Time for the SIA round-up! 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.
Once again, here are the book cover and an inside illustration from The Hundred Dresses, both from the site dedicated to the works of Louis Slobodkin:
First up is first-time SIA participant Carrie from Petal by Petal, a style blog I’ve read for a long time. Welcome, Carrie! She’s a fellow librarian and teacher in Hawaii. With her casual work outfit, Carrie focused on capturing the spirit of the illustrations and chose a cardigan with a scribble-like design in the primary colors of the artwork. Click the picture for more pics and closeups. Such a cute look, and I really like the thoughtfulness behind putting the inspiration outfit together! 🙂
Next is Kezzie, who looks lovely and feminine in her pink (or peach?) dotted dress and flowered hat. She wore this sweet frock to a wedding. I adore the photo itself, as well, with the flowers and greenery. Full marks, Kezzie! 🙂
Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, one of the SIA co-founders, chose her chambray shirtdress to wear. This is so perfect for this challenge, because in the book, Wanda is described as always wearing a faded blue dress to school.
Finally, there’s me in a classic red fit-and-flare dress — and fun tote bag with a design of 500 (!) dresses. 🙂 More details on yesterday’s outfit post.
A small and lovely group today. Thanks so much for participating, ladies! 🙂
The next Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge should go live on Jess’s blog, Animated Cardigan, next Monday, July 20.