White, Grey and a Rose for Robert Henri’s “Girl in Rose and Grey, Miss Carmel White”

Hello and welcome to my interpretation of this edition of the SIA challenge.
About Style Imitating Art

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 Presenter

Today, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks is the curator.

This Week’s Inspirational Image

Daenel has chosen “White, Grey and a Rose for Robert Henri’s “Girl in Rose and Grey, Miss Carmel White”

My Take

There are three color parts to this painting; grey, white and rose. I had the first two-no problem. But rose? There was my snafu. I have a few coral pieces but as far as rose and pink, outside of nail polish I hit a brick wall.

For the grey, I picked my recently finished Paco Peralta skirt that I blogged about a few weeks ago. For a top to go with it, I chose a linen blouse and tied it at the waist. It’s funny where I found this blouse. There’s a Trade Fair we go to occasionally in the next town and usually everything there is used. But for some reason, one day, many years ago, in the back was a small rack of new Target items, including this 100% linen blouse. I’ve had this blouse ever since and always have found it hand to use with different things. It’s one of those keepers.

My Tory Burch metallic ballet slippers were bought second hand off of The RealReal and found my Brighton bracelet on eBay.

So how did I solve my rose problem? Well with a real rose. This year, we’ve started back on growing roses. We had quite a few in the 90’s but over the years, they died out. Roses take work. We weren’t going to start until next season, but decided to get some miniatures and before be knew it, I had also planted three normal sized roses.

I also let my hair do some of the work for me today also. I bought this style just to have some fun this spring from Cysterwigs. She is Piper in the color Rose Blush and she is one of Heather’s original designs.

For me, the star of this show today, if this gorgeous and incredible fragrant rose.

A close up of the rose I picked: Pink Perfection; a hybrid grandiflora.

Well, ties things up for me so I ask you….

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 Daenel whose email is livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com by Tuesday, June July 27th (tomorrow). She share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, July 28th.

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 things up for today. Take care and stay creative.

8 thoughts on “White, Grey and a Rose for Robert Henri’s “Girl in Rose and Grey, Miss Carmel White”

  1. Terri, I really like these soft shades of gray and white together for a beautiful summer look. It is so perfect in the garden! We have a few rose bushes in our side flower beds that were planted by the previous owners and they have grown enormous in recent years. I suppose I need to learn how to care for them better! But they produce the most beautiful big red roses.


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    1. Thank yo, Shelbee, This was about the best I could come up with. I admit, I do wear these two pieces a lot. It’s just a very comfy outfit.
      Can’t wait until Wednesday to see what everyone else is wearing.


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