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[ - ] Collegiate says application available sept 2nd. Anyone get one? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I have a dd so I'm not familiar with Collegiate ' s process but the application is usually on-line. The link will be available after September 2nd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:53 PM Flag
[ - ] My DCs nursery teachers are doing a home visit this week. What (if anything) do I offer them? I can't imagine they want tea and cookies at every visit when they have so many... 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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offer. what's the downside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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NP - I offered some cookies that DS and I had picked up and I wondered if they were choking them back to be polite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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Offer them ice tea, soda, water. They will likely say no to all of it. One might take water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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Home visit? What ?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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Preschool. This is standard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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Yup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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Weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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No. Majority if preschools in the US do not do this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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Ok, standard for NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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Some crazy ass shit private schools do to size up parents wealth under the disguise of helping the snowflake transition [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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This is always what i thought it was about. But I am paranoid most of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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No this sounds right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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Oh stop. We aren't even living in our apartment right now as our real apartment is under renovation. We are already in, so there is no more "sizing up" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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Don't stress about this. They're going to be focused on dc. Maybe see if dc has a favorite toy or game he/she would like to show teachers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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God, I don't miss private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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I am going to offer water and coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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Does the time of the meeting matter? If it's in the morning should you have muffins or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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I am not going to offer food. I just think that is over the top. Ours is in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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Why over the top? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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because they are coming to meet with/play with DC, not to have breakfast with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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How long do they usually stay? If longer than 15 minutes food should be offered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:52 PM Flag
[ - ] DH getting transferred for work to Rotherham, UK. What neighborhoods are best to raise our four blonde daughters? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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i heard trolleville is lovely for blondes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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Careful. I've heard there are trolls who creep out at night in search of golden haired girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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Wherever they command the highest bride price [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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This. 10 goats at the bare minimum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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FAKE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] So veils with your childrens drawings on it will be the new trend. Just you wait and see... 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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maybe for second weddings. but honestly, how many people get married who already have young children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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This is a good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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and even with a second wedding, I can't imagine forcing the stepkids to do this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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First comes marriage, then comes baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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I think it would look ok if they embroidered the pictures on the veil in white or beading. I don't love the colors. Whatever, though. Wear what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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hussy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Any moms who had a great nanny who was very judgmental of you? How did you deal with it? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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She is good with kids but is very critical of me. She doesn't like my cooking, thinks I am disorganized, thinks my job is easy and she is the only one who works hard, thinks my dh doesn't help enough etc etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I a bad person for lacking empathy for my SIL's bullshit problems? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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I've been wondering that about my family too. Big wedding coming up and problems/drama one after another. Everyone vents to me and bothers me during the day ( wohm). I would listen, empathize, offer suggestions but I've reached the point where I tell them - sorry but i do not care. I don't care. Yup, sorry i'm sure it will all work out but i don't want to hear about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I feel awful for saying this but my 26 yo cousin is sooooo needy. I have a crazy job and two kids at home. My cousin (single guy, no girlfriend prospects per his words) thinks I have hours to burn on the phone discussing his life and career. You could easily get into a three hour conversation with him about nothing. How do I gently put it that I don't even have this time for myself these days? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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That's a little weird. Are you a substitute girlfriend for him? I don't know too many male cousins in their late 20's who like being on the phone at all, let alone a couple of hours, with a married mother of 2 cousin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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I thought it was a little weird. Saw him briefly today and he mentioned that he would have loved my advice during his career a few years ago. A few years ago I was barely alive, working 80 hours a week. Brief chats I can do, but not long conversations that go nowhere (for sanity's sake) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Well if it's career related I would think he really admires you and the choices you've made. Which is really flattering and nice. But maybe you should tell him that while your career is great and important, it doesn't mean much without a SO to share it with and suggest he gets on match or icupid or whatever people use these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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So have a brief chat then say you need to get off. This is not difficult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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He keeps trying to call me....or telling me to call him. I feel awful for constantly blowing him off. He doesn't get the hint [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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he doesn't have the same perspective as you and he probably doesn't realize you don't have the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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My single friend is the same way. I have three kids and s full - time job. We have been friends since we were seven and I love her to death but I just don't have the time to shoot the shit everyday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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So stop having 3 hours conversations. We worry too much about this stuff... and then wonder why our children can't communicate openly, set boundaries, etc. Just tell him after 20 mins that you have to go... no need to explain why. And start to limit the calls. If he asks "why", which is likely, as you are changing your behavior, then just tell him that you have too much to do to take more time off talking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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If I don't have time, I say "I don't have time right now." Pretty straight forward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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who the heck has 3 hour phone conversations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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You need to limit the time, but my mom wants to have these long conversations and I use the time to do my dishes, fold laundry, clean the house.. sometimes after a long conversation I realize that my house is clean! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Dropped off my pre-k dc for the first day of school. MIL was in the car b/c she is picking dc up and wanted to know the car line routine. She knew I was nervous for dc, we recently moved and dc has had a difficult summer settling in. So we get to the school, I get dc out of the car, say good morning to the teacher outside greeting the kids. Dc goes off w/o any problems. I get in the car and first thing MIl says -well that teacher sure doesn't seem very warm/nice. I simply said - well this school wants kids to be independent. I was really upset and wanted to tell her off but didn't. Vent over. