Lettuce Announces 2019 New England Summer Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Lettuce has revealed a number of 2019 summer tour dates throughout New England.Lettuce will open up their seven-night run of shows with a performance at Plymouth, NH’s Flying Monkey on July 16th, followed by a stop at Westerly, RI’s Paddy’s Beach Club on July 19th, and a previously announced appearance at Jay, VT’s Jeezum Crow Festival on July 20th. The band will continue with a two-night run at Nantucket, MA’s Chicken Box on July 23rd and 24th; Beverly, MA’s The Cabot on July 25th; and Portland, ME’s State Theatre on July 26th.A fan pre-sale for Lettuce’s newly announced shows is currently underway here. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 22nd.For more information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Lettuce’s website.Lettuce 2019 New England Summer Tour Dates:7/16 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey7//19 – Westerly, RI – Paddy’s Beach Club7/20 – Jay, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival7/23 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken Box7/24 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken Box7/25 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot7/26 – Portland, ME – State TheatreView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Evidence of greatness

first_imgIn the entrance to Harvard Law School’s Langdell Hall is a marble statue of long-ago professor Joseph Story, who is reputed to have saved legal studies at the University from an early demise. Only one student was enrolled at the Law School for the 1828-29 academic year. Story himself — who arrived in August 1829 as the first Dane Professor of Law — claimed there were none. At the time, Harvard Law School (HLS) — founded in 1817 — was barely a decade old.So it is for a good reason that generations of students have rubbed the forward left toe of the marble statue for luck. Without Story, a charismatic teacher and a sitting Supreme Court judge, the story of Harvard’s school of law — so celebrated today — would have been a short one.This fall, visitors to Langdell Hall have an opportunity to take a deeper look at the professor who saved a School. “A Storied Legacy: Correspondence and Early Writings of Joseph Story” is an exhibit of letters and manuscripts on display through Dec. 7 in the Harvard Law School Library’s Caspersen Room. (The room is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.)Viewers can read a few original letters in Story’s neat, compact hand. The missives relate to the law, but spill over into political commentary. “We are falling on evil times,” the jurist wrote in 1837 to John Pittman, a Rhode Island judge. “I greatly fear we are approaching a dissolution of the union … if our present state of hostile feeling continues.” It was a prescient look at the coming Civil War — but Story was already an old hand at the underlying issue, having delivered an anti-slavery speech in 1820.Viewers can read a few original letters in Story’s neat, compact hand. The missives relate to the law, but spill over into political commentary.Exhibit-goers can also look at two open pages from an astonishing enterprise he began in 1808, while still in his 20s: a digest of items from American and international law. It came at a time when — as one scholar wrote — Story was eager to describe “an autonomous science of law.” In the tiniest of script, the future jurist summarizes precedents, doctrines, opinions, and statutes under headings like “Admiralty,” “Poor,” “Slaves,” and “Merchant.”Story drew on the three resulting volumes, completed in 1812, for the rest of his life. They were a touchstone for his prolific legal writing. (By the time of his death, Story — a best-seller in his day — was making $10,000 a year just from his books.)The Caspersen Room exhibit, in two long glass cases, is modest. But it is a material entry point to a much larger collection, the Joseph Story Digital Suite. Internet visitors can’t rub a statue’s marble toe, or peer at the reality of Story’s precise handwriting. But they can access the three-volume digest of law he labored over until a year after joining the Supreme Court in 1811, at age 32. (Story was the youngest judge ever to be named, a record that still stands.)The digital suite also includes Story’s official papers (1796-1845) and his 21-year correspondence with Pittman, a federal district court judge. That fruitful spate of letters offers a rare glimpse into the workings of these early federal courts. (In Story’s time, Supreme Court justices oversaw these courts, and rode the circuit twice a year. Story’s circuit included Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island — states he used as laboratories of legal reform, according to the exhibit.)There are other digitized images of Story in the suite too — from the Art and Visual Materials Collection at the Harvard Law Library, from Special Collections at the Harvard Fine Arts Library, and from the Portrait and Clock Collections at the Harvard Art Museums.Rare books curator Karen S. Beck, manager of the library’s Historical & Special Collections, assembled the digital suite, along with Curator of Digital Collections Margaret S. Peachy. The two look forward to the Story digital suite growing — augmented by a reader community that adds tags, transcriptions, and personal collections of Story-related material.  (The creation of the digital suite is also credited to Steve Chapman, project manager, Digital Lab; Andy Silva, Web developer; Lindsay Dumas, digital projects assistant; and Ed Moloy, curator of modern manuscripts.)Still, the exhibit — with its real paper and ink and red stains from sealing wax — has power. If you go, look to the left of the cases to see a Gilbert Stuart portrait of a very young Joseph Story. Most images of him show a bespectacled and balding older man. Stuart seizes a moment when Story looks brash and athletic, and has a full, smooth, ruddy face and a strong jaw.The exhibit — with its real paper and ink and red stains from sealing wax — has power. If you go, look to the left of the cases to see a Gilbert Stuart portrait of a very young Joseph Story. Most images of him show a bespectacled and balding older man. Stuart seizes a moment when Story looks brash and athletic, and has a full, smooth, ruddy face and a strong jaw.It was painted not long after Story went through the fire of legal studies himself — a period he recalled with horror. Story graduated from Harvard College in 1798 and moved back to his native Marblehead, Mass., to read the law with a practitioner. He broke his head on “Coke on Littleton,” the first volume of a stodgy but seminal 17th-century legal treatise on the common law by Sir Edward Coke, who was hardly known as a stylist. “I took it up,” recalled Story in an autobiographical sketch, “and after trying it day after day with very little success I set myself down and wept bitterly.”Story was admitted to the bar in 1801, but fancied himself a poet as well as a lawyer. The two sides converged in “The Power of Solitude” (1804), a two-part poem with careful summaries and copious footnotes.Luckily for Harvard, Story fell in love with the law. A motto over the mantelpiece in the grand Caspersen Room gets to the core of the Story story, and the power the past can still have in the present. Ironically, it’s from the pen of Sir Edward Coke. “Out of the ould fields,” he wrote, “must spring and grow the new corne.”An engraving of Joseph Story by John Cheney.last_img read more

