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The Everygirl
November 8, 2017
3:19 pm
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wolcott22
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July 14, 2016

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She does have great skin and has mastered that no-makeup/makeup, minimalistic but still put together look. I want her to do something her her hair (though I have no suggestions) but she really is a well put together person. 

I agree and I think Danielle has really pulled her look together in the past year or so. Granted her makeup/skincare cost is insane, but she's such a label queen I doubt she'd ever consider drugstore anything. 

I still think she looks like Michael Jackson

November 8, 2017
4:31 pm
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okbut
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Meows: 25
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April 12, 2014

agree, why waste the money on an office space that neither of them are (hardly ever) at? I know they got that kitchen remodel #sponsored so they can do some shoots there but it still seems really weird.

November 13, 2017
5:23 pm
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hey
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 662
Snarking Since:
June 12, 2012

I'm shocked that so many of you find Alaina and Danielle relatable with "attainable" style. I don't think Danielle has ever had relatable spending habits. I had no clue how she was spending so much money on her home decor and clothing (everything from high-end couches to pricey flatware) when she was self-employed in an unstable and fickle industry and lived on her own in Chicago, well before she met Conor. Same with Alaina. If you look back at their earliest posts long before sponsorships or EveryGirl success, they were spending thousands on bedding and designer lamps. As 20-something "every girls". Ha! I am a 20-something who makes a good salary, and I would never spend $400 on a table lamp at this stage in my life. Especially not when I move every year and *must* redecorate everything for the 'gram.

Danielle has definitely had a nose job. [I wish the internet could unearth a photo of pre-nose job Danielle and make my day]

Conor is definitely from a very wealthy family, but it's not as if Danielle isn't from a life of privilege. She grew up Beverly Hills, I thought? I'm quite curious about her biological dad and the family drama. She previously had a different last name and from what I've gathered, Moss may actually be her mom's maiden name. Her mom moved her to Chicago, yet five years later they have zero relationship? That's sad. I can't imagine anything stopping my mom from attending my wedding. She follows her half-sister on Instagram, yet not invited to the wedding either? Truly feel sad for her, but have to wonder… there is a common denominator here and it's her…

I find it amusing that Danielle, the girl who had never been out of the country until a couple years ago, had a wedding in Paris. What a personal choice that truly reflects the couple's history and personalities. Oh, wait.

Last year Alaina said they signed a two-year lease because they never saw themselves settling in Chicago forever (she mentioned San Fran as their ultimate), yet now she's changed her tune and is ready to move to Lombard? Does she really just want a new decorating project? Someone commented about all the work she put into the greystone only to move, and she was like, "Work? We just hung light fixtures?" Um. All the painting, custom framing, new furniture, stair repair, new stair runner, outdoor furniture… It's going to be hard to top that gorgeous greystone in Lombard.

November 13, 2017
9:22 pm
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White Space
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 396
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June 26, 2013

hey meowed
I'm shocked that so many of you find Alaina and Danielle relatable with "attainable" style. I don't think Danielle has ever had relatable spending habits. I had no clue how she was spending so much money on her home decor and clothing (everything from high-end couches to pricey flatware) when she was self-employed in an unstable and fickle industry and lived on her own in Chicago, well before she met Conor. Same with Alaina. If you look back at their earliest posts long before sponsorships or EveryGirl success, they were spending thousands on bedding and designer lamps. As 20-something "every girls". Ha! I am a 20-something who makes a good salary, and I would never spend $400 on a table lamp at this stage in my life. Especially not when I move every year and *must* redecorate everything for the 'gram.

 

Definitely some truth to this! I remember being excited when they launched The Everygirl because at the time I was a single twenty-something who made a paltry salary and was soooooo tired of bloggers posting "attainable" home decor that was actually anything but attainable on a just-starting-out salary (and like you, even if I had the money, I wasn't about to spend it on furnishings when I was in the moving to different apts/not furnishing a stable home stage of life). The Everygirl has had SOME good posts that would've been helpful to me at that stage, but most of what they've posted has still been what I would consider aspirational, not attainable, for young women just out of college and setting up an apartment. 

