Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Katie of Interrobangs Anonymous for Giants

This is not me:

Photo by Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous

This is the smart and stylish Katie from Interrobangs Anonymous.  Although Katie and I are of a similar build, I wanted to feature her on my Blogs for Giants series because of this outfit.  The mix of florals and stripes is my favorite sort of pattern mixing and I love how Katie's done it here.  Classic stripes, fun skirt, pure Katie.  To see more of the smart and stylish Katie, head on over to Interrobangs Anonymous - it's quite a good time over there.

I went with a slightly different color scheme in recreating Katie's outfit, but tried to keep it fun.  Per usual, all of the items selected are under $100 and will fit tall/plus sized ladies.  Let's get started, shall we?

The Skirt

Pansy Elastic-Waist Skirt - Dorothy Perkins - up to size 20:

I love the colors in this skirt and think the darker background, like that of Katie's skirt, makes it versatile.  And the length is good for riding a bike to work, if you do that sort of thing.

The Top

Twisted Neck Roll-Up Top - Old Navy - up to size XXL - also in Tall:

This top comes in purple and blue, either of which would go fabulously with the skirt.

The Belt

Tarnish "Skinny Braided Belt" - Nordstrom - up to size 2X:

Katie's belt is burgundy, I went with a dark pink that would provide the same feeling, but better pick up the pinks in the skirt I selected.

The Scarf

Green Market Flower Scarf - Top Shop:

I loved Katie's green scarf and I like that this is another floral to be added to the mix.  I know it's not for everyone, but if you're feeling brave, this could be fun.

The Shoes

Type Z "Brilliant" Flat in Pewter - Zappos - up to size 11.5:

Katie's flats are gold, but I went with a light, silvery pewter to reflect the cooler colors in the skirt I chose.  I still wanted to keep the shine, just a cooler shine.

Another fun version of stripes and florals in blogosphere this week is this outfit which  Ana at Better in Sepia put together for Brett at Silvergirl as part of Suze's (Miss Vinyl Ahoy) Paper Doll Project.

So, what do you all think?  Do you love stripes and florals as much as I do?  Is it something you'd wear?  Or do you have a different mix of patterns you prefer?

Happy Wednesday!