Fun fact – as soon as I could walk my parents put me in dance lessons and I ended up doing ballet for 16 years. From The Nutcracker, to high school dance team, and even a competitive squad – you name it I probably did it. (Although I can’t say I excelled at hip hop.) Needless to say, dance has always held a special place in my heart and has definitely impacted my fashion sense. I’ve always been instantly drawn to tulle and blush colors and the lace-up flat trend was clearly inspired by pointe shoes. Yes, I’m one of those people who only watches sporting games to see the dance and cheer routines, and I’m DEFINITELY one of those people who tears up when watching So You Think You Can Dance. (Confession, I also have cried while watching Dancing With The Stars.)
I was actually watching SYTYCD (and yes, crying) when I texted my mom asking if she wanted to go see a ballet since I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen a show. Jen followed through and pretty soon we had tickets to see Cinderella at the Kennedy Center with a dinner reservation at Masseria beforehand. It was probably the best date I’ve ever been on – sorry Gerald.
The ballet was an evening show at the Kennedy Center. Back in the day, it was a known fact that if you were going to the Kennedy Center, you dressed up. I remember going as far as to wear one of my homecoming dresses to see a show when I was in 10th grade! Alas, the times have changed and it’s become acceptable to pretty much wear whatever you want to the ballet, but in the spirit of nostalgia I wanted to dress up a little bit. Yes, I looked ridiculous walking around Union Market in this at 4 pm but who cares because fashion.
If you don’t own a black jumpsuit, I’d highly suggest investing in one. They’re a great closet staple that can be dressed up for a cocktail party or worn to an event where you’re not sure what the dress code is but want to veer on the dressier side.
Jumpsuit | ASOS
Clutch | South Moon Under (similar)
Heels | LuLu*s
Bracelet | Kate Spade