I wish I could find it, but a few years back, I remember Alaina actually posted something about how she bought her Pottery Barn couch by applying for a Pottery Barn credit card. I was glad she copped to it, but I just feel like that was so indicative of how deceptive bloggers are. Like…probably should have been up front about that earlier instead of portraying this lifestyle that actually wasn't real. 

November 13, 2017
9:39 pm
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spamkat
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Meows: 56
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April 7, 2017

So one of them, I think Danielle, mentioned a while ago in a blog post that west elm and a couple other stores give industry discounts. Think the first time Carrie met Aiden in SATC. So between steep discounts, c/o, and a healthy savings account, help from your parents, and CC debit you too can have a fabulous neutral living room.

November 14, 2017
9:39 am
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#NotSponsored
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 877
Snarking Since:
February 15, 2012

I haven't been on this thread since the beginning but have read through it, and I thought the majority of the posts was how NOT relatable or attainable and how boring/the same all of their decor and featured decor (of other bloggers) was. I don't recall anyone claiming a $400 lamp was attainable for someone in their 20s fresh out of college? Also, I don't think that just because you're from L.A. means that you are wealthy or well off. I think Danielle was probably middle class. It's like saying you live in NYC, one of the most expensive cities in the world, so you must be wealthy. No, I have very good friends that live there. And at 35, some still have roommates. So let's not make the leap. People always think you can't live middle class lives in expensive cities. You can. But Conor comes from "family jet" money, so I'd say Danielle has made quite a jump financially. It's a little bit more of a leap than wealthy to more wealthy. Especially for someone who is clearly estranged from the vast majority of her family, so I don't think they were funding her lifestyle when she moved to Chicago (unlike a lot of bloggers who come from even moderately well off families). I believe her when she says she worked 3 or 4 (okay sure, "Creative"/unstable) jobs the first couple of years she was in the city. 

I think it's obvious to anyone over the age of maybe 22 that these bloggers get comped stuff. Especially if they are helping "design" the furniture (and I'm really not sure how much design work they do) but they both own the couches they worked on during a collaboration, so I always assume they got those for free. And yes, with gift cards, industry discounts, the business credit card, and personal credit card/debt it's easy to look like you're living a stylish life when 90% of it is c/o or deeply discounted.

I'd actually love to see pictures of her in her early 20's. If she has indeed had a nose job, it was botched. I'm still not convinced, but "hey" seems to have some insider information. 

Was Alaina even at the Chicago party? I'm dying to know the budget of the homes she's looking at in the 'burbs. 

November 14, 2017
4:32 pm
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PinkUberFitnFlare
Hamcat
Meows: 143
Snarking Since:
December 28, 2012

I don't believe for one hot second that Danielle and Alaina have ever wanted to be "an Everygirl" – not now and now when they started the site. They both get really defensive if anyone suggests otherwise, but their whole internet personas have been carefully curated to appear UN-attainable and out of reach for most of the people in their target audience.

November 14, 2017
5:46 pm
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hey
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 662
Snarking Since:
June 12, 2012

 #NotSponsored, I'm trying to not read your comment in a harsh, rude tone, but—yikes.  I thought we were all in it for the mutual snark.

1. The past two pages of this formerly-dead thread are comments saying Alaina is more relatable, Danielle *used* to be relatable and have attainable style, but now she doesn't since meeting Conor… I was just pointing out that in my opinion having followed both of them since 2012, that has never been the case. 

2. Duh they get comped stuff and discounts now, but they didn't back in 2012 before their success and before this influencer/blogging industry boomed. Back then they were buying their own custom headboards and $400 lamps. 

3. Danielle is from Beverly Hills. No matter how you slice it, that's not middle class. I wasn't saying she was from a wealthy family like Conor's, just that she likely grew up surrounded by affluence (be it just her friends and community, if not her own family), so it's not as if she's a total fish out of water or has totally changed since meeting Conor.  

