Style Imitating Art: Bollinger Mill Covered Bridge

 Taupe Scarf Teal Top Olive Tank Indigo Bootcut Jeans and Brown Ankle Boots {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

INSPIRATION ART WORK

Bollinger Mill Covered Bridge by Daenel Vaughn-Tucker

Bollinger Mill Covered Bridge by Daenel Vaughn-Tucker

THE CURATOR

This week’s inspiration piece was curated by me.

I took this photo when we lived in Missouri. I used to go to the Bollinger Mill to take pictures, be alone, or just think. It was such a romantic place. I loved seeing the names and dates carved on the interior wall of the bridge. I always wondered about the people…

I see so many possibilities in this image: teals, blues, browns, blacks, and even yellows and reds. And then there are the textures.

What do you think you’ll wear? I can’t wait to see!

MY LOOK

 Taupe Scarf Teal Top Olive Tank Indigo Bootcut Jeans and Brown Ankle Boots {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

Can you believe this is the last week of January? I know I keep saying this, but, maaaaan, time is flying by. In some ways. But in other ways, it’s just creeping by. Actually, I know what it is… When it comes to meeting my goals for the month, it’s going to quickly. In other words, my goals have not been met. Ahhh, well… That doesn’t mean quit. That just means start over in the new month, right?

 Taupe Scarf Teal Top Olive Tank Indigo Bootcut Jeans and Brown Ankle Boots {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

When I was thinking about the colors in the inspiration piece, I knew I wanted to wear this blouse. The problem is the weather has been so darn rainy and cold lately that I didn’t think I’d get a chance to do so. But then the weather broke and we had two really nice days and – yay – I was able to wear my top.

It’s a faux wrap style in the softest material. I like that it has a bit of a hi-lo hem and the sleeves are elasticized so I can scooch them up.  Even though I’m cold natured, I rarely leave my sleeves down all day. So I need my sleeves to go up and stay in position.

 Taupe Scarf Teal Top Olive Tank Indigo Bootcut Jeans and Brown Ankle Boots {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

I opted to wear dark indigo jeans instead of my usual medium wash, because I thought it reflected the darker tones in the bridge. They’re also much more work appropriate than my normal casual Friday wear.

In the summer, I’ll be pairing these jeans with a few of my white tops. What do you think? Do you like dark denim?

THE CO-HOST

Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar {14 shades of gray} #StyleImitatingArt

Salazar opted to focus on the darker hues and textures of the covered bridge in her blazer and scarf – fabulous, don’t you think? And I’m loving the little peek of blue.

You can read Salazar’s post here.

 Taupe Scarf Teal Top Olive Tank Indigo Bootcut Jeans and Brown Ankle Boots {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

Scarf – Old | Earrings – Nickel & Suede {Medium} | Laurie Felt Knit Long Sleeve Wrap Top – QVC | Skinny Tees Tank – QVC | Laurie Felt Curve Silky Denim Bootcut Jeans – QVC {Medium Tall} | Ankle Boots – Similar

This is one of those weird times when I’m like a walking talking QVC billboard. I honestly don’t know how that happened, but, whatever, everything fits the theme so I’m good.

JOIN US

Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com by Tuesday, 29 January. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 30 January.

You don’t have to be a blogger, a photographer, or an instagrammer to join! You just have to enjoy clothes.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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