If you're anything like me, then posts like these are your guilty pleasure. I'm such a nosy parker, there's nothing more I love than getting myself a cup of tea, something yummy to eat and sitting down to read a post that lets me peak into somebodies life. Being a ballet obsessive I decided to go against the norm and show you my dance bag!
The actual bag is a tote from Victoria's Secret, they were giving them away if you spent over a certain amount. I have control issues when it comes to Victoria's Secret, I just can't help myself. It fits everything I need perfectly, and I think the stripes are so cute.
The first things in my bag are my dance wear bits and bobs. My school has a navy uniform, which looks so cute with pale pink and I actually really prefer it to black leotards. My skirt is from bloch, to class we have to wear our skirts and leotards, and usually we're not actually allowed warm ups. I do have a pair of pink leg warmers in my bag though. Recently I tore a ligament in my right knee, and I also broke some little bones in my left foot. It's so important to protect these injuries and work to strengthening them, so if the studio is cold I'll wear these to help me warm up at the Barre. These shorts are from Primark, I leave them in my bag to throw on after class to drive home in.
Next we have my soft shoes, because of the bad foot I'm not wearing shoes with a box on them right now, but I shall be soon! Hurray! I absolutely cannot wait to be back to my normal self. The striped bag I made myself to keep my shoes inside, those things start to smell bad pretty quickly so a little bag is a necessity. Two EOS lip balms, every time I got to visit my fiancé or he visits me I stock up these. They're amazing, everyone needs at least one! The long rubber band looking thing is called a Deuserband. It's really great for stretching for splits and warming up. My trusty water bottle to keep hydrated during and after classes. I also keep my Vera Bradley purse with some spare change and keys inside.
Hair donuts- can't go to class without the perfect bun! Deo for that B.O (haha dancers STINK, don't be fooled by the pretty hair, we get sweaty!) and a stretchy bandage that's there 'just in case' my knee feels weak or starts to act up. I also keep a mini bath and bodyworks hand sanitiser.
Lastly I have my little bag of tricks. This tiny bag is from Juicy Couture, it came with a gift set of perfume I got a couple christmases ago. I keep in here some spare hair ties and bobby pins, a little bow, some blotting paper and paracetamol. Cramps, headaches and sore feet aren't fun to deal with. I've also found plasters are an absolute must, I get so many blisters from my everyday shoes.
If you've ever considered taking a dance class I'd say go for it! Especially as an adult! So many dance schools now offer 'adult' classes, or will include you in their various other classes. I joined as a teenager and fell in love, it's great for mind and body.