Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little Tin Soldier for Giants

This is not me…
Photo by Linda Dearie of Little Tin Soldier "Apples and Oranges"

This is Linda from Little Tin Soldier and her ridiculously cute pug, Sophie.  I am a huge fan of Linda’s blog – she uses color marvelously and many of her photos feature the adorable Sophie.  The best part though?  She creates illustrations of her outfits and they are just wonderful to see.  If you don’t read Linda’s blog, you really should stop by.

I think I’ve liked every single outfit Linda has ever posted, but this is one of my favorites for several reasons.  It’s simple in silhouette, but not boring.  It has an orange element.  And it features tonal pairing, which I personally find difficult.

Because I love this outfit, I wanted to try to recreate it with pieces for giants.  I hope the following pieces do the original outfit justice and I think they do. 

The shirt I selected is the Mossimo Applique Tank in Hot Orange from Target.  I like the neckine a lot.  I think it can be worn without a necklace and still look good.  And if you do pair it with a necklace, the applique is the same color as the shirt and won't compete with the necklace.


I really like the color of this cardigan and think it will pair nicely with the tank.  And the crew neckline will not compete with the scoop neckline of the tank.  This is the Cherokee 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan in Apple, also from Target.

I chose a wider-cut pants than the slim pants that Linda is wearing because they generally more flattering to wider hips.  I kept the cropped length though because it's just pefect.  These velvet pants are on sale right now at J. Jill and come in sizes small - 3x.

Linda's necklace was handmade by her, and this necklace has been handmade by Etsy seller, Shagpile.  It's made of a combination of new and vintage buttons and can be found here.


The flats I chose are the Jessica Simpson "Matini" flat in Iridescent Gold.  I have a couple pairs of Jessican Simpson flats and they are very comfortable.  These are available here, from Zappos.

I am especially enamored of the necklace and shoes I selected, but really like it all.  What about you, Style Nation?  What do you think of this recreation?  (Hee.  Awesome, unintentional rhyming).