We love a trend that sticks around. Gives us another season's worth of wear on our favorite pieces and expands the wardrobe that much more. On the racks about town we've spotted a lot of repeats. Today we're taking a look at three this IND Styler truly loves: the chambray top, the leather trim and the peplum.
Let's start with that something that every single person can pull off no matter age, style or job — leather trim. It takes some nerve to pull off a full leather dress. Even a skirt of leather can be a bit intimidating for the faint fashionista. The little bit of leather trim? You got that. We're loving this simple black and white (still crazy hot color combo as fall wares arrive) top from Hemline that's trimmed with just a touch of leather. It's just how you can wear leather to the office — simply pair with a demure skirt and you're trend worthy and business appropriate. Or add to some tough girl distressed jeans and moto boots for a weekend look.
Over at Brother's they're reordering this beloved chambray top. Truly a wear anywhere piece that can go with printed denim, funky maxis or fresh white. It's also a great option if you're looking for something in the cardigan family to top your tanks but need a look that's more funky/street style than prepster. We're feeling chambray tops with black minis, moto boots (it's all about the moto) and a few too many necklaces of the boho variety.
If you're looking for a seriously flattering piece that's still going strong, think peplum. When these sweet little tops fit properly they create a shape that beckons to the past in the best sort of way and whittles the middle in a way that's hard to beat. This beauty from Maven Womenswear also has the bonus of a lacy vibe (another return that this IND Styler loves loves). Pair with a floral print skirt, a solid black pant or even jeans if you're not afraid of a hefty bit of contrast between this ladylike shape and a tougher vibe.
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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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