You’ll Be Beggin’ On Your Knees For Me ♥


Hey girlies,

Kris here, again.  But I know you are all waiting to hear about my revenge on Dempsey and Olivia.  Like, I mean, she knew I was dating him so she is going DOWN.  So here is what you having been waiting for…

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee:

Maybe, maybe it isn’t him.  Maybe that’s his cousin or someone who just looks like Olivia but is actually…I don’t know, his distant relative? – Kristen

“Are you girls coming?” – Landon

“Come on Kris, let’s go.” – Massie

“What’s up with her?” – Derrington

“It’s ok, Dyl,” – Kristen

“Besides…” I continued, “I’m getting my revenge.” – Kristen

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You'll Be Beggin' On Your Knees For Me Starter 1

I sat on the kitchen island with the rest of the Pretty Committee and the Belles with cups of watermelon lemonade.  I looked around the room, admiring the white cabinets and the granite counter tops.  I smiled at my friends as I took a sip of lemonade.

“Ok, so how are we going to get back at Dempsey and Duh-livia?” Massie asked as soon as everyone had settled in.

“Umm, very public breakup?” Ella Thomas asked, still a bit in awe of the infamous Queen Massie.

“Ahv-course, but what are we actually going to do?” Alicia replied, rolling her eyes.  Ella cowered back a little.

“Ok, what is Kris good at?” Claire asked herself.  “Soccer…Academics…Singing?”

“Yes!  EMG!  She could totally sing a song for Dempsey that would totally ruin him.”  Massie said happily, smirking.

“Ooooh! Do you know that Victorious episode?  The one where she was with that guy who used her to get a good grade?  You could totes sing Beggin’ On Your Knees.” Dylan giggled sheepishly after confessing her little obsession with TV shows like Victorious and iCarly.

“That is an ah-mazing idea, Dyl! Let’s do it.” I smiled mischievously.  “Wait, where?”

“Let’s throw a party for the crowning of the Belles.  That way we can have a stage and a huge audience.” Massie suggested as she started typing in her iPhone 5s with all the details to Landon Dorsey, her party planner.

“Ok, what about Olivia?” Erica Brown asked as she glanced at us all.

“Ohhh, I have the perfect plan for her.” Alicia grinned like a cheshire cat.  Leesh, what are you up to?

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You'll Be Beggin' On Your Knees For Me Starter 2

I walked around the party, mingling with the other girls from OCD and the boys from Briarwood.  I spotted Dempsey talking to a few other boys in his grade.  I checked my phone and seeing as it was already 7:25, I ran backstage, at least as fast as I could in my heels.

I reached there just in time before we were all supposed to go on stage.

“Ok, I’m here,” I said panting a little.  The rest of the Pretty Committee were already there and so were Landon, Josh, Derrington and Cam.

“Are you ready?” Massie asked me, checking me over for any flaws and runaway threads.  There weren’t any.

“Totally.  Let’s go!” I smiled and then Massie went up on the stage.  We followed her up and stood in a line behind her as Landon and Cam stood at the left entrance of the stage while Derrington and Josh stood at the right entrance.

“Hi!  How’s everybody doing?” Massie shouted through the mic.  She got cheers in response.  “I think that it’s time to crown the new alpha clique of OCD so, the Belles’, come on up!”

Everyone applauded and cheered as the Belles came up on stage.  “Blair, Erica, Liana, Lauren and Ella will be your ruler in the following year, and we trust them to carry on the tradition.”  Massie said when everyone quieted down a bit.  “I know they will do an incredible job.  And now, here are your keys.”  I smiled as I faced Lauren and gave her a golden necklace with the real key to the secret room on it.  I saw from the corner of my eye that the rest of the Pretty Committee were doing the same with the rest of the Belles.

When we were all done, Massie faced the audience again.  “Now, as a celebration of this new year, there will be a special performance by someone who you all know and love, Kristen Gregory!”

I stepped forward while the others stepped back into their positions as my backup dancers.  “Before I begin, will Dempsey Solomon please come up on the stage please?” I said through the microphone.  There were a few whistles as I watched Dempsey make his way up on the stage, a grin plastered on his face.  I rolled my eyes.

When he finally made it up beside me, he hugged me.  I hugged him back to be polite but then released it very quickly.  I smiled at him, but not really at him, but about what was about to happen to him.

“This song is dedicated to my boyfriend…or let me say, my EX boyfriend.”  I grinned as a murmur ran through the crowd.

“What?” Dempsey asked me, a bewildered look on his face.

“Just listen…I think you’ll hate it!  Let’s go!”

The music starts and I begin to sing.

“You had it all, the day you told me told me you want me.  I had it all, but let you fool me fool me completely.  Yeah I was so stupid to give you all my attention, but the way you played me exposed your true intentions.  And one day, you’ll be beggin’ on your knees for me, and one day, you’ll be crawling like a centipede.  You mess with me, and mess with her, so I’ll make sure you get what you deserve.  And one day, you’ll be beggin’ on your knees for me…”

At that, Dempsey tried to leave the stage, but stopped when the bodyguards, or let’s say, the rest of the boyfriends glared at him and blocked him from leaving.  I grinned when the spotlight hit his face just to make it more apparent on what he had done.

When I finished the song, the crowd cheered!  I beamed at the crowd, and then smirked as I turned my head to face Dempsey.

“I don’t get it.  Kris? What did I do?” Dempsey asked as he pleaded at me.

“Oh please.  You know it, I know it.  Or are you really going to deny that you were never with Olivia at the top of the Empire State Building less than a week ago?”

“Look, I can explain.  Kris, just give me a minute to explain.”  He pleaded, his eyes widened by the fact that I knew.

“Just save it Dempsey.”  I turned to walk away, but stopped and swirled around to face him.  “Oh, by the way, if I wasn’t clear enough, which I think I was, or you are to slow to take the hint, we are sooooo DONE!”

I threw the bracelet he gave me at the beach at his face, aiming for his eye.  Let’s just say, I still got my aim.  I walked off the stage and ran into the group hug that was waiting for me.

“That was ah-mazing Kris.” Massie exclaimed as we squealed with delight.

“I know.”  I smiled.  “It was totally fun too!”

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You'll Be Beggin' On Your Knees For Me Starter 3

I watched at the entrance as a car suddenly pulled up.  A giggly girl with blonde hair came out laughing as she saw Alicia near, chatting with Josh and a few other soccer players.

“Leesh!”  She called out.  “I can’t believe I’m so late!  I thought that it was at your house, so I went and no one was there, so I checked Dylan’s and Blair’s but still no one.  Then I realised it was here!”  I rolled my eyes at that.  Leave it to Duh-livia to forget where a party is, especially if it was thrown by the queen of the school.

“Hey Livy!” Alicia hollered motioning for her to join them.  As Duh-livia joined them, a spotlight from the stage hit her.  I froze, then began to uncontrollably laugh.  The crowd all turned and everything was silent for a while, until laughter rippled through.  Olivia’s cheeks turned red when she realised what happened.

She was wearing a silver dress which was stunning…if it was lined properly.  It looked fine normally, but once the light hits it, it was completely see through, if you know what I mean.  Alicia smirked at her as a horrified expression surfaced on Olivia’s face.

