Leap Year Red and Green

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

When I picked the “Leap Year Frog” painting for my Style Imitating Art choice I fully admit I already had an outfit picked out and photographed that I knew would fit my choice perfectly.

A few weeks ago Jason and I went to the Garfield Park Conservatory to get out of the Chicago cold and take some photos. Neither of us had been there before so it was also a fun afternoon of exploring. I took a bag full of outfits I’d already worn to work with the goal of recreating them among the flowers and plants.


Scarf – Le Tote (same) | Sweater – Loft via Goodwill (similar) | Skirt – Loft (similar) | Booties – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same

I actually got the idea for this outfit from Cotton, Cashmere & Cat Hair and I thought that photographing my version with a green background versus her white, snowy background would make for a fun change.

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As for how this goes with my Style Imitating Art painting choice, well, the red is pretty clear and the green comes in with the background. Plus, I took these photos in the tropical sections of the Conservatory. Frogs live in the tropics, right?


Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the full round up of outfits the SIA participants created!

6 replies on “Leap Year Red and Green

  1. Mike

    Wow! This is great Erin! I love your interpretation of this week’s SIA! And I especially love how you interpreted the idea that frogs live in the tropics so that’s where you took your photos. That’s what makes this so fun. You can interpret SIA however you want!

  2. Salazar

    Nice! I love that you picked the green as your background instead of incorporating it into your outfit. I’d love to see more of the conservatory too – it looks so pretty!

  3. Emily @ Out and About

    I went to the Garfield Park Conservatory with my family for the first time about 6 months ago, too. Isn’t it amazing? It’s so green and lush!

    I love your outfit interpretation. The red pops beautifully against the foliage in the background! I agree with Bethany, too, that your hair looks fabulous.

  4. Sarah @ Windy City Wanderlust

    Don’t you just love the Garfield Park Conservatory? I challenge anyone to take a bad picture there – seriously, it’s such a beautiful place! And I don’t know why, but your tip on bringing a bag full of clothes to do multiple shoots in one location is mind blowing. Now I know how all you fashion bloggers can get so much material out of one day. Lol, I’ll just leave it to the pros 🙂

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