Thursday, March 3, 2011

SWF for Giants

This is not me…

Photo by Sara of

This is the lovely Terra from SWF (Stylish White Female), whose blog I adore because of her unique and interesting way of putting outfits together in a way that is still accessible to me.  She’s also fearless in her use of color, which I always appreciate.  If you don’t already read SWF, pop by and take a look – it’s definitely worth it.

I chose to recreate this outfit of Terra’s because it’s simple but not boring, and it’s also long and lean and figure-flattering.  It’s also a good outfit for those of use who are still in the throes of winter where it’s still necessary to layer.

Black/white striped tee – Dorothy Perkins

I know most people probably have a black/white striped tee in their closet, but if not, this one is available up to size 22.

Cropped gold sweater – Eddie Bauer

I wanted to keep the cropped feel of the sweater, but because I’m obsessed with subtle shine (initially written as subtle shite) this week, I chose this gold sweater which is also available up to size 22.

Navy Trousers – Long Tall Sally

These crepe, wide-leg trousers are available up to size 18, and I think they’re fabulous.  But if you’re more comfortable in jeans than trousers, both Gap and Old Navy have good trouser jean options.  Or a pair of dark-rinse bootcut jeans would work just as well.

Camel Pump – Fitzwell “Preston” – Zappos:

This pump is not as dark as Terra’s, but I really like the stacked heel, and it’s available up to size 14!

Skinny Leopard Belt – The Limited:

I love the addition of leopard into this outfit with a skinny belt, and I think this one from The Limited is just purrfect (see what I did there?).

Blue Cross-Body Bag – Magid “Christiana” - Endless

I don’t usually include bags on my Blogs for Giants series, because I don’t trade my bags out.  But, I realize that others do and I really think the blue bag adds an element of the unexpected to this outfit.

Studded Black Gloves – Nine West – Macys:

Like the other accessories, the studded gloves are unexpected and add yet another layer of interest to this outfit.

So, what do you guys think?  Is this something you'd wear?  Also, if you have any posts you'd like me to recreate, send me an email at fashionforgiants at gmail dot com with a link to the post and I'll do my best.