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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.

For ideas about how this works, please see previous posts by clicking here.


I chose this week’s inspiration piece.


Serving Fish by Victo Ngai

I chose this image because – little known Daenel fact – I looooove pearls. And, while we’re not yet experiencing fall weather, I thought the colors kind of give a fall-ish vibe.


Soooo, I’d planned to wear something totally different and then life happened, so I had to dig through my archives for an outfit that worked…. I remember this outfit and why I chose to wear it. Because it was simple but dressy. This is an outfit I could easily wear to work or for running errands.


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


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 7 September and I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 8 September.


Necklace – Similar, Similar | Tee Shirt – Similar | Jeans – Similar

My necklace is actually two vintage pieces that I found at an antique store. The string holding the clasps were weak, so I was able to get them at a discount. To hold them together, I bought 3 flower brooches and clasped them. I’ve also used vintage cameos and a feather pin to hold it.

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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 – 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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