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Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks}

Y’all! This is it! The last month of 2019. What?! I feel like everyone says this buuuuuut where did the time go? The Chancellor at my college asked me to start combing our social media posts so we can prepare to do a highlight reel of the past 12 months. I’m. Not. Ready. It just went by too quickly.

That being said, each day, each week, each month, has been so incredibly long. The Hubs and I have been through so much this year that all I can say is THANK YOU, LORD, WE’RE STILL STANDING!


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Gray}, 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 outfit. My main tip for participating is not to just look at the colors but look at the textures, think about complimentary colors, etc. In other words, you don’t have to be literal in your interpretation. It’s all about looking at the items in your closet in new and creative ways — mixing colors and patterns and just having fun.


This week’s image was chosen by Kim from Fierce Fashion Blog.


Tapestry by Sam Gilliam

Tapestry, 2000 – Sam Gilliam

You can find out more about the image by clicking here.

This image has so many colors that everything is an option, don’t you think?


Striped Sweater Dress Black Tights Oxfords {living outside the stacks} Daenel T

For a variety of reasons, I had to dig through the vault for an outfit for this week’s challenge… So can I tell you how happy I was to find this. I mean, seriously, how perfect is it?

Striped Sweater Dress Black Tights Oxfords {living outside the stacks} Daenel T

The dress was on sale and I just couldn’t resist. I’m such a fan of sweater dresses… They’re so comfy and cozy.

I played it safe with my tights, but wouldn’t it be fun to pair this dress with a pair of grey sweater tights and my burgundy clogs?

Striped Sweater Dress Black Tights Oxfords {living outside the stacks} Daenel T

Striped Sweater Dress Black Tights Oxfords {living outside the stacks} Daenel T

Sweater Dress – Similar | Leather Tote – Similar | Tights – Similar | Oxfords – Similar


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts: Salazar, 14 Shades of Grey, and Kim, Fierce Fashion Blog. You’ll definitely want to see their interpretations as well.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Kim {} by Tuesday, 3 December. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 4 December.

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