Ten perfectly solid t-shirts


Today’s post feels maybe slightly boring but definitely highly useful: we live in t-shirts once summer hits, and it occurred to me that perhaps you’d like to see some without stripes on them, since that’s usually all I show. I like a nice deep scoop neck on my tees, and this is the deepest one I’ve seen.

I’m a big fan of Everlane’s linen tees: they hang really nicely and aren’t as pricey as other linen tees I’ve seen. This one comes in a really good blue too.

A very deep V neck is a good thing too.

Here’s one for fans of the pocket tee, and it’s quite well-priced: click through to see the other colors it comes in.

This one is just so excellently drapey.

And here’s a personal favorite: Jolie Laide’s Roll and Tuck Tee. It slouches so beautifully and is all-around flattering. And as a special deal for GOACA readers, type in GOACA at checkout and get 20% off! Offer is good until 12am Friday 6/21.

This James Perse number is a classic, and perfection at camouflaging stomach junk.

From Universal Standard: this V-neck comes in black and white, but I like this cool mushroom-y hue.

This twist front number gives you a nifty half-tucked look with absolutely no tucking.

The ruffle sleeve here is awfully sweet (and here’s a similar-but-cheaper option).

A career guide for people who don’t read career guides


I briefly mentioned this book in the links a while back, but that didn’t seem like quite enough attention to pay to something so great: my pal Jennifer Romolini is getting a ton of good press for Weird in a World That’s Not, and it is well-deserved (and I do not just say that because I appear prominently—and unnamed—in her chapter about working at a big-time fashion magazine). Anyone who’s interested in reading the story of one woman’s anything-but-straight path to the top of her field, written in a hilarious and achingly human voice—will want to pick this up. By the end, you’ll wish you were her friend, and I’m so happy I am.

Writing swimsuit posts always makes me cranky


I always dread trying to find good swimsuits to write about here, because nothing inspires self-loathing like that particular article of clothing, and it’s tough to know what’s going to look good on all of you, with your many and varied body types. But such a post has been requested a few times lately. And it is pretty much the season, so I’ll power right through the absolute mood that trying to get this together has placed me in and start with one that I just purchased for myself: this perfectly classic number from Solid & Striped.

I bought this for my trip to Miami a few months back, and adore the crochet business, but must warn that it hits very high in the rear.

One of you wrote in the comments that I do not need to point out every time something is a plus-size option, but I find it tough not to when the size of the model leaves one wondering. In any case, are these polka dots not criminally cute?

This is very 50s screen siren, and it is made with control material for a flattering fit.

The chevron pattern here is also quite flattering.

Here’s one specifically made for women with a fuller bust.

The back straps here are rather intricate and really pretty, and I love a red swimsuit.

Just a stupendously fun striped option.

From Ashley Graham’s line: I think the lace-up situation is very sexy, without really exposing much of anything.

I know this one plunges rather darlingly, but the floral is so pretty.

Another rather 50s-style cut (and here’s a very similar plus version).

I like the neckline here, and it’s a nice buy, too.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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