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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.


This week’s image was selected by me.


Sky above Clouds IV. Georgia O’Keefe. 1965.


Salazar {14 shades of grey}

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Salazar in jeans before… These are super cute. I like the cropped length with the fuller leg. And paired with those adorable pink loafers? Yes! The summery button down is simply sweet.

Terri {meadow tree style}

And look, another pair of cropped pants! I like the wide hem on Terri’s pants. And that shade of blue is just perfect for the painting.


Full disclosure: you’ve seen this outfit before. Between all the rain and working long hours preparing for accreditation, I haven’t had time to take pictures. But today is my first workday that does not include anything related to accreditation, so I’m going to take some updated pictures this afternoon and have them ready for Wednesday’s wrap up post. So come back to see my outfit as well as those of the other contributers.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 4 May and I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 5 May.

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.


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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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