Playing Tourist

Simple White Shirt

After living in New York for so many years, I’ve developed a strong aversion to tourists. They tend to be slow moving and in my way, and that drives me (and most New Yorkers) insane. When I travel, I’m hyper aware of acting “too touristy” and try to enjoy the sites without getting in anyone’s way.

We played tourist all over New Orleans last week from the French Quarter to Magazine Street and back. We didn’t have set plans for the days and I never knew where we would end up so I dressed up enough for impromptu dinner or drinks.

This silk “wedge shirt” from AYR (Bonobos’ sister company if you haven’t discovered it already), is the perfect staple layering shirt and I plan to get it in black as well. It was great and comfortable for walking around the city but still dressy enough for our evening plans. AND it’s 25% off this week with code SPRING25!

I always bring a cross-body bag for touristing in any city. My sister gave me this classic Coach one a few years ago and although they don’t make it anymore (a travesty!), this version is pretty darn close.

This whole look, in fact, has kind of become my go-to for spring: Jeans, sandals or flats, a flowy simple shirt, and statement jewelry. As I get older, I find that I’m drawn to different versions of the same pieces because I know what works for my body. 

New Orleans

New Orleans Tourist

Turquoise Tassel Earrings

Classic Tourist Look

Photos by Anel Dzafic.

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  1. Liv said:

    Love how you added a pop of color with your earrings. Great look!


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  2. Heather said:

    I know exactly what you mean! I’ve lived in DC for 7 years and now I’m so conscious of not acting like a tourist when travel! On another note though, love that classic Coach bag!

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  3. Kate {Taffeta and Tulips} said:

    Cute look! Loving those turquoise tassel earrings!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  5. Shannon said:

    Love this outfit! You look beautiful!

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  6. Heidi D. said:

    I am the same way about trying not to be too “touristy”! These a re great pictures and this is the perfect casual look.


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  7. Victoria Fox said:

    Love these pictures you look so casual and yet so comfy! Really love those earrings!
    xoxo, Victoria

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