September 14, 2011

Dear, Children's Place... WTF is up with the hookerwear?


Fall has descended upon the Chicagoland area so I decided that I better descend upon a kids store and pick up my daughter a couple of hoodies and some new pants since she's outgrown her fall and winter clothes from last year. Imagine my utter delight when I stumbled upon this little jewel while ordering online today from The Children's Place.

Why yes, yes, those are in fact black sequin leggings that the Children's Place suggests I pair with their equally lovely faux leopard print fur coat for my six year old.

Thanks for the fashion tip Children's Place but I'm dressing a little girl, not a 58 year old hooker from Jersey with a Pall Mall dangling from her ruby red lips and a flask of cheap vodka shoved between her boobs.

Jersey, sorry, no offense intended. You gave us Bon Jovi and The Boss so you're all good in my book.

The Children's Place... we've gotta talk. I'm gonna need your design and marketing team to stop spending their weekends catching up on Jersey Shore reruns. I'll let them off the hook for watching Jerseylicious because I do secretly love those Gatsby bitches. But come on, these are kids. Let's save the hookerwear for college. Or for those Toddlers and Tiaras freaks. Mmmmmkay? Thanks.

xoxo,
Single Mom Survives

PS. No really, WTF?

37 comments:

  1. *sigh* I really don't know what to say and I'm honestly shocked at CP because I always thought of their clothes as more preppy?

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  2. It's funny, I love their stuff. Especially because I can mix and match. Also, let's face it, when they have a sale they have a SALE. This is so out of the norm for them I think that's why I was surprised and I found it so odd. I'm all for fun and funky girls fashion, we mix and match all the time. Anything with a fun rock theme to it we get but this was a bit *much* given the age range. I'm laughing while crying on the inside.

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  3. Maybe these are supposed to be part of some sort of Halloween costume? :-D

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  4. The saddest thing about it is that there is actually a market for size 6x sequined leggings, off the shoulder tops and faux fur jackets. I have seen children show up in school wearing such things... (I teach just south of 1960 --> Houston fashion has changed in the last few decades)

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  5. I saw children's boy short panties at Wally World the other day. You know the kind that might as well be a thong because they only cover half your ass so the bottom of your cheeks are hanging out? They went down to size 5. And had hello kitty on them. Yuck.

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  6. I stopped shopping at CP when my daughter was 4 because they had belly shirt and animal prints and seemed like Fredericks of Hollywood for preschoolers. At another store I stopped breathing for a bit when I saw the teeny tiny little thongs. What's next? 6-inch glass heels?

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  7. Oh yikes! Start 'em early campaign? It's crazy!

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  8. another reason I am soooo glad I don't have daughters. . .!

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  9. Did you see their Justin Bieber clothing section too? *GAG*

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  10. What the hell??? I hope that's just a Chicago thing and the buyer in that part of the country is trying some type of social experiment. That is just garbage!

    I thought CP was the last of the dinosaurs, the age where I could look forward to real clothes and nothing that would have my daughter looking like she's ready to sell a little tail.

    Damn shame!

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  11. Hey! Ok, you are really funny. I mean, REALLY. I have a proposition for you. I have a blog, www.southernmomentum.com ... now don't let the "southern" scare you, I'm originally from michigan. Anyways, my blog is a collaboration of GenXer moms from all over the map ... one of them, The Desperate Housemommy, is from chicagoland too. I need a SINGLE mom to complete my well-rounded-ness & think you would be an AWESOME fit. Details, you ask? Ok, sorry, no $$, I have none ... but it is good exposure for your blog. You have a bio under every post, plus under the "The MOMS" section. The best part? You get to pick a Barbie picture! The contributors post every other month, either something they have already written or something new. No pressure, just fun. Check out the blog when you get a minute... its sort of a witty, anti-supermom approach. "Perfect" moms need not apply! Lmk! You would be an awesome fit!!!

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  12. I love the leggings but the pairing is out of hand. As a matter of fact, the leopard thing is just stupid. The leggings are great. I can see them with a cute dress or tunic top. my daughter loves sparkly.

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  13. man, i'm glad i had a boy.
    just ridiculous.

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  14. I am also glad my children came out with penises. The state of little girls' clothing makes me want to cringe. You can't even get me started on shorts and the like with words written across the ass! And I'd NEVER put my little girl in a bikini! THIS is why God gave me boys. Because my girls would wear turtle necks year round and full scuba gear to the beach!

