Dress: Trove Vintage Boutique
Necklace: c/o Ali Oesch
Hi guys! Can you believe Christmas is less than 10 days away? It's totally blowing my mind. If you're wondering, no, I have not finished making all my presents yet, but I sure am trying!
Between overtime at work, blogging, and making my Christmas presents, there hasn't been a ton of time for me to partake in non-crafty Christmas activities, but yesterday my family and I got all gussied up and took in the matinee performance of The Nutcracker!
Seeing The Nutcracker is, hands down, one of my favorite holiday activities. Getting all dressed up and heading to the ballet is so much fun. There's always lots of amazing outfit-watching to do, and let me tell you, the old ladies and the little kids totally kill it, fashion wise! On top of that, the gorgeous sets and costumes, the amazing dancers, and the joy of the audience makes it such a special activity.
By the way, when I say gorgeous sets and costumes, I should mention that the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of The Nutcracker features sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak. The whimsical set and costumes really make you feel as though you are watching a moving storybook, and you can't help but get completely drawn in.
This year, I got myself all gussied up in my current favorite fancy dress, a 1960s gold and black brocade beauty that I picked up at Trove Vintage Boutique a few months back. The day I found this dress I was more thrilled than I could possibly tell you! I've been dreaming of owning a 1960s brocade dress for year now, and was elated to find this amazing black and gold number in my size at one of my favorite vintage shops. This dress makes me feel like a million bucks, so I loved getting all dressed up in it for a lovely afternoon at the ballet.
Going to the ballet has totally gotten me into the Christmas spirit! This week at work is going to be totally nuts, but I'm already starting to get giddy about the upcoming holiday.
Have you done anything fun recently that's really gotten you into the holiday spirit?
Til next time!
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