The French Quarter in New Orleans

It’s almost impossible to hear “New Orleans” and not imagine a vibrant city full of color and excitement. Since it is my first trip to this charming city, all of the major tourist spots were at the top of my “must see” list. The French Quarter is quite a contrast from the quiet streets of the Garden District. Definitely more what you think of when you picture New Orleans. We...

The Garden District in New Orleans

The Garden District in New Orleans on Waketon Road Blog

For our first day in New Orleans I knew I wanted to skip as many tourist traps as possible and have a leisurely day in the Garden District. Obviously anything with “garden” in the name will be right up my alley. When I visit a city in the south, I have to visit all of the historic homes. It’s my favorite thing to do when traveling. I have such admiration for different types of...

Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life

Dolce Vita on Waketon Road - Wearing Loft

There are some items that can create excitement or even a sense of adventure. For me, straw bags make me dream of new summer adventures. Not just beach vacations, but weekend trips to the farmers market, or a picnic at the park. Straw bags are always my go-to for summer. Right now we are enjoying a quick trip to New Orleans and I couldn’t resist bringing three, yes three, straw bags with...

Why I Love Getting Dressed Up

I have always loved getting dressed up! Every morning I look forward to putting outfits together and being creative with my clothes. I get excited about events that give you a reason to dress up. When you look nice you feel better and more confident. I am also a firm believer that getting dressed up for something that would usually be routine, makes it feel special. I would always rather be...

The Fossil Q Watch

The Fossil Q Watch - Waketon Road sharing the latest smart watch

I’m not someone who has to have the “latest and greatest” when it comes to technology. I’m perfectly happy skipping a generation on my phone or not having the newest HD TV. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to keep up with advancing technology, but just in my own way. Smart watches are great for people who are on the go and need to be in constant communication....

Must Have – Off the Shoulder

Must Have - Off the Shoulder on Waketon Road wearing J.Crew

There has been a lot of talk on the blog this season about off the shoulder tops. It’s definitely a must-have style for spring and summer and I have already shown my fair share of them (here, here and here). I wanted to share a quick post with a few of my current favorites that are available now. My little gingham top sold out quickly, but there are still a...

The Embroidery Trend

With so many different trends constantly emerging it can be hard to navigate your way through the path of personal style versus being “en vogue.” This is something I have dealt with personally. We all have a signature style that is unique and it’s important to stay true to it. Don’t get me wrong, I can jump on board with a trend as fast as anyone. But I have tried...