Students reflect on Fr. Ted’s achievements

first_imgPhoto courtesy of the University archives For the students who met him, University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh was a powerful and memorable presence.Sophomore Andrew Lehmer met Hesburgh, who died Thursday at the age of 97, during his freshman year after attending a Latino retreat.“It was crazy how impactful his presence was,” Lehmer said. “You could sense every word meant something bigger.”Lehmer said he asked the former University president, civil rights activist, diplomat and priest what he could do to make his own life as meaningful as Hesburgh’s.“He told me ‘be a good Catholic,’” he said. “Obviously, that can be taken a lot of ways, but I’m trying to figure it out by actively pursuing the faith and keeping what he said in the back of my mind.”Sophomore Mary White, the president of Pasquerilla East Hall (PE), said a group of PE residents were supposed to meet with Hesburgh on Thursday afternoon. She said the dorm-wide response to the invitation to see Hesburgh was so overwhelming that the coordinators limited the visit to upperclassmen, though the meeting was eventually cancelled.To meet Hesburgh was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, White said.“It served as an integral Notre Dame experience,” she said. “It was something you would go on to tell your children about.”Junior Diego Valenzuela visited Hesburgh with his section of Stanford Hall last year, to talk with Hesburgh and hear his stories.“Just being in his presence was just unbelievable because this man has accomplished so much and done so many great things for Notre Dame and the United States and Catholics everywhere,” Valenzuela said.Late in his life, Hesburgh lost most of his sight as well as most of his mobility, but his mind remained sharp and his speaking powerful. Junior Jesse Hamilton said each time Hesburgh spoke to his ROTC class, he would be slowly led onstage.“It was such a slow, ginger process to get him up to the podium, and as soon as he spoke, he spoke with such clarity and sharpness,” Hamilton said. “It was incredible just to see how all of his mind was there and all the love he had for us. Any words that came out of his mouth, you knew were genuine, and just the couple times I met him, he inspired me to be the best Christian I can be, the best leader I can be. He will be greatly missed.”But for all his accomplishments — as a University president, as a leader in civil rights and Catholic education — and gravitas, students were struck by his congeniality and concern for each individual student.Junior Anthony Barrett also visited Hesburgh with his section from Stanford Hall. Barrett said the former president asked for each person’s name, hometown and major.“He would say something kind to each person,” Barrett said. “He’s done so much for us as a school, on a large level, and he also still took the time to get to know people on an individual level. That’s the kind of person that we should all aspire to be.”Junior Paul Coletti said he first met Hesburgh in front of the library named for him during a scavenger hunt in his freshman orientation weekend. Hesburgh stopped and spoke with the group.Later, Colletti became a University tour guide. During a tour Thursday, the day Hesburgh died, he told a group about Hesburgh’s accomplishments.“I told the girl who I was touring about how students are sometimes even called up to read to him, if they’re studying on the upper floors of the library, and she turned to her dad, and she was like, ‘I want to come here,’” he said. “… Little did I know.“He was a great University president. He was probably the closest thing to a living saint that I ever was in a picture with and shook hands with. He was certainly good for the University, but also good for Catholics everywhere.”Many students who never met Hesburgh also felt his influence. Junior Erin Bishop said in the days after his death, she kept thinking about his decision to make Notre Dame co-educational.“Without him, none of us would be here,” she said. “There would be no women here. That thought just keeps going through my head, you know? Without him, this wouldn’t be my life, and this is such a big part of my life. The University is really going to miss him. And I hope that they choose to celebrate his life rather than mourn his loss.”Junior Bryan Ricketts, student body president-elect, said he went to the 13th floor of the library after Hesburgh’s death to see his office. He said Hesburgh was instrumental in making Notre Dame co-ed and a premier research institution, and he looks to him for inspiration as a leader.“I hadn’t had the chance to speak to him after being elected; it was something I was hoping to do with the team,” Ricketts said. “He’s such an inspiration and left such a legacy.”Freshman Gabriel Gaspar never got the chance to meet Hesburgh, but when he heard of his death Thursday, he, like dozens of other students, headed to the Grotto to pay his respects.“He’s really affected a lot of people here,” he said. “Everyone I talk to, like my first week here, Fr. Hesburgh came up, like, ‘you should definitely meet him.’ He’s someone who can change your life. He’s someone who truly represents Notre Dame and really brings the meaning of it to this entire school.”Grotto candles were rearranged to spell “TED,” and people left a cigar and notes in candle holders. The gathering at the Grotto on Thursday also included an impromptu rendition of the Alma Mater. Freshman Will Lederer, who attended the event, said Hesburgh inspired a sense of community among Notre Dame students.“For the six months I’ve been here, I don’t think I’ve felt this way yet,” Letterer said. “Just the community, the service and the gratitude we owe Fr. Hesburgh, and the outpouring of support is just truly inspiring. It’s really heartwarming. I’m glad I was here.”Tags: Remembering Father Hesburgh, Student reactionslast_img read more

