The Modern Ballerina

The Modern Ballerina

Hello my fellow readers,


Although it is summer time in practically every part of the Northern hemisphere, I feel like a busy bee who’s working during and exhausting hours, 5 days a week. It is not an exaggeration because I do have some business to attend on the daily basis, however, during the hot and humid New York summer days, all you want to do is grab a great book and lay on the beach in your favorite swimsuit. The only thing that brings me joy this summer besides some pennies in my pocket is the fact that it is not hot. It is warm, just like I’ve mentioned previously, yet, in comparison to the previous summer, there is no such warmth that makes you feel as if you’re on a frying pan. This weather doesn’t just set a better mood, but also allows me to dress up and recreate some of my favorite hairstyles without having to deal with all the frizz that comes from humidity.

Before this summer started, I had created a plan: to read as many literary classics as possible and watch as many Old-Hollywood movies as I can fit into two months. Work and tiredness do get in the way of accomplishing my goals, yet, I’m making as big of an attempt as I can in order to achieve all of the goals I had created, and make myself proud and happy.

I’m delighted though, that with this crazy busy schedule, I have managed to come up with a comforting time frame that allows my photographers and myself to shoot for the blog. Every time I have a photoshoot, I feel so ecstatic because it is a new article, a new persona, and a new look. It is never the same, and each shoot brings a completely different vibe to my life. Just to give you a visual image of what it feels like for me, I’m going to break down today’s look and its name.

I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. Picture this: little me, my bangs sleeked into a tiny bun that had more hair pins in it than there are sold in one package, baby pink leotard and a matching tutu, and a pair of ballerina shoes that I was using at the time. I loved ballet. I adored dancing. I even envisioned myself as a professional ballerina when I was younger. However, I wanted to give up ballet after 6 years, and start to perform something more modern rather than the “classic stuff.” So I branched out in different types of dance. But, ballet is a part of me that has never slipped away. I secretly sometimes wish I could go back in time and keep dancing with my dust pink ballet slippers on. Dance was my outlet from the daily routine and school.

Therefore, this week, I was feeling nostalgic, and I ended up stomping upon all of my dance pictures. I felt inspired to put together an outfit that I love, and I feel as if it is a perfect outfit to wear to a cocktail party that will bring out a piece of me that was never lost and that is still alive. The shoes are my favorite piece because they are utterly comfortable, but also, classy and vary from other basic ballet flats I may own or have seen. The dress has a great structure and subtle color-blocking to it, thus, it lets me feel sexy without being too exposed. The clutch that I have paired with this look ties in the colors of the dress, and uses some gray and print in order to diffuse the mixture. I have previously featured it in my post, “Wicked“.

As for my hair and jewelry, I decided to keep it elegant, by styling my hair in a bun, and with taste, by wearing my go-to watch, best-loved earrings, and a cross necklace I do not leave my house without. My bun reminds me of my ballet days, and the lack of big and chunky jewelry completes the look without leaving a trace of inaccuracy or sloppiness. As aforementioned, this is a perfect look for an occasion of a cocktail party or a semi-formal dinner. What can I say, but that little ballerina hasn’t danced away just yet. Stay classy, my friends!

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Outfit Details: Dress-Asos, Ballet flats-Amazon (Similar Here), Clutch-TJ Maxx (Similar Here), Watch-Coach, Earrings-Anjolee, Bracelet-Tiffany & Co, Necklace-Roberto Coin

Thank you for reading, and comment your best experiences down below.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

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