The Nutcracker: Holiday Must-do For All

I grew up dancing, but any sort of ballet mastery just was never in the cards for me. I was basically adult sized at 12, which at that point made me a giant, and I could never get my body to do any of the pretzel-esque contortionist moves that ballet requires. Plus, the only thing I remember about my teacher was that she cut her own hair with a vacuum cleaner (remember the flobee?). Realistically, I was in it for the costumes….

Alas, my tutu wearing dreams never panned out, but I still find ballerinas to be some of the most fascinating artists (and athletes really) out there. I went to see the Nutcracker for the first time ever recently, and I think I might make it annual tradition. My absolute favorite dancers in the production I saw were the Arabians. They were in sync as a duo, and were powerful and graceful at the same time. I don’t care who you are, you would be amazed by the mastery these dancers portrayed.

Overall, all of the dancers made every move look effortless; in fact, I found myself delusionally talking myself into believing I could master the moves I saw on-stage. Cut to me spraining my ankle….jk!

In all honesty, I think what I loved about the Nutcracker, is less about ballet and more about finding a fun, new tradition…and an excuse to get fancy that’s not work-related.

Here’s a style blog that I shot with my sister and my bestie before we left. I love that each of us is showing off a different trend. These are looks we pulled from our own closets, and easy for anyone to recreate!

Joslyn – brocade LBD from H&M, red lip gloss by DuWop

Alyssa – statement necklace from Nordstrom

Ali – winter white frock from Forever21, accessories from Nordstrom


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