Stripes and dots or the odds of geometry

As you know, I rarely wear pattern. However, when I do, I have the urge to mix patterns. Here I am wearing one of my favorite pattern mixes, stripes and dots.

#over40 weekend look ! High Latitude Style |
Striped T-shirt with Kieselstein Cord belt and belt buckle, Ralph Lauren pleated polka dot skirt, scarf, plateau sandals, Chanel bag, and sunglasses (all own)

So what about it? And why the title?

#over40 weekend look ! High Latitude Style |
Different angle on the weekend outfit

Well, when I was in high school, I once was very bored in my math class. The teacher explained for the 10th time how to calculate the area (=Pi times radius times radius where Pi~3.1415926…) and circumference (=Pi times diameter = Pi times 2 times radius) of a circle and how radius and diameter relate to each other. In front of me were two other gals, one was wearing a blouse with white stripes, the other a blouse with white dots. I started to count the numbers of dots per 4 inch times 4 inch (about 10cm x 10 cm) area and estimated the radius of the dots to calculate the white area. I multiplied the area with the number of dots. Then I counted the white stripes for the same area. I estimated the width of the white stripes and again calculated the white area for the same area. When I compared the results I found that the gals probably wore the same amount of white. When I later told them they couldn’t believe it. Do you want to do the math for my outfit? 😉

Photos by G. Kramm (2013)

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