SELF-PORTRAIT en iPHONE…part two P.S. I’m not a dropout

I've been snapping webcam & phone pics the past couple of weeks to put together for this collage.
I like how by looking at a picture of a previous outfit, I can remember exactly what I did that day….it's a nice trick for someone with a terrible memory ie: me.
I would like to address a misportrayal in a recent Wall Street Journal article which implied that I had dropped out of highschool to pursue blogging/other projects I've taken on.
This is untrue…I am currently finishing up my English credit and will graduate with the rest of my class in 2010. 
Just setting the record straight…I didn't drop out of school.
xo Jane

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  1. Brigadeiro wrote:

    How bizaare! Where do they get their (mis)information from? Tut tut!
    Cute pics! :)

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  2. anastassia wrote:

    the shirt in the middle is my fav!

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  3. Jenny wrote:

    Wow, I just read the Wall Street Journal article and I found it really condescending; as if to imply that you being overwhelmed by your mailbox wasn’t true. This Katherine Rosman really needs to get a clue, start fact-checking and learn to write like a professional. You look great by the way Jane!

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  4. Maddie wrote:

    cool collage! ps love the headscarf

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  5. jackie wrote:

    i just read the wall street journal article… what assholes!!!
    how could you drop out of high school?! so silly. like your mom would EVER allow that!!!!
    saw your shoes in my city’s urban outfitters… i am dying to buy the knee-high boots & the gladiators!!!! too cute!!!

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  6. kimm wrote:

    love the outfit on the bottom to the far left

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  7. Veronica wrote:

    So does that mean that all you’re taking is an English course?

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  8. Eli wrote:

    I love doing this now that I have an iphone too :)

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  9. WJ wrote:

    I have already commented on Judy’s blog, but after reading the article I agree…there is definitely a darker subtle undertone to this article when they mention schooling. Perhaps it is only misjudgment but I think it appears to be very underhanded of them. Education is very important and I can’t imagine the sh*t that Judy would be copping, I think it is great that both of you have decided to address this issue on your blogs, good on you!

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  10. Colina wrote:

    Strange how they seemed to be directly quoting you yet it wasn’t true! Twisting the context of the words I suppose.

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  11. S.I.Q. wrote:

    but its so cool that the wsj wrote about you!!
    keep it up, i am sure you will!
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  12. Little Red wrote:

    Gorgeous pictures, as always!

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  13. Joan wrote:

    What has happened to journalism? I remember people used to get fired for printing false information! Sheesh…
    Anwyho, I love the pics–esp the one with your amazing carebears n’ bong tee with the Ann D heels!

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  14. Libby wrote:

    Weird, why would you quit highschool? Isn’t printing false info illegal? Well I guess not because of all the gossip mags. Anyway sweet photos!

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  15. daphne wrote:

    I love your self portraits! Finishing school is worth it, it’s over quickly enough and then you can move on to other things. It’s good that you’re still finishing despite your opportunities. xo

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  16. Kat wrote:

    Very irresponsible Wall Street Journal! They should apologize to you and rewrite that article.

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  17. how annoying that they implied that!
    i also remember events by the outfit i wore…

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  18. Isabel wrote:

    Glad you’re cool, stayed in school.

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  19. Jaime wrote:

    I love the WSJ, but that happens sometimes. Cute collage, darling!

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  20. Jennifer wrote:

    Being mentioned in the WSJ is awesome to be sure, but really they need to get their facts straight! Love the collage!

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  21. Ava wrote:

    You look fabulous as always– love how you’re rockin’ the sheer stockings (one of my favorite looks)! Sorry about the misquote–they really made it sound like something it’s not!
    Can’t wait to see the Lucky shoot!!

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  22. hahaha. I think we’re all glad you’re not a drop-out! lol!
    lovely collage dear – i esp like your denim cutoffs outfit!
    <3 The Voguette

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  23. Sophiemei wrote:

    i love ur iphone photo
    so different of Jane
    i like ur pink jacket, is that from vintage!?

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  24. Style.com just tweeted that you are dropping out. Might want to email them and set them straight.
    Graduating is best…good deal.

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  25. k604bc wrote:

    Nice collage Jane! And that false statement @ WSJ article. Stups. But that just means you’re famous than ever now… it’s like being in a tabloid. LOL. Rumors, rumors.