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I walked over and high fived Leesh, giggling like crazy.  Olivia didn’t move, but I saw that someone had.  Massie.  She walked out and stepped in front of Olivia, hands on her hips, eyebrows raised.

“What do you have to say for yourself?” Massie asked her sarcastically.

“Uhh…umm…what do you mean?” Olivia stammered in reply.

“Oh I think you do know.  So, if you have taken the hint tonight, stay away from my friends and I.  Or you’ll be sorry.” Massie said coolly.  I saw Olivia gulp.  Massie turned towards us and started to walk, when she suddenly turned back seeing that Olivia was still there.

“What are you still doing here?  Or do you want me to get a restraining order?”

Olivia ran away.  Good thing her car was still pulled up front or she would have had to wait.  I kind of felt sorry for her, but not that sorry.

Suddenly I found myself surrounded by Massie, Alicia, Dylan and Claire, my best friends.  I knew that this was going to be the start of an amazing year…

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Authors Notes

♥ Two new outfits on Massie’s Mannequin

♥ New CSOTU

♥ I know I’m supposed to be changing characters for every post but I determine that by the content of the post and who it mainly revolves around, so bear with me using Kristen for a while.

♥ This is the end of this storyline!  Well the next one would be sort of related but not really 🙂 Haha

♥ New post on XOXOLoveNatalie

Kristen Summer 2014

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New York, New York ♥

Hey girlies,

Kris here! I’m sure everyone is excited for summer! I know I am, hanging by the pool, beaches, malls…and possibly boys 😉 But besides from that, I hope everyone has an amazing time, now without further ado, here’s what you’ve been waiting for!

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee:

“Welcome to Manhattan.” – Massie

“What do we have to do?” – Blair

“Good, come on.  Let’s get the flowers.” – Kristen

“Get in a line in front of the elevator.” – Massie

“Blair, check your bouquet.” – Massie

BOO!

“Hey Kris.  I’m sorry, we couldn’t reach Dempsey.  His phone was off and he wasn’t at home.  But here, we got you these.” – Cam

“What’s wrong Kris?” – Massie

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New York, New York Starter 1

“What’s wrong Kris?” Massie asked worriedly.  I couldn’t speak.  I just…froze.  I stood, mouth slightly open in shock.  

I watched as the boy, or let’s just say, my boyfriend, welcome a girl in his arms.  Oh, not just any girl, but it just had to be Olivia Ryan herself.  He didn’t see me, but I saw everything.  How, he reached his strong arm out, taking her hand.  The way she giggled as he twirled her around.  How he kissed her cheek…I just stood there, not moving while the Pretty Committee watched with me.  All in shock.

I felt something warm on my cheek.  I unfroze just then, but only enough for my hand to touch my cheek and for my eyes to look down.  Tears.  I hadn’t even realised I had been crying until I saw how blurry everything looked.

Doubt and denial started rushing through my head, giving me a bit of a headache.  Maybe, maybe it isn’t him.  Maybe that’s his cousin or someone who just looks like Olivia but is actually…I don’t know, his distant relative?  Maybe I just pictured it because I missed him and I am picturing the worst.

I raised my hand to wipe the tears from my eyes so I could see clearer.  No.  There is no doubt.  That was Dempsey and Olivia.

“Are you girls coming?”

Massie turned around to hear Landon in the elevator.  Not realising that the others were still here.  They didn’t see what we were all looking at.

“Uhh….yeah.” Massie called back.  She took hold of my shoulders and gently turned me around to face her.  She took a tissue and quickly wiped my face.  “Come on Kris, let’s go.”

I let her guide me to the elevator.  I turned my head one last time before the elevator door closed, and watched as my love life came tumbling down…

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New York, New York Starter 2

I stared at my salad in front of me, my head down, as I picked at it with my fork.  The barely heard the chatter around me as we sat at a long table for twenty.  All I could think about was what had happened less than half and hour ago.  I recalled every single detail.  How he looked, how she looked.  How they both looked as they saw each other.

“What’s up with her?” Derrington asked Dylan when he noticed how quiet I had been the entire time.

“Oh uhh…” She quickly looked at me before turning back to him.  “Umm, I don’t know if I should -“

“It’s ok, Dyl,” I finally spoke.  “Everyone can know, I’m not going to hide this.  I’ll get over it.”

Suddenly, I felt hot.  I saw how he looked at Olivia, as if I never existed.  I felt the anger start to prickle in my entire body.  Fury burned my eyes as I suddenly realised what he had actually done to me.  He had cheated on me, and he is soooo NOT getting away with this.

“Besides…” I continued, “I’m getting my revenge.”

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Authors Notes:

♥ New Current State of the Union

♥ New Blogger on WordPress, give KissesWithKristen a big welcome!

♥ New Post on XOXOLoveNatalie

♥ The next post will be the last of this story line although the next would be somewhat connected to this.  I’m sorry that it took so long (OMG almost a year!) to finish just this one story line.  I would promise it would get better, if I didn’t have to work on a project all summer!  But I’ll try my best!

Kristen Summer 2014

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The Big Apple ♥

Hey girlies,

I’m back!  How is everyone? I think that you all have a pretty good idea of where this post takes place with the title of the post and the song title by Bridgit Mendler.  That’s right, Manhattan, New York.  “City Lights” by Bridgit Mendler seems like the perfect song for this post, so it’s there for you to listen to.

Blogger behind the laptop: Before I begin, I have made some changes.  I will be posting as 1st person from now on, from the perspective of any of the members of the Pretty Committee.  I thought that it was time for a change.  I will be alternating from each character depending on the plot.  Also, instead of ending with XOXO The Pretty Committee, it will end with XOXO and then one of the characters’ name.  The last thing that is changing, is now, the Pretty Committee aren’t afraid of wearing clothing that isn’t designer.  Hope you like it!  Oh, and BTW, this post is written in Kristen’s perspective.

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee

“Here’s the fourth envelop.  Good luck.” – Massie

“That’s it? No instructions?” – Erica

“If I guessed correctly, this should be the place.” – Blair

“Good job Erica!” – Blair

“Yes, good job girls.” – Massie

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The Big Apple Starter 1

 

I stood in front of the Met Steps with the rest of the Pretty Committee, fiddling with the bracelet that Dempsey gave me as we all waited for the Belles to arrive.  Today would be the final day, I thought as we saw a black car approaching.  It was funny to imaging how much trouble we had to go through just to get the key to the boiler room, or the secret room.  I grinned to myself as I watched Blair get out of the car with her heels and everything.  I looked down at my own pair of Louboutins and my outfit which got the Pretty Committee’s approval of a 9.

Massie stepped forward as did Blair.  They faced one another.  “Welcome to Manhattan.”  Massie said smirking as she watched the Belles look around them.  Though they tried to hide it, it was so obvious that they were totally in awe of the place.  I know I was when it was my first trip.

Massie let them wander their eyes for a while before saying “Ok, we have a lot of things to get through so let’s get started.”

“What do we have to do?” Blair immediately asked, determination in her eyes.  I smirked at them.

