What I Wore:
Shirt: Target - $23
(this material is so darn hard to photograph,
but I'm sure it's much easier to set on fire... don't hate)
Skirt: Old Navy - $7
Belt: from a skirt
Shoes: giveaway score
Scarf: Target - $15
Earrings: Francesca's - $9
This outfit is a loose interpretation of one of Kendi's recent outfits. Kendi found her inspiration from a store mannequin, so I thought that it would be totally acceptable to borrow the basic concept of the outfit and play with the colors a little. Obviously, I am giving her the seal of approval, both for her inspiration and for the fact that she wore an outfit that wasn't completely original in its inception.
I definitely echo her sentiments that we, as fashion bloggers, always try to come up with something new, and we're all struggling to reinvent the wheel. When I take inspiration from someone else, I almost don't feel as if the outfit is mine...I feel like I turned in an essay that I didn't write. I say that we're all a big mixing pot of inspiration -- I think it's only natural that we inspire each other, right? Besides, when it's a loose interpretation, it's still you reflecting your own style (and...giving credit is always a good idea).
Iron sharpens iron. May we all be iron-clad ladies.
What do you think? How far is too far with copycatting?