Saint Mary’s women reflect on participating in Notre Dame Pom Squad

first_imgThe Notre Dame men’s basketball team cinches another victory. The fans are cheering, the student section goes wild and the band belts out a song of success. On and off the court, people wrap their arms around one another and begin to sway in anticipation of singing the alma mater.This celebratory gathering is tradition, as is having performances by the Notre Dame Pom Squad. Singing the alma mater is one of Saint Mary’s sophomore Claire Holman’s favorite things about being on the Notre Dame Pom Squad, she said.“We get to stand in front of everyone, and it’s having the whole team behind us and the student section in front of us,” Holman said. “Everyone’s there. The band’s there and cheer’s next to us. It’s a cool feeling, everyone coming together and singing those words. That’s a little part of it, but I love that.”Though the team is based at Notre Dame, it has members from both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. The Pom Squad performs at men’s basketball home games, football pep rallies and other community events, Holman said.Senior Hannah Hoody said in an email friends and family members encouraged her to try out for the team, and has been a member for three years.“This opportunity is a privilege since we are a student-run club who is allowed the chance to perform and cheer on the Irish during sporting events,” she said. “It is also an opportunity to continue dancing throughout college. It’s also an amazing opportunity to make new friends and become close with your team members allowing you to form friendships that last forever.”It is these friendships that make being on the team exciting senior Becca Gunter said. Even though this is Gunter’s first year on the team, she said she has already made lasting friendships through the squad.“(My favorite thing about the team) is how close all of us are,” Gunter said. “There’s 11 of us, and we’re having practice three or four times a week and dancing at all of the games together. We all are doing what we love, and we’re getting to do it together.”Holman said it was through another friendship that she heard about the Pom Squad. After hearing about the team, she said she knew it was a team she wanted to be part of.“I first knew about it from my friend in high school who’s on it,” Holman said. “I was on dance team in high school with her, and I loved it so much. I loved the idea of a team and everything. When I knew they had something like that at Notre Dame that let Saint Mary’s girls be on it, I was like, ‘I need to be on this team.’”Holman said she has made lasting relationships through the team and encourages anyone who is thinking about trying out this semester to do so.“It’s seriously one of the best teams I’ve ever been on,” she said. “It is a lot, but practice, going to it, it doesn’t feel like a practice. It feels like all of us hanging out, doing what we love. It’s so fun. I love it so much. Anyone really should try out for it. Poms is the best.”Tags: Dance, nd pom squad, Notre Dame, Pom Squad, poms, Saint Mary’s dance teamlast_img read more

