Black and White for the Museum

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Shirt, Madewell Central Shirt (runs large), also in blush and black here
icon| Shorts, Ann Taylor City | Shoes, Converse | Backpack, Anya Hindmarch (old), but similar here | Sunglasses, Ray Ban
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We finally got tickets to the Broad Museum on Labor Day Weekend…I’ve been dying to go forever!  It was sweltering hot by Los Angeles standards (95+ degrees), so I wanted to be comfortable, but still presentable, since we were having lunch at Otium, the restaurant by the museum.  This breezy white shirt and black shorts combo was perfect – it kept me really cool in the heat, but I didn’t feel sloppy.  Also, I knew I was going to take photos with the amazing artwork, so the black and white color palette was perfect, as it went with all the colorful modern art at the museum.  We hung out at the Disney Concert Hall while we waited for our turn at the Infinity Mirrors, so I snapped some photos there as well.  I love how downtown LA is becoming (or is already) such a hot spot – such a change from when I was growing up.

Number of Wears in 2017: 

Shirt, 1 (new) | Shorts, 3 | Shoes, 13 | Backpack, 27</p

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Casual Stripes for the Weekend

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T-shirt, Splendid (old), similar here
Jeans, Treasure & Bond
Sunglasses, Ann Taylor Butterflyicon (a steal at $25)

Sandals, Birkenstock Gizeh (so comfy!)

Backpack, Anya Hindmarch (old), but love this similar one here

We went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) this past weekend, and I got to take a shot at the iconic street lamps exhibit.  This looks is a classic weekend formula for me – comfy T-shirt, relaxed jeans, walking sandals and backpack.  However, I wore this before I finished my mood board and defined my style as Effortless California Polish (see background post here).  As I compare this outfit to my style, I see the “Effortless”, I see the “California”, but I’m missing a little of the “Polish”.  I think the backpack helps, with the creamy white leather and fun details, but the outfit itself could use a little more.  Hmm…good food for thought in my style journey.

Number of Wears Per Item

Striped Splendid T-Shirt, 7

Treasure and Bond Jeans, 2 (newer)

Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals, 39 (way undercounting – I lived in these last summer!)

Anya Hindmarch Backpack, 26