SIA: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

Style Imitating Art

Welcome to Monday! You know what that means. It means we put the weekend behind us, no matter how enjoyable it was. And mine was very enjoyable. I had brunch with Sarah of Windy City Wanderlust, visited the Randolph Street Market, ran my fastest 5K ever, and spent an entire afternoon at the dog park watching Chewie get in his first kiddie pool adventures of the year.

Which is why I’m happy for an easy blog post today! It’s Style Imitating Art time and for this round Salazar chose John Singer Sargent’s “Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose.


My first thought when I saw this painting? This looks SO MUCH like a friend of mine’s two daughters it’s a bit uncanny. Apparently, though, since this painting was done in 1885 and features the daughters of a friend of Sargent’s, either my friends’ daughters are reincarnated or they’re time travelers.

Anyway, Salazar chose this painting because the flowers, the greenery, and the sentiment bring to mind spring flowers and longer summer nights. I’m looking forward to wearing something pink. Or maybe white. We’ll see!

Remember. if you want to participate all you have to do is send a photo of yourself in an outfit inspired by this painting to by Monday, May 2nd.

P.S. We had a late addition to the Tiffany glass dome interpretation which I’ve added to the original post. You should go check it out!

3 replies on “SIA: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

  1. Mike

    This one should be fun to interpret. It’s been a while since we had an SIA based off of a painting as I always enjoy doing those.
    And actually, now that I think about it, this painting sort of reminds me of one of our paintings that we have at our art museum and even did an SIA on one of them some time ago; Richard E. Miller’s “The Green Cage”. It has that same “soft” feel to it, which I always like to see in paintings, particularly those from the impressionism period.
    I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

    P.S. I wanted to thank Erin for reposting my last SIA photos! 🙂 I didn’t ask her to do this, but I was so disappointed in my last one that I took the time to retake my pictures and resubmit them to her just so she could see what I had originally planned to do.
    I did this for a previous SIA, (wearing 4 different colored shirts) to try and show the magnificent colors of the glass dome and was much happier with these than I was with my last one.
    So thank you, thank you, thank you so much for doing this for me, Erin!!! You’re the best! You didn’t have to. 🙂

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Oooh, I wonder if you ran into my roommates at the Randolph Street Market! They went there on Saturday (though I did not go along…mostly since I didn’t know they were going haha). And congrats on your race! I looked up your time, as one does, and was super impressed!

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