Senate examines finances, passes resolutions

first_imgStudent government vice president Patrick McGuire — who also chairs the student senate at its weekly meetings — has tried to let the senators themselves guide the meetings this year. The more self-guided senate has been prolific in passing resolutions.“Last year, there were a total [of] 33 resolutions,” McGuire said. “But we’ve already passed 31 this year, and it’s only halfway through the term. That just shows the work the senators are putting in, and I believe at this time last year, there had been about nine to 10 resolutions.”A large chunk of these resolutions were significant in their effects, McGuire said. Senate has passed resolutions on a wide range of topics this year.“The senators have done a really good job focusing on big issues too,” McGuire said. “So whether that’s writing resolutions and passing resolutions providing feedback on University decisions, like the residence policies rolled out in the spring, meeting with administrators or even policy changes, like constitutionally requiring GreeNDot for newly enumerated leaders.”There hasn’t been one particular focus of the senate this year, but a few topics in particular have been discussed in more depth than others. In particular, financial issues over the summer culminated in the cancellation of the Midnight Express and has led to a focus on financial reform and more accountability standards for the student union.“When the decision was made to cancel the Midnight Express, we realized that the past two student administrations hadn’t budgeted for it which actually caused a $30,000 debt at the end of last term,” McGuire said. “[This] led me and Karen Kennedy, our advisor [to the senate], to think about what are the accountability standards for student government and for student organizations as a whole, and why are we able to kind of go $30,000 into debt and have no consequences?”The senate met this semester with senior Christine Arcoleo, the student union treasurer, in at least four different meetings to either go over the finances of the student union, how the Financial Management Board works and the best way to go about implementing accountability standards.“Christine’s presentations on people over- or under-spending their budgets showed us that there’s just as much of a problem with people over-spending as under-spending, which then led to the resolution creating more robust accountability standards,” McGuire said.Many of the subjects the senate discussed this year have been taken up by other departments in the student union, such as the Midnight Express and issues related to new residential policies.One other major field the senate worked on this year involved gender relations. The senate passed legislation requiring GreeNDot training for all leaders, and McGuire hopes they will work on reforming the nondiscrimination clause.In the future, McGuire hopes senators will work more in smaller groups that focus on particular subjects that interest them and their dorm communities. He would also like the senate to provide more feedback on the administration.“What I would really want for next semester is for individual senators to identify particular areas that they’re passionate about, and work with other senators to make those policy like goals a reality,” McGuire said. “I would love to see continued feedback on things that the administration is doing … and on other campus events or policy changes, but I also think that having the senate provide feedback on things that student government is doing.” The student senate this year has done a good job fine-tuning a lot of the smaller issues with the Constitution and student union as a whole. They passed two pieces of significant legislation — requiring officials to undergo GreeNDot training and reforming financial accountability. However, the senate has been slow to address ongoing issues such as residential policies and recent protests about parietals and hate speech on campus. After examining these issues, they have instead elected to allow other bodies address these problems. As people will move on from one issue to the next, trying to address issues in a reasonable amount of time is paramount to maintaining institutional momentum.Grade: B+Tags: ND student senate, Patrick McGuire, Student Government Insider 2019last_img read more

German transmission operator 50Hertz begins planning for 100% renewable energy grid

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:German transmission system operator 50Hertz has launched an economic and climate initiative aiming to draw 100 per cent of the electricity delivered from renewable sources by 2032.50Hertz supplies eastern German states and the city states of Berlin and Hamburg with electricity. The TSO is in charge of developing and operating the offshore transmission grid in the German Baltic Sea.Currently, the company’s share of renewable energy in the mix is 60 per cent. It has launched the new initiative under the slogan: ”From 60 to 100 by 2032: for an economy with prospects”.To achieve this, 50Hertz will utilise new approaches to system operation, carry out consistent digitisation of the integration of an increasingly volatile electricity supply, and participate in innovative models of sector coupling to generate heat and produce hydrogen from “green” power.50Hertz CEO Stefan Kapferer said: “The transformation of our electric power supply has entered a new phase. Today’s parallel existence of a conventional fossil generation system and an energy system based on renewable sources is coming to an end. Wind and solar energy must be able to provide ancillary services in the future. We are determined to drive this transition forward, but now with new and full speed. This way, 50Hertz sends a clear signal, not only regarding climate policy, but also and especially to industry policy makers: more and more companies know that renewables are the future, and they want to align their energy supply accordingly. We want to and will support this process.”[Adnan Durakovic]More: 50Hertz goes all-in on renewables German transmission operator 50Hertz begins planning for 100% renewable energy gridlast_img read more

