Rising temperatures call for clothing as minimal as possible while still remaining (mostly) decent for public viewing. Don’t get me wrong — I will never forsake my overflowing collection of loose, well-worn tanks — but sometimes a sheer top with a hole here and there just doesn’t cut it. Like, not even close. When these situations arise, and on the hottest days when exposed arms and shoulders are still a non-negotiable, I turn to sleeveless tops that are a step up from my usual un-fancy fare. Here’s my roundup of ten tank tops that are just dressy enough to wear to work or play, but won’t break your bank account should they be compromised by a couple of sweat (or Popsicle) stains.
Hi! I’m still in San Jose! Surrounded by gymnasts and gymnastics enthusiasts! Last night, I made friends with three nine-year-old girls. All it took was telling them I interviewed Shawn Johnson (SQUEEEEEEELLLLLL!!!!). Then we talked about Justin Bieber’s new album. Anyhoo, let’s see what the rest of the Frisky staff is wearing today…
Last night, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, along with a slew of others, turned out for the Los Angeles premiere of their new film, “The Amazing Spider-man.” The couple met while shooting the film, so even if the movie totally stinks, at least one of the most adorable unions ever took place. Lots of stars turned out for the premiere. Let’s see what they wore, hmm?
The men of this great nation are just as choice as the hunks of meat they’ll be BBQing for their upcoming 4th of July celebrations. Here’s a picture of our President showing off his grill skills with celebrity chef, Bobby Flay (commander in chief of BBQ). Yum. We just can’t get enough of the sweet taste of freedom. There’s just something about a man at the grill that makes us very … hungry. Click through to check out lots of hot guys manning grills.
The combination of tits and drive can, apparently, cause the internet to crash. In the past six months I’ve watched as publications and writers I admire scrutinize Lana Del Rey for representing a “passive femininity,” gawk at young writer Marie Calloway for sleeping with older, more established male writers and shake their heads at Rihanna for not giving a f**k anymore and Instagramming intimate moments from her party-fueled lifestyle. What is more controversial than a woman using her sexuality in order to get ahead? I guess, not apologizing for it.
The main reason for feminist criticism in these cases is that the image of sexuality projected by these women doesn’t look “transgressive” — it looks too much like the role assigned by mainstream, for the benefit of the male gaze. These images read socially as “hot,” seemingly heterosexual and femme. I mean, I love it when women rock the boat with their sexual expression. I enjoy the “man repeller” fashion trend, I like seeing stars like Amy Poehler not in suggestive poses on the pages of magazines, I like the ugly-funny sex in “Girls.” But I also think there should be room for more. Why can’t a fantasy-driven femme, submissive, seemingly heterosexual display of female sexuality be a genuine one? Why can’t the image of a self-destructive Lana Del Rey in heart-shaped sunglasses be one of her own creation?
With those questions in mind, click through for a celebration of famous women who are using their sexuality and not apologizing for it.
We get the point — as good as the sun may feel (and it does), it’s not actually good for you. Now that the breaking news is out, let’s talk specifics. The sun’s rays aren’t only harmful to your skin; they also wreak havoc on your hair. Days spent lazing at the beach, by the pool, or even just strolling street-side in the city zaps the moisture and color (if you have it) out of strands, leaving you not with the loose Gisele ringlets of our collective dreams but rather a stripped, lifeless, crackling crowning accessory. Sea salt and chlorine also happen to be mane enemies, so if you’re not caring for your hair after partaking in seasonal festivities, then you definitely won’t like what you have to deal with come September. With maintenance in mind, here are my nine picks for products, both pre- and post-emptive, that will help your hair keep its cool.