What I Wore to the Costume Ball

I love dressing up, it was always an integral part of my childhood and not just once a year. It was one of my favourite things to do, playing dress-ups with my mom’s clothes or making my own Hawaiian hula skirt. My mom’s friend made a Roaring ’20s flapper dress for me with rows of silky fringes. I loved dancing and acting in my house, I could be whatever I wanted to be. It was all make-believe and I had an unbounded imagination.

I’ve had this top for over 10 years: made in the USA, pretty lace and sparkly rhinestones around the neckline and tiny ruffles on the edges of the sleeves. My butterfly necklace and belt with a flower (both old) are perfect for this outfit.

I’m still me all these years later and love playing dress-ups just as much as ever. This outfit is so fun to dance in, I felt like a butterfly floating around the dance floor! It twirls beautifully! Something I always loved as a child. I only liked dresses and skirts that “danced” as I would tell my mom when I was in the fitting room of a store. I would spin around and if the dress or skirt didn’t flare out, I’d tell my mom, “It doesn’t dance.”

Some things never change.

Did you love something as a child that you still love now?

Happy November!

butterflycarmen

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29 Responses to What I Wore to the Costume Ball

  1. finbarsgift says:

    Carmen as a lovely butterfly — how wonderful! 🦋
    Liebe Grüße zur Nacht vom Lu

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  2. WONDERFUL!!!! ❤ IS THIS SKIRT OF ONE PIECE, OR INDIVIDUAL WINGS?

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  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    HOW DELIGHTFUL—A MONARCH BUTTERFLY’S WINGS!

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  4. Mackenzie says:

    LOVE! As always you pulled off this look so beautifully! How perfect for the occasion too!

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  5. purpleslob says:

    Carmen, you are the most beautiful Monarch butterfly I’ve ever seen!

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  6. josep-maria says:

    What a nice look for a costume! The skirt is beautiful and it sure dances at your own pace. I love the color of the pattern and the natural drawing. Your pendant is beautiful and your top is wonderful, has a beautiful neckline and highlights your wonderful figure beautifully. I really like your hairstyle.

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    • carmen says:

      You brought a smile to my day! It’s a very unusual skirt and the print looks just like a butterfly. I’m glad you like my costume and hairstyle, thank you so much! 🦋

      ❤️carmen

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  7. Brian says:

    🦋Holding the sun draped in Royalty. 🌻

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  8. Aww you look fabulous Carmen! The skirt is so pretty and it is nice to have a skirt that dances! I like the necklace and flower accent accessories. I am sure the flapper dress was so cute on you! You can be you no matter the age or time in life! I keep telling myself that. Ive always loved the feel of a full lenght slip , the silkiness and still do! Have a great day, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Terri! I would love to have a ’20s flapper dress again, perfect for doing the Charleston! 🙂 I have two full slips (one black and one white) feels so feminine. Enjoy the day! 🦋

      ❤️carmen

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  9. Jodie says:

    That skirt is so fabulous Carmen…..and how perfect as part of a costume or really everyday.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  10. Ralph says:

    You are a lovely flutterby dear Carmen 🙂 ❤ 🦋

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  11. What a great outfit. You look like a princess.

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  12. But a beautiful butterfly💖

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  13. utesmile says:

    What a beautiful Butterfly! It is really lovely with your top and matching necklace. I so know about a skirt that dances…. I am just wearing one for my tap and freestyle performance. Saturday is the last one and I will post a picture after that. It feels with the skirt we are all dancing better than in the lessons in trousers. I love it swirling around… you know what I mean very well.!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much! I know exactly what you mean Ute! We are both dancers! I’m looking forward to seeing your photo! Here’s what I’d like to get next for a costume. 🦋

      ❤️carmen

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  14. Very Cute!!! 💖💖💖💖

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