09 /01Are You a Copy Cat or a Trendsetter?
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Do you agree? From the school yard to the office, kids and adults imitate each other’s style copying everything from hair cuts to complete outfits. I say, “So what, consider it a compliment,” but some people find it very irritating. I’ll admit, if I like a woman’s outfit or see a trendy look in a magazine I will totally copy it or find the look for less if it’s too pricy.
Earlier this Spring when I started my blog and had about 12 readers, I wrote a post about a mint colored Versace dress OUT of my budget I saw online. It inspired me to look for my own 70′s look! A few days later, I was shopping in the Mission district in San Francisco at a store called “Vintage by the Pound.”
Here is the Versace look:
My favorite details of this dress were the color, the collar and the sleeves.
SO, Here is the vintage Dress I found…
Uh, NOT so cute
The label described the dress as “70′s Brady Bunch” so I wanted to mimic a modern day Marcia Brady look. But I was feeling a lot more like a Jan & Cindy combo in polyester pj’s. I gave my seamstress a call.
If you like Vintage shopping, a GOOD seamstress is a MUST because clothes often need adjustments.
After I got the dress back, here is my best attempt at re-creating my Vintage number into the Versace Summer 2011 look
I used the yellow bag I found at TJ Maxx from my past Arm Candy post
I had no idea what shoes to wear with this dress so I borrowed my friend’s orangish/red pair.
I also have no idea where I would wear this dress. Maybe an end-of-summer date night.
If people didn’t “copy” each other, there would be NO fashion trends. You can always put your own personal stylish twist into every trend. And even if my non-designer dresses will never look as perfect as the Versace models in the real thing, it’s fun trying. Plus, I only paid $14 plus $25 for alterations for my version. hehe
I think most men and women have a person or celeb they look to for a little fashion inspiration. If you could have 1 person’s wardrobe, whose would you choose?
My answer is Blake Lively
Have a great Labor Day weekend!