Sweater: Ruche Oregon Road Trip Striped Cardigan
Boots: Steve Madden Candence Boots
Necklace: Anthropologie Feather Frond Necklace
Ring: Ruche Heather Square Ring in Blush
"Here's a copy of a lesson you know..." - Band of Horses
Luckily, all the items needed to complete today's outfit worked out. I guess it could be considered pretty lame to completely copy an outfit put together by someone else, but I don't see it that way. Whether you come up with a look all on your own, are loosely inspired by someone or something, or just blatantly copy an outfit you've seen, it's all good, just as long as you give credit where credit is due.
Speaking of giving credit, I'm feeling really isolated lately and just down right shit on by society. Quick, somebody break out the violins! Maybe that's not the case, maybe I've got it good, but it sure doesn't feel that way. It feels like it doesn't pay to be nice to people and to do the right things in life. It seems like no matter what I do I end up getting used and abused. People don't seem to care about the kindness I've shown them or the many years of hard work I've contributed. Don't get me wrong, I know I'm not a saint or anything, but it's really difficult to continue being a good person when all I get is negative feedback. I find myself feeling really resentful of most people. Just their faces and the sounds of their voices make me angry. It reminds me of this line by The Doors, "People are strange when you're a stranger, faces look ugly when you're alone."
The way I see it, I've got 2 choices: I can continue to do unto others as I would have them do unto me, or I can start doing unto others as THEY do unto me. The latter philosophy is definitely against my nature, but maybe my nature is my problem. Maybe in addition to copying other people's outfits, I need to copy other people's attitudes as well. I was always taught that treating others the way I wanted to be treated would bring good things my way, but I'm really starting to doubt that life lesson.
I don't know. Maybe I'm just having a bad people day...or week...or life. Hopefully, everything will look better in the morning. If not, I think the best thing I can do is just "do me." If people don't like or appreciate me for who I am and the things that I do...well, who cares what THEY appreciate? As long as I appreciate me than that's the only validation I should need.