Sunday, January 27, 2013
A Day of Coaching........a dream dress
Yesterday I spent several hours with Marcel at a studio receiving coaching with the highly regarded ballroom dance coach and adjudicator, John Swick. Every time I do this...my dance feels better. I'm hoping to bring some of the tools he's given me to sharpen my skills and being the best dancer I can be to the floor. I'm getting excited about putting this dress on again.
I haven't lost any of the weight I've wanted to lose. But I have a month to still lose a few lbs. to look my best in the dress.
Here's where I am with the fit right now. In your face curves that I'd like to tame a bit. Acceptable, but not as polished and fit as I need to be.
On the way home from the coaching, Peyton and I pulled over by the lake near my home and captured a picture of the sun setting behind the water. I brought extra clothes to wear home because I knew I would get really sweaty working with John...and it was cold. It felt great to change into warm dry clothes for the drive home.
You can see John's legs in the background; under his watchful eye, Marcel and I are working on technique.
*This photo clearly shows the...ummmm.....challenge I face when dressing every day.
I wore this Lia Sophia 'Aristocrat' necklace and peach shell during the lessons.....the dark colored stones are actually a pale blush, but photographed so much darker. In person, its really beautiful and delicate.
.....and now for a little dreaming.........
I am in love with this Elle designs gown. Its on my wish list. I have long desired a black gown; its the first thing I ever really wanted gown-wise. I was shut down by Marcel who says that black gowns make you blend in with your partner. Sigh. Someday, I'm getting one. I'll put lots of AB crystal stones on it won't look so dark and so that I will stand out from my partner.
Its my dream dress.
I need to win a few more comps to earn the money to do buy this dress...and perhaps find an extra part time job.
I've been working on curbing my wardrobe spending, cutting back on magazines (I'm addicted to them) and paying of the last of the credit cards. I'm buying 95% thrift.Dance is my passion (as you might have figured out). I'm willing to cut back in other areas to spend more time competitive dancing. Can someone please make me this dress? ;)