Style Imitating Art: Watermelons and Field Mice by Sin Saimdang

Laurie Felt Criss Cross Scarf Blouse Laurie Felt Silky Denim Pull On Flare Leg Jeans and Lori Goldstein Collection Mixed Media Block Heel {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

Hi! Welcome to another round of Style Imitating Art. I hope y’all had a good weekend. We did. We started decorating the house for Christmas, something we haven’t done since the kids moved out. This year, however, everyone is coming to our place for Christmas and I want it to be festive for the grandbabies.

INSPIRATION ART WORK

Sin Saimdang {style imitating art inspiration}

“Watermelons and Field Mice” by Sin Saimdang

Sin Saimdang is a 16th-century Korean female artist, writer, calligraphist, and poet best known for her paintings of plants and insects.

You can learn more about Sin Saimdang here.

THE CURATOR

This week’s inspiration piece was curated by Salazar at 14 Shades of Grey. Salazar was fortunate enough to see some of Saimdang’s paintings in a museum when she traveled to South Korea. She chose this image because “there are a lot of colors and details in this painting, so it should be fun to interpret in an outfit.”

MY LOOK

Laurie Felt Criss Cross Scarf Blouse Laurie Felt Silky Denim Pull On Flare Leg Jeans and Lori Goldstein Collection Mixed Media Block Heel {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

 

Initially, I thought I’d focus on the deeper saturated tones in the image, but – at the last minute – I decided to bring out the blushy pink colors of the watermelon flesh. This pale pink is so out of my normal color range, but I have this same top in a raspberry shade and I love it, so I thought why not. The Hubs was surprised to find that I own two of the same tops in different colors. Ha! If only he knew how often that happens. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this.

Anyway, I like the long criss cross scarf ties and the flowy cut of the blouse. If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a long time, then you know that I have an intense love for scarves. Unfortunately, I don’t get to wear them as much now that we live in the South, so having them attached to my blouse is a great alternative.

Laurie Felt Criss Cross Scarf Blouse Laurie Felt Silky Denim Pull On Flare Leg Jeans and Lori Goldstein Collection Mixed Media Block Heel {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

Next I pulled out my flare leg jeans because, well, I love myself some flare legs. I think they’re a much more flattering cut on me than skinny jeans or jeggings {although I still try to wear them}. Last, but not least, I capped everything off with these fun olive colored pumps. Isn’t the print on the heel just fun? They kind of have a Regency flare to them, no?

Laurie Felt Criss Cross Scarf Blouse Laurie Felt Silky Denim Pull On Flare Leg Jeans and Lori Goldstein Collection Mixed Media Block Heel {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

Blouse – Laurie Felt Criss Cross Scarf Blouse, QVC | Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Jeans – Laurie Felt Curvy Flare Leg Jeans, QVC | Shoes – Logo, QVC

JOIN US

Everyone’s invited to participate! It’s still not too late to join us. Just send your photos to Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com by tomorrow night.

The new inspiration piece will be posted on Monday, 10 December. Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com by 10 PM Central Standard Time Tuesday, 11 December. I’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 12 December.

You don’t have to have a blog to participate. You can submit your photos to the cohosts or share on Instagram! If you share on Instagram, use the hashtag #styleimitatingart so we can see you.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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