I write a lot about Kate Middleton's clothes. Like many of you, I love her sense of style. I love that she's showing the world that you can still be stylish and beautiful and modern without wearing clothes that leave little to the imagination.
But when a florist at my local supermarket accused me of being a Kate copycat?
I got pissed.
I was in her department buying flowers for my daughter's theater performance. I was wearing a white eyelet dress.
"Such a pretty dress," the florist said.
"Thank you,"I replied, pleased. I liked this dress, too.
"I guess now that that princess wore a white dress, everyone else thinks they have to, too," she continued drily. "What's her name again?"
I paused, not wanting to give her the satisfaction of knowing that I knew her name. Saying her name aloud would make her think she had proof that I was, in fact, copying Kate. But I couldn't resist.
"Kate Middleton?" I said reluctantly.
"Yes, that's it," she said. "People are going crazy trying to wear what she wears, aren't they?"
"Oh, I don't think so," I mumbled before fleeing.
I was not happy. Not happy at all. I hadn't had Kate on my mind when I put on my white dress that morning. I didn't even know Kate had worn a white dress recently.
Damn, damn, damn.
So I guess on some level, I can understand the rage that this tongue-in-cheek post elicited from some of you about Kate's yellow dress. I did think she looked pretty, and yellow is a big color this season.
But I also know the feeling of being accused of being a Kate copycat.
It's not a good feeling at all.
In the end, though, I guess I'd rather be accused of copying Kate than...
Have you ever been accused of copying a celebrity's look?
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