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Welcome to Style Imitating Art.


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.

For ideas about how this works, please see previous posts by clicking here.


I chose this week’s inspiration piece.


Girl in Rose and Gray. Miss Carmel White by Robert Henri

This portrait was painted in 1911 by Robert Henri. Robert Henri was an American painter and teacher. He was a leader in the Ashcan School of American Realism.

I chose this painting because this was one of my favorite artistic styles to study when I was in college. I like the realism and grittiness of the images… I also like the cockiness and subtle sexiness of the subjects.


I know, I know, Daenel, how does this outfit mimic the inspiration piece? Trust me when I say it does. Don’t look at the main colors of the image. Ignore the painting’s title. Look very closely… Do you see the burgundies? The chartreuses? How about the blacks, blues, and burnt oranges? It’s all there. Now look at my tunic… All the colors and the drapiness.


Make sure you come back on Wednesday to see my cohosts and the other participants!

Are you a tunic wearer? If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog on a regular basis, you know I’m all about the tunics. If you need some inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.


Visit my cohosts: Salazar at 14 Shades of Grey and Terri and MeadowTree Style. I know you’ll love their interpretations!


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 27 July and I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 28 July.


Earrings – Similar | Tunic – Similar | Jeans – Similar | Sandals – Similar

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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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