North Carolina Jeweler Stirs Up Controversy With Billboard Slogan

(PCM) A North Carolina jeweler has come under fire because the slogan used on their roadside billboard is considered offensive. The billboard in question is advertising for Spicer Greene Jewelers in Asheville and features the words “Sometimes it’s OK to throw rocks at girls”. The words are surrounded by images of precious stones.

The billboard has struck a nerve with locals who claim that the words further promote a culture of violence against women. They feel that children who see the billboard will not see the humor and/or play on words in the sign and only think that it means it’s okay to throw rocks at girls.

The jeweler has since issued an apology for the billboard and claim that it was never their intention to offend anyone with the message. They posted the following note on their Facebook page regarding the situation:

“To whom we have offended with our recent billboard, please accept our apologies. We do not condone violence of any kind toward any being. We are humble enough to realize when we make a mistake and humble enough to realize the context in which we are speaking. We did not intend to cause controversy and our billboard communicated something we did not intend. We intended the billboard as a play on words to encourage the loving act of gift giving and are deeply saddened that it offended anyone.”

While we do see how some people could read into another more sinister message on the sign, however these days everyone is so hyper sensitive to absolutely anything and everything. We certainly don’t believe the jewelers had any intention offend and most likely felt they were just being cute and clever with the billboard in question.

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United Airlines Bans Two Young Women From Flight For Wearing Leggings!

(PCM) Everyone is in an uproar over the news that United Airlines recently banned two young women from their flight from Denver to Minneapolis for wearing leggings. According to the airline the women were not wearing “proper” attire and that unless they agreed to change their pants they would not be allowed on the flight.

The Washington Post also reports that a third young woman, who only happens to be 10-years old, was also found to be wearing leggings and was asked to change her pants as well before being allowed to board the flight. This is just preposterous! She is literally a 10-year old little girl! Leggings are standard attire for someone her age, in fact, leggings are now considered pretty standard attire for any and all women these days regardless of age.

While we agree that there are certainly times when leggings are not always the classiest way to dress depending on how they are worn, however paired with the correct top and either boots or sneakers they can look absolutely adorable. Without seeing the way in which these young ladies, minus the 10-year old, were wearing the leggings it can be a bit hard to judge why United Airlines would have come down on them so harshly.

The 10-year old little girl ended up putting a dress over her leggings, however the other two young ladies pressed the issue and were not going to be allowed to board their flight. They did eventually board the plane after changing their clothing. Many feel that it is not up to United Airlines to police the way in which women and girls dress, however on the other side of that there is the issue of dress code appropriateness which is left up to the discretion of the airline gate agents.

Political activist and founder of the gun safety campaign “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America” Shannon Watts just so happened to be at the gate when all the drama was going down and tweeted out the incident to her over 32,000 Twitter followers.

The above tweet is what opened up #leggingsgate and even celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Sarah Silverman and Patrica Arquette joined in to voice their frustrations with United Airlines policies. The airline responded to Watts with the following tweet:

However the story does get a bit more involved as it seem that the young women were traveling via passes as part of the United Airlines employee benefit travel. The women’s attire did not meet the protocol and adhere to the policy for employee benefit travel. We have dealt with this a lot in the past ourselves and while many of the airlines policies for company dress code attire is a bit dated that is a small price to pay for being able to fly for a significantly discounted rate or perhaps even for free.

Perhaps United Airlines should get on board with some of the other airlines such as American or Delta who have updated their dress code policies for employee and companion travel, however before #leggingsgate gets too far out of control, people should know the whole story.

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Keep Your Weekend Style On Point With Adorable Styles From ‘Friday + Saturday’

(PCM) We are finding ourselves falling in love with the adorable new styles from Friday + Saturday and they have arrived just in time for a multitude of upcoming events such as Spring Break, Mother’s Day,Wedding Season and of course everyone’s favorite, Summer!

This is a brand that will keep your weekend style on point. And what’s even cooler is Friday + Saturday is designed and created in house by an all girl team, all under the age of 30. So, you know they are on the cutting edge of fashion industry trends. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good logo tee?

After years of running two successful retail companies founder Kirsten Blowers partnered with Kelsey Sugg to craft Friday + Saturday, a clever creation centered around a passion for pop culture.

Check out these adorable items you can rock this season:

Babes Support Babes T-Shirt $34

Show the ladies some love in a tee you’ll easily be obsessed with. Celebrate the women who lift you up in this trendy shirt.

