My pick! I feel like the longer we do OTI the more stressful it is to pick inspiration. I don't want to let it get stale and boring for us or for our readers. I want to pick something that will be fun and push me to use my closet differently but that also gives room for a lot of different interpretations. Not easy. But I really loved my choice for this round!
I sent Amy and Erica this picture and told them they could take inspiration from the character as a whole, rather than just the picture:
|I spy pattern mixing on BOTH of them! Fashion visionaries, I tell you.|
Oh how I love Anne Shirley and her gorgeous red hair and crazy antics! I also have a deep and abiding love for Gilbert Blythe (sigh).
Here's what I did with it:
|Thrifted blouse (similar), vest from last chance (similar), Lauren Conrad for Kohl's pants, F21 bangles, Miss Mooz shoes via Last Chance|
Anne is always in a shirtwaist with a collar and I really loved the vest in the picture above. I started off in a high waisted blue skirt that came almost to the bottom of the vest. I loved the look but it was too costumey so I swapped it out for pants, which I ended up not liking nearly as much. Live and learn.
Also, I slept with wet hair in Anne braids (to get into the proper spirit) which led to crazy waves. Alas, my sleeves were not puffed but that is because I look like a linebacker in puffed sleeves.
The next round (March 29th) is going to be Amy's choice and another OTI for All link-up. We hope you'll play along!
Click on over to see Amy's and Erica's interpretations!