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 by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey.


Janaina Mello Landini. Ciclotrama 

Salazar chose this image because she liked “…the contrast between the delicate black ropes and the strong gold frames.”


This dress. There are very few items that I stalk because I figure if it’s meant to be, it will be. But this dress… I wanted this dress. It’s stunning online, but in person? It’s breathtaking.

It’s a little bit Victorian, slightly boho, and a heck of a lot of kick butt. And it has pockets! POCKETS!!!!!!
When I originally tried this dress on, I paired it with the nude sandals because I thought the dress was edgy enough that it didn’t need any additional oomph. You can see the original version down below.

I was wrong, and The Hubs was right.

I opted not to wear a lot of jewelry with this dress because I wanted the dress to be the focus. However, this dress could easily be paired with layers of faux pearls and silver links and a ton of bracelets. Since I plan to wear this dress over and over and over again, that look will definitely make its way on the blog.


Laurie Felt Faux Leather Dress with Side Pockets | Black Sandals – Similar | Brown Ankle Strap Sandals – Similar

Do you own a faux leather dress? Do you wear dressed up or down? If you’re looking for inspiration, check out my Pinterest board, it’s full of ideas.


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts at 14 Shades of Grey, and Fierce Fashion Blog. You’ll definitely want to see their interpretations as well.


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.