On Saturday I was out to lunch with my family, when a friend and blog reader came up to me and said that she loved my ‘Holiday Plaid’ post but when she tried to replicate the look at home it just didn’t work out.
How many times has that happened to you? You see an outfit that you absolutely adore on a blogger and even if you buy the exact same pieces it just didn’t look right for you. What happened?
I spotted this casual look from A Thoughtful Place through my link up and decided to replicate it at home. I added my own spin with a darker wash denim and was happy with it. That’s not always the case.
It is usually one of two things.
- You are not that blogger. Your body type is different. You are taller, shorter or a hourglass where she has a totally different build. Trust me, I’ve been there many times. I don’t have long legs so often midi skirts with ankle boots look great on someone online, but I look short and stumpy and then dumpy when I replicate the look.
- The item you bought is “almost” the same as the product in the post but slightly different. If the fabric isn’t the same it may not lay in just the same way and alters the look. If the skirt is a different length or width the effect is slightly off.
Reason two is what happened to my friend. I had a light cotton button-down shirt. The one she purchased was the same plaid but in flannel. It wouldn’t sit right in the collar or when unbuttoned the same way. She was disappointed and frustrated. I wanted to fix that problem for her so that she could make use of what was not a discarded shirt in her closet.
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