The Tutu: An Unexpected Purchase

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I feel like this is a re-occuring thing; I see things that are girly and not at all my style and yet I still buy them. Like in my last post, Winter’s Blush, the beautiful pastel sweater I had to have, this tutu was also calling my name. I don’t know, maybe my style is changing…. psyche. But seriously,  just because I wear a lot of men’s clothes doesn’t mean I’m not a girl. I do have all the parts… and well sometimes things are just pretty. Who says a grown-ass tomboy can’t wear a tutu?

Well actually this isn’t my first time. I spent the majority of my high school years in a dance studio where my friends and I were anything but prissy ballerinas. Dancing is tough shit and just because you wear a tulle skirt now and again doesn’t mean you can’t kick some serious ass. And it’s not just ballet dancers, Agyness Deyn wore one on Gaultier’s runway. Alexa Chung (Queen of Cool) said once in an interview that if she dresses girly it’s always ultra feminine, like she is trying to look like a cake. If these girls can do it, then we all can.

Ok so they’re not an every day thing… but It’s holiday party season. They are the perfect thing to wear for a festive night out, plus you can’t NOT dance in a tutu. I tried to keep Patti Smith from the waist up to balance out the icing. My biggest tip: do NOT over do your hair or makeup. If you look relaxed and (for lack of a better word) dishevelled then the tutu will too.

– Dress like a man, act like a woman – KL xo

To see more ideas for Holiday party outfits check out my Lookbook.

 

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