Thursday, July 3, 2014

On the Sneak.

The other day, Whitney commented on how I've been rocking the Converse lately. You know what? She's absolutely right, and I'll be honest. Wearing the juice out of these shoes never fell into the realm of "intentional," despite how intentional most of my wardrobe is. What has been my primary intention? Comfort. You know what's comfortable? Tennis shoes. As evidenced by the photographs below, I own two colors of Converse: white and gray. Though, I hesitate to say those are "colors." You know what I mean. Let's not underestimate the power of the sneaker. It would appear that, at least subconsciously, I have not.

On Tuesday, my friend and I visited the Newseum in D.C. for the first time. WOW, guys. If you're ever in the area (hit me up!), check out the Newseum. It is absolutely worth the $23 admission fee. The Newseum is six floors, and you soon realize why the $23 actually pays for a two-day pass. It is nearly impossible to visit the museum in its entirety within one day. So, what is it? Essentially, it's journalism meets history. The exhibits illustrate the media's impact on different global (Berlin Wall) and national events (Pulitzer Prize winning photographs).

We made it through about three or four of the floors. We saw part of the actual Berlin Wall and one of the Death Towers. They talk about how instrumental America was in disseminating news in West Berlin. They have a photograph exhibit. The first part is comprised of themed, captioned photographs (ex: terrorism) and the best photographs of the year. The next part is this curved wall that features the Pulitzer Prize winning photographs of every year up to 2011. We loved the Anchorman exhibit (yes, the movie). They have outfits that the characters wore, props, video clips, and even the news set where you can sit in the news chair and get your picture taken. Next to that, they have booths where you can play interactive games on the computer. They have several stations set up where you stand in front of a green screen after choosing what you'd like to "report" on (ex: the weather). You grab the microphone and read from the teleprompter. There was this dad there with his family, and we were all belly laughing at him. Preeeetty sure he's related to Steve Carrell.

They have a cool gift shop with a variety of magnets, shirts, pencils, books, etc. You know, the typical museum fanfare. My favorite "exhibit" was a line of large portraits of the presidents with their dogs. They have blurbs about the dogs. There are a lot of famous spaniels from the White House. Might just be the most popular breed. Good ol' Lincoln had a mutt; that's my kind of dude. Across from those portraits was a small exhibit featuring political cartoons; I took pictures of a few of them because I want to use them in my classroom. What nerd thinks about how to use stuff in her classroom when she visits a place for fun? Yeah, I do.

The Newseum features a lot more exhibits, but those are just a few. Honestly, it's worth the money. Again, if you're ever visiting D.C., make it a point to visit the Newseum.

And now it's time for our next segment: pictures of me wearing clothes. (What kind of website did you think this was?)

Both pairs of Converse are from DSW :)


  1. I've heard that the Newseum is great. The problem is that there is SO much to do in D.C. (okay, not really a problem.) I've been there several times for day trips but it just feels impossible to get it all in! You've been rocking those converse! I didn't think they looked right on me with dresses, but I have already been thinking about giving them another try with certain skirts. Now you've convinced me!

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  3. I am totally obsessed with sneakers this summer! They are so comfortable and I love that people are wearing them with shorts and skirts!

  4. I don't own any converse shoes, I love the different ways you wear them though.

  5. I have one pair of Target converse, but don't wear them that often. You've definitely inspired me to pull them out because you're rocking them! That also sounds like a really cool museum. Hubby and I really want to see DC sometime and now I have another thing to add to my list to see :)

  6. Yay! Thanks for the shout-out! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Newseum AND that you put all of these looks together in one post :) I think the top right outfit is my fave.

  7. That news museum sounds awesome! I'll definitely have to check that out if I'm in the area. Arkansas is pretty close right?

    I'm loving your Converse outfits. They're giving me great outfit ideas for mine.

  8. I feel like such a wannabe when I wear my Converse. You rock them so well. I'm hoping to make a trip to DC sometime in the future (maybe in the spring?)-- my bff from college is having a baby in September, and I want to make a trip out of it. Hopefully the Newseum will make it in the trip!

  9. I REALLY want to visit DC (we've discussed this...), and the Newseum sounds like it is the perfect place for me: a little bit of smart/historical stuff, an exhibit about Anchorman, and an exhibit for presidents and their dogs?! That has "Brynn" written all over it!! I, too, love the sneakers look these days. I've worn my sparkly silver Converse with dresses a lot this summer, and I have a few other sneakers that I've been wearing with skirts, dresses, and shorts lately - such a great way to stay comfortable!


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