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  26. Eura wrote:

    Really Like the dress with the bow and for some reason I thought you graduated in with the class of 2009.

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  27. Josephine wrote:

    haha read about that on atlantishome… good to hear :)

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  28. Samantha wrote:

    its crazy a source like that would publish that! im glad to hear you are finishing school though even though i doubt youll need it!

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  29. jay wrote:

    No need to drop out. You are young and talented. Glad that wasnt true.

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  30. Cecylia wrote:

    Jane, is the pink bow part of a jacket or a dress? It’s mighty funky.

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  31. Carmine Noir wrote:

    Wth,, the article is quite condecsending. yeah. they would like that. pfff

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  32. Lesley wrote:

    It’s all good, Jane. Just keep on doing your thing! It’s amazing how haters manage to come out from everywhere when you start doing well. I guess that means your star is rising (or that “it’s time for a promotion,” as Nigel said in DWP). Keep your head up!

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  33. Victoria wrote:

    Thanks for the post! I always look at your blog so I can decide what I should wear to work! Such an inspiration!
    I actually read that Wall Street Journal article (my mom put it at my desk, because she knows my love for your blog!) and I can’t believe they had incorrect information! I also thought it was a little biting that they said your mailbox was so overwhelmed that you just couldn’t respond to anyone. Well, regardless, I love your blog and I’m glad you’re not dropping out! :)

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  34. I ran a piece on this & some mistakes in The New York Times piece about blogging too.
    Best wishes, LLGxx

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  35. afrockaday wrote:

    You go, girl! An education is always important.
    I can’t believe a publication like WSJ got their facts SO wrong.

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  36. great collage – love the jewelled bangle you are wearing with the green top. is it vintage?
    can’t wait to see what other projects you have in store.
    check out my blog at

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  37. Nikki wrote:

    That was a back-handed compliment if I ever heard one. Shame on WSJ for stooping to such low levels!!
    You’ll show them when you end up with some kind of all-expenses paid scholarship to a great design school :)

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  38. mimi wrote:

    actually, style.com didnt tweet that you were dropping out.
    “Sea of Shoes Jane Aldridge opting to complete her senior year of h.s. remotely so she can focus on “other projects?” Hmm.” – thats what they said. just to clear up what someone else said.
    at any rate, glad to hear that it is not the case! as if your mother would let you drop out anyway!
    collage is v. cute by the way! gotta love iphones :)

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  39. Liang wrote:

    I’m a journalism student, so it pains me even more to see the media mess up something as severe as that.
    Either way, I applaud you for keeping up with school!

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  40. It must be so weird reading from so-called ‘serious’ sorces that you’re dropping out of highschool… like Gossip Girl but more petty.
    The sucess you’ve had with the blog is amazing, and I think you’re still awesome :)

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  41. klee wrote:

    i love that white slouchy top with prints in the middle!

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  42. Laura wrote:

    Love the outfits and I’m glad you didn’t drop out.

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  43. camille c wrote:

    that’s too bad, I think!!!
    I love school, and I know you do too….they’re really wrong on implying such things… love the collage! :)
    Camille C. island girl from Philippines
    (remember????) But I guess you don’t..

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  44. Jane wrote:

    Jane, love the blog–always have! Sorry about the WSJ wording, but I think the point of the article worked–it sends people here and you were smart to put up the right facts. People will know you’re finishing school and you’ve got this amazing blog…you’re doing it all! :)
    –Jane @ brunchatthebeach.blogspot.com

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  45. I’m in love of your outfits, are absolutly fantastic ;)

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  47. it’s unbelievable how newspapers like to paint the relaity like they want to see it and not like it is !!!
    anyway I like your “collage”…
    i follow your blog since a long long time but I never posted a comment because i’m afraid my english is going to be bad !!!!
    anyway, i really like what you do, your style is amazing and very personal !
    and… you’re right not to drop out school !!
    hope you understand my english…
    a french fan !!!

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  48. Ofelia wrote:

    Congratulations. In 2010 wow!!
    Nice day!

