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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NOV 26 Zach Kopplin, who we came to know and love when he was a Louisiana high school student lobbying for the continued inclusion of science stuff in science class, pens this post in The Atlantic about a "textbook" available for social studies instruction in Texas that discusses how Moses contributed to the Constitution. (Oy! Texas rednecks love Jews. Who knew?)
NOV 26 Finally, mad people on the interwebz is a good thing! World wide webby outrage has caused the village of Moreauville to reverse its plan to confiscate pit bulls and Rottweillers and euthanize them simply because of their breed, WAFB reports here. The plan? They're going to enforce the leash law. Well, that would have been a good place to start.
NOV 26 Jim Brown, like many of us Louisiana voters, seems fed up with out of town know-it-alls trying to tell us what to do. Bill Cassidy can't make it through the day without flying someone in to "tell us political retards" how to vote, he says.
NOV 26 Blogger Tom Aswell is writing about the behavior of the two finalists in the 6th Congressional District race: Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves. Edwards has come out swinging, but Graves' campaign seems bent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Tom says.
NOV 26 Unless you're in Virigina, you shouldn't count on seeing our Governor on Election Day. Mark Ballard writes in the Advocate's political blog that Bobby will be appearing at a GOP love fest of some kind there, instead of spending the day here.
NOV 26 This post on The Lens takes a look at the ongoing dispute in New Orleans over the banners about the upcoming tax election for the school system. The banners are hanging on schools, and some feel they are promotional, which is not allowed, instead of educational - which is allowed.
NOV 26 Not all college students are focused on football games and parties at this time of year. This post on DIG Baton Rouge recounts an LSU student group that tries to make sure that those who are hungry and homeless are not forgotten by those of us who aren't.
NOV 25 Edwin Edwards took off the gloves on Monday, this post on WAFB tells us. At a Press Club appearance, he wondered how his 6th Congressional District opponent, Garret Graves, could be an expert in all the areas in which he claims to be - when he has no college degree in anything. (Five years - FIVE YEARS - in college, but no degree. Huh?)
NOV 25 Blogger Mike Deshotels offers this primer on predatory charter schools and how they operate, specifically in Louisiana. They're not just profiting from our tax dollars, they're using children and shortchanging them to do so, Deshotels says.
NOV 25 Here's a link to the petition that has been created to save Zeus, a family dog who is targeted for death by the learned fathers of the Avoyelles Parish village of Moreauville. They passed an ordinance based on nothing that outlaws pit bulls and Rotweillers. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had more than 230,000 signatures - a number that's a wee bit higher than the village population of 929.
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