Sneaky Friday

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(Erika/Mom) Let’s face it, fashion is all about stealing. Call it what you want–inspiration, derivative, borrowing, “with a nod to”….it’s all bull cocky.  Stealing! It’s okay, we can admit it. The fashion industry would come to a screeching halt were it not for creative stealing of ideas. The important thing is what we do with those ideas that we steal.

In keeping with this time-honored tradition of stealing, Lizzi and I are starting “Sneaky Fridays.” This is the day we sneak into each other’s closet, or brazenly copy each other’s fashion decision or accessory for the week. This morning I wandered into Lizzi’s room and “borrowed” her beautiful orange silk LV scarf to spice up my dull gray sweater. It looked really good. I tried not to dwell on the fact that Lizzi’s bed was unmade and clothes were strewn about everywhere. Bedroom tidiness patrol is not part of the deal.

Obviously our sizes and tastes are very different so somtimes the “sneaky Friday” is about taking suggestions, asking advice, observing a trend in the other’s generational sphere. I won’t try to squeeze my fat foot into her size 5 shoe. She won’t try to make my size 8 pants fit.

And that’s fine. Because really, we are trying to make our own wardrobes work some magic. Some days it works, some days not so much. But Fridays, we steal and our horizons are the better for it.


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