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When you are all ready to set the stage on fire with your ballet performance but the only thing missing is the perfect dress you visualised yourself to be wearing. It can be an addition to this frustration if all the local ballet stores just do not have the type of dress you want. To avoid all this confusion, it is a great idea to look for the dress you want on an online ballet store. An online ballet store has a wide variety of designs and styles available as it is functioning on a large scale. For people who have never shopped for ballet clothes online, it may seem to be a little confusing, but in reality, it is extremely simple.

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Online Ballet Store

Here are a few tips for beginners to get a perfect outfit from an online ballet store:

  • Ensure that you are up to date with your measurements: You need to know your body measurements accurately. In a local store, you can just try on an outfit and decide the fitting size. But that would not be possible in an online store. So, you will have to take the help of your measurements and the size chart to determine the size of your required outfit. As you may already be aware that the sizing of various manufacturers may vary, do not neglect the size chart. Always compare the size chart provided on the website of the online ballet store and only then place the final order. If you place an order for the wrong size, the outfit may fail to fit as required.
  • Read the details of the outfit: Do not get lured by the pictures of the outfit. Read all the details of the material provided along with it. The outfits may appear attractive in the pictures but may not be of the cloth material that you require. So never get carried away just by the pictures. Also look for all the other details you may require.

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Online Ballet Store

  • Do not shy away from asking questions: Just like a local store, an online ballet store has several representatives available to solve your queries about their products. So, if you have any questions of the features of any outfit, ask them straight away. They will help you out and thus, you can have a happy shopping experience.
  • Go through the customer reviews and research materials: Ensure that you go through the customer reviews of the product. This is a feature that is not available in local stores. So why not take advantage of it? Look at the reviews to determine how satisfied the customers who have already bought it are. This will give you a clear idea of the quality of the outfit. Also, look into the type of material. It would be really frustrating to receive a dress that looks amazing but feels like sandpaper on your skin. As you are unable to touch the fabric and distinguish the texture of the outfit by looking at the pictures on an online ballet store, it would be advisable to familiarise yourself the fabric content before hitting the buy now button.

 With these tips, you are all set to buy your perfect new ballet outfit from an online ballet store. All you need to take care of is the date of delivery of the product. As it is an online store, it may take a little time for the item reaching you after you have ordered it. So, make sure you do not procrastinate on the buying process and treat it as a priority instead. Make sure you look into the return policies on the online ballet store and schedule your purchase with a margin of a few days before the performance.

This blog post was guest written by Mary Mathis. Follow her on the links provided below.

I’ve got that Friday feeling… When I get that feeling, I spend my time watching some of my favourite YouTubers or video bloggers.

So, this blog post is going to be crackalackin’ in written content but oozin’ boozin’ with visuals!

  1. Sara Asiya

2) Jenna Marbles

As you can tell from the videos above, the main thing I look for in YouTubers is humour. Humour is everything…

If I’m not watching Sara Asiya and Jenna Marbles on YouTube, I’m watching TV and/or marathons of the shows (online). I have to admit that I’m impatient when it comes to programmes… I literally cannot wait for some of my favourites to make it across the pond that I watch them on SockShare as soon as they get streamed.

Do I watch Netflix? Not really… I don’t watch anything Netflix-related because it’s more so a couple-y thing to do…  I suppose you could say that I have an account for – again – no reason whatsoever; and that I’ve subscribed to it for no reason. 🙈 I mean, if programmes I actually wanted to watch were streamed on the UK one, I might dedicate more time to it.

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Today, I checked the Instagram Story of Sara Asiya, one of my favourite Instagram personalities. She is the funniest lady I’ve come across in a while, I love her. However, sadly, she constantly is faced with negative feedback and her feeds are no stranger to negative comments and is becoming a hub trolls.

Today, she broke down LIVE on Instagram. It broke me. I know that this stuff happens, but I think seeing the affects first hand really messed me up.

The media is notorious for spreading the message that women are “too big” or “too thin” and what the “perfect” body/face shape is, so the last thing we need is some troll that has nothing better to do with their time than hurt and offend people. There’s a difference between banter and disrespect.

I do not stand for it, and I do not condone it. Listen to what I’ve got to say below…

Jane the Virgin

‘Jane the Virgin’ is another one of my favourite shows. Although it returned for a new season last year, I’ve yet to watch more than one episode of it. That’s bad – isn’t it? 😆 Thing is, soap opera dramas drag on like dragons and I can’t be dealing with it.

Don’t get me wrong, I was hooked on the first two seasons (before she married) but a third season felt like it had run its course. What I mean is, what do the directors/writers want? Do they expect her to stay a virgin forever? They’ll have to change the name of the show at some point (unless they want a ’40 Year Old Virgin’-esque show),

Sadly, Jane didn’t get her happy ending [at the end of season two] because Michael was shot by his detective accomplice. As I mentioned above, I watched episode one of the latest season and although I was happy to see Michael recover, i just felt like I couldn’t watch it anymore. She’s married and was going to do the deed – that’s it.

Wait, I love how I’m chatting like you guys know the show – when you probably don’t… 😂

Okay, so Jane is a young lady who dreams of being a writer and pursues her dreams. GO GIRL! She’s dating a cop (police officer) but had a crush on a guy who owns a hotel chain previously. They somehow end up meeting again, she goes to the gynae and she gets artificially inseminated by his own sister. WTF?

I know what’s going through your mind right now: “you watch these type of shows?!” I assure you it’s not the storyline that had me hooked… It’s the humour, the comedy (which is another word for humour) and the abundance of love that appealed to me.

OMG! I can’t believe that it took me to write this blog post before I realised a major flaw in the show. I’ve just thought of something – how could she get artificially inseminated if her hymen is in tact? I don’t know… I was refused a smear because of it but she gets pregnant? What?! How?!

Back to the plot we go, she gets pregnant and stays with Michael the cop but breaks up to get with Rafael the baby daddy (who was married to Petra – a crazy psycho beach*).

* Margate, UK probably

Oh, yeah – Jane ends up giving birth to the cutest baby boy ever called Mateo (or “Mr Sweetface” for short). She also gets hitched to Michael at the end of season two but I, like plenty of others, thought she suited Rafael better. Don’t get me wrong, Michael’s a great guy – I just felt there was more of a chemistry between her and Rafael. Then again, there’s an emotional bond between her and Michael, so maybe that’s why it’s stronger.

Overall, the show has its fair share of twists and turns, drama, murders, partner swapping etc. but it’s hilarious even if overly dramatic… Sometimes too dramatic to the point where it looks farfetched and made up.

However, we’re all hooked on it. Aren’t we? [if you’re yet to be, have a word with yourself]

I used to tweet about it so much that a few of my friends have ended up watching and enjoyed it! I tweet about other stuff now, though. 😆

Although I haven’t watched season three in full (in case you didn’t know 🙈), I’ve seen a couple of previews and suspect that her and Michael are no longer married because she’s crushing on someone else? 😳

She, like she always was, is still torn between staying a virgin until she gets into a *proper* marriage or losing it beforehand. Her grandmother plays a major role in motivating her to stay celibate. I love her nan, she’s a proper traditional grandma! 💖