SIA round-up: The Hundred Dresses

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:

Book cover of 'The Hundred Dresses' (1944) , illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

Book cover of ‘The Hundred Dresses’ (1944) , illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

Illustration from 'The Hundred Dresses,' (1944), illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

Illustration from ‘The Hundred Dresses,’ (1944), illustrated by 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! 🙂

Carrie's SIA outfit

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! 🙂

Kezzie's SIA outfit

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.

Salazar's SIA outfit

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.

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

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.


6 thoughts on “SIA round-up: The Hundred Dresses

  1. Carrie

    It’s fun to see everyone’s interpretations! Kezzie’s hat and beautiful backdrop take her to the next level and Salazar’s outfit is delightfully simple. And your bag is the perfect accessory, Jen! I have never built an outfit around a bag; going to have to try it sometime. 🙂

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thank you, Carrie, for participating! I really loved reading your thoughts behind putting the outfit together — that’s exactly the kind of style blog I personally like to read. 🙂 I hope you feel inspired to participate in SIA again!


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