The Nutcracker Ballet

On December 28th I lived out my dream of seeing The Nutcracker ballet on stage. Getting the opportunity to finally be in a theatre with the ballet being performed only a few feet before me was surreal. As a young girl I fantasized constantly about being Clara, meeting the Nutcracker and getting to dance with him while the Pas de Deux played so effortlessly in the background.  It has taken me twenty four very long years to finally have the opportunity to see my dreams come true. I was and still am absolutely over the moon, to say the very least. 
My outfit was so important to me that night. I wanted to feel as beautiful as the Nutcracker had made me feel so many times before. I know that might come off as incredibly cheesy but my love for The Nutcracker runs very deep. My eyes instantly lit up when I saw this gorgeous peplum dress (originally from Torrid) being sold on the fatsxchange livejournal community. Fortunately it showed up in record breaking speed, in absolutely perfect condition! I’m actually a bit shocked that the seller didn’t want it anymore. This dress is so perfect, the colour is just astounding, and it fits me like a glove. Without a doubt, it has become my favourite dress in my closet. I’m trying very hard to find excuses to wear it again and again! I put on my loveliest pair of flower tights and my go-to pair of heels to pull the entire thing together. It was far too icey to risk wearing any other shoes and knowing how much of a clutz I am, I decided not to risk it. 
Seeing the Nutcracker was such a perfect way to wrap up 2011 and I truly do hope it becomes a tradition in my life. 
Dress – Torrid (via fatxchange)
Pantyhose – Addition Elle
Heels – Payless Shoe Store
Earrings – Aldo
Ring – H&M


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