A Nutcracker Christmas

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First off, I apologize for the quality of these photos. I made sure to pack my camera and SD card but somehow managed to forget the battery. Silly me! 
Its become a bit of a tradition that I see The Nutcracker every Christmas. I didn’t celebrate the holiday growing up even though I very much wanted to and watching The Nutcracker would somehow always make up for that. Since then, I always make sure I consume some form of Nutcracker cinema around the holidays. My fella and I celebrated (a late) Christmas together this year and it was my 2nd ever celebration. One of my gifts was tickets to see the ballet and I just about cried when it came time to go. I couldn’t wait to get dolled up and head out for our fancy evening together. He sure knows how to make this lady happy!
In usual blogger fashion, I spent quite some time mentally planning my outfit. If it wasn’t for ModCloth’s 50% off sale, I wouldn’t have nabbed this beautiful green velvet dress. It just screams Sarah Anne doesn’t it? I was a bit concerned that 4x would fit more like a 2x but luckily its full of stretch and fits me like a glove. I couldn’t have dreamt up a better outfit for this occasion and pairing it was Sockdreams’ polka dot gloves (did you know they sell gloves? so neat, right?) was the perfect addition. I received so many compliments and felt like a darn princess. Now if only it didn’t rain all over my hair!

Dress – ModCloth
Gloves – Sockdreams
Tights – Walmart
Shoes – Thrifted

January 6, 2014
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  • Reply Sofía Martínez López

    You look stunning! Green really suits you. I love shopping at Sockdreams but somehow hadn't noticed they sold gloves- thanks for the heads up!

    January 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm
    • Reply Sarah Anne

      Thank you!! I had no idea for the longest time as well but decided to explore the entire site. They were so inexpensive and so, so worth it!

      January 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Just me Leah

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love velvet and that shade suits you so well. x

    January 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm
    • Reply Sarah Anne

      Thanks so much! I have no idea why I stayed away from green for so long but now that I have red hair, I'm obsessed.

      January 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Elena Lucie

    You look absolutely stunning, that colour is amazing on you <3 xx

    January 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Emmett Katherine

    I know everyone else has already said it ^ but you look STUNNING! that dress was made for you. I love everything about this outfit and now I want a green velvet dress!

    January 7, 2014 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Cookies, Chaos n C est la vie!

    you look amazing! perfect for the occasion! i havent been to a ballett recital in ages but would love to go again! swan lake is also a favorite of mine!

    January 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Crissy (Dainty Fawn)

    Super gorgeous! Loving the green on you 😀

    January 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    You look positively divine! That green velvet dress is such a dream. What a perfect occasion to wear it to as well. Y'know, I don't think I've ever seen the Nutcracker in full? It seems like maybe I've seen the Barbie DVD of it as some point in my life. haha That's as close as I've gotten!

    January 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Gato del Sol

    Now that's how you wear velvet! I love this look, you are beautiful!

    January 15, 2014 at 3:18 am
  • Reply HereIAm

    Hunter green is one of my favorite colors… and it looks gorgeous on you. And those gloves!! Oh my God, they're are to die for! Love your blog! 😉

    April 4, 2014 at 7:31 pm
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