SIA interpretation: The girl in the book

Happy Labor Day to my fellow Americans! If you’ve got a second, please vote for your favorite outfit of mine from last month — thanks in advance!

Here is my interpretation for the latest Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge. Jess @ Animated Cardigan chose a book sculpture, “The Girl in the Wood,” by Su Blackwell, a papercut artist from England. Blackwell uses the base of a real book and then builds sculptures and worlds based on those stories out of paper. You can view more of Blackwell’s works on her website.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: The girl in the wood

I knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate my new “banned books” clutch, which I thought really worked with the inspiration sculpture. Next came mixing black and brown tones together, starting with my black cotton LBD. (Interesting to note that this is the second SIA challenge in a row that I’ve worn this dress! Check out my last SIA interpretation here.) I then layered on a brown cardigan, tan skinny belt, and tan canvas flats. I wore this outfit on a cool summer day of errand-running.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: The girl in the wood

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Closeup of new banned book clutch

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: The girl in the wood

Details:  Cotton fit-and-flare LBD, eShakti {similar}  //  Banned books clutch, Out of Print, new {exact} {same design in a tote bag} //  Brown cardigan, Gap, old {similar}  //  Tan canvas flats, Grasshopper via DSW {same style in other colors}  //  Tan skinny belt, Macy’s, came with another dress {similar}  //  Bee-and-dictionary earrings, old  //  Silver “librarian” bracelet, birthday gift from mother-in-law, new

I also added my bee earrings, the base of which is made up of reused dictionary pages — also fitting for this SIA theme!

Librarian for Life + Style | Black + brown + accessories

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: The girl in the wood

OF COURSE I had to go for a tree-filled backdrop! 😉 Our local park worked well to provide an appropriate feeling of atmosphere.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: The girl in the wood

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: The girl in the wood

And there’s still time to participate in SIA! Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA choice to Jess at animatedcardigan [at] gmail.com by tonight. Jess will post the SIA round-up shortly after on her blog, Animated Cardigan.

Linkups:  Hello 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 StyleFashion FridayPassion for Fashion, Fun Fashion Friday, Charming Friday, Friday Favorites

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7 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: The girl in the book

  1. Salazar

    This is lovely. I squealed at that clutch – so perfect! And kudos to you for actually taking photos in “the wood” (I know it’s not a real wood, but still…)

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  2. Mike

    Happy Labor Day to you too Jen! Love your interpretation of “The Girl In The Wood”. Looking forward to tomorrow’s round up. And awesome idea to do your SIA in the woods! I wanted to include trees in mine as well but as I told Jess, it was just too darn hot out. Oh well, maybe next time. But I still liked how mine turned out. 🙂

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      1. Mike

        Thanks Jen! I figured that since the artwork involved a book, it would be a good idea to pose with one. A simple interpretation, but nonetheless, effective! 🙂

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  3. carri3

    What a classic dressI I thrifted something with a very similar cut and it’s one of my favorites. This is so pretty with the tan accents -I’ve been really drawn to black-and-brown looks lately, not sure why!

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