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.


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For more information about these oh so fabulous purple boudoir slippers, click here.

I chose these boudoir slippers because the color is just intense and fabulous. I know it’s just a single color, but there’s the opportunity for mixing, matching, clashing, texture imitation, etc.


Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Laurie Felt Burnout Velvet Mock-Neck Long Sleeve Top – Exact | Black Leggings – Similar |Multicolor Pumps by Logo – Similar

I. Love. Velvet. Almost as much as I love faux leather/suede. Velvet makes me feel all cozy and royal and chi chi. Like I should be drinking my tea with my pinky out. And in this shade of purple? *swoon* Because this top is such a statement piece, I usually pair it with jeans and black pumps. Today, I decided to step things up a notch with a pair of black leggings and multicolored snake embossed pumps {honestly, these shoes would’ve been perfect for this post}. I could easily wear this outfit to work and then out to dinner. Although, I think I’d toss on a boyfriend blazer for work, just to make sure everything is covered.

Do you wear velvet as an every day fabric, or do you save it for the holidays? If you’re unsure about how to wear velvet to work, check out my Pinterest board for ideas.


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts to see all the details of their outfits:

Salazar 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar wrote that she “…had a lot of fun putting together. I don’t have anything purple in my closet, so I ran the photo through my photo editor to change its hue, and came up with a green-and-blue version, which I used for my outfit. I also tried to capture the different textures of the silk and the velvet in my outfit, with my silk blouse and velvet skirt, and added a brooch for the sparkly buckles.” How creative!! One of these days, we need to just have pictures of Salazar’s brooch collection because they are each oh-so-fabulous. I’m also digging those shoes. So cool.

Kim Fierce Fashion Blog

Like I told Kim, I love love love this color combination. It’s so funky, don’t you think? Kim “…went with burgundy as “my” purple and added the pants because of the gold lining.  I thought the embroidery stitching was a nice nod to the quilting.” And, seriously, the embroidery is giving me heart palpitations.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com by Tuesday, 20 October and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 21 October.

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.