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Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope you’re 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 Kim.


Mask | Tlingit | The Met

Kim chose the mask because “…in TX we are pretty much required to wear masks everywhere”. We’re under the same mandate here in Louisiana.


You guys, 2020 has officially worn me out. Between the pandemic, the social/cultural/political upheavals, and the personal losses, I’m just over it. Right now, my saving graces are my faith and running.

Yes, I started running again. I had to, I needed space to just block out life. Now I allot myself 30 minutes for a run. For me, it’s not about distance, it’s about time. So, how are you taking care of you?

Please tell me you’re wearing your mask and washing your hands, you know, doing all the right things…

So this week’s outfit has been noodling in my head for a while but I wasn’t sure I’d ever wear it. The sheer layer is actually part of a dress, but I’ve never worn it that way. I’ve always been pretty self conscious of my arms, but with all that’s going on, those are the least of my concerns. So I decided to give the outfit a go.

Since I was just hanging around the house, I wore flat sandals, but if I were going out, I think wedges would look cute too.


Bleu kept popping into my photos, so I figured she wanted to be on  the blog so here she is…


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.


Next week’s inspiration piece will be posted on Monday, 14 July. Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Kim at by Tuesday, 16 June and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 15 July.

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.

Other Linkups