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SIA interpretation: Score card

It’s time for my interpretation for this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge!

It was Erin’s turn to curate, and she found an original score card/program from the 1908 World Series, to honor the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908! Plus, the vintage card highlights men’s clothing on the score card. 🙂

And there’s still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge. Both bloggers and non-bloggers are invited to participate. Just send a photo — selfies or flat lays also just fine — of an outfit inspired by this week’s inspiration artwork. Send a photo to Erin at looplooks@gmail.com by tonight, and Erin will post the round-up on her blog, Loop Looks, tomorrow morning.

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball score card SIA challenge

My interpretation’s starting point was my librarian baseball tee, which also happened to have most of the colors in the score card. Win-win! I thought about wearing my red ankle pants, but I decided to go with these darker tan trousers because they had more of a menswear feel to them. I also wore pearl earring studs, to subtly call out the shape of baseballs. (Yes, I really do think of those kinds of details.)

At the last minute, I finished off the outfit with my striped canvas flats, to echo the red-striped socks the dapper man is wearing on the score card.

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Striped shoes + trousers closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

I wore this casual outfit this past weekend, to go out for breakfast and do some errands and to just get out of the house.

On our way to coffee and breakfast, we stopped at a local park which has a baseball diamond. I thought it would make an appropriate backdrop for photos. I definitely was feeling the more dramatic and moody pictures, and the backdrop lent itself to that.

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

We didn’t bring any baseball equipment with us, but Sam challenged me to throw a pitch, anyway. I obliged, and he captured a couple of fun pics. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers

Weather:  High 50s and dry (for now!)

Where:  Breakfast and errands

What:

  • Tee:  gift?, old
  • Trousers:  Woolworth’s in Abu Dhabi, old
  • Canvas flats:  Target, old
  • Pearl studs:  ?, old

similar novelty print baseball tee  //  wide-leg trousers (also available in tan)  //  very similar striped flats  //  similar pearl stud earrings

Librarian for Life + Style | Baseball tee + trousers collage

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Sailor-style trousers + glasses print tee

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

After purchasing my new sailor-style trousers with the stud pocket details, I wore them to work as soon as possible. They’re so comfortable! I kept things simple, pairing the trousers with my glasses-print tee.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sailor-style trousers + glasses print tee

Librarian for Life + Style | Sailor-style trousers + glasses print tee

Librarian for Life + Style | Sailor-style trousers + glasses print tee

I got so many second glances and “Are those… glasses on that tee?” comments and compliments on today’s work outfit.

And this is an example of when I did decide to tuck in my tee, as I wanted to highlight the stud details on the trouser pockets. (You can also browse my recent post about 6 ways to look professional untucking your tops.)

Librarian for Life + Style | Sailor-style trousers + glasses print tee

Librarian for Life + Style | Sailor-style trousers + glasses print tee

Weather:  Typical PNW fall day, with periods of both sunshine and rain

Where:  Work day (no teaching, but several meetings)

What:

  • Trousers:  White House Black Market, new
  • Tee:  JCPenney, old
  • Ankle boots:  Hush Puppies, old
  • Earrings:  c/o Greg Michaels, old

very similar glasses print tee  //  exact sailor-style trousers  //  very similar black ankle boots  //  similar crystal drop earrings

glasses print tee + sailor-style trousers collage

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Jeans + blazer combo with statement heels

Last month, I purchased these awesome colorblock patent leather heels at a local resale shop, and OF COURSE I wore them as soon as possible to work. I wore them to dress up a more casual work outfit of skinny jeans + Washington state home tee + tan blazer with the cuffs rolled up.

