What's your reaction when someone says that they have the same dress/top/blazer as you?
I could only think of one instance in which such a situation would bring utter distaste and that would be at prom. For some reason, there is nothing more sacred in high school than senior prom. Considered a rite of passage for so many more reasons than as a major indication as an end of an era, the greatest question for many weeks is, "What are you going to wear?" Never has such a question struck such fear into many girl's hearts.
If you're an extreme case like me, you'll go above and beyond to make sure no one comes in wearing the same dress. While all the normal girls in my generation went to their local Macy's/Nordstrom (and the rich girls went to Jessica McClintok), I set foot into Saks for the first time in my life. After much humming and hawing and extreme begging, I finally got the dress of my dreams (at that time): a beige Sue Wong number with so much beading that it actually made the dress weigh more a full piggy bank. Retrospectively, I can't think of a bigger waste as I never wore that dress again. I was also stupid enough to sew an obscene amount of padding into the boobs, thus ensuring that the dress will NEVER again see the light of day.
When I wore this Zara blazer for the first time, a girl actually chased me down and said, "I have the same blazer as you." It took everything I had in me not to shout, "TWINSIES!" I'm never shopping at Zara again. (This is a lie.)
Zara 'Fantasy Fabric' embellished blazer
Tibi wine ruffle top
Club Monaco 'Marianna' short
Jeffrey Campbell x Pixie Market 'Daul Painterly' sandals ('Soiree' heels by JC here)