The Nutcracker


Last weekend, Chris and I dressed up for an evening at the Olive Garden (salad, breadsticks, and their roscato wine makes a perfect dessert, of course!) followed by a performance of The Nutcracker, one of my very favorite ballets. My mom started taking me to The Nutcracker only recently, and I haven't been able to go every year. I'm hoping that I can make it an annual tradition since it really puts me in the Christmas mood. :) The music is iconic, and of course, the dancing is so beautiful. I even picked up a new nutcracker this year to add to my collection.

When I put together this outfit for the ballet, I actually didn't have this location in mind for photos, but it ended up being perfect because I matched the tree! The outfit revolved around my gorgeous new statement earrings from Moorea Seal. I originally had an all-black outfit in mind, but I didn't like how everything looked together so I swapped my black sweater for this burgundy one. I felt very festive in this look, which makes it a win in my book!

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J.Crew Factory sweater / ModCloth skirt (old; similar; last seen here) and wedges / L'eggs tights (exact) / Moorea Seal earrings (on sale!)

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