I have curves. I've struggled to dress my body to flatter my pear shape. I've finally learned to work with my dangerous curves. I finally accept that this is MY shape; I've made peace with my body. I encourage other pear shaped ladies to accept and love their shape; it is a beautiful, classic womanly shape.
I'm also a ballroom dance lover. I'll share what I've learned about dressing for dance, competition, ballroom glitter, sparkle and glamour.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I have a couple of pictures of yesterday's outfit and some random thoughts I wanted to share.....
Random thought #1. Many of the comments I receive on my posts say "I wish I could dance". I encourage you to dance! I replied to one of those posts by saying that I am a trip-over-my-own-feet kind of gal. I'm not joking; I do this on a fairly frequent basis. I thank God that I have not been seriously injured. I'm kind of awkward, kind of a dork. I can't do Zumba. Well, I can, but I look like I'm at a hoedown. When I'm carrying my bags at school/work, I'm always getting twisted up in them. I'm just a tad more awkward than the average person. But I can dance. I dance well. I'm not a marvelous pro or a HIGH level amateur but I am a fairly accomplished intermediate level amateur and I am slowly moving up the pro-am ranks. I didn't start out this way...it took lessons, practice and of course A REALLY FABULOUS coach. But I love it so much that I am focused and have been able to overcome my dorkiness on the dance floor. You may think that you have 'two left feet' or that you can't do this, but I encourage you to try if you are wishing you could dance.
I have danced all of my life, but never with a ballroom partner. I have done belly dance, gymnastics as a girl and show dance in local musicals. Ballroom is a different ballgame...but it is by far my greatest love of all of the forms of dance.
You don't need a partner, your instructor and other students will partner you. Most studios have parties where you can dance with other students and instructors and improve your skills. NO ONE looks at you as if you are brand new; studio dancers are always willing to help out and welcome new dancers. I have met some of the most lovely people.
YOU CAN DANCE.
Don't deny yourself this opportunity to experience the joy of dance.
New York and Company dress, Earthies Talera shoes, Adrienne Vittidini scarf
It's tights weather. I love this weather!!!
Random #2; Tiffany (my niece) has arrived. I will see her tomorrow...we are taking her out for PIZZA. This will be a new experience for her; American pizza is different that what she has tried in Japan. Tiffany speaks very little English so I have my dictionary and will be bringing my good camera to our dinner. I'm so excited to see her again that I am actually a little nervous.
Random #3; Thank you to those of you who have sent kind thoughts and wishes to me and to my mother. I sincerely appreciate your concern. I love this new community of blog friends!
In the next few days, I will try to have some pictures for you. Thank you for hanging out with me in blogland!