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

Style Imitating Art {Roundup}: The Pool at Jas de Bouffan by Paul Cézanne

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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 me.


The Pool at Jas de Bouffan

The Pool at Jas de Bouffan by Paul Cézanne

I chose this image because it’s outside and it’s calming and pretty.


There are so many options here: pastels, neutrals, bright colors, and muted colors. You can also play up textures with cottons, silks, and linens. What ideas do you have? Please share in the comments.



Mike {Post Cards}

You guys, I’m so happy to see Mike again. And I love love love that he took his picture outside to mimic the scenery of the inspiration image. Mike really evokes the spirit of the image – and, dude, that shade of blue {turquoise} is perfect on you!


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. Make sure you come back on Wednesday to see my co-hosts’ outfits.

Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar wrote that she “…picked pieces with textures and colors that remind me of the painting.” I think she did a great job. The colors are absolutely perfect. And, as always, that brooch is on point.

Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}

Kim {fierce fashion blog}

I told Kim this before, but I’m gonna say it here – those jeans are fabulous. And I love the peachy brown tones of that jacket. It’s skin warming, know what I mean?



Denim Shirt and Floral Pants {living outside the stacks}

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the other side.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me {} by Tuesday, 25 February. I’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 26 February.

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

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