Versatile Style by Tracey

The Nutcracker Ballet

Posted on: December 14, 2014

I love Performance Art!  

This season it looks like I am blessed to have a few events in that realm…

Much to our surprise my husband was given a package from a customer whose company sponsored 

The Virginia Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, 

which included dinner at Ruth’s  Steakhouse and a night at The Westin.  

Linking up with Visible Monday, so stop by and see other fabulous bloggers mainly the over 40 crowd! 


I used it as an excuse to wear my new grey leather skirt from Metrostyle.

I paired it with a Chadwick’s metallic rose embroidered jacket, which I’ve had for several years , I love it and was thinking  how it’s such a classic that I can hold onto it for even longer.  The hostess at Ruth’s Chris complemented my jacket…

To finish it off I wore a black lace top and my thrifted booties.. I loved this option of bootie as it has a lower vamp, which makes it less chunky and dressier.  


For Jewelry I wore my Ying/Yang onyx and mother of pearl necklace, ( it’s still in stock at my local BJ’s) 

My Earrings are from QVC and are Joan Rivers Pave Inspired

Joan Rivers Italian Inspired Drop Earrings with Pave

My silvertone version is on waitlist..


I took a side view so you could see these great booties, still can’t believe my luck in thrifting these and the fact that I found a very similar low vamp version in grey at Goodwill as well…

Dear Readers, The Ballet was fantastic and our box seats offered an incredible view!  My husband’s fabulous customer service truly paid off and I had a wonderful time… However my migraine kicked back up right after the show… Sunday afternoon during game time for football, again the migraine surfaced…. Definitely PMS related…. Since I don’t sleep well in hotels, I am glad my husband thought to bring a sleeping pill for me and it knocked me right out despite the terrible headache and gave me a full night’s rest!  


I am grateful to the attorney who gifted my husband with his sponsor package.  

I am grateful that I saw the homeschooling mother at the ballet who first began our bowling last year, but had disappeared as she put her twins back into public school… If it wan’t for her initiating our meetup the current group would not exist! 

I am grateful that we knocked out a few Christmas shopping gifts after checking out of The Westin, since it is right across from a mall…

I am grateful that when my migraine came on Sunday, that it was early enough for me to take migraine medicine, if too late I don’t want the caffeine to interfere with my sleep.

I am grateful that the Steelers won, again!   


12 Responses to "The Nutcracker Ballet"

Gorgeous skirt and earrings, Tracey. Sorry about your migraine, they are the worst, yes? Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

You look gorgeous! Love this outfit…the jacket is great!

Very pretty jacket and earrings. Glad you were able to enjoy the ballet before your migraine kicked in…and thank goodness for your DH who was looking out for you and ready with the sleeping pill.

Such a stunning jacket, great with the leather skirt. Glad you enjoyed the ballet, The Nutcracker is a favourite of mine.

Thank you , it really is a wonderful ballet story and a great way to celebrate the season.. not too mention a great reason to dress up.. Thanks for stopping by..

this looks beautiful on you Tracey, I love the silver metallic on you and the texture of your coat. That must have been fun, love the nutcracker!
from the link up
please stop by, jess xx

Thank you Jess a tough day, but will try later to get to your blog!

Gorgeous! I’ve been keeping up with your blog for a while now, and I was just in the drugstore and heard a Christmas carol that reminded me of somebody but I couldn’t think who!!! Then I remembered that the song reminded me of you! I imagine you’ve heard the song Christmas in Killarney, but just in case, here’s the youtube link – sung by a Canadian Irish folk group The Irish Rovers.

I think I’ve only commented a very few times, but I really enjoy your blog Tracy – and you’ve obviously made an impression on me if a song in the store can remind me of you!!!

Cheers and happy Christmas!


Wow, Yvonne you have no idea how much I needed this today… a tough day where I was really down and questioning whether I have it in me to continue blogging. That’s happened a few times and each time a lurking reader has stepped forward and commented…
I love the Irish Rovers and have listened them for over 20 years.. I even wanted to go on a cruise two years ago that they were doing.
Thanks for making my bad day, greatly improved! Kindness Matters!

Very pretty on you, and of-the-moment as well! Know you had a lovely time … always better when dressed up, I’m sure! So many people don’t and it’s really too bad!

I just love your jacket, and the skirt is a perfect pairing!

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