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Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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Best look of 2011 3/28/11

Kristy Kurjan - March 28th, 2011
Best Look for 2011? Hint: chances are it’s your favorite style…
By Kristy Kurjan
When you pick up a copy of Northern Express, do you flip directly to the
“My Style” article to check out the featured style that week? For many of
us fashionistas, this is a ritual that brings delight. The outfits
featured are uniquely the individual’s own, proving that fashion can be
both diverse and playful. It brings a smile to our faces and sometimes
leaves us shouting, “I want that!”
So, which trend is claiming this year’s throne of Northern Michigan’s Best
Look? Top honors goes to a style that is summed up in two words: Casual
Chic.
Casual Chic is an understated glamour that is effortless yet demands
attention. It is a great pair of jeans paired with a fitted blazer, a
cotton t-shirt and a statement necklace. It is the sparkly touch on an
otherwise basic handbag. Casual Chic is not just a look but an idea that
defines our region’s sense of fashion. With a relaxed yet polished tone,
it is everything we love for 2011.
We called upon Traverse City’s Rebecca Kass to model the Casual Chic
style. In her dark
pants, simple cami and relaxed fit blazer she personifies northern
elegance. No doubt, once our cameras started shooting, her confidence took
center stage.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
The main ingredients that compile a Casual Chic ensemble are a flattering
pair of denims, a flowing top and a beautiful accessory. Additional
options include a fitted jacket or a bold scarf.
It is not expensive, but looks like it is. Take the style from day to
night by wearing a statement piece of jewelry -- add a necklace, earrings
or
set of bracelets, but not all at once. Don’t overload on accessories, due
to the relaxed nature of
the look.
Most important of all, be comfortable. The style is equally about the
outfit itself as the ease of wearing it.
“As a realtor, I need to be comfortable and presentable because I am
running around all the time,” explains Kass. “I usually wear flats and a
lot of cotton!”
We are inspired by Casual Chic’s ability to transition with the seasons,
from winter to spring without skipping a beat. Wondering if the
thermometer read 30 or 60 degrees today? With this dynamic outfit, layers
are always an option. Throw a lightweight jacket over a flouncy top for
chilly nights. Have a bright spring scarf on deck at all times, tie it
around your handbag for a taste of color when not in use.
Congratulations to Casual Chic for taking top honor as our Best Look for
2011. And to all of the stylish readers of Northern Express -- we look
forward to the coming year of intriguing styles and fashionable fun!


 
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