Do these three things if your last strategic planning session was a bust

first_imgDone correctly, your next strategic planning session should leave your board and leadership team on a major high. Goals will have been set, obstacles discussed, and plans for overcoming those obstacles put in place. Action items will be listed, each item with an accountable owner and due date. With all those details in order, everyone should be excited about the next 12 months.When you return, the entire credit union team, from the C Suite to the teller line, should know the goals and be filled with motivation and optimism. Unfortunately, that’s where many strategic plans stop. Fires come up, distractions happen, and daily tasks become more of a priority than strategy. That’s why the days and weeks following a strategic planning session are critical for keeping forward momentum.Here are three ways we can help you maintain that progress and excitement, keep your strategic plan at the top of everyone’s minds, and ensure action items are being accomplished to achieve your goals:Define OwnersDuring a strategic planning event with YMC, we will outline action items, owners, and due dates. While we think it’s best for the entire leadership team to attend the planning session, we understand that sometimes specific owners or key team members who will execute specific action items can’t be present at the event. In those instances, it’s essential to gather all of the key leaders and stakeholders immediately after the planning session and review the goals and action items with them. This allows you to get their buy-in and helps them understand their role in ensuring your credit union’s success. This meeting should result in one shared vision among the entire team and create an environment where everyone understands what is expected. After that meeting has taken place, keep your strategic planning papers in a highly visible place where they can provide a daily reminder of the vision and serve as an accountability reminder for the owners of the action items.Prioritize Transparency and VisibilityBe transparent about progress, regardless the status of each initiative. If you post your vision and action items where they can be seen on a daily basis, you’ll have no problem measuring progress. The strategic plan should be discussed in every leadership meeting and every board meeting. When action items are accomplished, celebrate the wins. If action items aren’t completed on time, dig deeper to determine what kept that initiative from being successfully achieved. You might find that there is additional work that needs to be done, and you have to hit pause on an action item. Then again, you might find a leader who is task saturated, which means you need to address job descriptions. In other cases, you may be able to identify a weak link on your team, one that requires immediate attention to prevent them from hindering progress for the entire organization.Focused MeetingsWhen gathering with your board or leadership team, you may find it necessary to adjust the focus of your meetings. These meetings must go beyond simple transparency and visibility. Productive weekly leadership meetings should have just four items on the agenda: Ten-minute review of initiative scorecards (week-over-week progress toward specific and measurable milestones)Three-minute reports from each participant updating the status of each department’s commitmentsList of commitments to be accomplished before the next meetingIdentification of critical issues that must be discussed or resolved to maintain forward progress. (Not all of these discussions need to take place within the meeting. Your VP of Marketing and CFO can commit to a “sidebar meeting” during the week to address outstanding questions.) Let any other topic—even an important one—take time and attention away from your priorities, and your strategic plan will drift further and further down your timeline.Remember, the difference between a “very good” planning session and a “great” planning session is that the former inspires the team to pursue significant outcomes, while the latter actually leads the team to achieve those goals. Going from “very good” to “great” will depend on several factors, including the strength of the people in your organization. But even with outstanding people on your team, well-structured planning sessions and consistent post-planning follow-up are critical. These sessions can be converted into action, and the follow-up process enables your organization to maintain your plan’s momentum.Don’t become legalistic about the process, but don’t let it slide either. If you’re going to spend resources (time and money) on your strategic planning event, make sure it does more than just create a document that sits on your shelf and collects dust for the next year. You owe it to the founding members of your credit union to ensure success. And more than that, you owe it to the members who depend on your credit union today and those who will in the future to be the very best you can be. Creating that kind of credit union starts with strategic, member-focused planning.center_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Detailslast_img read more

