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Thank you for coming back to see all of the participants. There are so many exciting interpretations for this week’s inspiration piece!


Welcome to Style Imitating Art. 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 work of art was chosen by me.


 Heather, Sweet Peas and Butterfly

Heather, Sweet Peas and Butterfly. Anonymous. 19th Century watercolor.

I chose this piece because I adore butterflies. I even have a butterfly tattoo… But I haven’t seen any lately. I wonder if it’s the weather — we’ve had rain for weeks, with a only a few breaks in between. Or if it’s something else? I mean, it could be the wrong season too?


Leslie {once upon a time and happily ever after}

I officially dub Leslie the Queen of Kimonos! Isn’t this stunning? I love the softness paired with the olive pants. Everything is so perfect for this week’s challenge.

Reni {reni’s odds and sods}

Reni {renis odds and sods}

Reni’s outfit is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so perfect… And look at that necklace! Just stunning.

Shelbee {shelbee on the edge}

Shelbee totally nailed it with her outfit. Even though her colors are bold, tonally, everything is on point. I’m also digging that circular bag — so sweet.

Suzy {the grey brunette}

I’ve always said that Suzy is my style sister. That scarf turned halter is so very funky and sexy and boho and, gosh, I just love it.


Salazar {14 shades of grey}

How sweet is Salazar’s dress? I love the softness.

Terri {meadowtree style}

Terri’s floral top is so pretty. I love it paired with the white jeans.


Floral Dress Flare Leg Jeans and Sandals {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT

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Visit my cohosts: Salazar at 14 Shades of Grey and Terri and MeadowTree Style. I know you’ll love their interpretations!


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Come back on Monday to see next week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration piece. And, remember, 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 your interpretations.


Floral Dress Flare Leg Jeans and Sandals {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT

Earrings – Nickel & Suede | Bracelets – Similar | Floral Tunic – Similar | Flare Leg Jeans – Similar | Sandals – Similar

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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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