“Well, as alpha of OCD, you need to be able to get around the city.  After all, you will be visiting here quite often with parties, photoshoots, fashion week and so on.  So, this final test with see how fast you can get a hang of life in New York.” Massie stated.  “Here is your list of places and things you have to do in each place.  Take a photo on your phone as proof that you’ve been there.  Good luck!  We’ll meet you at the final destination.”  With that, she turned around and motioned to use to follow her as she walked off to the direction of the car.

Once we were inside, Massie turned to us.  “Girls, we should follow them just in case.”  She turned to Isaac.  “Follow those girls please.”

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The Big Apple Starter 2

We watched as the Belles read the list we gave them:

Places to Go

We watched as they bought a cup of coffee from a local coffee shop and sat at the Met steps, taking selfies with their coffees raised.  I laughed seeing their funny faces.

We followed them from the Empire to Tiffany’s to Central Park to Barneys, Bendels and we were waiting for them outside of Bergdorfs when Massie got a text.

Alex: We’ll be in the UES in 5.  Where do we meet?

“The guys are here.  We need to go meet them.  I think the Belles will be fine on their own.

Massie: Meet us in Central Park.  5th and 72nd.

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The Big Apple Starter 3

“Hey boys.” Massie said as Alex, James, Kyle, Luke and Cory approached us.  We each gave them a quick hug and started to walk around the park, relaxed and laughing as we chatted for a while.

“What did you need us to do?” Alex asked us as we stopped at a park bench and sat down.

“Buy your girlfriend’s favorite flowers.  We are giving them the tour of Manhattan and the Upper East Side.  We have to give them the Blair and Chuck meeting at the top of the Empire State Building.” Massie replied.  I smiled.  We all have a Gossip Girl obsession even if the series ended.  I may have a boyfriend, but I still lust over Nate Archibald and Chuck Bass.

The boys laughed.  “Uhh, is there a florist around?” James asked.  “I know that Erica’s are laurels.”

“Blair’s are hydrangeas.” Alex said.

“Ella loves camellias.”

“Lauren’s are gardenias.”

“And Liana’s are yellow poppies.”

“Good, come on.  Let’s get the flowers.” I told them and we walked off.

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The Big Apple Starter 4

We arrived at the Empire State Building, spotting couples holding hands, looking at the view.  I smiled and looked down at my bracelet, remembering the time when I first came up here with Dempsey.  We had sent Isaac to continue to follow the Belles.  Isaac just texted to Massie that they were on their way to the Empire State Building.  Good thing we were here already.

“Okay boys.  Get in a line in front of the elevator.  It’s show time.” Massie smirked as we waited for the elevator doors to open, letting out the Belles.

A few minutes later, the Belles stepped off.  I held back a laugh as their eyes widened, seeing their boyfriends in a row with bouquets of flowers.  It was a bit cheesy, but hey, it’s New York.

They ran excitedly to their boyfriends who handed them their bouquets and hugged them.  Massie stepped forward.

“Hey girls, had fun?”

“Def.  New York is so amazing!” Blair said grinning happily with Alex’s arm snaked around her waist.  He kissed the top of her head.

“Good.  Blair, check your bouquet.” Massie said as Blair inspected the flowers in her arms.  In the middle of a hydrangea was a gold key.

“Your final key for the secret room.  We’ll take you there when we get back.” Massie smiled.  We congratulated and chatted with the Belles for a while when suddenly…

BOO!

I jumped a bit as Massie whirled around.  My mouth dropped when we saw none other than Landon, Josh, Derrington and Cam.  All holding our favorite bouquets.  Amaryllis for Leesh, tiger lilies for Dyl, carnations for Claire, hibiscuses for me and of course, peonies for Massie.  Cam was holding two, the carnations and the hibiscuses, but where was Dempsey.  I frowned slightly as the rest of the Pretty Committee greeted their boyfriends with hugs and quick pecks.

Cam came towards me and gave me a hug. “Hey Kris.  I’m sorry, we couldn’t reach Dempsey.  His phone was off and he wasn’t at home.  But here, we got you these.”

I gave him a weary smile.  “Thanks Cam.”

“Okay, I have reservations at Butter for a celebratory dinner.  Come on!  Let’s go!” Massie encouraged.  They laughed and chatted as they walked towards the elevator.

I sighed and took a look around. The view really was amazing.  I was disappointed he wasn’t here, but it must have been something important if the guy’s couldn’t reach him.  I took in a last glance around, seeing the skyline of Manhattan.  I turned and was just about to walk to the elevator myself when I saw something out of the corner of my eye.

I gasped, frozen in place.  My heart was beating fast and I could barely breath.  I couldn’t move.  I just watched.

I saw Massie and the girls come over as soon as they realised I wasn’t with them.

“What’s wrong Kris?” Massie asked worriedly.  I didn’t say a thing.

The followed my gaze and gasped, just like I did.

For standing in front of my with a familiar blonde girl, was a unmistakable mop of blonde hair with caramel highlights…

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Author’s Notes:

♥ New makeover, hope you like it.

♥ New Current State of the Union

♥ New outfits in Massie’s Mannequin

♥ New post on XOXO Love Natalie!  Please check it out!

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Beach Lanterns ♥

Hey girlies,

Happy April!!! I can’t believe April is already here.  Time is passing so fast.  Spring is finally here and I can’t wait to try out the new trends.  Cody Simpson’s “Got Me Good” is posted so if you want to listen to it, it’s there for you.  Now for the post!

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee

“You will need this.” – Massie

“Your challenge will be to go around the beach and find ‘hidden’ letters.” – Massie

“Do you mind if we take a picture of it?” – Blair

“Ow! What?” – Blair

“We are sooooooo stupid!” – Lauren

“My sunglasses? OMG!” – Blair

“BEACH BABE!!!”

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Beach Lanterns Starter 1

 

The Belles could hear the thumping music on the beach coming from the distance.  A bunch of teenagers dancing, laughing, swimming, splashing just a little away.  They realised what this could only mean.  A beach party!

As they got near the crowd, with the Pretty Committee a little ahead of them, they recognised most of the people from OCD and Briarwood, with a few people from ADD, of course, here to party with Landon.  The Pretty Committee exchanged greetings with everyone and so did the Belles.  Finally, Massie turned to Blair.

“Here’s the fourth envelop.  Good luck.” she simply said, and then turned to leave and mingle with the rest of the students at the party.

“That’s it? No instructions?” Erica questioned, skeptical about what would happen next.

“Well, the instructions are probably hidden in the clues.  Come on, let’s open it and see.” Blair said and opened the white envelope that they were so familiar with.

Clue #4

“Follow the loud beat, to the dancing heat…Well beat should mean the music right?” Lauren asked after reading the clue.  She glanced around, but they could here the music everywhere they went.

“How about the speakers?” Liana asked as she pointed to huge speakers towards the end of the crowd.  “We could always try going there.”

“That just might be it…” Blair pondered for a while.  “Do you see the bonfire over there? That could be the dancing heat.”

The Belles all walked through the dancing crowd of teenagers.  They reached the speakers just as the DJ started to play “Got Me Good” by Cody Simpson.  There was a cheer from the crowd and they kept on dancing.

“Ok, what’s next?” Erica asked Blair while motioning to the clue card Blair still held in her hands.

