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Higher Calling

I’m headed home to Arkansas for a purpose that’s been awaiting me all my life.

Holidays For All

Fashion comes in every form for every age. We’ve rounded up three of our favorite looks for whatever fête is on your list.

Rising Above

We love looking good while supporting a great cause. Design done right and proceeds toward flood recovery efforts combine in these pieces from Louisiana designers determined to help our st

Fall funky footwear

A bevy of practical shoes has marched into the world of footwear.

Vanessa V. without Vanessa

Former manager Lindsey Falgout assumes ownership of popular women’s clothing and accessories store.

Feel the Tropics

Beat the heat in flirty florals of the palm variety with tropical flowers, beautiful leaves and a dose of Miami that’s unmistakable. Just add straw fedora.

Street Style

There’s no fashion forward funky event quite like Festival International. Even the most demure dressers get a little boho for the city’s biggest music event of the year. Ladies in little flower crowns and hipster guys in cool duds. Check out some of our favorites from the fabulous days of Festival.

Behind the Scenes

Fresh colors. Chick black and white. Clean Lines. Attitude for days. Spring arrives soft and sweet.

#INDStyleMe

Sparkling fashions from the December issue of The Independent prompted Jennifer Jackson’s FB post. Next month we want to see your Pantone color of the year looks. Wearing a killer rose quartz

Workin’ it Wednesday ... Holiday Day to Night

This Workin' it Wednesday is dedicated to all the ladies who have to work it all day and then again after work this holiday season. From cocktail parties and nonprofit events to gift exchanges with the gals, there's not rest for the weary party girl. We've found three dresses that really can go day to night.

BLINGING ALL THE WAY

Jewelry is the go-to for every lady on the list. Check our variety of wear-year-round gorgeous pieces found locally.

Your Boots are Made for Rockin’

In November, we showed you the best boots around town. And then you showed us yours. Take a cue from @nanniepearl’s embellished pieces or Ashlee LaFleur’s go-with-everything laceup boots for footwear that works all season long. Each month we want to hear from you about the looks that inspire your personal sense of style.

FORGED BY HAND

Ray Boudreaux knows about making things. By day he is an architect, and after hours he creates beautiful rosaries.

Forget Black Friday

I love to shop. I love a deal. I mean I love a deal. But, I am not alone in how "over it all" I am. The big box big sales and bigger lines rub this style-loving gal the wrong way.

Workin' it Wednesday ... Lindsey Falgout

Neutrals don't have to be boring. And, yes, you can wear navy and black together. (Don't argue with us.) Today here at Workin' it Wednesday we are looking at how to jazz up those navy pants and the best way to combine it with black.

Pets' Lives Matter

On any given day, the staff at Acadiana Animal Aid (formerly Lafayette Animal Aid) cares for more than 100 dogs and cats at its shelter in Carencro, which is neatly folded away on a 10-acre compound hidden just from view off I-49.

Ask Amanda ... The Uniform

Today at Ask Amanda ... we talk uniforms. They don't end when you graduate. A slew of fashionable folks find themselves wearing some variation of a uniform regularly. Pulling it off in style is all about the extras and the beauty.

Workin' it Wednesday ... Taylor Richoux

This Wednesday I spied one of my favorite transitional ensembles on the stylish Taylor Richoux. The dress or romper under a long cardi or kimono is a great way to ride the wave of erratic temps this time of year.

Ask Amanda ... Victory party

It's that time of year. Not Halloween, not Thanksgiving (and don't even say Christmas, you over achievers). Election time. In Lafayette Parish a bevy of candidates are on the ballot come October 24 and with early voting underway this INDStyler is speculating on more than who will win — but, on what one might wear to celebrate the win.

Behind the Scenes

It all started with a discussion with some stylish candidates. At the risk of appearing to have a political agenda, I shall refrain from naming names. But this year’s ballot feels full of ladies wit

Trending: Runway Report

There's a vintage vibe to much of what’s hot for fall from caramel suede skirts with buttons or fringe to belled denim, chic little capes that remind us of the past and the return of the over-the-knee boot. Think neutral hues in rich fabrication with stand out shapes to build a wardrobe that will last with panache.

Grey Matters

Every new season brings a wildly impossible trend. Fear not, we’ve got you covered with tips for pulling it off in your own way. Simply add a hefty dose of nerve along with wise words from our expert and you have a brand new option to add to your beauty routine.

Ask Amanda ... Fall fam photos

Today we talk the fam photos. I like to keep things neutral and add the panache with accessories. While we all like a little whimsy, we keep it real around here for the family pix.

INDStyle preview

This week at Ask Amanda ... we went straight to the source — the always stylish gals (and gents) who are pulling clothes as we type this blog for the INDStyle runway on Thursday to ask just what we'll see on the catwalk. (Spoiler: It's going to be a killer year.)

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Mary Morrison

Workin' it Wednesday arrives to us today in the form of bold color pairings and demure business-wear shapes thanks to Lafayette Parish School Board District 1 rep Mary Morrison.

Ask Amanda ... The Fedora

I am a hat person. I always have been. I wasn't brave enough to really wear one on the regular until senior year of college. (I couldn't say no to my cranberry Alicia Keys wanna be hat I received for Christmas.) And so, today at Ask Amanda we talk hats. They are bigger than ever for fall

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Beverly Gladney

This Wednesday we find a colorful mod-inspired ensemble with Beverly Gladney. The regional medical officer with the Schumacher Group shows us how to do business attire without an ounce of boredom.

ASK AMANDA ... Flared out

Today we talk jeans. As the boho, hippie girl thing lingers still the flared jean has arrived in full force. If you're a skinny jean lover, fear not. Everyone can rock a flare.

Style on Fire

The annual INDStyle Awards and runway show returns Sept. 17 at AcA.

Well Worn

Join us Sept. 17 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts when these honorees join the fray of local stores for a runway and awards show done only the way The Independent does things — with substance, style and that bit of edge..

THE GARDEN OF LIFE

“Her whole life — her mental state — it was very hard to see my mother like that, and that’s when I got the idea of the collection Welcome to the Garden,” Roe says.

FALL INTO STYLE

Fall fashion is again all over the map. The beloved boho look lingers along with modern style that’s sleek and chic with just a hint of mod.

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Rebecca Doucet

Rebecca Doucet knows how to work. The deputy director at the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music is also a mother of two and a Rodan + Fields gal. And she does it all with a polished precision ...

ASK AMANDA ... In Transition

The national magazines tell us it's time to fall into glorious fall fashion — rich hues and lux fabrics. But, my weather app begs to differ. For all the fashionistas still sweating it out here in South Louisiana, ASK AMANDA is for you today.

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Margarette Derise

We love a ladylike look for the workday. Make that in a vivid hue and add some demure lace? A year round timeless look that goes from day to night. Meet Margarette.

ASK AMANDA ... THE BRALETTE

Each week at ASK AMANDA we talk about what to wear and what to wear it with ... today we talk about what you're wearing underneath it all. Love those sexy little lacy mini-bras? Read on for the best way to pull one off.

INDStylers revealed

We gathered at Moss BMW Thursday night for a photo shoot, drinks and eats with new honorees as well as past style mavens.

Workin' it Wednesday ... Brandon Barrett

Brandon Barrett shows us how to do simple style today at Workin' it Wednesday. The regional trainer for Sunglass Hut has model good looks (he's been seen more than once in the style pages of The Independent) and a knack for nailing professional looks that are still laid back.

ASK AMANDA ... Wedding wear

Wear the black dress. The number one rule when I'm picking wedding wear is: Is this appropriate to the occasion?

What's INDStore ... Mary P. Lamb

It's all about raw stones and tassels in the world of accessories right now. And it's just what's INDStore this week. Head out to Hemline for a look at some of the best pieces for that must-have eclectic vibe. Bonus: They are locally designed.

Friday FINDS ... Fab under $40

Friday finds us looking for easy pieces at a great price. Three FINDS under $40? Yes, please. The simple swingy tank dress is fast becoming a wardrobe staple ...

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Ellen McKnight

Each Wednesday we spot the most stylish ladies and gents about town for Workin' it Wednesday. Folks just strolling along in everyday wares that have that certain panache. Today we meet Ellen McKnight.

ASK AMANDA ... The balance

Each Tuesday we answer your burning questions of style. Today we talk balance and pulling off pieces of different volumes.

Friday FINDS ... Under $50

Few things are thrilling like a great FIND under $50. We've snagged three at some of our favorite local spots. Check out these deals sure to keep you looking cool on this hot weekend.

INDStylers ... Angela Cole

There's nothing like a fresh new hair cut. Ask Angela Cole. The ever-stylish beauty who was honored with an INDStyle Award in 2013 has a killer new 'do and chic summer style.

A New Nest

A sweet new shop has landed in Downtown Lafayette filled with funky pieces and a fresh young vibe.

INDEPENDENT Style

Amp up your Fourth of July style with versatile local FINDs that will work whether you’re bound for the beach, a boat or a barbecue and last long after the fireworks finale.

What to BUY for ... Fourth of July

What to BUY FOR ... Fourth of July. Get ready for a hot Independence Day with easy red, white and blue pieces and flags for days.

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Jady Regard

Jady Regard has style for days. And a personality to match. The Chief Nut Officer over at Cane River Pecans caught the eye of our photographer Robin May recently at luncheon where he did his usual blend of southern gentleman style with a dash of panache.

What to BUY FOR ... Pub Stride

The gents at Genterie Supply Co. always do things just a bit classier. And so it's no surprise they are the organizers of a Pub Stride in lieu of a crawl. After all, "real men don't crawl, y'all."

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Skyra

We love fearless, fun style that stays classy. Enter Skyra Rideaux. The gal who just took the top spot at Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic as the exec director is tops when it comes to style.

ASK AMANDA ... The obligatory T-Shirt

ASK AMANDA your burning style questions all day every day and tune in on Tuesdays for answers to the toughest fashion conundrums. Today we talk T-shirts and how to keep them styling no matter what.

What to BUY FOR ... The Bacchanalian

What to BUY FOR ... a wine extravaganza is on the tasting menu today. The Fifth Annual Bacchanalian to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters is slated for June 20 and we have just what you can wear with demure but sexy picks perfect for a refined evening of revelry.

Footwear Friday ... The not-so-high heel

It's Footwear Friday and we are ready for a kicked back weekend that's high on style and low on foot pain — enter the not so high heels. Perfect for those little summer dresses that can go into night time for drinks on the patio and chill dinners.

INDStylers ... Secondline Jewels

The amazing lineup of INDStyle honorees includes some seriously creative folks. Today that INDStyler we're revisiting is the gal who never quits in the creation department — Rozalyn Galyean. The woman behind Secondline Jewels.

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Skye

There's no one like Skye Gifford. The fashionista (truly an apt term for her) has an ever changing style that's both vintage and modern at once. Today she's showing off one of my absolute favorite looks she has ever rocked for Workin' it Wednesday

What to BUY for ... Smoky Breaux's

What to BUY for the Smoky Breaux's BBQ Championship this weekend comes in a lineup of staple pieces for every summertime wardrobe — the romper, the easy dress and the printed shorts.The must

BEST IN BEAUTY ... Braids

Today the Best in Beauty looks to summertime's must have hair do — the braid. It's my favorite year round. But, nothing says effortless laid back summertime like a lovely braid in the hair. Bonus: they take far less time than most other hair styles.

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... The Capitol Crew

Workin' it Wednesday is venturing afar today as I bring you style from the Capitol. A group of dapper gents and stylish gals of Lafayette make the trip often to Baton Rouge for all manner of legislative concern.

Gathering Time

What's on your wrist is so much more than a timepiece.

Best in Beauty ... Sunless summer

I've always been pale. And not the pretty Nicole Kidman kind. I love that kind. But, I love beautiful bronzed skin. Enter self tanner. If I'm being honest it was probably vanity and not t

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Aaron Kentrell

You can't stop by Maven Menswear and not take notice of Aaron Kentrell's style. And so today on Workin' it Wednesday the fellas are representing. Each Wednesday join us for the best local everyday wares. Send your pic workin' it to [email protected]

ASK AMANDA ... Casual feet

Today we take Ask Amanda into the world of footwear for a simple question every style loving gal asks when the temps rise.

WORKIN' IT WEDNESDAY ... Ruthie and Jeremy

Workin' it Wednesday is double the fun today with a dynamic duo rocking a retro vibe. Ruthie Marquet and Jeremy Broussard do classic chic in the workplace in a way that's anything but dull.

ASK AMANDA ... Flippin' flip flops

ASK AMANDA wades into the world of the beloved flip flop. Beware flip flop lovers. You may not like what you're about to read. Join us each Tuesday for answers to your burning style questions and email your queries anytime to [email protected]

What to BUY FOR ... Memorial Day

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.

Footwear Friday ... To the point

Footwear Friday is going sexy with the fierce look of a pointy toe shoe. Heels not required. Join us every other Friday for a look at the hottest pieces for those feet found locally.

BEST IN BEAUTY ... Lavender

The best in beauty today heads to nature and a plant that produces both beautiful color and a scent that doesn't quit — lavender.

ASK AMANDA ... Family picture fashion

Ask Amanda all your style queries, fashion conundrums and general "how do I wear this?" right here at INDStyle with a simple email to [email protected] Today, we talk family photos. This is not the first such message received from a friend. Read on for some suggestions on the best bet come picture day.

FRIDAY FINDS ...Mother's Day

Friday finds us gearing up for Mother's Day and we've snagged a springy fresh look head to toe with pieces locally found perfect for the fashion loving mom about town.

BEST IN BEAUTY ... Dirty hair secret

The BEST IN BEAUTY is something that truly makes life better, easier, faster. Today, we talk dry shampoo. If you haven't tried it, you're truly missing out on a product that can entirely change your beauty routine.

What to BUY for ... Luncheon for a cause

What to BUY for that lovely ladies luncheon is the Special of the Day at INDStyle. We're serving up garden fresh dresses perfect whatever your shape just in time for United Way's annual gathering of fabulous ladies with heart.

STYLE BEATS: Making the most of Fest takes a little rhythm

Around Festival time there are often a few too many flower crowns and sandals that lace up a bit too high. But for every over-the-top hula hooping girl in a knock-off Native American necklace there are a few simple, chic stylish Fest-goers.

BEHIND THE SCENES: POOLSIDE

The first whispers of swimsuit season feel a little like walking the plank. Naked and with a spotlight on you. It takes guts to walk into that dressing room after a long winter in leggings and sweaters.

Footwear Friday ... Summer neutrals

It's Footwear Friday and we've combed the streets for the best wear-with-everything, go-everywhere, neutral essentials for summertime. Enjoy. Your feet will thank you.

BEST IN BEAUTY ... Peachy keen

Life is just peachy in beauty about now. Spring blooms and summer looms ahead and peach on cheeks and lips is where it's at in the best of beauty.

Workin' it Wednesday ... Mallory Juneau

Mallory Juneau has some style to envy. Our sweet INDStyle-honored redhead is workin' it on this Wednesday with a dress that's the definition of versatile and a look that's local local.

ASK AMANDA ... White on white

Today at Ask Amanda we talk one of summer's freshest combos — white on white. So chic, so perfect for this hot Louisiana summer.

Friday FINDS ... Festival under $100

Friday FINDS arrives just in time for Festival wares you can wear long after that flower crown withers. We hit up three price points each under $100 and all local (naturally).

INStylers ... Matchy match

This INDStyle gal has never been a fan of matchy match — and then came these perfectly paired prints for spring and summer. It's the new version of that retro set. It's a top and bottom in exact same fabrication and it's delightful. One of our beloved INDStylers agrees.

Trending Tuesday ... Festival

There's no festival quite like our Festival. But, the fashion game remains the same from Coachella's desert music fest to the Francophone fete that is Festival International here in Lafayette. And so, for trending Tuesday we take a cue from the awesome Alexa Chung (model and music maven) and her little flowy white dress.

A Stylish weekend

There's never a dull moment in Lafayette and this weekend is no exception. We have a lineup of style-worthy events both low key and a bit more epic with a lovely trunk show thrown in for good m

Workin' it Wednesday ... Ross Fontenot

This Workin' it Wednesday the gents are getting on board with the ever well-dressed Ross Fontenot. Each week we're taking a look at you and the best in everyday wares. Send your pics to [email protected] to see yourself in our newest INDStyle feature.

Ask Amanda ... those flowy pants

Today we bring you Ask Amanda at INDStyle where I answer your bewildering fashion queries. Join us every other Tuesday and send all your pressing sartorial questions to [email protected] for all your dressing doubts resolved.

What's IND Store ...

Around the retail world there is no shortage of action. With trunk shows on tap, sales galore and new batches of fresh spring merch arriving on the daily, it's a good week to be shopping. Here's what's IND Store ...

Friday FINDS ... Under $30

Our first Friday FINDS is here at INDStyle and we are going low low on the price point. Under $30. Locally found. Super cute.

Best in Beauty ... Aloha nails

Beauty come beach time is all about what will fare well in the water. And so, with my eyes on summertime and sand we take our first Best in Beauty to long lasting nail color inspired by the world's most beautiful beaches — Hawaii.

Trending Tuesday ... The new Donna Reed

Trending Tuesday is off to a retro start with a combo that speaks to this vintage loving soul that's also totally fashion forward. The new Donna Reed as I've dubbed the look — full skirted yet utterly sexy.

What to BUY for ... Spring Cocktail

Welcome to the first What to BUY for ... with a look at just what you should be wearing come time to hit the town. This week we'll be heading to the UL Spring Gala and next week to Rye Tuten's Leukemia and Lymphoma money raising shin dig.

