Ballerina Belle


This outfit, y'all. It's a new favorite for sure. I think I've already worn it three times in the past week (yikes!) and (spoiler alert!) I'm 90% sure I'll be wearing it to a little blogger get-together tonight over at the Stone Fox. About 2 dozen fellow Nashville ladies have been planning on getting together for cocktails + a few bites... that day is today! I'm already friends with about half of the group but I'm excited to meet loads of new gals. Hopefully a hefty portion of them are able to make it! It's weird to think about blogging on a smaller/local scale. We each sign onto these platforms, write + share things about our lives, and we reach thousands of people worldwide. Someone in Japan is probably reading this right now... and it's perfectly possible that someone two doors down from me could be reading the same blog post. I don't know, that's just so crazy to me! It'll be nice to bond with other people who "get it". The outfit posts, the post planning, etc. It's not like blogging is exactly rocket science, but it's fun to connect over!



Anyway, back to the outfit. I wouldn't normally post so many of the exact same photos/poses/compositions, but I'm my own worst edit. This dress is the one I wore for my college graduation back in the day. (Check it - same belt + purse! And no lower-body tattoos! haha) This dress is one of my all time favorites. The color and fabric choices are just so so perfect. A dream in a dress! I had only worn it once since graduation, so I pulled it out of my closet when I found this velvet corduroy jacket. I thought they'd match perfectly. I picked up this jacket at Goodwill last year for about 50 cents. It was a Goodwill Outlet grab and I can't tell you how many times I washed it. (I don't even like going into that place without gloves. I've found some icky stuff in those bins!) Even still, I couldn't leave without it. Two quarters very well spent in my opinion! I decided to wear a hair pin as a brooch and then I slipped on my Blowfish Lasso booties. These boots are seriously so so good!  I'm a fan haha Enid decided she wanted to play model, too. She loves to wrap herself up in my legs any time I'm out in the yard and I didn't have the heart to nix her. I can't be picky with her affection! I've gotta soak it in and enjoy it when she decides to show it. That's a typical cat, yeah?



Excuse my crazy hair-helmet that I've got going on in some of these pictures. I've been too lazy to curl my hair this past week so I'm just relying on the subtle curl (read: unbrushed mess) my hair tends to accumulate while sleeping. Some days I teeter a little too far over into "disheveled" territory. I think I'm still trying to test those boundaries and see what I can get away with. Hope your Tuesday is awesome!

Marshalls dress
Thrifted blazer
Thrifted belt
Honeybean hair piece/brooch
Hey! Caddywhompus necklace
Galaxy ring gifted from Moorea Seal

33 comments:

  1. I love this outfit, such a pretty pairing of the dress and jacket. Have fun at the blogger meetup!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  2. Nashville?! Sooo close to me! I'm hoping to plan a blog meetup in Knoxville here shortly (there are roughly six of us) and then hopefully one day we can take it all the way to Nashville and have one big blate!!

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  3. Love love love the blazer! The whole outfit is rad, actually ;)

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  4. I love this color combo, and that blazer is amazing! I so wish I could pull off wearing blazers! You look lovely as always :)

    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com
    xx Ashleigh

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  5. I looked at the post for your graduation and I must admit, you definitely took your time with the little details for every outfit. That'd be awesome to bring back because you have the cutest wardrobe!

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  6. What a sweet outfit! I love the dark wine coloured blazer, I think it properly makes this feel like an autumn outfit. Besides, the deep bold colour looks really lovely with your hair and near your face.
    I think that Enid adds something very special to these photos, haha! Who doesn't like a photobombing kitty?

    --Erin
    Predictions for the Past

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  7. I'm so excited for our big meet-up tonight! It was fun watching all the names get added to the list... I kept thinking, "HELL, how many bloggers are there in Nashville?!" hahaha!!

    Also, I love Enid. She has the most awesome fluffy butt haha :)

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  8. Love that outfit! That is one of my all time favorite color combinations!

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  9. I love this outfit, the blazer and dress look so good together :)

    Beautiful Dreams

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  10. I love this outfit on you. The dress is beautiful but the blazer makes it fall appropriate. It's lovely! I think having a local blogger meet up would be a lot of fun. What a great way to find new blogs and even new friends!

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  11. Love this outfit! The dress is very pretty and I also love the blazer. Have fun at the blogger meet up!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  12. Gorgeous outfit! Your hair looks so good! Kisses

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  13. I adore corduroy blazers!! Don't know what it is about them-- particularly the sort that were popular in the late 70's early 80's, with the feminine cut & puffed sleeves-- just too sweet!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ugh, what can you not pull off?! This outfit is wonderful!

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  15. This outfit is too cute! The colours are perfect together, and the textures too! Eeek <3

    www.little-beast.blogspot.com

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  16. I would wear this outfit all the time too! I love the different textures together. The colors are so pretty too. The blazer is a great fall burgundy and the dress is a nice soft dainty pink. Beautiful, beautiful outfit!

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  17. I like the combo pink+dark red, the blazer is perfect
    you look chic

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  18. I love this outfit, that blazer is gorgeous. Such a great mix of colours. I've had so many lazy hair days lately, but I tend to look more like I didn't know how to put dreadlocks in than curly messy like this. Love these colours on you xo

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  19. Two dozen bloggers? I would be scared shitless! Anyway, now that I've shown how shy I am, I just wanna say that this is a fabulous outfit, and that was a GREAT find on the blazer. Have a fun night :)

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  20. This outfit is cute and professional! Love it :)

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  21. I love the color of the dress!

    http://owleyevintage.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/OwlEyeVintage

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  22. You look so gorgeous! That dress seriously is the best! I love the shape of it!

    I love meeting people who "get" blogging. I remember a few months ago when I said something at work about being tired, and - long story short - someone said that I should have gone to bed without doing my blog stuff. I was just like "but, I can't!" Lol. I don't think anyone else really gets it. ;)

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  23. How fun to get to meet more bloggers in person!

    I agree the above comments- very cute yet professional looking.

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  24. So, so pretty, your colour combination!
    -Kati

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  25. THAT JACKET! omg- love it.
    -Cortney

    http://www.cosmeticsbycortney.com

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  26. You hair looks so lovely! I was thinking it all the way through and then was so surprised that you apologised for it at the end! I love the curls and how good you manage to make really long hair look. Mine is ridiculously long at the moment and gets tangled in about 5 minutes. I wish I could get it look all sleek and shaped like that.

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  27. Enid is TOO PRECIOUS! Possibly because I live in a university dorm and am starved for animal contact. Gah, love the dress too. :)

    -Lindsey

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  28. You look fantastic!! All the pieces work great together :) You have a gift!

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  29. I'm glad you decided to get that blazer because it's wonderful! I love that color so much and it's really pretty with the light pink dress.

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  30. I'm in Japan and I'm reading this!haha!!

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  31. Love this color combo! Super flattering on you :)

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  32. Love this color combo! Super flattering on you :)

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB