Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The Avenue in the Rain, by Childe Hassam
1917, oil on canvas

I love America. It's a beautiful and amazing place. The people who have been in charge of running it have made quite a few mistakes over the past 200 some odd years, but that doesn't stop the country itself--the physical space, the culture, the humanity--for being awe inspiring. And nothing exemplifies that quite like Childe Hassam's 1917 painting, which offers a combination of grim shades and standout reflections of the stars and stripes. Our current president selected this piece to hang in the Oval Office of the White House, which has owned it since JFK's presidency. It's moody and conflicting and bold, just like America, and I love it.

To be a part of this week's SIA, send your photos to Jen by Monday, June (!!!) 1st. Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Walking billboard

Top: Gap Outlet | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Wedges: Payless | Lips: NARS Schiap

I received a compliment of the highest order today.

"You look like you shop at ModCloth."

Nailed it!


The Green Cage by Robert E. Miller
Oil on canvas, c.1910-1914

Salazar has brought to the attention of Style Imitating Art an installation by the Akron Art Museum called Inside Out, which reproduces works of art held by the AAM and places those reproductions throughout the community. I absolutely love this idea! And what better piece to display in a garden than The Green Cage? The window to the outdoors is such a perfect transition to a real life garden.

To join in on this week's SIA (the green!), send your outfit photos to Salazar by Monday, May 18th. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Style Imitating Art: The Scream

It's time for Style Imitating Art! This week's inspiration was The Scream, the instantly recognizable piece by Edvard Munch. There was a small group this week--maybe y'all are as busy as I am? Below are this week's submissions!

First is Stephanie, who included some stripes in her outfit. I dug deep in my closet but couldn't find anything that suited the painting but Stephanie's skirt is perfect!

Jen of Librarian for Life and Style also represented the stripes, which I love. The pattern mixing also adds to the look! Super cute.

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey evoked the mood of the painting instead of the composition. And as usual, she nailed it.

And then there's me! I was aiming more for the aggressive colours & the emotion of the painting. I feel like I succeeded some. One bad idea: wearing a wool skirt when it's 82 outside. Bad call. But whatever, it was worth it.

Thank you for participating, ladies! I love this week's submissions--Jen and Stephanie went one way, and Salazar and I went in the other direction. Pretty neat!