Ballerinas!-The Thrifty Six

collage of ballerina outfits

Are you a dancer? I used to dance all night long in nightclubs when I was in my 20s. I am not a ballroom dancer nor a ballerina! But I can wear ballerinas! And I don’t mean the shoes. You might think now, she’s bonkers. You even might have a point there, lol. But hey, I do wear ballerinas!

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.

Ballerinas on my dress!

green jacket and green earrings

This is actually the only way I ever wore this ballerina print dress. I should wear it spring style. With espadrilles and a denim jacket I think. It’s a lovely dress, the print is so lovely. All these cute dancing ballerinas. The dress makes me happy! I bought it on Vinted, my favourite site to wear pre loved clothing.

And how did myfashion friends interpretate this one?

Jane of preloved_vintage_handmade

Ballerina look outfit

Being a ballerina for mummy…

When I was five my mum took me to ballet class so I could learn poise and elegance like a little girl should…

…but she soon realised I was the kind of girl who wanted to jump in muddy puddles and climb trees with the boys!

This month the Thrifty Six styling theme is ‘Ballerina’ so here I am, all these years later, being a ballerina for mummy…

…I think it’s about as close as I will ever get – lol


Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

do we look like ballerinas?

Nancy really pushed me on this one! I have never considered myself anything close to a ballerina type girl! So I went thrift shopping and found this beautiful new with tags White House Black Market pleated chiffon maxi skirt in the most ballerina color ever for just $6.99. I paired it with a preloved Ralph Lauren sparkly tank top that I have had for a few years. Everything else I am wearing was purchased at retail but none of it is new. It turns out I am more of a ballerina type girl than I ever imagined!

Emma of Style Splash

outfit by fashionblogger Emma

Nancy’s ballerina theme really had me stumped! I don’t own a tulle skirt, which would have been my preference, so instead I chose this pink flared satin midi skirt that cost £5 in a charity shop. I teamed it with my one shoulder corsage top and feathery bag that I bought on eBay ages ago. I won’t be doing any pirouettes or jetés, but I do feel elegant!

Grace of Graceful Rags

yellow summer dress

I really wasn’t sure how to interpret the ‘ballerina’ theme, but I figured this $1 BCBG yellow dress, which retailed for over $200, had the sweet and flowy vibes of a ballet dancer. I paired it with the nude heels I purchased for my brother’s wedding last weekend and threw on my favorite spring purse from Kate Spade New York. I’m date night ready!

Lucy ofLucy Bertoldi

ballerinas sweater

From ballet in my past, to a world of fashion today. I can totally see and understand the link. We are exactly where we are supposed to be. And today it’s ballet for this collab! These days I may not own much that’s ballet related…except for ballerina shoes, which we all own a pair, I’m sure. But then I remembered this sweatshirt that I found in Florida! Just a top with a splashed-on sketch of a lanky girl in tulle, just trudging along…kinda reminds me of someone who journeyed through dance, fell in love with art, to then totally embrace fashion of course!
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  1. 16th May 2022 / 18:22

    Such a good theme- and I love what you wrote about dancing all night- been there too!! Love your ballerina look xx

  2. 16th May 2022 / 18:22

    Wow! I love each and every one of these! My daughter is a ballerina (just learning pointe now!), so I have a fondness of it! That print on your dress is so fun and perfect for this theme!!


  3. 17th May 2022 / 18:22

    Ha, you have ballerinas ON your dress – that’s inspired, Nancy, well done. Lovely looks, everyone!

  4. 17th May 2022 / 18:22

    Nancy, this dress is so fun! I went looking for something with ballerinas on it, too, but I had no luck! I have a shirt with little diving people in swimsuits on it though! I thought I could lie and say they were dancers but they are clearly divers or swimmers of some sort so I shopped instead. Haha. I would love to see your cute ballerina dress restyled with espadrilles and a denim jacket! (Is it my turn to pick the next theme?)


  5. 18th May 2022 / 18:22

    How I love this theme. I took lessons off and on all the way through college. But was too shy to stick with ballet long enough at any one time to perform in a recital. I always quit just in the nick of time.

    I just adore everyone’s interpretation. You definitely need to style your ballerina print dress for spring. And check out the bargains some of the other girls scored for this round of Thrifty Six. Love Shelbee’s skirt. Emma’s satin skirt…wow!! And Grace’s unbelievable $1 dress. And Lucy and Jane both look very much the part of a classic prima ballerina.

    Bravo everyone!!

  6. 18th May 2022 / 18:22

    I always wanted to be a ballerina…so graceful and lithe! But, I am less than graceful and definitely not lithe! Such gorgeous looks all around…but your ballerina dress wins hands down!

  7. Jodie Filogomo
    19th May 2022 / 18:22

    Now that’s a dress I would have snatched up too. How fabulous and I definitely need to see it in the summer now.

  8. 22nd May 2022 / 18:22

    A ballerina print – so cute!

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