    Margaret (@goodbadfamily)

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  15. I'm am incredibly shocked by this oh Childrens Place what level have you stooped to? With fashion icons like Suri Cruise (i.e.- oh yes I'm talking about the bright red lipstick and I think I may even have seen a similar outfit on Willow Smith) I'm not too surprised.

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  16. I would never consider myself conservative, but thought perhaps I was when I started seeing this stuff on the racks and found it a tad disturbing. Glad so many others agree. Tacky and tastless!

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  17. Yuck! I just don't understand why anyone would dress a little girl up like that. Maybe I'm too old... Thank goodness I only have boys.

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  18. They like costumes. But may be we are just getting old :)

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  19. I thought the same thing when i went into Childrens Place for my daughter, although, Justice for girls has the same style clothig as well, so it's hard finding clothes for my daughter now that doesnt look like she could work the corners!!

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  20. This is my first visit to your blog! I am thrilled to find such a fun blog by a single mom-I was one for a short while :)

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  21. I'm sad to hear about Children's Place choice of "fashion". When my daughter was that age they had really nice clothes. Just goes to show how far the media has influenced everything. Best of luck in finding a better store.

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  22. Amazing blog - first time here!
    As I see, being a single mom of twin-boys is probably less problematic than for one girl:)
    Good luck!

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  23. Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)

    HeatherVonsj@gmail.com

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  24. There are some cute clothes at children's place, besides this.

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  25. Good God that's awful!!! As much as I would love to have a little girl, I am thankful that having a boy as I currently do, I don't have to confront such atrocities yet!

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  26. Awesome post,,,Moms are so much more powerful than they realize. How they are feeling on a particular day can have significant effects on the entire family. A Mom can and does influence so many things in her environment. And that can affect how she feels, and in turn how the other family members feel.

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  27. Crazy! What's wrong with the fashion world. Let the kids be kids, I don't want to raise my daughter to be a hooker at the age of 7. I like her to be a kid.

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  28. freakin hilarious. thank god i have a boy. on the other hand, we only get to choose skulls and skate rat gear (and my 6 yr old boy is still too scared to ride a bike...)

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  29. haha wow. This makes me glad that I'm having a boy in 6 weeks, rather than a girl. I get to avoid all the clothing and social mishaps of young girls trying to be "sexy".

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  30. Dear Single Mom Survives,

    I'm a new follower to your blog and I'm pretty sure after spending two entire days reading every single blog post of yours and not doing a SINGLE bit of work, I may now also be your newest UNEMPLOYED follower. Either way, I notice that you've left us and haven't posted since September 2011. I don't know where you've gone but I hope it's nice there. Regardless, you must come back. I think I may have an addiction which only you could feed. I need more blog posts. That is all. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

    Signed,
    Newly Addicted

    P.S. Whatever happened with the HOA? I'm dying to know. . .did I miss it in a post somewhere?

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    1. HOA follow up is the best because I have brand new recent info even!! It was straightened out. The judge was pissed at them for wasting her time. I paid what I owed and they didn't get anywhere near the insane amount of money they were seeking. Judge basically told them they were ridiculous and to go pound sand. I handed them back the check I had given them that they then returned to me when they decided it would be more fun to sue me. What idiots. Eventually after a rash of these cases in our subdivision a bunch of new people were elected to the HOA board. Then the new board replaced the management company that the last board had hired that drove these lawsuits. Win. Win.

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  31. This is hysterical. I have two girls, twins. What a great blog. I'm so glad I found you. Keep up the great work.

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  32. Whatever happened to Chocolate Soup kids clothes store in Winnetka or Northfield IL? I bought clothes for my girls there all the time.

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    1. I'm not sure Mr. Fancy Pants. I can't afford to even buy a vowel in Winnetka. Good luck with the twins.

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  33. The kids clothing are becoming the adult clothing, lol! Well some adults at least, lol!

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  34. I totally understand what you mean! However, with that being said, I will say I adore the children's place!

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  35. I love the leggings but the pairing is out of hand. As a matter of fact, the leopard thing is just stupid. The leggings are great. I can see them with a cute dress or tunic top. my daughter loves sparkly.

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