I recently went to a seminar where the presenter said, “It’s okay to be a copy cat, as long as you are copying the right cat!” I thought that was so funny and so relevant to my life. I’m not afraid to admit it…… I’m a copy cat.
Everyone used to walk into my house in Rhode Island and say, “Oh, your house is so nicely decorated, you are so good at decorating” . My Mom always told me if I found something in a magazine that I liked, cut it out and then recreate my own version. I still remember my Mom used to keep a manila file folder chock full of pictures that inspired her. Sort of an early version of Pinterest. I followed suit and when it was time for paint, rugs or pillows, I just copied combinations that I liked from home magazines. I wasn’t good at home decorating, just good at copying.
When it comes to fashion, I do exactly the same thing. A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Rhode Island and saw my friend Devan. When I walked in Devan was wearing this coral shirt with a blue necklace. I liked it immediately. The color combination was so fresh and so funky for the spring. Devan ALWAYS looks so put together and stylish. I swear she has more style in her little pinky than I have in my whole body.
I flew back to Texas and harassed Devan, via text, about her outfit. I was thrilled to know she was a fellow Target shopper. The shirt was from Target and it was $22.00! I was not able to recreate her exact blue necklace so I used what I had in my house.
The shirt is a Mossimo special and only $22.00. The necklace was a recent purchase on Threadflip. Devan wore it with white jeans, so I wore it with white jeans.
I copied the right cat!