It’s time for my interpretation of this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! Salazar was the SIA curator this time around, and she chose a modern painting called “Tempest” by Florida-based artist John Larriva. You can see the painting in full here on the artist’s website, and you can find and appreciate more of Larriva’s work here.
I immediately had a mental image of what I wanted to wear, and where. And the pics Sam took were exactly what I had pictured, so fair warning, this is a photo-heavy post. I just couldn’t get enough of how beautiful the Sound looks in these pics (and in real life!).
I started with an all-black outfit, including a black turtleneck, and let the Sound serve as the blue-grey backdrop in the painting. And because my hair is short, I substituted the swirls of the woman’s long hair in the painting with the swirls of my grey-and-black ombre scarf. I don’t wear eyeliner a lot, but I did that day because the woman in the painting is also wearing eyeliner.
It’s hard to capture the ombre effect and texture of this scarf in photos; the effect is just more dynamic in person. I fashion-swapped this scarf last fall, but I think this is the first time I’ve featured it in full on the blog. (It had a cameo appearance as an accessory in this post.)
It was, in fact, starting to rain during our quick photo shoot along the Sound. And very chilly.
It amuses me that there were several photos, as seen below, that I could subtitle “Deep Thoughts,” in which I know I was really thinking things like, “Goodness, it’s chilly. Hurry up and take photos so I can put on my coat again!”
And last but not least, as we made our way down to the rocky shoreline, Sam was able to capture me in the process of throwing a rock — and the resulting splash! ♥
Weather: Typical fall day in the PNW, i.e. chilly, drizzly, windy, glorious
Where: Running errands on the day before Thanksgiving
- Ombre scarf: Fashion-swapped last fall
- Skinny jeans: Banana Republic, last spring
- Turtleneck: Walmart?, really old
- Tall boots: Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old
And there’s still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Everyone, bloggers and non-bloggers, is encouraged to participate. Just send in a photo — selfies and flat lays also okay — of an outfit inspired by this week’s inspiration artwork to this week’s curator, Salazar at email@example.com, by tonight, Nov. 28. Salazar will post the SIA round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, tomorrow.
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