Floral Top Tomgirl Shorts~Style Imitating Art~Pocket

J. Jill floral top (similar) | Tomgirl Bermuda shorts | b.ø.c. sandals | Necklace (similar) | Barse earrings | Watch (similar

About Style Imitating Art
Welcome to this edition of Style Imitating Art!

Style Imitating Art challenges us to look to create an outfit using art as inspiration.  In addition to colors, you may also want to look at textures, mood, style, genre.  There are no "wrong" outfits, and you don't need to be literal.

The Inspiration
The current artwork selection is a pocket, circa approx. 1784.

The Curator
This selection was curated by Daenel from Living Outside the Stacks.  She chose this because of the beautiful flowers and "pockets are life!"  Haha!  Another comment by a frequent contributor, Leslie~Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After, is it must be a precursor to the fanny pack!  You ladies crack me up!  

My Look

When Danael selected this I was very tempted to go with the coloring as my wardrobe has plenty of reds/oranges/greens/yellows, or I could have gone with embroidery, BUT the flowers got me.  I had to use this floral top, mainly because it's my only floral top!  This top was featured not that long ago at another Style Imitating Art:  Teal Top Mustard Pants.  This time it's completely different, as in now, it's no longer got 3/4 sleeves!  Yes, I removed the sleeves.  You may be shaking your head right now, thinking:  "Girl, don't you leave anything alone?"  (Let's just say I have a very customized wardrobe!)  The deal was, the sleeves were tight--I usually wear large, but the medium fit better, except the sleeves were snug.  I've been muddling along with it--I actually bought lace to cut open the sleeves and make them wider, but I thought I'd go this route first.  It's another piece that's gotten a new lease on life.  With the sleeves on, it made me feel fat.  Ugh.  

The Tomgirl shorts were just shown on Friday's post, but I wanted to use them to emulate the disintegration of the pocket's tie.  Speaking of ties, did you notice the "tied" leather and pearl necklace?  Yes, it's another made-by-me-original inspired copy of a Sundance one (their pearls look bigger, and when I bought mine, I forgot there were six).  And, say what?  The sandals that appeared in Friday Favorites #18 actually are working for me!  

Join Us
...There's still time!  Please consider joining us, the more the merrier!  You don't have to be literal.  As a matter of fact, some of the most interesting interpretations are not literal!  Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Daenel at livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com so she receives it by Tuesday, July 16.  She will share the roundup submissions on her blog on Wednesday, July 17.

J. Jill floral top (similar) | Tomgirl Bermuda shorts | b.ø.c. sandals | Necklace (similar) | Barse earrings | Watch (similar
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