Real Women Wear Tutus
A few weeks ago I was offered to teach an art class before a ballet performance of The Nutcracker. It was an arts integration sort of thing where we made projects relating to the story. I was so sad once I showed up and saw everyone in their fancy dresses and holiday spirits, ready to watch one of my favorite holiday stories. Why had I no thought of getting myself a ticket too?!
Lucky for me I have a wonderful boyfriend who listens to what I want, and surprised me with tickets for us to go back! I was so excited for us to have a fancy date, especially one that fell on the last day of school (aka a night where I wouldn’t have to get up at 5 a.m. the next day! Quickly thoughts of what dress I should wear started dancing through my head. I just happened to stop by a couple shops to see if anything stood out.
I wasn’t seeing anything, and figured I had enough clothes, and I shouldn’t be shopping for myself anyway. UNTIL I SAW IT. A soft pink tulle skirt a la Carrie Bradshaw. I was just going to try it on and of course I fell in love. I snap chatted my sister who replied “you’re wearing a tutu to the ballet, aren’t you?”. To which I replied “yup.”
I paired it with a soft black sweater and black suede wedges. I found a “mini” statement necklace to add a little sparkle.
I loved this date. I loved the ballet. I loved dressing up. I wondered if anyone would comment that it was too much. Not at all! One lady told Shane how charming I was. The usher named me his “tutu girl”.
After such a fun time, I decided real women wear tutus. And here is why:
1. Real women aren’t afraid to be feminine. There is no shame in being as girly as you want. It doesn’t make you unfeminist or old fashioned. We accept that we are girls are there is something so special about that no matter what your age is.
2. Real women are confident. TBH I needed some reassurance that it wasn’t “too poofy”. But once I had it on, I knew that I felt good and that was what mattered.
3. Real women aren’t worried about the opinion of others. We all worry about what others think sometimes. But when it comes down to it, real women know they need to make themselves happy first. This Carrie Bradshaw quote sums this up perfectly for me:
“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”
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