The essentials of vacation should be as easy as the long days lounging and breezy nights lounging some more. And while comfort is key on these respites, we all love good pics to commemorate those sun kissed days. We’ve got the essentials for your laid back vacay with enough style for the fashionista and enough comfort for any lazy traveler.
The first thing you need are the super comfy kicks. We love the bucketfeet sneaks over at Maven Womenswear. With a funky print that would take any t-shirt and cutoff combo to a fun place they are utterly comfortable for those long walks. Speaking of cutoffs, we’re loving the variety of them over at Hemline.
They have them paired in our pic with a linen camp shirt (another must have for travel). Denim shorts are perfect to throw over a swimsuit or for a day shopping. A camp shirt of linen is the breezy option for covering up. Great with shorts and just as cute with palazzo pants or a maxi.
For a day at the beach the absolute essential is a good cover up. This green print from Vanessa V. is just the way to go from lounging poolside to a bite at a nearby café. Add some flat gladiators and a chunky necklace and no one will be the wiser that you’ve got on that bikini underneath.
For nights eating out a little romper is casual cool. We love black and white — especially of the striped variety. This romper from Jewelie’s is styled with a pop of tomato red but would look amazing with just about any color from mint green to cobalt blue.
And for the bag to hold it all — Tory Burch, of course. Over at kiki they’re celebrating all things travel with a big ole sale all month long — 30 percent off travel handbags and accessories for the month of June.
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OCT 31 The National Journal posts another story from its visit to NOLA, this one about the struggling Vietnamese shrimpers in the area. The publication has been looking at how the state is recovering from Katrina, nine years later.
OCT 31 The New York Times posts this look at Louisiana politics, and how national issues are forcing out the old-time local politicking. Of course they mention EWE, aptly described as an old-time politician known for "charming one half of the state and mortifying the other."
OCT 31 Here's an AP story on the ABC site about Louisiana's chicken little response to an international medical conference planned in NOLA this weekend. Organizers (who are actual physicians, as opposed to the hand-wringing state officials who issued the edicts) say the orders are "unfortunate" given that a main focus of the meeting was Ebola.
OCT 31 Given the things Bobby Jindal has said and done since he's been governor, it's a pretty safe bet he thinks we're a bunch of dummies. Apparently, he's sure President Obama is one, too. This story on Huff Post quotes Jindal as saying the president - a graduate of Harvard Law - should sue to get his money back. (What should a Brown biology grad who doesn't believe in evolution do?)
OCT 31 Us old folks are used to a two-party system, although most of us aren't sold on its success. But what if that system wasn't in place; what if politics reflected the true level of diversity among voters? That's what an LSU student is dreaming of in this editorial. He sees the two parties' control of our politics as limiting.
OCT 31 And you thought the Senate race was dirty. This post on the Forward Now blog tells the story of a Shreveport mayoral campaign worker who was paid to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" an opponent's campaign. Karma's a beeotch, though, because turns out the guy really liked the "enemy," and now he's supporting her. For real.
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 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 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.
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