Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To Tutu or Not to Tutu...

...that really isn't the question.  I just thought it was a clever post name...considering the topic.

Finally I was able to borrow a laptop and get online.  I won't be able to show you all of the happenings from Friday night (yet), but at the very least can give you a glimpse.  So, without further delay...my tutu:



Not going to lie...it's not easy to style a tutu (for me anyway).  I'm just not all that daring or clever with my clothes.  If it isn't work-wear, I'm typically at a loss.  Since I had no time to go home after work on Friday, I shoved a few possible options into a bag hoping that something would come together when getting ready at Elaina's house.  I tried on a couple of different tops before settling on this one.

The purple slip I had picked out was too long for the skirt.  I ended up safety pinning it up underneath.  Next time, I think I'll skip the slip altogether and instead wear spanx-type shorts to keep it modest.



If I'd had a little lot more time to put the look together including hair, makeup, jewelry, ect., the outcome would've been more glammed-up.  But even limited as I was, I felt like I pulled it off.  The tutu was a blast to wear, people definitely noticed.  When anyone would comment, I'd point to Elaina and proudly proclaim "She MADE it!"

I have so much more to say about the tutu and the fashion show, but it'll have to wait just a wee bit longer.   Until then... 

Shirt:  Old Navy
Tutu:  Styles by Elaina
Shoes:  Madden Girl via DSW


10 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

It's really sweet, I think you look smashing!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love it! And I think it looks great with those little flats!

Ashley J said...

Awe, I love it Jill! You look super cute:)

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

ShyGirl said...

I love this!! the whole outfit looks so fabulous, and that skirt is just adorable!

Kyla said...

Oh, I looooove it! Especially the ombre print! This would look awesome with nothing more than a white tank top - a la Carrie Bradshaw in the SATC opening credits.

Mary said...

I am LOVING how it's bustled-- gorgeous! Plus, purple-- always a winner :)

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Jane W. said...

Rock it, girl!!!

Kristie said...

So freaking cute! You look fabulous!

Girly Muse said...

SUPER duper cute!!! Loving the tutus! :)