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SIA interpretation: Sing Street

It’s time for my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! This week’s inspiration artwork was chosen by SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, and she chose the bright and colorful poster for Sing Street, which was one of her favorite movies this past year.

My interpretation

I think this is the first time to feature this infinity scarf I thrifted back in December — and what better way to feature this chevron-print scarf of multiple neon colors than with an ’80s-inspired challenge?! And the background color of this part of the fence matches up almost perfectly with the background color of the movie poster! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | Collage for my Sing Street SIA interpretation

I wanted the scarf to be the focus of the look, so I paired it with an outfit of neutrals that also fit in with the movie poster.

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored scarf + fences

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored scarf + fences

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored chevron scarf closeup

Yep, I’m wearing denim on denim:  black skinny jeans and a dark-wash denim jacket. But it works because the colors and washes are different — but no ’80s acid wash! And no “Canadian tux” here! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored scarf + fences

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored scarf + fences

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored scarf + fences

Multi-colored backdrop

The backdrop is a fence that’s been painted in multiple colors. (I believe it’s a fence that encircles a local child’s day care or playground.) I spied the fence a few weeks ago and thought at the time it might make a good backdrop for future photos. Multi-colored scarf, multi-colored fence — and just perfect for the movie poster inspiration! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Multi-colored scarf + fences

Librarian for Life + Style | Rainbow fences collage

Weather: A day of sun after a week of snow and rain

Where:  Running errands on the weekend

What:

  • Scarf:  Thrifted, this winter
  • Denim jacket:  Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s, old
  • Skinny jeans:  Banana Republic, last spring
  • Flats:  Payless, old

Shop my outfit

similar infinity scarf  //  very similar dark denim jacket  //  exact skinny jeans //  similar black round-toe flats

Librarian for Life + Style | Double denim with a multi-colored scarf collage


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 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com by tonight Monday, Feb. 27th. Salazar will be traveling, so she will then post the SIA round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, on Wednesday, March 1st.

Can’t wait to see the round-up!

And I’ll be back next Monday to choose the next SIA challenge… stay tuned 🙂


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Wearing my mom’s favorite colors

One quick note:  the poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from November. Thanks in advance!

It’s my mother’s birthday today, so in her honor, I put together a collage of me wearing outfits featuring her favorite colors:  purple, royal blue, turquoise, and hot pink. We have similar coloring — pale skin and dark hair — so I often wear these colors, too. I also wear these colors often in combination with each other, particularly pink and purple, as well as pink and turquoise.

Here’s to you, Mom, and happy birthday!

Librarian for Life + Style | Wearing my mom's favorite colors

Links to original posts:
Purple:  1  //  2  //  3  //  4
Royal blue:  1  //  2  //  3  //  4
Turquoise:  1  //  2  //  3  //  4
Hot pink:  1  //  2  //  3  //  4

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SIA interpretation: Rescued art

My turn to interpret the latest Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge. It was Erin’s turn to curate, and she rescued this painting, The Door Within, from the dumpster in her building! The artist, Jean Fetman, from Highland Park, IL, and you can read Fetman’s obituary online here.

There is still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Just sent a pick of an outfit inspired by this week’s artwork, and send a photo — selfies and flay lays also okay — to Erin at looplooks@gmail.com by tonight, Monday, August 22. Erin will then post the round-up on her blog, Loop Looks.

(Warning, this post is particularly photo-heavy — Sam captured a lot of good photos!)

Here is my interpretation of The Door Within:

Librarian for Life + Style | 'The Door Within' Style Imitating Art challenge

This painting is so vibrant, I knew I wanted to pull out at least a couple of the bright colors. So many to choose from! My pink scarf with the white geometric pattern was the starting point — the painting is composed of geometric shapes — and then my turquoise dress, and finally, my bright pink wedges.

Usually, I start with with the shoes when I think of outfits, but not this time! It actually took me longer than usual to decide on the shoes — and then when I saw the pink wedges, my brain went, “DUH!” I am fond of color-coordinating. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

When I came downstairs that day, Sam’s eyes went round. (Always a good sign.) Here’s how our conversation went:

Sam:  Wow. 

