Here's the trick to looking like a fashionista. Pick one piece. Just one. If you're a fearless mixer who likes to pile on the trends, we applaud you. But, the truth is that there are a million trends out there. And there are very few of us that can pull off every single one of them. Today, I'm giving you three that you can wear no matter your age or body type. Just wear them one at a time with your favorite basics to look like a pro.
Let's start with perhaps the most daring of the three – sparkling pants. You can really insert any bold pants here. Think bright denim, velvet pants of ruby red or silky trousers. These glam leggings from Knotting Hill are just what the maven ordered for the holidays. I'm often advocating the ease of wearing a cocktail dress under a business blazer or cardi to work on a party day and transitioning to night with some accessories then going sans jacket. The sparkling pants are a great version of that as well. In fact, to truly pull off the effortlessly chic vibe, we advise keeping the top of your look decidedly unsparkly (lest you should veer into Real Housewives New Jersey territory).
In the world of metallic details, this IND Styler can't get enough of studs. Brother's on the Boulevard has a cool army green sweater with stud details on the shoulders. We love it paired with riding boots. It would also work great with distressed jeans and some moto boots. And if a sweater with stud details is a bit much, simple accessories with studs are a great option. Over at Vanessa V., they have some amazing clutches covered in studs you can rock even if you're not a rocker.
Then there's the fur vest. I love a good fur vest. The one pictured from Little Town is great with pretty much any color you could imagine. We love it over a color blocked look. My favorite is topping an all black ensemble. We saw several ladies at Palates and Pate that went this route and looked uber chic. Remember to keep the vest snug to keep a slimmer silhouette even with all that volume. Add a long pendant and, if you're feeling super IND Style, add a floppy hat. Just promise us you won't wear any other fur with that vest.
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JUL 22 The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is "a lock" to win the Sun Belt Conference in football, Fox Sports opines in this post. There's a rundown of the other teams in the conference, but ULL is predicted to win the conference, thanks in large part to an "explosive" offense. Is it football season yet?
JUL 22 Columnist Stephanie Grace says Gov. Bobby Jindal may be meeting with state education officials (hey - you mean HIS education officials, don't you, Steph?) but it is clear he's not looking for a solution in the Common Core fracas. Bobby wants an issue he can take on the road, and this one seems to be it, she says.
JUL 22 Columnist Jim Beam finds recent news out of Baton Rouge depressing. It seems every time you turn around there's another mess being uncovered or announced in state government, he says. Say what you want about Congress; in Louisiana we have nothing to brag about, either, he says.
JUL 22 Blogger Tom Aswell reports here that several legislators plan to ask for an investigation of the last-minute action that bumped State Police Commander Mike Edmonson's annual retirement income by $30K. One is gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards, who says he did vote for the amendment, but didn't read it - as he rarely does during the last hours of session.
JUL 22 This is a fascinating piece in the Picayune about the murder of a doctor in her St. Charles Avenue home 50 years ago. It's fascinating because of the mysteries and myths that have swirled around the incident for those decades, and because of the possible connection to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. There are a lot of interesting names in here, including Ochsner and Marcello, and as usual the comments below the story are nearly as entertaining as the story itself.
JUL 22 LaPolitics examines the news that a bipartisan group of legislators filed court papers Monday asking a judge to decide if BESE followed proper procedure in installing Common Core as the curriculum to be followed by state teachers. The allegation is that BESE didn't do that, by failing to open a comment period and shirking legislative oversight. Great, but where were these guys back when the decision was actually made?
JUL 22 Here's a love letter from New York Daily News' Alex Palmer to Louisiana. In some ways it is the typical tourism article (with pronunciation guides and food definitions) but in another way it goes beyond that to list lesser-known spots to visit for food or tours.
JUL 22 This post on Gambit is an interesting look at an age-old discussion among people who live and work in urban areas - is graffiti property damage or public art? There are a lot of voices in this story, covering a lot of the bases of this conflict.
JUL 21 Education Week's EdWatch blog takes a look at our current snafu over Common Core in this post. To anyone outside the state, we certainly look like a bunch of dummies who can't agree on something as critical as what to teach our kids. That's good - right?
JUL 21 Rob Marciano, a former meteorologist at KPLC in Lake Charles, has been named senior weather guy at ABC, this post on TVNewser reports. In between those gigs he worked for CNN and Entertainment Tonight.
JUL 21 This story on The ABC out of Australia gives Louisiana some international notoriety that we really don't want. According to this story, Louisiana is one of the fastest-disappearing land masses on the planet. The planet. So, obviously we need to hold off on that levee board suit, because making Big Oil mad is much more serious than this.
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