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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nutcracker

A very simple ballerina-inspired outfit I put together to watch the National Ballet of Canada's Nutcracker last December.

This outfit is elegant with a classic silhouette. It's flattering, sweet, very demure. And it's a wonderful option to wear in the winter because of the long sleeves on the dress. This look is perfect for occasions that call for a semi-formal dress code. I've worn it out a few times already and I'm still not sick of it - not sure I will ever be!

As I already mentioned, I took some inspiration from the National Ballet and chose this dress from H&M to be the centerpiece. It's easily one of my favourites because of so many reasons. Firstly, it's the prettiest pale pink colour! It fits amazingly and I think it flatters my body shape really well. I really love how the material has some weight to it so that it stays straight down but is flowy at the same time. I also adore the long sleeves on this and think it just makes it look a bit more classy and conservative. This dress is so versatile - it can be business, casual, semi-formal depending on how you style it. Ready for the cherry on top? It was less that $20. How bargainous!

This outfit to me is the ballerina dream - pink, gold, and a little sparkle! Fun fact: I started formal ballet school as soon as I could walk, but stopped around the age of 13. Totally regretting quitting. Ballet is so graceful and pretty and such a sight, I wish I had continued on with it.

NOW - I'm just going to say what everyone is thinking - why are my legs two shades darker than my face? It was a chilly winter day and unfortunately my old skating tights (which obviously do not match my skin perfectly) were the only skin-coloured tights I had at the moment....I had hoped to go bare-legged but wimped out when I stepped outside. So please no comments about that, I know I should have gotten proper ones! I tried to colour-balance the photos as much as I could but it is still slightly noticeable. If you did not notice it, ignore this! 

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this post, I would love to know your thoughts on it so leave your comments below, and I will see you soon!

Gifted from Korea trench coat | Wilfred scarf | H&M dress | Steve Madden heels | H&M hair accessory | Forever21 bracelet | Tiffany & Co. necklace | DIY earrings | Michael Kors bag | OPI Step Right Up, Pirouette My Whistle



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63 comments:

  1. That dress is so beautiful and I love your little heart hairclip :)

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    1. It's one of my favourites! Thanks Christine, it's actually a bow! :)

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  2. That dress is so slimming and just gorgeous on your figure!

    xx
    http://jemaroons.blogspot.ca

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    1. Aww thank you, Linnie! One of the many reasons I love it! :)

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  4. Awww it's so LOVELYYYY! You completely nailed the look :))

    xo,
    Angel
    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the dress and I also love the accessories! The golden bow and the bracelet gives takes the look to a whole another level :)

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    1. Thank you. I do enjoy the subtleties in an outfit. :)

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  6. the dress is so pretty and I love the bag! favourite thing has to be the trench coat though, gorgeous x

    http://glossytemptations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Rosa. Always so sweet. :)

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  7. This outfit is SOOOOO cute! I cannot fault it! I love EVERYTHING about it! You look beautiful in it. I vote for more OOTD on your blog :)

    http://throwmesomethingbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Nadja! :) I will try to get them posted more often! In the meantime, you can check out all the ones I've posted so far under the "personal style" label on the left sidebar.

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  8. hi! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I LOVE your dress. It's so elegant and looks quite effortless. :)

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  9. The trench coat is so pretty and the outfit definitely does scream out, ballet! I love it :) The nude nails and cute hair bun definitely top off the ballerina look!

    http://reveriebelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment, Karen. :)

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  10. wow i love your outfit here. So classy, just beautiful...just beautiful!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  11. so elegant
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  12. you look really nice!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  13. Everything about your outfit is so beautifully put together, you look stunning and the dress really does suit you well :)

    Rachel @ AMomentInTime.
    xo

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    1. Aww, thank you for such a sweet comment. :)

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  14. You are so, so pretty! I'm new follower and I hope for a follow back :)

    allaboutjoann.blogspot.com

    -JoAnn

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    1. Aww, thanks JoAnn! And thanks for following. I don't do follows for follows but I will definitely check out your blog. :)

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  15. Such a pretty handbag! And I didn't really even notice the color difference of your legs.. So no worries ;-)

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    1. I am finding I much prefer small handbags nowadays so I really love my Michael Kors one. :) Aww, haha that's so sweet of you to say. Thanks! :P

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  16. This looks so great, I love each individual part of it and how everything comes together so romantically! The bag is my favourite though, I'm a sucker for MK.
    Melina, your newest follower:)

    http://stylelastsalifetime.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Melina! :) Thank you so much for supporting by following too!

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  17. jem you look super gorgeous here!!

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  18. This is such a timeless and classy look - really adore it. Looove that bag as well!

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  19. Acabo de conocer tu blog!!! Tienes un blog muy original, personal y fantastico.
    TE SIGO! Me encantaria que tu tambien me siguieses ya que me haria mucha ilusion.
    Besos :)

    http://enjoythelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank goodness for Google translate! Thank you, you are so sweet. :) I will definitely have a look at your blog! :)

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    2. that foirhegiaerhgio comment was epic! XD

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  20. woaaaaah, such a pretty bag :D
    it's classy, elegant and chic, really like it!!! <3

    just be aware it will get dirty with this colour ;D

    xo, Connie

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    1. Hi Connie, thanks! :) I know, I have been taking really good care of it and keeping it clean!

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  21. you look so slim and beautiful, dear!
    kisses

    http://yuliasi.blogspot.com/
    love, Yulia

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    1. Aww, thank you Yulia. You're so sweet! x

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  22. Love it all!
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  23. you have a lovely blog:)

    i have a new post on how to clean your makeup brushes
    what do you think?

    i would also appreciate it if you follow my blog too!
    christie-mariee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :) I will check out your blog!

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  24. amazing outfit!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because I really love your blog!! you have great posts
    kisses pretty
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    1. Thank you, Patricia! :) I'll definitely check out your blog. x

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  25. you have a lovely blog!

    i just posted a new post on cleaning makeup brushes with baby shampoo.
    what do you think?
    i would also appreciate it if you follow my blog too!

    christie-mariee.blogspot.com

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  26. How pretty! I love your dress and jacket, but I especially love all the little details!

    SarahSee. Beauty

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  27. the coat is perfect and you look so beautiful!

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  28. Such a beautifull and elegant outfit!

    My nail polish blog nails-and-more.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the coat and additional pink scarf you have there.. such a beauty.. <3

    margarethink.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks Marcella! :) You're so sweet!

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  30. you do remind me of a ballerina! especially with the high bun. so elegant and beautiful :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. That's what I was going for. ;) Thank you so much! x

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