Festival International may be all about the music, but you’ve got to wear something to enjoy all those fantastic tunes. And yeah, yeah, yeah, we know you want to be comfy while you’re lounging under the trees, but you can look fabulous while doing it — with ease. And, bonus, on the cheap. We’ve rounded up five finds under $50 from local boutiques — comfy pieces for easy days and even easier nights at the best Francophone fest on the planet.
Mint to be The freshest shade for spring is the perfect jean for festival days. Pair with a distressed rocker T and old sneakers for a simple day of music. Mint green jeans from Vertage ($44).
His (and hers) This tank ($34) from Maven Menswear is made for him, but easily worn by her. Pair with a simple khaki short for him and a pair of super short cutoffs for her.
Well heeled This super flat sandal ($35) from Shoe La La makes up in style what it may lack in height. Just the sort of metallic-detailed footwear that works with everything from maxi skirts to flirty little summer dresses.
Perfectly striped pack A fresh line of backpacks at Red Arrow Workshop is proof that style doesn’t have to come at such a high price. Lightweight and well-constructed, this perfected printed pack ($36) is big enough for all the necessities and small enough to tote all day.
Think pink The easiest way to take an everyday easy look to a funky place — unexpected jewelry. A chunky sweet necklace like this one from Jewelie’s ($32) layered with a few delicate necklaces of gold, silver or both gives a basic white tank and roughed up jeans an eclectic vibe.
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OCT 30 If you're a Louisiana native of (ahem) a certain age, you might have fond (or fuzzy, as the case may be) memories of a Zebra concert and singing "Who's Behind the Door" until your ears rang. This post on NOLA Defender profiles the leader of that band, Randy Jackson.
OCT 30 The National Journal offers this analysis of Bobby Jindal's willingness to stump in any Senate campaign that's not in Louisiana. Why is that? The Journal asks some GOPers and finds that the answer is one we already know: he's so unpopular here, because he's been so busy running for President, that his support might be "toxic."
OCT 30 If you're not obsessed with the Texas governor's race - what's wrong with you? Here's another installment, from our own IND contributor Lamar White Jr., who explains why Wendy's "infamous" wheelchair ad was a shock to the national media - but not to anyone familiar with Greg Abbott's record.
OCT 30 Blogger Tom Aswell is still all over the OGB mess - and all by himself, apparently. In this post, he's revealing orders from the Jindal administration to destroy records from the state employee health insurance plan. Those orders (he's heard) have angered the Secretary of State and caused an administration lawyer to quit her job. Wow!
OCT 30 Blogger Crazy Crawfish is taking aim at state Superintendent John White again, this time for comments White made recently, claiming that there is no real opposition to Common Core in Louisiana. Crawfish is documenting proof to the contrary here, and lays down the gauntlet to "mainstream news media." (Don't hold your breath on that one, buddy.)
OCT 30 Gambit covers Advocate publisher John Georges' recent visit to Loyola in this post. Georges touches on how things are going in this new gig, what he thinks about the Pic's decision to move printing to Alabama, and how he feels about his political campaigns.
OCT 30 A NOLA lady has alleged she was drugged and raped at a Bywater club that had a clothing-optional policy until recently, and she's now become the victim of a smear campaign, columnist Jarvis DeBerry writes in this post. She chose to reveal her story and her name, and she's being punished for that now, he says.
OCT 30 BESE member Lottie Beebe pens this letter to the editor of the Advocate about the state Department of Education. The DOE isn't exempt from the state public records law, and because of recent lawsuits she tried to require regular reports about how many requests had been made to the department and how many remained unanswered. She wasn't successful.
OCT 29 Manny Schewitz blogs on Forward Progressives about recent Facebook posts from David Vitter, including one that purports to take you to a petition to stop Ebola (say what?) but actually signs you up for his newsletter or campaign email list or some such nonsense. Dave must think we're dummies, Manny says -- and Dave's probably right.
OCT 29 Usually, the copy on Red Shtick is satire. But in this post "from the publisher," we get a pretty astute political analysis of Edwin Edwards' charisma and old-school populist swagger. Edwards isn't concealing billionaire backers, or trying to make his opponent out to be "Satan," the post says. He's just running. Huh; imagine that.
OCT 29 Salon's Elias Isquith writes this fairly hilarious commentary on a National Review post about Bobby Jindal's attempts to "beef up" in preparation for a presidential run. But it's not just funny; Isquith seems to have Bobby's number, commenting on how the Gov "and his team are hopelessly ensconced in the Tea Party bubble."
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