Nothing against her, but Taylor Swift has the ability to make me think I’ve seen something before, even if I know I haven’t.

45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals
It’s worse when she’s wearing sequins, but still: I know she hasn’t worn this pretty lavender hue before, much less the creeping-vines dress, and yet she always seems so familiar. Maybe it’s the way she does the updo, maybe it’s her stance, maybe it’s the fact that I can’t tell some of her songs apart (even though many of them are on my iPod). I don’t know. Somehow it feels like the fact that she’s wearing the garment is incidental to it. I mean, it’s THERE, and she is there, but they don’t seem connected. Ever. So it’s hard to judge the dress’s merits. I… THINK it’s pretty? But I might want to see it on someone who struts the red carpet with a bit more verve? Like I said, I can’t put my finger on it. I should probably go work on my letter begging David Cook to give “You Belong With Me” one of his American Idol-era signature stalker makeovers, and let you guys guide me on this one.