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

Style Imitating Art: Water Lilies by Monet

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Style Imitating Art Twitter @DaenelT #StyleImitatingArt

Hi, how are y’all doing? Things are, ummmm, going over here. I’ve been in a bit of funk lately – not Coronavirus related – just a general, I’m so over everything right now. I haven’t felt like updating the blog or any of my other social media channels. In fact, I’ve been seriously considering shutting everything down. The only reason I haven’t done so just yet is that I don’t want to do it and then find out that this really is COVID-19 fatigue.  I dunno…


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 Salazar.



Salazar chose this image because “…Monet is one of my favorite artists, and the bright colors, strong textures, and outdoorsy theme are just what we need these days, I think.” I totally agree!


I see so much softness here but there’s also strength. The colors blend but the hard strokes make them feel so very saturated. I’m seeing shades of blue, purple, yellow, white, and cream. There’s also some black and gray, as well. What do you see?


Gray Sweater Coral Top and Jeans {living outside the stacks}

I put this outfit together because I wanted to wear a head wrap. Yes, seriously. My little sister gave me that beautiful scarf over a year ago and it has just been sitting in my drawer. Unused.

Gray Sweater Coral Top and Jeans {living outside the stacks}

I’m not a skilled head wrapper, but I like the way the different patterns play against the folds. I also think the colors of the scarf kind of have an impressionist feel to them.

Gray Sweater Coral Top and Jeans {living outside the stacks}

Gray Sweater Coral Top and Jeans {living outside the stacks}

Cardigan – Similar | Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Sleeveless Top – Similar | Boyfriend Jeans – Similar | Sandals – Similar


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.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar {} by Tuesday, 5 May. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 6 May.

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


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