Out of the mouth of INDStylers

INDStyler winner Crystall Coroy is a true style maven. That rare dresser who looks as fashion forward for a Mardi Gras ball as she does the park with her kiddos.

Workin' it Wednesday

Welcome to Workin' it Wednesday with great style — straight from our readers.

INDStyle Manual Spring 2015 Galleries

Spring is here. And with it the first ever INDStyle Spring Style Manual packed in print with dozens of the season's best looks found locally and the retailers that carry it all.

A grand shoe in

It's a grand affair at the new Shoe La La tonight. The beloved home to trending footwear just moved to Parc Lafayette and tonight they celebrate until 8 p.m. at the larger location in the forme

Well draped

Welcome spring with a perfectly draped top or vest made for laid back days in the sun. We found three we love for everything from Bach lunch Fridays to beach days. The scarf vest takes ever

Just a little green

The love of the most enviable color of them all continues in time for St. Patty's Day. Three great green pieces that make us long for warmer days and found right here at local stores.

Lucky style

Get ready for a pinch of green as St. Patty's Day arrives in less than a week. Great style that will leave them green with envy can come in the most casual way.

Spring into First Friday

Get warmed up tonight at Maven's homage to spring and a taste of the upcoming Clash of the Cocktails during First Friday at the River Ranch store.

Feeling home

There's no place like home — certainly when it's frigid. We've found three sweet items you'll love while bundled up at home until spring arrives.

Denim toppers

The great transition continues with wavering temps — enter the denim topper. Perfectly hearty for these cool days now over little printed dresses and rompers.

Underneath it all

Summer is coming. And with it maxi dresses, little tanks and all manner of top that require something other than the regular undergarments. Enter an array of cool new options that are part bralette and all wearable with skinny straps and strapless options.

Now and later

For the pieces you can wear now and again come warm temps look no further than versatile pants in fabrications made for spring.

Our fav dress shape

There are few dresses we love more than the maxi. It's the darling of the dress world giving us dreams of festival days and warmer afternoons

Mardi Gras basics

We've pulled together three must haves for the parade palooza. Bonus: They all make great Valentine's Day gifts.

Great V-day gifts

Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with some sweet little goodies for the gal in your life (or for yourself)

Be mine

Keep it cute this Valentine's Day with little dresses flirty enough for date night and wearable after the final rose withers.

Get in shape, girl

Getting fit never looked so good. The beloved cult like following for lululemon athletica arrives in River Ranch today at kiki.

Best dressed Grammy gals

Two standout ladies on the Grammy red carpet that managed to do the rare feat of nailing both the fashion thing and the beautiful thing.

Mardi Gras mambo

Get Rio ready for the big parade Saturday night with the purple, green and gold.

Feel the love

Feel the love with sweet new bags, bracelets and tops.

Love on air

Thank you, AOC. The local media center is allowing Lafayette residents to record a sweet message for a loved one, which will air on Valentine's Day.

Feeling the love

Valentine's Day is all about the love with cute t-shirts and romantic little necklaces that pay homage to Feb. 14. We rounded up some of our favorite pieces in time for cupid's big day.

Six more weeks

The groundhog says six more weeks of winter, which means (naturally) we're looking for the the best little sweaters about town. We spotted three versatile tops to carry you until spring.

THE PERSONALITY OF STYLE

Drop the names Olivia and Jady Regard and you’re likely to get a smile out of anyone who’s met the dynamic couple. They do traditional style with a sense of humor — the way they seem to do most things in life.

The laid back weekend

When it's time to unwind we still like to do it in style. Whether it's a chill Super Bowl party or Saturday lunch with the girls, looking comfy and cute are not mutually exclusive.

Mardi Gras Style

Mardi Gras is high on style and we've put together a look that's ageless whether you're a newbie on the party scene or well-seasoned pro.

Mardi Gras essentials

Mardi Gras is more than a day around here. It's a season. Dozens of balls and events that mean dressing to the nines. Think you've got the carnival season all planned out?

SAGs style

The Screen Actors Guild awards bring out a diverse group of the best in entertainment. Their style was no less diverse — and fantastic — this year.

Modern Mardi Gras

Go sleek for this season's biggest Mardi Gras events with svelte dresses, clean lines and a jewelry that gleams. We've rounded up the golden ticket for Mardi Gras done modern.

Mardi Gras shimmer

It's a shimmering Mardi Gras season with dresses both simple and dramatic, bold to neutral. We spotted a dress that's a little bit of both with a cut for every shape.

Grey matter

Grey may not be the most exciting on the color wheel at first glance. Enter the new grey shoe. The subtle transition from winter to spring comes in mellow grey boots.Vanessa V. does the transiti

Fade into blue

The marriage of cool blue and ombre is a great way to transition as we dream of spring. Cold temps mean layers and boots — just the way to incorporate warm weather pieces right now.Brother's on the

Golden Globe knock outs

The Golden Globes are the kick off to the style marathon of the year. If Sunday was any indication we're in for a great year of red carpet style — and a lot of inspiration for all these fanta

The laced up bootie

Lace it up in the boot department this spring with the newest hybrid in footwear. We know it's cold outside, baby. But, spring is coming. At Hemline Lafayette these nude cut out heels are the fu

Delicately done

The delicate necklace is your go-to piece no matter the weather or your ensemble for the day. Layer them up for an eclectic vibe and always go for those little winks to your personality when choosing the most demure in necklaces.

The hippies are here

Hippy style is alive and well no matter the temps. New arrivals for spring are already cropping up at our favorite shops and winter time boho babes are layering it up from head to laid back boot.

Snug style

Brave the cold temps without losing an ounce of style in thick vests, warm pants and tall boots. We've found three looks for a laid back time in this cold weather.Herringstone's carries a kill

STYLE THAT SHAPES UP

Getting in shape may not be a fashion show, but finding pieces that go from a good workout to running around town mean one less thing to worry about when it comes time to burn those calories.

SPEAK SOFTLY

Lacy Quinn is her own brand of sultry. The Lafayette beauty has a soft voice and a bold style that is made better by the fact she does it all often on a dime and with an approach that’s unafraid yet subtle.

NOLA Bowl style

Head to NOLA to rep the Cajuns in style and comfort. We do the red and black thing in a way that’s high on style and easy to wear all day long.\r\nMaven Womenswear takes an all black outfit to a

Eye of the white tiger

Roar worthy styleThe white leopards and tigers are the rarest of them all. As we head into full holiday season we're seeing these rare cats arrive in everything from peplum tops to amazing little clutches

Red three ways

Welcome the holidays in ruby red of every variety. We've rounded up looks for the fashion plate, the casual gal and the prepster for every gathering on your calendar. Herringstone's shimm

Turkey day laid back

Casual cool for Thanksgiving If your family does the Thanksgiving holiday laid back we've rounded up some great looks that are sure to keep you chill as you load up the stuffing and gravy. Do the...

How we do it

Shop Lafayette goes strong We love it local around here. Food and music and festivals. Shopping is no different and Shop Lafayette is working to make sure that's the case. The push is likely more...

Room for seconds

Thanksgiving dressing For a moment let's pretend I overeat at Thanksgiving. If you don't then you may need to borrow a few recipes. This week I've rounded up three great looks for little dresses...

Jewelry with a story

Sennond trunk show at kiki kiki is full of jewelry with a story today and tomorrow as the Sennod trunk show is underway. The pieces the designer calls "vignettes" are an apt description...

All day every day

Subtle jewelry This girl loves a statement piece as much as the next style lover, but many days you need a good go-to collection of everyday jewelry. We've rounded up earrings, necklaces and...

Pack it up in style

Travel worthy bags It's that time of year for travel near and far. We've found three bags to carry you well on your travels whether it's overnight at the in-laws or miles away for a getaway. Kiki...

We heart Erica

Designer comes home Erica Courtney how we love thee. The Louisiana native gone big time is heading down south for a trunk show Nov. 13 - 15 at kiki and we can't wait to see what she has in store. Her...

The laid back tiger

Easy t-shirts for game day Game day may be intense on the field, but there's not reason to not take it easy in the stands. Never fear, our laid back is still full of style. Shoe La La has a good...

Eye of the tiger style

Word on the street there's a big game over in Death Valley. We aren't ESPN but we are some style lovers at INDStyle and you gotta do a big game in style. Vanessa V. shows off the vivid purple with...

The Louisiana sweater

Fall's best bet We love fall and that crisp little chill in the air - sweater heaven. But, in Louisiana that chill comes and goes faster than a Kardashian marriage. Enter the sleeveless sweater,...

Proceed with caution

How to wear fall's edgiest trends Fall comes in like a lion with fearless style that's bold with leg baring rompers, a nod to the '90s and a hefty dose of texture. We break it down for wares that are...

Timeless LBD

Our fav dress for all seasons I have this little black dress. We are in a long term relationship. That bad boy has seen events and weddings and funerals and business meetings and everything in...

Ponchos that punch

Easy on shape, big on style The only thing we love more than great style is great style that meets comfort. Meet the poncho. Fall wardrobes of full of them and we've found four you can wear from not...

The edgy jacket

The look of leather The edgy jacket is fall's way to toughen up any ensemble. From full on leather to simple sleek details, the toppers of a moto variety can be found all across town. Brother's on...

Lil Red Dress

Hot style for fans (and beyond) The easy dress for game day is perfectly done for fall with a flat boot. And few colors make a statement like bold red. Perfect for Cajun girl fans now and everyone...

Tiger Girls

Ready to geaux in purple and gold The eye of the tiger is aimed at style that lasts past game day. As we transition into fall it's all about football loving gals that never sacrifice style for the...

Fall Romp Around

Fall's new darling A romper was summer's must-have piece and fall looks to be no different. The beloved one piece ensemble is coming along in a new way with long sleeves and warm prints. Vertage...

Well Brewed Style

Gulf Brew ready threads No matter how you like your hops, we're rounding up some serious style for the always laid back Gulf Brew Saturday night. The AcA fundraiser downtown is just the time to rock...

Plie for Pink

Hit the barre for a good cause It's a win all the way around Saturday at Xtend Barre. The River Ranch studio is host to their annual Plie for Pink to benefit Young Survival Coalition with...

The Cool T

Snuggle up in style There's no piece like the t-shirt when it come to casual wear and come fall the long-sleeved easy going variety is in high demand. We rounded up three that are still high on...

Bark in the Dark

Style's gone to the dogs A fashion show with some bite is hitting the runway Saturday. Humans and their four legged friends will be rocking high style during Bark in the Dark at Dun's Furniture and...

The Inspired Trunk

Sydney Evans arrives at kiki The inspired designs of Sydney Evan will be on display at kiki today and tomorrow from diamond-crusted bracelets to charming charms. The designer takes her cue on the...

Three Trunk, One Day

Boots, shirts and cuffs at Brother's A diverse three-brand trunk show is slated for Brother's on the Blvd. Saturday. The Arnould Boulevard store will play host to Old Gringo, Made in the Deep South...

Shoe La La celebration

A decade of putting their best foot forward Shoe La La was bumping Friday night as the ladies celebrated a decade in business. Owner Amy Lewis was stylish as ever in a ruched skirt and little animal...

Nutria-palooza Fashion Show

The new fur has arrived Nutria is getting glam. That's not a typo. In an effort to save the wetlands, Righteous Fur is bringing a fashion show and auction to Lafayette next week with fur like we've...

Shoe La La turns 10

Let the party begin The gals at Shoe La La are gearing up for a footwear fete Friday. The store celrbates ten years in business and they'll be putting their best foot forward to mark a decade selling...

Runway on fire

Bold looks for fall define INDStyle Awards 2014  The fashion at INDStyle had a mind of its own. We predicted a bold take on the changing season, and if The IND's third annual fête for fashion at...

Fresh fall extras

Statement pieces for the season  There are enough great pieces this season for a whole new wardrobe. Instead of an entire closet overhaul, try some perfectly picked statement pieces that can breathe...

The women are coming

The gents venture out Genterie Supply Co.quickly found its niche for casual men's clothes of a new ilk in Lafayette. And it's hoping to do the same for women. The 3-year-old store on Vermilion Street...

Call of the league

T&T show behind the scenes The gals of the Junior League really know how to pull of a fete of epic proportions. If you've never been to Tinsel and Treasure market at the Cajundome just take our...

Everyday trending

Style spotting There are trends so long lasting they start to look more like a classic. We've rounded up three elements that keep you on trend in a way that's subtle but clear, sexy but never over...

Runway to real life

Three must have trends from summer to fall There were dozens of looks we're coveting from INDStyle Awards last week. (Stay tuned as break them down.) And as that first brush of fall arrived this week...

INDSTYLE: B&W

Black and white favorites from the INDStyle Awards Style is rarely black and white. But, that's just what we found on a bevy of fashionistas at INDstyle last week. IND's annual style bash brought out...

Oh, what a night (pre-show photo gallery)

INDstyle 2014 brings down house It was a night to remember at AcA when Lafayette's fearless dressers took to the runway during IND's third INDstyle Awards and Fashion Show. {igallery...

A few of my fav things: statement, prints

The eclectic beauty of modern, prints, boho This week I've rounded up a few of my favorite things from a diverse collection of style. Each have a unique print and all make a statement and pair...

Free spirits

Boho alive and well in every shape The boho vibe comes in a variety of shapes and we've rounded up three that are killer whatever your taste. Pair with simple accessories to keep it subdued or go wild...

Well vested

Everybody, every style I love a good vest. Structured sometimes, flowing at others, the right vest can completely change the vibe of a look. Think moto leather to toughen up sweet dresses, structured...

So fancy

The romper gets all dressed up There is perhaps no piece that's truly made a breakthrough in recent years like the romper. It arrived subtly worn on casual days. Now the romper is finding new life in...

Game Day: UL Style

Red and black and funky all over Game day in our own backyard brings some bold red and cool shapes if recent weeks are any indications. Check out our round up of some high style to take to the...

Game Day: LSU Style

Purple and gold and animal print all over Fashion come game day has really gone to a seriously fashionable place this year. My instagram feed will no doubt be full again this weekend with high style...

Mad Bout Plaid

The gender neutral must have The 90s called - their thrilled to be embraced. And perhaps nothing says "Hey, Kurt" like a cool plaid shirt. Update the beloved grungy plaid with a tunic-like...

Sweet Heart

Romantic pieces for all While boho and edgy modern looks arrive for fall, there's no doubt room for a little something sweet. Romance comes in floral prints, a nod to Paris and flirty little...

Little leather bits

Leather we love for fall Nothing says the arrival of cooler temps like super cool leather. From a simple little strip of the fabrication to new skirts made entirely of the stuff, it's arriving in full...

Pumped

The shoes that get the party going There's nothing quite like a killer heel to take everything to the next level. Throw in some animal print? Full style explosion. Fall is arriving with the good old...

Powerful purple style

Royally beautiful pieces No matter your favorite team come Saturday, there's a healthy dose of purple out there for everyday wear. We've rounded up three beautifully purple pieces. Vanessa V does the...

Purple Power

Royally beautiful pieces No matter your favorite team come Saturday, there's a healthy dose of purple out there for everyday wear. We've rounded up three beautifully purple pieces. Vanessa V does the...

Timeless: IND Style winners

Our 2014 IND Style winners celebrate classic looks with modern flair. From repurposed cymbals to custom cobalt suits, the choices of our IND Style Award winners are more diverse than ever on this...

A season of style

September arrives with panache September is the month of style. Fabulous style, darling. (At least if you're heading out to Tinsel & Treasures' Breakfast at Tiffany's-themed events in a few...

A Stone of a Different Color

Fresh jewelry store arrives They do things a little differently at Dianna Rae. The just-opened jewelry spot in a new shopping center at 500 Settlers Trace Blvd. is impressive. Simply and completely...

Sheer beauty

A few of my favorite things My favorite things are usually statement pieces that manage to be totally now yet pretty timeless. Today is no exception as this IND Styler spotted three lace or sheer...

Hot Cajun

Fiery style for game day Cheer on our home team with some serious style that works long after that last touchdown with looks that are everything from everyday to totally boho and modern done...

The Big Sale: Brother's

No laboring for shoppers this holiday On the Boulevard you'll find one whopping sale that lasts through Monday (closed on Sunday) with prices knocked from 35 to 75 percent. The line up of Brother's...

Cozy cozy

Snuggle worthy wear Fall seems so far off, but we're sensing it closer than ever when shearling-lined pieces arrive in our fav boutiques. The gals at kiki are showing off the ever on point Tory...

Trending: Are we ready?

Cutting edge if you dare You know I love a good trend and this season is not short on them. We're rounding up a few that leave a question mark for this IND Styler. Brother's has a few pairs of Free...

IN TRANSITION: The jumpsuit

Fall's versatile must have We love a piece that's uber style yet "one and done." The jumpsuit fits the bill and has been summer's super hit. Looks like it's ready for fall as well. We picked...

Genterie gets ladylike

Men's store now carrying women's clothing The ever dapper gents over at Genterie Supply Co. downtown are venturing into the land of ladies' clothing. The first order of women's apparel arrived today...

A few of my favorite (boho) things

Kimonos and bells and turq galore If you thought summer or last season was a festival of boho, just wait for fall. The cooling temps mean even more chances for layering piece after piece of uber...

Game Day: A lil dressed up

A hint of game day glam Game day at Cajun Field is a great chance to pull out the prints. With the ever-growing score of black and white prints and geometric patterns in your favorite team colors,...

Game Day: Laid back

The relaxed fan Game day for the Cajuns is fast arriving and for the next two days we're rounding up looks whether you're a little dressy or a little more chill. Today - some cool lax looks that are...

