Hello, my dear friends! I hope you had a great weekend. My kids were psyched at the sight of our first snow, however brief it was. Forecast says there will be more later this week, we all hoped it’d last longer and cumulate a bit, so snowball fight could be possible and hot cocoa would be legit. I’d rather just stay inside.
We are spoiled living near the nation’s capital, so many museums and galleries open to public free of charge. This is especially great news during winter, when it is sub-freezing outside, these places are like resorts, where one can relax and enjoy oneself for a while.
The other day, we went to Renwick Gallery located directly across the street from the White House. Having seen plenty of wonderful pictures of the art installations at this gallery, we had high expectations. In reality, they are even more amazing! If you are local or visiting, this gallery and a few others are great places to spend a few hours away from the freeze we are having right now. I won’t spoil the fun by over-posting pics of the arts, just a couple as a teaser. 🙂
The place was busy on a Wednesday! We found a relatively quite corridor behind the index card snow mountains to snap a few pics of what I wore that day. It was a dark green lace cami and midi skirt set over a thin wool turtleneck. When it gets cold outside and you don’t want to stash away your summer dresses or tops, layering it with a solid-colored, body-hugging turtleneck (even crewneck) is always an option. I figured I could do that to almost all of my lace dresses and tops except the one has a standup collar already.
The new rule (or maybe it has always been this way?) of color-blocking is three colors, excluding neutrals (black, white, beige, gray) per outfit, accessories count, too. By that rule, I’ve got one color going for this look, dark green. While I could introduce another two, I decided to keep the look a bit more sleek and office-friendly by adding just a pop of yellow via da handbag. Even though my outerwear is a slightly different kind of green so technically, it could count as another color. It is so close to the color of the lace, the variation is less noticeable. I’d say if you want to jazz up the look, go for another color with shoes or the turtleneck, I am thinking some shade of purple, what do you think?
Thank you so much for reading! Stay warm if you are in the winter half of the globe! See you in my next post!
Zara lace set;
T by Alexander Wang wool turtleneck;
Celine (used) leather jacket <budget-friendly>;
Valentino pumps <budget-friendly, additional 20% off>;
Louis Vuitton bag <budget-friendly>;