A few weeks ago, my friend Arielle and I went on a rather impromptu night out to see the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. I have to admit...I have never been a huge fan of ballet ever since I saw The Nutcracker when I was ten or eleven. I didn't like it that the dancers never spoke, and the seemingly endless dancing bored me half to death. Still, I've always had a slight obsession with Swan Lake. I love the music and the story, and I grew up watching the animated film The Swan Princess (which I do still watch occasionally...it's one of my favorites!). So, when I found out that the PNB offers special discounted tickets for people 25 and under, I called my friend and asked her if she would be interested in going, and we ended up going that Friday!
It was absolutely spectacular, and now I'm interested to see more ballets in the future. I think Swan Lake's magic definitely won me over (the very handsome prince had absolutely nothing to do with this).
I had quite a bit of trouble coming up with an outfit for that night...I realized that I own a pretty sparse number of "dressy" skirts and dresses, and I wanted to look classy and dressed up without being over-dressed, since I've noticed that people don't dress up as much for these things any more, which is really too bad. So I settled on this simple dress from Forever 21, added some tights, and my very favorite shoes. I styled my hair in a very Audrey Hepburn-style, and voila! Perfect for a night at the ballet.
I also have more photos from the actual night of the performance which I was considering doing a separate post of. Would any of you like to see them?
What do you think of ballet? Have you ever been to one?
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