A definite pattern has developed with the skirt I am wearing below. I seem to instinctively take it out every time I go to a museum, for understandable reasons. The most recent instance of this was last weekend's excursion to the Hammer Museum. The Hammer Museum is a fun, relatively small museum located in Los Angeles' West Side. They have a gorgeous permanent collection featuring everything from Rembrandts and Rubins to Monets and Manets. Plus there are always some crazy works of contemporary art on display in their galleries. I visited the museum a couple years ago to check it out for the first time, but was lured back last weekend to view a show on Lawren Harris curated by one of my favorite actors/authors/art collectors, Steve Martin.
In my opinion, museums have a certain allure because they often feature exhibits that encourage one to regress to a more carefree, childlike state of mind. Exhibit A would be these crazy topsy turvy chair-like things in the museum's courtyard. These are available in the gift shop of the museum for around $700, but I think I'll just visit the museum whenever I want to take a spin on one instead of purchasing my own to take home.
As the title of my post suggests, I am also debuting my new purse in today's post. I featured this bag last week in a post entitled Everything's Coming Up Rainbows . When I saw all of the colors in the tassels I couldn't wait to figure out something to wear it with. It's a great blend of a classic camera bag shaped bag, with an unexpected twist, just like the Hammer Museum presents many classics alongside many pleasant, unexpected surprises.
Sweater: H&M similar
Jacket: H&M other denim styles here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 70 mm Simple pumps here
Sunglasses: Prada here