4. I don't have insider info, but I can spot a nose job from a mile away. It's a total nose-job nose (pinched nostrils, slimmed ski-jump bridge, irregular tip). She probably had it in her teens.

November 14, 2017
5:49 pm
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hey
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 662
Snarking Since:
June 12, 2012

#NotSponsored meowed
 

Was Alaina even at the Chicago party? I'm dying to know the budget of the homes she's looking at in the 'burbs. 

One of the houses she shared on IG stories is $475k in Lombard.

November 14, 2017
7:26 pm
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HumanBoatShoe
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Meows: 40
Snarking Since:
March 21, 2017

hey meowed

#NotSponsored meowed
 

Was Alaina even at the Chicago party? I'm dying to know the budget of the homes she's looking at in the 'burbs. 

One of the houses she shared on IG stories is $475k in Lombard.

Lombard is not a flashy suburb, at all, so $475k should get you a decent piece of real estate. I am actually really surprised this is where they are looking, I would expect them to follow in the footsteps of Liz Adams and move to a suburb like Hinsdale. 

November 15, 2017
12:22 pm
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hey
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 662
Snarking Since:
June 12, 2012

HumanBoatShoe meowed

hey meowed

#NotSponsored meowed
 

Was Alaina even at the Chicago party? I'm dying to know the budget of the homes she's looking at in the 'burbs. 

One of the houses she shared on IG stories is $475k in Lombard.

Lombard is not a flashy suburb, at all, so $475k should get you a decent piece of real estate. I am actually really surprised this is where they are looking, I would expect them to follow in the footsteps of Liz Adams and move to a suburb like Hinsdale. 

I don't disagree, but I don't think Alaina has the family money backing her for a down payment like I suspect Liz and her husband did. 

I picture Alaina in a 'burb like Glen Ellyn. Maybe they're aiming for that area (I'm not that familiar with Lombard, but geographically it's next to it).

November 15, 2017
12:48 pm
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Neutral Neurotic
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1429
Snarking Since:
December 27, 2014

To be honest, I like Danielle and Alaina's style (although a bit too monochromatic for my taste). I like how versatile a neutral wardrobe is and I find myself gravitating toward that as I get older. My husband I are in our 40s, with successful, established careers, we live in a city with a lower cost of living than Chicago and I cannot afford D & A's lifestyles. I don't see how a woman 15 years younger than me could. I am not too far removed from my twenties that I remember the days of living paycheck to paycheck and hoping that I did not run out of gas because rent was due Wednesday and I did not get paid until Friday.

I have to agree with the poster who said that D & A have never truly wanted to be Everygirls, they have always portrayed the aspirational life on their 'grams and blogs. I usually take what they have posted and then I find it cheaper.

November 15, 2017
1:36 pm
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HumanBoatShoe
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Meows: 40
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March 21, 2017

hey meowed

HumanBoatShoe meowed

hey meowed

#NotSponsored meowed
 

Was Alaina even at the Chicago party? I'm dying to know the budget of the homes she's looking at in the 'burbs. 

One of the houses she shared on IG stories is $475k in Lombard.

Lombard is not a flashy suburb, at all, so $475k should get you a decent piece of real estate. I am actually really surprised this is where they are looking, I would expect them to follow in the footsteps of Liz Adams and move to a suburb like Hinsdale. 

I don't disagree, but I don't think Alaina has the family money backing her for a down payment like I suspect Liz and her husband did. 

I picture Alaina in a 'burb like Glen Ellyn. Maybe they're aiming for that area (I'm not that familiar with Lombard, but geographically it's next to it).

I grew up in Glen Ellyn & Naperville, and there is a HUGE difference in how GE and Lombard are viewed. Even without family money, I would much rather buy a smaller home in the significantly better school district (and prestigious) Glen Ellyn than a larger home in Lombard. There is nothing wrong with the town, it just does not strike me as #goals.





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