Howdy! America’s 237th birthday was yesterday and our favorite day of the week is today – the good times keep rollin’. Friday may mark the start of the weekend, but it’s a more important indicator that that. It marks the release of our weekly round-up of things your should see and read on the web this week. Saddle up!
Y’all should have heard by now, but Victoria’s Secret PINK has 2 for $40 lace tees and tanks. To get ideas on how to wear them, check out how some Chictopia Style Icons have styled them. These new tops from PINK are the perfect additional to a summer wardrobe.
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It’s officially swimsuit/crop top season. Have you been paying your TA muscle enough attention? Your transverse abdomens muscle is the deepest core muscle that is the main actor in keeping all aspects of your midsection in order. It stabilizes your spine, puts pressure on your abs, and keeps those organs in place. Tone and tighten your belly with these exercises. Plank on.
A week ago, when we heard the name Dante, Dante Alighieri would come to mind. Just as a refresher: He was the Italian poet in the Middle Ages, and authored the literary masterpiece that is Divine Comedy. Anyway, nowadays, Dante, the musician, is equally memorable. The man hails from England, and is working on his album at the moment. In the meantime, check out some of his tracks. “Next to You” is one of our favorites. What’s yours?
Shenanigans on the Interwebz
Holding hands is just so darn cute. It’s a rare case of PDA that manages to cue “awws”, instead instead of awks. What about attempts to hold hands with strangers on the street? Now that’s new territory. Watch this video and decide for yourself, just what a proper reaction is.
Weekends are for relaxing (and occasionally, working…). Whatever it is, it’s about finding that happy medium of chic and casual. Take a style cue from fellow Chictopians and try out a breezy palazzo pant, like Tamii, or a knit crop with a pencil skirt, like RaniaKelesidou, this weekend.
In the Chictopia Office
This week has proven to be quite the nightmare for those commuting into and out of San Francisco, where our office is located. Bay Area Rapid Transit (or BART, for the locals), have gone on strike over how their labor contract agreements should be updated in their renewal. Ferry rides into the city, bumper to bumper traffic, heading to work before dawn to avoid the rush was a hallmark of this week. Luckily, the transit system and unions have agreed to extend their previous contract another month, and resume their operations while negotiations continue. This is frolic-worthy news, people!
Enough links to last you ‘til the cows come home. Y’all come back soon, ya hear?