SIA: The Green Cage interpretation

Time for my SIA (Style Imitating Art) challenge. Last week, Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey chose Richard E. Miller’s The Green Cage, c. 1910-1914. The painting is part of Akron Art Museum’s “Inside Out” program, which displays artworks in
public spaces around the city.

Still time to participate in SIA, by the way… it’s open to all, bloggers and non-bloggers both. To participate, send a photo of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA choice, and send it to the challenge curator, which this week is Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com. Deadline is tonight, and Salazar will post the round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, shortly after.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  The Green Cage interpretation

I thought of few different ways to interpret this painting, including pulling out my coral pleated skirt. But in the end, I couldn’t resist donning my newly purchased striped top — it’s the same style as my oft-worn grey-striped top from J. Crew! This is a casual look I wore on the weekend for a working lunch date with a colleague.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  The Green Cage interpretation

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink stripes + green floral

Pattern-mixing! ♥

Details: Striped top, J. Crew, new {exact, comes in several colors}  //  Olive ankle pants, Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s, old {very similar}  //  Flats, Payless, old {similar}  //  Green floral scarf, Lands’ End, last summer {similar} {bolder print option}

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  The Green Cage interpretation

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  The Green Cage interpretation

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  The Green Cage interpretation

I am LOVING the soft pinky purple color of this top — it’s called “petunia” in its online description — and I like the boatneck top and the split sides. It’s also longer than most t-shirts — hooray for reasonable coverage! Those kind of details make this top feel so much more special than a regular t-shirt.

And of course I had to pull in some real-life roses into my photos, to play off the roses in my scarf. Perfect for the inspiration painting!

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA:  The Green Cage interpretation

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink roses closeup

And here are two different ways I’ve worn this green floral scarf — both times for an SIA challenge!

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing a green floral scarf

left  //  right (this post)


Linking up with these lovely ladies!

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18 thoughts on “SIA: The Green Cage interpretation

  1. Salazar

    I couldn’t figure out how to pair pink and green in my outfit and keep the colors from overwhelming each other – but you did a great job of it with yours! It helps that the pink is a lovely soft shade, and the green is much brighter.

    Reply
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