New cut away designs demure enough for the everyday
When a trend first hits the runway it’s oft done to such an extreme us regular folks could easily dismiss it. When first cut outs made a debut was just such an example. This IND Styler is no prude, but cut outs on my clothes? I was skeptical it could be a trend that worked for anyone over a certain age or size. But, as with many trends, the sartorial gods shined down and worked it into even the most everyday pieces for a little something that’s totally on trend and yet totally doable.
The key, you see, is placing the cut outs in the most discreet of spots — like this top from Vanessa V. that can be worn with a regular old bra. A basic if ever there was one, but with just that hint of trend.
Over at kiki, a new dress in contrasting neutrals packed two trends in one — cut outs and leather. Whether worn with the season’s flat gladiators or mile high wedges, it’s a dress that just could find its way into IND Style’s new “Ageless” feature so appropriate it is for young gals like this models or those with a bit more wisdom under their belts.
At Herringstone they crammed three trends in one — lace, cut outs and white. White, white, white is huge for spring. And lace is popping up everywhere. Lace plus white is a great way to make the oft sexy detail daytime worthy.
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DEC 6 Here we are, at the top of another bad list: this time, Louisiana has the (dubious) honor of beating out all other states when it comes to gutting higher ed funding, this Picayune story reports. The American Association of Colleges and Universities says our cuts (nearly 18 percent this year alone) are the highest in the nation. Three-fourths of the states increased funding last year, with the top spender increasing funding by 28 percent. This is a great legacy for our governor, right?
DEC 6 Blogger Lamar White Jr. takes a look at the creepy effort over in Baton Rouge, wherein the southern, lily-white area of the city wants to secede from the union, er, create its own "city" and take all the really fat sales tax cows with it. Turns out the group campaigning for the move is a for-profit corporation, and Lamar says that means its effort won't pass legal muster.
DEC 6 Blogger Tom Aswell tells us about some fishiness he found in the state worker's comp office. There's some confusion about when one guy started working there, and there's also some involvement by a GOP lege from Hammond. It's all just another example of the Jindal administration's actions that "defy explanation," Aswell says.
DEC 6 Edwin Edwards may think it's possible he will be governor again, but columnist James Gill isn't so sure. Edwards would have to get a presidential pardon to run for governor -- unless he wants to wait until he's 99, Gill says. But even Edwards' many supporters should probably hope he doesn't get that, because there's no real chance he can win, Gill says.
DEC 6 Here's an interesting post on DIG Magazine for football history buffs. It's about the Pelican Bowl, the Bayou Classic and the history of black college football. It's a trip down memory lane and the story of a "mythical black college national crown." What killed it? Trying to compete with the Bayou Classic.
DEC 6 Nelson Mandela became famous while sitting in prison, where he was a symbol of apartheid. But his enduring legacy was his ability to forgive, to reach out a hand of peace to heal his country of division and oppression, and the Picayune talks about this aspect of his personality. The story also reminds us of the more light-hearted moments Louisiana shared with the former President of South Africa.
DEC 6 We've all been passed by a nut on the highway and assumed the driver was on drugs. Maybe that's not hyperbole: here's a story from the Picayune about a guy riding around with a meth lab in his back seat. One wonders if his insurance policy included coverage for random explosions.
DEC 6 Here's a new blog in the NOLA Defender; it's called Shift Change, and it's all about cocktails. This installment by Rhiannon Enlil focuses on the sazerac, the enigmatic cocktail made with absinthe. But Enlil also introduces herself, a long-time NOLA bartender who has "a lot of booze" in her house.
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