Tuesday, October 20, 2015







Wearing //
Nordstrom jacket, similar & similar
Zara cami, similar
Beauty //
Lips in Glo Minerals Aubergine (must-have) topped with balm
Use code Beautygirl24 for a discount!




Although this post features my Fall basics, it really should be titled "burlesque". Friday night, Nate and I did something a little more daring than our usual dinner and drinks outing. We went to see a burlesque show in San Diego. Gina invited me, and of course I wanted to support my friend. We got to see her shake her groove thang, and I loved every minute of it! She did a fabulous job, and so did the entire team. I was blown away by how confident all of the dancers were. All ages, shapes, and sizes, and all equally comfortable and confident in their own skin. As someone who has struggled with body image since I was a kid, I felt very empowered after the show. You don't have to be a certain weight to be beautiful, and it opened my eyes to this other world where feeling good about yourself is all that matters. Imagine that. Logically we all know this, but getting the negative self-talk out of your head on a daily basis can be difficult. Burlesque is a lost art, and I'm hoping it's coming back. If you ever get the chance to see one, definitely go!

I wore this outfit to the show, and although I think I should have dressed up in retrospect, I was just so excited to finally wear my favorite cool weather basics. Next time though, I'll be sure to at least have some glitter in my hair :)

12 comments:

  1. I totally need a jacket like that, and I'm loving those shoes!

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  2. I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you had such a positive experience from the show! Not just that you liked the dancing or whatever, but that it really helped you love and accept yourself more. And you should because you're gorgeous inside and out!! (And I already got to gush over your outfit in person but just in case you forgot...I really do love every piece of this look!! Perfectly put together!)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  3. I am so jealous you went to a burlesque show because ever since I saw that movie with Christina Aguilera I have want to see one...actually, the movie made me want to be a burlesque dancer but I suck at dancing so...lol.

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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  4. So jelly you got to see G dance and I'm happy it had such a positive effect on you. You are gorgeous and you need to own it lady. This outfit it too cute and perfect, sooooo me.

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  5. Thank you Tara, Gina, Kacie, and Rachelle :) You ladies are so sweet. I'm glad it's finally feeling a bit cooler here! It took long enough. Now let's see how long we can go before complaining that we miss Summer.

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  6. You always look so cute! Love the black MK bag and the cute studded flats - wish they sold Halogen here! I was hoping to see a peek of Gina on your snaps!

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    1. I know! I wasn't allowed to film during the show, or even have my phone out I think due to privacy concerns with the dancers. But I promise she looked amazing :) Next time we meet up, I'll snap a ton!

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  7. Im so glad we pulled the trigger on attending the burlesque show, it was a fantastic show with very talented performers, not only in burlesque but many forms of dance, so cool! Love ya babe and im glad the show helped with your self image xoxoxo

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  8. Noelle you look so cute! And you're featuring another pair of flats I think I must buy (do they sell them at Nordstrom?)

    I've taken a couple of Burlesque classes and love it! I've never been to a show but love to dance myself.

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    1. That's great! I think it's such a sensual performance. I love seeing confident, happy women!

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    2. Oh and yes, I forgot to answer your question! The flats are sold at Nordstrom.

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  9. How fun that you got to see Gina! I know she must be amazing. Sounds like itwas such an inspiring event. I struggle with negative self image too. We all could use some inspiration to have better positive self image. I love your outfit! Perfect fal pieces.
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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