 

Day Off Hat $28

Whether you have the Day Off or not, grab this hat and you’ll be asked where you got it all day long! This design has gone viral and it is one of Friday + Saturday’s most popular items! Perfect for lounging around, running errands, or flaunting on vacation. This is the hat your closet has been asking for!

Girl Boss Hat $28

Show ’em who’s boss with this on trend baseball hat.

Let’s hear it for the babes! Whether you’re on a Netflix binge or brunching with your bestie, these witty tees and hats show off your individuality, while keeping your style casual. Gather your girls and celebrate the power of positivity over negativity! #CelebrateTheBabes with Friday + Saturday!

Longing for these looks? Friday + Saturday is sold in over 150 stores across the country and all of their products are available on https://shopriffraff.com.

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Haven’t You Always Wanted To Smell Like Kitten Fur?

(PCM) There is an odd new perfume on the market that allegedly captures the scent of kitten fur in the most purrr-fect way possible. Cat lovers around the world are rejoicing,  but the rest of us … well, we can’t be entirely sure that we want to go around smelling just like cat, even if it is an adorable kitten.

New York-based fragrance company Demeter Fragrance Library has unveiled that their newest fragrance, aptly titled “Kitten Fur” was created to perfectly capture the smell of the area on a kitten located just behind their neck.

The company claims the fragrance has been over 15-years in the making and provides the wearer with a sense of warmth and comfort whether your a cat lover or not.

The exclusive fragrance is available on Demeter Fragrance’s website in multiple sizes and prices, ranging from a half-ounce cologne mini splash for $6 to a 4-ounce atmosphere diffuser oil for $25.

On Facebook user describes the scent as”a mix between newborn baby, a freshly baked loaf of bread and the scent of home.”

Some of Demeter Fragrance’s other most popular scents include baby powder, gin and tonic, moon beam and cannabis flower.

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Nordstrom Is Selling ‘Clear-Knee Mom Jeans’ And We Want To Know Why!

(PCM) There have been many, many crazy fashion trends over the years with a good majority of them being in questionable taste. Some make you raise your eyebrows and say ‘Are they serious?’ and others are just plain hideous. This was definitely our reaction to learning that Nordstrom is now selling “Clear Knee Mom Jeans” from TopShop because hey, haven’t you always wanted to show off those sexy knee caps!

The website’s description for the jeans is even better!  It reads “Slick plastic panels bare your’ knees for a futuristic feel in tapered and cropped high-waist jeans”. The product is just ridiculous and we seriously can’t see these bad boys flying off the shelf anytime soon. Let’s not even talk about the fact that they cost $95!

This makes us feel vaguely reminiscent about the recent product that popped up for sale at Urban Outfitters. It was literally a small swatch of fabric that they were attempting to pass off as a $16 shirt. They called it the “Extreme Crop Top Shrug” and it only just covered the wearers shoulder blades and nothing else. Twitter went into an uproar, much the same as they are doing with the “Clear Knee Mom Jeans” and the product has since been removed from the Urban Outfitters website.

Urban Outfitters described their ridiculous product as “The ultra-sexy way to layer with this teeny cropped tank top by Out From Under. Cropped above chest for the coolest layered look featuring a crop neck and thin shoulder straps.”

Just make it stop! Please!

 

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Ever Wonder What A $30,000 Ugly Christmas Sweater Looks Like?

(PCM) Most individuals wouldn’t spend more than $15 to $20 on an ugly Christmas sweater since it is usually an article of clothing that only gets worn once maybe twice a year at most. But if you happened to receive an extra Christmas bonus this year or happen to have a spare $30,000 laying around, Tipsy Elves have created the world’s most expensive ugly Christmas sweater and it can be yours this holiday season.

The hideous sweater features Santa Claus riding a unicorn passing over the planet Saturn and is bejeweled with 24,274 individually placed Swarovski crystals. The one of a kind creation is said to have taken over 52 hours to complete. It even comes complete with two gaudy fake diamond necklaces attached to the collar!  Now there’s a winner!

The good folks even took the time and consideration to release that you can’t possibly wear your $30,000 Ugly Christmas sweater everyday of the year, so it comes shipped to customers in a luxury frame so that you can display your hideous purchase throughout the year. We can imagine this will earn you a ton of admirers!

Be sure to get your hands on one of these once in a lifetime (thank goodness!) creations before they are gone or before you go completely broke with other frivolous purchases this holiday season.

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