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Welcome back! Even if you didn't spend the entire past week decked out in red, white, and blue (What? We really love themed holidays...), it's time to really hunker down for the long, sweltering stretch. Summer is officially underway, and we've inadvertently come across a theme this week that helps you easily make every outfit count: blockbuster bottoms. With all manners of printed shorts, long skirts, and flouncy minis to wear, there's no reason you should be wearing the same pair of cutoffs. Really.
What says summer to you? A nice setup on the beach? A trip to a tropical locale? If we had to choose, it'd be a nighttime film festival at the park. After all, those outdoor cinematic moments provide us with everything we want this sweltering season: good music, great friends, and grand adventures.
But, some nostalgic read
We don’t mean to brag, but New York City is the birthplace of a very important place: the nail salon. Back in 1878, an entrepreneurial woman opened Mrs. Pray's Manicure, the country’s first parlor for the treatment, filing, and buffing of nails. (Actual lacquer, as we know it, wasn’t invented for a few more decades.) read