Attending Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Exhibition

2nd January

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibit in DallasLiliya's ootd for the Sistine Chapel exhibit

This year I spent the holidays in Dallas. When I go to see my parents there, I like to dedicate some time to cultural events. This time my mom suggested I see the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel exhibit. What a great idea! The exhibition features a unique, life-sized reproduction of one of the word’s most magnificent masterpieces of art – and you can see it close up!

This “new perspective” of a 500-year-old monumental Renaissance masterpiece has been on display in Dallas since September 30th. But since it ends January 8, I took advantage of my only chance to see it. Interestingly, my mom saw it in October with girlfriends who had all been to the Sistine Chapel in Italy. And they were still curious and excited to view this reproduction up close. For me, since I’ve never been to Italy (it’s on my bucket list of the next 3 countries I have to visit ASAP), it was even more thrilling.

Liliya's ootd for Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibitMichelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibit in Dallas


As for my outfit, I’ll preface my description with Dallas weather. Winter here can be tricky. One day it will be around 75-80 and the next, it’ll drop down to the low 50s. Fortunately, the sun is always shining here.

Liliya's ootd for the Sistine Chapel exhibit in Dallas

So, this day wasn’t too cold, but a bit chilly. I chose this almost tapestry-like skirt. I guess I subconsciously decided that it was the appropriate attire for an historical/cultural event. Then I combined it with one of my all-time favorites: this snuggly, warm wool sweater by Theory. It’s a little oversized but perfect for the weather today.

And of course, I’m wearing my All Saints boots. I have an inside joke that when I have no idea of which shoes to wear, I go with All Saints boots. That’s because I have two pairs, and they literally work with everything! Well, I guess you could say that mostly about my original, lower-heeled pair. (You might remember them from outfit posts like this one.) These, however, are also winners!Close up of Liliya's skirtLiliya's ootd for the Sistine Chapel exhibit, Dallas

Theory sweater / Essential Antwerp skirt / All Saints boots


After enjoying the exhibit, I went back to this really cool bar one of my Dallas friends showed me on a previous trip: Bowen House. I love it! It’s basically a vintage-style cocktail bar located in a Victorian house. And they serve craft cocktails. Yum! Luckily, I made it there right at happy hour! Cheers!

Liliya at Bowen House

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12 responses to “Attending Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Exhibition”

  1. Caitlin says:

    So jealous you went to that exhibit – looks amazing!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  2. Annette says:

    Weather seems a lot like LA, unpredictable! Looks like a great exhibit! Happy New Years 🙂

  3. Ashley says:

    What a cool exhibit- and you looked perfect! Love the embellished skirt with those booties!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Sharon Wu says:

    Your skin is flawless babe! This exhibit looks amazing too 🙂 xo, sharon

    • Liliya says:

      Thank you for such a lovely compliment, Sharon. It’s a great exhibit, and it moves around – in L.A. next. Hope you can see it too some time! xo

  5. Gabrielle says:

    What a lovely recommendation from your mum – this looks like a day very well spent! I really hope you find yourself walking through some Italian streets in the near future 🙂 You look beautiful (as always!) by the way, I love the ankle boots!!

  6. ilijacfashion says:

    Fantastic post.I like your photos! 🙂

    new post


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