Category Archives: ballet

tulle for two

10th December 2012

today’s post features twirl worthy tulle for two as waffles joins me in a sparkle statement look.

I pair a tiny bit of tulle with sparkly steps && basic black for girlie glam! 
fun fact: my belt is my mom’s from the eighties!!! she wore it over leotards while jazzercizing! (seriously! i couldn’t make this stuff up! but let’s hope she accessorized with leg warmers && a side pony). i love raiding her old closet for past treasures! that’s probably why i’m a secret hoarder (well not so secret anymore), because i’m afraid my future child may want to wear whatever i get rid of!
This season, try layering a statement necklace over your turtle neck! It can be an easy way to slim you down while adding some unexpected sparkle! I also like to layer my arm parties over long sleeve shirts!
 Oh && before you go, don’t forget the bow…
 turtle neck: j.crew // skirt: h&m // belt: vintags (thanks mom) necklace: j.crew // shoes: kate spade // sunnies: miu miu // earrings: kate spade // bag: kate spade // arm party: j.crew // sequin // kate spade idioms // forever 21 // kate spade // j.crew // necklace: francescas (diy statement pearls) // key chain: j.crew

&&waffles velvet holiday bow-tie is from petsmart. 
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ballerina

1st October 2012

i’ve found my soul mate…
i am now completely smitten with my new sparkly loafers so much so they inspired me to dance my way into todays ballet inspired outfit.

 never underestimate a baby pink — it is always fun to be bold && bring with a neon or shocking pink, but sometimes a pale ballerina pink can still make an outfit statement!
 short girls, here’s a tip — use your hair for height! whenever i wear flats, i like to wear my hair in a high top knot for an extra few inches. in this case, the bun also works with the ballerina theme.
pink dress (worn as a skirt) // cropped sweater: forever 21 // necklace: francescas // handbag: moschino // shoes: kate spade // sunnies: tom ford // earrings: kate spade // arm party: kate spade// j.crew // sequin // kate spade  // pearls // sequin // vintage // sequin Photobucket

tutu .. twenty two

24th August 2012

cue the confetti, it’s time for another hopeless hostess celebratory post! && this post is long over-due, for it reflects my twenty second (tutu) ballet birthday breakfast
the hopeless hostess knows no occasion is too small to celebrate, so of course when her special day comes around she starts the day of right… with a tutu inspired ballet birthday breakfast. she also doesn’t like to break the bank so she whips up a quick pdf invite, and includes it in an email to her ballerina’s to be.

the hopeless hostess knows invitations are only half of the party’s first impression, and the table decor serves as the second. she hangs a few balloons at various heights to create a colorful backdrop and uses pretty pleated tissue paper for tutu trays.
the hopeless hostess lets drinks serve as decor, by choosing colorful options like orange juice, apple juice, cranberry juice and pretty pink champagne!
drinks are just the beginning, the real stars of the table are the fabulous food, the hopeless hostess uses fun sized food for a fancy feel. she picks up small pastries, donuts and cinnamon rolls from the store, serves strawberries and raspberries with cool whip for dipping and whips up ity bitty pretty pancakes (just like normal pancakes, but use 1/3 the amount of batter, if you are a perfectionist planner, use a cookie cutter for perfect circles. pile on three, secure with a toothpick and garnish with raspberries, before serving with syrup, butter & jams).
and the hopeless hostess attends her extravagant events in style, wearing ballet-esque birthday attire with a little bit of sparkle!
i hope you enjoyed my second hopeless hostess post, be sure to check out all of my party planning posts. until next time, stay fabulous!
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