SIA interpretation: Stressed Out | Black + ivory + red silk

A quick reminder that I am co-hosting THREE holiday giveaways this month:

For this Style Imitating Art (SIA) inspiration challenge, Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey chose a modern piece, “Stressed Out” by Layla Holzer, a Cardiff-based illustrator and puppeteer. The work is part of an illustrated interview, and you can find more info about the artist as well as the interview here. Salazar was inspired by this illustration because we can all relate to the “stressed out” sentiment at this time of year (agreed) and how appropriate the outfit in the illustration is for the holiday season.

Below is a detail of the illustration, which you can see in full here.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: Stressed Out

Portland has been so deluged by rain this past week — literally causing sink holes and mudslides and widespread flooding across Oregon and Washington — that I was seriously thinking I would only be able to manage flat pics of my inspiration outfit this week. However, I was lucky to get these pics in during a (very) brief break from the rain this past weekend, which had me jumping for joy! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Jumping for joy in black + ivory + red satin

Librarian for Life + Style | Jumping for joy in black + ivory + red satin

I thought of my outfit pretty quickly — the starting point was a vine-covered sleeveless top, flipping the vine pattern in the illustration from the bottom to the top. I added my winter white mdi skirt, which also has a tonal floral applique. Simple black tights and black flats reflect the illustration, as well. Finally, I chose garnet jewelry and a red silk scarf (one side is burgundy and the other side a brighter scarlet) to bring out the jewel-toned embellishment in the inspiration illustration.

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday ready in black + ivory + red satin

Librarian for Life + Style | Garnet jewelry + red satin shawl

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday ready in black + ivory + red satin

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday ready in black + ivory + red satin

I would wear this outfit to a holiday party, for sure, or for a nice evening out. If only this rain would stop… 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday ready in black + ivory + red satin

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday ready in black + ivory + red satin

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday ready in black + ivory + red satin

There is still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Just send a photo of your outfit inspired by this week’s art choice tonight to this week’s curator, Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com. Salazar will then post the round-up tomorrow on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey.

SIA UPDATE:  After Salazar’s SIA round-up tomorrow, we are going to be taking a brief holiday break for Style Imitating Art challenges. I will be back to curate the next SIA challenge in the new year, starting again on Monday, January 4, 2016.


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15 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Stressed Out | Black + ivory + red silk

  1. Pingback: SIA: Stressed Out | 14 Shades Of Grey

  2. Nouveau North Westerners

    Gorgeous Jen, your top is perfect for the illustration and I love your shawl, so rich and decadent with the red satin on one side and burgundy on the other.

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks! I have wondered about donating this top a couple of times, but I’m glad I’ve kept it! And I don’t wear the shawl all that often — it’s quite fancy, and I don’t go to all that many fancy events — but it’s a stunner that will stay in my closet. 🙂

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