The law of least effort: Relationships vs. self-service delivery in the new age

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The word “relationship” conjures images of trust, love and sacrifice. And while those facets are real, we rarely acknowledge the more practical side of our connection to others.The truth is that “relationship” is also a romantic way of talking about our selfishness—the same way “mystery” is a poetic way of talking about our ignorance.Here’s the bottom line: I will inconvenience you to convenience me.Feels good to say it out loud. Join me if you like. It’s cathartic.I will inconvenience you to convenience me. continue reading »last_img

Fisherman in Sicily marooned in jail in ‘red prawn war’

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The Best Designer Fashion Belts for Women 2020 — Shop With Us

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.One of the most underrated accessories out there? Belts. Belts really just do it all. They hold our pants up, which is always a great bonus, but they also offer us an opportunity to add a stylish accent to our outfit — one we don’t have to carry around like a handbag or constantly adjust and readjust like a scarf. They’re functional, they’re fashionable and they can seriously pull together an outfit that isn’t quite hitting the mark!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Designer belts are 100% worth the investment in our eyes. You could be wearing a $5 tee and $20 jeans and still look chic as ever with a designer belt between the two. You can totally wear it every day too! They simply don’t go out of style, and they also make an incredible gift for someone special in your life. We picked out a bunch that anyone would love to have on hand (or hips), from leather, to skinny, to wide, to even belt bags. And the color options are running wild! Whether you’re looking for Gucci, Coach or maybe Michael Kors, we’ve got just the belt for you!Quick PicksBest skinny designer belt: Chloé Skinny Leather Beltchloe-skinny-leather-belt-best-designer-belts-2020NordstromThis Burnt Mahogany belt emits designer vibes like no other, but what else would you expect from a label like Chloé? It’s made in Italy with premium leather and brass, and the signature C-logo buckle is so chic and simple yet statement-making. We love the push studs and the overall equestrian vibes. Some belts are frustrating to take on and off, but thing one keeps things easy (and gorgeous)! See it!- Advertisement – Get the Chloé Skinny Leather Belt for $350 at Nordstrom with free shipping!Best designer belt bag: Coach Turnlock Flare Belt Bagcoach-belt-bag-best-designer-belts-2020CoachBelt bags are back in a big way, and they’re so much more than those old-school fanny packs. Coach obviously nailed the concept with this one, using smooth leather and goldtone hardware to make a serious statement. We love this belt bag because you can still carry around all of your essentials while keeping things hands-free, and it won’t feel bulky on your waist. You can also wear it over a shoulder if you want. See it!- Advertisement – Get the Turnlock Flare Belt Bag (originally $195) starting at just $98 at Coach with free shipping!Best white designer belt: Saint Laurent YSL Cintura Leather Beltysl-white-belt-best-designer-belts-2020NordstromThe Crema Soft shade of this YSL belt is our favorite. It’s such a soft white hue that it works beautifully as a neutral without creating any stark contrasts that might ruin the flow of an outfit. Add in the logo hardware acting as a keeper loop and you have a seriously unique style here — one that no one will question is designer. It comes in black too if you really want that branding to pop! See it!Get the Saint Laurent YSL Cintura Leather Belt in Crema Soft for $375 at Nordstrom with free shipping!Best wide designer belt: Tory Burch 1 1/2″ Reversible Belttory-burch-reversible-wide-belt-best-designer-belts-2020Tory BurchWhile some outfits call for skinnier belts, others call for wider ones, and this Tory Burch belt is surely the one for the job. Why do we love it so much? Well, it can be worn on your hips or waist, it has that beautiful metal logo buckle and shoppers are leaving it excellent ratings. The best part, however, is how many colors it comes in. You have so many options, and each option actually comes with two options of its own — this belt is reversible! Just pop off the buckle and put it on the other side! See it!Get the 1 1/2″ Reversible Belt for $198 at Tory Burch with free shipping!Best black leather designer belt: Fendi Logo Buckle Leather Beltfendi-black-leather-belt-best-designer-belts-2020NordstromNo wardrobe is complete without a black leather (or faux-leather) belt. It’s just not possible. You’ll wear it anywhere and everywhere, so you might as well make it Fendi! This calfskin leather belt is so edgy but sophisticated at the same time — it could dress up even a boring nightgown or plain tee and shorts. The F logo is just perfect. Well, everything about it is, really! See it!Get the Fendi Logo Buckle Leather Belt for $420 at Nordstrom with free shipping!Check out more of our picks and deals!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon legging dupes and pretty much anything about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping!last_img read more