Happy Monday and MLK day! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. If you have today off, cheers! I hope you’re planning to do something fun and extend your relaxation.
On Saturday Dan and I put on our walking shoes and headed to the Washington Memorial to have a little weekend picnic. We decided that since we live in such a great city with amazing sights (and might I add most of them are free) we should take advantage of that.
Periwinkle blouse, old, similar here; Rag and Bone jeans; New Balance Sneakers, similar cool colors here, here and here; Ray Ban Sunnies; Kate Spade Bag, similar color here and in periwinkle here!; Gifted bracelets, similar here and here and here; Old belt, similar here.
I was feeling inspired by the Pantone colors of the year, serenity (a periwinkle blue) and rose quartz. Every year the Pantone experts announce the color (or for the first time this year, colors) of the year, which are meant to influence clothing, makeup and design trends for the rest of the year. This periwinkle blouse just screamed “wear me.” (Mine is sold out, but a similar lovely version is here.) I love the calming yet cheery feeling the color invokes.
I belted the blouse to give it some shape. The bangles were gifts, the enamel one being my favorite (but I love this one and this one). I love adding bracelets to an otherwise simple outfit. And of course, I wouldn’t go anywhere without my new favorite bag pom! It is still sadly not for sale on H&M’s website. I’ll keep checking and update this post if it does.
Since we were planning on walking a lot, I laced up my favorite new balance sneakers. I bought them specifically for our Italian honeymoon. I especially love the neon pink laces! I can’t find the exact same pair, however New Balance always comes out with amazing and unique color combinations. I love them all and linked some of my favorites below.
We strolled past the white house and down 15th street, where we had a delicious and simple picnic of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, apples, and la Croix. I accidentally bought these ridiculous drug-dealer-esque zip lock bags. They are silly, but I just filled them with carrots.
After lunch and people watching, we headed over to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It is a really difficult and emotional museum for me, but I know how important it is to go, remember, and reflect. We left feeling pretty down. Visiting the USHMM makes me proud to be an American, and reminds me that I should take nothing for granted. It is truly a jarring, informative, yet humbling experience and I encourage you to visit if you come to DC.
After the museum, we biked over to a pizza place called 2 Amy’s near the National Cathedral to meet our friends Grace and Patrick. 2 Amy’s has delicious authentic Neapolitan pizza. It felt like we were transported to Italy, it was that good. It was a much needed treat after a draining and serious day.
I hope everyone has a fantastic week, whether you have today off or not!