Red & Green for Mary Delaney’s Flower “Mosaicks”

Welcome to my interpretation for this rounds 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

Today, Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey is the curator.

The inspirational images that Salazar picked were a selection for flower “mosaicks” my Mary Delaney. These are actually cut paper art works rather than paintings. Their realism is astonishing.

My Interpretation

Although Salazar gave us a choice, I stuck with the work she posted in her blog. The red and green of the Peonia immediately spoke to me and pulled out a couple of pieces that I wore together about two and a half years ago.

The red denim jacket is something I picked up at Savers, a thrift store in Kansas City. I did a major restyling when I got home. The buttons were originally rhinestones and I took them off and replaced them with some burnished brass ones. Also, although, I can’t remember what the lining of the cuffs was, but I replaced it (I just slip-stitched a new piece of fabric on top-the old stuff is still there). For some reason, I decided that I needed red and white checked ribbon along neck, shoulder and cuff seams and spent probably an inordinate amount of time hand sewing that one. Who know why! I really can’t remember anything about it.

My maxi dress was a new buy. It’s an American Giant ,who makes all their clothing here in the United States (this dress was made in North Carolina). This cotton knit is substantial and made to last for years.

My accessories include my first Rebecca Minkoff bag I ever bought. It doesn’t even look like a RM, but it is. My large pendant necklace has been on this blog more than I can count. It’s by Kansas City designer Georgina Hererra and still one of my favorite pieces.

The booties are just some Esprit’s I picked up, I think for $6.00, at a Macy clearance sale. I though I probably wouldn’t wear them much but they seem to go with everything and are the perfect height. Also, they have this cowboy boot height heel and it’s super comfortable. I don’t understand that and wonder if all shoes with cowboy boot heels are comfortable too.

And me in red lipstick!

I’ve mentioned before that I have been trying a Curateur Box subscription. They did an extra little mini box to celebrate the wonderful Iris Apfel’s 100th birthday. This woman is an American Icon and I had to have it! One of the items was a Mac matte lipstick in Ruby Woo. which ia’m wearing today.

The three other items included was an incredible link necklace by Eddie Borgo (I remember when he won his CFDA award for a promising jewelry designer), Chantecaille face detox mask with Rosemary and hone and Tanguerey Drink Charms.

It just so happens that Tanguerey makes my favorite Gin (Rangpur Gin) so there was no question that I was going to go for this box! Iris has a Martini that she likes and I can’t wait to try it. I just have to remember to pick up Grapefruit juice when I go to the store.

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 by October the 5th. She will share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, October 6th.

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.

9 thoughts on “Red & Green for Mary Delaney’s Flower “Mosaicks”

    1. Thank you, Kezzie-I must have gotten a pretty good deal on the jacket at the thrift to spend the time and money I did fixing it up. But, it is one of the few rare pieces of red I have and it does come In handy sometimes! I enjoy my boxes because I don’t buy any other clothes and I get to experience things that I normally wouldn’t try otherwise. Thank you for dropping by.


  1. Oooh, Terri, I really like this outfit! I love red and olive green together. It is such a rich and striking combination. And that red denim jacket is really special! Even more so because of the tiny checked ribbon you added. You can really feel the inspiration from the rich tones of the mosaik as well.


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    1. Thank you, Shelbee-I don’t know what got over me with that jacket. For some reason, I got carried away restyling it. But now, it’s a keeper. I have always liked it with this dress.


  2. I often wear khaki green with red, Terri. I think it’s a fabulous colour combination. Orange looks good with it too. Your outfit is gorgeous—everything about it! I’m so envious you got those boots so cheap! They’re fabulous. I bet they look great with just about every dress in your wardrobe!
    Suzy x

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    1. Thank you-I always think about a green olive stuffed with Pimento LOL. You are right about the boots, they do go with everything. I have to be careful with them because they aren’t leather-some sort of suede cloth-whick I figure won’t have a very long life span.


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