07 April 2011

To Pretend

I'm obsessed with tutus. There, I said it.  
Blame it on the fact that I grew up in a dance studio...
But I think a tutu is about the most beautiful piece of clothing a woman could ever wear.
Recently I've been trying on the trendy tutu-skirts like mad. Unfortunately, when I look in the mirror I always discover a 30 something woman who looks like she's playing dress up. It's pitiful.

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So you can imagine how excited I was to open my birthday gift from Lisa and find this skirt inside!
In my mind, it is the perfect example of a grown up tutu.

Tutu Elegant

The red and white stripes make it look almost ballet pink.


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It has several layers of twirl inducing material.

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It's ultra feminine and the epitome of lady-like.

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And it doesn't make me look like I'm playing dress up.

Tutu Elegant
White Top (Gap); Tutu-esque Skirt (Gifted)
Red Heels (Payless); Faux Python Belt (Charlotte Russe)
Pink Ring ("Junk" Sale); Pink Necklace (Express)

Even though, in my mind, I am.

Have you included any pieces of clothing in your wardrobe that are reminiscent of the "dress up" clothes of your youth?



25 comments:

Angela Noelle said...

Oh, you look so beautiful! I am in *love* with that skirt. I always loved dresses that "twirled" when I was little, and I still get excited when I put on a twirly dress :)

Jessi said...

I love all of your skinny belts! And I really like that picture of your ring. It's very artsy.. and yes, tutus are the best!!!

Kinsey said...

You're exactly right. The perfect grown up tutu. What do you think about the tutu from the opening of SATC?

Bella said...

Oh my goodness, move over girlish tutus and make room for Molly in her beautiful "tutu-esque" skirt! I absolutely love this look on you! Madame, you look stunning! And seriously, that ring from a "junk" sale? Why can't I ever find junk like theat in any kind of sale I frequent? This is one of my favorite outfits, Molly. Hello Spring! (It seems to say!) :)

E said...

That skirt is gorgeous!!! What a great birthday present.

Elaine said...

Love it!! That skirt is gorgeous! Lucky girl.

Krystal said...

aww it really is so so pretty!!!

Sweet Laundry said...

Lisa has great gift giving skills. All Lisa's do ;) This skirt is so lady like, you don't look like you're playing dress up at all. And these shoes are AMAZING! I've got to get my butt over to Payless pronto!

lifeinlimits said...

what a sweet birthday gift! i looks great on you and i love the stripes with that belt! :) have fun playing dress up (but you don't *look* like you're playing dress up!). :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

you look darling in this outfit. I too love tutus, they are simply dreamy. Give me a twirl worthy skirt and I am a happy camper

SIENA.STYLE said...

amazing outfit!

Jamie said...

This is a perfect grown-up version of a tutu. And the red and white micro-stripes really do come off as ballet pink. So lovely!

I'm always a tad conflicted about statement necklaces, especially those made of lucite or some other type of plastic. many of them are adorable, but I'm just not certain if I can still pull them off at 25...

Josie said...

I LOVE your tutu-inspired skirt! So sweet and pretty for spring, Molly.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyel.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

BEAUTIFUL skirt. I love it!!

Annnnd, do you like Degas paintings?

dotty said...

i agree! it's very tutu-like, but also sophisticated!

lisa c said...

that skirt was made for those shoes! love it!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

You look gorgeous. I think that skirt is completely perfect. I already feel I can't do tutus, but I'm in the market for something like that!

Pixie in Pumps said...

ohhh that skirt is so pretty!

Olivia said...

I love the old-fashioned, full-skirted long dress. My mom made me one (complete with gold brocade lining around the scooped neckline and sleeves for Madrigals at Covenant. I keep putting it on for church, but haven't quite gotten up the nerve to actually wear it. : )

Rose said...

Beautiful! I love that its actually stripes, for some reason that just strikes me as being so fresh...

The vast majority of my wardrobe is reminiscent of the dress up clothes of my youth. :) I think my next outfit post will be tutu inspired!

Cait said...

I am in love with tutus as well and I think your "grown-up" version looks gorgeous!

http://fashioncuriouscait.blogspot.com

Monica Whitney said...

Oh, I am so jealous of that beautiful skirt. And i love your blog! So glad I found it!

http://asktheduplex.blogspot.com/

katie said...

that is a lovely, lovely skirt. perfect for the has-t-act-grown-up lady who still wants to dance like a girl. =)

Rachael said...

Omigosh! That skirt is darling, just like you! It looks totally awesome from a distance and then BAM, you get up close and there's a whole 'nother world of cute in the details. Are you wearing this 2 or 3 times a week? I sure hope so.

Danielle said...

You look so elegant & lovely in this outfit. I love all of the details, and those shoes, wow!