SIA interpretation: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose | Remixing florals + stripes

It’s time for my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! For this week’s challenge, Salazar from 14 Shades of Grey chose the 1885 oil painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent. Salazar chose it for its simple, classic prettiness and floral motif for the spring season. You can read more about the painting here.

There’s still time to participate in SIA challenges! All are welcome, bloggers and non-bloggers alike. Just take a picture of an outfit inspired by this week’s inspiration artwork — selfies and flat lays are also okay — and send your pics to Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com, who will post the round-up on her blog 14 Shades of Grey. Deadline is tonight!

Librarian for Life + Style | Style Imitating Art challenge for 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose'

The colors from the painting are represented in my outfit, but in more saturated tones. I also mixed in the florals from the painting with the sheer floral blouse, and the ridges in the paper lanterns are echoed in my striped tank. My backdrop of leafy trees also imitates the backdrop of the painting. My forest green, pointy-toed, kitten heel pumps finish off my work outfit.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing floral + stripes | Berry + black + forest green

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing floral + stripes | Berry + black + forest green

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing floral + stripes | Berry + black + forest green

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing floral + stripes | Berry + black + forest green

The mix of this sheer floral blouse and black striped tank top felt right for the spring season. I could have worn my teal green cardigan, but I went with the berry cardigan instead, just to bring out more colors in the floral print. I wore my green crocheted earrings to tie in with my kitten heel, pointy-toed pumps.

I also continued experimenting with my shorter hairstyle, slicking it back for a sleeker look.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing floral + stripes | Berry + black + forest green

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing floral + stripes | Berry + black + forest green

After wearing the outfit and uploading pics, I realized that I had worn a similar floral + striped combination before, back in spring 2013 for another style challenge. I actually love that my current outfit is like a flipped image of the 2013 outfit, flipping the berry from the bottom to the top. The pieces are essentially the same:  cardigan, sheer blouse, tank top, and wide-leg trousers. Obviously, my style instincts are still compatible! 😉

Remixing = real life!

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing florals + stripes collage

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11 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose | Remixing florals + stripes

  1. Mike

    Too perfect, Jen! I love your interpretation for our latest SIA challenge! Your floral blouse is a perfect match to what is found in the painting I think, and it comes together well color-wise with your fuchsia colored cardigan and striped shirt.
    And nice idea to use trees for your backdrop! 🙂

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  2. BRENDA

    Great job, Jen! Really clever and fun interpretation. One of my favorite paintings. I always look forward to the SIA challenge & your take on it. 🙂

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