It had been at least 20 years (yikes!) since I had put on anything resembling a tutu. While I loved the romanticism of the idea of owning a tutu (Carrie Bradshaw anyone??) I figured it would sit in my closet for years collecting dust and taunting me for refusing to grow up. LITTLE DID I KNOW WHAT I HAD BEEN MISSING THIS WHOLE TIME!

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When my beautiful friend Silvana, of The Tulle Project, asked me if she could send me a skirt, I was like ummmmm YEAH!  (She calls them tulle skirts but I just can’t quit with the tutu-ness!) I had no idea how excited I would be until it actually showed up.

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When the big box came to the door and I opened it up, I almost gasped out loud at how beautiful it was. I put it on to see how it fit and basically have been wearing it ever since. Just kidding…. but I COULD HAVE! Flashbacks of my years in ballet flashed before me, and I remembered how much I absolutely loved wearing tutus.
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I wanted to write a post on different ways you could style a tutu and why you needed one in your wardrobe and honestly, this was by far the easiest shoot to style and write about. I don’t think I have ever been so excited for a photoshoot EVER!image
My photographer friend and I had been wanting to check out some of Vancouver’s murals from the mural festival this past summer, and I’m glad we waited to shoot because my excitement over the beautiful skirt, matched with the stunning artwork displayed all over the city, made for an amazing combination!
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We drove to Main Street where the majority of the murals were located and I put together my first look! I was so excited I was twirling and skipping and smiling and then… I got stung by a wasp! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I’ve never been stung by a wasp, and right between the toes…. ugh… I didn’t let it dampen my spirits though, I put my high heels on, threw that smile back on my face and away we went!
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For my first look, I wanted to combine the girliness of the tutu with the edginess of spiked heels and a killer leather jacket. By far, my favourite look I put together, I could have shot all day in just this look alone. We found these wicked graffiti walls that suited the look perfectly.

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For my second look, I wanted to do a buttoned up chambray shirt with a statement necklace. We found this AMAZING wolf wall but unfortunately there were cars parked in front of it which kind of killed the vibe. A lot of these beautiful murals are just stumbled upon in back alleys and on the sides of random buildings. It really brightens up this part of Vancouver and I love the idea behind it!
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For my last look, I wanted to style the tutu with a grapic tee. I thought the “As If” one was fitting because I was thinking, as if this photo shoot is over already! I paired it with a cute clutch and polka dot heels and just had fun with this look by twirling, dancing letting loose!
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Thank you to my beautiful friend, and founder, Silvana, for gifting me with this stunning skirt. Make sure to check out her website www.thetulleproject.com and her Instagram @thetulleproject to learn more about her story! (She wore a tulle skirt every day for a year! Whatttt???) And thank you, as always, to my amazing wonderful friend and photographer Rory of Rory Coomey Photography for braving the back alleys of Main Street with me to get these stunning shots! Would you guys ever rock a tutu? How would you style it???

42 thoughts on “How to style a tutu/tulle skirt!”

  1. These looks are beautiful. I like the leather jacket the best since it contrasts with the feminine skirt, and the black/white combo. It was a great idea to shoot in front of the murals too! Amazing artwork.

  2. You styled this gorgeous tulle skirt so perfectly with that cute As If top, and how perfect are these backdrops! Such a shame that there were cars parked by the wolf mural, like don’t they know bloggers have business there! 😛

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
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  3. I love tutus, especially the one Sarah Jessica Parker wore in the beginning of Sex in the City! Great post!

  4. What a time to get stung by a wasp! Go you for just carrying on! I think I would have wanted to go home ? I’ve never been stung before and am a teeny bit afraid when I am, I’ll discover I’m allergic. Anyway, that aside. I love your styling ideas! That tutu is gorgeous and definitely need to get one!

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