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3 Reasons To Rent A Party Bus!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend. Today I’m sharing 3 reasons to rent a party bus for your next social outing. I recently threw a party for my my boyfriend Blake’s 28th birthday. We invited 20 of his closest friends to dinner at his favorite Italian restaurant, Sal & Judy’s. Blake knew all about dinner and who was invited, but I wanted to throw in a couple of surprises for him too so I ordered his favorite red velvet desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes and planned a pre-dinner-party at his mom’s house so she could participate too. Lastly, I rented a party bus so all of his friends could enjoy the night without worrying about who would be the designated driver. Plus who doesn’t love a good time on a party bus.

When it came to renting the party bus, it took me a while to find a highly reputable limo service based in New Orleans online. Since I was having trouble finding a good service, I decided that once I chose one and completed the experience, I would share my personal review with you to save you the extra research.  Fortunately, I finally came across Tracey Nicoll’s Limousine & Hummer Rentals and they had a couple of good reviews. Plus they recently bought a brand new party bus, which looked amazing and would fit our group of friends perfectly so I decided to with them and I am so glad I did because they did not disappoint! Randy Nicoll walked me through the entire reservation process and made sure the driver knew exactly where he would be picking us up and dropping us off. The driver even called the me day before the reservation to touch base as well as the night of the party once he was on his way.

3 Reasons to Rent a Party Bus:

  1. Cheers! Everyone gets to drink! Let’s be real here…the number one reason you hire a driver is so that no one has to sacrifice drinking to be the designated driver! Plus you get to ensure the safety of all of your guests knowing that everyone has safe rides throughout the night.

2) Epic dance parties! Trust me, you’ve never experienced dance parties like this with your friends before! I don’t know if it’s the alcohol, the tinted windows, the stripper pole or the multi-color strobe lights, but party busses just know how to bring out the wild side in everyone! It’s basically like having your own mini night club with all of your friends!

3) The party never stops! For real though! The bus offers everything you need to continue partying until your next stop including: iPod capability, surround sound, beverage centers, champagne wells and ice bins. Speaking of the ice bins, the bus arrives with the bins already filled with ice and bottled water. So all you have to do is bring your own alcohol! Tracey Nicoll’s newest party bus also offers:
50 Inch Flat Screen TV (back)
17 Inch Flat Screen TV (front)
Tinted Windows for privacy
Fiber Optics, Mirror Ceiling Multi-Color Lights
CD Player
DVD Player
Intercom Phones
Leather Seats

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Blake’s mom and I decorated a mini Christmas tree with photos of Blake’s past birthdays and memories with his friends.

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Fun Fact: I actually rented a party bus years ago for Blake’s 19th birthday party because I wanted to impress him and I think it worked considering that we’re still together nine years later!

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I hope you all consider renting a party bus for your next social outing. Trust me, you won’t regret it! If you find that it’s a bit pricey to cover yourself, just ask your group of friends if they would be interested in splitting the cost. If you have a large enough group to fill the bus, it will help lower the individual cost per person!

P.S. If you go to dinner or bring treats on the bus, don’t forget to offer some to your driver! They get hungry too!

Workout Wednesday: My Top 6 Running Shoes & Everyday Sneakers

Happy Workout Wednesday everyone! Today I’m sharing my top 6 running shoes and everyday sneakers to help you look and feel your best while hitting the gym or running errands because we all know sneakers aren’t just for the gym anymore! They’ve become a wardrobe staple and a huge trend for everyday wear.

Scroll through this post for mini reviews on all of my current favorite running shoes and everyday sneakers.

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  1. The Women’s Nike Roshe Two SE Sneaker (also available here)

The Nike Roshe Two shoes are ultra-lightweight and comfortable for running and everyday wear. I especially love them in this nude color! The latest edition features breathable textile on the upper part and a stretch bootie construction for a foot-hugging fit.  Not to mention the extra three layers of foam through the midsole, which makes it feel like  you’re walking on clouds! Talk about a heavenly experience!

Size Reference: TTS

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2. The Nike Juvenate Sneaker 

The Juvenate sneaker is very similar to the Roshe Two SE sneakers in both the fit and the style.

Size Reference: Runs TTS

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3. The Adidas Superstar Sneaker in rose gold (also available here)

The Superstar Sneakers look great with leggings or distressed jeans for everyday wear. Plus add a bomber into that mix and you’re golden! I think these shoes will also translate well into into spring and summer with cutoff shorts and denim skirts.

Size Reference: I normally wear a size 6.5, but reviews said to size down so I got the 6. The 6 works, but I probably could have even gone down to the 5.5 like other reviewers suggested.

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4. The Women’s Nike Free RN Running Shoe

These might be the most comfortable pair of Nike sneakers that I’ve ever put on my feet. In fact, they’re so comfortable that you can go ahead and skip the “breaking in” process because I’m pretty sure that Nike already hired someone to do that for you before they even put them on the shelves. Obviously, I’m kidding, but they are extremely soft, cushiony and lightweight. Plus I always get compliments on how stylish they look.

