Monday, February 07, 2011

Imitation

It is such a relief to know that I am not the only crazy pattern mixer out there. Dimestore Diamond does some bold mixing. Her December stripes and houndstooth pairing inspired me to recreate the look with my own wardrobe.


Cardigan, Rodarte for Target. Striped top, Jones New York (thrifted). Skirt, Express (thrifted). Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Matisse. Necklace, VCLM. Watch, Raymond Weil.

Maggie’s mix and mine:


While I always ask before reposting another blogger’s image, I’ve never asked permission to copy an outfit. Personally, I consider it flattery. How about you? There is currently a discussion on style imitation at You Look Fab.

18 comments:

maryeb said...

I agree, it's flattery. And I love your interpretation. I may just have to copy you!
I've been on the prowl for a houndstooth skirt. Now I want one even more.

Anonymous said...

Very Mondo from Project Runway: http://daoid.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/pr8-rr-ep8-mondo-f1.jpg

Love it on both of you!

Sal said...

B&W pattern mixes are my favorites.

Lemondrop Marie said...

You do inspire me to mix patterns- but you do it so much better than I have- I am a timid mixer.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Becca said...

Adorable! I love the mixture of prints. Great boots, too!

...bill said...

but what did you wear for the Super Bowl? green and black? yellow and yellow?
:]

Kasmira said...

...bill - I didn't wear green or black or yellow! And the outfit totally wasn't bloggable. (But you'll see a bit of it in a special post I'll publish on Feb 10.)

Maggie said...

Kasmira- this outfit rocks! And thank you so much for featuring me. You are equally inspiring me to do an even bolder pattern mix!

You look great!

Sheila said...

I think you do a great job pattern mixing!

I haven't outright copied anyone (yet), but I've been inspired by several bloggers (including you). I usually try to mention who the inspiration was, if I can remember it!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I always love what you mix up..I bet there are others learning from you!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

LOve both versions of the outfit.
I think as long as you give credit where credit is due, we come out all as winners. Personally I take it as a huuuge compliment when I hear that a fellow blogger was inspired by my dress.
PS YOU ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Win! Great mix.
It makes total sense.

Anne said...

LOVE this combo. I have a hounds tooth dress that is more evening wear but I always wanted a way to wear it to work! NOW I can..a striped shirt over it along with a cardigan is the solution! More bang for my buck! This is brilliant.

BTW--imitation is flattery. When some one can take inspiration from an outfit and recreate it to fit their own style/personality is a huge compliment. I only find it annoying when someone plagiarizes style--like a carbon copy of your outfit...

...bill said...

current facebook status: 'my outfit isn't bloggable.'

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

I love this! I am totally inspired by this and want to try something with black and white patterns when I am done with the 30 for 30! I think being inspired by other bloggers is awesome and that is part of why we blog - to inspire others. I think that if you give credit to your inspiration that is all that matters.

Rosa said...

so cute! great job print mixing

Goose said...

So I voted against the pattern mixing on the poll that you did a few posts back, but this post opened my eyes. I'm pro mixing if it's from the same color palette. I love these patterns mixed up!! You look faboo.

Anonymous said...

Man, those are two patterns I would never think to mix (probably because I don't have anything houndstooth-y) but what a cool final effect! I looove it. I just came across your blog via the academicchic scarf bibliography and am promptly adding you to my GoogleReader! Nice to meet you :)