“Find the petals in a loop, that are in a lavender hoop.” Blair read off the card.  She looked around again, searching for anything that might fit the description.  She was just about to suggest looking for something else when she noticed a few people handing out luaus, and they were lavender colored flowers.  Blair pointed at them to the Belles.  One of the girls handing out the luaus noticed them pointing and walked over.

“Would you like one?” she asked.

“Yes, please.  One for each of us.” Blair smiled as the girl placed a lavender luau over all of their heads.  Ella turned to Blair and then asked…

“What’s next?”

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Beach Lanterns Starter 2

 

“If I guessed correctly, this should be the place.” Blair said as she lead the Belles to the flower garden, just off to the side of the beach.  “They normally hang lanterns up when it gets dark.”

When the Belles reached the entrance to the garden, there were two guards at the front.  “I’m sorry ma’am.  But the garden is closed off today.”  One of the guards said to Blair.  She frowned.

“Go to the light garden, with the petals as a pardon.” Blair said under her breath.  Then she realised what the clue meant. “Here.” she said to the guard as she took off her luau and handed it in to him.  She motioned for the rest of the Belles to do the same.

Once all of the luaus were handed to the guard, he stepped aside, and gestured for the Belles to go inside.

“Yes!” Ella couldn’t help jumping as they went in.  The rest of the Belles laughed.

“Ok, two more lines left of the clue.  Find the bright lantern that you seek, you will find it hanging with the key.  Well, we know that there are lanterns hung up in the trees.  This means that the key would be hanging with one of them.” Blair said.  “Come on, girls, search every lantern.  Erica, take the top left, Liana, bottom left, Ella, top right, Lauren, bottom right.  I’ll take the center.”

The Belles scoured the lanterns left and right, up and down.  They searched every angle of the garden, until finally, Erica gave a shout.  On the lantern in the far left of the garden, was a golden key.  The Belles ran over as Erica got it down from the lantern.

“Good job Erica!”  Blair said as Erica handed it to Claire to put on her necklace.

“Yes, good job girls.”

A voice suddenly came up behind them.  The Pretty Committee stood with their own luaus around their necks.  “Have fun today and we’ll see you in a little while.”  Massie said with a smirk playing on her lips and a gleam in her eyes…

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Sorry for the short post, I will try and go more in depth in the future posts of this plot line.  Two more posts left!

New Current State of the Union!

Enjoy your beginning of April!

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XOXO The Pretty Committee Spring 2014

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Beach Babe ♥

Hey girlies,

Wow has it really been over like 2 months? I have been so busy.  It’s crazy.  I can’t believe it’s March already.  I have been in a warmer mood so I decided to put up the spring makeover!  So here is the post:

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee

“From the start, or to the end, depends on how you see it…” – Lauren

“No.  We started at the entrance and that’s where we will finish.” – Blair

“EMG!!!” The fountain.” – Blair

“There!” – Ella

“Congrats, girls.  Now you better get home and take a rest.  Tomorrow’s a big day, almost as tiring as this one.” – Massie

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Beach Babe Starter 1

The Belles stood there on the warm golden sand of the beach.  One hand carrying their bags for the day and the other either wrapped around their boyfriend’s waist or fingers intertwined with their hands.  The Belles wore a variety of tanks and shorts with leather sandals.  Perfect for a day on the beach.  They searched their surroundings, trying to figure out where the Pretty Committee was.

“There!” Ella exclaimed as they finally found Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristen and Claire seated on beach towels doing various things including watching their boyfriends play with a plastic beach ball.  Massie looked up as the Belles approached.  She stood and so did the rest of the girls and waited until the Belles were right in front of them.

“Hey girls.” Massie said as Landon stopped playing and stood next to Massie.  He put his arm around her shoulders.  Massie smiled.

“Hey!” The Belles chorused themselves.  Blair smiled at Alex.

“Are you ready for your next challenge?” Massie asked as she stared at the Belles, smirking a little.

“Totes!” Liana exclaimed happily, practically hopping up and down with excitement and anticipation.

“Claire?” Massie gestured her hand towards Claire.  Claire was digging through her Kate Spade tote bag until she found what she was looking for.  She pulled out a polaroid camera and three packs of films.  She handed them to Massie, who then gave them to Blair.  “You will need this.”

Blair put the packs of film in her bag but kept the polaroid in her hands.  “What are we going to do?”

“Your challenge will be to go around the beach and find ‘hidden’ letters.” Massie said, putting air quotes around ‘hidden’.  “For example take my bracelet for example.  It is just a bracelet, but it can also look like the letter ‘O’.  You have to find nine different items.  Three Bs, two As, one H, one C and two Es.”  Massie said.  “Once you find them, unscramble the letters to two words.  If you figure it out, you will get the clue to the key.  Meet us back here when you are done.”  Massie looked at them and saw the gleam of adrenaline start appear on their faces.

“Go!”

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Beach Babe Starter 2

“Where should we start?” Lauren asked as the Pretty Committee resumed whatever they were doing before.  She scanned the surroundings of the beach looking for any ‘hidden letters’ from where they were standing.

“I guess all we can do really is to go around the beach and keep our eyes open for the letters.” Blair replied and shrugged her shoulders.  She pulled out a pair of sunglasses from her beach bag and placed it on her eyes.  “Come on.  Let’s go.”

The Belles walked along the broadwalk of the beach, inbetween the stands that sold food and sandcastle equipment, and the surfboards/canoes rental shops that scattered all along the long strip of the beach, and the golden sand where many people were building sandcastles, sunbathing or chatting with friends and family.

“Look…” Erica said as she pointed towards a group of young girls building something using buckets and shovels.  “Isn’t that Alison, your cousin?” Erica turned towards Ella.  Ella nodded and gave a shout towards the girls.  Alison turned her head and waved at the Belles, beckoning them to come over.

“Hey Ali,” Ella said as they approached them.  She smiled at the friends that Alison was with.  “Hey Alex, Alyssa.”

“Hi!” They all chorused.  Alison stayed to chat while Alex and Alyssa continued to work on whatever they were building.

After a while, Blair smiled and asked, “What are you building?”

“An A!” Alison grinned as she put the final touches on the huge ‘A’ shape that the Belles could now see, after having it pointed out.  Blair smiled and looked at the rest of the girls.

“Do you mind if we take a picture of it?” Blair asked Alison.  Alison shook her head and smiled.

“Go ahead.”

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Beach Babe Starter 3

The Belles left Alison and her friends when they finally finished building their ‘A’ structure, Blair quickly took a polaroid picture and slipped it neatly into the pocket of her bag.  The Belles had continued to walk down the promenade when suddenly, Alex gave a shout.

“Pete! Sam!” Alex yelled towards two guys, the same age, who went to Briarwood with the guys.  Pete and Sam where skateboarding at the new ramp that was built just last month.  Alex ran towards them.  “Hey guys!” Alex said as he gave them both a fist bump.  Erica stopped short and stared at the ramp.

“Blair?” Erica whispered as she grabbed Blair’s elbow sharply.

“Ow! What?” Blair said annoyed while she rubbed her elbow with her other hand.

“C!” Erica grinned.  Blair saw it at once.  When you turned the skateboarding ramp sideways, it looked exactly like the letter ‘C’.  Blair grinned back and took out the polaroid.  She snapped a picture of the skateboard ramp and placed it with the other polaroid.

