Pieces inspired by our favorite high octane franchise
Fast and Furious movies aren't known for their fashion. And yet, there are certain pieces trending now that are just the sort we'd connect to speeding cars and underground drag races — the leather dresses that continue to crop up, the neon that seems to be everywhere.
Perhaps nothing says sexy like black leather. Relegated in year's past to winter and usually outerwear, leather has become, as of late, a staple in even warm months in the way of sensual dresses and supple tops. At Vanessa V. the ladies have a leather dress that combines the edgy fabrication with a flirty cut — just the way to wear leather without that dominatrix connotation.
While sexy shoes often mean mile high heels, these strappy ones from Shoe La La are every bit as alluring as any 4-inch heel thanks to a design that can work from day to night with ease.
At Maven Womenswear we spotted neon cut offs of the high-waisted variety. Pair with another neon for a summertime look that's beach worthy or keep things a bit less loud with a simple white hi-low tank and strappy flat sandals.
For a wallet that won't go missing easily, the neon clutches that are small enough to go in your purse and yet big enough to hold all the necessities for a solo trip can be found at Vertage. The perfect place to put all that money you won placing your bets that this won't be the last Fast and the Furious flick.
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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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