Letter From Your Editors
Good morning Happy Hours!
Well, summer is almost over, but the world shows no signs of slowing down with respect to the temperature. Still, here we all are, pretending like summer's last breaths are upon us:
Clockwise spiral from top left: Valerie + Shades // Yvonne + Gloria + Popsicles // Heather + Ice Cream // Molly P + Water // Tiara + Jacket // Laneia + Tomato // Stef + Baby // Rachel + Rosé // Alex + Sarah + Riese // Cameron + Water // Carrie + Peach Pit // Carmen + America // Vanessa + Montucky Cold Snack
Listen ladies and otherwise-identified humans, it's no secret to us all that it is 7:45 pm PST on Friday August 31st, meaning we are mere hours away from the end of the month of August, at which point it will no longer be appropriate for us to publish this month's Insider. This week has blown by like a gust of wind when you're wearing a short skirt with no tights and a thong, which is something I haven't done in well over a decade but I remembe...
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