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How was your weekend? Friday was a slow start… I didn’t finish working on stuff for my day job {librarianing} until almost 8 PM. We just finished our COE accreditation and are now going right into a SACS application. It’s so hard and tedious, y’all. Every time I think I have one section done, I re-read it and think of more stuff to add. I think it’s because the requested information is so nebulous. I need them to tell me exactly what they want and how much of it they want. It’s stressful.

I had another photo shoot on Saturday. It was fun but oh so cold. Louisiana is playing games… Every time I think it’s going to warm up, Nature is like “Gotcha! Girl, go grab that big ol’ sweater out the closet.” Or it rains for two days straight. deep sigh


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 image was chosen by Salazar.


Aurora Borealis by Frederic Edwin Church


How beautiful is this week’s inspiration piece? When I first saw it, I wasn’t sure how I was going to imitate the iridescence because, of course, that’s the first thing that captures the eye. Once I gave up on that idea, I started separating out the colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Turquoise

After I made a list of the colors, it was relatively easy to rifle through my closet and find something to match…





Earrings and BFF Leather Cuff – Nickel and Suede | Denim Shirt – Similar | Jumpsuit – Addie’s Boutique | Burgundy Leather Cuff – Similar | Beaded Bracelets – Three Bird Nest | Heart Bracelet – Similar | Brogues – Similar


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar at by Tuesday, 20 April and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 21 April.

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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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