“We should really make a list.  Let’s see.  We found one A and one C.  That leaves three Bs, one more A, one H, and two Es.” Blair announced as she typed that into her phone.  “Come on, we have to go if we want to finish in time.”

The boys said goodbye and they left.  They headed towards the centre of the beach.  There were more people here who wanted to swim, play and surf, so there was a lifeguard’s chair there.  “Wait a sec.  The surfboards and lifeguard’s chair looks kind of like…” Ella began to say, and then looked at the others.

“E and A!” The Belles shouted and ran towards them.  First, they reached the lifeguard’s chair and snapped a photo of the side, where the two long legs and a horizontal support system looked liked the letter ‘A’.  Then they went to where three surfboards were standing up in the sand, and one was laying against the three.  Sideways, it looked like the letter ‘E’.  Blair quickly snapped the photo and placed both the polaroids into her tote bag.

“Come on! We still have five other letters to find!”

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Beach Babe Starter 4

The Belles have walked up and down the boardwalk of the beach several times already.  They most of the letters; two life preservers as a B, a B written in the sand, driftwood arranged as an H and a balloon seller with lettered balloons for an E, after stopping to eat and drink something of course.  All that was missing was the final letter, ‘B’.

“I seriously don’t see anything that looks like a ‘B’ anymore.” Ella said as she looked down the beach for the tenth time.  They have been looking for a while now and they just could not find it.

“Ok let’s stop and think.” Blair said.  She stared at the clear blue water that connects with the soft golden sand.  Suddenly, Lauren gasped as her eyes widened, and then started to laugh, uncontrollably.

“What’s up?” Liana asked as she started to giggle over Lauren.

“We are sooooooo stupid!” Lauren barely said before she started laughing again.

“Lauren, calm down.  What’s up?” Blair said soothingly as Lauren started to take in huge breaths, trying to control herself.

“I found the last letter.” Lauren smiled and pointed at Blair’s hair.

Blair had taken her sunglasses and placed them on her hair after a few clouds had appeared and it wasn’t too bright anymore.

“My sunglasses? OMG!” Blair finally realised what Lauren was trying to say.  The last letter had been under their noses, or on top of their heads for the entire time.  Blair placed her sunglasses in the sand and snapped a photo with the polaroid.  “The final letter.” She said as she tilted the photo sideways, making the sunglasses look like the letter “B”.

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Beach Babe Starter 5

“Ok let’s see…” Blair said as they stood next to one of the picnic tables that was used for people to eat from.  She took all the Polaroid images out of her bag and spread them out on the table.  “What would this spell?  Remember, it has to be two words.”

They stared at the photographs for a while, trying out different combinations in their heads.  “Well, we have to be on the beach for a reason right? So it probably has something to do with the beach.” Erica said.

“Right!  And you can spell beach too,” Ella said.  “We still have bbea.”  Then she got it.

“BEACH BABE!!!”

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Beach Babe Starter 6

“Nice work, girls.” Massie said when the Belles returned with the letters in the proper order.  By now, the sun had set a little in the sky, and it wasn’t so bright.  “Beach Babe was correct.”

“Yes!” Ella squealed then covered her mouth as Massie just smiled.

“Before we give you the clue, let’s just relax and enjoy the sun and the beach for now.  You will have plenty of time to find the key later on.” Massie sat down on the vast amounts of Tommy Hilfiger towels that were set on the sand so they wouldn’t get their clothes dusty.  She took out some food from a duffle bag.

The rest of the Belles sat down.  They ate, talked, laughed, gossiped, danced, sang, relaxed…

“Come here,” Dempsey said in a whisper in Kristen’s ear as he pulled her over to a quieter spot on the beach.  The sun was now lower in the sky and was now streaked with orange and pink.

“What’s up?” Kristen asked slightly confused a little bit worried.  Dempsey took her hand with his own right hand, and pulled out a box from his jacket with his left.  It was a small Tiffany box, completed with the white bow.

Kristen eyed him, then slowly unraveled the ribbon and opened the box.  Inside was a silver chain bracelet, with a heart tag which was engraved with K&D.  She was silent for a moment.  Then without a word, she kissed him.

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Hoped you liked this post.  The next one will be up as soon as possible.

BTW, I have a new blog XOXO Love Natalie.  Please check it out!

XOXO The Pretty Committee Spring 2014

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Waves of Keys ♣

Hey girlies,

Happy New Year!!!  Can’t believe it’s already been another year!  This is amazing!  New year, comes new posts.  Here is the Pretty Committee’s top 5 things in entertainment that happened this year:

1. 1D Day 7-hour Live Stream

2. Midnight Memories Release

3. Zayn & Perrie’s Engagement

4. Frozen Released

5. Carrie Diaries Release

We are totes excited for the new year and the great things that will happen!

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee

“Is everything ready to go?” – Massie

“Ready for your next challenge?” – Massie

 “Your time starts…NOW!” – Massie

“You have got to be kidding me.” – Liana

“How are we going to carry all this?!” – Ella

”What was so important that we needed to come right away?” – Alex

“I know!  We’ll just do this barefoot.” – Blair

 “You know what this means…Kris?” – Massie

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Waves of Keys Starter 1

Blair held the envelope in her hands.  The crisp white envelop lay in her palms, she stared at it.  It was exactly the same as the other ones she had gotten.  But this would be their halfway mark.  The third envelop, they would be halfway to getting the key to the secret room.  She stared for another second, then flipped the envelop around and opened the flap, pulling out the piece of white card from inside.

Clue #3

“From the start, or to the end, depends on how you see it…” Lauren said to herself.  She thought for a while before saying “So like a lap.”

“Should still be in the mall.  The Pretty Committee haven’t left yet.” Ella said.  They thought for a while longer.

“Okay, so we started at BCBG -” Erica stated before Blair cut her off.

“No.  We started at the entrance and that’s where we will finish.”  Blair said with a grin.

“Eh ma gawd!  You’re right.  That’s the start and end.  Come on let’s hurry.” Liana said quickly and started to run, barefoot, of course.

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Waves of Keys Starter 2

They ran all the way across the mall back to the entrance.   They stopped to take a look around.  Blair still held the white clue card.  She read “In the heart, the pure golden centre, from the waves of love.”  She thought for a while…the waves of love.  That sentence stuck with her.  She knew that she knew the answer, but she was drawing blank.  She quickly scanned the room.

BCBG on the left, Laduree on the right, Godiva further down, the mall fountain in the middle with the-. “EMG!!!” The fountain.”  For sitting on the fountain were many couples, holding hands, tossing pennies, and some even kissing.  “The waves of love.  The waves from the fountain and the love from the couples.  It totally makes sense.  The centre of the fountain is painted gold.”  Blair said.  She walked over and looked at the intricate carvings of the fountain centre.

“There!” Ella shouted as she spotted a key almost hidden as the key was the same color.  Ella grabbed the key.  “Lauren, put it on your neck.  I’m pretty sure this is Kristen’s challenge.”

Lauren hooked the key onto her necklace, and right then, a few of the couples stopped kissing and whatever else they were doing and walked over to them.  Then did they realise that the couples were the Pretty Committee.

