French Quarter


Skirt: Vintage (Minnie's Menagerie)
Shirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Shoe Department
Bag: Sam Moon 
Belt: Thrifted 

(bear with the shakiness....I am still getting a hang of filming sights)

I have discovered (and decided) why you so often find bloggers in their local coffee shops……we need inspiration fueled cups of steaming coffee, chai lattes, or flavorful teas because it’s necessary to our survival and vital to our thought process in creating and writing posts (whose with me?).

I find myself severely lacking in energy right now, which does appear to be a slight oxymoron considering I am on vacation with my family. However, though we are in Florida and spending a considerable amount of time at the beach, exploring, and collecting shells, the early part of our day is spent at a baseball game. Thus, with late evenings arriving back at the hotel, early mornings rising, and hours spent in the sun ones energy becomes significantly drained after awhile. I thought it would be easy to blog while on vacation but I have realized it is a more challenging task than it first appeared. Nonetheless, I can’t help sharing some my adventures with you all (as they happen) because the sights so far have been wonderful and my camera has been quite happy!

In my lack of energy and coffee (though I might grab a mug back at the hotel?) I am tempted to let these pictures speak for themselves. However, let’s just say that the French Quarter yields lovely pictures and I FINALLY got a picture standing in a small city streetJ Since my sister is quite tired out of me asking her to take pictures ALL the time, I relied on my brother for these shots and they came out splendidly (he actually has a wonderful eye for photography)!

The architecture in the French Quarter is definitely very “French” with iron balconies, hanging plants, tiny streets, colorful walls, and old brick buildings. I loved seeing how each turn yielded new sights and buildings! It is definitely one of those places that you kind of have to put on your bucket list, so that is checked off for me.

Nevertheless, before I wrap up this post (I guess I regained some energy) I have to add that when my mom first told me we would be stopping off at the French Quarter on our way to Florida I immediately started planning an outfit. I knew that it had to be something fitting for the French Quarter and used the essence of being “French” as an inspiration J Thus, I settled on this darling black, green, and white striped skirt that was my grandmothers. This was its first outing and I am totally sold on its simplicity and pure vintage style. I paired the skirt with this embroidered cream blouse, a black belt, satchel style purse, vintage shades, and my new braided “T” strap sandals. It turned out to be the perfect combo for exploring and was actually quite cool (which is a bonus in the heat). 

-Madison

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  1. So cute, Madison! I'm loving the chic simplicity of your outfit, and the snapshots of the French Quarter! Thanks for sharing, dear <3 :)

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Charlotte!
      -Madison

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  2. Love it Madison! Such a cute outfit, and how fun that your skirt belonged to your grandmother! I hope you are having a great time on vacation, and manage to find some coffee from time to time! ;)
    -Lauren
    http://www.chic-ethique.com/

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    1. I actually did get some coffee right before I posted this:) It's always a thrill to wear something that was my grandmothers.
      -Madison

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  3. Love seeing your traveling adventures! Not sure if you planned it but your skirt is totally "in theme" with Cafe Du Monde, the strips and the green seem to match perfectly with their logo! You even have coffee colored stripes on your skirt! Enjoy your vacation, can't wait to see more!
    ~Sarah C~
    allthingsvintage-sc.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't plan for my look to match Cafe Du Monde but it ended up going perfectly!
      -Madison

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  4. Well, I appreciate that you are still blogging even while on vacation! I know when I am gone I will be scheduling posts in advance. :) I am not even going to try to write while I am gone unless maybe it is important. Vacations aren't always restful, but change can do just the trick to rejuvenate our spirits!

    Sarah
    www.sewcharacteristicallyyou.com/blog

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    1. Usually it's not possible, but considering we are in a hotel with free wifi in Florida it thought I would try.
      -Madison

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  5. Really, really lovely photos and location. I swear, my first thought is that these images should be gracing the pages of a fashion magazine. They're just as lovely as lovely can be!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! You always say the sweetest things and make my day:)
      -Madison

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  6. I can definitely relate to not having much energy as of late! I work 40hrs/week editing reports so coming home and editing for blog posts has definitely become a bit more difficult!

    But I love these photos! New Orleans is one of my favorite cities by far. That skirt is just beautiful!

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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    1. Wow...you definitely have a busy work week.
      -Madison

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  7. I can definitely relate to not having much energy as of late! I work 40hrs/week editing reports so coming home and editing for blog posts has definitely become a bit more difficult!

    But I love these photos! New Orleans is one of my favorite cities by far. That skirt is just beautiful!

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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  8. *INCOHERENT SCREAMING* NEW ORLEANS MY HEART. I went there recently and absolutely adored it. Isn't the architecture gorgeous?
    I really love your outfit - those kinds of purses are my favorite because they're so easy to carry.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. So great that you went there recently too! I LOVE the architecture sooooo much!!! Aren't these purses great for carrying things?
      -Madison

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  9. It looks like you've been having a great time! :) I like the summery look of your skirt!

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  10. Ah Madison! This outfit is LOVELY. I especially adore your shoes! I hope you had a lovely vacation, I've never been to Florida but I imagine it to be the perfectly summery :) | hayleysolano.com ♥

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    1. Thank you Hayley! You would absolutely LOVE Florida.
      -Madison

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  11. The places I saw here are really wonderful, celebrating a special event like this with the beauty of nature is really cool. When you are in these event venues Chicago, there's nothing you can do than to be happy. I really liked it here.

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