Lady Of The Camellias

Lady Of The Camellias

Lady Of The Camellias

The Ballerina In Me

My love for ballgowns, princess dresses, & sparkle runs deep to my core. As a professional ballet dancer, I’m lucky enough to wear beautiful princess costumes quite frequently. In my normal life though, one of my favorite ways to live out my princess dreams is by wearing tulle. This dreamy fabric can be found in styles to suit both evening attire & everyday essentials. That’s right! If you don’t already have one, get yourself a tulle skirt to feel those princess vibes on the daily!

The inspiration for the title of this post came from the lovely Camellias behind me in the photos. Did you know that The Lady Of The Camellias was first a French book? Later it was made into a lovely ballet which I would love to perform someday.


Lady Of The Camellias
Lady Of The Camellias


Lady Of The Camellias

Putting This Princess Look Together

I wore this amazing tulle dress to Richmond Ballet’s annual gala. Back in the early fall, I fell hard for this dress. It was a little bit more expensive then what I wanted to pay, & it just so happened that my size was out of stock. I kept in in my wishlist though just because I loved it so much. Then right before Thanksgiving, I saw that my size was back in stock, so I set my alarm for 2 AM (I had heard that’s when the sale was starting) & bought it during the Black Friday sales. It was a steal!

For accessories, I re-wore some bits from my wedding day. I wore my wedding earrings I got from BHLDN & would you believe that my headband was actually my belt I wore at my wedding reception?! It was so special to wear these beautiful pieces again. My pearl bracelet was a wedding gift from my parents that tied in so perfectly with the small pearls on my headband & my super affordable pearl clutch. My shoes were a pair of silver metallic heels (old, similar here) that were low enough to be quite comfortable to be on my feet & dancing for much of the night. I truly felt like a ballerina princess.

My Makeup

For my eyes, I wore dreamy pinks & cool tone browns to resemble the color of my dress. Really, I looked through all of my palettes to find colors that slightly resembled the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk eyeshadow quad which is currently at the top of my wishlist. Matte shadows in the crease, a little shimmer on the lid blended out to create a soft smokey eye.

I was not originally going to wear a red lip. It happened very last minute. Lustre very kindly lent me a gorgeous ruby & diamond bracelet to wear to this event (see photos on my “ballet” Instagram story highlights), so I wore a red lip to match the rubies. I’m not going to lie, I was really nervous to wear this bold red lip to an event in which I would be eating & drinking & talking all night, but this combination was incredible! I didn’t have to touch up once & it lasted the entire evening. First I lined & filled in my lips with the Jordana Easyliner for lips in the shade Sedona Red. Then I applied my favorite red lipstick, So Marylin by Charlotte Tilbury. That was it! I was shocked at how good it still looked at the end of the night. If you’re looking for a great long lasting red lip look, this is the winning combo.


Lady Of The Camellias
Lady Of The Camellias

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Lady Of The Camellias

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We Went On A Fall Adventure

We Went On A Fall Adventure

We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure

It’s Simple, I Love Fall

I always get so excited when I start to see the first signs of fall. The leaves are finally starting to change & the air is crisp & my outfits are beginning to add layer after layer of color & warmth. I can also tell that it’s officially fall when all I want to listen to is Taylor Swift’s Red album. That album is so nostalgic to me & always brings me back to fall in the City. I personally think that her song, All Too Well, is the best song she has ever written. Goosebumps every time. But back to fall, Ben & I were so excited to finally dive into full fall mode, that we decided to make a day out of it & road trip to the Ashland Berry Farm.


We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

On our drive out to the farm, we talked about our favorite things we each love about fall. For me, I love the warm & spicy scents & flavors, but it’s mostly about the fashion. I love layering & mixing in my fall accessories like boots, berets, & scarves. This makes an outfit so much more rich & put together in my opinion. Of course, I totally jump on the pumpkin band wagon as well! I’m always down for a good ole pumpkin latte or pumpkin bread & if you follow my Instagram stories, you’ll know that Ben & I have been doing at home Sunday brunch which has recently included things like pumpkin pancakes & Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls. They are amazing! 

Ben talked about how he loves the cool air of fall. He is just warm by nature & was born & raised in Maine, so cold days are his jam. Another big part of fall for him is football season seeing as though he is a big Patriot’s fan. I’ve grown to enjoy watching the games too, although I must admit that it’s usually half watching & half online shopping…:) Ben also loves a good pumpkin latte but he likes them iced. In fact, on our first date, Ben brought pumpkin lattes for the both of us to have before seeing an exhibit at a local museum. Pumpkin lattes have a special place in our hearts because they in a way take us back to that very first date. 


We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure

“That’s Actually A Gourd”

When we arrived to the farm, we took a hay ride out to the pumpkin fields. We made it our mission to find the best pumpkins. Ben, of course, spotted them immediately & then also found the cutest & tiniest pumpkin I have ever seen. On our ride back to the entrance of the farm, we showed one of the workers our tiny pumpkin, to which he quickly corrected us saying, “That’s not a pumpkin, it’s actually a gourd.” Well, ok then. So we decided to name it Gordon & it sits on our coffee table & makes us smile daily. Oh, Gordon…

Once we got back, we knew we couldn’t leave without getting some apple cider & homemade donuts. It was my first cider of the season & I have been hooked on Trader Joe’s amazing cider every since. We got 6 small donuts thinking that we would take some home for later, but found ourselves loving them so much that we ate them all right then & there. They were so delicious! We already can’t wait to go back next year.