Size Reference: runs TTS

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5. The Adidas AlphaBounce Running Shoes

See a full review on these shoes here—> 3 Ways To Help You Stay Fit & Motivated During The Holidays

Size Reference: These shoes definitely run big. I had to go down to a half size.

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The Adidas AlphaBounce Running Shoes in tan (also available here)

In case you missed my last post on these shoes, I bought the AlphaBounce in black first and I liked them so much that when I saw them in tan I had scoop up a second pair. This is actually another pair athletic sneakers that I always get compliments on in the gym. However, I didn’t buy two pairs of these just because they look cool! They’re also super cushiony, durable and breathable. Not to mention the fact that they can also be used as training shoes! Not just for running and looking cool at the gym. LOL

Size Reference: Just like the black pair above, this style definitely run big. I had to go down to a half size.

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The Nike ‘Air Max Thea SE’ Sneaker 

I wouldn’t recommend taking these sneakers for a run because they aren’t as flexible and cushiony as my other Nike shoes, but they’re super cute with athleisure wear and everyday casual outfits.

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Workout Wednesday: 3 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout

Hi everyone and Happy Workout Wednesday! Today I’m sharing 3 ways to motivate yourself to workout because let’s be real here…we don’t get as excited for the gym as we do for our favorite TV show or dinner at our favorite restaurant.

  1. Get motivational materials! Buy an outfit you love and want to look great in or find one in your closet and try it on once a week or when needed! I would say that I have about 10 outfits already hanging in my closet that I would love to wear, but are too tight or make me feel self-conscious. I haven’t done this in a while, but over the summer I found a little white romper that I wanted to fit in/look amazing in for a specific event. I also owned a couple pairs of denim shorts that I wanted to look better in/not have to unbutton after lunch! So before I started a fitness and eating plan, I tried everything on and gave myself weekly goals. At the end of each week, I would try the pieces on to see my progress and I felt more and more motivated every time I saw how much I had progressed.
  2. Reward yourself! As if being fit and healthy isn’t rewarding enough…well it’s not. Haha! At least it’s not when I’m thinking about how much nicer it would be to sleep in a little longer instead of hitting the gym. Sometimes I need a little more than that so I tell myself that if I get up and go to the gym 3-4 times that week, I’ll treat myself to something I want on Sunday. The treat can be anything from brunch, dessert, clothing, or even just an hour longer of sleep.
  3. Look the part! You know the saying, “fake it until you make it”? Obviously we aren’t going to paint abs on ourselves, but it helps to have super cute active wear outfits to get you excited for going to the gym.

Speaking of looking the part, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fitness looks and accessories below!

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The Alo Idol Bomber Jacket

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I love how this bomber jacket gives my workout looks a sleek and edgy vibe! Plus it’s super warm in case you go running outside during these winter months. I’m wearing the size XS.

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Outfit: Zella ‘Cabana’ Crop Leggings | Metro Backpack c/o MZ Wallace | Alo Idol Bomber Jacket (also available here) | Black Nike Tennis Shoes | Similar Graphic  Tee | Silver Ray-Ban Aviators | Metallic S’well Water Bottle

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The S’well Water Bottle 

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I’m not going to lie to you… I literally only bought this S’well metallic water bottle because it makes me feel cooler, but isn’t that what all of this is about anyway! lol

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Zella Leggings

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If you have never tried Zella leggings from Nordstrom, you are missing out because they super comfortable while still figure flattering and are much more affordable than most high quality active wear brands out there. On top of that, they also make cute trendy styles like these ‘Cabana’ Crop Leggings that I’m wearing in these photos. I wear the size S in most of their leggings, but could probably squeeze into the size small for a couple of pairs.

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The Black Nike Running Shoe

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I love wearing black running shoes with my black leggings because I think it makes the whole outfit appear more sleek and slimming.

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The Adidas AlphaBounce Running Shoes

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The latest Adidas AlphaBounce running shoes are my new jam especially in this tan color! I’ve been wearing these in the black, but I liked them so much that when I saw the tan I had to scoop them up too! See my review on them here—> Three Ways To Help You Stay And Motivated During the Holidays 

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Spanx Lounge-Hooray Bra

These bras are great for the gym as well as everyday wear! Just make sure to size up!

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These exact Air Max Thea SE shoes in rose gold are sold out, but they’re are available in other colors here—>Nike Air Max Thea & here

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My Top 16 Purchases Of 2016

Hi everyone, now that we’ve officially transitioned into a new year, I thought I would share my top 16 purchases of 2016 that I’m bringing with me into 2017 starting with the Jenni Saddle Bag!

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  1. The Jenni Saddle Bag (designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York)

Call me biased, but I love this crossbody bag that I specifically designed for traveling and the girl on-the-go.

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2. The BlankNYC ‘Morning’ Suede Moto Jacket 

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This jacket has been one of my best outerwear purchases of the season because it goes with everything including our crazy Louisiana weather! I haven’t just worn it at home though. I brought it with me to NYC and everywhere else that I’ve traveled since I purchased it! Last seen styled (here). I’m wearing the sz S and it fits perfectly and I can still fit a thin sweater beneath it. Oh and did I mention that I own it in three colors? LOL That’s how good it is!

