HIS+HER x NEW ORLEANS

by Eddie Fortuna


Ahhh, New Orleans! We had such an amazing time in The Big Easy last week. We explored so much that we almost felt like locals by the time we packed our bags to return home. However, being that it was our first time in NOLA together, we certainly hit up some tourist spots as well. There's a lot of ground to cover, and we definitely didn't see it all, but if you're looking for some worthy spots, some of our highlights include:

- Beignets at Cafe du Monde (this is a no-brainer)
- Lunch at Mother's (another NOLA staple)
- Drinks at Napoleon House (best Pimm's cup you'll ever have)
- Dinner at Cochon (Rabbit & Dumplings are a MUST)
- Live music at The Spotted Cat (it wasn't blues-y jazz like we'd hoped for, but still a very cool vibe!)
- WWII Museum
- Galleries and shops along Magazine Street
- The carousel bar at Hotel Monteleone
- Getting lost in the French Quarter

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The lovely Hotel Monteleone

The lovely Hotel Monteleone

The carousel bar at Hotel Monteleone

The carousel bar at Hotel Monteleone

The historic Napoleon House

The historic Napoleon House

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WWII Museum

WWII Museum

The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk


A LITTLE BIT OF BOURBON

by Eddie Fortuna


While on vacation, I did something many people do-- I stepped outside my sartorial box. I wore this Panama hat (that my loving wife was gracious enough to let me borrow) about 75% of the time in New Orleans, and it felt so natural. Walking through the steamy, intimate streets of the French Quarter, not only did this hat provide shade, but it made me feel like a different person in a foreign city. I also decided to break out my white jeans for this shoot-- a pair of pants I don't wear nearly enough. These two pieces paired with my favorite colorful linen blazer made for an ideal vacation outfit.

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Hat: J.Crew | Jacket: Suitsupply (similar here) | Shirt: H&M (just like this one) | Jeans: DL1961 (similar here) | Shoes: Mr. B's (also dig these) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (just like this one) | Watch: Lucien Piccard (similar) | Sunglasses: RayBan | Belt: Suitsupply (also love this one)


NOLA

by Eddie Fortuna


Eddie and I couldn't help ourselves by 'getting lost'/perusing around the French Quarter. We were not only mesmerized by all the 18th and 19th century architecture, but also, how beautifully painted some of the buildings and houses were. I kept it casual with my Stan Smiths to try to make every minute count during our stay in New Orleans. Lord knows I needed to last on my feet! So don't mind me... while I stop and take this photo op :)

Tank: J.Crew Factory (old, get this one!) | Skirt: H&M (love this one) | Shoes: Adidas | Clutch: OneTruffle | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: Fossil | Lip: Stila


THE BIG EASY

by Eddie Fortuna


It's pretty easy to dress to look cool, but it's much harder to dress to feel cool-- especially in the thick of the summer humidity in The Big Easy. Out of pure necessity, I kept this outfit as fresh and light as possible. This new vintage linen blazer fit the bill perfectly; and as much as I love color and patterns, a crisp white shirt felt like the only choice. I also decided to pair my royal blue suit pants with this look as a reminder that it's okay to mix-and-match your suit pieces, gentlemen.

Jacket: Vintage (but also love this one) | Shirt: H&M (just like this one) | Pants: Suitsupply (similar here) | Shoes: Allen Edmonds (similar) | Pocket Square: J.Crew (also dig this one) | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Sunglasses: RayBan


PARDON MY FRENCH

by Eddie Fortuna


I had the perfect top of my first encounter with Cafe Du Monde's famous beignets. But I didn't stop there; I felt inclined to add a little Parisian touch around my neck too. And let me tell you-- not only did my bandana complete my outfit, but also, it helped me keep cool in this NOLA heat! Ahh, I must say... I will definitely be having dreams about these beignets once we leave New Orleans.

