Last time I was at the Getty Center, the entire sky was black and orange. A huge fire in the mountains had transformed West LA into a scene from an post-apocalypse movie. This time around our experience couldn't have been more different. We got there a little after 3, so parking was discounted from $15 to $10. There weren't nearly as many people so parking also took almost no time either. The sky was beyond clear, the air was fresh, and the temperature was just right. We ventured to some parts of the center that we hadn't been before to soak in the beautiful afternoon instead of spending much time in the exhibits, and we caught a glorious sunset before walking down the hill. Unless you want to carefully look through all exhibits, I highly recommend going to Getty Center a bit later in the day for a more laid back experience.
I had a lot of fun playing with my own DSLR again. It's an old camera generously given to me by my dad, but I haven't used it enough since I got my handy Olympus Pen. I guess this must have made me look like a pro because at least three different strangers asked me to take their photos.
For my outfit, I wore a pinafore dress from Mango paired with a basic white knit from Zara. I originally planned to wear some cream heeled ankle boots with the outfit but I knew we might be walking a lot, so opted for the more practical (and warm) black leather boots. Mine are a few years old from Stuart Weitzman, who has since become almost known exclusively for his over-the-knee boots. As much as I think those would've looked amazing with this specific pinafore dress, and just all pinafore dresses in general, I actually felt like the height of my boots was almost a twist since over-the-knee boots are so common now. What do you think? And if you have skinny legs like me, do you have recommendations for over-the-knee boots that will stay up? Let me know!