Pink Christmas.

It's not an exaggeration to say that ballet was my life in my earlier years. While my friends were pledging in brown or green uniforms in Girl Scouts, I was wearing leotards, tights, and leg warmers cavorting around a downtown dance studio in all my glory. On my eighth Christmas, my mom, dad, and I took a trip to Manhattan to see the New York City Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. This was so special to me, particularly that year, because I was dancing the lead as Clara, back home and could totally relate to the dancers on stage. Once the lights dimmed and the orchestra started, I was glued to the stage with a small smile on my face, crinkling the program in my hands for the next three hours. I will never forget how I felt in that moment, and these photos taken by Rachel Papo just brought back the awesome feelings that I experienced that night.

The above photos have resulted in collecting photos and ideas (courtesy of Country Living and Better Homes and Gardens) for a pink Christmas. With that said, let's go nuts.

What are some of your favorite holiday moments, lovelies?


  1. Love the pink, and love ballet too! Did you just see Regis and Kelly today? Kelly went and took a little lesson with the NYCBallet in preparation for the Nutcracker. It was cute!

  2. What a beautiful post! I adore what they did with that chandelier. So much pretty in pink goodness!

  3. oh my gosh, how pretty. i have a gold theme this year but am going to keep pink in mind. : ) happy holiday!