Woot, time for my interpretation for this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! SIA co-host Erin @ Loop Looks chose an awesome street mural for SIA, a “Greetings from Sonoma” mural, that is a combination of bright colors and patterns and vistas. It’s so appropriate as we transition to the summer season — and it’s appropriate, travel-wise, as Erin is on a trip to Sonoma herself! 😀
Inspiration to interpretation, Sonoma to Tacoma:
Hey, that rhymes! 😉 I’ve been wanting to take pics against this mural for awhile, so this SIA challenge was the perfect opportunity.
The starting point for me for the challenge — besides the mural backdrop — was the red-and-blue colors in the “Greetings” part of the inspiration mural. That led me straight to my red-white-and-blue striped canvas flats. The corrugated backdrop of the mural reminded me of stripes, which led me to my striped shirtdress, plus the light blue color of the dress matched up with the light blue in the Sonoma letters. My vintage wicker bag just seemed to fit the breezy, summer-y vibe of the mural, plus it allowed me to get a bit of orange in the outfit. (There are orange flowers all along the bottom of the Sonoma mural.) I added in bits of additional red, through my lipstick and sports bra (yep, trotting out the layering-with-sports-bras trick again).
Below are some larger pics of the “East Tacoma” mural, which is on the side of the Earth Wise Architectural Salvage building. Earth Wise is an AWESOME place to browse through — we will definitely have to get more pics there this summer!
Gotta admit, I loved how this look came together. I felt casual and cool and ready for summer! 😀
Below is a closeup of the vintage wicker bag I thrifted years ago in Chicago. It’s definitely one of my favorite go-to bags for summer.
Weather: Dry and sunny
Where: Ice cream treat on the weekend
- Shirtdress: Gap, old
- Fedora: Stetson, vintage, Amsterdam trip
- Striped flats: Payless, gift from my mom, old
- Wicker bag: Vintage, antiques fair during Chicago trip years ago
Still time to participate in SIA!
Everyone — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! — is welcome to participate. Just send a pic of an outfit — selfies and flat lays are also just fine — inspired by this week’s SIA artwork to this week’s curator, Erin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Erin will post the SIA round-up on her blog, Loop Looks, on Wednesday, June 21, so get pics in to her by tomorrow, June 20.
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