May 18, 2015 09:55 AM
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What to buy for Memorial Day BBQ parties and chill events from swimming fun or the Cajun Heartland State Fair to warm evenings downtown for Movies in the Parc starts with basics that are cute but comfy.

For a patriotic one piece ensemble we're in love with the chic but laid back nautical romper from Jewelie's. Pair with flat gold sandals for a festival or neutral wedges for a laid back evening with friends.

The bevy of blue pieces from Vanessa V. include a swimsuit that's forgiving and offers great coverage (something you can actually wear while eating poolside with the kiddos) along with a little cover up that's cute enough to go solo for that backyard BBQ.

For a new take on the romper trend is the two-piece matching set. This lavender one from Maven Womenswear has the look of an easy romper but the versatility of two separates that can build a great casual summer wardrobe.

This week check out some of the cool laid back events around town.

May 21

Cajun Heartland State Fair

Justice Grillin' Hamburger Cook Off for multiple sclerosis. Sample burgers from at least a dozen teams for just $5. From 5 to 8 p.m. at Parc International.

May 23

Movies in the Parc: Tangled. Watch the new classic under the stars at Parc International for $3 (children 5 and under enter for free) with gates opening at 6 p.m. and movie rolling at dusk.

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