome back to my abandoned blog. I've missed you, too!

I haven't been up to a whole lot besides reading books and watching movies. Gotta love summer.

However, last Saturday my mom and I drove into the city to spend a little quality time together. What we forgot was that Memorial Day weekend brings A LOT of people to the cool places. 

After driving around the French Quarter for almost 45 minutes, we were able to find a parking spot and we were hangry (you know, so hungry that you get angry and not much fun). We ran to the first restaurant we saw and split a shrimp po-boy -- I know, how very cajun of us? 

I'd give Mulate's a 7/10 for food and a 9.5/10 for atmosphere. I loved their sweet tea and all the Blue Dog paintings they had on the walls! The french bread was a little too crunchy for my taste. 

After eating and drinking enough sweet tea to revive our spirits, we walked into the French Quarter, where we spent most of our time strolling around Jackson Square picking out our favorite pieces of art. 

Mom and I are suckers for art, so when we saw a man doing portraits, we were like "ooh, that's pretty cool!" Naturally, we decided it was worth the time to sit and have my picture drawn. 

Please excuse the odd soft-smile happening here. 

One thing that we couldn't miss was Cafe Du Monde! Beignets and iced cafe au lait were worth waiting in the line (for over 45 minutes *monkey-covering-his-eyes-emoji*). But my mom, never a fan of lines, was hangry again by the time we made it to the front. 

Take note if you're going to play tourist: Waiting in the to-go line is not a smarter move than the actual line. I'm pretty sure we would have gotten a table sooner than we made it to the counter. 

But the sweet coffee milk and sugary french doughnuts were worth it. (Isn't the sugar always worth it?)

{Outfit details}
Seersucker Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Monogram Necklace: Lee Michaels 
Purse: Antonio Melani, old (this & this are similar)

Summer Updates

Isn't it funny how even though the blog stays quiet for so long, life keeps going? Spring semester has been an absolute whirlwind: writing for the paper, school, and Phi Mu have kept me super busy. Since this is my own little slice of internet, I'm choosing to start blogging again, at least for the summer because I've got some fun adventures planned and want to be able to keep the memories in one place. 

But a couple of life updates since my Valentine's Day freak out of my last post

  • I'm officially a freelance writer! I got a job writing for a local magazine and couldn't have been more excited about it. You can read my article here! 
  • I'm more sure about going to law school than I've ever been before. I've also watched Legally Blonde wayyy too many times since it's been available to stream on Netflix. 
  • I racked up on Lilly for Target! 
  • I'm still on tinder, but like I said on the Valentine's post, I probably should've stayed off. Guys are jerks, 'nuff said. #stillsingle
  • I'm running/walking my first half marathon in a little over two weeks! I'm so excited! 
  • I went to Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, AL! I'll definitely write in more detail soon because it definitely deserves its own post, but it was such a fun experience. Until I can post again, please enjoy this sunny picture of me twirling at the beach. 

Some dresses were just made for twirling.