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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You overreacted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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Well what I said was in a nice tone...matter of factly. But I guess holding on to this for the past 1.5 hours is kind of lame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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Shes afraid dc will like teacher more than her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Oh please. Insecure crazy alert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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You have a better thought? Doubtful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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True, MIL might just be a bitchy cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Are you insane? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Sorry, talk about people looking for the negative side. I am sorry she didn't say, well, DC got off well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Right?! Thanks for understanding :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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Sounds like my MIL. Always finding the negative. Try to ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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You seem to think that she's not as invested as you are in your kid's first day of pre-K? If she's going to be picking the kid up often enough that she needs to know the routine, then she clearly is very well ingrained into the kid's life. She's just as nervous as you are, and would have loved to have been the one to walk your kid to the door. But she didn't, of course, because she knew it would be inappropriate. So her saying "that teacher looked not nice" is her way of trying to start a conversation about your impression of the teacher and what kind of day you think your kid will have. [ Reply | More ]
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Not to mention the fact that while she was in the car watching you and him, she was remembering the day she did the same with her ds (your dh) and wondering where the time went. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] All circuits are busy. Please try your call again later. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Why would you want to send your DC to a pre-school that treats parents so poorly? If you think that it gives you a leg up on school admissions, you are kidding yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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We really want this preschool. We aren't even sending kids to private for k-12. We just want to send them to this preschool for two years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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The worst. Did this last year. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Thinking to join costco and stock up on school snacks etc....Do you really save money there? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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Amazon is also a great source. Costco might not be the best choice if you're only getting snacks and not much else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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Amazon is evil. It is killing small businesses all over America. I never order from there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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I do I use coupon code Muahahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Not a fan here either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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sorry. you can't beat the convenience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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working mom here. amazon saves my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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do you have space for things like this? where do you live? factor in your time, gas/transportation cost, etc. and it might be cheaper to shop somewhere else... [ Reply | More ]
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I do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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I do. I go weekly for a few boxes of organic spinach, organic baby carrots, organic bananas, and a couple other things. As needed I buy toothpaste, cleaning supplies, and paper products. And I live in a 1500 sq ft apartment. And no, my apartment is not over crowded or cramped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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I love Costco. Unfortunately, the problem with Costco is that I almost always leave spending much more than I had planned - they have great prices for books, fresh flowers, food, vitamins, toiletries. Living in NYC, it's so much cheaper to stock up at Costco than going to a local supermarket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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I watched a documentary about this. Everyone tries to save money at costco but ends up spending way more because it's filled with bargain shit they just have to have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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That's where self control come into play. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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I just but food and basic toiletries for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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We aren't all stupid. Make a list. In. Out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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i do not have the space to shop at costco. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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I live in a one bedroom apt in NYC and shop at costco [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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Do you guys have instacart Costco in NYC? We do in Chicago and I use it to order from my costco list. I Pay a $4 delivery fee but that's peanuts compared to what I'd spend if I went there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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we do. i used instacart once for whole foods and found the process a little weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] skinny moms - I have to lose those extra 5 lbs. help! best tips and tricks TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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stop eating and hit the exercise that is right for you. [ Reply | More ]
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Spanx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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for an occasion? cut all carbs, salt, sugar, fruit, drink stacks of water, mainly protein and greens. that will do it in a week. forever? reduce carbs, increase protein. avoid sugar 99% of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Fashion moms-Would you still wear white or use white handbags this week even though it's after Labor Day? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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Not me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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White shoes and handbags are gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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This. Nursey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Agree! [ Reply | More ]
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I don't carry a bag, but I would love to be able to wear my white jeans in this humidity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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THIS but I don't think I have any white bags [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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I am wearing white jeans today. It's to hot for regular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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You can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Why would you wear any jeans in the humidity. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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PP it used to be one of my summer go-to outfits, with sandals and a white t-shirt. So comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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white boots are actually a trend this fall. no one follows that rule anymore it's from the 50s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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Ewww. White boots. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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Once upon a time leg warmers and fingerless gloves were also a "trend". Just because something's trendy doesn't make it attractive or tasteful. In fact, more likely the diametric opposite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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+1 like addressing a couple as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, when the wife's name is Kate Jones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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YES. Please do. There are no real "fashion moms" on here. Don't listen to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Enjoy your white pumps and bag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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np: she will! and enjoy whatever it is that you enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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yes. because "no white after labor day" was tossed out, and frankly, was always a dumb rule to begin with. Also, when does "after" become "before" again? Jan 1st of the next year? if so, it's an arbitrary boundary point, just as any other date would be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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well duh.. until spring! but i agree otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
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Memorial Day is when you can start wearing white again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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I'll still wear white pants for awhile because it is hot where I live for at least another month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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White jeans on today. But I live in the South so will probably wear them through October [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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