Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Style Imitating Art Inspiration: Watermelons and Field Mice by Sin Saimdang

Join Us for Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks}

Hi, this is just a short post to introduce next week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration piece. Style Imitating Art {aka SIA} is hosted by Jen {Librarian for Life and Style}, Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, and me. Every other Monday, one of us curates an art piece to use as style inspiration for the following week {host outfits are posted on the following Monday, with participant outfits posted on Wednesday}.


Sin Saimdang {style imitating art inspiration}

“Watermelons and Field Mice” by Sin Saimdang

Sin Saimdang is a 16th-century Korean female artist, writer, calligraphist, and poet best known for her paintings of plants and insects.

You can learn more about Sin Saimdang here.


This week’s inspiration piece was curated by Salazar at 14 Shades of Grey. Salazar was fortunate enough to see some of Saimdang’s paintings in a museum when she traveled to South Korea. She chose this image because “there are a lot of colors and details in this painting, so it should be fun to interpret in an outfit.”

What do you think you’ll wear? I can’t wait to see!


Everyone’s invited to participate! Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar at by Tuesday, 4 December. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 6 December.

You don’t have to be a blogger, a photographer, or an instagrammer to join! You just have to love clothes.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Where I Co-host

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  • Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable
  • Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art

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