Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Evening at the Blumenthal

Back to the Blumenthal again! This is the second time Care and I have had the pleasure of attending one of Ann Marie's concerts there. So fancy :) Some of you may know this, but some of you may not, Ann Marie (Caroline's bff) plays viola in the Charlotte Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra, and she's very good at it too :). I can't believe how well her orchestra plays, there are some young people in there playing instruments like they're 30 (AM included)! If I close my eyes, or even if I'm looking right at them I would never ever guess that some of them are as young as they are. It's incredible. And it was so fun to watch Ann Marie play, she looked like she was part of the music. I'm so proud of you Ann Marie! You did an amazing job! Such talent :D 

the ceiling was gorgeous :)
The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra. Go Ginger!!
The fam. Thank you to the mum for letting me use her iPhone to take pics :)
Ann Marie!!! The Charlotte Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra
The Charlotte Symphony also played along with the CSYO during part of the concert and it was beautiful. I told my friend that if humans can sound this beautiful I can't even imagine what angels can sound like. She thinks that when we all get to heaven everybody will play an instrument and Jesus will be the conductor :)
(We aren't allowed to take pictures when the CSO plays)
Besties :)
With the amazing Ann Marie, great job girl!! 
This dress was AMAZING. The arm movement was a little restricted due my alterations (ehehe), but it's  not that big of a deal. I've never worn anything this sparkly in my life :) The original dress was probably, idk, 4 sizes too big for me, and it had huge shoulder pads. And I don't mean like big, or even really big, these were giant. They stuck off my shoulders about an inch and 3/4. And they were thick. The dress was also a good bit too short (especially with high heels). and the armholes were big enough to fit a leg through. And it wasn't petite. But I reaaaaally wanted to wear the dress so down to the sewing table it went and snip snip I took it all apart. I took it in in the waist, brought it up in the shoulders about 4 inches, slimmed the actual sleeves about 4 inches, removed the shoulder pads and added a strip of fabric to the bottom to make it a little more appropriate for my modest 17 year old self. :P Even with it's current problems it's a whole lot better than it was and I love it! (not really sure when I'll wear it again but)

there are pictures that look worse than this but gahhhhhh, look at all the sparkles!
hair cut???!!!

just kidding :D

Dress: Goodwill ($5)
Shoes: VV ($1.50)
Belt: VV
Earrings: gift
(I would say I was dressed to the nines, but the whole outfit was less than $9 :P)
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  1. I LOOOOOVE that dress! OH MY GOSH! lol And yes.. I was thinking the entire time.. there isn't a bun? How'd she do that?! lol Wonderful! I'm glad you had a good time!


  2. Isn't it great???!!!! I feel pretty in it :) Yeah, bangs are pretty sweet aren't they? :P

  3. You look great! Sparkly clothes are the best!!! I really need more glitz like this in my wardrobe. I suppose because it doesn't necessarily jive with my daily life and there are rarely any fancy events in our little town to wear it to, I haven't stocked up on sequins or the like, but having a bit more to hand wouldn't hurt and can certainly be worn for more everyday events all the same, too.

    Happiest start of May wishes,
    ♥ Jessica