Jen:  I am taking that as a compliment.

Sam: You should! What are those colors?

Jen:  Turquoise and pink.

Sam:  Wow, I never would have thought to pair those colors together. 

Jen:  That’s why I love SIA challenges! I get inspired to try new things!

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

I also added a tiny bit more color through my earrings, which have turquoise and royal blue beads. And of course, bright pink lip stain, to carry out the pink from head to toe! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

Librarian for Life + Style | Pairing pink + turquoise together

The backdrop adds a lot to the overall look and photos, as well. First of all, there’s the symbolism with the title of the painting, The Door Within (and there is a door actually in the painting, see here for the full painting). But the main reason I chose this backdrop was the bright lilac colors of the walls and door. Style bloggers LOVE a brightly colored wall, and I am no exception! This purple building is just down our street, so I had seen it before and thought, “I need to remember that building for a future photo location.” I thought it would be great as a backdrop for this challenge, plus it adds an additional color to my interpretation of the artwork!

Be sure to check out all the SIA interpretations on Erin’s blog tomorrow!

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SIA interpretation: The Roses of Heliogabalus

It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! Last week, Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey picked the classic 1888 painting “The Roses of Heliogabalus” by Sir Lawerence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912). There’s more information about the painting, and what it symbolizes, here. The subject matter is really interesting — the painting actually shows the banquet guests being smothered to death in rose petals!

There’s still time to participate in this SIA challenge! Just take a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s art choice — flat lays and selfies are also ok — to Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com. Deadline is this Monday, June 13, and Salazar will then post the round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey.

The Roses of Heliogabalus by Alma-Tadema (1888), oil on canvas

The Roses of Heliogabalus by Alma-Tadema (1888), oil on canvas

When I was packing up most of my wardrobe, as detailed here in this post, I made sure to leave out something pink, just in case pink turned out to be a major color in an upcoming SIA challenge. My planning worked out! 😀

I kept out this pink-and-white patterned dress, which I thought was a perfect starting point for this particular style challenge. I added my turquoise cardigan because of the blue skies in the painting, and gold-and-cream sandals to tie in with the Roman scene.

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink + turquoise

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink + turquoise

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink + turquoise

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink + turquoise

My good friend and fellow librarian Stephanie took photos for me, and as luck would have it, we spied some bushes with bright pink flowers — a perfect backdrop!

I felt super bright and confident and pretty wearing this outfit, which I wore during my last week at work. It was an unexpected combination, color-wise, and I don’t think I would have thought about pairing these colors together if it weren’t for this style challenge. Three cheers for SIA inspiration!

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Turquoise + tan | Scene-stealing cat

My turquoise + tan outfit is almost beside the point in today’s post, as it is ALL about Savannah, a neighborhood cat, who totally steals the show with her cutie round face. If you’re a regular reader (thank you!), then you will probably recognize Savannah, from earlier posts here and here.

I am really into super simple outfit combinations lately, as this term has just been exhausting. It’s all I can do to check the weather in the morning and pull out pieces in my closet. Thank goodness I have good basics in my closet — like cardigans and ankle pants — because you can remix them in so many ways. I am continuing with bright colors for spring with my turquoise cardigan.

Librarian for Life + Style | Turquoise + tan | Cute cat

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Turquoise + tan | Cute cat

Librarian for Life + Style | Turquoise + tan | Cute cat

Librarian for Life + Style | Metallic braided headband collage

I added some pattern to my colorblocked outfit with my turquoise-and-brown pattern-mixing tote bag. I also added gold-and-crystal earrings, turquoise studs, and a metallic braided headband.

These pics below are my favorites. I MEAN. I cannot EVEN. Savannah is sooooooooo cute — look at that face!!!

Librarian for Life + Style | Turquoise + tan | Cute cat

Librarian for Life + Style | Turquoise + tan | Cute cat

Librarian for Life + Style | Turquoise + tan | Cute cat

Have a scene-stealing Thursday!

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