Floral Top with Lace Cardigan~Style Imitating Art: 19th Century Cap

Sundance Vintage Garden cardigan (similar) | J. Jill top (similar) | Lucky Brand jeans (similar) | Freebird shoes (similar) | Clare V handbag (similar) | Me Made necklace (similar) | Bracelets (similar)

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.  And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.  Isaiah 11:1-2

About Style Imitating Art
Style Imitating Art is hosted bi-weekly by Daenel~Living Outside the Stacks, Salazar~14 Shades of Grey and me.  Style Imitating Art challenges us to look to create an outfit using art as an inspiration.  In addition to colors, you may also want to consider textures, style, mood, genre.  There are no "wrong" outfits, and you don't need to be literal.  

The Inspiration
The current artwork is selected by Daenel "because it's a nice transitional piece, summer fading into fall. The colors are soft but rich."

Public Domain

The Curator
This early 19th century European cap was curated by Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks.  

My Look
I've been wearing so much mustard and olive lately (the colors, not the condiments, hahaha!), I wanted to deviate this outfit from those.  The pretty pink delicate flowers were the starting inspiration which caused me to hunt this floral top down.  My cardigan has a crocheted front and I think the lacy floral pattern agrees with our inspiration.  This Sundance cardigan is from last fall and has never had its own blog post (shown once in Friday Favorites).  

The rest of the outfit was bounced off the influence of the top using both blue and neutral accessories.  I like how the me-made necklace's tassel looks so much like my shoe ties.  Also, this top begs to have leopard paired with it, which I've done before.

I've also added a "bonus" outfit, once again, pulling out my cabi joggers.  The look is overall softer and may actually be a better representation of the cap, but I couldn't get over how much I liked the crocheted-front cardi combined with the florals.  I also felt free to keep the summer handbag since my ankles were bare, so seemed like a cohesive look.

A note about the floral top:  It's not going to make the next closet clean out cut.  The only time I reach for it is for Style Imitating Art themes.  I'm guessing it's because of the soft fabric, because the colors and print are spot on for what I wear.  

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, September 22--that's tomorrow!  She will share the roundup submissions on her blog on Wednesday, September 23.

Sundance Vintage Garden cardigan (similar) | J. Jill top (similar) | Lucky Brand jeans (similar) | Freebird shoes (similar) | Clare V handbag (similar) | Me Made necklace (similar) | Bracelets (similar)
J. Jill top (similar) | Old Navy cardigan (similar) | Me-made necklace (similar) | cabi joggers (similar) | Brighton handbag (similar) | Ugg slip on sneakers (similar

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