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How are y’all doing? Things have finally started to fall into some resemblance of normal again. I’m so happy. I was supposed to be in New Orleans this week for a conference but I was unable to attend as I’m taking care of my daughter. I was scheduled to give two presentations. One was my Impact Project for the Louisiana Leadership Academy and the other was entitled “The Library: Expanding the Heart of the Campus to Change Lives Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Although I won’t get to present the second one anytime soon, my instructor has scheduled me to present my Impact Project in a Zoom. That’ll be next week. And, for whatever reason, I’m more nervous about a virtual presentation than I am a face-to-face one. Go figure.


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, Shelbee {Shelbee on the Edge}, and Terri {Meadow Tree Style}. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of them selects an inspiration image and they each post the image on their blogs. The following Monday, they share their art inspired outfits. Participants submit their art inspired outfits to 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 Shelbee.

It’s called Tree of Life by Keith Haring {acrylic on canvas tarpaulin with metal grommets, 1985}. You can read why Shelbee chose this image here.


How perfect is this Eclipse Dress from Kantha Bae? The colors and flowers look like they were made for the inspiration piece. I knew the instant I saw Shelbee’s inspiration piece that I was joining in. This dress is made from the most delicious vintage crepe silk sari. It’s so floaty and makes me feel like a princess when I wear it.

You can see the Gallery of Style here.


I wore this outfit to run errands and hang out around the house. We didn’t do much and the weather was mild.

Because it’s silk, this dress can be worn in warm weather and, layered over a sweater, it can be worn when it’s cool out as well. I wouldn’t wear this on a rainy day though… I have a thing about clothes getting plastered to me. And this would definitely stick.


Eclipse Dress – Kantha Bae | Jeans – Similar

If you’d like to purchase a piece from Kantha Bae, feel free to use my code: “Daenel” for $5 off. I’ll earn a small commission at no extra charge to you. If you visit the site right now, there’s a great sale going on.

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


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Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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