Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

Summer Greens

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer · Style Imitating Art

Green button up blouse with cream lace pants and nude flats

 Gold green beaded teardrop earringsNude studded bow flats from Sole Society

Cream lace pants from The Limited

 

Top – Ann Taylor Outlet (similar) | Pants – The Limited (similar) | Shoes – Sole Society (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (same) | Bracelet – Gorjana (same) | Earrings – Stitch Fix (similar)

Before I start talking about all the things that inspired today’s outfit, I have two things to share with you!

1. I’m guest posting at Work Clothes, I Suppose today while Bri is on an Alaskan cruise! The post? How to deal with a vague office dress code. I know more than one of you can relate to this.

2. It’s the last day to vote for me for the Expert Shopper contest over at Chippmunk. Remember you can vote again even if you’ve already voted! I think I’m in the top 5 but I’d really love to solidify my spot so I can win the gift card and show you how to make the most of your money at The Limited. Maybe I’ll even buy a little something for a giveaway. What do you think?

Now, on to why I’m wearing lace pants with a button up shirt and my nude studded bow flats.

So, today’s Trend Spin theme is bows. Other than my tie neck top, I’m pretty sure I don’t own any clothing with bows. However, I DO own shoes with bows on them. Such as these nude flats. Bam. Bows.

As for the color scheme in today’s outfit? That was inspired by series that my friend Jen from Librarian for Life & Style has been participating in for awhile from 14 Shades of Gray called Style Imitating Art. Each week she posts a painting that you can use to inspire your outfit. It’s such a unique spin on the typical outfit inspiration idea that I decided it would be fun to participate. And this week’s painting is “Woman of Substance” by Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo.

I immediately thought of my lace pants with the creams and tans and decided to pair it with my green button up shirt and gold jewelry. I’ve actually never worn this shirt with anything other than a black pencil skirt and I’m still not sure how I feel about it with these pants. But I wouldn’t have put the two things together on my own if it wasn’t for using this painting as an inspiration. And this is why I love using images that already exist to get ideas!

What do you think of the idea of using a painting as an outfit inspiration?