Winter layers in purple + pink + grey

Today’s outfit I wore during my winter break on a weekday outing to the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) to see the “30 Americans” exhibit, which “showcases an influential group of prominent African American artists who have emerged as leading contributors to the contemporary art scene in the US and beyond.” I highly recommend this exhibit, which runs through January 15th.

We took these photos outside the Tacoma Art Museum.

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, outside the Tacoma Art Museum

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, outside the Tacoma Art Museum

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey

This outfit is really all about the bright colors up top, my deep purple overcoat and my pink sweater. The black-grey-and-white Pride and Prejudice-themed scarf visually connects the other colors in my outfit together, from my black hat to my black boots and my grey wool midi skirt. At the last minute before walking out the door, I put on bright lipstick — the classic “Cherries in the Snow” shade by Revlon — to add a final color-coordinating touch.

The bright blue sculpture glimpsed behind me is very eye-catching from any direction on this street, but I never realized until we took pics that the sculpture is made of blankets! The 2014 sculpture by artist Marie Watt is called Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, and you can read more about it here on the TAM website.

Librarian for Life + Style | Collage of 'Blanket Stories' statue outside the Tacoma Art Museum

Collage of ‘Blanket Stories’ statue outside the Tacoma Art Museum

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, outside the Tacoma Art Museum

As we walked down “Museum Row” in downtown Tacoma — this stretch connects the Washington State History Museum, the old Union Station (which is now a federal courthouse with a four-wall gallery of Chihuly art), the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Children’s Museum — we had first stopped at the bronze statue, “New Beginnings,” by Larry Anderson. This sculpture of a man with suitcases is right outside the Union Station, and it’s a fun sculpture to interact with!

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, outside the Union Station

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, outside the Union Station

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, outside the Union Station

And finally, a sweet pic of me that Sam captured while we were inside the museum and along the upper level balcony. I love these kinds of spur-of-the-moment opportunities! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter layers in purple + pink + grey, inside the Tacoma Art Museum

Weather:  Quite chilly

Where:  Downtown Tacoma to visit the Tacoma Art Museum

What:

  • Overcoat:  Lands’ End, bought years ago in Wisconsin
  • Sweater:  Mango, old
  • Midi skirt:  Marks & Spencer, old
  • Flat-heeled boots:  Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old
  • Cap:  Local boutique in Portland, old
  • Scarf:  Gift from my husband, old
  • Lipstick:  Revlon, “Cherries in the Snow
  • Pearl earrings:  Gift from my husband in the UAE, old
  • Tote bag:  Christian Siriano for Payless, old

very similar wool coat from same brand  //  similar sweater  //  similar grey wool skirt  //  similar black boots from same brand  //  similar black newsboy cap  //  exact lipstick

Librarian for Life + Style | Purple overcoat collage

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2 thoughts on “Winter layers in purple + pink + grey

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Hah! From afar, the sculpture looks like it’s made out of the kind of accordion-folded paper of paper lanterns. Then up close, it looks totally different. Then you read about the history of the piece, and it takes on a whole new meaning. I love art that has so many different perspectives. 🙂

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