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  49. Oh god where do they get such nonsence from!! Buy hey you got a mention in the Wall St journal! Love the Iphone photos, its great to look back over what youve worn x

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  50. Don’t worry girl. Not only is it bad reporting, it’s probably a little jealousy, too. ;)
    x B

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  51. Brooke wrote:

    Wow, yeah, it was a good article, but they kind of worded that wrong! Oh well, I think anyone who reads your blog realizes that you’re smart and mature beyond your years :) My fiance is in a job where he has to deal with media articles constantly (in college more than now). It’s so annoying how they are able to flip around everything you say or just infer certain details from hearsay. Ugh. Anyway, great outfits, as always!

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  52. good job on the collage, jane!
    i’m looking forward to see your graduation pics.
    good luck!

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  53. Well that’s weird!
    Dropping out of high school doesn’t seem like you.
    Good luck with finishing!

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  54. rika wrote:

    wowww… thats such a nonsense !
    good luck for your graduation next year ! :)

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  55. Amazing how mis-information can be printed without verification. However, the Wall Street Journal, very impressive. Good for you for managing your life so well on the school end. I credit packed my first 3-years of high school and graduated almost a year early as well. Its nice that you plan to graduate with your class anyway, eventhough it seems like you have credits to graduate early!

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  56. Its really ashame that people need to try to bring other people down. I think your fabulous! And incredibly smart! Love the collage doll!

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  57. faire wrote:

    you go girl! stay in school and set the record straight.

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  58. i love the picture in the bottom left. love the drama of the sleeves and scarf!!

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  59. Jacqueline wrote:

    The collage was a neat idea.
    wanna see dior cutout wedges in fuschia?
    visit me at http://www.fashionsnag.com

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  60. jae wrote:

    making up stories to get people to read! pfttt

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  61. Smokylash wrote:

    i love this self portrait !
    Have a good day !

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  62. M.E. Ster wrote:

    As always…fab original content and amazing photos. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ve been debating on designing a serape fringed wrap. You sold me on it. The black shawl looks great on you. M.E.

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  63. Becca wrote:

    cute collage!

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  64. Trishh wrote:

    A drop-out or a graduate, I love you and your blog anyway – but it’s still good to hear you’re going to graduate and kiss the HS days goodbye :-) Keep up the good work, Jane, I’ll support you till the day I die!

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  65. Kasia wrote:

    great collage! love those outfits on the right!

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  66. taylor wrote:

    I love this iphone collage!! You always look divine!

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  67. Just had to say, after reading the article, I am not surprised Judy is so outraged. Making out that they actually quoted you – bunch of assholes! But hey Jane, if you have WSJ jealous of you, you know you are big. Keep your chin up and dont let this drivel bother you x Pearl

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  68. Laura wrote:

    Hello, Jane!
    Nice pictures. Don’t care to what they say. Lots of lies… And I actually don’t understand the importance if you are or not in school. Like I thought the article was about fashion -.- wtv

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  69. Kathleen wrote:

    Regardless, the life experience you are gaining right now is far more educational than sitting in a desk at highschool. You go girl. You are so incredibly talented and inspiring. xoxo!

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  70. Sara wrote:

    Really cool Jane,I loved it!
    I love your ‘the carebears’ tee.
    With Love from Brazil

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  71. i have a serious distrust of the mainstream media. just goes to show, if they haven’t bothered to check their facts about you what other lies must they be printing?

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  72. ana wrote:

    lovely soo soo soo pretty!!

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  73. education is always hot and in style not having one isn’t so chic

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  74. Jane H. wrote:

    I hate it when so called “reporters” don’t get their facts straight. Kudos on the severely cool outfits here BTW.

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  75. Area wrote:

    Love your blog & your style.

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  76. Great collage! And that is so bizarre how a journalist could get it that wrong!

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  77. Love the pics! The collage is awesome!

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  78. Haley wrote:

    hey i love your blog and everything but no offense they never said you “dropped out”
    maybe its different where you live but it sounds like youre not going to school but maybe taking a class at a local community college or online, maybe not…but if you are you cant blame wall street journal because in fact you arent in school.

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  79. Jens wrote:

    I wish I was half as stylish when I was your age

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  80. Angie wrote:

    wow, i can’t believe you are still in high school! you look like you are in your 20s. i am graduating in 2010, also, and no one in my school is nearly as stylish and sophisticated as you are. i would definitely dress pretty much exactly like you do, if i could afford it haha.

