I’ve always been drawn to anything ballet-inspired (maybe it’s the wanna-be prima ballerina in me?), but this spring I’ve been especially enamored with everything tulle, satin and undeniably graceful. What do y’all think of the look? Any ideas on how you might incorporate it into an outfit…a room…a party? I can totally envision the pale pink & ivory color palette for a girly bridal shower, or even a wedding (with a very accommodating groom!) Take a peek at my favorite ballet-inspired clips from the inspiration files… And I’d love to know: do any of you take ballet classes? Please share your experience, since it’s always something I’m on the brink of signing up for!

Obsessed with this heavenly table setting shot by yan photography for Snippet & Ink.

Don’t you love these chairs adorned with cascading ruffles? See more from this stunning shoot here.

*for more ballet inspiration, hop over to this board I designed last summer.

{1} {4} {6} Ditte Isager for Martha Stewart Weddings {2} {7} Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty {3} {5} yan photography for Snippet & Ink {8} Justin and Mary Marantz via Style Me Pretty {9} dress design decor



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    Erin {e} | May 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    so inspired by the delicate, graceful and pristine beauty of this post. the subtle colors: pale pinks, rose, chardonnay. will definitely use this post as inspiration for an upcoming baby shower i am planning. sophisticated, soft, and perfect for a friend expecting her first baby girl. thank you!

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    rachel | May 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    absolutely stunning! Now I want my bridal shower (wayyyy in the future) to be just like this! You should take some ballet classes at Ballet Austin with me Camille 🙂

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    Jennifer | May 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve been taking classes at Ballet Austin with Chris Swaim for the past two years. I LOVE it and highly recommend. I never took ballet as a child, so I think I’m trying to make up for lost time.

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    Catherine | May 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I will soooooo take a ballet class with you. Let’s discuss. Lovely post today!

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    Alison Reid Style | May 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    This is absolutely dazzling! I am in love with this post and am completely inspired by the soft tones, beautiful tulle and setting. Truly heavenly!
    xo, Alison

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    Camille Styles | May 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    @Erin, love the idea of this palette for a baby shower to celebrate a little girl! So sweet!!

    Okay @Rachel @Jennifer @Catherine – I’m thrilled to know that some fellow Austinites are loving ballet, and I totally want to take a class. Let’s talk!! xo

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    Meghan | May 27, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Lovely, pretty collection Camille! I did ballet for about 13 years, and am starting it up again now. The beauty of it never really faded for me. It’s great for keeping fit, but you don’t really think of it as exercise – at least I didn’t anyway! The perks were dancing with a pianist playing your class music and especially preparing and dressing for a performance. These shots really take me back to the times of tulle and pointe shoes – as painful as they are, will always be beautiful to me!

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    karlita | May 30, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Hi Camille! I started dancing ballet like 5 years ago.. and I love it, and I need it! .. its the most femenine and beautiful way to express your feelings!.. though I should have started younger but its never too late!.. I will have my group presentation at the theater in 2 weeks! kind of nervous! Super loved your ballet inspired post!

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