A leg up

The cool new fabrications for leggings The legging is here to stay. It's arriving again for fall in a plethora of fabrications. Last year it was all about the print legging and this year we're...

Kimono Round up

Must have transition piece If you know this IND Styler you know few pieces garner my affection like a kimono. Truly timeless, effortless and ageless - the kimono works on every body shape. Vanessa V....

Boho Extreme

Free spirited fashion There's no such thing as boho done halfway right now. Sure, you can mix a few elements into the basics. But, it's the uber boho that's ruling from summer into transitional and...

Fall Preview: Cozy Up

Soft, comfy fall is coming In reality it's tanks and shorts about now, but in my dream land I see steaming mugs, me curled up under a throw, sweet cool fall. Our local retailers clearly have the same...

Beyond Basic Basics

The foundations of style Underwear can make or break the look. Whether you need a flattened tummy or seamless seat, a cool bra strap or something only you'll ever see, we've got a variety for just...

Fancy Jeans

Fall's must have denim A good pair of jeans goes from day to night and season after season. Come fall the jean continues the trek into funky territory with cool fabrications and stellar...

A Few of My Favorite Things: Pre-fall

Warm hues and transitional wares Fall is coming no matter what the temps say. Arriving at our favorite stores are pieces ready for transition and rich neutrals in warm chocolate and yummy rich...

Slouchy Chic

Undone done right The messy vibe is perfectly done this season from half-tucked shirts to boyish plaid and all things worn in denim. We've rounded up a few of the best options for looking perfectly...

LSU Game Day Style

Hail the purple and gold Tiger fans have no shortage of uber stylish looks for game day with purple and gold options from little shorts to shift dresses. We've found three looks that will fit any...

UL Game Time Style

Rocking the red Get fired up for another season of Cajun football with our round up of red hot pieces paired with bold black. We found three options great from tailgating to the stadium. Maven...

South of the border inspired

Bright colors, ecletic prints Trends that arrive from south of the border mean chunky lace, vivid color and prints that are eclectic. Fearless combos and fresh white round it out with a dose of...

The bright life

Style that shines Shannon Endsley is not afraid. Bold colors, bright prints are par for the course in her closet. There's often a kind of whimsy to her look - think chunky necklaces and vivid hues for...

The Etsy Bitsy Shop

Ecletic finds at your fingertips There's no place for eclectic finds like Etsy. The online marketplace for shops selling everything from handmade lace pants to speciality invitations for children's...

Ladylike with edge

Classics that last The classics never go out of style. The Jackie-O and the Audrey and all those things that are utterly demure. Come fall they are getting a makeover. Blend a bit of funk by way of...

Animal Magnetism

Hot prints and cool wolves The call of the wild is timeless with reptile prints, bold leopard and a quirky woodland animals. IND Style found three options if it's animal magnetism on the mind. The...

Inspired by … Cali girls

West coast casual Today we're inspired by a looked spotted at Shop Van de Vort in sunny California. The matching top and shorts are proof sometimes the matchy matchy thing can work. Add a healthy dose...

Shade Out

The comeback of the Wayfarer In the 1950s Rayban brought us the Wayfarer. It's back as of late. And bigger than ever. It's the kind of frame shape that works for guys and gals and comes now at price...

Pop Goes the Color

Summertime floral with panache Summer's winding down with a fresh burst of color. The vivid prints we love this time of year will carry into fall and we've rounded up three options that will do just...

Inspired by ... The traveling boho

The eclectic vibe of summer Summer is the time of road trips and gypsy travels and style that's inspired by the fringe, the crochet and a hefty dose of neutral accessories. For a look that's everyday...

Award worthy design

Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift The honorees at the Soledad O'Brien Starfish Foundation gala will get a taste of Louisiana design tonight when they are each awarded a special piece...

Mini-market, super style

Style market slated for old Artesia Vendors of style will arrive at the old Artesia on Johnston Saturday for the Lafayette July Mini-Market. From cool indie handmade goods to jewelry, the market is...

Sculpture with style

Kelly Guidry Open House The ever innovative artist with the chainsaw is hosting an open house Saturday at his Breaux Bridge studio. Kelly Guidry will open his studio from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this...

Hippie girly

The boho vibe goes feminine. The hippie girl look is everywhere this summer and we're adding a few easy-to-wear options to ensure you pull it off with ease. Hemline has beautiful floral pieces for the...

The new DoDo

Trunk show at kiki A little bird with a big message will arrive at kiki anew on Saturday. DoDo trunk show slated for this weekend at the River Ranch store will include new incarnations of the beloved...

Inspired by: Olivia Palermo

The funky prepster Nobody does style like Olivia Palermo with a heavy dose of socialite glam with a dash of funk. The kind of style that pairs statement items together (rather than letting them shine...

Building Blocks: Tops

Wardrobe basics we love Today we're looking at some of the easy basics everyone needs in their wardrobe. These pieces are the foundation and perfect backdrop for trending or statement pieces that will...

Vintage Baubles

Accessories go timeless For the pieces that go from summer into fall and beyond look to the past. Retro inspired baubles like the vintage heirloom like new line at Brother's and the remade Chanel...

Inspired by ...

National look, local finds Today I'm introducing Inspired by ... with a look at some killer style from the national stage with the pieces you can find locally to pull it off. Today we're starting with...

Tanked

Summer's toss on and go pieces Summertime is the time for the tank. The casual tank with shorts is, of course, always a staple. But, the tank of today is anything but basic. We're loving the floating...

Underneath it all

Undergarments for every style The foundations of style begin with what's underneath it all. Whether it's a cute little bra, a pair of boy shorts or the newest technology to beat the summer sweat,...

IND Style on the lookout

Did you hear? We are on the hunt for style It's the most wonderful time of the year - INDStyle time. We are looking for the most fantastically dressed among Acadiana for the 2014 INDStyle Awards. We...

Work it

Work day with panache Workwear isn't what it used to be. And there's no better time to prove that than summertime where bright colors and sweet little dresses convert from the office to dinner and...

Opening in style

Beautiful skin, killer style at O2 The ladies at O2 Face and Body spa are all about beauty and it sure showed at the grand opening recently. Brittani Bass Pitre, the owner of the recently moved shop...

New style, Old Glory

Casual pieces for the summer Easy weekend flag-inspired pieces. From tanks over swimsuits to scarves to throw on with a basic t-shirt we're rounding up the easiest items to show your love for the...

Classic Flare

A lobbyist with winning style Colin Miller knows style. Dapper with a twist. The lobbyist for Forum for Equality keeps his look on point by adding his personal stamp to the classics. How would you...

A Taylored Face

Local artist opens River Ranch makeup studio Taylor Wilson is really into natural beauty. Not something said often about someone as adept at transforming faces with fearless amounts of bold color and...

Summer looks we love

Easy statement pieces Summertime is the season for some serious color and fearless cuts. And yet, perhaps no other time of year do we look more for ease when it comes to filling our closets. We've...

Heads Up Style

Head bands for all Whether you're gearing up for Team USA, prepping for the Fourth or kind of a boho gal, there are more than enough picks in the way of headbands to go around. Add a healthy dose of...

A few of my favorite accessories

Eclectic summer picks I love a funky addition by way of accessory. Whether it's a statement shoe, a bold necklace or a pile of eclectic bracelets - the extras are what make the look. Here are three of...

Kimono Love

The most versatile piece of them all If you know this IND Styler you know my affection for the kimono runs deep. It's truly one of those rare finds that works for everyone of every age. Pick a print...

The short story

Summer's must have casual pieces We've talked a lot about high waisted shorts, but that's not the whole story this summer - the little shorty short is alive and well. Mostly done casual, an easy...

Funky Fourth

The Independence Day groove This Four of the July get funky with red, white and blue print, hippie cool cuts and a nod to the fearless dresser. The cute little day dress from Civilian Style is a print...

White nights

Summer evenings Turn up the heat for summer time with little white dresses made for pops of color and mile high neutral heels. The white dress is perfect against sun kissed skin and when done cocktail...

The Day Dress

Casual chic for summer Summer means laid back style. But, you can still do it with a bit of panache even when you going casual. Enter the day dress. Wear it with ease and flats by day and dress up...

Local brand expands

Southern Apparel picked up by new retailer The ever-clever designs of Joel Hebert are officially on the move. The man who helms Lafayette's Southern Apparel - a line of uber clever southern-inspired...

USA all the way

Stars, stripes and style Take red, white and blue style all the way with easy little dresses, all American denim and a nod to Old Glory. We're loving the fresh navy blue that's cropping up. Pair with...

O2 Moves

O2 Face and Body Spa arrives in River Ranch Skin guru Brittani Bass Pitre is on the move. The gal at the helm of O2 Face and Body Spa moved her skincare hub to Main Street in River Ranch last week...

Father's Day done fun

For the dad with personality Father's Day is heading straight for us Sunday and today we've rounded up a few ideas for the dad on your list that does style his own way. F. Camalo has a super cool...

Father's Day finds

Gifts for every dad From the traditional to the quirky we're rounding up options for every kind of dad on your Father's Day list. For the dad that does dress up with sense of humor we're digging these...

Through the kaleidoscope

Trippy prints for summer Go bold or go home when it comes to summertime dressing. Good news - it can be done with much ease. Check the kaleidoscope prints we spotted about town in the simple shape...

It's a draw

Easy drawstring gets chic Summertime is all about ease. Even features once related to lounge wear (a la jogging pants) are cropping up in chic places and in looks appropriate for every day. Meet the...

Dear Dad gifts

Father's Day gifts for dapper dudes Father's Day is Sunday and this week we'll check out some diverse options for every dad on your list starting with the sharply dressed man. (Or perhaps the gent you...

Summer Weekend Essentials

Must have easy pieces Everybody's working for the weekend. And it is here. Time for laid back style and easy pieces that beat the heat. We've rounded up three such looks for a trio of excursions you...

Against the grain

Inspired by the natural beauty of wood Fashion and wood don't often mix but a new trend against the grain is emerging and we dig it. Marry the summer's must have earthy-inspired elements like cork and...

All you bead

All you need are amazing beads Summertime's statement accesory just might come by way of beads. Keep the colors bright for a fun pop or go neutral for a pallete of grays and creams and raw...

Fancy done simply

High brow and utterly sleek When it's time to dress it up in the heat this IND Styler loves the idea of keeping things sleek and simple. Clean lines and a smooth bun and a simple red lip go a long way...

Feel the style rainbow

Colorful summer Look for dresses that taste the rainbow from start to finish. Easy little tops in light fabrics and the boldest of hues. For summertime pair a pop of color top with an equally bright...

Paring Down

The beauty of living with less Less is the new more. Yes, you are still in the style section. And, yep, we are still talking about fashion and trends and all that fabulous stuff we love to peruse for...

Dressing with Less

Style done simply When you're talking style, the fashionably minded don't always use words like "simple" and "comfortable." But Valerie Woerner is not most people. The Lafayette...

Weekend wear ready

Casual cool for summer It's Friday! (Am I the only one saying it with an exclamation point?) It's time for a laid back weekend full of easy casual pieces you can throw on and go and still look...

A few of my fav things: lace and clogs

Outstanding new pieces This IND Styler is a lover of eclectic looks with a certain penchant for anything in a reptile print, lace or a retro nod. So, when I spotted three such things recently a...

Shorts, naturally

Cool fabrics and neutral hues Nothing says summer like the perfect pair of shorts. Pair that with cool linen or sweet lace in neutral shades and you've got a new wardrobe staple for these hot summer...

On the rocks

Accessories of the earth Whether you're a preppy gal or a boho dresser, accessories are all about the rocks right now. Paired with a  simple button down shirt or with a wild print, rock-centric...

Ready to wear at Spa Mizan

Lafayette native shows off her new line Meagan Fontane Wauters is back in Lafayette and ready to show off her unique line of women's casual ready to wear clothing. Lyla's Clothing, which opened in...

Pack it up: Memorial Day

The cutest bags for your getaway Arriving in style for vacation doesn't start with the clothes you pack, it starts with the bag. We've rounded up a few little options perfect for toting your...

Memorial Day must haves

Pack your bags It's the first summer holiday and while this IND Styler won't be seeing any waves, she's read to take it easy. And we're betting you are as well. We've spotted three must have pieces to...

The Lady does summer

Perfectly demure pieces This summer the lady is showing up right next to the hippie. She's a bit edgy at times and, yet, always demure. Maven Womenswear has a simple body hugging stripe dress perfect...

A few of my favorite things: Summer must haves

Pieces for every occasion If this IND Styler could come up with a hashtag for what I seek in my wardrobe choices it might be #versatility. I love pieces I can wear a thousand different ways for the...

Last Minute Grad Gifts

Easy picks for graduation It's graduation time and that means tears of joy for many and gifts for all. We've rounded up three sweet quick picks for the grads on your list. Maven Womenswear has these...

The tiny waist

Whittle the middle with easy pieces Play up the hourglass figure this summer with pieces that you can throw and go that happen to accentuate the waist. Simple lines and neutral colors are a great...

Sheer Summer

The sweet sheer pieces of summer I love a bit of lace, a sheer floating top and there's no better time for a sweet little see through number than on hot summer days. We've spotted three you'll love as...

In disguise

Tummy hiding perfection We all get a bit of that bloat from time to time and nothing's sweeter than a couple of cute dresses on standby that look awesome even when that tummy doesn't feel so flat. At...

Derby Style

United Way luncheon brings out the hats There are few all American tributes to fashion like the Kentucky Derby and just last week a bevy of Lafayette ladies proved you don't have to have the races to...

The glam momma

Mother's Day gifts for the diva Every mom deserves a little glam in her life. Whether it's a bit of sparkle for date night or a sexy shoe, the glamorous gals in your life will love some extra...

Hippie momma

Gifts for the free spirit For the hippie among the mommas we've rounded up three cool options sure to warm her free spirited heart this Mother's Day. Tassels and fringe are a quick way to turn any...

The eclectic mom

Mother's Day for the stylish mom With as many hats as most mothers wear, eclectic is often an apt term. We've spotted three great gift ideas for the mom that loves to look stylish, the kind that's a...

Sweet Mother's Day

Thoughtful gifts for mom Mother's Day is approaching this weekend and we're rounding up some great options no matter your momma's taste. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect gift for your own...

Cinco de Mayo

Fiesta of style A burst of south of the border sartorial vibe has been breaking through the world of style. What better way to celebrate at IND Style on Cinco de Mayo than to give you a taste of a few...

Dear Momma

Three finds for three unique moms The beach lover The flattering-on-every-skin-tone ocean blue is perfect for the mom who craves the waves. This Escapada dress from Vanessa V., $78, goes from the...

I like big pants

And I cannot lie The voluminous pant isn't going anywhere - at least we hope not. They are a figure-flattering option for any shape if you find the right cut and just the sort of piece you toss on...

Generations of Style

When fashion sense runs in the family Style may not be in a woman's DNA, but when you take a look at Michelle Blanchard's mother and daughter you may just think it's something that runs in the...

Style on Wheels

Introducing the fashion truck Jennifer Craft has a vision and a style she's bringing to Lafayette - if only the city will let her. Her boutique on wheels (literally) could do for clothing what food...

MADE in the DEEP SOUTH arrives

Trunk show at Brother's We love something old and something new. A little glam with the rough stuff. And that's just the sort of thing you find when perusing pieces from MADE in the DEEP...

Southern made

Trunk show at Brother's We love something old and something new. A little glam with the rough stuff. And that's just the sort of thing you find when perusing pieces from MADE in the DEEP...

Weekend Chill

Relax in style It's only Wednesday but you know you're already thinking about the warm weekend and all the ways you plan to chill. (That's just us? Yeah, right.) So, we've rounded up three looks for...

Dress it up

Post festival pretty You know this IND Styler loves some major boho action as much as the next gal. But, after days of super hippie chic wares, we're ready for a few dressed up days. Sweet little...

Royal Teeth Invasion

Live music and rock star styling It was a warm Friday afternoon with the Festival buzz filling downtown, but we were at Maven for what I call a Royal Teeth pop up shop. The meteoric rising NOLA band...

Festival: Dress

Wear all day dresses This IND Styler is into dresses. Simple. One piece. And if I can wear a real bra with them? Bring it on. We rounded up three simple easy dresses that are hippie enough for...

Royal Teeth at Maven

Fashion and music make great bedfellows Remember that one time Royal Teeth was on American Idol and you thought - Crap, why haven't I seen them live yet? Here's your chance. The Louisiana posse will...

Festival: Romper

The easy one-piece way to style Nothing says effortless like a romper. One (piece) and done. A simple solid romper is a great study in versatility but it's the vibrant prints that are catching our eye...

Festival: Sandals

Comfy feet for long days Festival is all about the too-cute hippie chic garb, but it's all for nothing if your feet are in pain. Good news - three fantastic looking sandals that will spare your toes...

Earth Day at Sky Blue

Local boutique celebrates all things green The gals over at Sky Blue are some nature lovers - something you know quickly when you step in the store - and today they pay homage to Mother Earth with an...

Elements of boho

Get Festival ready There's no time like Festival time to get your boho on. Channel your inner hippie girl with the basics you can combine now to go uber retro or pair with simple pieces later for a...

Elements: Spring

The must have pieces this season Even this IND Styler obsessed with a nearly black wardrobe feels the urge to make things a bit brighter and lighter in spring. We've rounded up three must-have pieces...

Easter to the max

Killer prints We wrap up the hunt for the Easter dress today with two maxis this IND Styler is crushing on in a big way. There is perhaps no shape as beloved in the dress department for this gal than...