Librarian for Life + Style | Jeans + blazer combo with statement heels

Librarian for Life + Style | Jeans + blazer combo with statement heels

Librarian for Life + Style | Jeans + blazer combo with statement heels

I got lots of compliments on these patent leather heels! They’re so prettttttttty 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Colorblock heels closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Jeans + blazer combo with statement heels

Librarian for Life + Style | Blazer + tee closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Jeans + blazer combo with statement heels

Weather:  Clear and crisp fall day

Where:  Work

What:

  • Blazer:  The Limited, over a decade old
  • Tee:  The Home T, new gift from my mom
  • Skinny jeans:  Target, old
  • Heels:  Franco Sarto, newly thrifted
  • Earrings:  Zoe Comings, new birthday gift
  • Tote bag:  Christian Siriano for Payless, old

very similar tan blazer  //  grey Washington tee  //  very similar dark skinny jeans  //  colorblock ankle-wrap d’orsay pump //  grey-and-black colorblock tote bag

tee + blazer + heels collage

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Once, twice, three times burgundy

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

I’m going full fall, y’all, with three times the burgundy! Follow your heart, as my burgundy sweater says. For this day, that meant pairing my new burgundy booties with my burgundy chevron tights (which are back in stock online).

A simple, but striking, combination.

Librarian for Life + Style | Once, twice, three times burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Once, twice, three times burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Once, twice, three times burgundy

Obligatory closeup of these fabulous booties!  You’re welcome. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of burgundy tights + booties

Librarian for Life + Style | Once, twice, three times burgundy

I could have gone full burgundy with my burgundy pencil skirt or my burgundy tweed a-line skirt, but I decided to break up all the burgundy with a classic denim skirt. I liked how the denim skirt brought a casual air to the tights and booties.

Librarian for Life + Style | Once, twice, three times burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Once, twice, three times burgundy

Weather:  Perfect fall weather, high 60s and sunny with a bit of chill in the air

Where:  Work day that included a meeting for new faculty

What:

  • Booties:  Naturalizer, new
  • Tights:  ModCloth, old
  • Sweater:  Old Navy, old
  • Denim skirt:  Fashion-swapped, old

similar burgundy sweater //  similar a-line denim skirt  //  exact burgundy booties  //  exact chevron tights

SIA interpretation: Le Chat Noir

It’s time for my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! Last week, I chose iconic the 1896 “Le Chat Noir” poster by Théophile Steinlen for our collective inspiration.

Librarian for Life + Style | Le Chat Noir SIA collage

I had LOTS of ideas of outfits inspired by this poster, including wearing my cat print dress, seen here. But ultimately, it was too warm to wear that dress, but my cat tee was also perfect for this challenge! I love how the cat on this tee has a similarly non-plussed expression on its face. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit closeup

The stitching outlines on this jacket — one of my best-ever thrifting finds, as I described in this post — echoed the outlines of the cat in the inspiration poster. And in the closeup above, you can also see my quotation mark earrings. Every time I wear these earrings, people comment on them! (Right after they squint at me, turn their head to see my other ear, and go, “Are those… ?” Hah! )

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit

As I mentioned last week, we happen to have a print of this poster in our house. I came across it as we were starting to figure out where to put artwork in our new home, and this poster is in our guest room. (We haven’t hung it up yet, FYI, because we want to figure out other artwork to go with it.)

So I thought it appropriate to pose beside our poster, at least for a couple of pics. Our calico cat Brontë — the one who kept parading in front of me as I was trying to put together the SIA post last week — also decided to get in on the action for the interpretation post.

Here’s how that went down:

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat + cat poster photo session fun

What’s going on here? You’re taking photos? Why wasn’t I informed in advance?!

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat + cat poster photo session fun

I don’t know who those cats are in the poster and on your t-shirt, but I’m the one who’s getting all the petting!

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat + cat poster photo session fun

Ok, enough petting, I’m bored now. See ya!

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit

Weather:  Mid-60s and no rain on the forecast

Where:  For a series of work meetings on the first day of in-service week

What:

similar cat tee  //  similar moto-style cotton jacket  //  almost exact trousers from same brand //  similar wedges  //  exact earrings  //  exact lipstick

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee + moto-style jacket collage

And there is still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s artwork to me at librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com, due tonight, by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. I will post the round-up tomorrow morning.

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