Two quick reminders:
- The poll is still open to vote for your favorite outfit of March. Thanks in advance!
- To celebrate my 5th blog anniversary, I’m personally hosting a giveaway for 5 lucky winners. There’s still time to enter the giveaway, so visit this post for all the details on how to enter.
Now it’s time for my interpretation for this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, and this round curated by SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey.
Salazar picked the “weird and wonderful” Monmon Cats (Tattooed Cats) by California-based Japanese artist Kazuaki Horitomo. As a cat lady, she couldn’t pass this up! 😀 As a fellow cat lady, I approve. 😉
I went for a combination of greys and blacks with pops of red and a bit of blue, to match the tones of the inspiration artwork. My grey dress and grey-and-black houndstooth tights came first. And then my new black gingham shirt came in the mail just in time, and the final piece clicked into place in my mind… 😀
The belt is actually a piece of embroidered ribbon my husband recently thrifted for me, thinking I could make something out of it. I haven’t had time to make it into a belt — and I think I have enough left over for a headband! — but I thought it was perfect for this week’s SIA challenge, because it brought in the bits of red flowers and blue colors from the inspiration artwork into my outfit. So I just wrapped the ribbon around me and pinned it on the side for a makeshift belt!
I revealed this wardrobe secret to a student worker at my library — the same student worker who was agog at my recent mint-and-navy cardigan and scarf outfit combo — and her reaction was so sweet. (She said she loved how creative I was with what I wore and that she always looked forward to what I would be wearing!) It’s so rare in real life that I have the chance to reveal just how detailed (and nerdy and thought-out) my style choices are. That’s what’s so great about having a style blogging outlet! 😀
I *did* manage to get a cat in my pics, just in a different way with the “Meow” tote bag my mom gifted me this past Christmas. 😀
And now time for your daily recommended allowance of twirling…
Weather: Sunny but still cold enough for tights
Where: Typical work day
- Gingham button-front: Lands’ End, new
- Dress: eShakti, old
- Ribbon (worn as belt): Recently thrifted
- Houndstooth tights: Kohl’s, old
- Flats: Payless, old
- Lapis lazuli stud earrings: Gift from my mom?, old
- Tote bag: ModCloth, recent Christmas gift
Shop my outfit
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, Salazar, at email@example.com by tonight, Monday, April 10th. Salazar will post the SIA round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, tomorrow.
Can’t wait to see the round-up!
And I’ll be back next Monday to curate the next SIA challenge… stay tuned 🙂
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