“Congrats, girls.  Now you better get home and take a rest.  Tomorrow’s a big day, almost as tiring as this one.” Massie smiled.  She winked and walked off with her friends leaving the Belles standing there, wondering what was coming next…

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I know that this is quite short, but I want to get this series done so we can move on with the next plot 😉

Before anything else, you might have realised that I’ve added “Current Obsessions” to my side bar.  This is just what I am currently obsessing about and it’s there just for you to enjoy.  And tell me if you are obsessing over the same thing!

I have also included the names of the elite member of the secret room on my challenge page.  I will also be giving shout outs on every post to people who have access to the secret room.

The secret room has been updated and also the Current State of the Union.

You know you love us,

xoxo The Pretty Committee Signature 4

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Shout Outs:

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The Elite Members of the Secret Room ♣:

Hakuna Matata 9 

Massie Glamorous Alpha

Ready…Set…Go! ♥

Hey girlies,

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!  SOOOO sorry about the late post.  School is kicking my butt.  As it is already Christmas, how time flies, here are my favourite Christmas songs:

I just love Christmas, the decorations, the hot peppermint cocoa, spending time with family… it’s one of the best feelings in the world.  But I know you are all want to actually read the story (though it does take place during summer…oops ;)) so here goes…

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee

“We’ll be waiting down here.” – Massie

“All I see are flower petals.” – Liana

“My walk-in closet.” – Blair

“Well probably has to do with the masquerade ball right?” – Blair

“Search this room!” – Blair

“Yay! You found it!” – Lauren

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Ready…Set…Go Starter 1

The Pretty Committee gathered at the Westchester Mall front entrance.  Massie stood their waiting for them all to get there.   She was wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana bow top with a lace Valentino skirt.  Ivanka Trump pumps were on her feet which were perfect with her classic black Chanel bag.  A silver charm bracelet and headband finished it off.

The Pretty Committee reached the entrance a few minutes later.  They stood in front of their alpha smiling brightly.  “Is everything ready to go?” Massie asked mischievously.

“Done, done and done.” The Pretty Committee all replied, a gleam in their eyes.

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Ready…Set…Go Starter 2

The Belles’ all lay on Blair queen sized bed reading the newest issue of Seventeen when Blair got a text.  She grabbed her phone from her bedside table and checked the text:

Massie: Hey girlies.  The new challenge is ready.  Meet us @ the front entrance of the mall.  Oh and btw, wear comfy shoes.

Blair finished ready and quickly sent a reply.

Blair: b there in 10

“Ok, girls!” She clapped her hands as the Belles’ put their attention on her.  “Massie just texted me.  We’re meeting them at the mall in 10.  Come on!” Blair said as she jumped off of her bed and started to get ready.

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Ready…Set…Go Starter 3

The Pretty Committee stood at the entrance as the Belles stepped out of the car.  They stood waiting as the Belles approached them.  Claire couldn’t help but smirk as she realised what shoes they were wearing.  The Belles looked fabulous in their tall pumps and sandals, but for running around in the mall picking up heavy shopping bags, not so much.

“Hey, Massie.” Blair said when the Belles all stood in front of the Pretty Committee.  Massie smirked.

“Ready for your next challenge?” Massie simply said, still smiling, a gleam in her amber eyes.

“Totes!” Liana said excitedly.

“Here is a tasks list, and a map of the mall.  You must complete all of these items in two hours and meet us in Starbucks.” Massie said as Claire handed Blair a long list and Alicia handed Lauren a heavily marked map.  “Your time starts…NOW!”

The Belles rushed into the mall.  “Come on girls, let’s go.” Massie said and led the rest of the Pretty Committee into the cozy Starbucks at the other side of the mall.

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Ready…Set…Go Starter 4

Time Remaining:  1:59:12

“Okay girls, we should first read the list so we know what we actually have to do.” Blair said as she held out the list in front of her:

Tasks

“You have got to be kidding me.” Liana said as she stared at the map.  “These stores are all at opposite ends of the mall!”

“How are we going to carry all this?!” Ella exclaimed in horror of all of the bags they would need.

“Simple.  First thing.  Starbucks is at the very end of the mall and we are meeting the Pretty Committee there, so we can do that last.  We can start from this end and go to the other side.  Secondly, we have to call in the guys.  It’s the only way.” Blair instructed already dialling their boyfriends’ number.   She quickly told each of them to get to the mall.  “Meanwhile the closest store is BCBG, so lets go there first.”

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Time Remaining: 1:38:56

By the time the boys arrived, they were already at Ralph Lauren after collected the dresses and buying the jeans.  They were just purchasing the blazers when the guys walked in.

“Hey babe.” Alex greeted Blair at the lounging area where the Belles’ were waiting for the bill.  James, Kyle, Luke and Cory stood behind him.  “What was so important that we needed to come right away?”

“We’re in the middle of a challenge and we really need you guys to help us carry these bags, there is no way we can do it ourselves.  Just from three stores, they already had eight bags.  We still have to go to eight different places and we only have an hour and a half left.  Please…” Blair batted her eyelashes.

“Fine.  Come on.  What’s the next store?”

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Time remaining: 0:57:38

The Belles had already gone to the tailors, Maybelline and the dry-cleaners after Ralph Lauren.  They were running to Louboutin when Erica suddenly stopped running.  “My feet are killing me!” she complained.

“Well to be fair, Massie did warn us to wear comfortable shoes.  But we ankles are like swelling up.” Lauren said.

“I know!  We’ll just do this barefoot.” Blair said and ripped her shoes off her aching feet and dumped it into one of the shopping bags.  The other girls did the same and continued to run down the hall.

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Time Remaining: 0:04:08

The Belles ran into the Starbucks in the Westchester mall and quickly ordered the hot chocolates, their boyfriends following them.  They stood in front of the centre table where the Pretty Committee and their boyfriends sat, with a minute to spare.

“Thanks.” Landon said as the boys reached for their hot chocolates.  “We’ve been waiting for those.”

“I’m impressed.  Also with a minute to spare.” Massie smiled, sitting with her legs crossed and her back straight.  “You know what this means…Kris?”

Of course the Belles knew exactly what was coming up.  The white envelop.  And sure enough, Kristen handed Blair a white envelop…

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Merry Christmas everyone!

You know you love us,

xoxo The Pretty Committee Signature 4

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Masked ♥

Hey girlies,

Not much of a reason for this song, just really catchy!  And I know the lyrics to the first part of the song (took me forever!) 🙂  Anyways I’ve got tests coming up which is really annoying (at least my school has a policy that we can’t have more than 3 tests and due dates on one day).  Anyways, I would like to say congrats to the first blogger (or bloggers) who got the key to the secret room.  Congrats hakunamatata9blog.wordpress.com!  Okay, onto the post!

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't Starter 4

Blair opened the envelope gently with her painted Essie’s Brooch the Subject.  She read the card inside:

Clue #2

“We’ll be waiting down here.” Massie said and the rest of the Pretty Committee went to talk to the DJ.

“Ok, let’s do it like we did last time.  We figure it out line by line.” Blair said.  “Follow the trail of romantic love.”

“Well if it’s a trail, it has to be on the floor right?” Erica said.  The Belles looked at the floor all around the room.

