California has had some crazy rainstorms, flooding and intense weather related Facebook updates in the past week. While I’ve missed the stormy Cali conditions; my sister has been cooped up indoors in Nor-Cal. It’s the perfect time to have her showcase a style I call ‘Rock-N-Roll Ballerina’ in this chilly vacant dance studio. This trend is when you take a ballerina-esque dress or skirt and pair it with an edgy jacket such as camo, leather with booties or studded heels.
My sister, Jody, is holding down the fashion fort mailing Savvy Sleepers orders and wearing looks I left for her while I’m in Europe a couple more days. Below is her style-blogger performance in ‘Rock-N-Roll Ballerina’ as she does her best to pout, rattle and roll the film...
Black Swan 2.0? ~ Yes. Try mixing girly romantic dresses with edgy rocker style jackets. Keep accessories consistent like a leather belt, clutch and leather booties. Then add a rocker or camo jacket (one of this season’s hottest looks) with a blush colored dress and tights.
2 Tricks to Ballerina Beauty ~ My sister and I never took ballet, but there are two perfectly polished ballerina attributes we attempt to copy. 1. Beautiful buns. Pull your hair into a high pony tail, tease it and create a little ball on your head holding it in place with bobby pins and hairspray. 2. Top-notch posture. I’m not saying to prance around on your tippy-toes, but we’ve all heard better posture can make us look more confident and even thinner.
My Favorite Foundation ~ If you’re going to a holiday party and want to create that flawless-looking ‘ballerina’ skin, or if you just want great coverage, my sister and I both wear MakeUp Forever Mat Velvet+ (shade #45)
Avoid Going Nude ~ Neutral heels go with any color, but it’s better to avoid nude with this style. If you’re pairing an edgy rock-n-roll style jacket with a feminine dress in the heart of winter, nude heels are just too spring & summery. Go for a studded stiletto, spiked platform or any black bootie.
<DETAILS by Dale> dress ~ H&M, jacket ~ Zara (similar here), ring & belt ~Forever21, Nail polish ~ Sinful Colors, clutch (old) ~ TJMaxx
Do you ever mix a girly dress with an edgy jacket? ~xoDale
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