Let’s talk about “copying” for a minute, please? I am here to confess that I am all about double-standards when it comes to the subject. In other words, it’s fine when I am copying, and it’s fine for SOME people to copy SOME things from me, but not always.
I’m all about what is fair and just (maybe why I love Jack Russells and their innate sense of fairness?), so this really bothers me about me. Self-discovery isn’t always sunshine and roses, is it?
The source of this new self-awareness is Clarks Artisan Latin Samba in brown. On sale HERE if you’re lucky. I have more shoe brand loyalty than clothing brand loyalty, and I’d really rather not talk about how many pairs of Clarks I own. Post-back surgery, they were about the only brand I knew would do both form and function reliably. I’ve only worn out one of the many pairs I own; all of the others are still in service and look fabulous.
Anyway… my mother inlaw also wears a lot of Clarks. In fact, I think I might have tried the first pair because she and her wee troubled feet insisted they’d be just what my back wanted. Needless to say, she had on the above-mentioned shoes yesterday, and I just had to have them. Unfortunately, this caused the big self-awareness moment I keep referencing, because I have to admit that when she’s suggested buying the same whatever as what I have, I sometimes pout or at least think thoughts I’m not proud of.
Remember this dress? I still covet it. I would have bought one too, had I been able to find it in my size. Yeah, more Lilly P animal print! Last year’s Adalie wrap dress in Thrill of the Chaise, perhaps my favorite LP print to date. My dear friend the now immediate past president of the JLC owns it. I pouted out loud when I saw it, and because she really is classy inside and out, she laughed and told me to find one, buy it, and if we showed up wearing it on the same day, so what?! Tempted as I am by my size on eBay as we speak, I do know that I own that print in a great cardi-wrap, and there are a couple of prints coming out later this month that I want to see in the latest LP wrap dress… (Not crazy about the current offerings, but that’s the fun of Lilly P… new prints come out monthly!)
So, where do you sit on the whole imitation is the most sincere form of flatter bit? Are you flattered or annoyed? Or like me, does it all depend?