Summer Travels – New Orleans (WITHOUT MY BABY)

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elizabeth ogle, new orleans, canal street, knoxville fashion blogger, what to wear on a work tripAs of Wednesday, I’ve got a full flight and two nights away from my baby under my belt. Everyone survived! Yay!

So as to make up for lost cuddle time, though, he is currently sprawled out on me taking a nap ;)

I found out a few weeks ago that I would have to go to New Orleans for a quick work trip. At first, the thought of leaving my kid was daunting, but thankfully God’s peace took over and my husband was able to work away from the office for a couple days.

It turned out to be a great opportunity for us to have some alone time. We both agreed trips with just the two of us were going to be few and far between now that we have a cutie sidekick so we took advantage of it.

I got nervous about how I would do leaving Jackson because I miss him badly after a full day of work and church responsibilities that go well into the night, but this was going to be almost 48 hours! However, before leaving I chose to focus on the fact that I would get to sleep in, take long leisurely, uninterrupted showers and eat all of my own food without having to share ;)

That coupled with the fact that I was constantly busy with work stuff, really made it so that I was able to relax and enjoy the trip.

I will be sharing my packing tips on TV on Tuesday, so be sure to tune to 10 News This Morning around 8:30.

The midi dress (pictured above) is the best thing to pack for a trip like this. Our company sponsored a reception that I had to work, which meant I would be bending down, walking around and moving every which way – this long cotton dress was the perfect solution. It allowed me to look polished (didn’t wrinkle in the suitcase) and feel comfortable the whole night!

It’s also a great option for maternity. I picked it up at H&M when I was pregnant since I knew the baby bump coupled with my long legs would make any regular length dress look wildly inappropriate.

Here are some other options I found…(first, second, third) And they are all under $40!

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I know what I’m going to be doing all weekend – staring at my kid! Just kidding (not really).

I hope you’re able to relax and enjoy the weekend. I’ll see you back here on Wednesday!

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