top, belt, shoes - thrifted
jacket - ModCloth
My outfit for the November Contra dance. I dressed down the tulle this time for a more folksy feel with leather and florals, while the rich autumnal browns are making me desperately crave some homemade pumpkin pie for some reason. This skirt is absolutely perfect for dancing and twirling - the satin under layer is wide enough for full range of movement, while being narrow enough that you never have to worry about it flipping up. And the tulle is so outrageously delicious as it billows and sways that you may forget that you're just a girl on the dance floor and start to feel like a deliriously happy cloud instead.
I've been so looking forward to the dance as a much-needed respite from my big project, but I'm afraid I overrated my stamina and nearly pitched over somewhere in the middle, to be trundled ignominiously home in a state of such exhaustion that I hardly cared that I was leaving the dance early (which looking back, is pretty serious)...
I've always said that I would dance as long as there was anyone to dance with till I dropped if given the chance, and it seems I've finally done it. However, it's amazing what a good's night rest will do, and I'm feeling recharged enough that if you asked me to a dance right now, I'd totally say yes - except that there's to be no more dancing, pitching, or mooning for me till my project's all done! There's enough drama around here without me manufacturing more. So let it be written, so let it be done.
No matter what else life throws your way, make time to dance. If you're lucky enough to have friends that dance with you, so much the better. But only dance.
P.S. Thanks, little sis, for taking pictures (and dancing) with me!