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Letters 12-14-2014

Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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Color Your Closet!

Kristi Kurjan - April 9th, 2012  

VIBRANT JEANS

Colorful denim is an extension of the color-blocking trend that cannot be overlooked. For those who are going to splurge on only one item this spring make it a pair of colorful skinny jeans.

Even in brilliant hues, the tailored denim is still low-key. And don’t be afraid of going bold.

“I couldn’t be more excited about colored jeans being back in style,” said MacKenzie Bickel of Traverse City, who just purchased a pair of green tailored denim jeans.

“Without a doubt, they’ll be a staple piece for my color-blocking styles or just a statement for the simplest of outfits.”

Edgy Prints & Shapes

Take the bright trend a step further with colorful yet edgy prints. These fabrics encompass stylish prints including chevrons, florals, geometric shapes, and futuristic patterns.

“Colored prints are flooding the fashion world right now,” said Bickel. “Whether it be a hand bag, dress, or an eye catching top, the print allows me to show a little personality in my everyday wear.”

Look for feminine dresses in this season’s high-low hemline silhouette which has a high cut front hemline with a lower cut back hemline. The lightweight look is whimsical and flattering on most body types.

PASTEL HUES

Feeling more beautiful than bold? This spring’s sweet pastels are shades of sky, sorbets, and mint.

Their feminine appeal is low key and comes in light weight fabrics, perfect for the day or night.

Pastel needn’t mean boring. Soft shades and creamy neutrals feel flirty when paired with wispy fabrics and pleats. Looking chic never felt so good!

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