The Road Trip to Nola

Silver mirror aviators
Ignore the momentary poker face. Here’s photos of our 3,000 mile round trip to down south.

The leather jacket, indian skirt, t-shirt and bangle are finds during the trip.
Mirror aviators are Ray Ban and white minnetonka boots are All Saints (similars by Ash, Shoebuy or Free People)

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Driving under a rainbow
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Girl far right yelled: “OMG she’s taking a picture of us!” and they all turned to wave


License plate in Nashville


Mouth watering bbq in Memphis


Vintage leather trimmed case find on the way back to NY. The bangle is by House of Harlow and was found at UAL in New Orleans.

Vintage cowboy boots

Wall of cowboy boots from a vintage shop in Five Points Atlanta


The iPhone took us across the country

vintage cape

Suede cape from shop Local Honey in Nashville. Slip ons are Carvela KG (currently 25% off)


Driving through Tennessee


Cattle head outside the front of a house in Atlanta


Waiting around to replace a flat tire.

Wearing an old Zara dress and belt, Rebecca Minkoff bag, KG slip ons and panama hat bought on the trip, horn necklace from the WDUGT shop


These doughnuts are now banned in New York. Not that we needed that reason to stuff our faces with them in Asheville NC


Arriving in Elvis Presley’s neighborhood


Elvis’ Graceland home


Michael drove most of the trip…

fashion bloggers

…while I dozed off every now and then


Couple riding past in the rain


Crossing into Louisiana

Kurt Geiger boots

Photos taken with the iphone + Nikon by Michael and myself

Wearing KG denim heels.

What a trip! We’ve never done a road trip to New Orleans before. The only down side was the flat tire moment which resulted in a 6 hour wait for a newly ordered wheel leaving us stuck in Walmart for an entire day. I also wish that we had stayed for the weekend since there were so many hotels in downtown New Orleans that I would have loved to visit. I’m sure we’ll make a weekend of it next time we visit. There was so much to do that it was pretty hard to cram all of the activities in one day!

Road trips are so much fun, but you need to make sure that your car is up to the job! One of my friends just got an amazing vehicle for her next road trip after checking out some of the used cars from Conklin Cars. You could take a look too if you are due an upgrade.

Outside of that it was fascinating to see how America lives outside of New York: the food, the houses, just everything. I tell you what though, generally speaking it’s a hell of a lot cheaper and more spacious.

ps. Thanks to everyone for the recommendations on where to visit. Shout out to the reader who suggested Asheville. It’s as pretty as you had told me.


  1. Ditte // says:

    I love the combination of clothes in your first photo! So pretty!

  2. Romantic Tea says:

    Amazing pictures ! I’d like to, more than ever, visit the USA !

  3. Romantic Tea says:

    Amazing pictures ! I’d like to, more than ever, visit the USA !

  4. Domonique Wilson says:

    This is my kind of road trip! So epic you stopped by Graceland 🙂


  5. Steph B-More says:

    Nice pics but Krispy Kreme’s aren’t banned in NYC. They still have a spot in the train terminal. you can still buy them here despite Bloomberg’s wishes.

  6. Kemii Kadir says:

    Love these picturessss

  7. Alexandria says:

    Ah, I know exactly which shop you went to in Little Five Points. Can’t remember the name even though Im a native haha 🙂

  8. Lyndsey Camille says:

    Amazing photography!!

  9. Bougiehippie says:

    Very story like pics. The odd things is I randomly snap shots on my trip too and then delete them all b/c I think they are worthless. Yours could have been worthless but you made a very awesome story.


  10. Mlle W says:

    fab trip…in need of white moccasin fringy shoes now

  11. Eat.Style.Play says:

    Ummm this is exactly what I want to do with a group of my girl friends rent a truck, and ride and stop, pics, food, soak up the culture and keep going until we get somewhere cool! I love the boots in the first picture the All Saints ones! Love love love them! All of your pictures are pretty creaking cool as well!



  12. Karen says:

    Steph – good to know a train station sells them but apparently they banned them elsewhere from being available as much as they used to be and especially a KK restaurant! that really made us stop the car! lol

    Alexandria – Cool shop isn’t it? I need to find their business card….

    Eat.Style.Play – you should do it! I want to do another one.

  13. daria says:

    best post ever. that suede cape is super cool and i love the gratuitous use of slip ons! we drove into nola under that same rainbow!!!

  14. Em says:

    All of those KG shoes look amazing, especially those black croc slip-ons!

    Looks that you had an amazing time with great food and great vintage finds! I’m glad that everything worked out well [minus the tire trauma].

    xoxo, Em

  15. Rose says:

    great photos!

  16. Collections says:

    the cape, the bbq… I’m swooning

  17. The Indie says:

    Awww! This post has me itching even more for a road trip! You look like you had a great time! And that bbq is feeling like such a good idea right about now. It’s been too long 🙂 I love those shoes!

  18. Carelia Moran says:

    Looks like we both were heading road trip fun…I had a great time in Memphis myself (see posts if you like). I love all your pictures from your trip. I am glad you had fun in the South.

  19. pineappleserenade says:

    Love everything about this post. Such a great idea!! Hmmm….the BF and I need to start planning so we can post an EPIC road trip on our site too! Love the Blog Karen :)!!


  20. Karen says:

    Em – thx the blacks are my favorites

    The Indie – that bbq was DELICIOUS!! A rec from a local in Memphis. Crap now my mouth’s watering…

    Carelia – sweet. Great minds.

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  22. Ira's eye says:

    Wonderful post. I really liked your road trip!!

  23. Olivia's Butterfly says:

    Awww sad I missed you here in Nashville! Glad you have a fun and safe travels! Great photos as well!

  24. Nyine says:

    I’m glad that you stopped in my hometown of Nashville Tn to visit Local Honey!! that is definitely the place to shop!!

  25. Nyine says:

    I’m glad that you stopped in Nashville to visit Local Honey; that is definitely the place to stop and have a look.

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