Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

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Welcome to another week of Style Imitating Art, where we draw our style inspiration from works of art. This week’s selection was curated by Jen from Librarian for Life and Style.


“Papauer I ‘Morpheus’ [Memorial Day Poppy]”

“Papauer I ‘Morpheus’ [Memorial Day Poppy]”

Jen curated this week’s selection in honor of Memorial Day, an American holiday that celebrates those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. After World War II the National American Legion adopted the poppy as their official symbol of remembrance.

Jen notes the 18th century illustration is “simple yet bold…” I agree, the colors and lines are striking in their simplicity. And the colors lend themselves to some fun clothing options.

You can read more about it here.


Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

Hey, I hope y’all are having a great week so far. Things have been moving for us at lightening speed as we prep for our move to Louisiana. I can’t believe we’re down to less than a month before we leave Georgia. But I’m so ready to get on with the next stage in our lives. Which will, of course include some fun and fabulous outfits…

Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

I wore this outfit to work for a casual Friday. The cardigan has been in my sweater drawer for a few years. It kinda has a handmade vintage feel, don’t you think?

Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

I cannot stress how much I love this green bag. It was one of my first designer bag purchases and it has been worth every penny. The hobo style lets me carry everything I need {Including my camera} without being all big and bulky. And the color is the perfect neutral.

Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

I don’t know if you have to wear or carry your IDs for work, but we have to keep ours on us {printing, paying for food, etc.}, so I wear mine on a lanyard. This lanyard works as both a necklace and a lanyard with a simple clip. You can see my review of lanyards/necklaces here {they’re so much more stylish than the nylon lanyards}.

Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

Do you own a pair of leopard print flats? If not, stop reading this and run to the store right now. No, wait, I’ll save you the trouble, just click here. You’ll wear these with everything – solids, prints, pastels, jewel tones, etc.

Style Imitating Art Poppy {living outside the stacks}

Cardigan – Old {similar} | Earrings – Nickel & Suede {Size Medium} | Necklace/ID Lanyard – | Blouse, Jeggings, & Flats – Target | Purse – Maxx New York for QVC

This is such a fun challenge. Please take the time to visit the co-hosts to see their interpretations of the inspiration piece. And check out the round up on Jen’s blog on Wednesday, 6 June..


Jen – Librarian for Life and Style

Salazar – 14 Shades of Grey


Everyone’s invited to participate! Just send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Jen at by Tuesday, 5 June to be included in the round-up on her blog, Librarian for Life and Style. The round-up will go live on Wednesday, 6 June.

For the next inspiration piece, visit Living Outside the Stacks.

Hope you’ll join the fun!

For more stylish inspiration, check out the following:

Where I co-host:

Ageless Style – First Tuesday of the Month

Style Imitating Art – Inspiration piece posted on Mondays with the round-up on Wednesdays

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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