Easter: Bright white

The perfect color for Easter Sunday Easter is a time of renewal and there's perhaps no better color for the Easter Sunday dress than a pure bright white. We spotted three lovely numbers you can wear...

Easter Brights

The hunt for vivid color Easter Sunday always meant a new dress, hat and maybe gloves and purse. Patent shoes and the prettiest pastels. Some things never change. Maybe I'm not looking for the gloves...

Under the Sea

Style with a nod to the waves Nautical has been an emerging trend for spring of which we are a fan - crisp white, ropes and navy blue - but, an even more literally homage to the sea has emerged as...

Bold feet

Happy feet stand out This IND Styler has always been a big fan of the statement piece. I love otherwise simple outfits that seem to shine in new and different ways thanks to the simple addition of one...

Georgia comes to town

Chef, author, hunter comes to Paul Michael Company Georgia Pellegrini is a study in dichotomy. She has an irrefutable feminine style she takes into the woods with rifle in hand. When I first meet her...

Forgiving style

Fab dressing with extra room Fabulous style doesn't have to be painful. I know beauty is pain (hello, leg waxing), but when it comes to dressing, a shape that's forgiving can work quite well. No...

The right angles

The beauty of geometry in style Beautifully designed patterns and vivid color are cropping up this spring. From jewelry filled with right angles to bold dresses full of pretty geometric patterns that...

Hippie Love

Countdown to Festival The hippie chic thing is clearly bordering on this IND Styler's favorite sartorial choice for spring and summer. The approach of Festival International means stores are brimming...

Beyond the basic

Simple done well Sometimes it's the most basic of pieces that make a wardrobe. It gives the chance to load on the accessories. Add that awesome hat. These are the pieces that can go from boho to...

Maven gals turn one

Maven Womenswear anniversary party It's hard to believe it's been a year since the maven of Maven Menswear opened a store across the way for her own kind. Christina Barbier's vision for a women's...

Retro Swim

Vintage hits the water I love a good vintage vibe. Especially if you give me something akin to the dames of WWII. Last year I saw a rare smattering of the sort of swimwear that pays homage to the past...

WHAT YA KNOW BOUT ME

Expect the unexpected in fashion When Anthony Ryan's models made their final strut down the catwalk at NOLA Fashion Week they eschewed the traditional straight-faced demure clap. They danced - scratch...

OH, SO FESTIVAL

The no-rules funk of festival Festival style has no rules. It's that time of year that no matter your personal style, you can fly your freak flag. Even the demure gals unleash their inner hippie chic....

The chaos of style

A fashionista gets organized I've crossed paths regularly with Katelynn Miller for years now. Always admiring her style. Never able to really put a name to it. Her description - organized chaos. Her...

Brother's goes online

Longtime retailer enters the web biz Brother's on the Boulevard is live online. The longtime Lafayette retailer that carries wares for ladies, gents and now even the littlest dudes has been working...

FASHION WEEK: Kallen Forster

Native and edgy and boho arrives Kallen Forster's got some soul. It was something I knew when I saw her collection. I had zero background for the designer that was a breath of eclectically fresh air....

FASHION WEEK: Anthony Ryan

Project Runway alum brings the funk We saw a lot (and I mean a lot) of fashion during the two New Orleans fashion weeks. The big finale was Anthony Ryan himself - Louisiana native and winner of...

FASHION WEEK: Raffaele's Furs

Lafayette fashion represents in NOLA There's a certain kind of luxe (just no other word for it) that comes with fur. Raffaele's in Lafayette knows this. Everyone else knew it when they rocked the...

FASHION WEEK: Pedram Couture

The essence of glam Pedram Pasha Taheri is a force to be reckoned with on the runway. The Louisiana designer sent down dresses Friday night that were the glamazon rulers of all things glam during...

FASHION WEEK: Breaking it down

IND Style does the Big Easy This weekend IND Style headed to New Orleans for 20 runway shows and more design than we could shake a measuring tape at. New Orleans is now home to two independent fashion...

Cut above

Perfectly placed cut outs for spring There are a few trends that keep cropping up that leave us mommas over 30 wondering if we really can rock them. Good news - the cut out trend is one you really...

Beyond the T-shirt

Casual gets the funky treatment Soft t-shirt fabric is the essence of comfy. But, the essence of style? Not so much. Until now. The thin little cotton numbers are cropping up all over town and we love...

The painterly way

Tie dye and hand-painted vibes make a splash I love tie dye. And I'm not ashamed. If it ever went out of vogue nobody told me and I'm glad. Now it's arriving anew in every incarnation from cute little...

Mad about a hat

Symphony luncheon style You know how I feel about hats. (I love them in way most people reserve for other humans.) So, when there's an event that is kind of hat required I'm all over it. I wasn't the...

When one door closes

Artesia shutters, moves online When one door closes apparently a website opens. After a dozen years in business Artesia on Johnston is slated to close the brick and mortar store in favor of the online...

St. Patty pretties

Go green today This IND Styler has some Irish roots and a love for green. It's a combo that means I sure do love this day of the year. We've spotted a lot of green in the last few seasons from mint to...

Festival style preview

It's never too early It's March, which means April is not far away and we see so very close on the horizon the mother of all festivals - Festival International. It's never too early to plan for the...

Eclectic youth

Elephants and exotic tea glasses Eclectic is the new black. It's a look that oft comes with a certain wisdom of the sartorial variety and, thus, age. But, the new eclectic is something everyone can...

Lucky girl

Irish style is smiling St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and we're rounding up ensembles for the luckiest day of the year. Going green has never looked so good. Vanessa V. has a pair of her...

Flat out fab

Low heels, high style There are few things this IND Styler loves more than a really great looking flat sandal. There's no shortage of them around town. As the temps warm we can't wait to slip on these...

So fresh and so spring spring

Crisp ensembles Spring time is all about fresh fresh color and shapes. It's about going a bit light in every way from fabrication to hues. The color landscape is diverse this spring, but a few key...

Native right now

The vibe of the tribe done modern Going with the native vibe is one of the easiest ways to take a look to a boho place (and you know how this IND Styler loves loves a boho vibe anyway it comes)....

Spring is coming

Prepare yourselves for sun There's a rumor spring is just around the corner. We had a glimpse of it last weekend and see sun on the horizon again. And so, we've rounded up just three of the many...

Pageantry defined

IND Style does Gabriel I've never seen anything like it. I'm not being dramatic here. Gabriel Ball. If you've been, you get me. Or maybe if you grew up with this, you don't. I'll let you in on a...

Oscar style wows

Feel the spectrum The Oscar red carpet was a good one last night. I mean good good. Perhaps it was the variety of vibes from glittering pale lace to sleek black, petal pink to rich navy. Perhaps it...

She's a Natural

Local skincare line launches Maria Lambert has been a skincare junkie since she laid eyes on her first Clinique Three-Step products in junior high. But it wasn't until a few years ago that her love...

Style Times Two

A fashionable couple marries personal style Personal style is a personal thing - and no less so when you're married. Just ask Valerie and Rickey Miniex. She's Free People and he's Canali. While...

Walking Tall

Fashion week from New York to New Orleans For a model there are few milestones as monumental as making the runway for New York Fashion Week. It's one more thing Lafayette model Erin Edmiston can mark...

Mardi Gras extras

It's all about the details The final Mardi Gras stretch is upon us. There are at least four balls in the next five days and we know you've surely got the perfect dress ready to go. Just need those...

Parade Bound

Mardi Gras mambo worthy Looking casual, cute and comfy is the great trifecta of Mardi Grass parade dressing. And we've rounded up three looks that will keep you cute enough for all those pics and...

Fashionable fundraising

Romey Roe hits The Office The eccentric personality and fearless style of Romey Roe has found its way into the pages of IND more than once and now the Lafayette designer has his sites set on Austin...

Throw me something sista

Mardi Gras style done right We love a traditional Mardi Gras parade filled with cheap beads and good friends and we love to head out there looking comfy (and cute). If you're in the mood for some true...

Killer Jumpers

The simple chic way to do day or night now The simple new way to do day to evening has arrived by way of the jumper. Just one piece means no worries on matching and the often figure-flattering cuts...

Romp Around

The romper grows up For a few summers the romper has been making a comeback - for grown ups. The casual variety has found its way into the closets of fashionable gals looking for a little something...

Bright ideas

Super star color Nothing screams color anew like spring. We've been talking a lot about mint and a dash of blush, but vibrant color is abloom as well it seems. Much of it is in the details. Super...

We know how to party

Krewe de Wideload delivers the shindig The folks over at Krewe de Wideload don't take themselves too seriously (cut to the queen busting a move and showing off her Mardi Gras-colored tennis shoes...

To the maxi

The long story for spring I love a good maxi dress. It's a quick one-stop look that can go a lot of places when styled differently and it flatters every figure when found in the right cut. This IND...

Ballin' with style

The most 'fabulous' ball of them all It was Friday and while people were making plans about Valentine's Day I was musing about what to wear to Apollo. I doubt I was alone. In the accurate words of a...

Valentine's Day style

Date-worthy pieces Tonight the ladies are getting ready for a romantic night out and steaks by candle light. We've rounded up a trio of red-decked looks no matter your style perfect for this most...

A rose by any other name

Fashion's flower du jour The power of a perfect rose is hard to beat. From lux rose gold jewelry to sweet dresses decked with the flower, things are coming up roses for spring. We love a great maxi...

Let me call you sweetheart

It's coming up hearts Valentine's Day is fast approaching and the hearts are in bloom. We're loving little red dresses and flirty pieces perfect for now and springworthy for later. At Maven Womenswear...

Shimmer down

The sparkling Mardi Gras gown If ever there's a time for some bling, it is now. Mardi Gras begs for embellishment, feather and glitter in a way no other celebration does. And so two dresses that bring...

Blushing beauties

Mardi Gras coming up roses One of the hottest colors in recent months has arrived subtly and simply - blush and super sweet pink. And two of our favorite fashion find for Mardi Gras falls right into...

Little style

Brother's welcomes boys' fashion One of Brother's most beloved brands for the preppy fellas is hitting the store this week in sizes just for the little guys. From toddlers to young boys, Southern Tide...

Breaking the Mold

Jewelry and art collide Tammy Mccormick is an artist. Her medium - jewelry. For two years, the mother of four has been funneling her love of style into that art form with a look that is fresh and...

The classic

Beauty that wows today and tomorrow There's a reason the classics are, well, classics. It's very true in the beauty department. As Mardi Gras balls approach we break down how to get the classic look...

The New Bohemian

Spring's Eclectic Vibe I love fashion, to be sure. But I also really love what I love whether it's on the cutting edge of style or not. When those two meet it's a love affair I am powerless to ignore....

It's hot then it's cold

Fashion in transition If I had a cute, lightweight slouchy sweater for every time I've heard "this Louisiana weather!" I would have a wardrobe fit for this Louisiana weather. Spring...

Super Bowl party style

Laid back, game day ensembles So maybe we don't really have a dog in this Super Bowl fight, but we're still going to parties and still looking for that perfect casual look to rock around the chip...

Poetry in motion

Style with romance Valentine's Day is fast approaching and with it all thoughts of romance. This IND Styler is a sucker for lace and pieces with just such a romantic edge. Add a vintage vibe to the...

Vanessa swim

Local boutique dips toe in swimwear Baby, it may be cold outside, but today we are talking swimwear. There are few things this IND Styler dreads more than facing the swimwear fitting room. I'm not...

Sennod show

Jewelry that tells a story There's a reason Sennod jewelry uses the word vignette as a descriptor. The pieces from the collection have a way of telling a story. From unique vintage - think antique...

Grammy style pales

The (super) short best dressed list I love Grammy style. Style - not fashion. The Grammy's provide the best red carpet because I can just hear the stylists as musicians choose dresses warning them...

It's golden

The perfect Mardi Gras shoes There are a lot of us going to a lot of Mardi Gras balls this season. And while no one likes to wear the same dress twice, shoes are another matter. Nothing beats a pair...

Properly done

Simple, chic style There's something to be said for simple refined style. The pieces composed of the look are timeless - lasting season after season and at nearly any age. When you choose a black and...

The kimono craze

Spring's easy vibe We talk a lot about the boho vibe and this spring it arrives fresh (as noted by experts like Christina Barbier in our #obsessed series) with a refined edge. If you're less than a...

Pants with panache

Printed pants transition In theory it may be winter, but most days feel transitional. One of this IND Styler's favorite trends that go from frigid temps to warm afternoon are the printed pant. Whether...

Fit for the new year

Clever tanks at Mixology They say it takes something like 21 days to form a new habit, which means if you've stuck to your New Year's resolutions thus far you are just a day away from making it really...

Local takes national mag cover

Kiki in JCK Magazine When the folks at JCK Magazine (a national jewelry trade magazine) made a trip to Stuller last fall they found a gem we've known about for years in Acadiana - kiki (and...

Fashion Week model call

Fashion Week NOLA kicks off Fashion Week NOLA is getting revved up for the spring show March 18 - 22 with model casting calls across the state (and beyond) - including in Lafayette. The open call for...

The hidden wedge

Comfort and style meet Shoes this spring are covering the style landscape from demure to daring. But, it's the perfectly wearable combination of trend and comfort that Shoe La La's Katelyn Miller is...

Chic claws

Glittering cuffs for spring When Kiki Frayard is obsessing over something, you gotta take note. So, when she said Alexis Bittar's spring collection got her going, we couldn't wait to get a...

Bell bottoms return

Hemline spring obsession The gals over at Hemline do things with a certain kind of boho flair that's as effortless as it is trending. A way of doing things that are undone yet spot on. So, when we...

Red carpet report: Golden Globes

Sleek style that kills, frumpy shapes we loathe It was all about the new girls at the Golden Globes last night. At least when it came to style. The freshest faces on the carpet proved sleek is the way...

Printed pants that rock

The new Viereck pant Vanessa V.'s Vanessa Vicari loves her some Viereck. It's no surprise then that the beloved brand found only at her store locally was her top pick for her spring obsession. She...

The new boho

Refined hippies arise Today we continue with our "obsessions" for spring. Maven Womenswear's maven, Christina Barbier, gives us the perfect definition for what this IND Styler has been...

The new baseball jacket

Spring obsessions When a store owner or manager says they are "obsessed" with an item, we take notice. So, when Alica Abdalla Mouton of Brother's noted her great affection for the new...

'Tis the season

Twelfth Night celebration Last night there may have been some eyes on that football game, but this IND Styler was happily enjoying a bit of gelato in spite of the chill at Julie Calzone's Twelfth...

Style that reigns

Mardi Gras madness begins In other parts of the universe there is but a day (at most) for Mardi Gras. Around here it's a bit more. It's a season full of fashion and style and party, party, parties. It...

No sweat new year

Looking great and staying fit Style for the gym is more than a ponytail and deodorant. Looking great after a workout is an effort made easier by a few tricks the experts know. Natalie DeJean, owner of...

Fit for style

Workout wear that's on trend It may be true there's no gain without pain. That doesn't mean you have to go through that pain without style. As resolutions send hoards of us to the gym, we've rounded...

Off the beaten path

Ladylike style with edge Victoria Toups has fast become one of those people you look forward to seeing at any given event. She has style that's a study in ladylike shapes that is in some ways retro...

New Year, New Style

2014 Forecast It appears 2014 will be another year of fearless style with looks that are partly eclectic and clearly diverse. We're likely to see a scattering of radiant orchid after Pantone tapped it...

Black and white and cozy all over

Sweater weather weekend wear It's that time of year for cozy sweaters. And how better to do the snuggle up chic thing than with a timeless black and white. We've found three sweaters that are as...

When style goes marching in

Saints game ready fashion For this IND Styler it seems football season never ends. Come Saturday there's a big ole game and we know you'll be ready to cheer on the Saints in black and gold. Even if...

A few of our favorite NYE things

The best bets for looking chic There's a slew of great options for looking chic as you ring in the New Year. These are this IND Styler's fav. Let's start over at Vanessa V. with the olive silk Hot...

Jumpin' jumpin'

The one-piece approach to NYE While a dress is the easy go-to for effortless dressing, the jumpsuit is the chic way to do it. Uptown style with a certain downtown aesthetic. Hemline has an easy black...

Ladylike in the New Year

Looking demure when the ball drops The Jackie-O thing never goes out of style, and it's just the way to ring in 2014. The creamy dress from Hemline with bejeweled neckline is perfect with black heels...

Mad for the midi

Mid-length skirts done right Today we begin the great countdown to New Year's Eve. A stylish event, to be sure, and the last chance for awhile to rock the sparkle. We're starting the countdown of...

Just in time

Last minute game day options So, you woke up today and decided to head over to the NOLA Bowl? You're in luck. We've found two great options you can snag now or likely find in your own closet (or your...

Game day extras

Red from head to toe If you have the perfect black and white outfit, try tossing on a slew of red accessories to take a basic outfit to a place that's perfect for the NOLA Bowl. It's all in the...

Game time goes with the flow

NOLA Bowl outfits with flowy pieces There are few things I love more than a flowy top. (Better yet, if it's long in the back.) We spotted two ensembles with that enviable flow and NOLA Bowl ready...

Game day scarves

Extras make the NOLA Bowl look There are amazing red scarves all about town perfect for taking your black and white outfit straight to the NOLA Bowl this weekend. But, we've spotted two that truly...

All Bundled Up for the Bowl

NOLA Bowl ready with fur Fur vests are an easy go-to for taking an ensemble to the next level. They make the ordinary kind of fabulous and they are just what to add to a simple red and black outfit to...

Ensembles that win

NOLA Bowl game day outfits As the NOLA Bowl nears we can't get enough of the fun black and white prints paired with Ragin' Cajun cuteness. At Little Town we really dig this red bottom topped with an...

