I’ve shared my outfits and activities for three very different ways to spend Mother’s Day this Sunday if you’re lucky enough to spending it with your mother, grandmother, children, or what have you. If brunch, wine, or hiking aren’t up your alley, how about a visit to the ballet (or other live performance)? I regularly walk by the Joffrey Ballet studios in downtown Chicago and love to watch the ballet dancers pristinely point their toes and flow to music in the practice studios. Romeo and Juliet, their current show, piqued my interest, and I have thought about attending with a friend or two. Having two little ones, including a newborn, at home has put a bit of a damper on my social life for now so ballets and other outings aren’t filling up my calendar, to say the least. But I think this would be a great way to share some time with Mom (and maybe grab a bite to eat before or after the show).
I contemplated my outfit for this event for a bit because the common attire for live theatrical and other types of performances varies vastly. When I attend shows (not often, but often enough to know the gist of what others are wearing), I see everything from jeans to fancy dresses. Even though it’s a special day, I think I’m more a ‘dressed up jeans’ kind of girl and think my mom would feel the same way. So dressed up jeans it was (and I got to wear my fancy shoes, which is always exciting).