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Style Imitating Art Twitter @DaenelT #StyleImitatingArt

Hey, y’all, hey. Happy Birthday Eve to me! I’m gonna be 47 tomorrow. *screams* Not that I’m afraid of getting older, quite the contrary. I just thought that I’d be, I don’t know, different by now. The funny thing is, I’m not even sure what I mean by different. Wiser. More focused. A bit together. I’m none of those things. *Kanye shrug* I don’t see me changing anytime soon.


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 Kim at Fierce Fashion Blog.

Hoover Poster

Kim selected this vintage poster “…In the spirit of ‘spring cleaning.'” I think it’s a super fun poster, don’t you?


The colors, y’all! Oranges and mustards and blues and greens and creams. And its that red I see? Oh and bits of black and gray too. So many fun options. You can go with color block, solid column of color, or even some funky mod inspired prints. I cannot wait to see what you wear!


Black Cardigan Polka Dot Mustard Dress {living outside the stacks

I decided to wear this sweet little polka dot print mustard dress from Old Navy {it’s a favorite that I don’t wear nearly enough, but it has been on the blog before, you can see it here}. I thought the polka dots added a bit of whimsy while the color of the dress, my boots, and cardi mimicked the outline in the poster.

Black Cardigan Polka Dot Mustard Dress {living outside the stacks

The purple earrings are just a fun little touch of the unexpected.

The other day, I was wearing a purple top and a these shoes, when my co-worker giggled a bit and said: “Only Miss Dani. Look at this, nothing matches but it just goes!” Then my other co-worker said “Yeah, I try to do that non-matching thing and I just can’t. But I know Miss Dani would wear it.”

Ha! Yeah, I keep trying to tell them that it’s all about having fun with your clothes. Things don’t have to match, they just have to go together. And, if you see colors together in nature, why can’t you wear them on your body. Same with prints… Just find coordinating colors in the prints and you’re all set.

Black Cardigan Polka Dot Mustard Dress {living outside the stacks

Are you a matchy-matchy person or do you have fun with prints and colors? Leave a comment letting me know what you think.


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. Make sure you come back on Wednesday to see my co-hosts’ outfits.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Kim {} by Tuesday, 10 March. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 11 March.

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.

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