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SIA inspiration pick:
And now it’s time for my interpretation of this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, which I curated for this round.
This week’s inspiration pick was suggested by longtime SIA participant, Mike, who also blogs at Post Card Purposes. He took photos of a mural that was recently painted in the library he works at, for a new “tween” area. The mural, “Galaxy,” is by artist Julie Hogarth, who gave her permission to use her work for our SIA inspiration. The mural is very large, encompassing at least three different walls, and includes a range of colors — and sparkle!
And here’s my inspiration outfit! I had hoped perhaps to take photos in my own library, but alas, time was against me.
I wanted to capture the rainbow of colors aspect of the mural — but without looking too kitschy about it. The first item clothing I picked was my yellow cardigan, because it has a pattern of tiny stars — and the mural is called “Galaxy.” 😀 Then came my striped scarf with stripes in several different colors, a purple tank top, and my royal blue tote bag. I kept the rest of the outfit neutral, with dark jeans and brown boots.
Along with the tiny stars on my yellow cardigan, my eyes lit up when I realized I could continue the star theme with these dangly earrings, a birthday gift a few years ago from my friend Stephanie.
Weather: Chilly but dry
Where: Work day in the library behind the scenes
- Cardigan: Target, fashion-swapped years ago in Portland
- Scarf: Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, years ago
- Tank top: Old Navy, old
- Boot-cut jeans: Old Navy, old
- Tote bag: c/o Greg Michaels, old
- Earrings: Gift from Stephanie, old
- Boots: Discount shoe store in Texas, really old
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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 — that’s me! — at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow, Oct. 10th, by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). I will then post the SIA round-up on my blog this Wednesday, Oct. 11th.
I’m excited to see what y’all will be inspired by!
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