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

Style Imitating Art: The Pool at Jas de Bouffan by Paul Cézanne

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time. We also did a little dreaming and took a few tours of some RVs. The Hubs and I want to get a driver and live it in for a couple months out of the year. RVing is so incredibly relaxing. Have you ever camped in one?


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, 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 outfits. And that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.


This week’s image was chosen by me.


The Pool at Jas de Bouffan

The Pool at Jas de Bouffan by Paul Cézanne

I chose this image because it’s outside and it’s calming and pretty.


There are so many options here: pastels, neutrals, bright colors, and muted colors. You can also play up textures with cottons, silks, and linens. What ideas do you have? Please share in the comments.


Denim Shirt and Floral Pants {living outside the stacks}

First of all, can I tell you how excited I am to see my grays popping? I quit dying my hair mooooonths ago and I’ve been waiting {im}patiently to join the #SilverSisters. So, yay!

Denim Shirt and Floral Pants {living outside the stacks}

Now to the outfit, I chose this because blue and floral. I mean, what could be more outdoorsy than this? I’ve owned this denim shirt forever, but I rarely wear it. I, like most busty women, have a hard time with button front tops. But I finally found a minimizer that works, so I decided to give this shirt a try.

Denim Shirt and Floral Pants {living outside the stacks}

And, well, I’ve been a fan of Pixie Pants since I discovered them a few years back. I like Pixie Pants because they’re dressy but the spandex in them make them comfortable. Usually, when I wear work pants, I tear them off as soon as I walk through the door, I keep my Pixie Pants on until I’m ready for bed. Yeah, they’re that comfortable.


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts at 14 Shades of Grey, and Fierce Fashion Blog. You’ll definitely want to see their interpretations as well. Make sure you come back on Wednesday to see the other participants’ outfits.

Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar wrote that she “…picked pieces with textures and colors that remind me of the painting.” I think she did a great job. The colors are absolutely perfect. And, as always, that brooch is on point.

Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}

Kim is celebrating her birthday so stop by her blog and wish her a Happy 60th!!


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

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.

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