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With bachelorette parties (Miami coming up this week – stay tuned!), birthdays, and weddings galore, I’m up to my eyeballs in fun (and exhaustion) this August. But don’t get me wrong, I definitely do not mind the sudden influx of events which allow me to dress up for an actual reason. Especially activities that don’t involve me getting the usual ‘what is she wearing‘ glance-over. (Ahem, teeth cleaning. What, you ain’t see sequins in the dentist’s chair before?).

Though I sadly missed out on Shrutee’s birthday (& Gina’s first Louboutin reveal! GAH!), the first weekend of August took me, instead, to the Big Easy for one of my BFF’s Bachelorette Party. Boy was it a whirlwind. Included in each NOLA Survival Kit: personalized shot cups (for vodka or jack), mardi gras beads & masks (for bourbon street), bandaids (for dancing), off-wipes (for mosquitos), dramamine (for the alligator tour), advil (for the hangovers), pepto (for the creole), emergen-c (for the airplane), and chamomile tea (for weekend recovery). kristinbachHappy Bachie Kris!

The obligatory food travel shots on BDLF.
Cochon Butcher Shop for some of the best sandwiches, well, ever: Pork Belly | Peppered Turkey | Duck Pastramigroupcochon

After lunch, we headed to Pearl River to see ALLIGATORS.

The 11-foot gator aptly named ‘Cindy Crawford’ for the mole on her head.

Don’t mind the sweat. It’s only 95°F and 85% humidity out here. swamp tour

A long humid day in the swamps, and all we wanted after the Swamp Tour was MORE FOOD. When in Rome? Our mid-day snack at Dragos. Charbroiled Oysters. JUST. OMG.

After stuffing our faces with oysters, we ended our night with, well, stuffing our faces more along with some ‘per usual’ bachelorette debauchery. What, you didn’t think we really just ate sandwiches and hung out with gator’s did you? There may or may not be a bonus post with snapshots of what ‘really’ (censored) happened in NOLA!

alice wears:
sheer crochet top | ASTR via Nordstrom Savvy (similar)
polka dot shorts | f21 (similar)
striped cutout bralette | f21 (similar here)
booties | UO (similar and in suede)
fedora | f21
clutch | nina ricci
outfit photos c/o ttc