LACMA Member

Proud LACMA member.

Plus, I put down an extra $25 for LACMA Local.

It was $60 for an individual yearly membership.

$25 extra to be a part of LACMA Local and RSVP for special events, each very different and held twice every month. This allows Los Angeles locals to meet and share interests, as well as participate in fun, artsy stuff at the museum!

Museum nerd to the 100th power!

I am now a member of MOCA and LACMA.

Wow, what museums am I missing? Huntington Library next, perhaps? Ah, 2016 is the “Summer of Museums” for me!

IG mention: @thearielviera

 

Long time friend, east coast native, Ariel Viera has really great taste in food and books.

He actually has really great taste in all things pop culture or culture period. I am so sad that you won’t ever get to experience his awesome song reviews/explications he used to write on his Tumblr, Uncharted Lust. They were the best.

Well, he hasn’t begun making a list of books every month, but I am sure he will get around to my request (as you can see above on Instagram). Here are just some of the few I had to screenshot to remember and I am dying to get my hands on reading next after I finish reading Between the World and Me and Modern Romance.

P.S. Do read Between the World and Me and Modern Romance. They both are quite good. Between the World and Me is definitely “required reading”. It is essential in the time we are living in so that one may understand the truth behind the social stigma of black people and black culture. I will write about it soon for I am about to finish it. Although it is a short read, to comprehend the content Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about takes quite the level of attention. Modern Romance, on the other hand, is not so much as required but makes great for understanding better the quarrels of dating in a technologically driven world. It is a comical book by Aziz Ansari that is backed up with extensive research and quotes of really educated psychologists and what not that I do not remember the names of – just that they have Ph. D’s and know what they are talking about. The book sells, so take it from me and Barnes and Noble that it’s a good book.

Snapchat #2: Layering The Details

I don’t think I have layered outfits better than I did while I was in New York.

There was something about actually putting the time and effort into my outfits there, that I never quite do here in SoCal. Here in SoCal, I can basically go the whole day in some athleisure wear. Sweats, baseball cap, and jacket – call it a day.

Could it be the more laid back atmosphere? Or, could it be the dumbed down weather? I don’t know. I have always liked putting effort into the outfits I choose to wear when I go out, but I guess I definitely pulled off a lot while in New York. From different textures to mixing different colors. It was all very interesting to see that side of me and I got quite a few compliments out of it.

Here’s one of my favorite outfits from my New York trip. Something really casual. And here’s the break down:

Jeans are Forever21 boyfriend jeans from 2-3 years ago
Mustard short turtleneck is from H&M ’14-’15 fall/winter season.
Plaid button up is from the $2 Clothing Store in WeHo.
Levis denim jacket is from Awoke Vintage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Boots are from Nordstrom Rack.
Wool socks are from WalMart.

Other accessories:
Stud earrings from Swarovski.
Calvin Klein messenger from Beacon’s Closet, Brooklyn.

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