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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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Camel camel | What I wore to the Tacoma zoo

If you’re a longtime reader (thank you!), then you know my husband and I like to go to zoos. And today’s outfit post documents what I wore to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, which is located in the Point Defiance Park on the north tip of Tacoma. It’s a smaller zoo, but they definitely make the most out of what they have.

I didn’t realize the zoo had camels — and a camel ride! — when I picked out my camel tee to wear to the zoo. Style synergy! And yes, the zoo handlers with the camels went gaga over my camel tee! As did Sinbad the camel.😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

It was unusually hot that day, and I knew we would be walking a lot, so that’s the reason for wearing the most comfortable sandals I own plus the fedora to help shade the sun. The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium also has an interactive children’s area as well as a carousel.

And yes, Sam and I are “fedorable” together!😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Wearing our fedoras at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Librarian for Life + Style | Octopus art above Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium sign

Librarian for Life + Style | At the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel closeup

The rest of the photos in this post features a mural on the side of what used to the be the local food co-op (sadly closed a few weeks ago) along 6th Avenue. The mural showcases a nature and mountain scene of what I am assuming is Mount Rainier.

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Mountain mural in Tacoma

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Hats off to summer! Next week, our fall term begins!

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Weather:  Heat-advisory hot and sunny

Where:  Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and clothes shopping afterwards (you’ll see the fitting room pics tomorrow!)

What I wore:

  • Camel tee:  Kohl’s, birthday gift from my mom a few years ago
  • Ankle pants:  Style&Co. for Macy’s, old
  • Metallic sandals:  Naturalizer via DSW, a couple of summers ago
  • Fedora:  Stetson, vintage, bought at vintage hat store in Amsterdam
  • Hoop earrings:  InPink, c/o giveaway, old

elephant print tee // similar ankle pants // large bamboo hoop earrings // similar metallic sandals by same brand // similar straw fedora

Novelty animal tee + fedora collage

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What I wore for a local librarian conference | Glasses tee

Even though I’m officially done with work for the academic year, I still have a few more work outfits to showcase on the blog…

I wore this outfit for a one-day librarian regional conference, a more casual conference. (And the Pacific Northwest is more sartorially casual in general.) I’ve collected quite a number of librarian-themed tees — or at least, novelty theme tees that relate well to librarians, like this eyeglasses tee, which was a big hit at the conference! And OF COURSE my colorblock tote bag fit the color scheme.

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a librarian conference | Glasses tee

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a librarian conference | Glasses tee

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of bronze drop earrings

And it was a bit rainy on the day, so I wore my red cotton jacket again. The red of the jacket really pops! Another day for a pop of red!

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a librarian conference | Glasses tee

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a librarian conference | Glasses tee

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So nice I wore it twice | Red jeans + grey tee

I’ve worn this outfit TWICE:  the first time to host a librarians’ book club last month (before we started packing up the house) and the second time more recently to meet up with a librarian colleague for lunch (which is when we took these pics). This due date tee seemed just right for both occasions!😉

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to host a book club

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to host a book club

Details:

Pattern-mixing alert! I paired my striped canvas flats with my due date tee, and I added my Little Women tote bag for the lunch date. I figured a book-themed tote was the perfect finishing touch!

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to host a book club

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to host a book club

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Tex | Conference casual

The reason behind this post title, “Tex,” is immediately apparent:

Librarian for Life + Style | Tex

I wore this outfit for a day of traveling to a state library conference in Bend, Oregon, a day that ended with an association get-together at a local bar and restaurant. So OF COURSE I had to something library-themed. If you’re a longtime reader, then you’ll know I have more than one library-themed item of clothing; for today, that turned out to be my library due date-stamped tee.

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Library due date stamped tee + floral scarf closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Tex

Librarian for Life + Style | Tex

So how did this backdrop come about? Before setting off for the conference, I was dropping off Sam, and I spied this shady spot marked “Tex.” Thank goodness we take most of our photos now with my camera phone, so we can take advantage of these unexpected opportunities! And it’s so perfect since I grew up in Texas! (I know you’re smiling now, Mom!😀 )

Librarian for Life + Style | Tex

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