new orleans packing list

Today is the day, y’all. This morning, I’m hopping on a plane to New Orleans for a fun getaway with some close high school friends! The very first thing I plan to do is head straight for Cafe Du Monde. It’s been over four years (not that I’ve been counting…) since I’ve had their famous beignets and chicory coffee, and I can’t wait to get my finally fill!

We’ve planned out a weekend of eating, sight-seeing, and my personal favorite, the Haunted History tour. I went as a senior in high school and still remember some of the scary stories and sights we saw. So fun! I definitely recommend if you’re headed to the city soon.

After thinking through my packing list last night (thanks to the help of quite a few group texts with the girls to ensure we are all on the same page) I decided to round up a variation of what I’ll be wearing into the city for sightseeing today! Below, you’ll find the navy version of the cargo jacket I wore earlier this week. I’ll definitely be keeping comfy in converse sneakers, and wouldn’t be caught dead without a portable phone charger! Too many pictures to take, am I right? (I’m grimacing as I reread that last sentence.)

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1.   OVERSIZED SWEATER   2.   CONVERSE SNEAKERS   3. HOOP EARRINGS   4.   CHEAP SUNNIES   5.   LIGHT SCARF (on sale for $12!)   6.   TAN CROSSBODY   7.   PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER   8.   JEANS (love this destroyed pair)   9.   NAVY CARGO JACKET   10.   LIP BALM (my favorite)   11.   PERFUME ROLLERBALL (favorite scent, don’t make fun)

Let me know what your plans are for this weekend! Whatever it holds, I hope this weekend is a fun one for all of us. Thanks for stopping by!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Alexine Cryer said:

    Love this look! Perfect travel outfit!!

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  2. Gentry said:

    I’m headed to NOLA in March for my birthday and I can’t wait! Would love for you to do a recap of what you saw/did! Have fun!!

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  3. Kathryn said:

    Love the Converse!!

    xx Kathryn

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  4. So fun!! Have a lovely and safe trip!!

    The Teacup of Style
    IG: teacupofstyle

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  5. What a lovely travel outfit! Have a wonderful trip!!

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  6. Hope you have a great trip!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

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  7. Vanessa Cuevas said:

    I live just outside of New Orleans and I am so excited for you to visit! Make sure y’all squeeze in a Mardi Gras parade or two! :)

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  8. Sydney S said:

    Have a lovely trip Kate!
    xo, Syd

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  9. great blog post

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  10. I went to college and grad school in NOLA and it holds a very special place in my heart! I go back at least once a year and it never disappoints! Enjoy, try some of the restaurants uptown to get away from the touristy FQ! Also it’s Carnevale so you should definitely check out some parades this weekend! Enjoy!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  11. Sara Kate said:

    OMG haunted tours are my fave!! It sounds like that trip will be a blast!! Can’t wait to follow along.

    Sara Kate Styling

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  12. The scarf looks extra cuddly and warm!! <3

    Maddy xo

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  13. Paula said:

    Such classic pieces! I went to Mardi Gras last year and I am hoping to go back again. Now I know what to pick!

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