Breathing room

Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl I have about two friends that aren't pregnant right now. For those that are in the early stages of pregnancy or the early days post baby it's a tough in between. I...

Casual cool game day

Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl It takes all kinds of Ragin' Cajun fans to fill a stadium and today we're giving a nod to the laid back amongst UL game goers. If you're a jeans kind of gal (or...

Tunics for game day

NOLA Bowl ready prints There are few things this IND Stylers looks more earnestly for and wears more frequently than the perfect tunic. And they are a great option for game day come NOLA Bowl time. We...

Sparkle for the game

Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry. As the NOLA Bowl approaches we're bringing you all the best options for Ragin' Cajun wares and today it's the extras that caught this IND Styler's eye. In a pinch...

Sparkle and shine

Holiday party with style Each year Richard Young pulls out all the stops for a holiday party that's more than your average fete of egg nog and ugly sweaters. When he swathed The Victorian in custom...

Easy game day dresses

Laid back cuts for the NOLA Bowl Looking cute and comfortable is top priority for this IND Styler. Beauty is pain. But, this gal is quickly entering a phase of life where comfort is waging war with...

Open house at Martial

Cocktails and deals for the holidays Enjoy holiday goodies and cocktails tonight at The Shops at Martial. The group of stores on Kaliste Saloom with shops ranging from shoes for the little ones to...

The Ragin' Tribe

NOLA Bowl ready with tribal prints Tribal prints are where it's at this season from cozy sweaters to easy dresses. Add a basic solid boot to these tribe-inspired pieces and a long necklace and you've...

Bell of the bowl

NOLA bowl pieces with volume The bell sleeve is a tricky thing. I'm not always the biggest fan. However, when done right they can really take an outfit to an instantly hippie chic kind of place. We've...

NOLA Bowl ready

Style hits for game day Around the IND our stylistas are all revved up for UL's appearance at the NOLA Bowl. We know you're doing the same. And so, leading up to the game we'll regularly feature...

Boho goes to town

The eclectic gals gets all dressed up This IND Styler is a big fan of boho (as you likely know by now) and it's a testament to the style's popularity that even the most eclectic dressers can take the...

All that Glitters

From timeless vintage to stand-out sparkle, the holiday edition of our favorite things is anything but dull. Shine on. From timeless vintage to stand-out sparkle, the holiday edition of our favorite...

A few of our favorite things

It's the season of gift giving, and IND Style has a handful of the best options for everyone on the list - whether naughty or nice. It's the season of gift giving, and IND Style has a handful of the...

Heart and soul

Blood, sweat and style Blood, sweat and style Photos by Robin May Nathan Walker is a passionate soul. He is an artist in a way perhaps only artists can understand. The Lafayette fashion designer will...

Beyond the Scrubs

Doc Aleicia Donald dresses up on her down time. Doc Aleicia Donald dresses up on her down time. By Amanda Bedgood Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 Photo by Robin May Aleicia Donald knows how to dress. She has...

High shine

The most glamorous time of the year The most glamorous time of the year By Amanda Bedgood - Photos by Robin May Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 Holiday dinners are that rare occasion that allows families to do...

The perfect party

The one element that will make or break your party Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 Written by Amanda Bedgood There are two essentials when it comes to a holiday party - people and planning. Whether it's an...

Black Friday goes local

Banish the grueling big store lines Shopping local has become a trend of sorts. And in the best way possible. People increasingly understand the importance of keeping it local and putting dollars back...

Shapes that forgive

Dress fabulous and enjoy that second slice of pie They say everything in moderation. Clearly they've never been to Thanksgiving around my house. We eat. Then we eat some more. And after that. We eat a...

Shopping in style

What to wear on the hunt Shopping is serious business. I mean it. If you're not prepared, you won't be able to hang. I've seen many an amateur on Black Friday hobbling away too early because they...

VIP shopping with heart

An evening with American Heart Association at Mignon Faget The ladies of red (Circle of Red, that is) gathered at Mignon Faget for a VIP event to benefit the American Heart Association. Mary Courville...

Shopping all the way

Merry Marketplace opens today Merry Marketplace opens today with 15,000 square feet of unique gifts at the Top Shelf Arena at the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and LA 89. The event that...

Breath of Life

Gala to benefit a cure for cystic fibrosis It's a beautiful thing when people come together for a serious cause. And it's a rare thing when that event raises $400,000 in just its second year. It's...

Beer and boots

1,000 Mile boot event Genterie has that combination of refined gent full of taste without the pretension. All American in one breath and innovative at once. And come Friday you can get a glimpse at...

Demure ladies

Ladylike pieces perfectly polished There's a reason Audrey Hepburn and Jackie-O are names that appear again and again when women the world over are asked to name style icons. The ladylike vibe is one...

Dynamic duos at Palates

Style came in twos Thursday night This IND Styler loves a fashionable dynamic duo. And last night at Palates and Pate there wasn't a shortage. The fete for Acadiana Outreach Center at The Victorian...

Holiday home buys

Open houses and great deals for interiors It's not even Thanksgiving, but the tinsel is already going up (not at this house, but somewhere at someone's house) and we've got two spots to hit to get...

Drop Dead Gems

World famous Erica Courtney trunk show Some things are beauty in a way that's hard to describe with words. The kinds of things you just have to see. It's that way with jewelry designer Erica Courtney....

Heads up

Headbands take a funky plunge Headbands and the like have long been relegated to preppy Blair Waldorf types. No more. The funky headband is making waves in a way that's totally hippie, a little bit...

Sleek details

Refined accessories While boho still rules much of the accessory world, there's always room for super sleek extras - think smooth metal and sculptural footwear. We've rounded up three pieces sure to...

Just a few of my favorite things

From pony hair and python to a sly fox My favorite things are hard to pick. This week there were too many to really get just three. But, here we go. I had to go with an ensemble that includes a hat....

Stevie Nicks called

Jackets that go with the flow I love a piece with some flow. I'm a huge fan of huge palazzo pants, flowing high low tops and now that the weather is (at last) embracing us with a welcome chill I can...

Deep south equals deep style

Trunk show at Hemline Thursday There's something amazing that happens when southern girls and old Chanel marry. When that of tweed and pearls gets the leather treatment. The beloved cuffs from MADE in...

Amazing art

Mixology reception There's nothing like an arty party, getting a glimpse of beautiful and inspiring pieces. Over at Mixology on Wednesday you get a chance to do just that (and again all over town on...

Bodycon grows up

The 90s figure huggers are back Remember the 80s/90s when it was all about bodycon? And we were young enough to pull it off? (Even then I don't know that I was really pulling anything off.) Well,...

Homecoming done different

Three Ragin' Cajun worthy ensembles There are some amazing UL tops floating around town. If you're looking for something with the logo that's a bit on the fun side we rec spots like Brother's, Bengals...

Well Coated

Whether it's a day at the office or evening out, we've got the jackets and coats that will take you there. By Amanda Bedgood | Photos by Robin May Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 It's the season of outerwear....

Southern, Hold the Belle

A style maven who's as edgy as she is sweet A style maven who's as edgy as she is sweet By Amanda Bedgood Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Photo by Robin May Eden Gifford has a sweet smile and voice like honey....

Unstoppable

Lafayette's Eddie Granger shines in the Big Apple in more ways than one. Lafayette's Eddie Granger shines in the Big Apple in more ways than one. By Amanda Bedgood Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Eddie Granger...

Wicked cool

Skulls the limit for Halloween (and beyond) We love a cool little skull item. Whether it's a rocker T or a piece of jewelry there's nothing that takes the demure to an edgy place like a properly...

On the fringe

Fringe goes from day to night Fringe has many incarnations. From flappers and the Jazz Age to Annie Oakley and western boots, it's an unexpectedly versatile trend that makes a bold statement. We...

Cocktail fit for a queen

Stand out looks at a fall soiree When I got the invite for a Prissy Wilson shindig I knew style would abound. The reigning queen of Rio and her royal posse threw a party at The Madison with a...

Halloween for grownups

Costumes high on style, short on time At some point Halloween became an excuse for grown (otherwise respectable) women to wear thigh highs and stripper shoes. But, there are many of us that love the...

Halloween for grownups

Costumes high on style, short on time At some point Halloween became an excuse for grown (otherwise respectable) women to wear thigh highs and stripper shoes. But, there are many of us that love the...

Uptown casual

Going lux can happen every day As temps dip, the lux fabrics come out for everyday wares. Going casual doesn't have to mean yoga pants or even run of the mill jeans. Thanks to an influx of sumptuous...

Me & Ro

One of a kind trunk show I admit I first fell in love with Me & Ro when I eyed their sword necklace. I'm a sucker for a sword or an arrow. But, it's the newest pieces from the NYC brand that truly...

The green light

Gatsby still rules cocktail There are greater known style icons than Daisy Buchanan. But, she of Gatsby fame has been ruling the fashion world for months with no signs of making an exit. The proof is...

Vampire's rule

The spookiest ball of all The Vampire's Ball is one of my favorite soirees about town. Like a giant costume party for grown ups, it's hands down one of the most fun. Where else can you see a...

Artful style

Palates and Pate Apéritif full of style It is a rare thing that combines so seamlessly rich food, art and  style. Palates and Pate has been just the even to do it, though. And  most recently they gave...

One dead party

Vampire's Ball goes way of Day of the Dead Come Saturday night River Oaks will take on a life like we've never seen before when The Vampire's Ball kicks off with a Day of the Dead casino...

Ladies night

Paul Michael promises deal and steals On Thursday night, the best ladies night in town has nothing to do with drink specials. Paul Michael Company is throwing their rare Ladies Night with the promise...

Sock it to me

The power of a pair of socks So the Kid President called us all out recently. It was something along the lines of - you people spend hundreds of thousands a day on Candy Crush and hundreds of...

Tough girls

Rough boots and plaid for fall Fall keeps peeking around the corner. In the forecast I see dipping temps ahead and there's something about this thought that reminds me that in some parts of the world...

Old Souls

Accessories with vintage vibe There's something about a piece that's well worn, has a vintage vibe - gives the idea that there's a certain amount of history to your ensemble. When it comes to pulling...

Rocking lux

The rich fabrics and lux vibe of fall's rocker There's a perfect storm of trend right now - somewhere between rocker and boho. It's a kind of vibe that incorporates some of the season's best from rich...

Rocking pink

Breast cancer survivors hit the runway Tonight 50 local women will hit the stage for a runway show focused on a celebration of more than clothing. During the 20th annual Breast Health Symposium, 50...

Up sized

Giant sweaters for fall There are few things that read fall to this IND Styler more than a giant sweater, a good book and a snuggly blanket. Good news - super sized sweaters are not just for book...

How to Marry a Guy in 98 Days: The Wedding

Getting hitched without a hitch In late May Liz Webb, 30, convention sales manager at the Cajundome, and Aaron Hebert, 32, president of Reliant Payroll and brand developer at Russo, were engaged. The...

Crushing on

Three things we're loving right now There's a lot going on in our favorite boutiques right about. Fall shipments are arriving and that little chill in the breeze during the morning hours gives me a...

Carnival of style

Maven makes cotton candy chic Maven knows how to do things a little different. It's why after only two years the store has become a staple for standout menswear. And it's why they've opened a...

Fit to a T

Local line turns T-shirts chic This week Hemline played host for the launch of Montgomery John's brainchild - monTEES. The Lafayette man at the helm of the work presented dozens of shirts that blend...

Ladies, lunching and fashion

Benefit for Another Child Foundation Judy Dunn gathered a bevy of ladies at Oakbourne Country Club for the first ever ladies luncheon and fashion show to benefit Another Child Foundation and Love Inc....

Maven turns two

Local store celebrates It's been two years since Maven Menswear arrived at Main Street in River Ranch with Christina and Daniel Barbier at the helm selecting trend worthy menswear. In that time...

As time goes by

Ladylike shapes from an era gone by are fall's best looks for day or night. Photography by Robin May Fashion coordinator Amanda Bedgood Models Katherine Gordon and Brandon Barrett Hair and makeup by...

Inspired

Local jewelry designer debuts fall line Native Owl jewelry has a kind of spirit about it. A heart that's rarely felt in an inanimate object. But, something that perhaps happens when the creator...

A Shoe In

Must-have shapes and styles in fall footwear Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 By Amanda Bedgood  |  Photos by robin may There are dozens of shapes that will be hard to live without this fall. With trends ranging...

Queen of Hearts

Former UL homecoming royalty is as down to earth as they come. Former UL homecoming royalty is as down to earth as they come. By Amanda Bedgood  |  Photo by robin may Traci Aucoin may be UL royalty,...

Score!

Homecoming done different Whether you've been in the stands for decades rooting on the Cajuns, it's your sophomore year, or you're a high school gal trying to break out of the mold, we've found a...

The big launch

Local T-shirt brand takes off Wednesday Hemline is known for their eclectic blend of what's trending now from boho locally made necklaces to sleek nationally beloved brands. On Wednesday the store...

Moss grand opening

Style takes the wheel When Moss Motors' grand opening announcement came in the mail, it wasn't your average invite - bright colors and the promise of a party. True to Sharon's form, the shindig...

Preview to style

Junior League kicks off annual marketplace in style Last night I got a first glimpse at the shopping in store at Tinsel & Treasures this year. And an eyeful of great style from the ladies of the...

All about the stones

Jamie Joseph Jewelry Trunk Show at Kiki Jamie Joseph Jewelry has that rare vibe that's both eclectic and polished. And this week you'll get a glimpse of the newest and greatest creations from an...

A league of their own

The ladies of the Junior League prepare for serious fashion Over at IND Style we're still sated from our very own sartorial binge last week. But, come Friday the ladies of Junior League will roll out...

Off the runway

Crowd favorites from IND Style Sometimes there's just too much fashion for one blog post. Such is the case after last week's IND Style Awards. Today, we talk crowd favorites. While the fashion on the...

INDstyle Awards 2013

They strutted down the runway Thursday night. Today, we hail our INDstyle Award winners. If you missed Thursday's INDstyle Awards at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, you missed a lot. Meet our...

#INDstyle to win

Submit snaps from IND Style Awards and win a cool prize. Tag your photos from last night's IND Style Awards with the hashtag #INDstyle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win a $50 gift...

Turn it up

The IND Style Awards equal high volume style. It was their everyday style that landed IND Style honorees a spot on our eclectic, enviable list. But their runway style at last night's IND Style event...

Wigging out

Serious cause, fun event I love switching it up, costumes, being incognito. And so when I saw the invite for Wiggin' Out to benefit American Cancer Society I was all over it. I wasn't the only one...

What to wear

IND Style preview This is the time to really bring it. IND Style's celebration of all things style Thursday night at AcA is that rare event that begs for sartorial choices that skate the edge.  Last...

Day or night

Looks that work from board room to after-hours drinks The best laid plans often leave little time for a proper outfit change. Throw a clutch in the car and a pair of pumps for a quick swap and we've...

Get 'em while they're hot

IND Style tickets going fast Come Thursday night, AcA will have a different kind of art on display - the art of style. Fearless and fabulous style. Style from eight amazing honorees tapped for IND...

Just the basics

Simple silhouettes equal stand out style As Julie Andrews would say, let's start at the beginning. A very good place to start." When it comes to dressing with panache we often look for the...

Bring on the funky

Retro prints and shapes for fall I love a good retro ensemble. Include a pair of uber tall retro heels and I'm done for.  While its not a massive trend, that subtle nod to short trippy printed dresses...

Women Who Mean Biz

These lunching ladies are less business, more fun when it comes to style The ladies at Women Who Mean Business may be all biz, but their sartorial choices were anything but serious Wednesday. From...

Straight lines

Stripes rock fall fashion Black and white - one of our favorite trends and all the better if it's of the stripe variety. There's something whimsical about a simple black and white stripe. Pair it with...

Fall into tunics

The season's versatile must have I promise to keep the boho talk to a minimum in this post. But, the embroidered tunic often lends itself to that vibe. Good news: even the preppiest of dressers,...

Awesome oxfords

Brogues and oxfords and menswear O, my Menswear - one of my absolute favorite trends. In short it can be done no matter your age, style, size, budget. It's one of those trends that is on point but...

Zydeco & Mimosas

First Friday celebration in River Ranch It's First Friday, which means the gals and guys over at Maven Womenswear and Menswear with be rocking and rolling. If you haven't hit the Main Street in River...

The original prepster

Simple sweaters inspired by his side of the closet Something about a preppy sweater recalls fall and football games and borrowed lettermen jackets. Those days are long past for this IND Styler, but...

Sky Blue turns three

Birthday celebration begins today Sky Blue may just be turning three this month. But, truly the store is an old soul. They have a niche around here - vintage and new merch as well as reconstructed...

Fall's must haves

Four looks for fall you won't want to miss.  Photos by Robin May Work Day Kiss your boring suits goodbye for fall and try a mix of funky printed dresses and classic blazers with the season's must-have...

Behind the scenes

An artist's abode plays host to IND Style honorees. In the world of photo shoots, as in many other areas of life, the total is greater than the sum of its parts. It was certainly the case when we...

The Vintage Vibe

A COO brings vintage dressing to the boardroom Donna Lindsay knows vintage. And while lovers of vintage aren't too rare a breed, finding one that so seamlessly incorporates it into the corporate world...

Ageless, Timeless, The Statement

Balance fall's biggest trends. By Amanda Bedgood Photos by Robin May Ageless Balance fall's biggest trends - leather trim and military - with refinement for a look that works at any age. Cut 25 jacket...

The Art of Style

People around Lafayette have a penchant for style. Style that's about more than fashion or labels. Style that comes from somewhere beyond the rack. This month we honor eight such people.

