Dress: Christian Dior | Clutch: YSL (same as here) | Necklace: Bvlgari | Watch: Rolex | Bangle, Ring: Charriol | Bangle: Tiffany & Co | South Sea Pearl Earrings | Heels: Mango
I just realised that I never got around to posting this lovely dress I wore for my boyfriend’s grandparents’ wedding anniversary a few months ago. It was the perfect tea dress for spring–conservative, flattering, and yet, still attention-grabbing. My only fear was that I’d bump into someone at the party wearing the exact same thing, given that it was off the rack. Yikes!
During my Senior prom, I remember a classmate of mine seeing one of our batch mates wearing the exact same gown design in another shade (though both were supposed to be bespoke)–she simply ran out of the ballroom in tears, leaving the party even before it started. It was quite tragic. Nowadays, I don’t think teens are as dramatic with this particular faux pas, but I’m pretty sure a few Mean Girls would categorise this particular instance as a “gross” situation.
It actually happened to me 2 years ago when I attended the Preview Ball… I was wearing an H&M fringe dress from the Conscious Collection with matching fringed Alexander Wang heels for their “Dance Shoes” theme (I’ve removed that from my memory, really). Then lo’ and behold, I bumped into Agoo Bengzon, Beauty Director of Summit Publishing, wearing the exact same dress–it wasn’t that big of a deal and it didn’t exactly ruin my life, but I didn’t bother posting photos from the event on my blog anymore. Since then, I’ve been fairly allergic to the idea of people wearing the exact same article of clothing that I’m wearing as well, especially when they’re within a mile radius.
I guess it’s a function of my Myers Briggs personality type (I’m INTP) where I aspire to be a special little snowflake. So situations similar to the above-mentioned, or at least those that challenge my “originality” will most likely dampen my mood like rain during a sunny day. Different strokes for different folks–I’m pretty sure some of you have your own tick-off points or instances that you would consider “eew!” I mean, look at this new video from Carefree aptly called “Eew Stories: Promposal.”
It’s my new philosophy in life, really. There will aways be bad situations–ones that you think will impact your life somehow; personally, I don’t like situations dictating how my life pans out and so I try to tackle every obstacle as logically, as calmly, and as comfortably as possible so I make sure to arm myself with whatever “comfort” I can provide to do away with small, trivial hurdles that could have easily been avoided.
So did I end up finding someone wearing the same dress in the party? Fortunately, no… but I was in the midst of 100 other guests who wore floral dresses. Did I mind? Not so much. I liked my dress, I liked my option, and I felt fresh in it. Here are some more photos: