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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.


This week’s work of art was chosen by Terri.


Terri chose this image because she thought: “After the last two with their intense color and texture… it was time to pick something calming…”


I promise I don’t only wear Kantha Bae pieces. I have other stuff in my closet. Buuuuut I’m so loving these pieces right now and I. just. can’t. stop. wearing. them.

You’ve actually seen this piece before. It’s the reverse side of this serape. That’s the thing about these piece, they’re reversible and there isn’t a bad side.

When I started planning my outfit for this week’s challenge, I’d originally planned to share this outfit, but I forgot to take pictures while I was dressed. Good thing I take those coffee pictures every morning or I wouldn’t have proof that there was a non-Kantha Bae outfit originally planned.


The colors, the pattern, everything makes me think of the inspiration piece.


Here’s a little secret about my crop top: it was originally a parero. I tacked the bottom together to form a crop top because I like it better as a top than as a poncho.


I’m not a seamstress but you can always alter clothes to fit your preference. A little stitching. A check of the reverse side. It’s all up for grabs.


Poncho – Similar | Earrings – Similar | Jeans – Similar | Boots – Similar

Sizing: I’m 5’4″ and a dress size 12 to 14 {M,L}. I wear a size 9.5 shoe.

If you need inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.


Do you alter your clothes? What’s your favorite piece?

Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Terri at by Tuesday, 2 November and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 3 November.


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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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