“All I see are flower petals.” Liana said looking confused.  “Wait.  Flower petals…”

“Rose petals!” All of the Belles exclaimed.  They looked all around the room, searching for rose petals.

“There!” Ella shouted at she pointed to a line of rose petals near the entrance.

They walked over to the trail of rose petals and started to follow it.  It wandered up to the staircase and winded up the stairs.  They followed it down a hallway until it abruptly stopped in the middle of the hallway.  There were three doors left at the end.  All three of them belonged to Blair.  Her bedroom, her bathroom and her walk-in closet.

“The second line says ‘toward the array of colors’.” Blair read.  “Well that leaves out the bathroom.  It’s all white in there.”

“And your bedroom, it’s not very colorful.” Lauren said to the girls.  “So that leaves…”  The girls turned to the door on the left.

“My walk-in closet.” Blair said and opened the white wooden door.  The entered the room.

“Okay, next line is ‘find what hides your identity’.” Blair read from the card.  She thought for a few seconds.  Then, she said “Well probably has to do with the masquerade ball right?  Our first challenge was about rumours which could be fictional or factual like books.  Soo…it would be a MASK!”

“Right.  But you’re wearing your only mask.” Erica said.

“Not if Massie and the others hid a mask.  Quick, we don’t want to keep them waiting.  Search this room!” Blair ordered and the Belles’ started searching the huge room for a single mask.

After a few minutes of tossing things around and looking in every corner, Liana finally yelled, “FOUND IT!”  The Belles ran over.  Blair took the mask from Liana and studied the mask.  It was really similar to what she was wearing except it was more of a butterfly shape.

“Ok, so we found the mask.  Next would be to ‘pair it with what makes you taller’.”  Blair said.  A few seconds past when everyone shouted “HEELS!!!”

“They should be gold as everyone knows the shoes should match the accessories.” Erica said as the turned to face Blair’s shoe collection.  There were about 20 pairs of gold shoes that were in different shapes and colors.  “Oh no.” Erica said with panic on her face.

“It’s ok, Erica.  We’ll just take four pairs of shoes each and search the inside.  The card said the key would be inside.  We can do this.” Blair encourage her and then said “Ok everyone, take let’s start.”

They searched, and searched into every single gold shoe they could get their hands on.  Blair, Erica, Lauren and Liana all had empty shoes.  But on Ella’s last pair, she felt something cold against her fingers.   It was smooth with some intricate detail.  She pulled it out and in her hand was a gold key.  “EMG!” she squealed.

“Yay! You found it!” Lauren bounced over to where Ella was standing.  “Who’s necklace is it supposed to go on again?”

“Mine.” Liana said as Ella hander her the key.  Liana quickly put it on her necklace.

“Okay.  Come on, let’s go down to meet the Pretty Committee.” Blair ordered.

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Masked Starter 2

“Congrats girls.” Massie said.  The Belles were now facing the Pretty Committee after their joyous victory in finding the second key.

“Thanks.” Blair said.

“Okay, well, it’s late.  You should get some sleep.  Your journey isn’t over yet.” Massie said.  “Good night and we’ll see you soon.”

And the Pretty Committee walked out the front door into the dark night.

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So sorry this is late.  Math and Civics test 😦  I studied for like ever!  But now I have mid-term break!  And thank gawd!  I need a break!

I am sad to say that two bloggers have just quitted their blogs.  I love their blogs.  I have known their blogs since I started blogging.  So I want to say a special good luck to them in whatever they are doing and I wish them the best.  MassieBlockLove and SexySportsBabeXOXO, we’ll miss you.

Before I sign off.  I have a little contest.  Anyone who can name where the gold mask above is from, will get a shout out in my next post and the password to the secret room!

Good luck!

xoxo The Pretty Committee Signature 3

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t ♥

Hey girlies,

So I know it’s been like forever, but freshman year is super busy!  Plus I’ve got like 3 clubs going on so it is hectic!   Now, just a quick note before I start, I have changed the challenge.  It wasn’t working out very well, so I made it just really simple.  All you have to do is email me, and answer six questions.  None of them are reflecting ones, don’t worry 😉  Check out the Challenge page for more details!

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee

“Should we open it now?” – Lauren

“I don’t see why not.” – Blair

“Ok so to get the first key, we have to figure out the riddle right?” – Liana

“EMG!  The library!” – Ella

“Fiction to your left, non-fiction to your right.” – The Librarian

“EMG!!! That’s it!” – Blair

“Congrats, girls.” – Massie

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't Starter 1

Blair sat at her chair reading the latest Seventeen when the doorbell rang.   Lila, the housekeeper was out getting groceries so she got up and walked towards the front door.  She opened it and there was a delivery man, carrying a package.  “Blair Evans?”

“Yes, that’s me.” Blair replied, as the delivery man handed her the package.

“Please sign here.”  He held out a clipboard and a pen.  Blair scribbled down her signature and took the package inside.  She closed the door behind her and walked back into her room.

She looked at the writing on the lavender purple wrapping paper:

To: Blair Evans

FRAGILE

She started to rip open the wrapping paper.  Layer by layer.  She kept going until she saw what the package carried.  It was wrapped so heavily that the package was twice the size of the item itself.  She picked it up carefully, tracing her finger over the detail.

“Eh-ma-gawd.” Blair said quietly to herself.  She lightly set it down on her desk and picked up her phone.

Blair: 911!  u have to come now!

Liana: whats wrong?

Blair: just come and ill show u

Lauren: k, omw!

Ella: getting in the car

Erica: coming!

Liana: almost there 🙂

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't Starter 2

“Okay so what was so important that we had to come right away?” Erica asked her when all of the Belles have gathered in Blair’s bedroom.

“This came just now.”  Blair said as she picked up the mask on her desk.  It was gold and made out of metal, unlike the normal masks, but the details were incredible.  The swirls and patterns made the mask look like a work of art.  “It didn’t have a return address, but I think it came from Massie.”

“What are we supposed to do with a mask?” Ella asked.  Just then, Blair’s iMac lit up, indicating a new email.

To: Blair Evans

From: Massie Block

Subject: Now you see me, now you don’t

Hey girlies,

Your second challenge is about to begin.  Every alpha has to be able to socialize with anyone, even LBRs sometimes.  This test will determine whether you can socialize with someone, but not knowing who they are.  You have 3 day to plan a masquerade party.  It will be held at your house and we will determine the guest list.  If you succeed you will get the clue for the second key.

Good luck!

XOXO, The Pretty Committee

“Three days!  We are supposed to plan a party in three days?!” Ella exclaimed when she finished reading the email.

“Don’t worry we can do it.  Ashley planned a party in less than a day in Revenge right?  So we can do it too.” Blair reassured everyone.  She flipped open a notepad and asked “Okay so what do we need?”

“Food, music, gift bags, and decorations.” Erica said.

“Ok, Liana, call the catering company.  Erica, try and get the DJ from prom last year.  Ella, search the internet for decorations.  Lauren and I will start assembling the gift bags.” Blair directed.

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't Starter 3

The Pretty Committee walked through the doors of the Evans estate.  “Nice.” Dylan said as they stepped through the entrance.  The entire place was ah-mazing.  People were mingling around as the DJ was playing “The Way” by Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller.

