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Piano (Wo)man

I swear, our dog has an uncanny sixth sense for knowing when I’m taking pictures for the blog. I wanted to participate in this week’s Style Imitating Art linkup and realized when I got home that I didn’t have any full-length shots of my outfit. My camera is being funky right now, so this phone picture (propped up on my bathroom counter- hence the white space at the bottom), is the best I have. I got the phone set up, hit the timer button, and got into position, and before I knew it, I heard the running click of dog toenails, and the below shot was born. At least he’s cute, right?


Cardigan: Target
Ruffled tank top: Target (via Goodwill)
Maxi skirt: Versona Accessories
Leggings (unseen): Old Navy
Boots: Steve Madden

I loved my earrings today! (But ew, sorry about the hair on the shot. There’s a difference between keeping it real and not editing. I fall into the latter, unfortunately…). I got them at a fall craft fair last year from a lady who had made all kinds of Scrabble tile jewelry. I wish I still had her card because I’d like another pair!



So now for the Style Imitating Art bit. Here is this week’s painting, At the Piano by James McNeill Whistler


And here is my interpretation, complete with a goofy face…


This was a phone picture too. It’s amazing what the right lighting can do! Also, special thanks to two of my best guy friends from college for arranging my “photo shoot”. Gotta love the people who you can ask to take your picture at a piano on a stage without giving an explanation! 🙂


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I am Amber. Amber I am. I like to write things that sound like a Dr. Seuss book, evidently.

4 responses »

  1. Awesome interpretation, complete with piano! 🙂

  2. I love your photo at the piano! I’m classically trained in piano, but of course we don’t have one in our itty-bitty apartment. We’re traveling up to Michigan to visit family for the holidays, so I’m excited to sit down and play at my baby grand!

    I love the SIA series. It’s always cool to see how people translate art into an outfit. I like how your ruffled top and layering mirrors the girl’s confection of a skirt in the painting. Your Scrabble earrings are super cute, too! I love that they’re kitschy and also suggest you’re a word worm!

    Happy holidays!

    ❤ Liz

    • I have a vintage (read: from my husband’s childhood) keyboard, so that’s as close as I get to being able to play. Plus, I’ve forgotten just about everything I learned during my lessons as a child and in college. You should film yourself playing and post it! There should be a hidden talents of bloggers series! 🙂

      Thank you for the compliments about my SIA outfit. I’m not the best at describing how my outfits relate to the paintings so I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on that. And, I’m definitely a word worm! I think that’s a requirement as a librarian! 😉

      Happy holidays and safe travels to you!


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