Mellow Yellow & Gumbo YaYas

Hi Beauties,


I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  I really wish I could post more but work has really got me busy this year.  Anywho, here is an outfit I wore earlier last week.  I’m not the biggest fan of yellow, but I remember really liking this shirt when I tried it on at the store a while ago.

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Yellow Top:  Ross

Skirt and Belt:  Zara

Heels: Nine West

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Today was a gorgeous day in Jacksonville!!!  The weather was perfect… not too hot and definitely not too cold.  I planned on staying in today and doing some work around the house but I just had to get out and about in the city so ofcourse, your girl had to try a new spot to eat!!!

I went to Gumbo Yaya’s!!!

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My mommy is from Louisiana so when I first saw Gumbo Yaya’s coming from the beach one day, I made a mental note to come back and try them out.  I’ve had my fair share of Cajun cuisine so I wanted to see if the food tasted authentic!!!

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On Saturdays and Sundays they specialize in crawfish, crab, and shrimp boils!  Naturally, they had N.O. Saints and LSU Tigers flags,
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as well as Mardi Gras decor inside!  It was very inviting and seems like a great place to go to catch a good football game!

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They had complimentary Grape and Pineapple Jello shots for their patrons. (LSU colors)  Neat idea!  I got the Grape flavored shot and that little thing packed a nice little punch!!!

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Although a good ole’ crawfish boil sounded enticing, I wasn’t planning on dining in so I got some of my New Orleans favs to go!


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1.) Shrimp Po-Boy:  This po-boy was very good!  It tasted just as good as the ones I’ve had in Louisiana! The bread was perfect! Crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. The lady at the register, who I believe is one of the owners, said the bread is shipped in from New Orleans. 

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2.) Boudin Balls:  Huge disappointment! The easiest way for me to describe boudin is to say it’s a flavorful “dirty” rice  in a casing.  You squeeze it out of the casing and eat it! LOL!  To make boudin balls you take the rice and dip it in a batter and fry it.  Well the boudin balls here had ABSOLUTELY NO FLAVOR!!!  I was sorely disappointed.  I had hopes that one of my N.O. favorites would be available for me in my city.  Oh well can’t win them all.

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3.) Seafood Gumbo:  Last but not least, I had to….HAD to try the Gumbo.  Though the gumbo had a lot of flavor and was loaded with shrimp and crab, it didn’t taste like what I’m used to. It was too thick.  I guess there’s nothing like homemade. It tasted like the gumbo you can buy in a soup can at you local grocery store.  Itwasn’t bad, but wasn’t anything to write home about.

Overall, Gumbo Yayas gets a “B” from me.  I’ll definitely go back for the Po-Boys!  Maybe the second time will be the charm!  🙂 Well that’s all for now lovelies.  I will be back ASAP!!!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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14 Comments

  1. Full Figured Diva
    October 2, 2011 / 5:16 am

    You look adorable and I love that top. The color looks great on ya! The food looks AmAzInG as usual! The Shrimp Po-Boy looks delish!!!Myeshia

  2. DazzledAndFabulous
    October 2, 2011 / 5:42 am

    Today was absolutely beautiful here in Jacksonville and I too had similar plans to hang around the house, but couldn't resist getting out and about… I think I may try this spot, that Po-Boy looks soooooo good!-Dazzled and Fabulouswww.dazzledandfabulous@blogspot.com

  3. Fashion By Alicia
    October 2, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    Love the yellow top! I am so glad the weather has cooled down a bit. Can't wait for "fall" weather!

  4. Tammy
    October 2, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    I love this post for the the simple fact that Yellow is your color and it looks GAB on you… The whole outfit is to die for.. Very nice & The Gumbo restaurant is something that i MUST try.. I love/ have a thing for Cajun cuisine.. We don't have a lot over here in NY but I may need to make a trip up to JacksonvilleTammy

  5. EbonyCPrincess
    October 2, 2011 / 7:26 pm

    I love yellow on brown skin tones! Girl I'm sad about the gumbo, it looks so good in the pic but I understood exactly why you were disappointed from your description.

  6. Bravoe Runway
    October 2, 2011 / 8:12 pm

    I think you look awesome in yellow and similarly to you, when I first started blogging I wasn't a fan of yellow. Now…I actually like it! Sorry to hear gumbo yaya did not make the A grade, it's hard to top off mom's cooking 😉

  7. Sing
    October 2, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Love the yellow and white, so fresh.

  8. SAT
    October 2, 2011 / 10:14 pm

    Cute top and skirt! You always find the most unique spots to eat.-Sonya

  9. Anonymous
    October 2, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    The top is fabulous. Yellow looks lovely on people of darker skin tones(African descent) and it sure looks fabulous on you!

  10. 7eventh Letter
    October 3, 2011 / 12:24 am

    I love your food reviews girl. I will be in Jacksonville in January for work and I plan on checking some of the spots you provided on here. You look cute in your yellow!7eventh Letterhttp://www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com/

  11. Anonymous
    October 3, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    Nice outfit, I wasn't sure at first glance about the yellow top but when I scrolled down and saw the entire outfit, I really like it! ;)Your pictures make everything look so awesome!

  12. Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies
    October 4, 2011 / 4:55 am

    Yellow definitely likes you, and I love the preppy look. The po-boy looks amazing!*Erin

  13. Ms. ChaCha
    October 5, 2011 / 3:21 am

    Yellow is your color boo, lol…gotta say your always on point! Smooches & Blessings!

  14. I Goodie 2 Shoes
    October 5, 2011 / 4:30 am

    That color is PurrrFect on ya! And hmmm those shoes…Those shoes.

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