Meanwhile, The Belles were putting on the final touches to their costumes.  They decided to dress in the same color scheme, black, white and gold.  Their boyfriends were getting ready with them.  “Are you ready to make a grand entrance?” Blair asked when they were finished.

“Totes.” Erica replied.

“Ok, let’s put on our masks.  And one, two, three, go!”

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The Pretty Committee knew exactly who Blair was.  She was wearing the same mask that they sent her.  The Pretty Committee watched her the entire night.  Watching her every move, making sure she was being social to everyone and not just her friends.

Just before midnight, Massie asked the DJ to stop playing the music so she could say a few words.

“Hey everyone!  Ok, I’m sure you all agree that Blair and the Belles’ have done an ah-mazing job with this party in such a short notice, am I right?!” Massie said in the microphone that the DJ had handed her.  There was a huge round of applause and a few screams.  “As it is a masquerade party, we’ll take off our masks at midnight, which is in 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…Masks off!”

There were a few gasps when everyone took off their masks.

“That was you?!”

“Seriously?”

“I was talking to you the entire time.”

Massie smiled and walked back to the Pretty Committee.

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Now You See Me, Now You Don't Starter 4

As everyone was slowly walking out the door, they took a gift bag at the entrance.  It was bag was black or gold and filled with nail polish, bracelets, necklaces and other little trinkets.

Only 10 people remained.  The Pretty Committee and the Belles.

“Nicely done, girls.” Massie said as they all gathered in the middle of the room.

“Thanks.” Blair said, standing in awe of the Massie Block, but hiding it well.

“Now I think you know what you get.” Massie said and motioned for Dylan.  Dylan handed Blair another white envelope, the exact same one Alicia gave them a few days ago.  “The next clue.”

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Fact or Fiction ♥

Hey girlies,

So about the song…it’s not something that I particularly like, but it is a clue to this post.  So that’s why it’s there.  For those of you who don’t know about Veronica, she is a Canadian singer from Toronto, her first single was Incompatible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsnabXhTZKI)  Her second was Busted which is the song up there ↑

Previously on XOXO The Pretty Committee:

“Do you think that it’s a joke?” – Erica

“Get ready, cause your first challenge is about to begin.” – Massie (email)

“Eh! Ma! Gawd!  I can’t believe it!” – Blair

“We know you saw the rumor.” – Blair

“We did well didn’t we?” – Alex

“So we’re done right?  The rumor is gone?” – Lauren

“Here.” – Alicia

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Fact or Fiction Starter 1

“Should we open it now?” Lauren White asked as she applied a coat of lip gloss in front of Blair’s vanity table mirror.  She was talking about the envelope that Alicia gave them of course.  Erica had the envelope in her hands, fingering it delicately.  The Belles’ were all chilling in Blair’s bedroom after eating breakfast.

“I don’t see why not.” Blair said as she stood up from her chair behind her desk.”Erica, pass it to me.”

Erica passed the envelope to her.  The Belles’ all gathered around Blair as she opened the white envelope.

Clue #1

“Ok so to get the first key, we have to figure out the riddle right?” Liana asked.  Blair nodded.

“We should figure it out line by line.  It would be easier that way.” Blair said and then she read “Go to the place where facts differ from fiction.” She thought for a moment.  Then she asked “Any ideas girls?”

“What is the first thing you think about when you hear the words fact and fiction.” Erica asked, trying to help with the thinking process.

“Books.” Ella said.

“And where would you find a place with books?” Erica continued.

“EMG!  The library!” Ella exclaimed!

“You are totes right Ella.  Let’s check out the Westchester Library.”  Blair said as she started to gather her things into her bag.

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Fact or Fiction Starter 2

The Belles’ arrived at the library and went to the librarian’s desk.  Blair was wearing a brown lace top with Rag & Bone white jeans, Jimmy Choo heels and a Vanessa Bruno tote bag.  “Hi, this library has a fiction and a non-ficton section right? Blair asked the librarian.

“Yes that is correct.  Fiction to your left, non-fiction to your right.” The librarian replied.

“Thanks.” Blair said and the Belles’ moved to the resting area for people who wanted to read.  There were a few girls sitting at the computers that they had in the library as well.  They sat down at one of the wooden round tables.  “Okay, so let’s figure out the second line.”  Blair said.  “Find the item that is out of place.  What could be out of place in the library?”

“It’s probably a book out of place.” Erica said.  “I mean, it is a library after all.”

“Yeah!  Like maybe it’s under the wrong alphabet?” Liana asked.

“Or… the wrong side!  A fictional book in the non fiction section or the other way around!” Ella suddenly exclaimed.

“EMG!!! That’s it!  Come on girls!  Divide and conquer.  3 on fiction since there are more and the other 2 on non fiction.  Erica, Liana, and Ella on fiction, I’ll go with Lauren to non-fiction.” Blair directed and they split up.

They all went up and down aisles and aisles of bookshelves, searching every single book, around every corner, looking for the one that is out of place.  “EMG! I found it!”

All of the Belles’ rushed to Lauren’s side as she held up a book.  “‘Lock and Key’ by Sarah Dessen.  It was in the non-fiction section, but I know for sure that it is fictional.”  Lauren said.  “Plus, ‘Lock and Key’ sounds like a reasonable name if we are looking for a key.”  The Belles’ started squealing with excitement.  Suddenly one of the girls who was at the computers peeked around a bookshelf and disappeared in a flash.

“What was that about?  She looked kind of familiar.” Erica asked.

“Whatevs, we found the book!”  Blair squealed.  “Erica, read me the last two lines.”

“Add your ages and enter the numbers, the key will be in your grace.” Erica read from the piece of card that they got in the envelope that Alicia gave them.

“Well, Blair, Erica and Liana are all 13, Lauren and I are 12, so that is 63.”  Ella did the math.

“So now we have to ‘enter the number’.” Lauren said.  “What does that mean?  We can’t enter a number.”

“It probably means we have to turn to page 63.” Blair said and turned to page 63.  And she was right.  In-between page 62 and 63, was a gold key.

“EMG!  We found one!” Blair squealed and held up the key.  The Belles’ all squealed with delight.  “This was Alicia’s challenge right? I remember the order, so that means this key has to go around Erica’s necklace.” Blair said and gave the key to Erica.

“Congrats, girls.”

The Belles’ turned around.  They saw the Pretty Committee walking towards them.  “EMG!  You were the girl who peeked at us!  I new you looked familiar, Claire.” Erica smiled.

“We wanted to see if you could find the key.” Claire replied, beaming.

“And I’m glad that you remembered that each key had to go around the neck of a specific girl.” Dylan said.

“Now that you found the first key, you can start on the second.  We’ll contact you later.”  Massie winked at Blair and the Pretty Committee left the library.  The Belles’ stared after them.

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And that is how the Belles’ found their first key.

Blair’s outfit is on Massie’s Mannequin page and The Current State of the Union page has been updated.

Please check them out!

But before we sign off, anyone watch the VMAs?  Best Song Ever won Best Song of the Summer (duh, it’s the best song ever ;)), Selena won Best Pop Video, Taylor Swift won Best Female Video, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Best Cinematography!  And Justin Timberlake’s performance was ah-mazing!!!

Well, that’s it for this post!

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