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Knock Off Jeans and Boots with the Faux

May 27, 2009
By SmileyRiley PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
SmileyRiley PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
30 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can be a victor without having victims and you can stand tall without standing on someone"

Sometimes, I just don’t understand. I’m a fairly intellectual person with reasonable logic but nothing on this earth can explain to me what makes anyone beautiful. I mean brown hair, blue eyes, and long legs? What does it all matter? Sure, guys have told me I’m “hot” and asked for my number but what does that mean? Does it mean I’m society’s idea of pretty? But this piece isn’t about my insecurities; it’s about the worlds’.
Ever since Mary-Kate had anorexia it’s “in to be thin”. And ever since Lindsay got her first DUI it’s okay to drive drunk. Well it’s not. It isn’t pretty to have a disease, it’s dangerous and scary. It’s not cool to endanger yourself and those precious lives around you, it’s stupid.
Look at Amy Winehouse, do tattoos make her ugly? Then again do they make her beautiful? Where is this person who is playing God and deciding what is good and what is bad for us to look like because myself and just about every other teenage girl in America would like to give them a piece of our mind! Who made wearing Abercrombie and Hollister cool? Don’t get me wrong, I wear those clothes along with a million other people but that doesn’t mean that people with a designer closet are good people. One of the cruelest people I’ve ever met only wears Abercrombie but that doesn’t make it bad.

What’s wrong with earthly possessions? What’s wrong with a happy medium of Aeropostale and K-Mart, and what’s wrong with weighing two extra pounds? People today in general are too concerned with what’s on the outside when they’re missing a lot of people with really pure hearts.

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on Aug. 6 2016 at 11:58 am
MusicPanda BRONZE, Cleveland, Tennessee
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A true reader is not defined by how many, or what books they have read, but by the lessons that they learn from them.

Exactly! They say that they are unique, but they are all the same

on Apr. 24 2011 at 5:51 pm
RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle


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on Nov. 17 2010 at 6:43 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne


LexiB SILVER said...
on Oct. 30 2010 at 8:33 am
LexiB SILVER, Tallassee, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you where ever you go."

Joshua 1:9

I agree. I love Aeropostale and Abercrombie, but why do people get so caught up in their apperances? I mean, who wants to spend fifty bucks on a t-shirt? I find my favorite clothes at this really cool thrift store. Yesterday I bought a pair of Aerepostale skinny jeans for two bucks, and I'm fine with that. And what's all this crud about being skinny? I mean if your sixty pounds overweight, obvisouly you need to eat healthier, but why starve yourself miserable? That was my five-minute rant for the day. ;)

on Dec. 19 2009 at 2:46 pm
E.L.W. PLATINUM, Glen Allen, Virginia
31 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes -
the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.
They push the human race forward.

I like how you look at both sides. You provide a really good opinion -- its okay to have some material stuff, but the important thing is that you are a good person.

Well done.

on Dec. 16 2009 at 4:35 pm
dragonbiscuits SILVER, Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 articles 1 photo 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You cannot acheive peace with violence" -several people

YES! YES!!! Thank you!

I don't think I need to say more!

on Dec. 4 2009 at 4:29 pm
Its so true, I have a poem on here called "Ode to Ideal" its similar to your article. I like how u cited real events/celebs that really caught my attention. Keep up the good work, best of luck!

on Jul. 23 2009 at 10:13 pm
megan prokop BRONZE, Spring, Texas
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I loved it! You go girl!

on Jul. 23 2009 at 12:32 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

You really express society in a wonderful way. I love how you said, "Does it mean I'm the society's idea of pretty?" and "Ever since Mary-Kate had anorexia, it's in to be thin". Keep up the good work!

Bella_Vita21 said...
on Jul. 23 2009 at 5:23 am
Bella_Vita21, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Jaquie BRONZE said...
on Jun. 13 2009 at 11:27 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Loved it. Your very well spoken, and really have some talent. I really felt what you were writing. I really enjoyed reading the article. Very down to earth. And I love your suggestion of a 'happy medium of Aeropostale and K-mart'. Great job. Keep writing!

God bless,


on Jun. 13 2009 at 2:44 pm
pinksage33 BRONZE, Woodstock, New York
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Great article!!!

on Jun. 12 2009 at 9:03 pm
pinksage33 BRONZE, Woodstock, New York
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Well said!!!

on Jun. 11 2009 at 6:10 pm
SmileyRiley PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
30 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can be a victor without having victims and you can stand tall without standing on someone"

i really like how down to earth this peice is. great job.