Morning Guys and Gals!
Firstly, a huge apology for my absence the past week. Sadly my computer died while I was on holidays and I wasnt able to update. Bec has done an absolutley oustanding job up-keeping in my absence!!! Isnt she a gem???
Sadly, because of my computer situation I have to prep a quick post on my work computer while fighting the plethora of crap that usually comes from taking a holiday, so I thought I would ask a question based on a situation I have been in a few times!
Recently I booked a hair appointment with the intention of getting my locks cut short (my hair was quite long), due to work keeping me occupied I had to keep putting my appointment back again and again! I knew exactly the cut I was going to get (but didnt tell anybody for the shock factor)… A close friend of mine, the day before my newest appointment was booked, went and got her hair done and basically got the same cut I was intending to get… At first I was unsure about getting the same style but decided that I had worked myself up for it for a while and went ahead and did it anyway…. Seeing her for the first time after that cut was terribly awkward. I felt like she thought I was trying to immitate her look in a stalker-esque kind of way. She never said anything like that, but that was certainly the feeling in the air.
Now I have a dilema of a similar nature! Another friend of mine bought a really cute summer dress and shoes that I had been intending to buy for a while and had been stashing cash for when I got the oppurtunity… Now I have been turned off because they are IDENTICAL! I see her often enough that we would clash… Frequently!
So my question is: Should you buy clothes that your friends have? Is imitation flattering or just plain creepy?
It’s not creepy but whether it’s a friend or not, We all want to stand out. Having the same outfit should be an coincidence and not something we should want.
I honestly think it might be different if you had different styles. Sadly this is not the case… No girl wants to rock up to an event wearing the same outfit as another pal, even if it is brunch!
A really good friend and I ended up with the same shirt once…it was weird. Even though the shirt came in different colours we ended up with the same colour and our colouring (my friend and I) is totally different. She got it wrong of course! 🙂 But I stopped wearing mine because I don’t want to look the same as everyone else. so if I were you, I’d start lusting after something else.
I think you might be right Laura… I cant stop thinking about this today and I must admit, I wouldnt like it if someone had done it to me, id be a little bit pissy.
I don’t think I would mind, I like to feel that any look I put together has a few extra elements that make it mine (eg accessories, shoes, handbag).
That being said I would talk to her and let her know that you really wanted the outfit for ages, I would not want any weirdness between us. I think a good friend would understand.