Saturday, April 29, 2017

Weekend Wardrobe: Save the Giraffes 4x4 Warm Weather Wardrobe

April the giraffe and her new baby boy!
(from CNN)

Giraffes seem to be in the news a lot these days.  You may have been one of the many people who watched April the giraffe (see image above) on live cam for weeks as she awaited the birth of her baby (the baby boy was born two weeks ago on the day before Easter).  There is also concern that giraffe populations in the wild are decreasing at an alarming rate, and these African ungulates may end up on the endangered species list.

I had never paid much attention to giraffes before, but they really are fascinating and lovely creatures.  When I discovered a fun pair of women's tops featuring a giraffe print there was just no way I could resist putting together a giraffe-themed 4x4 wardrobe!  Think of this post as my small contribution to the recognition of giraffes and their plight, and a reminder that preventing the loss of these unique creatures should be a priority.

The first set of four in this collection includes the inspiration giraffe print short-sleeved top, a t-shirt and a blouse designed with giraffes, and basic black pants:

Clockwise from top left: Giraffe Print V-Neck T-Shirt; FatFace Pippa Giraffe Peplum Top in Phantom; Chico's Whimsical Giraffe Shirt in White/Black; Coldwater Creek Holly Summer-Weight Ponte Pants in Black.

And the second set of four includes the inspiration sleeveless top, two tank tops (one with the same giraffe design as the t-shirt from the first set), and jeans in a golden tan color found in the inspiration top print:

Clockwise from top left: Giraffe Print Tank Top C; Blair Essential Knit Tank in Brown; FatFace Eva Giraffe Cami in Phantom; Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Stretch-Fit Jeans in Golden Wheat.

The third set of four includes three t-shirts in a variety of colors (including an orange that will make sense when I post the accessories next week), plus linen pants in a light tan color also found in the inspiration top print:

Clockwise from top left: J. Crew New Perfect Fit T-Shirt in Spice; Spreadshirt Giraffe Women's T-Shirt in Black; L.L. Bean Women's Short-Sleeve Pima Cotton Shaped V-Neck Tee in White; Coldwater Creek Easy Linen Pull-On Pants in Flax.

Since this is a warm-weather wardrobe the last set of four includes capri pants and two tank tops, plus a summery dress with the inspiration giraffe print:

Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton Shell in Black; L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton Shell in White; FatFace Simone Giraffe Dress in Phantom; L.L. Bean Women's Cropped Bayside Pants in Khaki.

When the four sets are combined, a very giraffe-centric 4x4 wardrobe is the result:


Next week you get to see all of the fun giraffe accessories I was able to find, and even I was surprised at how many are out there.  People do seem to be fascinated by this elongated ungulate, so perhaps this interest will translate into a successful effort to keep the giraffe from going extinct.  Here's hoping that giraffes will roam wild and free in their native habitat forever!

From Crazy Frankenstein

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