Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Style Imitating Art: Mada Primavesi by Gustav Klimt

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Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope your visit means you’re planning to join us, because we’d definitely love to have you…


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art inspired outfits. And that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.


This week’s image was chosen by me.


Mada Primavesi by Gustav Klimt

I chose this image because I like the attitude. The girl’s face and stance are defiant but the dress and background are, I don’t know, sweet and innocent. I think this is kind of a mood: I may look sweet but don’t try me.


When I picked this image, I knew I was going to wear this top. I mean, how could I not? The colors, the floral embroidery, the lace details, everything about it is a nod to the picture. Even the A line shape of my top mimics the shape of the little girl’s dress. For a hot minute, I thought about wearing a pair of white jeans to keep the whole look going, but that just would’ve been a little too matchy-matchy for me. And since I was running errands, I figured a pair of denim jeggings would keep things streamlined on the bottom.


Earrings – Nickle & Suede | Blouse – Similar | Jeggings – Similar | Sandals – Similar


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts at 14 Shades of Grey, and Fierce Fashion Blog. You’ll definitely want to see their interpretations as well. Come back on Wednesday, 12 August to see the roundup.


Next week’s inspiration piece will be posted on Monday, 3 August. Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 11 August and I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 12 August.

You don’t have to have a blog to join, you can share your images on Instagram as well! Just tag Kim, Salazar, and me or use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you’re there. We’d love to see how you interpret the inspiration piece.

Now go play in your closet,
Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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For more stylish inspiration, check out the following linkups:

Where I Co-host

  • Ageless Style – Ten women, over the age of forty, prove that style is ageless. First Tuesday of the month.
  • Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable. First Monday of the month.
  • Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art. Every other week.

Other Linkups

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