Dance Recital and Post Party

If you follow me on Twitter you may know that I lost a rather large number of my outfit pictures. To make up for that loss, I am going to show off a few of my dance students, and pictures of our recital. Minimal narration to follow.

“Welcome to the Tea Party”

“Thy Word”

Glittery pointe shoes and neon tutus!

“Bittersweet Symphony”

“Softly”

Staff Dance

Before the show

You should of seen him carry eight open umbrellas off stage. He was a great stage hand.

It was a wonderful show, and I’m honored to be apart of such an amazing studio.

Let Them Pick

This entire post is brought to you by my family. My husband picked out my outfit, and Lyla picked out the poses we did for the pictures. How do you think they did?

This is what I wore out to celebrate my last day of working during the day with the husband. That night was also known as our last date night in a VERY LONG TIME! We went to see X-Men: First Class, and I must say I was very happy with it. My comic book, geek husband says they strayed from the story line a bit, but did a good job setting up for the movies that have already been made. For someone like me, who just likes the movies, it was a great movie. Have you seen this X-Men yet? If so, what did you think?

The Scoop

Top-Target, Jeans- William Rast for Target, Shoes-Steve Madden

When asked what to do next

What They Wore Wednesday: Wedding Guests

This week’s What They Wore post is about wedding attire. I was planning on attending a wedding this weekend, and just after buying my outfit it was canceled. I debated about if I should return it or not. After talking to a few people on Twitter, I decided I would keep it. I also got an idea to ask others for their wedding attire pictures. There are so many different options depending on what the dress code is.
First up is Sugar and Spice, and what she wore for her sister’s wedding. I love the peacock headband, and the fringe bag. 16.7.10: my sister's wedding

Next up is Franca of Apples and Oranges in a delightful red and white polka dot dress from Vivien of Holloway.

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Jenni of Pixie and Pumps wore this cute, ruffled, pink number to her best friend’s wedding. She looks so pretty!

Do you have a go to wedding outfit? Are there any weddings on your schedule coming up? If so, what do you plan on wearing?

Everybody, Everywear: Lace and Oxfords

This month for Everybody, Everywear bloggers everywhere are wearing lace. After the voting ended, an lace was announced the winner I automatically started thinking about what lace items I had in my closet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any lace or lace accented pieces. I guess I did have a camisole or two that have a small amount of lace trim on the neckline. In my opinion that didn’t actually count. I didn’t even have any cute lace wrapped accessories. What I did have is a lace nightie. Insert giggles, snickers, or blushing. I immediately began brainstorming on ways I could make it appropriate to wear out.I lucked out and had a nice, cool day last week. I’m talking thunderstorms the night before and only reaching 65. I was ecstatic! That meant I could layer a bandeau under and a cardigan on top. That meant I could be completely covered, yet still show off my lace.

I took advantage of the beautiful weather, and my free time by going to the park and taking pictures on the bike path. I’ve taken pictures outside before, but it isn’t nearly as nerve wracking when your husband is taking your pictures. This was my first go around with outdoor self-portraiture. I lucked out and nobody went by on the path. I just had to deal with a construction worker gawking at me from the parking lot. I hope to do this more often, now that I am home with Lyla during the day. I guess I should start reading up on Hello Monkey Face’s Self-Caught Feature. I didn’t have any issues with other passer-bys until I moved up to take accessory shots.The Scoop

Nightgown-gift, Cardigan-Walmart, Belt-NY and Co, Jeans-William Rast  for Target, Shoes-Payless

How do you deal with curious onlookers? Any outdoor self-portraiture tips?

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

Maxed Out Flowers

I bought this as a maxi dress to wear to a wedding two summers ago. Let’s just say after having Lyla, and now especially being pregnant with the little guy, the top part just doesn’t fit right anymore. However, I loved the print and maxi dresses and skirts are still in style. I took my scissors and chopped off the top I’ve worn it before with a shirt tucked in and belted. That way works much better, but is way too uncomfortable for me at the moment. Thankfully, the bump is big enough that my Bella Band was all I needed to keep it up for the most part.

The Scoop

Shirt-NY and Co., Skirt-Forever21, Shoes-Steve Madden

Polished Picks: Mod-ern Gal

There is not a better way to relax than to get a manicure or pedicure. I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with nail polish. I recently went through all of my polishes, and entered them into a Google Docs spreadsheet. I realized there are a lot of them that I haven’t worn in a long time. I decided to challenge myself to wear each and everyone of them. I’m also documenting my opinion of them on the spreadsheet. I thought it might be kind of fun to share that with you too.

This week I’m sharing pictures of OPI’s Mod-ern Gal. Well, at least I’m pretty sure that is the name. I’m missing part of the sticker, so I did a comparison on OPI’s website. This is the closest match I could find. It is a bright orange, that screams summer. As with most OPI lacquers I liked how easy it was to put on. Two coats and done for a bold, opaque shot of orange.Again, these are cell phone pics. I think I only have one or two more weeks worth before I make it to my pics with my regular camera.Do you/would you wear bright orange polish?