Monday, October 3, 2016

Reflecting on a People's Journey

Last week I was beyond excited to visit the Smithsonian's newest museum - the National Museum of African American History and Culture - during its grand opening week. What a beautiful, blessed and crowded experience. So beautiful to see hundreds of people of color gathered in such a big, bold, and beautiful building to engage with one another and learn about their history and culture. Blessed that I could experience this momentous occasion with my family and that I and other Aftican Americans have a place in Washington that FULLY reflects who we are. Crowded, yes indeed...lines for the restaurant, gift shop, elevators, rooms for highlighted artifacts (i.e., Emmitt Till casket and slave ship remnants) and more. In certain areas, it was so crowded that you couldn't even really enjoy the experience. Nonetheless, I'm still beyond grateful that I had the opportunity to attend now for the second time and this time without the hard hat. I will however be attend several more times over the course of the year and years to come because I don't want to miss a single artifact, picture, writing etc. featured in that museum. Why, because it was built for me and and my ancestors and my descendants.

Now for what I wore...casual cute! I knew I would be doing a lot of walking so flats were a must. I had to work that morning so I still had to look professional enough for Friday business. I went with a light weight hunter green cardigan from Fashion to Figure (it was rainy), tan camisole from Walmart (I have at least 20 of these they're like $2 and they come in many colors), black midi skirt from Fashion to Figure and tan pointy toe flats from Payless (I have these in several colors too). As you can see, still keeping it Frugally Fly! FYI, next time...I'm leaving this purse at home and opting for a cross-body bag. :)

Line for Sweet Home Cafe
Line for the Museum Gift Shop

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