We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure
We Went On A Fall Adventure

Outfit Details

Quintessential Tall Brown Boots (under $45!), Madewell Jeans, White Top from H&M, Olive Green Bag, Houndstooth Blazer (Goodwill find! Similar here & more affordable here), Lipstick in shade Cruella, Gal Meets Glam Logo Scarf as Belt

What are some of your favorite things about this lovely fall season? What do you look forward to each year? xx


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Stripes On Stripes

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Stripes On Stripes

What I’m Wearing

Striped Top With Amazing Sleeves (under $15!!) // Floral + Bird + Striped Skirt (Last season, find this season’s version here…I might like it even more!) // Golden Bow Slides (old, similar here) // Cult Gaia Dupe // Sunnies // Lipstick in shade Poppy

Print Mixing Round Two

I’m back with another round of print mixing (see previous post & tips here). This look combines two takes on stripes & I love how it turned out. I’ll be honest though, it took some guts to put this together. Print mixing can be risky business, but it pays off big time when you get it right. This look stands out in all the right ways. Let’s find out why this stripes on stripes look just works.

Stripes On Stripes

How To Make Stripes On Stripes Work

In my previous print mixing post, I mentioned that it’s important to pay attention to the size of prints your mixing. The stripes on my puffy sleeved top are much larger than the stripes on my skirt. That is the most important thing remember: mix a larger print with a smaller print.

Colors are obviously important in a look like this as well. The shades of blue play off each other & compliment one another quite nicely. Also, the added texture of florals on top of the stripes on the skirt make things not so monotonous.

One last thing to keep in mind it to make sure that the stripes are going the same way. I’m sure there is probably a way to make mixing horizontal & vertical stripes work, but keeping them unified is a much safer approach.

Stripes On Stripes

I challenge you to play around with some prints in your wardrobe. Or next time you go shopping, grab some prints & play around with them in the dressing room without spending any money! Would you rock the stripes on stripes look? xx

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The Best Holiday Dresses

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Holiday Dresses

Hello Everyone!

It’s about that time!

This Blogmas post is all about finding the perfect holiday dress for your upcoming parties & events! Whether it’s a work event, or a holiday date night, finding the right look can help you feel extra confident & festive. As you know, I am a firm believer that pink is a totally holiday color, but a little red dress, a dark green dress, or anything that sparkles & shines is sure to make a statement at your next Christmas party. I’ll show you two of my favorites in my collection & also roundup the best of the best holiday dresses out there right now.

Holiday Dresses

The first dress is this amazing dark green velvet pleated midi dress. This was one of those, you see it & buy it immediately kind of dresses. Once it arrived, & I tried it on, I instantly felt all the old Hollywood glamour vibes & quickly paired it with my art deco t-strapped heels & a bright red lip. My long faux fur stole seemed like the perfect addition to this look.

Velvet dresses are a lovely choice for your next holiday event. This time of year is my favorite time to wear this luxurious fabric. It catches light so well & brings extra warmth which is much appreciated on cold winter nights. I am loving this red velvet wrap dress at the moment, as well as this pink option. *swoon*

Holiday Dresses

Then there’s my very special red dress. I actually bought this dress in Paris this past summer, & it’s one of my most beloved & sentimental pieces in my wardrobe. The bows on the straps are such a sweet touch to this already gorgeous red dress. My fuzzy coat (last seen here) just fits with this dress & brings all the warmth necessary. I just picture it with a bold red lip & a champagne gold sparkly eye. Can’t you just see it?!

Bows are such a fun touch to your holiday look. Try one with a bow back like this one, or this one with a sparkly bow right on the front. It’s the perfect feminine touch.

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A Red Moment

A Red Moment

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Lately I have been totally inspired my these all red looks ( 1 & 2 ), & have been putting together my own version. I feel a little like Rachel Zoe when saying this, but I was needing “a red moment“.

Having pops of red, or simply putting them all on at once, is such a festive trend this season, & I’m all about it! Pulling off a monochrome look like this is all about layering & mixing your textures. I started off with a simple red sweater dress with a roll neck & paired it with my new holiday red coat. This combo alone  is already so festive, but adding the red faux fur scarf brings a whole new element to this look. The faux fur really breaks up the monochrome without changing color! To finish it all off, I paired this outfit with these super sweet red bow heels that are quickly becoming my new favorites.

I thought about adding a pair of red sunnies to my red moment look, but I decided that these black cat eyes fit the vibe I was going for perfectly. The feminine glamour these sunnies bring are just perfection.

A Red Moment

A Red Moment

A Red Moment

Put Together A Red Moment Of Your Own With These Pretties!

A Red Moment

Is this a trend you will be trying this holiday season?

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My First YouTube Video!

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As you all know, I was in NYC a few weeks ago, performing with the Richmond Ballet at the Joyce Theater. While on tour, I decided to test my knack at filming. I told myself that there was no pressure. That no one was expecting a video, so if it sucked, no one would ever have to see it. So I went for it. I really went for it. So much so, that I came home with 45 minutes of footage! After figuring iMovie out for the first time and cutting quite a bit of nonsense out, I came out with two videos that I am quite proud of.

Today I will show you my first one!

Ta-da!

Tell me what you think! Any advice? Should I continue to make more videos?

Be sure to give my video some love by giving it a thumbs up, leaving a comment, and clicking the subscribe button to subscribe to my channel!

(Eek! I’ve always wanted to say that!)

I can’t believe I’ve started my own YouTube channel! But you know, we here at Felix & Flora believe in dreaming big dreams…even seemingly impossible dreams.  Thank you so much for your support and believing in me.

P. S. – Stay tuned for part 2!