Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Are You An Amber?

A few days ago I made a shopping trip to my local mall. I'm not sure if it's like this for everyone else, but whenever I need to walk out with shopping bags I always leave empty-handed and I didn't want that to happen this trip.

After 30 minutes of picking over the endless racks I found a statement piece! I ran my hands over the sleeves of the dress in approval and thought my mission was complete. Then I realized the dress I had fallen in love with so quickly already had a home in my friend's closet.

Although I tried to ignore it, I didn't like the idea of being a clone. Seeing myself in the mirror with her dress on opened a flood gate of questions. But nothing ceased the desire to head for the cash register until the following scene began to play out in my head:

In the end I couldn't go through with the purchase. I've never been an Amber and I refused to let that trip be a turning point.
 Have you ever been tempted? Or have you ever noticed that your friends new dress looked a lot like the one you had on last week. Sound off in the comments below.


Chelsea Lane said...

I used to be so mean to my friends when they bought something the same as me! I don't mind now, but I know how you feel :)


Monroe Steele said...

i love this post! Clueless is one of my favorite movies. this was too funny

thanks for such sweet comment on my blog

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Katie said...

I dont like things if I realize someone I know already has it :)

Allergic to Vanilla said...

yeah I don't like it either!! I like to be the only fierce biyatch in the room, wearing what i'm wearing...haha!

I usually end up starring them down for a bit, then I realize they can't make it work like I do...
yup i'm mean like that ;)have a fab thursday!

xo Carly

Ericka Franklin said...

i love all of your comments. totally agree.

simplychic said...

i guess i am the odd man out, but probably b/c my friends don't live in the same state as me. we literally go to the mall together, split up in the same store and when we get to the dressing room realize we picked 1/2 of the same stuff! but its no biggie b/c again we only see each other a few times a year.

now on the other hand, i would hate when people at work asked me where i got something and was even more pissed when they showed up a week later looking like a clone of me!

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Ericka Franklin said...

interesting point of view. i think you may be in the same boat as the rest of the commenters because you don't see your friends frequently. In your case it's your co-workers that cross the line. I've experienced co-workers style bitting and it wasn't fun lol.