**Updated with winner, below! **
The following post + giveaway brought to you by Old Navy (To check out the Old Navy kids & baby sale with prices starting @ $5, go here!) and is the third (and final) "Wear/Where" post featuring the lovable stylings of miss Fable Luella as she adventures to some of our favorite local haunts clad in apropos play clothes we picked together via her closet.
For our final Wear/Where cladventure, Fable and I spent the afternoon at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). We arrived two hours before it opened so would have ourselves an early picnic lunch, sort rocks, walk around the La Brea Tarpits (located on the same block) and chill like (friendly?) vills. It was a sunny day with a cool-ish breeze so we went for another layered look complete with Fable's favorite sneakers and dearly beloved "omg you CANNOT be serious with those" shades. Without further prologue, I give you LAMCA STYLE '11!
WHERE: LACMA, Miracle Mile, Wilshire Blvd
WEAR: navy sweatshirt cardi over gingham accented dress with pink leggings
and cow sneakers referred in our house as "moo shoes."
Accessories: homemade felt hair clip (clearly, we're fans) and Fable's favorite shades.
For those of you unfamiliar with the awesome that is LACMA, let me tell you... First off, it's my favorite museum in Los Angeles. Beyond its incredible permanent collection, LACMA also boasts incredible (and eclectic) temporary collections. But most importantly, LACMA loves kids. Which is refreshing if you're a parent who loves art. LACMA has been a second home to me since moving to Los Angeles twelve years ago and being that I spent eight of those years living in walking distance, LACMA was kind of like a first home as well. When Archer was a baby I'd push him around the galleries in his stroller at least once a week and now that Fable's old enough to appreciate the space, it gives me so much joy watching her explore and enjoy the artwork.
LACMA is free for all humans every second Tuesday of the month but aside from that allows ALL children seventeen and under (as well as a guardian) to attend the museum whenever they want for free. (ED: A family of four with two kids under seventeen can go to the museum for free. Every day.) Pretty amazing, right?
Fable and I scoped the permanent collection as well as two of the visiting collections, appropriately titled, "India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow" and "Fashioning Fashion."
(Fable + Fashion post = Fables and Fashion exhibits = KISMET?)
Favorite story of the day: Fable was so well behaved in the museum, I asked if she'd like to pick a small present from the gift shop. She did (obviously) and after perusing the shelves for several minutes finally made her pick. Which was? A pocket sized book of "Kama Sutra."
We were the only two people in the gift shop at the time and the nice lady working behind the counter gasped when she saw Fable run towards her with the book.
"Are you sure you don't want this lovely wooden elephant instead?" I asked.
But Fable wanted nothing to do with any of the actual toys. Duh. She liked the book. It was cute and pocket-sized! A "leel baby book!" according to Fable. (I've never understood why adult books come in "child's" sizes but whatever.) Anyway, if that's what she wanted? Fine with me. Couldn't beat its $4.95 price tag. And a Kama Sutra book is tamer than 99% of billboards we pass on the daily. Plus, it was art. Plus, she's TWO YEARS OLD. Plus, who cares?
Well. Clearly, there was one person who did care. Very much, actually.
I removed the price tag on the book so the woman could ring us up as Fable clutched "Pocket Kama Sutra" with both hands.
But the woman just stood there, horrified.
I had to literally CONVINCE her (with my words) to sell us the damn thing. Apparently she forgot she worked in an art museum. Full of paintings of sex and penises. Of course, the minute we left the store, Fable got distracted by a bird, dropped the book on the ground and that was the end of that.
Twas a magical day in a magical place with the most magical girl I know.
Once again, it's your turn, those who wear/where! I'll be awarding one commenter (per post) with an $150 Old Navy gift card. To win? Submit a comment below. Perhaps, about today's cladventure? Mine = shirtdress, tights + my favorite knee-length sweater (it looks like rain out there!) for afternoon play-date at the house.
Winners will be selected on Tuesday, February 22nd via random.org and contacted directly (so don't forget to include contact information in the comments, please!) For official contest rules go, here. Good luck and happy where/wearing
UPDATED: Congrats to commenter #68, Evi! You just won yourself an Old Navy gift card, girl! Hooray, and thanks to all for participating!