{GBF Life + Style} Prima Ballerina

I've always loved putting my hair up in a bun when wearing a scoop neck tee mainly because I get to emulate the look of a prima ballerina. Although I love to dance and will drop it like it's hot at any given opportunity, I never had any formal training (one of my lifelong regrets) and have always admired the graceful agility and perfect posture of my dance trained friends. Actually, when I was in third grade, I did take ballet classes for three months. We didn't learn any choreography and spent most of class time stretching. But I took it very seriously and would sprawl out on my blue carpeted living room floor practicing each and every "move" for hours at a time. I was as limber as udon. My parents were impressed by my dedication and assumed I was rehearsing for an intricate dance number given the amount of time I was spending twisting and turning on the blue carpet.

One day, a few of their friends came over for dinner. When I excused myself to go practice, they all followed me to the living room. My mom, radiating with the trademark proud Asian parent smile, gently commanded for me to show our guests my dance routine. I was horrified and tried to explain that I hadn't actually learned how to dance yet. But she wasn't hearing me. So we stood there in sheer silence with my parents glaring at me through their smiles and their friends trying to fizzle out the awkward situation with their own smiles. The smile-off was quickly going south. So, I sighed, plopped on the floor in spread eagle position, and reached for my toes. For the next five minutes, I stretched my heart out and contorted, reached, and bent like a centipede. Once my parents realized I wasn't warming up and that the stretching was the routine, they quietly backed away from the living room, their friends trailing behind them politely muttering "Oh she can touch her toes." 

After three months, I stopped taking classes because it was a shitty studio and the teachers didn't know what they were doing. We tried to find another dance studio but the search was futile. So I picked up piano and proceeded to "finger dance" for the next ten years. But to this day, I continue to be a huge fan of ballet and the art of dance in general. If you ever see me by a stop light on my nightly walks, I  won't be standing still as I'll either be doing a pirouette or the Harlem shake. 




top c/o Bebe
pants: Parker (similar)
heels: Reed Krakoff
belt: Louis Vuitton

{live fabulously}

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43 comments

  1. Beautiful Pics!!! I love the Location!!!
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  2. ohhhhh! ypu look fantastic!!! very elegant!!!
    xoxo
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  3. Very pretty and you do have grace like a ballerina. Its a shame that you couldn't find a good enough class but that story you told about your parents asking you to dance in front of guests was really funny lol, xoxo.

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  4. Hello from Spain: When I was a child also received ballet lessons. I was 10 years in the classroom but today I do not dance. I really like your pink and black trousers. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

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  5. Beautiful!!

    xx

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  6. I love the outfit! You look sooooo cute! Thanks for you comment :) bye!

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  7. Bonito look, los pantalones y los zapatos son preciosos. Besitos

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  8. nice look darling, i want tuxedo pants so bad, loved the way you connected them with the free space on your heels, you got A+!

    Love ♥ TSG

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  9. love your outfit!!!

    would you like to follow each other on blogger? Let me know and I'll follow right back!

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  10. You look gorgeous! I love the ballerina look and I'm a big fan of the scoop neck + high bun too. I always wished I could dance!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  11. love your shoes

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  12. Bun hairstyle is a perfect match for your face shape. It makes your face look oval.

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  13. looking divine...
    xx
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  14. love the trousers!
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  15. You look beautiful, such a gorgeous and feminine look, the shoes and trousers are to die for!

    Lily x

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  16. I love your outfit!!!

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  17. so pretty!! I love your post!!

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  18. Good blog!
    A kiss from welovestylee.blogspot.com

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  19. Great shoes and the hairdo is really cute :)
    xx
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  20. I love your look! Kisses.
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  21. wow beautiful! thanks for visiting my site! am following you now via GFC, do follow me back :)

    xoxo, Alee
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  22. Hello dear, nice your blog and great post :) love your look! now I follow you with pleasure, if you like passing by me, I'd love to know what you think of my last post ;)

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  23. Gorgeous outfit and stunning photo's. Buns are amazing! I just chopped all of my hair off into a pixie cut and I already miss the sock bun but I was in need of a change and it looks so funky!!

    Just followed you on Facebook and Pinterest xxx

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  24. I love your look
    I change my direction.
    Follow me please!!

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  25. Nice photos :)

    Ciao,
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  26. You look very beautiful! I love your pants and sandals! The story about ballet and your parents and friends was sweet! But I guess at the time it was something unexpected! I love dancing as well!

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  27. Hola!!acabo de conocer tu blog y me quedo a seguirte para no perderme las novedades!!
    Te invito a visitar el mío por si quieres pasar!
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    Muchas gracias!

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  28. Such a beautiful shade of pink!
    XOXO
    Adrielle
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  29. love your outfit! especially the pants and shoes..very unique :)

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  30. Amazing outfit! Love those pants!!

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  31. TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH YOUR PANTS AND HEELS!!!! kisses

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  32. Cool trousers!! Very original!!
    I tried ballet classes too when I was little, but I think that wasn´t for me! hehe!
    xxoo
    isabel
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  33. Such a clean gorgeous look Jenny! Ah. I love proud asian parents - so embarrassing but sweet xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  34. Very beautiful photos!

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  35. very nice pics like it
    xx
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