Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Day in DC

Museum of the American Indian

The Old Post Office

Shirt - St. John's Bay (Thrifted) // Vest - American Eagle Outfitters (Thrifted) // Jacket - JCPenney's // Jeans - Old Navy // Shoes - Maurices // Earrings - Forever21 // Purse - Thrifted // Sunglasses (similar) - Charlotte Russe // Bracelet - Handmade // Necklace - Handmade // Balm Stain - Revlon Charm
Photos by me and Laura

So we spent the day in Washinton, DC! I've been to DC before, but it's been years! The cherry blossoms were in bloom and it was beautiful! I had a really interesting time people watching--there are some really well dressed people in DC. There were a couple of people in really cute dresses and black tights...they looked fantastic, but they must have been uncomfortably hot! I know I was pretty warm and i was in a short sleeve shirt and rolled up pants! I'm not complaining though! I love warm weather!! I will take uncomfortably hot over uncomfortably cold weather any day!!!

Anyways...we started out by stopping in at the Freer Gallery of Art and then made a quick stop at the Air and Space Museum. We then decided to separate because some people wanted to walk to Ford's Theater...and Laura and I didn't really want to... Its not that I didn't want to see Ford's Theater, I just didn't want to make the mile walk! So instead Laura and I went to the Museum of the American Indian and then the Museum of Natural History. The rest of the fam caught up with us later, but they didn't get to see that much. So I'm glad I made the decision I did.

The architecture in DC is just amazing! The design of the Museum of the American Indian was just so pleasing to the eye. And the design of the exhibits was really interesting as well. Instead of having everything lined up, the artifacts were arranged in interesting patterns. It was definitely a great museum! Before going to the Museum of Natural History, we stopped at the sculpture garden by another art gallery, took a few pictures, and then sat by the fountain dipping our feet in the water. Considering how hot it was, that fountain was amazing! We then headed to the natural history museum! Ok, I kind of love the Museum of Natural History...the dinosaurs, the ocean room, the mammals, basically everything. They even had a special orchid exhibit! I love orchids! They're my favorite flower! So even though we took tons of pictures already, we had to take more :)

The rest of the fam eventually met us at the Museum of Natural History and then we went to eat at The Old Post Office. It was just this big, cool building full of cheesy booths and sketchy dining options. That said, the interior was pretty cool as you can see from the pictures! We bought the cheapest hotdogs in the building and kind of overwhelmed the woman behind the counter because there were so many of us. None of the food places looked entirely sanitary...so I'm a little scared...a lot scared. Definitely worried. Anyways we were really burned out after that and, after a quick stop at the Washington Monument, we headed back to the Metro Station and then to our cars. A fun but tiring day!

What about you? Have you been to DC? What's your favorite museum?

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  1. Great photos! I definitely want to see DC one day.


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  3. DC is one of my favorite places to visit, I'm super lucky to have some dear friends who live out there. Looks like you guys had a really great time, lovely photos!

  4. I love the architecture in DC too! You look so cute in your vest. Yay for a fun trip!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. Wow the scenery is so nice there! And you look really put together with that vest <3

  6. Aww, these pics make me really miss DC - it's been a year and a half since I visited. Jealous!
    Love your outfit - your vest is so cute, and I love your jeans too.

    1. It's definitely a fun place to visit! Thanks so much!

  7. Very cute! I especially love the vest and jacket! :)

  8. DC looks very interesting! I'd like to go there one day. I also really like your outfit. I've been looking for vests lately. I'm on a hunt for a denim one.


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  9. Lovely photos! Looks like a great time and some pretty scenery. I really love your vest-you look so cute in with the jacket layered over top!

  10. Looks like you had such a fabulous day in DC! I have never been there but I sure would love to one day! You look so cute in that vest!


    1. Thanks! I hope you get to go 'cause it really us beautiful there!

  11. love love love your jacket!

    xo brie