Style Imitating Art {The Roundup}: 18th Century Spanish Textile Fragment

Style Imitating Art Floral Dress and Mustard Sandals {living outside the stacks}

Welcome to the roundup post for this week’s Style Imitating Art , where you get to see all the various interpretations of the inspiration piece.


18th Century Spanish Textile from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Collection

18th Century Spanish Textile {The image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Collection}

I selected the inspiration piece for this round of Style Imitating Art for a couple of reasons:
  1. It’s summer and the flowers are so pretty
  2. I think I can find something between the clothes in my car and the ones in the RV
I also think the pattern is feminine without being too girly… The black lines make the image a little “tougher.” Anyway, I love the varying shades of peach, gold, green, and blue. The blacks and browns ground the soft colors.

You can read more about the textile here.


Jen Style Imitating Art {Librarian for Life and Style}

Jen, Librarian for Life and Style, totally channeled Royal Wedding vibes with her sweet cloche style hat and pretty orange floral dress that she wore to a wedding. And if you hop over to her blog, you can see more of her wedding guest outfit pictures {along with a surprise guest!}.

Kim Style Imitating Art {instagram kim_fiercefashion}

Kim is a new SIA participant cheers wildly and is looking to start her own style blog! While she sets up her virtual closet {aka website}, be sure to check her out on instagram: @kim_fiercefashion. I think Kim totally nailed the look between the colors and the floral pattern. And is that an animal print belt I see? Yes!!

Leslie C Style Imitating Art {Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After}

Leslie Style Imitating Art {Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After}

Here’s Leslie, Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After, with her SIA interpretation. You guys, I’m so loving Leslie’s maxi cardi, so very stylish. Her color pallet is spot on and the pattern in her top so closely mimics florals in the fabric swatch, that they almost look interchangeable. Check her out here to find out the details of her outfit and for a little behind the scenes fun.

Salazar Style Imitating Art {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar, 14 Shades of Grey, built her outfit around the neutral tones in the fabric swatch. And while keeping everything neutral, she pumped it up with those oh-so-fab green shoes, which imitate the border in the fabric swatch. And just in case you didn’t know, Salazar has the best whimsical blouse collection ever! Find out the details of her outfit here.


Style Imitating Art Floral Dress and Mustard Sandals {living outside the stacks}

I posted my Style Imitating Art interpretation on Monday, which you can see by clicking here.

Make sure you visit everyone so you can see more of what they wore and don’t forget to leave a comment so they know you were there.


Jen – Librarian for Life and Style

Salazar – 14 Shades of Grey


Everyone’s invited to participate! The next SIA inspiration piece will be posted on Monday, 9 July. Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Jen at by Tuesday, 17July. Jen will share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 18 July.

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

Hope you’ll join the fun!

For more stylish inspiration, check out the following linkups:

Where I co-host:

Ageless Style – First Tuesday of the Month

Style Imitating Art – Inspiration piece posted on Mondays with the round-up on Wednesdays

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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