SIA interpretation: Tiffany Dome

Time for my interpretation of this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, brought to you this past week by Erin from Loop Looks, who chose something fitting for U.S. National Library Week, April 10-16.

The glass dome, pictured below, is the world’s largest Tiffany glass done, in the building currently known as the Chicago Cultural Center. The building opened in 1897 as the first Chicago Public Library, and the dome is atop the room where people picked up the books they had requested, now known as the Preston Bradley Hall. And, of course, the oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association, has its headquarters in Chicago. How neat are all these library connections?! LOVE. You can read more info about the dome here at this site.

Here’s my interpretation of this gorgeous glass dome. My interpretation is all about the jewelry:

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: Tiffany dome

My friend and colleague Stephanie gave me the idea of wearing all black as a foundation, with colorful accessories to pop against the black. I was drawn to the bold, dark lines of the cast iron frame, especially as seen in the top photo above. The round crewneck of my black sweater also recalls the shape of the dome, as do the shapes on my bracelet (a long beaded necklace I wrapped around my wrist) and the dangly discs on my statement earrings. The green, blue, and bronze tones of my jewelry tie into how the glass dome looks in the bottom photo in the collage above.

I got these earrings at last fall’s fashion swap, as detailed in this post. They are pretty heavy, so I’m seriously thinking about taking off the chains and discs and just leaving the geometric shape at the top. I would probably wear these earrings more often if I did that, and I could recycle the discs into something else, like a necklace. What do y’all think?

Librarian for Life + Style | Black outfit + statement jewelry

Librarian for Life + Style | Statement jewelry

I was also drawn to the juxtaposition of the modern mixed with the ornate in this Tiffany dome. I feel that’s also reflected in my outfit — the modern (my all-black foundation) and the ornate (my jewelry).

Also, yes, I have gotten an even shorter haircut. I’ve got one more outfit set for tomorrow with my previous hairstyle, and after that, I will have more details, and pics, of my new hairdo. Stay tuned!

Librarian for Life + Style | Black outfit + statement jewelry

Librarian for Life + Style | Black outfit + statement jewelry


I wore this outfit on Friday, a “behind the scenes” kind of day spent on collection development (reviewing and ordering materials in my subject liaison areas). So it was okay to go a bit more casual with my outfit — but you could definitely wear the jewelry for a day-to-night kind of look, especially if you swapped out the ankle boots for strappy heels.

Librarian for Life + Style | Black outfit + statement jewelry

There is still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s inspiration artwork — selfies and flat lay pics are also fine — to this week’s curator, Erin, at Submissions due by tonight, April 18, and Erin will post the round-up on her blog, Loop Looks, tomorrow morning.

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9 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Tiffany Dome

  1. Mike

    Great interpretation, Jen! Your jewelry interpretation for this SIA is perfect! And of course, I’m always a huge supporter of wearing all black. 🙂

  2. rabbitstylenews

    Remove the chains and discs! The foundation piece is lovely on its on and you’ll be more likely to wear them if they’re comfortable. They’ll be more versatile that way, too.

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