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

Style Imitating Art: Simultaneous Dresses

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Welcome to Style Imitating Art.


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, Terri {Meadow Tree Style}, 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. Participants submit their art inspired outfits with the curator by 10 PM Tuesday and, that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.


This week’s work of art was chosen by Terri.




I knew instantly what I wanted to wear when I saw Teri’s inspiration piece. I picked up immediate boho vibes and, y’all know, that is totally my vibe.

This is one of my favorite kaftans. I love the colors, the mixed prints, and the fact that it’s woven and flowy. I also like the tie at the waist – it keeps my top from being too boxy.

To be honest, I think this kaftan is a dress, but I wear it as a tunic. Well, since I’m being honest, I almost always wear my dresses as a tunic. Something I started over in Italy when I was a kid and I’ve continued through adulthood {I can so hear my daughter sighing deeply and saying “Mom, you’re so European.”}. I just saw her Mother’s Day weekend so all of her sighs and sayings are still bouncing around in my head.


I get a lot of questions on Instagram about my arm candy… I love leather cuffs and bracelets. I wear my cuffs on my right wrist because I’m right handed and they don’t interfere with my writing. That means that I load up my left arm with bracelets {beaded or metal, depending upon my mood}. And, yes, I do wear a Fitbit and an Apple Watch. I’ve had a Fitbit pretty much since they came out and the watch was a gift from The Hubs to settle a job issue {my supervisor didn’t want us carrying our cell phones on us, I worked in the library alone at night, so The Hubs bought the watch so I could call or text in an emergency}.


I’m also a fan of big earrings and chunky rings. I keep my earrings to a smaller size when I go to work, but for weekends? The bigger the better.

So that’s it. That’s my outfit for this week’s Style Imitating Art. And this is a typical Saturday/Sunday look for me. Comfortable and boho inspired.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 18 May and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 19 May.

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

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Jewelry – Three Bird Nest | Printed Kaftan – Similar | Distressed Jeans – Similar | Sandals – Similar

Have a great rest of your week and, if you’re on Instagram, give me a yell. I’m @DaenelT or you can follow me on Pinterest, that’s where I put together all of my looks.

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 – Eight women show that style is ageless. Third Thursday 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.

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