Sweater: Project Social T | Shorts: J.Crew | Bandana: Madewell (similar here) | Sandals: Birkenstock | Clutch: OneTruffle | Sunglasses: RayBan | Earring: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil (also love this one)


WINTER/SUMMER COLORS

by Eddie Fortuna


'Tis the season of pastel colors and lightweight fabrics, right?? Well, today I decided to only sign up for half of that combo-- not because I'm boycotting spring/summer colors, but simply because I was super excited to try on two new pieces: 1) this green linen/cotton double-breasted jacket and 2) my new silk Estuniga tie. Coupled with dark navy pants and dark oxblood loafers, I wanted to make sure I still was dressed for summer, so I went sock-less, grabbed a light cotton handkerchief, and stopped by Hair Revival Studio for a fresh cut from Henry. I don't plan on making this a habit, but I'm glad to know one can pull off darker colors no matter the season.

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Jacket: Altea | Shirt: H&M | Tie: Estuniga | Tie Clip: Billy Reid | Handkerchief: Madewell | Pants: J.Crew  | Shoes: Alden | Watch: Lucien Piccard | Sunglasses: RayBan


HELLO SUNSHINE

by Eddie Fortuna


Man! How perfect is Dallas weather right now!? I am enjoying my light-weight sweaters before the Texas summer heat sets in. To complete this piece, I decided to show off these newly manicured toe-ies in espadrilles.  These cobalt blue sandal espadrilles make my heart skip a beat while improving my shoe inventory. If you are needing some new footwear, espadrilles are a summer staple for your closet.

Top: H&M (similiar here) | Skirt: H&M (love this one!) | Shoes: Vince. | Watch: Michael Kors (this one is on Sale) | Bag: Cuyana (Madewell) | Necklace: Kate Spade


COLD BREW

by Eddie Fortuna


As many of you know, every weekend I go on my morning walks (#EFwalks) to start the day. I typically stick around downtown, exploring new and familiar parts of our neighborhood. On this particular walk, I was joined by Angelee, so we decided to bring the camera. It's worth noting that "bringing the camera" also meant that I couldn't wear my usual joggers or running shoes, so I opted for an outfit that's about as casual as I could assemble. It's also worth noting that most of my walks culminate with coffee and breakfast at Weekend Coffee inside The Joule Hotel. It's getting hot out here, so their Cold Brew was a no-brainer.

Jacket: Simon Spurr (just like this one) | Shirt: H&M (similar here) | Tie: Stafford (also love this one) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (similar here) | Tie Bar: David Donahu | Jeans: Levi's | Shoes: Zara (just like these) | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Belt: American Apparel (dig this one too)


OH, SO MOD

by Eddie Fortuna


Dressing in this little number makes me feel  as if I am a Mod (Modernist) in the mid 1960's. There is so much more meaning to this term. This trend started a new culture and new perception when getting dressed. Buying this dress was a no-brainer. This silhouette (shift dress with a flare, definitely A-line's younger sister) + Stripes = MINE! Who knows, maybe I could start some type of "revolution" with dress!? A girl can dream, right?

Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Sam Edelma | Bag: One Truffle | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Watch: Michael Kors (love this one!) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lip: YSL | Ring: Forever 21 (check this one out)


LIGHT LAYERS

by Eddie Fortuna


It's spring! And 'tis the season to fight the humidity with light cottons and linens. Even though I already miss winter, I'm ready to take full advantage of the opportunity to wear barely-there fabrics and to introduce more colors to my wardrobe. I just got this jacket back from the tailor and decided to pair it with my un-ironed OCBD. Honestly, if I had to choose a signature look, it would be this: a tailored jacket, an OCBD, may favorite jeans, and tassel loafers.
 

Jacket: Suitsupply (just like this one) | Shirt: H&M | Jeans: H&M | Belt: American Apparel | Shoes: Mr. B's | Sunglasses: RayBan | Pocket Square: J.Crew | Watch: Lucien Piccard