Ballerina

I have many dreams.
And one of them was to be a ballerina.
I remember owning musical boxes that opened up to reveal little ballerinas twirling
and how content I would be to while away my time staring at them.
The little tutu skirt represents the desire I had as a child
to be as graceful, lithe and nimble as a ballerina dancer.
Sadly I never had the chance to be one.
But that would not keep me from wearing a tutu skirt

I finally managed to watch Mermaids in one sitting last night.
Over the years I have caught bits and pieces of it when it airs on cable but finally saw the entire movie yesterday. And I'm reminded of how great an actress Winona Ryder is, growing up I used to adore her movies during her Johnny Depp era. Oh, and Christina Ricci was hilarious! What a fantastic debut, she really stole the show in every scene she appeared, I laughed the hardest at the pumpkin scene! And of course, who can help but fall in love with the theme, 'The Shoop Shoop song (It's in his kiss)'! The ending scene where they all danced to 'If you wanna be happy' was just about the most perfect thing I've ever seen.
By the end of the movie, I was happily dancing along too:)

75 comments:

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I love ballerina-inspired clothes! I had some pink ballet shoes recently and I wore them until they fell apart. You look so pretty and your outfit is so lovely!

xoxo
Rachel

Velo said...

i love this sweet style =D
pretty cute

Elise said...

I'm wondering why you never got the chance ? You could take adult lessons now.... I have loads of ballet news over on my site which I hope you are enjoying ! Loved your post and the pictures - great outfit !

love, S said...

I love your outfit! You and I have that in common... always wanting to be a ballerina... :) I posted about dancing too! Hehehe <3 You've been missed, Sher!

Valencia Lia said...

Sher !

You look like a beautiful ballerina indeed. Ohhhh,is that top/dress from Topshop ? heeee and the tutu skirt is stunning with everything.

I love and miss dancing ballet so much.The gracefulness of it I love it all.
Ohhh,I've not watched the Mermaid movie before.Is it really good?

I saw on Maria's(lululetty) blog that your boyfriend got you the heart tights already! Yeahhhhh,so happy for you. Guess you won't need me to get you another pair? As you've gotten yours,must be so exciting that your boyfriend is returning and also with beloved goodies.

<333333

Miss Woody said...

very Brigitte Bardot !

Reverie said...

I adore your outfit, you look stunning in it my dear x

PinkBow said...

the tutu is gorgeous, i really like the top too!

muchlove said...

cute outfit, I especially love your top.
I think I've only seen bits and pieces of that movie myself, but I do remember loving The Shoop Shoop song!

Farah said...

Welcome back love!

Eek I was just lusting after a salmon pink tutu today as well! but nothing came out of it. boo~

Love the nail colour by the way!

xoxo

Indy said...

Your skirt is precious! And you look fab in it! I love how you paired it with that leotard-looking top!

You're right...even though you aren't a professional ballerina that doesn't mean you can't wear a tutu or dance your heart out!

cat said...

exactly! you look great in the tutu skirt!!! the ballerina-style always rocks. xx cat
CiTiEs of B

Diane said...

this outfit is SO adorable! makes me want to dance, dance, dance

Leah said...

You are so pretty... and you look like a real ballerina. Love your tutu.

Senorita Fashionista said...

I just found your blog and am loving the images and your outfits! Oh and The best part of Mermaids is that Jack Ryan is in this movie. :) xoxo Jolie
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NINA said...

totally love your outfit and photo's! xo

beingdena said...

look at your pretty ballerina. I really love that necklace. xxx

kpeach said...

gorgeous pics-love that top xo

Jacqueline said...

I love this outfit. So pretty. You look gorgeous and I want your tutu!

xoxo

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mica said...

i've not watched Mermaids! but i do like winona ryder :D

ur low-back ballet leotard top is so pretty! love the pattern on the sleeves! u always have such pretty clothings dear... take me shopping if i visit m'sia!

Stéphanie said...

You are lovely !
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Shantee said...

i simply love low U back tops!! yours look gorgeous dear :)

katrina said...

I love the femininity of those pretty ballerina skirts. Yours is darling!

Couture Carrie said...

You make a lovely ballerina, darling!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. I had one of those music boxes too!

daisychain said...

you look like a little doll!

fun fact: my mum was a ballerina before she got married.

Giovanna ♥ said...

You're so cute!! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, I already added you to mine as well :) I love your ballerina inspired look, it's so lovely and dreamy!
Thanks for the inspiration sweetie!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Iva said...

pretty ballerina!!

Taylor Sterling said...

girl this is so beautiful!! wow

Clara said...

so cute as always!
looks like a ballerina.
xx

un petit lapin said...

Oh I still dream of being a ballerina! I have two tutu skirts but I never wear them D: Yours is lovely.

Celeste said...

aw thank you for the compliment! i will try to write more letters (:

Friend in Fashion said...

gorgeous and oh so pretty! Love the tutu and the backless shirt :)

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x

Tights Lover said...

I love the tutu skirt. Great photos!

Toothfairy said...

too bad you haven't become a ballet dancer. I've always wanted to become a princess... didn't happen :P

loves

Jen said...

You look too cute!

I love ballerinas - so elegant, so classic.

Diane said...

Hy!Thanks for the comment!

Just wanted to say that if you dream of being a ballerina you should go after it. You are probably two old now(you're not old old but old for becoming a ballerina), but maybe you can be a dancer of smth.

kiss

Charlotte said...

I loved that song! Even now, whenever I hear it I can't stop dancing.

Great tutu :)

Manju said...

you're just adorable!
and that skirt is too cute!
i'm too much of a klutz though to even dream of being a ballerina ;)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I don't think girls ever grow out of tutus...

