SIA interpretation: The Hundred Dresses

For this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, I chose the 1944 children’s classic, The Hundred Dresses, written by Eleanor Estes and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. The book was a Newbery Honor book, and you can read more about the book here.

There is still time to participate in SIA — bloggers and non-bloggers are both welcome to participate. Wear something inspired by this week’s SIA piece, and send a picture of it to me (at librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com) by tonight by 10 p.m. PST. I will post the SIA round-up on my blog tomorrow morning.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | SIA interpretation:  The Hundred Dresses

My starting point for this SIA challenge was my “Little Women” tote bag — the one with hundreds of ladies in dresses on it! 😀 I then chose my red knit fit-and-flare dress, to go with the tote bag (there are also a few red dresses in some internal illustrations), and finished everything off with classic black accessories.

Librarian for Life + Style | Red dress + Little Women tote bag

Librarian for Life + Style | Red dress + Little Women tote bag

Details:  Little Women tote bag, Out of Print {sold out online but here’s a similar tote bag from the same brand}  //  Red knit dress, eShakti {similar and comes with a black belt}  //  Black wedge sandals, old {very similar}  //  Black leather belt, Lands’ End {sold out online but here’s a similarly classic leather belt} {here’s a stretch belt option}

Librarian for Life + Style | Red dress + Little Women tote bag

Librarian for Life + Style | Red dress + Little Women tote bag

And I counted the number of dresses on this tote bag:  There are 500 dresses, to be exact. (Y’all knew I would count them, right? 😉 )

Librarian for Life + Style | Red dress + Little Women tote bag

Librarian for Life + Style | Red dress + Little Women tote bag

Check back tomorrow for the full SIA round-up! 😀

Link ups:  Manic Monday, Monday Mingle, Sophisticated Style, Confident Twosdays, Turning Heads, Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays, Trendy Wednesday, What I Wore WednesdayThrowback Thursday, Top of the World, What I Wore to Work/Summer Style,Fashion FridayPassion for Fashion, Fun Fashion Friday, Charming Friday, Friday FavoritesSunday Funday

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9 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: The Hundred Dresses

  1. Mike

    Hey Jen, I was just telling Salazar over on her blog that even though I work in a library (one of the best jobs in the world for a book lover!), I have never seen or heard of this book. I love children’s books and could spend a whole afternoon flipping through them, but I would never get my work done! But I’ll try and look for this book in our stacks. I’m sure that we have it. 🙂

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      1. Mike

        I’m sure that it will. 🙂 I’m always on the lookout for great books, whether they be children or adult! And like Salazar, you also look great Jen!

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Wow, thanks for the high compliments! 😀 It’s funny, I started out looking through my dresses and going, “Hmmmm….” and then my eyes drifted over to my purses. And once I focused on my Little Women tote bag, the lightbulb went on, and everything fell into place! 🙂

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