SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

My turn again to co-host SIA (Style Imitating Art), and my choice this week is a stunning piece by Renaissance sculptor Properzia de Rossi (1490-1530). Properzia de Rossi was as well-known for her miniature carvings as for her large-scale marble sculptures, and she got her start carving peach stones.

In fact, that’s one of her pieces that I chose as this week’s SIA choice:  a silver filigree Grassi family crest embedded with peach and plum stones carved by de Rossi. You can read more about the crest as well as Properzia de Rossi here.

Inspiration:

Grassi Family Crest - Properzia de Rossi

Interpretation:

I started with the jewelry, as befitting my SIA choice this week. I chose this coiled knot necklace first, and then remixed cream, grey, and plum-colored items together. (If you’re a longtime reader, then you will probably recognize everything I’m wearing. Remixing = real life.) I had originally picked out grey tights — but then the light bulb went off in the morning to go with my wine-colored chevron tights. Definitely the way to go, as it added a bit more pattern and interest to the overall look.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

Details:

A closer look at my jewelry, including a statement ring and necklace:

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

My friend and colleague Stephanie took today’s outfit photos. For the following two photos, Stephanie jokingly called them “Sam shots” — as he likes the cheesy poses! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

There’s still time to participate in SIA, if you’re interested. Just send me a photo of your outfit inspired by this SIA pick by tonight, January 26, by 10 pm PST, and I’ll post all the submissions tomorrow. My email address is librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com.

And for more SIA fun, check out SIA co-founders Jess @ Animated Cardigan and Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey.

Linking up with these lovely ladies!

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21 thoughts on “SIA: Grey + plum + statement jewelry

  1. Pingback: SIA: Statements in miniature | Librarian for Life and Style

  2. Clare

    Okay, you literally just gave me an outfit idea for next week! (I don’t work Thursday/Friday). Oh my goodness. Thank you for this post! (oh and the jewelry is incredible, but I was more focused on the actual clothing and how easy I could recreate and the thought process of “Why didn’t I think of that?!”)

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    Reply
        1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

          If you go with black tights, maybe go with a black scarf or necklace to tie it in with the rest of the outfit? Ooooh, or do you have patterned black tights? Anyway, hope you feel GREAT wearing the outfit, and thanks again for your supportive comments! 🙂

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  3. Leslie Roberts Clingan

    Hubba hubba, you sassy librarian, you, with those great tights. You look as adorable from the back as you do from the front. Love this SIA post. If you will be doing another, I would LOVE to participate. I am a recently retired librarian feeling very lost and looking for my new purpose in life.

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      I love how the chevron pattern on these tights makes them interesting from all angles! And YES, SIA challenges are bi-weekly, and we rotate the choices. This week will be a new SIA challenge, and I’ll have the post about it up and all the details about how to participate on the my blog this Tuesday. 🙂

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