Hubs and I decided to forgo Valentines gifts this year and we snatched up a couple of flights down to the big easy for the party of the year! Hubs and I have been lucky enough to have been to New Orleans on multiple trips! My bestie even got married in St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson square!! She had a second line band lead us from the church through blocked off streets playing music and cheering all the way to the reception site!! It was incredible! My Bestie Tara and her hubs live in Baton Rouge and they are going to be our hosts for what is sure to be an amazing weekend!! I couldn't be more excited, seeing my bestie and going to mardi gras all in one weekend-my head is going to explode!!! Being with locals I know we will get to see the most amazing parades (with the best throws) and eat at the best places, and drink the best daquaris! I know hubs is dying for a shrimp po' boy from mothers and I cannot wait to get a huge feather boa(not sure why but everytime I go to NOLA I come home with one, which has stained whatever shirt I am wearing, but I continue to buy them). It is one of the few places in the world that you look completely normal walking around with a huge feather boa and a cocktail during the middle of the day!
This is my Besties actual second line (she is in the beautiful white wedding dress-duh!) Note the beer sign on the right side of the street!
I dont know who he is but he looks like a lot of fun!
I get a picture with one of these guys every time I go, and I still think it is just as funny
Now onto the bigger questions..... What to wear????? My biggest concern is obviously shoes. There is tons of walking, and lets just say that being a shrimp isn't really conducive to wearing flats! Maybe some dresses with flat boots? I was really hoping not to wear anything that I would be to upset about if it got ruined. Our first trip to NOLA years ago, Hubs got an entire hurricane dumped on his brand new white shirt (by a friend) so I have learned my lesson. Any Suggestions??? What about a cheap pair of flats?? Where to buy?? I need your help please!
Hope you are all having a fabulous day!