I love something about a flowy piece with a funky print — add some equally funky shoes and too many bracelets and I'm a happy gal. There are few lines in the world that do this big funky flowy thing with a retro twist like Show Me Your Mumu. We spotted a superb example of this at Hemline with a warm pink and orange tie dyed dress. In person the dress has an almost sheer quality that takes the piece to a sexy place even with that roomy cut. Awesome worn over swimwear to lunch before heading back to the beach, or wear it around town with a little slip … or none at all if you're feeling brave.
At Knotting Hill a warm-hued top is absolutely cool with a print that has a feather-like quality (this IND Styler loves a feather) and cut out shoulders. Wear with high-waisted shorts, a maxi skirt or pair with a skimpy slip dress for some more coverage. Pairing these funky prints with a neutral shoe is a must. I'm in love with the distressed leather and wooden heel on these Shoe La La wedges. Perfect for making flirty little dresses funky or sweet floral prints a little tougher.
To bring on the funk without a lot of print (I know some you cling to the solids), try an armful of bracelets like these from Shoe La La. With an earthy artisan feel, beautiful colors and eclectic vibe, this is the kind of jewelry that takes even plain white t's to funky places.
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MAR 6 In this week's post, Jim Brown is remembering former Gov. Jimmie Davis, who was sworn in 70 years ago this week. Included in here is the governor's recipe for raccoon, which was his favorite dish, Brown says. He also tells us who "Sunshine" was - Jimmie's palomino. She's buried at the late governor's farm, Brown says.
MAR 6 Columnist James Gill applies his special combination of wit and sarcasm to our friend Don Briggs in this post. Gill read the oil and gas leader's deposition and almost felt sorry for him -- almost. The problem seems to be related to Mr. Brigg's "stupendous ignorance of his purported area of expertise," Gill writes. He also credits Briggs with doing more for the environmental cause in a couple hours than tree-huggers can accomplish in years.
MAR 6 If you're on the Facebook, you've seen this video of two NOLA police officers line dancing with some Mardi Gras revelers. But this one is even better: it's a NOLA police horse line dancing on Bourbon Street. Hey -- this is Louisiana. We all can get down, if the situation calls for it.
MAR 6 Here's some more new info on the continuing controversy at Louisiana College, this time posted on the Tennessean (so maybe this story is pretty interesting outside of Louisiana, too). The story, originally written by Town Talk reporters, tells us about a document with allegedly forged signatures which was sent to SACS, the organization which issues accreditation for southern universities and colleges. The plot thickens?
MAR 6 When one reads a story like this one on KATC about the person or persons unknown who stole a huge duck balloon, three questions come to mind. First, what kind of person steals a huge balloon used to advertise a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club? And second, how can that person drive off with a huge balloon -- and attract no attention at all? And of course, the biggie: what you gonna do with that?
MAR 6 If you're interested in how things might look in 20 or 30 years, here's a good indication. This post by a 19-year-old sophomore in the LSU Reveille is the first in a series about racism. Written by a white girl, it argues that we must discuss racism and acknowledge its existence. We can't pretend it doesn't exist anymore - because it does, she says.
MAR 6 LaPolitics is doing the math on the state's unclassified workforce, and it looks pretty good -- if you're part of it. The top 50 unclassified positions in state government are making a combined $17 million, LaPolitics reports. That's $3 million more than when Jindal took office. (It's also an average salary of $340,000 in case you're interested) What's really interesting is that a lot of these positions are related to college athletics. Huh.
MAR 6 What does Ash Wednesday in NOLA look like? Beaded trees. This Picayune story takes a look at one narrow aspect of the annual clean-up following Mardi Gras: the beads hanging from trees. It takes weeks for crews to remove the trash from the trees, the story tells us.
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