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  1. Buckeroomama
    May 20, 2009

    “I couldn’t exactly walk around with a copy of the Declaration of Independence hanging from my neck, ancestors’ names marked with yellow highlighter.”

    I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at that image!

  2. Julia Remix
    May 20, 2009

    Totally missing the point: I like the lace tunic. :)

  3. The Cape House
    May 20, 2009

    I know, I also laughed at the idea of highlighting the signers in the family. Maybe I should try that someday. You could also join the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence society and wear some huge pin with their logo. Although, really, I don’t often feel that those people (who like to compete with flashiness) even deserve to know about our family and our history.

    I spent years in school with girls who reminded everyone of their grandmother’s last name every other day, flew to Paris for the weekend for prom dresses, and seemed to have a mandate to mention any relative’s Upper East Side pent at least once a week. I never said a peep because, really, what’s the point when they’re too wrapped up in themselves to listen?

    There are “plastics” at every age. Even though we know that they’re tacky, ostentatious, and trying too hard, it can sometimes be difficult to convince ourselves not to care. Still, in my eyes, my mother is always the classiest woman by far at those events. I’m sure your children feel the same.

  4. Dani @ Weddings Fresh
    May 20, 2009

    well done! perhaps secret battles such as yours drives us to a greater sense of what is fashionable and age appropriate…i have similar battles myself–as unecessary as they may be :)

  5. indigo doll
    May 21, 2009

    … what a perfectly pitched outfit- i actually clapped and said “yesss” under my breath when i saw it.

  6. Maureen at IslandRoar
    May 21, 2009

    Nice outfit. My daughter’s graduation is coming up in June. Hope I do as well…

  7. {The Perfect Palette}
    May 21, 2009

    nice outfit! Be sure to swing by the Perfect Palette today to enter our give a way for a chance to win a gift certificate to Ink Obsession Designs!!

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