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Naka said...

i love the massive scoop at the bck ^^
i love ur outfit too :3

I think i wanted to be a princess :p

Panty Buns said...

I LOVE that outfit. The tiered tutu skirt reminds me of my own favorite skirt (actually a tiered ruffled semi-sheer white petticoat from Hanky Panky), only I think yours is prettier. It goes very nicely with the black lace top. The photos of you as a ballerina are beautiful.

Sahakiel said...

Mermaids is a great film, I love it!!
Yaaaaaaaw Sher, I think that when we all were young ladies, we dreamed about being ballerinas... I wanted too! But I think that my most beloved dream was being a fairy... great times!!

Thanks for congratulationg me in my birthday!! <3

betz said...

you're so lovely!

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A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

You look darling!
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r u s s said...

I like your skirt, it's very pretty. Have a great weekend :)

Valencia Lia said...

Re:Surely I will show my tattoo to you all soon. Getting it next Friday,so of course I will be up with a update too!

Christmas gift buying is indeed so hard.But I know I will be able to sort it out. So exciting huh ? heee

I guess I because I really love love Topshop items and I actually wanted to get the dress too! But I didn't in the end. Awww,its alright girl! But if you need an extra pair of tights. Just let me know yea

I will have to catch that mermaid movie too!

(always)alanna said...

love the sheer-ness of this skirt
and im in love with your "favorite books" list. great minds think alike!
gorgeous blog
xx

Jordan said...

Such a cute skirt! And it goes well with the top, love love love (as always)

Have a wonderful week! :)

Kallie said...

i loved those music boxes. that skirt is perfectly reminiscent of them!

Sylvia said...

tag! your it! grab ur awards on my blog!

Treacle said...

Such a pretty outfit! I'm having a garter belt giveaway on my blog right...would love for you to enter. :-)

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Mo said...

"if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life..." God i LOVE that movie !! i first saw it when i was just a kid and i watched a hundred times since then !! Cher is AWESOME !!!

I took dance classes for 10 years and never raelly felt i looked like a ballerina, but still, i got to wear some tutus... you look lovely !!
I bought a dress not to long ago that is really tutu style, i need to show you !
Thanks for the comment on my hair, i m actually wondering if i should cut it...

Kristin said...

I had the same dream...which explains my obsession with tulle!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Sweetie pie, you're so young! Find a good teacher and do some ballet conditioning classes. I started in my forties and my teacher has a student in her eighties! You just need a good teacher. You look as if you would be a billion times more flexible than me! No excuses! xx

Ane Kamilla said...

That's so cute. Love ballerina cloths

LookingGlassGirl said...

Love it. They have great tutus in H&M at the moment :).

Denise said...

i love your backless top. you'll look great as a ballerina!

Imogen said...

I used to love ballet when I was a child and I also adored music boxes. Its very nice how your outfit draws inspiration from your dream. I love both your skirt and top.

Graham I. Haynes said...

I definitely believe we express our desires and childhood fantasies through our clothing (well, those of us who are in touch with our clothes, that is).

'Mermaids' is one of my all time favorite movies. Classic Winona. Another great one of hers is 'Reality Bites'.

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

ah, gorgeous lady in a gorgeous outfit! is this skirt f21? i have one in black that looks just like it and i LOVE it. i wear it too much. :)

FIAN said...

wew..
you are soo sweetie dear!
love your skirt too much..
<3

Rachel C. said...

aww, you look so pretty!

xoxoxo

Elizabeth Ruby said...

Super cute photos, I would LOVE to be a ballerina as well :)
Gorgeous outfit, love the black lace and the pretty tutu!
xx

fhen said...

omg you look so pretty! ballerina inspired outfit is really whimsical and you wear it so well :)
i always love tutu skirt.
also love dancing, although not ballet.

by the way i have just followed you
care to follow me back? ;)

Stéphanie said...

Hello ! You are in my blog roll ! Thank you for your lovely comment !
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lancelonie said...

You'll still make a pretty ballerina! :)

Sarah said...

Your posts are full of such magic! I love it! You look GORGEOUS, and that backless lace top is to DIE for. :) Never seen that movie, I gotta check it out!

Melissa~ said...

When I was a child I took ballet classes. For 3 years I think, but I didn't enjoy them too much. I changed to rhythmic gymnastics.
Love your tutu skirt, gorgeous.

Thanks for your comment! Kisses!

Marina said...

This is such an amazing outfit! I love the tutu-- I need to seriously get me one. And, the lace top is cut beautifully with a great fabric!

OceanDreams said...

Love this outfit, tutus are always my favorite to look at! I also much watch Mermaids sometime!

Vintage Me New You said...

You look so cute as a ballerina, I love the outfit and the feelings you're expressing through your photos:)
Hope you're doing great.

xoxo,
Gia.

Tink in My Closet said...

We need to hang out one day... so I can soak up all of your sweetness:) Your so inspiring in all your prettiness!

Patty Ann said...

zomgggg i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this. this has to be my NUMBER ONE fav outfit of yours
xx

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Panty Buns said...

In an earlier comment I mentioned how I LOVE this outfit and how your tiered tutu skirt reminded me of my own favorite skirt (a tiered white semi-sheer white petticoat from Hanky Panky) I recently did a new post on Lady Gaga featuring a photo of myself on a Halloween wearing that petti. Comparing them side by side, your outfit is prettier, and probably much more suited for being the ballerina you've dreamt of being. Love your pretty outfit and the photos.

sinfashion said...

wow girl, this look is great!

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