Wise investments

The vest gets tough For someone who loves fashion there aren't a lot of specific obsessions I actually maintain - unless you're talking vests. Vests and blazers are something I've had a great...

Reptile that rocks

Snakes slither to the forefront I love reptile. I always have. And by reptile, I mean python prints and cobra necklace - not anything that actual slithers. Keep reptile chic by pairing with demure...

Go west

Subtle is the way of the west this season Before you grab your wranglers, we're bring you a new kind of west. A subtle nod to the cowboys and a vibe that's but a shadow of Gunsmoke. This west gives a...

A few of my favorite things

Three fantastic fall finds For fall I'm loving a host of trends from menswear to moto, waxed jeans to military pieces. But, there is a growing collection of bits I just love that have nothing to do...

Combat zone

Fall's fierce footwear for every age Men, women, children - no one is immune to the arrival of the combat boot. It's been a slow march to the forefront, but fierce fashionistas and tough guys have...

Hear me roar

Big cats make a mark for fall Let's start with a disclaimer: You don't have to be an LSU kind of gal to rock the tiger trend. This fall, the tiger stripes and figures of the beast of the jungle along...

Buckle Up

Jewelry made local with a vintage twist A unique piece of jewelry, any piece with a history, has a way of instantly individualizing and entire look.  Something you're sure to do if you snag one of the...

We love the 90's

Overalls are back, need we say more When your high school era finally comes back around on that great wheel of style, it's a bit unsettling. Maybe that's why I stared aghast when Hemline owner Muffy...

Black and white and fabulous all over

Black and White Gala style soars By eight o'clock the tent was buzzing. Whether it was from that Sweet Crude rum tasting in the corner or that certain vibe that comes when good people gather for a...

And the winners are

IND Style honorees announced There's nothing quite like someone with individual, independent, fearless style. Lafayette is full of them. But, only eight made the cut for us over at IND Style. On Sept....

Hot toppers

Vests and jackets with attitude and staying power Perfectly fitted jackets and snug little vests are the staples of fall. And while we know the weather is pretty hot about now, our favorite local...

Thick headed

Best products to boost those roots I am obsessed with big hair. Not of the Toddlers and Tiaras variety. But, big nonetheless. I always have been. It's connected I'm sure to that whole 'you love what...

The hot shoulder

The chic way to do sexy this season Pulling off sexy without showing much skin is a balancing act - just the reason we're love these shoulder baring pieces for fall. Pair with wedges now and flat...

Flirty leather

Sleek goes sweet Leather has long been relegated to fitted cuts. It's also often leaned into moto territory. But for the second season we're finding it in unexpected shapes and worn by nearly demure...

Pieces we dye for

Clothing's trippiest treatment is alive and well If I've said boho once in this blog I've said it a dozen times. But, truly it's just the best right now and it's fierce again for fall arriving in...

Fall into fearless color

Daring nail polish come fall It's the professional businesswomen, Bath Haus owner Brandee Duhon tells me pointing to a display of wildly colored OPI polishes. Wildly hued polishes have long found...

They're back

Three trends we loved last year, back for round two 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...

Leggings gone wild

Our favorite staple gets the funky treatment My name is Amanda Bedgood and I love leggings. I mean I really love leggings. I've oft said that when they go out of style I beg you not tell me because...

Boys club

Pieces tough enough for him and cool enough for her If last year was the year of menswear, this may be the year of boyfriendwear. The boyfriend jeans are hot again, the relaxed boyfriend button downs...

Fresh cut

Viereck makes a little something just for us We're all about keeping it local. But, when an amazing California designer takes time to collaborate with a Lafayette store on a dress design with us...

No sweat

Athletic fabrics get the style treatment We don't talk a lot about sweatshirts around IND Style. But, when we spotted some fashion forward pieces with hints of that heather grey athletic-inspired...

How to Marry a Guy in 98 Days: The Planning

Locations, invite lists and a lotta cake In late May Liz Webb, 30, convention sales manager at the Cajundome, and Aaron Hebert, 32, president of Reliant Payroll and brand developer at Russo, were...

Be a deer

Antler-inspired style Perhaps it's that hunting season grows nigh (we hear such things), but antlers have been peeking about as of late in the most fashionable ways. It's a quirky little bit of style...

Q&A: A Lesson in Style

One teacher schools us in giving trend-worthy pieces some soul. There are people for whom style is simply a way of life. People who love fashion. Who would have to sit on their hands to not pore over...

Outfit of the month

Inspired by social media obsessions with the #OOTD (Outfit of the Day), each month we're looking for an Outfit of the Month from you. Post your pics on Instagram with the hashtags #INDSTYLE and #OOTM,...

Fall Syllabus

What you can expect and how to wear it come fall. [By Amanda Bedgood / Photos by Robin May] It's been a long time since I've needed to live by a semester calendar. Yet each year around this time I...

Colorful Black & White VIPs

The Black & White Gala VIP Party brings the summer shades The fete was all about the Black and White Gala (slated for Aug. 17), but Thursday night the American Cancer Society supporters arrived in...

Colorful Black & White VIPs

The Black & White Gala VIP Party brings the summer shades The fete was all about the Black and White Gala (slated for Aug. 17), but Thursday night the American Cancer Society supporters arrived in...

Deals and Steals

The best bets around town today What's better than looking great? Doing it on the cheap, I always say. And so, when there are deals to be had I'm here to let you know. Today we've got a little bit for...

A flask for all seasons

Local brand makes the pages of national magazine Pieces by Cocodri have a kind of intentional craftsmanship that's impossible to miss. It's the reason, no doubt, the Lafayette brand can be found in...

Red Arrow Turns One

Lafayette's one-of-a-kind shop celebrates Red Arrow is a rare breed. What started as a simple idea - making a homegrown bag design to sell at festivals and fairs in South Louisiana - has turned into a...

Shot to the heart

Arrows and swords pierce accessories I don't know if it's my affection for the Hunger Games (saw Catching Fire preview this weekend and got chills, again) and Game of Thrones but I can't get enough of...

Last Call

Deadline for INDStyle approaches You IND Stylers have until September to plan that outfit for our can't-miss fashion fete. But, we are looking now for the lucky (and by lucky we means fantastically...

Hippie chics land

Trunk shows at Hemline offer bookoos of boho The girls of summer are going to be out in full force at Hemline from today through Saturday with two trunk shows aimed at keeping the beauty in boho. Show...

Elena's arrives

Oil Center store focuses on natural fabrics Elena Baker has a thing for linen. In fact, it's the focus of her newly opened Oil Center store - Elena's. "I specialize in linen," the Russian...

Demure dressers

Jackie-O inspired pieces Some style never dies. Just look at a pic of Jackie-O. Those beloved sunglasses and chic shifts. The easy feminine colors and polished 'do. The lady knew what she was doing...

In Combat

Tough boots that kick it now and later Super tough boots are perhaps fall's most must have when it comes to footwear. The combat variety have been alive and kicking for a few seasons and arrived in...

Ragin' Style

Get game ready with your red, err, vermilion Ragin' Cajun style is a pretty diverse thing. From girly little red frocks to dressed down distressed t-shirts - it's really anything goes. The number one...

#OOTD

Your outfit of the day could be our Outfit of the Month Instagram and Pinterest have been a friend of style. From outfit ideas to easy-to-find day by day looks, they are platforms for inspiration. And...

How to Marry a Guy in 98 Days

Fast and fabulous wedding planning with Lafayette's Liz Webb Liz Webb knows a thing or two about events. The 30-year-old is, after all, the convention sales manager for the Cajundome. With a quick...

Tiger Pride

Get game day ready with tiger stripes, purple and gold I'm not a huge football fan. There, I said it. Don't hold it against me. After all, nobody's scouring IND Style to talk yards and touchdowns....

Never blend in

Stand out camo prints that are hot now and later Camo - not just for the men anymore. It's arrived in a way that's surprisingly appealing and promises to be one of fall's biggest trends. But, donning...

Pack it up

Perfect pieces for summer now and school/work later Having a child changes a lot of things. Namely my accessories (and other important life altering, earth shattering things but this isn't the place...

Over the bridge

Bracelets pay homage to architecture You know how I love a piece of style with a story. I found just such a thing while perusing the ever unique items over at Red Arrow Workshop (those people can pick...

Jump on it

Jumpsuits and rompers go chic Onesies aren't just for the kiddies. There's something both effortless and sexy about rompers and jumpsuits. Pick the right one and you'll have a piece that's timeless...

Birthdays with style

Sharon Moss celebrates at Ruffino's It was easy to spot the party when I arrived at Ruffino's. In signature Sharon (Moss, that is) fashion, the tables were dotted with bright balloons, champagne...

Blazing heat

Jackets and blazers cool enough for summer's brutal temps There are few things I do in summertime more earnestly than seek relief from the heat. But, even Louisiana summers call for a jacket now and...

Keep Calm and Buy Artesia

Amid rumors, retailer confirms the doors are staying open Gina Babineaux, who helms Artesia, brought out a bevy of fashionable ladies last week for a little shindig where we learned two things - they...

Hair do's that beat the heat

Summer's here and the hair should be easy I have a love/hate relationship with my long hair. I've done the short hair thing. Frankly, I spend more time fixing that sort of cut than I do this longer...

Hot sales

Get more bang for you buck this Fourth of July While the menfolk are stocking up on Black Cats and Bud Light, I know you IND Stylers are doing some last minute packing for the beach or hunting for...

Fashion on the Fourth

Salon celebrates 4th of July with fashion, food and fundraising The ladies over at Mon Reve are planning an opening for the downtown salon the likes of which we haven't seen - fashion show, BBQ, mini...

Beauty and the Beach

Summertime hair and skin are all about the au naturel. Our guide to the products and processes to fake that natural perfection. Effortless beauty takes work, I always say. It's a smart woman who knows...

Q&A: What's in a Dame?

Andrea Veron is a rare breed - an eye for simple style that's high brow and an attitude that's both irreverent and ladylike. If this INDStyler had a nickel for every person who claimed a Hepburn as...

Timeless, Ageless, Statement

There are but a few pieces every single woman needs in her closet ... Timeless There are but a few pieces every single woman needs in her closet - a nude heel is one of them. No matter your age or...

The Power of Style

Fearless was the hashtag of the day for a group of kids who put on a show no one will forget. Fashion is about more than the clothes we're wearing. It's very little to do with labels. The oft quoted...

Seeing Stars

Star spangled looks in time for Independence Day We've seen the red, white and blue in spades this year. From flag t-shirt and scarves to cut offs with flag pockets, Old Glory isn't hard to find. With...

Woman's best friend

Runway show to benefit Lafayette Animal Aid full of fashion and fur. Things really went to the dogs this week over at The Madison during the second Red Carpet Runway event to benefit Lafayette Animal...

Pop goes the denim

Hudson jeans Pop Up Shop at Hemline Hudson jeans give a new meaning to denim - bold prints, unique washes, edgy cuts. And a pop up shop now through Saturday at Hemline in River Ranch gives you a...

Bring on the bling

Thoroughly modern designer slated for Lafayette trunk show at Maven I've been a Spexton fan since I first laid eyes on their modernly designed rings at Maven Menswear. The Oklahoma jewelry designer...

Call of the stylish

IND Style Award nominations open You IND Stylers have until September to plan that outfit for our can't-miss fashion fete. But, we are looking now for the lucky (and by lucky we means fantastically...

Style's gone to the dogs

Annual runway show for Lafayette Animal Aid You know how much this IND Styler loves fashion with heart. And so, we'll be rolling out Wednesday night to the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Runway Show at The...

Heart and style

A fashion show about much more than the clothes There are many who (gasp) think of fashion as a frivolous thing. Anything that has the ability to bring smiles to the faces of parents, to send sweet...

Well shaded

Variety is the spice of life in eyewear come summer There are few things that instantly pull it all together like a great pair of sunnies. And so, on this first day (official) of summer we're rounding...

Style that salutes

Flag-inspired pieces in time for Independence Day, cute enough to rock all summer We're as patriotic as the next gal, but it's been awhile since this IND Styler has worn anything emblazoned with a...

Season to season

Versatile pieces that work beyond summer While summer doesn't begin in earnest until Friday (tell that to my A/C), this IND Styler is already looking to fall. Looking for what I'll be wearing when the...

Wedded Bliss

What to wear to the summer wedding, wherever that might be There's only one person at a wedding sure of what to wear - the bride. The rest of us do our best to guess what's most appropriate using the...

Chic on the cheap

Steals and deals hot as the temps this summer I am a bargain hunter. I come by it honestly. My family, we are a deal hunting lot. I often meet similar ladies and know this when you pay a compliment...

Dad's Day

Finds perfect for the cool dad in your life Father's Day arrives this weekend and we've spotted a handful of cool local finds that will cover any dad on your list - from the avid hunter to the reader...

The bags of Freetown

Vintage collector unleashes her finds for sale Robin Hebert is a collector. The fashion maven (and IND development director of special projects) has acquired an extraordinary amount of vintage...

Smart scents

Fragrances with a brain promise the smell of youth I've officially seen it all (or should I say smelled it all). There are more anti aging products than there are wrinkles on Joan Rivers real face,...

Fashion ‘n Film

Native Owl film as beautiful as the jewelry There are people that just get it. The folks over at Native Owl are among them. The jewelry line - helmed by Lafayette native Jamie Faulk - has that sort of...

Birds of a feather

Flock to style inspired by the fowl's most beautiful attribute. I love feathers. Always have. Not of the boa variety, but more of that tribal vibe. Whether it's the subtle curve of a feather or the...

The Big Easel Arrives

After a rain delay, Lafayette's must see art event slated for Saturday Lafayette is a place for art. Go somewhere else if you don't believe it. This place is brimming with artists and if you're...

All the right angles

Math may not be the stuff of the en vogue - geometric patterns are about to change that. This IND Styler never was much for the math. You know the type - strong on English, eeking by in Algebra. But,...

Pack it up

Style never takes a vacation. Bring yours along with a hearty dose of comfy no matter where you travel. The essentials of vacation should be as easy as the long days lounging and breezy nights...

No more plain white T's

The must have piece for summer gets a style makeover. T-shirts and tanks have long been the stuff of summer wardrobe staples. The essentials. That something you throw on after work, for weekends with...

Well Dressed Man

Sharpen up your dapper dad this month. **WELL DRESSED MAN ****[Model Jim Phillips / Photos by Robin May] **Sharpen up your dapper dad this month. BY AMANDA BEDGOOD Jim Phillips dresses just fine. He's...

Q&A Clay Judice Jr.

Clay Judice Jr. gives new meaning to a "jeans and T-shirt" kind of guy. The T-shirts - distressed, snug. Clay Judice Jr. gives new meaning to a "jeans and T-shirt" kind of guy. The...

Do good that looks good

Here's the thing about green fashion - it's gotta look good. Great even. And here's the good news - it does. Do good that looks good [By Amanda Bedgood / Photos by Robin May] Here's the thing about...

Second time around

I love my style with some soul. I love the idea that a piece has a history, a life before it arrived in my hands. Second Time Around [By Amanda Bedgood / Photos by Robin May] I love my style with some...

To market, to market

Farmers' Market host to some surprising style I headed to the first Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market Saturday morning at the Horse Farm bright and early for some wholesome eats. I wore sunglasses...

Fast fashion

Pieces inspired by our favorite high octane franchise Fast and Furious movies aren't known for their fashion. And yet, there are certain pieces trending now that are just the sort we'd connect to...

Among the waves

Ocean hued pieces and beach-inspired prints welcome summer Facebook is a cruel place when you're the one not basking on the beach. While Memorial Day has come and gone for many, there are a plethora...

Ageless summer

Looks worthy of hot soirees at any age Dressing age appropriate can be a task at any age and no time more so than in the summer. Ambiguous invites for outdoor soirees, shorts that veer into Daisy Duke...

Lovely leather

Leather without the animal. Gotta see it (and feel it) to believe it. So this week I headed over to visit the gals at Sky Blue and peruse some options for our upcoming fashion shoot and spotted a cool...

Southern gals do it better

Design with soul arrives at Hemline for two trunk shows There's just something about southern style done right. It's that rare blend of feminity and gusto. A kind of refinement that's never boring....

The true hybrid

We talk a lot about fashion and comfort meeting. Well they did and it's called a Flogg. Beauty is pain. It's what I tell my husband when I pluck his stray eyebrows. It's what I tell myself when I've...

The short of it

Prepare for summer's first holiday with super casual shorts - high on style, low on effort. Memorial Day has always felt like the cusp that lies between spring and summer. It's the first time each...

Movin' on up

Gifts perfect for great grads in your life Buying a graduation gift can be one tough task, depending on the grad in your life. Are they heading to college far far away? Sticking close to home? Are...

The Bayou gets chic

Bayou Gauche brand launches with a sophisticated design and bit of southern charm We all love those pieces of clothing that make life easier. You know, the top that never makes you feel fat. The one...

Go bold or go home

Maximum length and maximum color in solids are the perfect backdrop for summer's bold accesorries There are few things this IND Styler loves more than the perfect backdrop for a bold piece of...

Reading, writing and right dressing

The Women's Leadership Council may have been all about the kids and the books, but we had to notice the springtime chic dress code was followed to the letter. There are few events that inspire this...

Hippie Angels

Ethereal boho arrives for summer The boho thing is alive and well. As summer begins to arrive (we know, we know it's not here yet, but tell that to these increasingly hot afternoons) the hippie chic...

An Affair to Remember

PASA's Gatsby-themed gala packed with style If you hadn't heard by now, that Jay Gatsby knows how to throw a party. How fitting then that PASA's latest soiree should be deemed A Gatsby Affair. On...

