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

Style Imitating Art: The Child’s Bath by Mary Cassatt

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Striped Top White Jeans and Leopard Flats {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT

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 work of art was chosen by Salazar.


“The Child’s Bath” by Mary Cassatt


Blue Striped Top White Jeans and Leopard Flats {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT

Sometimes when I see the inspiration pieces I’m not sure what I’m going to wear, not this time. My striped top immediately popped into my mind when I looked at the mother’s dress. I mean, look at the colors and the stripes and it’s a just a big ol’ yes!

Blue Striped Top White Jeans and Leopard Flats {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT


Blue Striped Top White Jeans and Leopard Flats {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT

Do you wear white jeans? I bought these a few years ago, but wasn’t sure how to wear them. I know, that seems weird because white literally goes with everything and we know I’m not a matchy-matchy person but every time I put them on I just felt blah. But the white in the inspiration painting really called for the white jeans. My goal is to wear them more this year, so I ended up putting together an inspiration board on Pinterest. If you need inspiration, feel free to check it out.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar at by Tuesday, 1 June and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 2 June.


Blue Striped Top White Jeans and Leopard Flats {living outside the stacks} @DaenelT

Earrings and Leather Cuff – Nickel & Suede | Butterfly Necklace – Similar | Striped Blouse – Similar | White Jeans – Similar | Leopard Flats – Similar

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Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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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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