WIW: To the community ballet

Went to see the community ballet do its thing. Mask mandates have ended, but you had to wear a mask, show your vaccination card, and the seating was social distanced. Someone found an old ballet at the Paris opera or something that they restaged - a sorcerer floats around the sea on a porcelain island turning trespassers into porcelain dolls. An amusing premise! There were men in suits, which was quite lovely to see and one statuesque lady in a standout sweeping, engine red patterned coat dress. I wore these old booties, because so little chance to wear them these days. Dressing crazy like always :)

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  • kkards replied 2 years ago

    This looks like the perfect ballet outfit.  Especially like how the jacket hits at just the right spot 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 2 years ago

    Oooh, a Rachylou WIW! Very quirky waif--you look terrific! I love that you have just the right puffer for the dress.

  • ChristelJ replied 2 years ago

    Hooray for going out on the town again, and dressing up! Your style is so beautiful and whimsical at the same time. Those booties are great with the dress. Modern, hip and unique Alice in Wonderland.

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    OMG, really for ballet, beautiful and very appropriate. Lovely boots, very interesting dress and so gorgeous jacket. You look amazing!

  • merwoman replied 2 years ago

    Wowza! Au contraire  to Howard Stern and his decor, I can easily picture this outfit in a French provincial setting. I’m getting Marie Antoinette vibes ( in the best way possible) ….let’s have some cake!

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    WOW, this is amazing! French shepherdess meets punk rocker! I absolutely love this on you. The fringes on the jacket are just brilliant with your hair. What a great outfit. 

  • delurked replied 2 years ago

    This outfit feels very you, which I mean in the best way. 

    And wait - is that a puffy jacket you managed to find as a fuzzy jacket as well? Your puffy jacket finding skills are on point.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Very ballet inspired!

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    So fun and I love outfits that connect to an activity in some way. This is perfect.

  • BlueJay replied 2 years ago

    Definitely ballet inspired! What fun! Is your dress seersucker? I love seersucker! So cute with the jacket and booties!

  • Jenni NZ replied 2 years ago

    Oh Rachy you look amazing! Subtly pattern mixed, colours of jacket and boots perfectly matched… gorgeous. And you look really young!

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 2 years ago

    Aren’t you sweet? Yes, you are.

  • replied 2 years ago

    The belle of the ball!

  • Sloper replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful dress and neckline!

  • lyn67 replied 2 years ago

    I think you dressed to match the theme, isn't it! Crazy, indeed but in the meantime so well done and fab- aren't you a porcelaine doll here-am amazed! 

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    KILLER with the jacket! Fashion forward fun :)

    The booties match the jacket beautifully. 

    Rocker Punk Bo Peep with a hint of '70s FTW! 

  • Bonnie replied 2 years ago

    What a fun outfit. You could be one of the dolls in the show.

  • Jonesy replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous! Ethereal and striking, just like the ballet!

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    Very pretty dress! Cool jacket!

  • Sally replied 2 years ago

    I love it!  so appropriate for the setting but so original and well put together.  I wish you would do more WIW posts.  

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    Wow! You look amazing. Very artistic. I bet you turned heads. (Nice puffer too!)

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    I’m glad y’all enjoy the outfit :D The dress is seersucker and I had to laugh looking at the pictures and the puffer… because really I have a lot of them, for every occasion, and still I want more!

    I was thinking I should try taking two hours to dress like when I was a teenager. Try for more coiffing… one day… :)

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    And yes, Bo Peep, Alice in Wonderland and Marie Antoinette are my fashion idols … and Deborah Harry… hehe :)

  • slim cat replied 2 years ago

    Very cool look - fabulous on you! Love that jacket!

  • Bijou replied 2 years ago

    Amazing, you have the best style, this outfit is inspired! Whilst Bo Peep has never been high on my style references, Alice in Wonderland was a childhood hero and Debbie Harry a hero of my teens.

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 2 years ago

    Did Debby Harry ever get so arch and ironic in her looks? I think of her as very straight-on: “Call me!” with serious punk looks to match.

  • Zaeobi replied 2 years ago

    Yayy, dressing up for outdoor events - can't even remember what that feels like, lol! I like how you're wearing 'ballet' colours, but you add interest to it with the texture in your jacket & shoes :)

  • Runcarla replied 2 years ago

    So good to be able to ‘go out’, isn’t it?  You look perfect for the ballet. 

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    It’s Deborah Harry’s RATE hair that identify with most :)

  • Style Fan replied 2 years ago

    Fantastic!  I love Rachy's WIWs.  Deborah Harry meets Bo Peep.  The perfect outfit for the ballet.

  • Jaime replied 2 years ago

    I like how your hair goes with your collar! Beautiful ballet look.

  • Aquamarine replied 2 years ago

    I mean, wow, you nailed your look for the ballet! Sounds like a fun time—I miss outings like this.

  • unfrumped replied 2 years ago

    I have no words. Just.So.Fun.

  • RobinF replied 2 years ago

    This is perfect! I love the Little Bo Peep reference, that is exactly what came to my mind.

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    Gosh don’t you look adorable!you look like you could be a member of the company.

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