Blending In

I have always wanted to visit the infamous Urban Light at the Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts (LACMA). After living in LA for 20+ years, I finally saw it! To capture the moment, I decided to be a tourist and took dozens of photos. Coincidently, I color coordinated my outfit with the street lamps. I guess the light poles and I had some sort of telepathic conversation. #justkidding

Urban Light attracts masses of people taking pictures and playing peek-a-boo with the lights. Luckily, we went on a rainy and gloomy day to avoid the crowds. Urban Light by Chris Burden made its first exhibition appearance back in 2008. The installation consists of 202 street lamps that illuminate the unlit streets of Los Aneles at night.

As I was weaving across rows and rows of monochromatic street lamps, I couldn’t help but notice the simple geometric symmetries of lines and curves on the lights. I thought, “Why not have the outfit compliment the geometric lines, structures, and colors of the installation?”

I found it extremely fitting to wear an outfit that was simplistic, clean, and had colors of similar color scheme. Therefore, I decided to wear a simple body conscious black dress with over the knee boots to keep me warm and cozy. Because the dress and boots hugged my body, I wanted to balance the look with an oversized striped cardigan. My goal was to remain casual and comfortable while being chic.

If you’ve met me in person, I’m short… only 5’1″. Therefore, I always try to find ways to make myself seem taller. With this outfit, I opted for a dress that would hit above my knees and over the knee boots to further elongate my already short legs. This trick works best when the dress and the boots are of similar color. The last thing petite people want to do is color blocking their petite frame to make them seem shorter. Fashion is all about tricking the eyes with illusions.

Hope you guys enjoyed the post! I’ve also included a little outfit video just for fun! I had so much fun meandering through rows and rows of grey metal columns. If you ever come to California, make sure to visit Urban Light! It’s definitely a sight to see 🙂

What I wore: 
Cardigan: Vince (old)
Dress: Abercrombie (old)
Boots: Stuart Weitzman 
Jewelry: Harry Winston ring


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