It’s time for my interpretation for this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! Erin from Loop Looks was inspired to chose a mural titled “Brummel” by artist POSE (Jordan Nickel), created the interactive mural on behalf of Library Street Collective (gotta love that name!), a local gallery in Detroit. You can read more about the mural project here, see more of the artist’s work here on his website, and read a review of this work here that also highlights other must-see street art in Detroit.
My first thought? To find a colored wall backdrop that included colors from the mural so that I didn’t necessarily have to include those colors in my outfit.
My next thought was to wear my polka-dotted peplum top, as it felt reflective of the “pop art” vibe of the mural. I could have worn my red cardigan + black pencil skirt, but I decided instead on my red pencil skirt + black cardigan combo in order to:
- Get more mileage out of my red pencil skirt, last seen here, and
- Carry the red visually throughout the outfit, from top (red lips) to middle (skinny belt) to bottom (pencil skirt)
I chose my large pearl stud earrings because they echoed the large polka dots on this mod-style peplum top.
And here’s a closer look at the cool detailing and cut-out on the back of this peplum top. Sam picked out this top a few years ago, and it was during the height of the Mad Men-inspired style influence.
Outtakes alert! I couldn’t resist sharing these goofy outtakes with y’all. I feel like one could write a short story incorporating my facial expressions of the three pictures below, LOL! 😀
Weather: Perfect, crisp fall day
Where: Work day that included a meeting
- Peplum top: JCPenney’s, old
- Cardigan: August Silk via Macy’s, old
- Pencil skirt: eShakti, last fall
- Skinny belt: Target, old
- Ballet flats: Payless, old
- Lipstick: Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color in “Cherry on Top”
There’s still time to participate in this SIA challenge! How? Bloggers and non-bloggers both are welcome to participate — just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s challenge to this week’s curator, Erin, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by tonight, Oct. 3. Erin will post the round-up tomorrow on her blog, Loop Looks.
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