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Emily's Etiquette Series: Meet the Parents

written by: Emily AlstonSo you read my last blog, met your husband online and now you’re about to meet his mom and dad. And you’re like, Emily - what do I do?? It’s scary, I know, but luckily I’m here to help.  Meeting the parents of your significant other can be quite an ordeal and anxiety is usually in full force. What do I wear? What do I address them as? Should I bring wine? Soooo many questions.  Let me ease your pain.  Here are my top Do’s and Don'ts when meeting your future in-laws:  The Dos: Do Greet Them in 3 Different Languages. Just do it. Impress them right off the bat. I like to give a good, “Hola, Bonjour,...

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How to Style a Clear Bucket Bag

ATCD shows three fits that can be worn with our clear bucket bag. We've got all the style tricks covered below.   Outfit 1:Since March 2020, jeans have become a pants of the past, are they really comfortable? In the first outfit, we say ditch the jeans. We like the idea of playing with different colors and patterns on pants. Think comfortable khakis or joggers. We don’t mean the ugly khakis that were the pants of a school uniform once upon a time, but similar to ones that ATCD is rocking or from Gap. Khakis should be high-rise or cropped with a wide leg. Search for ones in different colors or a pattern like checked, plaid, floral, etc. Both types of...

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What's a Clear Bag Policy?

Clear bag policy. The phrase has been buzzing around stadiums, venues, bookstores, and retailers since late 2013. We define a clear bag policy when a venue requires a handbag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC under a specific measurement to attend an event. Progression of the term clear bag policy, started with the NFL issuing a notice to leave large bags at home for the Fall 2013 season. The policy stated only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags 12x6x12 or smaller would be allowed in. Any smaller handbag should be the size of a gallon Ziploc or clutch bag, which is around the size of a hand.  The goal of the NFL was to build a safer environment and...

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Emily's Etiquette Series: Online Dating

written by: Emily Alston Hinge. Tinder. Bumble. Match.com. POF, better known as Plenty of Fish. These are just a few of the online dating options we have in 2020. How lucky are we? We’re all just one click, one swipe away from our happily ever afters. Ah, love! It’s great.  But it can go wrong! And you can go wrong - online. Not to worry! I’m here to help as always.  Here are my top Do’s and Don’ts for you online daters. The Do’s: Do Use Your Best Selfies for Your ProfileYes, queen - pull out that lookbook and show those potential suitors why your AIM screen name was “VogueModel07” in middle school. Now is your one and only time...

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2020 College Football Season

The smell of fresh cut grass, cooling summer nights, days getting shorter, means only one thing: football season is around the corner. We love planning in August what our Fall will look like: Saturday outfits, tailgates and favorite warm beverages. Not to mention, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is starting, which brings another level of excitement for Fall trends and the knowledge crisper air upon us. However, the 2020 Fall season will look very different, specifically for college football. So, what’s the scoop on the impending season? Safety. First and foremost, all schools will put safety as their top priority for the season. While most schools are not sure if a season is likely to play out, they are creating new...

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