It’s time for my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! This latest challenge was curated by Erin @ Loop Looks.
SIA inspiration pick:
Erin chose this 1939 gouache painting titled “Angel Applicant” and created by artist Paul Klee. You can read more about the painting here on the Met’s site.
The inspiration painting is mostly black and grey, but I also noted bits of pale pink in the creature’s nostrils and the cloudy bits in the background. I thought this outfit, with its “dark and stormy skirt” and berry cardigan fit in well with the inspiration painting. (Full disclosure — I wore this outfit before Erin chose the inspiration painting — but I do think it ties in well with the challenge.)
And this skirt is one that my friend and fellow librarian Stephanie actually picked for me to style! She also selected my grey-and-black snakeskin wedges to pair with the skirt — she knows how I love to pattern-mix. 😉
I got this skirt years ago when we lived in the UAE, and I was drawn to its stark and stormy floral print. It has double-box pleats on each side, in the front and in the back. This is one of the few items in my closet with box pleats, which can visually widen hips if the pleats spread out too far.
If you don’t remember this box-pleat skirt, don’t worry — it’s been awhile since I’ve worn it or featured it on the blog. You can see it in action here and here, both posts from 2012. Interesting to note that I keep wearing this skirt with shades of purple… 😀
Weather: Clear fall day
Where: Work that included a reference shift
- Pleated floral skirt: Laura Ashley, bought in the UAE, old
- Cowl-necked shell: JCPenney, old
- Cardigan: August Silk via Macy’s, old
- Snakeskin wedges: Clarks, old
- Tote bag: Target, this past spring
- Pearl stud earrings: c/o Pearl & Clasp, this past winter
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There is still time to participate in SIA!
Everyone — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! — is welcome to participate in SIA challenges. 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 email@example.com, by Tuesday, October 24th to be included in the round-up on the 25th on her blog, Loop Looks.
Can’t wait to see what y’all are inspired to wear!
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