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Welcome to Style Imitating Art. Last week I wrote about completing my first photo shoot, wellllll, you can see some of the pictures here, here, and here. As a result of those images, I was asked to do another birthday shoot for another individual. I’m feeling both the excitement and the pressure. I shoot for my college and I totally enjoy it, but those images are different {you can see some of them here and here}. When you shoot stylized shots, you have to be aware of everything. When I shoot for the college, I work with what I have — I find that a lot more liberating. But I’m up for the challenge.


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.


This week’s image was chosen by Terri because she has “… just always loved this portrait. It’s very different than any other portrait that Copley, who was the leading portrait artist at the time produced. Rather than the decked out John Hancock or Samuel Adams, Paul Revere is portrayed at what he did best, being a premier silversmith; a working man who was at the top of his trade. As another crafts-person, I could relate…”


You can find out more information about Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley here.


This is one of my favorite dresses. It kind of reminds me of something Louise Jefferson would’ve worn on the early episodes of The Jeffersons. I mean that in a complimentary way. The housedresses that she and Edith Bunker wore were some of my favorite outfits. Although, Roxie Roker’s character, Helen Willis, wore some pretty snazzy outfits too. And, while I’m giving sartorial shoutouts, let me give Mrs. Roper a yell too. Her caftans were everything. But back to the point at hand…

The colors and shapes in this dress are all reflective of the lines and colors in the inspiration piece. The denim jacket is a nod to the artists and creatives in my life.

Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks} denim jacket boho dress and clogs


Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks} denim jacket boho dress and clogs


Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks} denim jacket boho dress and clogs

I know not everyone likes clogs, but I’ve always loved them. They’re incredibly stylish and they go with everything. Lest you doubt me, visit my Pinterest board.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 23 February and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 24 February.

You don’t have to have a blog to join, you can share your images on Instagram as well! Just tag Salazar, Terri, and me or use the hashtags #TeamLOTSStyle and #StyleImitatingArt so we know you’re there. We’d love to see how you interpret the inspiration piece.

Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks} denim jacket boho dress and clogs

Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Denim Jacket – Similar | Boho Print Dress – Similar | Burgundy Leather Tote – Similar | Clogs – Exact

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Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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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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