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  81. beetle wrote:

    so you aren’t “dropping out” yet you are just taking one class?
    are you really saying that you didn’t say that to the wall street journal?
    that they are lying?

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  82. Lauren wrote:

    from what I understand…you didn’t drop out, but you are not attending school full-time either. Just finishing up your english credit? At home or at school? FYI to people out of HS-most high schoolers could finish school by only taking 4 years of english and completing 3 years of less of everything esle. Regardless, the majority put in a full-time year as a senior and take advanced courses. Why no more school Jane? Or were you really just ahead?

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  83. i commented on your mom’s blog, too. must be hard to do anything with everyone watching. just kill them with kindness!

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  84. Poor Jane, how on earth do they get this kind of information btw? Anyway, its normal in the reporting business. There’s a saying “Do not fully trust what you read” especially these days. There bound to be some added ingredients in it. All the best in your English then!

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  85. ur collage is so pretty :)

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  86. Gee! You’re pretty!

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  87. Nice I phone shots.

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  88. beckyxoxo wrote:

    boots boots boots ! aww how i love your outfits !

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  89. A&F wrote:

    Hey hey !
    New article and new shoot !
    Let us know what you think !
    Thx , bisous

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  90. A&F wrote:

    Hey hey !
    New article and new shoot !
    Let us know what you think !
    Thx , bisous

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  91. A&F wrote:

    Hey hey !
    New article and new shoot !
    Let us know what you think !
    Thx , bisous

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  92. Hi Jane! Love your blog! I’ve been an avid reader ever since I found about it. Anyway, what you said about the collage is so true. The thing that makes me remember things are the clothes that I wear! Keep on posting!

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  93. joy wrote:

    hey! i recognize that guy. doesn’t he play with alan palomo/vega?

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  94. Lydia wrote:

    The Wall Street Journal is the worst! They didn’t credit me as the author of an investigative piece that they used to write their own article, referenced my work and everything. Sorry you had an unfortunate experience with them as well!
    You’re my favorite blogger! I wish I still had time to update, but freshman year of college has consumed my life!

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  95. Jill wrote:

    Unfortunately your learning at a young age that jealousy is a bitch…You rock, chica!

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  96. zarina wrote:

    hi jane is it okay if ill send you some of my pieces? :) hope to hear from you soon! :) thanks

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  97. anon wrote:

    There’s a big difference between finishing up one English credit from home and going to school from 7am to 2pm 5 days a week like almost every high school student does… Although you’re getting your degree, you are opting to stop going to class in order to pursue your fashion stuff. If you’re not going to school full-time, that’s fine— you have career opportunities already. Don’t get all pissed and say the WSJ is saying you’re dropping out of school. They used your own words, girl.

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  98. andrea wrote:

    very nice collage! and a great idea:)

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  99. I know Jane personally and she is considered among the rest of us in school to be a drop out. I mean, she’s not taking classes with us and left ages ago to pursue her blog and father’s ultra-deep wallet. Whatever, not a big deal as she didn’t have many friends ANYWAY. But there’s no reason for her to hide the truth: she is a drop out and is getting her GED from home so she can fly around the globe with her job less mother. We are so not interested in her but just had to set the record straight.

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  100. Nice medley of pics!
    love it

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  101. mel wrote:

    oh i love ur booties!and nice collage or whatever it is!

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  102. Michelle wrote:

    Seriously not trying to be rude or prying, but I’m just really curious how you have the money and the means to live this lifestyle? Your clothes are all so fabulous and expensive. Again, not trying to be rude.

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  103. gleopatra wrote:

    are you really still in high school? gosh i never would have guessed

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  104. It’s so shocking to know that (they’re assuming you dropped out). Didn’t the writer even tried visiting the said blogs first? Poor research. What good is it if it’s not supported by evidence? They should know by now that would fire right back at them? Tsktsk.

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  105. porno izle wrote:

    thanks for all admin
    with everything beautiful

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  106. How many people actually have 8 true friends?Hardly anyone I know.But some of us have all right friends and good friends.

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  107. Just for today I will have a program, I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

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  108. Elizabeth wrote:

    Hello! So Jane, I am just curious… Did you finally graduate with your class in 2010? Or did you postpone it so that you could focus on your brilliant blooming career? I never noticed any commentary on your blog about it…

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