Earrings: Estasi (Brasília)
Sweater, tank, wrap skirt, leggings: lululemon athletica
Heels: Jump, from Town Shoes
Day 3 of Hallowe’en Costume Week: Ballerina.
I’d originally styled this outfit with a pair of fuzzy leg warmers and flats, but the idea behind my Costume Inspired week is to take inspiration from Hallowe’en costumes, not wear one. The leg warmers and flats made the look a bit too literal. Then, I realized my funky Jump heels had a bit of a leg warmer feel, and the round toe was evocative of a pair of ballet slippers. Also, they worked much better with the purple dance sweater from lululemon.
During my first year at lululemon athletica, I took a beginner ballet for adults class. I learned that even though my parents didn’t put me in ballet as a child, I didn’t miss out. I love going to the ballet, and I love taking different kinds of dance classes for fun (hip hop, anyone?), but ballet just isn’t for me. I mean, my turn out is terrible, and I just don’t have good feet. And despite having, perhaps, the requisite strength, there is absolutely nothing about me that is delicate, except for maybe some pieces of jewelry.
I come from Irish blood, and the women in my family are built to birth, work had, and carry multiple children at once. I think that about me.
All that being said, I still like to dress up like a ballerina sometimes, and I promise you this isn’t the first time I’ve done it.
Can I take one second to mention that it is incredibly unfair that you can still see the tan lines on my back from my first run in Brazil back in May? Seriously, skin? I mean, SERIOUSLY? Sigh.
Not only is this my Day 3 Hallowe’en Costume Week Ballerina Outfit, but it is also my Civic Pride Voting Day Outfit. Huzzah for voting!