The 12ish Style Blogger Katie Sturino Stops By The Showroom
Posted on November 13 2015
Hey Gorgeous! has always been a fan of @the12ishstyle on Instagram- we love her style, her dogs, her husband, but mostly her sass. She loves to push the limit on style, try things that break fashion "rules" and turn heads. We had her in for a showroom appointment and we absolutely loved getting to know her and work with her. Check out her collection to see all of her favorite pieces from her time in the showroom. We sat down with her for a quick interview to see from where her style stems.
Katie gravitated towards this patchwork print top by Persona by Marina Rinaldi, she always loves a good stand-out piece.
Hey Gorgeous!: We love your name "The 12ish Style," that it shows how you are an inbetweenie and that sizes are more fluid than many think. What does this name mean to you?
Katie: The 12ish Style was born out of my frustration with the larger fashion industry (which don't get me wrong, I love to pieces!). There are plenty of size 2's in my face and I actually think women at the other end of the spectrum, size 20ish, are well represented by the plus industry. While both are great, they just don't speak to me. The 12ish targets us women in the middle who are long under served-- whether you're a size 10 or 14 or an "inbetweenie," all are welcome!
Hey Gorgeous!: Where do you get the best style inspiration?
Katie: The ManRepeller, Garance Dore, and the streets! Women in NYC have amazing taste.
We love how Katie styled this look. Who knew that sweatpants could look so chic?
Hey Gorgeous!: We absolutely love your dog @toastmeetsworld, and we obviously love your style. Do you ever try to dress up Toast for laughs?
Katie: I don't dress up Toast for laughs, I dress her up because she demands it. That lady is a clothes horse!
Hey Gorgeous!: You are basically Instagram royalty, but what are your favorite accounts to follow?
Katie: Oh I love @CandiceHuffine, @AmandaDeCadenet and @Turshen.
Katie is wearing this awesome matching set by Shegul: the Prism Silk-Blend Blouse and the Prism Silk Maxi Skirt. The side paneling on the skirt is super flattering, and the pockets make it so practical. And this stunning print is what really caught her eye.
Hey Gorgeous!: What are current trends that you hate?
Katie: Leather culottes and minimalism!
Hey Gorgeous!: Trends you love?
Katie: I still love mixing prints... And I am surprised at how much I love cuffing my pants!
One of Katie's favorite looks of the day is this hunter green dress and blush pink coat combo. These colors are so on trend this season and both are a not-quite-neutral color. Together- absolutely stunning. A faux leather dress like the Dedotto Eco Leather Dress can be daunting, but worn under a softer coat, like the Boucle Coat, it becomes a bit more approachable.
Hey Gorgeous!: Describe your style in a few words.
Katie: My style is fun, colorful, a little preppy with a little edge. At times juvenile and always reaching towards being someone who lives in Milan but is never quite getting there.
Hey Gorgeous!: As a New Yorker, what is your biggest constant complaint about this amazing city?
Katie: NOISE! Sometimes I feel like a crotchety old lady but when a garbage truck screeches to a halt at the end of a long day it can feel like a smack in the face.
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Thanks for stopping by, Katie! You look awesome in your cool new clothes.