If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve been planning on doing a photo-series of my “Top 10 Fav Places in New Orleans”. I thought doing something like this would be interesting for followers that I have who live out of town, but also for those who reside here. The beauty of New Orleans is that there are SO many hidden gems! I’m always learning about new places to check out from friends, so if you have any recommendations please send my way!
The first stop on my list is Euclid Records. If you ever find yourself venturing into the Bywater, swing by the record shop on Piety Street. Music is a huge part of my life, and there’s something about playing an actual record that’s sentimental to me. To quote one of my favorite movies of all time (“Almost Famous”), the iconic Penny Lane said, “I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriosuly, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” Boy, does that ring true sometimes! What I love most about Euclid is not only the understated charm, but the affordable price points for both used and new records. The staff is always friendly and open to give suggestions on their substantial collection.
Along with the photo-series that will take place over the next 10 posts, I’m incorporating different street-style looks that would be appropriate for each setting. On the day we shot this look, there was a slight drop in temperatures that made wearing a leather jacket semi-bearable! I found this jumper online when cruising Urban Outfitter’s website and LOVED it. I think this is mostly because I kind of miss wearing uniform jumpers in High School. At the High School I went to, uniforms weren’t incorporated until I was a Sophomore so I actually enjoyed wearing them! When I put this look together, I was channeling kind of a grungy, European style… hence the beret and combat boots. I normally am not keen on statement necklaces, but this Wrought Iron Necklace by Porter Lyons was perfect for the tougher look I was going for. Tough girls can wear diamonds too though… especially if they’re in the shape of an evil eye ring to protect you!
Stay tuned to see the next 9 places I love in New Orleans… it will be a fun journey!
Photography by Nina Celie