SIA: Cafe cloche

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This week’s SIA (Style Imitating Art) challenge comes from Jess @ Animated Cardigan, who chose a classic work from a classic American painter, Edward Hopper, the 1927 “Automat” painting. Also, make sure you check out everyone else’s interpretations on the SIA round-up on Animated Cardigan!


Automat painting by Edward hopper

Automat – 1927 – Edward Hopper


There were no automats that I could find in Portland — y’all know I checked, right? — but I thought this back patio room at one of my favorite local cafes made for a decent alternative. The twinkly lights overhead also fit in with the lights reflected in the glass in the painting. (Note:  The lighting overall wasn’t great, so the colors and textures in my photos are a bit grainy and inconsistent. But that also kind of fits the mood, right? 😉 )

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  Cafe cloche

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  Cafe cloche

It all started with the cloche hat (of course), and then the Oxford Mary Janes. I then focused on the color palette of the painting, mixing greens, browns, and bronze together. I’m also layering my green cardigan over a brown dress. I went with the dress — as opposed to a skirt — because of its dotted pattern, which I thought played off the round lights in the painting. I haven’t worn this dress in awhile, so it felt good to get it out again. 🙂

Details:  Green cardigan:  August Silk via Macy’s {exact in different colors}  /  Brown dotted dress:  Thrifted, old {very similar}  /  Brown felt cloche hat:  LOFT, old {very similar}  /  Brown ribbed tights: ?, old {very similar}  /  Bronze Mary Jane heels:  Franco Sarto, thrifted {similar style in different colors}  /  Long gold necklace:  My grandmother’s, vintage {very similar}  /  Gold-and-crystal necklace:  c/o Greg Michaels {exact}

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  Cafe cloche

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  Cafe cloche

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  Cafe cloche

And I tried out a fun “vintage” filter on this last pic!

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  Cafe cloche

I had a lot of fun with this SIA challenge! Check back next Monday for the next SIA pick, which will be curated by Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey.

Linking up with these lovely ladies!


13 thoughts on “SIA: Cafe cloche

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      So sweet, thanks, Salazar! I got quite a few compliments when I wore this. At the end of the day — which was last Friday — when I was walking out to my car, a student actually ran back up the sidewalk to tell me that she loved my outfit and that I looked great. She then said, “You should go out on the town in that outfit!” The best thing — besides the compliment — is that I WAS going out after work. You can bet I went with an extra-wide smile on my face. 😀

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