SIA Inspiration: Sonia Delaunay

It’s Terri’s turn to host SIA, and here’s her artwork of choice:

This painting is “Simultaneous Dress (Three Women, Forms, Colors)” by avant-garde artist Sonia Delaunay, who was behind the Orphism movement. It’s an absolute riot of colors and patterns, so I can see why Terri picked it. I can’t wait to see what everybody comes up with! Just remember to send your outfits to Terri ( by next Tuesday, May 18th. It’s going to be a fun one.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Sky above Clouds IV“. The bright colors stump me a bit, but luckily, we had a warm day, so I was able to bring out this ice cream shirt. The pink stripes and the ice cream cone embroideries mimic the graphic quality and the colors of the painting quite well, I think. The shirt is the real star here, so I paired it simply with jeans and my pink loafers for maximum pink-and-blue action. (And yes, I know the above phrase is supposed to end with “for ice cream”, but it’s a bit cheesy, isn’t it, when I’m literally wearing an ice cream shirt?)

Don’t forget to drop by Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!

SIA Inspiration: Georgia O’Keeffe 4.0

It’s Daenel’s turn to host SIA, and here’s her pick for the inspiration:

This is “Sky above Clouds IV” by Georgia O’Keeffe, and coincidentally, this is also the 4th time we feature O’Keeffe’s work on SIA! Daenel picked it because she thought it looked “dreamy”, but I’m also drawn to the graphic quality of the clouds and the soft colors. This should be a fun one to interpret. Be sure to send your outfit to Daenel ( by next Tuesday, May 2nd, to be featured in the round-up. Enjoy!

SIA: Aurora Borealis

Welcome to another week of SIA! This week, our inspiration is “Aurora Borealis” by Frederic Edwin Church. We have a great variety of looks, so let’s get to it!

First up is Shelbee, who actually put together this outfit before she knew the inspiration, but the tie-dye sweater is perfect to represent the sky, so she just added a red bag for a pop of color. Serendipitous, indeed!

Up next is my co-host, Daenel, who put together a deceptively simple outfit that has a lot of great details to reflect the colors of the painting:

My other co-host, Terri, who took inspiration from the touches of turquoise in the painting:

Reni had a different approach – she chose a colorful but muted dress with ruffles to mimic the colors and movements in the painting:

Suzy also chose to focus on the darker colors, with the perfect accessory – a turquoise necklace:

And finally, here’s me:

Big thanks to everybody for participating, and don’t forget to check back next week for the new inspiration, courtesy of Daenel!

Northern Lights


My outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Frederic Edwin Church’s “Aurora Borealis“, is a bit of a loose interpretation. I thought about wearing one of my pleated velvet skirts to mimic the luminescent light, but ultimately, I decided on this wool skirt instead because the dark background + brighter plaid actually reflected the painting quite well. I paired it with my Fair Isle sweater because it’s similar to a Nordic/Icelandic sweater, and of course, Nordic countries are often where you go to catch the Aurora, so I thought it would be appropriate. Plus, it also has that dark background + bright pattern that is reminiscent of the Aurora. All in all, I’m quite pleased with how the outfit turned out.

Don’t forget to send me your outfit if you haven’t done so (the deadline is Tuesday) and to check back here on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!