This weekend I had the opportunity to visit some really cool sites, art installations and musueums. Trying to visit a museum and look fashionable while doing it was a little challenging especially in off and on torrential downpours all weekend but I made it work somehow, lol.
Friday we drove down to DC and before checking into our hotel we stopped off at the National Capital Columns for an impromptu photo shoot. I am wearing a cozy TomBoy sweatshirt from Banana Republic, from several seasons ago, Jcrew toothpick skinny jeans which are a staple in my wardrobe, Black thigh high Stuart Weitzman Highland Boot, the Highland boot was not available this season, not sure why but an alternative to this boot is the Lowland Boot. This boot is another wardrobe staple and must have for fall and winter. Last but not least I completed the outfit with a leather AllSaints Balfern Motorcycle Jacket. This look makes me feel totally tomgirl and totally kick ass.
Saturday Morning, it is lightly drizzling….temperature about 50 degrees as we head over to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to check out the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Exhibit. For this exhibit I decide to go for a stylish yet comfy and practical look. I am wearing a denim jumpsuit by Pilcro, purchased at Anthropologie, cream-colored Jcrew Bodysuit, Suede Trucker Shirt from Urban Outfitters, This particular suede shirt can double as a jacket or button up shirt, brown leather clogs from Madewell topped off with a lambskin leather moto jacket by Maje. This look was comfy and practical, the layering offered warmth without the bulk since we were doing a lot of walking viewing the exhibit.
Sunday Morning…torrential downpours….ugh but I pressed on, today is a busy day we are visiting 3 galleries…Hirshhorn Museum, National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. So lots of walking in the rain. Although it rained the temperature was at around 45-50 degrees chilly but not bone chilling cold and of course slightly damp, so layers it is. I didn’t bring a scarf so I wore a black merino wool tippiturtle neck from Jcrew its from 2 seasons ago but the quality is excellent and pieces like this last forever, a black turtleneck is definitely a wardrobe staple for me. Black High Waisted Distressed One Teaspoon Jeans and Silver Metal Lace up Doc Martens with the fringe flap…these shoes are so comfy and not at all heavy or bulky to walk in which is important. They have become a little distressed which I love, it adds a little character, Allsaints Balfern Motorcycle jacket was on repeat, Black Fedora from Jcrew and last but not least I carried all my small essentials in the MCM Visetos Original Rockstar Vanity Case in Gray and Black, when visiting museums and exhibits its much more practical to carry a small purse.
Sunday night…no torrential downpours have stopped and the air is crisp but not cold, we make our way to Georgetown to GLOW the outdoor light art experience. I wore a multi colored faux fur from Urban Outfitters from a few seasons ago…no scarf again (I forgot to pack my scarves) so I opted for a hot pink merino wool turtle neck from Jcrew. Jcrew has some of the best merino wool tippi turtlenecks, the quality is excellent. Jcrew toothpick skinny jeans and colorful vintage Diesel cowboy boots, I picked these boots up at Buffalo Exchange Consignment Shop. I have to admit that no the boots were not pratical to walk in but I decided to forego comfort for the sake of fashion, every once in awhile I will do this, Okay, okay I lied, I do this a lot, sometimes fashion is pain…LOL. I topped things off with a small hot pink metallic cross body bag to carry just my essentials for the evening.