Posts tagged "summer"

11 Reasons Baseball Games Are A Great Way To Spend The Day

Summer may be winding down, but there's still plenty of time to get yourself to a baseball game before the season ends. Last weekend, I paid a visit to Yankee Stadium (but let's be real, I'm solely a Tigers fan) and I was reminded that baseball is one of the best warm weather activities i…
By: Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

This Year, I’m Starting My Christmas Shopping In August

According to the Daily Mail, retailers in the UK are churning out their holiday decorations already, and it is an OMG Big Deal to shoppers. I have no idea whether this is a brand new trend or a yearly thing, but I'm weirdly inspired by it. Usually, I get disgusted when retailers drum up anxiety about…
By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

How To Shop For Midi & Maxi Skirts/Dresses As A Petite Girl

I may be a tad biased, but I feel like conventional fashion wisdom leaves petite girls like myself with very few sartorial options for summer comfiness. To make clothes look proportional instead of swimming in too-long dresses, short ladies are advised to show hella leg and whip out the wedges and heels, which is all…
By: Claire Hannum / July 25, 2014

Here’s One More Reason Sex On The Beach Is A Horrible Idea

If sand fleas, nasty infections, and sunburn weren't motive enough, getting arrested might be another reason to think twice about sex on the beach. A couple on Bradenton Beach in Florida seemed to think it was totally fine to get it on in full view…
By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

How To Enjoy The Beach When You Don’t Really Like The Beach

In my mind, I am someone who can float through life, all free-spirited like, taking impromptu trips and just going with the flow. I envision myself as the type of person who can truly make it through the weekend with only a weekender bag. I’m the girl that can grab a towel and a bottle…
By: Claire Lower / July 22, 2014

50 Things About Summer That Actually Suck

We hate to be the ones to say it, but someone has to — sometimes summer can actually suck. Sure, it's the picture of bliss during those first few weeks of June when you're wearing a new sundress and the weather is perfect. But that novelty wears off around the sixth week of being perpetually…
By: The Frisky / July 21, 2014

Here Is Your Solution To Biking With A Skirt On

For those of us sick of worrying about flashing everyone while biking in a skirt, Johanna Holtan and her friends have found the solution we've all been waiting for. Penny In Yo Pants is their method for MacGyvering a nifty button to keep your skirt intact using a penny and a rubber…
By: Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

This Time Lapse Video Of Melting Ice Cream Is Strangely Mesmerizing

I never thought I'd use the word "pretty" to describe the disappointing pile of mush you end up with when an ice cream cone melts, but this video makes dessert look like art. The first scoop of ice cream in the film looks like it's covered in glitter, so now I'm hellbent on finding glitter-covered…
By: Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Makeup Bag: 10 Shimmery Beauty Products We Love

Now that you have your summer tan, it's time to make your bronzed skin pop! The best way to do that is with some SHIMMER. Give yourself the gift of glowing skin, luminescent eyes and an all-over luster with lightweight beauty products that have a hint of shine. This season, I've stocked up on affordable…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 18, 2014

5 Cheap Summer Activities For Broke People

I worked in retail for most of my adult life, and now I write for a living, so to alleviate what can be total, absolute boredom in the summer, I’ve had to come up with ways to have adventures and keep my brain stimulated without spending much money.  Of course, you can always go to…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 18, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Pattie Byrnes, The CEO Of Fit 4 U, Teaches Me How To Pick A Bathing Suit

I consider myself to be a fairly body-confident woman. I enjoy my body's curves. Even though I would like to lose some weight around my tummy, I don't want to hide myself, either. I'm not confident enough to wear a traditional bikini, though, so come summertime, I've always just rocked a one-piece -- it cover…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2014

Win This! Enter The Frisky’s Shades Of Summer Pinterest Contest

Imagine this: you and your boo are cruisin' down the highway with the windows down, summer heat warms your face while Lana del Ray's "West Coast" blasts from the stereo. You reach down for your sunglasses and retrieve a pair of cheap, scratched shades from the dollar store…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 13, 2014

Girl Problems: 15 Downsides Of Skirt Season

The weather is finally warming up, and skirt season has officially commenced! Personally, I'm not a big fan of pants, so this is always an exciting time of year for me. But along with the fashion and temperature benefits of skirt season comes a whirlwind of frustration,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 9, 2014

Here Are The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Your Summer Travels

I think just about everyone is dreaming of getting out of their hometown for a few days this time of year, plane ticket prices be damned. Luckily for us, WalletHub has ranked 50 US cities for vacationing this summer, and their listing was heavily based on affordability. To determine their list, WalletHub took a look…
By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

What Will Be The 2014 Song Of Summer?

Real music fans know that not just any song can be crowned Song of the Summer. A Song of the Summer will make you want to day drink. It will get you dancing even when played over the crappy sound system at a street fair. It thinks that crop top was a great idea. So,…
By: Leah Prinzivalli / June 5, 2014

9 Things You Need To Know About The Sun And Your Skin This Summer

It’s beach season! Yay! That means that when I went to the beach last week I got sun poisoning, just like every year. Boooooo. The whole concept of "sun poisoning" is baffling to me. Human beings have been living, hunting, farming, working, traveling, and just sort of existing in sunlight for our entire existence. The…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2014

The Frisky’s Summer 2014 Calendar!

What are you looking forward to this summer? Sure, it may not be Oscar season, but there are plenty of movies, books, music, TV shows, and holidays we're jazzed about. We'll skip the Tom Cruise and Ninja Turtles flicks—there's plenty of art on its way that's more up our alley. Have a look at The…
By: Emily Winter / June 4, 2014

Urban Gardening 101: 9 Things To Know Before You Hoe

If you're an apartment dweller, one of the easiest ways to access to fresh air is to spend this summer creating your very own urban garden. Urban gardens make such a fantastic impact on the community, as working outside is a natural way to relieve stress, and in grubby, polluted cities, there's no thrill quite…
By: Claire Hannum And Max Lerner / May 22, 2014

Found: The Best Mosquito Repellent That’s Not Actually Mosquito Repellent

After this brutal winter, I was so, so excited when the sun finally came out and the average temperature rose from 6 to 76. "Ahh, spring is here!" I sang merrily as I busted out my flowy tank tops, lopped all the legs off my jeans, and hung a hammock in my backyard.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 16, 2014

The 10 Best Songs Of Summer 2013

Sadly, summer 2013 is coming to an end. Hopefully, you’ve gotten all of your vacationing, tanning, lounging and barbecuing out of the way and created a ton of memories to keep you laughing until next June. Although fall is peaking around the corner, this summer’s soundtrack has provided us with some jams that will be…
By: Hello Beautiful / September 7, 2013
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