SIA round-up: Library mural

A quick note that the poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from last month — thanks in advance!

And now it is time for the Style Imitating Art (SIA) round-up!

SIA inspiration:

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!

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA mural

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA mural

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA mural


It is only fitting to start with longtime SIA participant, Mike, who provided this week’s inspiration! He chose the blue/green shirt because it matched the blue/green tones of the wall painting and made him think of the planets Uranus and Neptune. The black pants represent the “blackness” of outer space.

Mike's SIA outfit

I also couldn’t help going to Mike’s post on his Post Card Purposes blog and getting this other pic of Mike in front of the actual mural in his library. How cool is that?!

Mike in front of the library Galaxy mural

Longtime SIA participant Kezzie from the Kezzie AG blog is back with a fantastic and colorful dress and scarf combo. Y’all know how much I love pattern-mixing AND color-coordinating, both of which are on display in Kezzie’s outfit. I think Kezzie captured the colors and the “movement” of the mural very well.

Kezzie's SIA outfit

Next up is SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, who opted for a black-and-white look with details inspired by the mural — like the star print on her shirt (for the “galaxy”) and the brushstrokes on her skirt (for the swirls and movements in the painting). More pattern-mixing, I love it!!!

Also, you definitely want to visit Salazar’s outfit post, which has closeups and more pics.

Salazar's SIA outfit

SIA co-host Erin @ Loop Looks wore “The Martian” t-shirt that has a line from the movie/book and says “space botanist” on it. Such a clever way to tie in with the “galaxy” theme! And I agree with Erin that the lights on her deck add a “little extra galaxy sparkle.” 😀

Erin's SIA outfit

And lastly, there’s me. More photos and closeups in yesterday’s post, including closeups of my star-printed cardigan and dangly earrings with star-shaped beads!

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA outfit in a rainbow of colors

Thank you all again for a fantastic and varied SIA round-up! There is a wide range of outfits, colors, and prints here. 🙂

Be sure to catch the next SIA challenge next Monday, when co-host Erin @ Loop Looks will next choose an inspiration artwork.


6 thoughts on “SIA round-up: Library mural

  1. Mike

    Hey everyone! Terrific job on all of the interpretations! We all went about it in so many different ways. I particularly like Kezzie’s outfit, which I think captures the most colors seen on the wall. By the way, nice to see you again Kezzie!

    I want to thank our awesome SIA co-hosts for wanting to use my idea for this latest inspiration, and Jen in particular for hosting it on her blog. Thank you!
    And a big thanks to our local artist, Julie Hogarth, for allowing us to feature her work on our respective blogs. A great piece, Julie!

    Once again, wonderful job everyone!

  2. Pingback: Delayed trip to the Galaxy | Loop Looks

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