Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekly Wardrobe- An Outfit For the Ballet


Cardigan: H&M/Similar
Necklace: c/o Ali Oesch
Tights: Nordstrom
Shoes: Report/Similar

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!

-Becca
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48 comments:

  1. This dress is magical!... much like the number of days until christmas. How the heck did this happen, anyway?

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! I know, right??? How is it almost Christmas? I gotta get hopping on my gifts!

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  2. MAURICE SENDAK?!?! You lucky ducks. That's so neat that you went with your family. You prove that mustard yellow and gold surprisingly go together! Very cute.

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    1. It's pretty amazing! If you get a chance I would highly recommend a google image search of PNB The Nutcracker. You can get a decent glimpse at the amazing sets and costumes. Also, thank you very much!

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  3. Daaaaang girl! Lookin' good! That dress is ah-ma-zing! Also, I looove your hair like that! So full!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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    1. Golly, thank you! If it were up to me, I'd have big hair all the time. Unfortunately, that look only lasted through the photo taking and went flat almost immediately after. Oh, how I long for big hair... Dolly Parton big, even!

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  4. Wow, Becca, stunning! I have almost the same vintage dress--it's gold with green flowers! Love the bits of yellow in the styling. :)

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    1. Thank you! Your dress sounds amazing! You should do an outfit post just for kicks some day so you can share it!

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  5. wow! you look gorgeous! that outfit is sweet!

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  6. oh. my. goodness. this is my favorite thing you've ever worn. you look so incredibly beautiful! you already know my affinity for vintage holiday frocks, and this one takes the cake.

    i need those tights like i need air or water.

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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    1. !!! Thank you so much, Nicole! Girl, pick up a pair! They're like 10 bucks!

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  7. Going to the ballet is one of my absolute favourite things to do! I haven't been to the Nutcracker in years but it's such a good one. And your dress is fabulous. So elegant and lovely.

    -Jenni
    www.bottomleycottage.blogspot.ca

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    1. Isn't it wonderful? I love the ballet. Also, thank you so much!

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  8. I love this dress and it fits you perfectly. I'm part of a gospel choir and we've had our Christmas concert last weekend which was lovely and festive
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! That does sound festive. I hope it really got you in the holiday spirit!

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  9. Wowza, your hair looks incredible! I don't know how different it's styled than normal, but it seriously looks amazing. I suppose it doesn't hurt that this dress is lovely and looks gorgeous on you as well! Hope you're doing well, Becca, and having a wonderful holiday season! :)

    www.room-334.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Elana! I wish I could get it to look like that for more than about 5 minutes. It was totally flat again by the time I got inside. :( I hope you're doing well, too! Enjoy your time off from school and have a wonderful holiday season!

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  10. So gorgeous!! Love that dress!! I've always wanted to see the Nutcracker! One day!
    ~Sara

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do get to see it someday. It's perfectly lovely!

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  11. I really would love to go to the ballet. It must be a wonderful experience.
    You already look so festive here! Love the outfit and the yellow detailing. Your yellow pumps are adorable!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thanks, Sofie! I love bright yellow- I need to wear more of it in the winter! I hope you can make it to the ballet someday. It's really lovely!

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  12. You MUST wear your hair down more often! Love this!

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    1. Thanks, lady! I go through phases with my hair and I'm totally in a hair down phase at the moment!

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  13. You look GORGEOUS! This dress is so perfect on you and how on earth do you get your hair to look so perfect?? Lovely outfit perfect for the ballet!

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    1. Thank you so much! Perfect hair? What a compliment!!! I pretty much just wrapped pieces around my curling iron and then hair sprayed the crap out of it. About 10 minutes later it was back to being flat as ever. I wish I could get my hair to actually stay styled like this!

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  14. Yellow and gold is such a pretty combo! I love the polka dot tights too!

    xo
    www.style-wire.com

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  15. ow ow don't you look gorgeous!! That 1960's dress is a total stunner and definitely ballet appropriate :) And can you believe I've never seen the Nutcracker live?! One day I'll get my act together, one day.... ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thank you so much, Marlen! I hope you can see it someday! It's pretty magical!

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  16. What a beautiful outfit! I love the pops of yellow ^___^ The only thing I've done to get ready for Christmas is procrastinate on finishing everyone's gifts! ~___^

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    1. Thank you! Yea, I've been doing the same thing, gift wise. I gotta kick it into high gear!

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  17. Wow! I love the ensemble. :) I almost didn't notice there was a brick wall behind you! Haha!
    What gets me in the holiday spirit? Hanging up the stockings and baking Christmas themed treats are some examples of things that do it for me. I think that Christmas movies also contribute to the spirit greatly! It's interesting how popular culture is so intertwined with how we celebrate the holidays. Why wouldn't it be? :)

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    1. Thank you! Ah, those are some great things to get you in the Christmas spirit! I drove around looking at Christmas lights last night and it was the best!

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  18. You look amazing in this dress! I love it!

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  19. I love yellow, and those shoes are adorable with your tights!!

    Isabelle @ Head Red + Blondi

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  20. Since I was a very little girl and first began dancing, I've always loved performing in the Nutcracker and seeing it be performed. Now that I've moved to New York I reallllllyyyy want to splurge on a ticket to see it performed by the NYC Ballet... maybe someday! I hope you enjoyed it!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Aw, I love that! I hope you can see it in NYC someday! Or out here in Seattle! Our production is stunning!

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  21. Dude. I can't quit those tights! Awesome. Nostalgia city!

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