Walk it out

Big Easel may be have been postponed, but ArtWalk is ready to sate your cravings With great disappointment we learned yesterday that The Big Easel was postponed from this Saturday to June 8 (still in...

The Bee's Knees

Inspired by Gatbsy, PASA event takes to the 20's Accessories make the costume. It's a little nugget I've learned over the years thanks to many a last minute soiree that requires themed dressing. So,...

Dreamy new salon

Mon Reve open for business in historic home Nicole David knows beauty. The stylist has long been doing hair and makeup for shoots like the Gatsby one published in this month's IND and now she's struck...

Italian, man

The finest in Italian food and style at F. Camalo There are just some things the Italians do better - if the food and well-dressed men at F. Camalo recently were any indication. The ever-dapper Frank...

Mothers and pearls

Mignon's pieces perfect for Mother's Day Mother's Day is kind of a big one in the thoughtful gift department. While gifts for many holidays can lean on the practical or the temporary, I've always felt...

Inspired by: Kentucky Derby

Swap your festival wares for perfectly preppy dresses and Derby inspired hats For some time now we've been immersed in boho chic. In that Festival vibe of tribal patterns and distressed leather and...

A party that bangs

The gals at Maven are bringing it for First Friday with a Bang Bar that's, well, bangin' Christinia Barbier likes to be on the edge of what's new, what's next, what's now. It's the reason she's paired...

Ben Vestito

Trunk show of fine Italian brands slated for F. Camalo Come Thursday, the dapper gents at F. Camalo and the Italian Trade Commission will officially welcome the world to their new location with trunk...

Flat under $50

For a roundup of the most fabulous flats that do anything but fall flat check out our three finds under 50 bucks. For a roundup of the most fabulous flats that do anything but fall flat check out our...

Opposites Attractive

A mother and daughter with diverging style bring it together. A mother and daughter with diverging style bring it together. Photos by Robin May; Hair by Laci Hebert Fava, be. Salon; Makeup by Sabrina...

Speak No Evil

Tessa Schorr wears a powerful message on her sleeve. Tessa Schorr wears a powerful message on her sleeve. There are people who love fashion. And then there are people who love fashion. Tessa Schorr...

Smells like team spirit

Mignon Faget designer does collegiate chic Mignon Faget always has found a way to make the most everyday things unexpected. To do them in a way that is fresh and new and to find inspiration in the...

Street Style: Festival

From quirky preppy to downright downtown hippie, FIL was a stage for style Street style is a beautiful thing. It's a kind of impromptu fashion show that those with true personal style give us on the...

Out of the fire

Handcrafted pieces shine I headed to Festival last week in hopes of perusing the booths of African masks and handmade jewelry, where I've often found the best selection of eclectic earrings and cool...

Fly that freak flag

Fearless festival style So if ever there's a time to wear that something that makes your Jackie-O loving pal go "hhhmmmm " it is now. It's Festival. While Festival International is all...

Extra festive extras

Festival accessories for warm days and cool nights There was too much good Festival-related fashion for just one post, IND Stylers. And so, in our second installment centered on Lafayette's fav fest,...

Fly that freak flag

Fearless Festival style So if ever there's a time to wear that something that makes your Jackie-O loving pal go "hhhmmmm " it is now. It's Festival. While Festival International is all about...

DoDos are a do

Trunk show for beloved charms slated for kiki This IND Styler loves style with meaning. Pieces with a story. It's a rare thing to find it done properly. But, such is the case with DoDo. The brand...

Seeing red

UL's Spring Gala full of trending style and Cajun's signature red Louisiana Saturday nights are an iconic thing. But, if you live around these parts you know there's no telling what you're going to...

An artful mix

Gallery opening at Mixology brings NOLA wooden quilts and Lafayette abstract work together If the walls of New Orleans' homes could speak, imagine the tales they could tell - especially if those walls...

Rhythm and style

Designer slated for Rhythms on the River appearance Wearable art is something for which Mignon Faget is well known. The beloved New Orleans designer has a Lafayette store full of the evidence. And as...

Coming Soon: IND Style Awards

Mark your calendars for Lafayette's style event of the year September may feel moons away, but we know how those calendars fill fast and wanted to ensure you IND Stylers had September 19 reserved for...

The Sweet Gypsy

Gypset Honey jewelry designer slated to appear at Hemline I love an eclectic bit of jewelry (something you've noticed no doubt) and really love work that has its own sort of story. And so, as I...

Inspired by Audrey

Hepburn's (true) style lives on When you ask an American woman to name one of her style icons it's oft heard that Audrey tops the list. With an iconic style that by today's standards many would...

In Transition

Where bangs go in the in between Every few seasons I have this moment where I'm confident I should get bangs. So tempted by the forehead fringe, I have succumb a few times only to regret it later....

Trunk Show: Sennod Jewelry

Mahtook Interiors to host timeless and trend worthy designs There is a rare occasion that the most demure and nearly boho of styles meet. And it's just the way with Sennod Jewelry Designs. The New...

Lady in Pink

Komen's latest fundraiser begs for vibrant pink pieces I love clever. And so, it was with great delight that I read the "Attire" description for Susan G. Komen's latest and greatest shindig...

Beyond the Basics

Wardrobe foundations fit for every style Each season there are statement pieces that speak to your style most clearly. But, just as in life, in all things style the key is balance. A statement shoe...

Turn it up

High volume balances the body this spring I love volume when it comes to dressing - big billowing sleeves,  slinky voluminous pants and retro bell bottoms. They've all arrived for spring offering...

Mavens and music

Maven Womenswear grand opening The folks over at Maven Menswear have long been known for their shindigs with live music, good eats and even better clothes and tonight the ladies take their turn as...

Cut it out

New cut away designs demure enough for the everyday When a trend first hits the runway it's oft done to such an extreme us regular folks could easily dismiss it. When first cut outs made a debut was...

Summer Cool

Spring's best pieces are a prelude for a summer of lightly retro, fully fun style There's something about summertime dressing that's always a bit more fun. While summer breaks are a thing of the past...

Bright idea

Unexpected color in men's footwear There are a lot of trends in men's clothing that most men, frankly, just won't wear. I know, I know there are some sartorially edgy gents out there. But, let's be...

In with a bang

Bullets hit the bulls eye in spring's accessories There's been alotta talk about guns and the like these days. And while bullets are certainly nothing new on the jewelry scene at large (see rappers...

Under 50: Viva Festival

A handful of items all locally found under $50. Festival International may be all about the music, but you've got to wear something to enjoy all those fantastic tunes. And yeah, yeah, yeah, we know...

Ask Amanda

Your style queries quelled Photos by Robin May Each month we'll answer the fashion-focused questions from our readers - everything from looking for the perfect dress for that beach wedding or the...

Spring Forward

Spring is that time of year for new growth - where the green begins to emerge from the lifeless brown. And where we begin to clean out our closets, yearning for fresh pieces in even fresher shades -...

In Harmony

Spring's best trends are a symphony of style - diverse with individual pieces as varied as the notes of an unforgettable song. From fluttering sleeves of soft mint green to distressed denim and skull...

Fashion Week: Clean lines, bold design

A designer with a background outside the fashion set shakes up the runway with razor sharp pieces But a glance at the collection of Katharine Faust and the word geometric comes to mind. With precise...

Fashion Week: Style with a conscience

Top Designer employs socially responsible design methods for looks that are full of heart and style There's no doubt vibes of the tribal have been permeating pieces (especially of the casual variety)...

Fashion Week: Fringe

Top Designer Brooke Lynn Wright brings boho to new places with her on-point collection I love fringe. And I love pink. I don't wear either often. And I certainly have never worn the two together. But,...

Fashion Week: Day 1

Fashion Week in New Orleans equals incredible style with emerging and established designers. This is just the first post from Fashion Week New Orleans. I'll try to keep them to a minimum, but, it's...

Maven Expands

Lafayette retailer known for menswear slated to open new women's clothing store Christina Barbier is a busy gal these days. The queen bee of Maven Menswear is hard at work with her team doing what...

Fashion Arrives in the Big Easy

Fashion Week in New Orleans dresses the Crescent City in style For years I've salivated over Fashion Week in New York. The endless shows filling tents with the absolute first look at the very best in...

The never ending Tory

High end bags on super sale It's rare we blog about sales around here, but when there's a good one (I mean a real doozy), we've got to send out the IND Style bat signal. And just such a thing is...

Easter Best

Spring's freshest pieces for Easter Sunday Easter Sunday always was a special day around my house as a child. While other children waited with great anticipation for the onslaught of candy, it is true...

Cheap chic

First ever H&M store slated for Louisiana offering high-end fashion with low-end prices If you're a fashionista, you know about H&M. And there is no doubt you shall rejoice as this IND Styler...

Put a ring on it

Dian Malouf trunk show at kiki offers unique, bold design Like most art, you know a Dian Malouf ring when you see it. While it's hard to articulate exactly why that is, but a glimpse gives you...

Tops in Design

Lafayette designer competes in Fashion Week New Orleans Top Design Competition This time next week designer Nathan Walker will be preparing for his second competition at Fashion Week New Orleans. A...

Ask Amanda: Hiking boots with shorts

How dads can pass the fashion test (in comfort) While our first Ask Amanda fella wants to remain anonymous, no doubt there are other countless dads out there looking for ways to keep their look comfy...

Art, meet fashion

Student designers take unconventional approach for a show that's industriously done Monday night Acadiana Center for the Arts was filled with designs of a different color. With materials from the...

Double Duty

Versatile finds offer two unique looks in one piece Reversible wares are nothing new. But, they oft lacked much in the way of style. Much to my delight I found two clothing items in recent days at two...

Ask Amanda

Your style questions answered, your clothing queries put to rest. Here's the truth about fashion. It's ever changing. And what we see in national magazines is often aimed straight for 20-year-olds of...

Style done simply

Travel-friendly clothing line finds an unexpected home at Renaissance Market Renaissance Market isn't the first place I think of when it comes to fashion. Known for delectable pieces for the interior,...

Naturally done

Footwear takes a cue from nature come spring with materials both chic and earthy. We can all agree synthetic footwear never has been much of a thing of beauty. But, the newest in shoes gives a new...

Mad about you

Mad Hatters luncheon ladies create a symphony of style If you know anything about this IND Styler, you know I love a good hat. And so, it is no surprise that the Mad Hatters luncheon is an occasion I...

Trending now

The IND's early look at must-have pieces you'll wear right now (and for months to come) There are as many trends as there are opinions about this time of year. As we hop from chilly mornings to...

Style that sails

Forget your nautical pinafore, these mates are just the perfect blend of edge and prep. Growing up I don't think there was a year without at least one nautical ensemble. Giant crisp white collars on...

Industrious Dressing

This Stuller jewelry designer has a discerning eye for fashion. This Stuller jewelry designer has a discerning eye for fashion. By Amanda Bedgood Photo by Robin May Friday, March 1, 2013 Azeez Alli is...

Well pronounced

Sometimes less truly is more. Just ask Onezieme Mouton. Sometimes less truly is more. Just ask Onezieme Mouton. The Abbeville-born designer has created a line of bags that is at once simple and, yet,...

A Change of Hands

Coco Eros under new ownership. Coco Eros under new ownership. By Amanda Bedgood Friday, March 1, 2013 Emily Broussard has plans. The new owner of Coco Eros (well known for higher end clothing both...

Brand, New

Lafayette couples filling a niche in boys' clothing. Lafayette couples filling a niche in boys' clothing. By Amanda Bedgood Friday, March 1, 2013 A year and a half ago a discussion between two couples...

Black and white (and fabulous) all over

Inspired by trendsetter Marc Jacobs, black and white pieces are anything but black and white I am addicted to black clothing items in a way that's verging on unnatural. And so, any trend that welcomes...

On the fringe

Fall's enduring boho trend breaks into spring with a fresh new way to make hippie hip. There are trends that transcend season. Fringe is one of those. This fall I couldn't get enough of cognac...

The auction block

How one Lafayette retailer is changing the way we buy. This isn't Gina Babineaux's first rodeo. The Artesia veteran knows a thing or two about sales. And so, when she began a new endeavor we had to...

Oscar style shines

Stars run the gamut of style on the red carpet The Oscars are kind of our Super Bowl - the fashion lovers. And this year the ladies who love the stage didn't disappoint. There were a few surprises and...

Inspired by: iWatch

Fresh picked style with Apple's latest venture in mind When first I glimpsed the renderings for Apple's iWatch, it was a flash of Star Trek that crossed my mind. Sleek design by way of a more...

Slithering Style

Snake-inspired dressing from reptile prints to python necklaces slither into spring. Hi, I'm Amanda. I hate snakes. And I love reptile prints. There are few things this girl loves more than a sexily...

A change of hands

Coco Eros is under new ownership with a lot of new on the way Emily Broussard has plans. The new owner of Coco Eros (well known for higher end clothing both trendy and sophisticated) plans to keep...

Just for the fun of it

A new boutique opens in River Ranch promising 900 square feet of fun fashion. On Mainstreet in River Ranch a new store opened its doors. A boutique filled with fashion that's anything but serious. At...

Styles that satisfy: Hunger Games

The odds will be ever in your favor with these diverse pieces. Today we're feeling inspired by the franchise that launched current style crush Jennifer Lawrence into the pop culture stratosphere - The...

Easy pants

At last comfortable can be chic. In my family we have a long tradition of loving easy pants. I don't know if we made up the name or if everyone else calls them that, too. But, we love our easy pants....

Modern Romance

Our picks for Valentine's Day pieces that are as unique as you Today Valentine's Day arrived with likely far less fanfare than in other parts of the world. Around here we're still reeling from Mardi...

Heart full of love

Sweet pieces that pay homage to Valentine's Day now, cute enough to wear year round Valentine's Day full of pink and red and hearts - O, my! - is only a day away. And while we love all these lovely...

Grammys stay bare

When CBS told artists to cover it up for music's big night, most did anything but. Remember in high school when your parents were all like "don't wear that" and "don't listen to that...

Ladies in red

Luncheon with heart (and style) Each year the Go Red luncheon grows. The American Heart Association's signature event is filled with fabulous ladies decked in red. Red maxis and shifts and flirty...

Top of the top

Camalo named top 100 by Esquire F. Camalo is well-known around these parts for exquisite clothing. And it looks like it's known far from the borders of Acadiana as they rake in Esquire's Best in Class...

Style File: Funky Finds

Eclectic extras equal big style There are few things this IND Styler loves more than a statement piece - necklaces and earrings in particular. And so, I was enamored by the o-so funky necklaces I...

Couture on Congress

Designer Raoul Blanco opens studio Raoul Blanco never does things halfway. And so we are waiting with breath that is bated for the opening of his new studio on Congress. The longtime couture designer...

The Nontrad Tux

All's fair in love and formalwear As Mardi Gras season continues with a few fabulous balls left on the horizon, this IND Styler's eyes have turned to the less fair sex and what he'll be wearing....

Friday fashion roundup

A nod to the big game, big sales, cheap shoes I can't pretend to be much of a football fan. But, fashion? Fashion I love. And so, I thought perhaps there were a few ladies out there who love both. If...

Flirty Girl

This Valentine's Day, sexy gets cute. This Valentine's Day, sexy gets cute. By Amanda Bedgood Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 It's February and thoughts go to love (or at least a little lust) as we approach...

Green Light

Worldwide authority on color goes with a shade that flatters everyone for 2013. Worldwide authority on color goes with a shade that flatters everyone for 2013. By Amanda Bedgood Friday, Feb. 1,...

For the Love of Style

A fashion-forward duo finds love and a few hot looks. A fashion-forward duo finds love and a few hot looks. By Amanda Bedgood | photo by robin may Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 The Berthelots are a stylish...

The romance of easy beauty

Try a product that creates texture in hair like Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray. The unique spray gives hair a truly beachy feel and texture that's hard to replicate and works beautifully for a messy,...

Sexy and I know it. I think.

In the tradition of Valentine's Day, we ask locals what's sexy now. In the tradition of Valentine's Day, we ask locals what's sexy now. By Amanda Bedgood Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Beauty is in the eye of...

Parade of style

Catch beads in comfy, cute pieces Until now Mardi Gras madness has been about the balls. This weekend that all changes as Rio and Krewe de Chienes rolls (or barks in the case of the latter), which...

F. Camalo's Sleek New Space

Ferrari of men's clothing drives across the parking lot F. Camalo is a Lafayette institution. It's what happens after more than three decades offering high end menswear that balances the fine line of...

Red Carpet Mardi Gras

Real life beauty from Hollywood to Lafayette There's a beautiful coincidence I noticed while watching the SAG Awards Sunday evening. The Hollywood red carpet and Mardi Gras coincide giving us in...

Sweet sweet style

Demure, ladylike, lovely Love is in the air. Actually, more like chocolate. Or the love of chocolate, but all those heart shaped boxes filled with sweets remind us that Valentine's Day is fast...

When one store closes ...

Wa-Zoo doors shut, business stays afloat Lafayette's go-to downtown boutique may be closing its doors, but Wa-Zoo is actually still in business. When we saw 75 percent off clothes and fixtures for...

… A few of my favorite things

Must have pieces for now and later It's  no secret that I love style. It's a 24/7 kind of gig that goes far beyond the parameters of a job description. There's no 'off' button for it. And there are...

Native goes mellow

The bold attitude of native prints arrives for spring This spring (per our predictions) looks to be all about prints. Before you solid obsessors quit reading, we have some ways for you to do the print...

