SIA interpretation: Bear in Boat

For this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, Jess @ Animated Cardigan chose a charming, modern painting, “Bear in Boat,” by artist Joyce Koskenmaki. The entire painting is viewable on the artist’s website.

And there’s still time to participate in SIA! Everyone is welcome — just send a photo of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA choice to Jess at She’ll post the round-up tonight on her blog, Animated Cardigan.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation:  Bear in Boat

The day after I posted about this week’s SIA challenge, I posted my orange floral + JORD wood watch review post. A reader pointed out that that outfit would have been great for this week’s SIA challenge — and I agree! Alas, I wore it the week before I knew about the SIA challenge.

What I did end up wearing inspired by the “Bear in Boat” painting was this outfit:

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

Details:  Brown print shirtdress, thrifted {similar}  //  Orange scarf (used as belt), came with another dress {similar}  //  Gold cube earrings studs, Old Navy {very similar}  //  Gold-and-scream sandals, Target, old {very similar}  //  Orange ceramic necklace, Vancouver BC {similar}  //  Dark brown wood watch, c/o JORD {exact, “Ely” style in black}

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

The boat in the painting looks orange-y to me, so I tied an orange scarf around a brown printed shirtdress. The diamond print of the dress made me think of the “V” shape of the tree shadows in the bottom of the painting. I don’t have much green in my wardrobe, but posing against a backdrop of trees took care of that! 😉 I rewore my JORD wood watch, which also fit the inspiration painting full of forest.

Twirling alert!

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

I felt super comfortable and feminine in this outfit. Thanks to Stephanie for taking photos! And last but not least, dresses with pockets! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Brown + coral

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6 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Bear in Boat

  1. Erin @ Loop Looks

    Your collage shows just how great the colors are in your outfit when compared with the inspiration painting. Nice job!

    I had an outfit on yesterday that I was going to photograph and send it but I got caught in a freaking monsoon on my way home from work and got drenched. I think my jeans and shirt are still drying out!


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