What I Wore: Out Dancing

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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What I Wore: Sweater (Old), Dress (Buffalo Exchange in Portland), Tights (Target;old), Shoes (Old Navy), Jacket (borrowed)

It wouldn't be dishonest to say I was all gussied up because dance class were starting again later that night, but it wouldn't be totally honest either. Honestly, this is one of my favorite dresses, and I was excited to see how well it transitioned into cooler weather! I also got out my petticoat to wear with it. Most of the time, I don't think it is too noticeable- just enough of something to add a little more substance to the skirt. But between the greater fullness, and the dress color, and the pockets,  it seemed best to go without any accessories. Its flashy enough on its own! I'd even have gone sans tights, but it is getting chilly. As it is, these tights have probably seen their last day with a few rips in them. 

Still, I do find, even though the temperature's lower, that I gravitate towards big, full skirts in the winter. Dance classes have started again, and nothing is better than a twirling skirt. I was excited, but it wasn't till we were back on the floor that I realized how much joy dancing really is, especially for the ladies who, as the followers, are able to live much more in the moment. Even if I had wanted to, I'm not sure I could have stopped smiling. Literally, could not have stopped. We take weekly (possibly soon to be bi-weekly, if an intermediate class starts up!) dance classes at the local Eagle's Club. Our instructors are an older married couple with a good sense of humor and more of an aim to get people out on the dance floor than winning dance competition, so that's nice. We'll go over Country Two-Step, Waltz, Swing (mostly the Single Lindy), and Cha-cha in the course of about 20 weeks.

Its like Fred and Ginger right?- The best things happen when you're dancing cheek to cheek!


  1. Such an adorable skirt!!! You look super cute!

  2. beautiful photos! you are so blessed to have someone who you share so many wonderful things with.....like photography and dancing :)

  3. I can absolutely see why you'd want an excuse to see how this dress transitions with cooler weather, it's gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of all of the vintage aprons I've picked up thinking they were skirts, only to be disappointed that they weren't. That's so fun that you guys are taking dance lessons! Definitely Fred and Ginger.

  4. Oh my goodness I LOVE this dress! No wonder its a favorite of yours! Love the pockets and the twirly skirt :)


  5. Such a cute dress and what a good idea to add a peticoat. I have a few dresses that would probably get a great lift from one but I never thought of it before:)

    Pink Chai Style

  6. What a great look. Love the tights! =)

  7. Dance class sounds like so much fun...I wish it was an art that I wouldn't have gotten away from so young. That dress is charming - something about the color and pockets on it remind me of something a lovely character out of a storybook would wear. Please take that as a big compliment - I'm quite smitten with it :) xo Marisa

  8. Oh my gosh, that last picture just made me love this dress even more. You look darling!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. You got me all warmed up to take dance classes with the boy :) too bad he doesn't want too :( I really like the details on this skirt, like the lace pockets. So pretty! x

  10. dance classes sound totally awesome! i'm jealous. and i LOVE This dress! it's so darn pretty and full skirts are the best

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  11. love this! You're adorable!


  12. Gosh you are so very cute! I especially love the twirling picture, this skirt is perfect for that <3



    Southern (California) Belle

  13. I love this skirt and those tights are amazing!

  14. Wow- this looks like it may be the world's most perfect dress- so cute! Lovely outfit!

  15. That dress is all kinds of wonderful!! The pockets are simply gorgeous with such lovely detail to them. I absolutely LOVE to dance. I really want to begin to take dance classes here it town soon. It is the one thing that brings me such joy!

  16. This dress/ skirt is amazing- it has the best shape ever! My roommate does tango and I am so jealous that she can now actually go out real dancing on weekends, it looks like so much fun!!! I am too chicken though!

  17. That petticoat is amazing! I definitely have a few skirts that would benefit from that. *adds to thrifting list*

  18. You know I'm just crazy about yellow this season! The skirt is so cute and that twirl picture is gorgeous!!

    Virginie xo

  19. What a lovely outfit for dancing! The skirt is amazing!



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