First Lady of Fashion

Michelle stuns in the world of style Michelle Obama's got style. In a world filled with a lot of pant suits (we're talking to you, Hillary) and a decidedly buttoned up attitude (we know, we know,...

Beauty Board: bangs

Shave years off with must have fringe There are a lot of important things going on today. Historic things. Big things. But today we're going to talk bangs. Blame Michelle Obama. Since she showed up...

Cheap/Chic

Great style, better prices This time of year the big fashion magazines shrink. They go from thick tomes barely able to cram into the mailbox to flimsy little things. But, the truth is that we don't...

The Pantone pick

The mother of color taps the year's must have hue This isn't the first IND Style post you've seen about green. But, this time we're taking things to a much deeper place than the mint that's been...

Fresh picked color

A slice of watermelon for spring The days are looming cold, dreary, wet. I've heard more than one person proclaim Lafayette has gone Seattle on us. There's something this IND Styler kind of loves...

Art and Fashion

UL grad brings a stroke of beauty to style Fashion is art around IND Style. But, when an artist of the brush (not the cloth) and a renown purveyor of fashion marry, what results is usually something...

Red Carpet Report: Style at the globes

Golden Globes kicks off a season of style What's black and white and red all over? The Golden Globes red carpet. Add a dash of shimmering nude hues and some cool pastels and you've about got the...

Style File: Spring Forward

Fresh spring looks to wear before the thaw There are some strange truths about the world of fashion. And one of those is that just as we are snuggling in our Uggs and snoods, the freshest pieces for...

Style File: Staying Power

Pieces you'll wear after the trends fade I may be a trend junkie. But, more than anything else I truly love timeless looks. Pieces that can be worn 239,834 ways for as long as the fabric holds up....

Envy approved

We give you the go ahead to turn green I've always loved the color green. Depending on the shade, it hasn't always felt the same about me. But, the newest variation of the hue is bold and welcoming...

Let the Madness Begin

Rio kicks off Mardi Gras I'll start with this simple disclaimer: I'm not from around these parts. It is for this reason perhaps Mardi Gras is still such a marvel to me. You see, where I come from...

Sharp dressed men

Predictions for him in 2013 We've been all about dressing you ladies for the new year. But, we all know you need a dapper dude by your side. (Best accessory ever.) And so, we turned to the experts to...

Accessory report

Hottest pieces for 2013 Yesterday we covered some of the basics of what you'll be wearing in 2013. Today, we set our eyes on the accessories. The extra somethings that make or break your look. From...

The Beauty of Balance

Natalie DeJean marries timeless and trend for a unique take on style. Photos by Robin May Natalie DeJean marries timeless and trend for a unique take on style. Photos by Robin May Natalie DeJean has a...

Beauty in Motion

Keep your look hot no matter how hot the workout. Photo Robin May Keep your look hot no matter how hot the workout. Photo Robin May Whether you're spinning on a bike, hitting the pavement or striking...

In Action

Clothes that move with you - however you like to move. Photos Robin May Clothes that move with you - however you like to move. Photos Robin May Say goodbye to sloppy sweats and dull yoga pants....

Native Woman

We've been talking a lot about color. We've been talking a lot about color. Bright, bold color that seems to be en vogue year round. But fear not if you're a fan of the neutrals and earth tones....

Queen Bee

After more than 40 years of design, Mignon Faget's still got it. After more than 40 years of design, Mignon Faget's still got it. Photo by Robin May. Mignon Faget is an artist. A living legend. A New...

Fashion forecast

New year, new style While people are busy hitting the gym, we know you fashionistas are making resolutions of great importance of the sartorial variety. And so, we called on the folks who truly know...

Style of 2012

Five Fav looks of the year There were a lot of major fashion moments this year. But, you're still trying to figure out what to wear tonight for New Year's Eve (read Friday's post for some perfect...

Shimmer into 2013

All new NYE looks There are few holidays that beg more desperately for a dash of sparkle or shimmer or shine than New Year's Eve. For as long as I can  remember, I eyed metallic-threaded sweaters and...

Ugg makeover

The tried and true boot gets a facelift I'll never forget the first time I saw a girl in Uggs. I was perplexed. They were like those wrinkly dogs that are so ugly they're cute. And then pretty soon...

Model call

Fashion Week New Orleans searches for models in Lafayette The folks over at Fashion Week New Orleans are on the hunt for a bevy of models across the Gulf Coast for the third annual Fashion Week slated...

Winter fresh

The tastiest color of all As we head into a weekend filled with merriment (or last  minute shopping if we're being honest here), dipping temps and egg nog galore, I was looking for a fresh take on the...

Style on the geaux

Ragin' fashion for the big game This IND Styler has been to her fair share of football games. As a gal in the south I've braved sweltering heat sunburns at the first kickoff and bundled up thicker...

Fit for the season

The best dressing for your shape Here's a truth anyone with an imperfect body knows (if you have a perfect body, just go along with us here and keep quiet): no matter how fabulous the dress, if it's...

Talk of the town

Gossip Girl goes out with a well-dressed bang As a person unashamedly obsessed with all things style, I find that wardrobe plays more of a part than it should in my viewing choices. Perhaps that was...

Style File: Four fab finds

The best in dressing (and gifting) now We're always on the hunt for the wearable and wild over here at IND Style. And while we know it's gift giving that should be on our minds, there are many a party...

The New Native

Aztec-inspired prints and earth tones for daywear Native inspired pieces are one of the easiest ways to take a neutral ensemble to a trend worthy place. An all black outfit with a sweater like the...

Pretty pastels

Ice cream cool hues for frosty temps I've always loved pastels in winter. Lavender pea coats, pink boucle skirts, silky mint blouses. And while bright bright hues have ruled from summer through fall...

Lazy (busy) Girl's Guide: Dirty hair revived

Two must have tools for the busy beauty lover I'm busy. And so are you. (If you're a lady of leisure who can spend hours grooming your hair each day, don't tell me. I'll find it difficult to like you...

Silver Bell Soiree style

Jewel tones rule holiday Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic supporters were a colorful bunch as they gathered for Silver Bell Soiree at the Hilton. We spotted a few ladies in red, a fantastic...

Style File: In the saddle

Equestrian style for every day I am obsessed with riding boots. That's where it started. I would never claim to have knowledge on any level about the equestrian realm. But, style. Style, I know. And...

Lazy (busy) Girl's Guide: Fashionista

Statement making pieces without the effort Here's the trick to looking like a fashionista. Pick one piece. Just one. If you're a fearless mixer who likes to pile on the trends, we applaud you. But,...

StreetStyle

Mariah Louviere wears one of the season's must have new shapes the peplum. Mariah Louviere wears one of the season's must have new shapes the peplum. Paired with on trend cobalt pencil skirt, her...

Black and white and partying all over

Christmas Party that's anything but a drag When we got our invite for Richard Young's Christmas Party, our eyes went first to the drag race theme. Drag race? However is an IND Styler supposed to find...

Non-stop Style

You can look fabolous in a day-to-night dress. Click here to download a...

Coming Up Roses

Traditional gold goes pink Traditional gold goes pink photos by Robin May There are strong opinions about mixing gold and silver. (We say never fear an unexpected mix.) But a new hue has entered the...

Lessons from Kevyn

The master of makeup was as famous for his ability to transform women as he was for his talent to make women look just like themselves - only better. The master of makeup was as famous for his ability...

The Glamourous Life

Sisters Erica Courtney and Cezanne Nails believe style is something that matters, and yet is often without intent. Sisters Erica Courtney and Cezanne Nails believe style is something that matters, and...

Boldly Go

Fearless and creative, Hannah Simmons proves fashion is about being independent. Fearless and creative, Hannah Simmons proves fashion is about being independent. Photos by Robin May Hannah Simmons'...

Lessons from Kevyn

The master of makeup was as famous for his ability to transform women as he was for his talent to make women look just like themselves - only better. The master of makeup was as famous for his ability...

Runway Reality: Honey Bee

From McQueen to Mignon, beekeepers equal sweet style We love some sweet style and the honeycombs all over Mignon Faget were just the kind of unique fashion forward thing we love over here at IND...

Style File: Merry and (very) Bright

Bright accessories usher in the holiday season This time of year one of the easiest ways to look utterly holiday lies in your accessory choices. And while we love traditional holiday wares, we've...

Opening done grand

Mignon Faget brings sweet design to Lafayette Mignon Faget is kind of impressive. Both the brand and the woman. Last night the fifth Mignon Faget store and first in Lafayette welcomed folks to...

Trunk Shows at kiki

Two amazing collections in one week The ever fabulous ladies of kiki are rolling out not one, but two trunk shows this week. The first of which is Pomellato (with cocktails at 5 p.m.) tomorrow. The...

Style File: Merry and (very) Bright

Bright accessories usher in the holiday season This time of year one of the easiest ways to look utterly holiday lies in your accessory choices. And while we love traditional holiday wares, we've...

Style File: Food lover friendly dressing

The best in holiday dressing post (too much) turkey day Now that we have a few extra pounds of holiday goodness on our hips and we've survived Black Friday, it's time to get down to some festive...

Thrifty threads: Maven $20 Tuesday

Forget Black Friday, Maven Menswear rolling out sale now While you're prepping for all those Black Friday deals (come back here later in the week to hear about the latest local local local deals on...

Exotic, exquisite Erica

Jewelry designer Erica Courtney brings dazzling gems to kiki Last week, Erica Courtney brought some extraordinary pieces to her trunk show at kiki. The woman who hales from Acadiana speaks of how her...

Sparkle and fur rule Palates

Palates and Pâté is a sea of shimmering neutrals and creative black Thursday night The Victorian was filled with delicious eats and incredible art for Acadiana Outreach's annual fete. But, at IND...

Shopping: auction style

Palates and Pate rolls out amazing auction pieces There are few events that marry art and eats the way Palates and Pate' does year after year. And this year promises to be no different as Jill Johnson...

Get local (and get free coffee)

Shop Local Acadiana kicks off holiday season On Friday, the business owners of Shop Local Acadiana are kicking off the holiday season with a 'thank you' to patrons in the way of free coffee and...

Drop dead gorgeous

Award winning jewelry designer slated for kiki trunk show Lafayette native and jewelry designer to the stars Erica Courtney is rolling out her latest collection in more than your average trunk show....

Style File: Rockin'

Fall finds for the rocker in you I'm happy to report that the rocker girl vibe is alive and well. Among my absolute favorite sartorial choices, the rock and roll fashionista is easy to pull off in...

Mr. Clarke weighs in on Washington

Local couturier envisions inaugural gown When Michelle Obama took to the inaugural stage four years ago she sent a little known designer into the stratosphere. Her Jason Wu chiffon one-shoulder was a...

Momma's girls

The Obama girls bring winning style on dad's winning night As Barack Obama took to the stage to welcome another four years in the White House, most of you were thinking about healthcare and the...

Incumbent style

Four more years of Michelle Obama's signature style In honor of election results, we're tipping our hats to the First Lady's style choices in the last four years and looking forward to four more years...

The French Connection

Inspiration from Hemline's French Connection Pop Up Shop Today through Sunday the ladies at Hemline will have a French Connection Pop Up Shop with some of the latest and greatest from a brand that...

Brand new brand

New apparel line launched from Lafayette There are few good ideas that come in the wake of a hangover. But, Joel Hebert knows there's an exception to this rule. The creator of Southern Apparel...

Shoe Fits Grand (Re)Opening

New owner takes the helm of local shoe store Elizabeth Haik Johnson put her best foot (and shoe) forward recently during the grand (re)opening of Shoe Fits. The lovely Lafayette lady (who happens to...

Eye of the Beholder

Local artist finds beauty in the Omo Valley. Local artist finds beauty in the Omo Valley. By Amanda Bedgood November 2012 Cezanne Nails appreciates irony. And beauty. Perhaps it's why she found...

Color Graduates

Low maintenance hair color that's on trend Low maintenance hair color that's on trend By Amanda Bedgood November 2012 In the world of hair color, there are few trends that are truly low maintenance....

Color Graduates

Low maintenance hair color that's on trend Low maintenance hair color that's on trend By Amanda Bedgood November 2012 In the world of hair color, there are few trends that are truly low maintenance....

Mama's Girl

Prissy Wilson's fashion sense is broad, but it points back to a singular inspiration. Prissy Wilson's fashion sense is broad, but it points back to a singular inspiration. By Amanda Bedgood Photos by...

Mais, that's Louisiana

Clever accessories inspired by nature. Clever accessories inspired by nature. By Amanda Bedgood November 2012 Jewelry pieces influenced by Cajun country are not hard to find. But ones with a truly...

Living, in Color

The beautiful balance of bold hues at home The beautiful balance of bold hues at home by Amanda Bedgood ~ PHotos by Robin May November 2012 Hope Hebert loves color. Really, really loves color. In...

Blushing brides

Biel's blushing bridal choice. Is she 'in'? Jessica Biel has fantastic style. A woman to watch on the red carpet, Biel also tends to nail the everyday look and stay on the edge of beauty trends while...

Lazy (busy) girl's guide: Hollywood Halloween

The best in leading lady costumes on the fly Halloween is here and chances are unless you want to be a naughty nurse, the costumes are pretty picked over. Inspired by a Lucky Magazine online roundup...

Fall style file

Picks for great style this week There are few things that motivate me to make some changes in the closet like a change in weather. And so this weekend when the temps dipped I was digging through those...

Make me over

Makeup artist to the stars brings lessons to Lafayette ladies There's a dirty little secret I have. I put on my makeup in the car. (There are a lot of stop lights and stop signs near my house and in...

Phantom Gala dressing

Trend spotting at March of Dimes event March of Dimes' annual Phantom Gala featuring a bevy of local chefs decidedly lightened things up this year. In lieu of red red roses as year's past, tabletops...

The final (fashion) debate

Donna Reed-inspired dresses ruled Romney and Obama ladies Stylists for Michelle Obama and Ann Romney must be in cahoots or perhaps they both knew the final presidential debate called for sartorial...

Vamping it up

Vampire's Ball brings out the beautiful undead The undead had a strongly beating pulse Saturday night as they filled The Victorian for The Vampire's Ball. The fete from Deanna Head of Unitech Training...

Attention: Sharp dressed men

F. Camalo host to three trunk shows Wednesday The dashingly dressed dudes (and ladies) of F. Camalo will have even more sharp dressed options come Wednesday during a trunk show that includes three of...

Dressing that's anything but a sin

Saints and Sinners brings out the fearless dressers I love a good masquerade bash. And I got two on Saturday night. Back to back. Each deserving of their own blog. And so we begin with our first stop...

Dancing the night away

Dancing with the Stars brings the glitz, the glamour and the dough for Sacred Heart To say the first Dancing with the Stars to benefit the Schools of the Sacred Heart was a smash would be an...

Dancing with the Stars

Local dancers bring the moves to heated competition Tonight nine couples will take the stage at the Frem Boustany Convention Center in a competition that's getting awfully serious for something that's...

Politics go pretty in pink

Whether right or left, pink ladies ruled the presidential debate There are few things more dreaded than arriving somewhere in the same dress. But, combine the starkly differing shapes and the...

Ombre hair

Low maintenance meets fashion forward Few things are worse in the world of hair than roots. And so, it is with great surprise I applaud the continuing ombre trend. The key, you see, with ombre is that...

Feet First

Fall footwear brings new shapes, unexpected details and fierce attitude. Fall footwear brings new shapes, unexpected details and fierce attitude. The latest shapes in fall footwear bring the downtown...

Perfectly Undone Fishtail braids make a splas

Hair once reserved for casual days at the beach has found its way onto runways and red carpets for a look that's effortlessly chic and utterly youthful. Hair and makeup by Sabrina , be. Salon Model:...

Mr. Fabulous

Couture finds a home in Lafayette. Photo by Robin May Designer Raoul Blanco herds his "divas" backstage during the ASO's Hitting the Haute Note fundraiser. Lafayette has had a lot of...

IND Style trend spotting

Easy trends from the IND Style Awards The IND's first style awards this week brought out some major fashion moments. Frankly, there aren't many events that allow for such fashion forward dressing. And...

Standing room only

IND Style Awards promise to bring out the style mavens Tonight is the night. The night. The IND Style Awards. An event years in the making in terms of concept and months of hard work in terms of...

In style for INDSTYLE

Tickets going fast for the year's fashion event One week from today The IND rolls out a fashion event like Lafayette has never experienced and we advise you buy your tickets now. Think I'm being a bit...

Hot night in the city

Fashion's Night Out brings out the style mavens to Main Street in River Ranch. Fashion's Night Out was a hot affair (and not just in temperature). The stores on Main Street in River Ranch opened their...

Knotting Hill changes hands

The River Ranch boutique known for its Michael Kors selections and eclectic blend of clothing under new ownership. Amy Lewis, left, with new Knotting Hill owner Emily Clark. Lewis, who still owns Shoe...

Street Style

Sarah Dake, a UL student and style maven, in a Viereck dress in a tribal print with a slouchy cardi and flat sandals. Her look, head to toe Vanessa V. Boutique, is light enough for late summer and...

Fashion Q&A:

Ladylike There's something utterly refreshing about Emily Babineaux. She is that rare expert in dressing who manages to look at once classic and yet completely on trend. And it's no wonder with...

Blue Hue

Rich, vibrant and utterly cool, cobalt blue is appearing in offerings head to toe come fall. (Marc Jacobs handbag, $1,295, is from kiki.) Rich, vibrant and utterly cool, cobalt blue is appearing in...

Boys Club

Dressed up menswear means suiting fabrics in pencil skirts and shorts, an easy pair of boyfriend jeans for the weekend and a bold pair of slippers, loafers or oxfords that are as comfortable as they...


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