Dead Ballerina

18 Jul

Blake and I went to afternoon tea yesterday at the Fairmont Hotel – I think it’s one of those things in the city that you should do at least once. It was super fancy, and truth be told, I felt a little out of place. But that’s not to say we didn’t totally enjoy ourselves!

We sipped tea and Champagne in the lovely Laurel Court Restaurant and snacked on mini sandwiches and sweet treats into the afternoon. The dessert plate was out of this world – so scrumptious and beautifully presented.

I think I ended up wearing this outfit to pay homage to my childhood princess tea parties. Whenever I try and dress super girly, though, I always end up adding a touch of the opposite extreme – black, smokey eye makeup and tough shoes in yesterday’s case.

Following our tea date, we walked around the neighborhood and checked out this crazy looking building. We’ve seen it in passing but have always been unsure of it’s actual purpose. I have heard gentlemen’s club and secret society –- could probably figure it out with minimal research, but I’d rather let it keep that mystique.

wearing: Zara blouse, H&M ballerina skirt, Nasty Gal lace socks, Jeffrey Campbell wedges

13 Lovely Comments on “Dead Ballerina”

  1. Lucia 24. Jul, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    You look great!!!!!! love this look

  2. kelly ann 21. Jul, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    i am LOVING your blog, dear! <3

  3. Lynzy 20. Jul, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    I am just in love with these ballerina skirts. You dressed yours up just right! Love your look <3

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

  4. Emma 19. Jul, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    I Love the socks with the wedges ! Fabulous !!

  5. Moda Epidemic 19. Jul, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Oh, this doesn’t look like a dead ballerina at all :). I’ve always wanted a ballerina outfit…just for my collection of clothes. You look really cute!
    http://www.modaepidemic.com

  6. Nicki 19. Jul, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Your skirt is adorable! And I am really digging the ankle socks with the shoes!

  7. sarah 19. Jul, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    i love how you girlied up the wedges with the little ankle socks! and the skirt is incredible! xx

  8. eat.sleep.wear. 19. Jul, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    So, i just love how girly this look is. and it really is the perfect ode to ur childhood but still look super polish.

    love this. xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  9. Catheirne 19. Jul, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Love your look. I am a big fan of mixing tough touches with a girly ensemble. I think my inner tomboy won’t let me go all the way princess pretty :) You pulled it together perfectly.

  10. Anthea 19. Jul, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    Love this outfit, especially the skirt and shoes.

  11. Kelly 18. Jul, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Love the skirt!! And the socks with your wedges, adorable!

    <3 Kelly

  12. brookemeagan 18. Jul, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    I think this is my new favorite look of yours. My favorite shot is the second to last. So stunning!! I love how you paired girly socks with tough wedges. You look gorgeous. And I hope we never grow out of princess tea parties! xx

  13. Aimee 18. Jul, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    haha u look adorable.
    It used to be a gentleman’s club back in the day and is one of the only bldgs that survived the earthquake (along w/ fairmont hotel)
    i think it’s just a empty monument now..