#OOTD: Schoolgirl Q(ute)

Everyone needs a break from reality once in a while to relieve some stress, am I right? Well, I needed that day and I took it.

I started off my day at SaraBeth’s right down the block from Museum Row. This contemporary American restaurant boasts an impressive menu, complete with an irresistible brunch, a savory lunch and a gourmet dinner at reasonable prices. I indulged in some of my favorite things that I found right off the lunch menu: mixed berries to start, avocado toast and burrata to finish, and a five berry mimosa for the road.

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*Pause to let you guys really take this in for a second*

Once I finished my food (every bite of it, to be exact), I continued my city adventure at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Despite its size, this museum is absolutely captivating and displays different elements of design, from fashion to furniture. As if I wasn’t curious enough, upon my arrival I was given an electronic pen that enabled me to save my favorite exhibits and draw on interactive screens that were scattered throughout the museum. This made my visit even more of an adventure as I got to run around the museum like a little kid, getting inspired by the different exhibits while simultaneously creating my own virtual pieces of furniture and clothing. However, one exhibit absolutely wowed me: a room with a projector that spread various designs across the entire room.

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I mean, why wouldn’t I surround myself with beautiful black and white vintage bags? 

For this excursion, especially this room, I knew I needed the perfect outfit. As I rummaged through my closet, I noticed a navy blue, grey and black tweed skirt with a little flair at the end of the hemline. This piece automatically reminded me of spending the day in a museum, bringing me back to my school girl days with just a little more sophistication. I complimented this skirt with my favorite grey off-the-shoulder bodysuit to accentuate the lean line of the skirt and add some edge to the ensemble. Lastly, I completed my look with black over-the-knee boots, black tights, and Francesca (my Furla bag…I should have warned you that I name them).

If you have a spontaneous city day coming up, I really recommend this look! A tweed skirt will loyally serve you for years, making it such a great investment. Complimenting this type of skirt with a bodysuit is perfect because it will stay tucked in seamlessly, letting the waist of the skirt shine through while also bringing attention to the flattering shape of the bodysuit (they also tend to be super comfortable). Ultimately, this outfit kept me comfortable, warm, and chic as I was surrounded by design elements that inspired me for ensembles, and blog posts, to come.

Until next time,

Katherine

P.S – Want the look for less? Click the links in the article to get your next outfit ready for whatever spontaneous adventures come your way!

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