Sunday, December 22, 2013

nutcracker night

We attended The Nutcracker the other night at the New York Ballet. I was really excited to see the 'original' that set the standard for how it's performed throughout the country today (50's on at least). It was a pretty magical evening- I've always loved the music to the ballet, and we used to go every Christmas with my grandma when I was younger.

I wore one of my very favourite dresses- this green velvet number. I'm missing it already. The last time I packed it on a trip it left permanent weird marks and lines all over the dress from being folded in a suitcase, so I decided to let it have its christmas glory while I was still in New York, and then left it safely in my closet when we took off for Utah. Velvet is so lovely, but so finicky and difficult to take care of. This dress is always getting weird new marks on it where the velvet doesn't stand or lay where it's supposed to anymore. I sure love how the deep green looks with gold accents though, so I'll keep wearing it 'till it's unwearable- it's a great holiday dress.

headband: vintage
dress:/shoes thrifted/vintage
cardigan: j crew ( saaaale)
tights: asos


  1. I'm SO jealous that you saw The Nutcracker performed by the NYC Ballet-- what a wonderful experience. Now that I'm living in New York I'd love to start splurging on wonderful performances and concerts! I hope you had an amazing time.

    Xo, Hannah

  2. i love ur hair

  3. Heads up in case you didn't realize: you're using Flickr's embed feature instead of HTML, which means that the pictures can't be added to Pinterest directly from your page. I don't know how substantially Pinterest adds to your traffic, but it's something to be aware of.

    That said, you look lovely!

    1. thanks! flickr has completely changed everything and I didn't realize all the side effects that going through my routine steps now manifest...oh dear...

  4. You look so beautiful! I love these colors together, this is the perfect Christmas outfit.


  5. I love the dark green with the gold and it suits your colouring so well. As you say a really festive outfit but in a subtle way.
    Kate xx

  6. I love how simultaneously subdued and fancy this is.

  7. what a fun christmas event also, your outfit is BOMB.

  8. love your vintage headband!!!

    following you now, follow me back maybe?

  9. This green velvet dress is absolutely perfect for this time of the year. I love how you styled it with those absolutely awesome gold tights. Your headband is super pretty too. I would wear this outfit in an instant!
    I hope you have a merry Christmas!