Welcome to my interpretation of this round of Style Imitating Art.
A Little Background
Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks 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. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.
This Round’s Curator
The Inspirational Image
The Child’s Bath by Mary Cassatt
What I Did
When I saw the painting, these elements stood out to me: stripes, pink and green color combination, white and a decorative rug motif.
I combined the green and pink color combo with the decorative motif in one swoop with this tunic that I picked up at the Blue Moon Boutique in Joplin Missouri a few years ago. I have to admit that I’m not generally drawn to pieces like this but fell in love with everything about this top and feel just a little Boho when I wear it.
Admittedly, my green is not the same as the painting’s green which is a wonderfully warm and comforting sage green. Rather, mine is a jarring citron green.
My pink is more of a blush pink that a pure pink and I hit that pink home a few times with my wedges, bag and hat. My wedges are by Life Stride and my leather tote is a unbranded leather affair that I found on clearance at a Kansas City Boutique, which I don’t think is in business anymore.
This top, also has a pattern of broken stripes in some areas, so I can say I also went for the strip motif too (if you stretch things a bit).
At the last minute, I added my hat that I received in my first Rachel Zoe Curateur box. By Teressa Foglia, she especially made for Curateur. If you hop over to her store, you will see some really expensive hats. This one is labeled Teressa Foglia X Curateur and is no where as luxurious as those on her web site.
However, it was the reason that I signed on to Curateur because it’s still a great hat and I get complements on it every time I wear it.
I wanted to throw some white in too . The tassels on my top were already white but I also added a pearl charm bracelet and pearl ring to the mx.
I think that pretty much sums it up for me. So now…
Will You Join In the Fun?
I hope this art inspires you to create a look and that you will join us. Send a photo of your SIA inspired outfit along with a small blurb on how you were inspired to Salazar whose email is firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st (tomorrow). She will share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday June 2nd.
Anyone can participate and you certainly do not have to have a blog.
If you do share your inspirations on Instagram use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you are there. You can also tag us in the images. Our Instagram names are: @terrigardner_meadowtree, @daenelt and @14shadesofgrey.
That wraps this SIA up for me. Take care and stay creative!