3. The Beauty Blender— can you believe that I never tried using one until this year? I can’t because I’m hooked and have no clue how I’ve gone my whole life without one. The Beauty Blender makes such huge a difference in the way that I apply my makeup as well as the end results.

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4. Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses 

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I haven’t been able to stop wearing these rose gold beauties. I’m wearing the sz 53mm in the photo above, but I also love my sz 50mm too!

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5.  Diptyque ‘Essences Insensées – Rose de Mai’ Fragrance (Limited Edition) Parfum and Diptyque Baise Scented Candle

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I first received the Baise Scented Candle as a gift for my birthday last year and I didn’t even wait for it to burn out before I ordered a second. It smells heavenly! I always like to light it when I’m cleaning or when we have company over. As for the Diptyque eau de parfum, I got a tiny sample of it in a gift bag and got so many compliments when I wore it that I decided to buy it. I think it might the most expensive perfume that I’ve ever purchased, but it’s totally worth it. It smells so chic and fresh.

6. Pure Silk Pillowcase— This pillow case is anti-aging, anti-sleep crease and anti-bedhead! Talk about the ultimate beauty sleep! Plus it feels so smooth and silky against my face at night. I know this pure silk pillowcase is kind of an investment considering the price, but we spend a third of our lives in bed so why not treat ourselves to the best kind of beauty sleep! After all, we deserve it!

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7. The Topshop Camel Coat

Not only do I wear this coat with everything and everywhere, but I also loved it so much that I bought a second one in this burgundy color. I’m wearing the sz US 2.

See how I styled the burgundy version here—> Christmas Day Outfit Idea 

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8. Marc Fisher ‘Alisa’ Booties— I’m pretty sure that I never took these booties off during fall and I even got them in grey and black too! They run TTS! See the full post here—> Fall Travel Outfit 

 9. The MZ Wallace Metro Backpack— I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Metro Backpack is hands down the best travel bag ever! I never leave town without it and it also doubles as a great gym bag. See here—>Three Ways to Help You Stay Fit During the Holidays

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10. The Adidas AlphaBounce Running Shoes

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The AlphaBounce running shoes are very comfortable and cushiony. Plus they look super sleek with my activewear looks. I’m also obsessed with them in the new tan color. For size reference, I ordered the size 6.5 for my first pair, which is my normal size. However, I’ve heard that for running shoes, you should always go a half size down because you want them to be nice and snug for extra support when running. With that being said, I could have easily gone with the size 6, but I don’t mind the 6.5, but with a thicker sock. I actually just bought a second pair in a different color and prefer the size 6.

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11. Cami NYC Racer Camis & Velvet Tanks

To make a long story short, I ordered one of these Cami NYC Racer Tanks and then I never stopped. I’m pretty positive that I own one in every color as well as the velvet and these things aren’t cheap. That’s how much I love them! I consider all of my Cami NYC tanks year round wardrobe staples. I’m wearing a size S in the photo above, but I prefer the XS.

See how I’ve styled them in the below blog posts:

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Fall Trends To Try: The Lace Tank

Rose Gold Bomber + Lace Tank

Trend Obsession: Lace Tanks & Bomber Jackets

12. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray | Dry Bar Dry Shampoo & Triple Sec

Dry shampoo… y’all, the addiction is real! My boyfriend doesn’t understand why I don’t just wash my hair, but he just doesn’t get it. Dry shampoo is my life and I don’t remember what I did before it. I even use it when it may hair is perfectly clean because I love the added texture. As for the dry texturizing spray, it just amplifies your dry shampoo and gives you something to work with when it comes to styling your hair. I tried the Dry Bar and Oribe brands for the first time year and they work amazingly. Plus they smell so good!

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13. Striped Slit Swing Tee

Always keep a good striped top in your wardrobe and feel free to add more when you come across super cute ones like this long sleeved top with side slits. It’s super comfortable  ad comes in two other colors. I’m wearing the sz S.

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14. Burberry Scarf

I have always coveted the Burberry Cashmere Scarf in the classic camel check color and this past holiday season I decided to finally bite the bullet and buy it. I’m so glad I did though because it’s a timeless accessory that I know I’ll wear in years to come. Plus I feel so luxe and grown up when I’m wearing it! LOL

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15. Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel

The Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel is the perfect everyday bag for the girl who always carries her life with her because it fits everything. I love it in this tan color and the grey.

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16. Koral Lustrous Leggings

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These leggings are so flattering and comfortable that I bought an additional pair in case anything ever happens these. I also bought a couple of a other styles too for active wear outfits. I’m wearing the sz S and I usually wear a sz 26 in jeans. I also love these Alo Moto Leggings that I own two colors as well.

See how I’ve styled them in the posts below:

His & Hers New Year’s Day Style

Sleek Holiday Party Outfit

Chic Christmas Eve Outfit Idea

Sleek Holiday Travel Outfit

Secret Santa Game Idea For You & Your Friends 

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Bonus Purchase: BaubleBar Statement Necklace