I had been looking forward to this for weeks; zumba-ing in a night club for fun just seems like a perfect combination. Unfortunately I missed the first event (January's) but when I heard that the theme was going to be Carnival for February, I made sure that I was there! There's just something about the word 'carnival' and the thought of one taking place that just puts you in a good mood. Personally, the Latin/Samba inspired party songs are my favourite, so this was just another reason why I had to go!
The biggest challenge though - despite it sounding like fun - was what to wear? 'Carnival' brings thoughts of ladies in sparkly bikinis with giant, brightly-coloured feather headdresses (there's no way I'd be caught dressed like that down Cleethorpes' seafront - especially in February!) Originally I found this playsuit, which I absolutely loved, but it wasn't right for me sadly, and I had a look online too to see what else I could find, but in the end, I settled for this....
Top: ASOS (old)
Jeans: New Look
Bangles, Hairgrip (right-middle picture) and Earrings (right-bottom picture): New Look
Feathered Headband (used as a wrist band): Primark
Butterfly Ring: A street stall in Tenerife (from seven years ago!)
P.S The image was taken after the event, hence the knackered look!
My top is from ASOS and I bought it about three/four years ago - I felt that the bright colour and ruffle across the shoulder would be great for this fun theme. I really struggled with what to wear on the bottom; I didn't feel like wearing shorts like I had originally planned (too cold!), and I couldn't find a sequin skirt ANYWHERE in Grimsby! So I opted for bright jeans which I knew I would wear again in the summer. Admittedly, this wasn't the comfiest option, but these jeans are 'super-soft', and they really are!
While shopping in New Look, I saw that jewellery was Buy One, Get One Free, and they had plenty of bright, feathered pieces to choose from which was ideal, and then I found a perfect headband from Primark which I used as a wristband. Teamed with a ring I bought while on holiday with my parents in Tenerife when I was 16, my outfit was complete!
Looking back now, I do wish I had 'gone for it' a bit more, but I had left this until last minute and so I was stuck with what the shops of Grimsby had to offer... but I think it worked...
The event itself took place at The Pier, a local night club which has recently been fully refurbished. The people who know this establishment, know that it had a baaaad reputation so I have been reluctant to go in there for fear that it was exactly the same. However, I was genuinely surprised! New carpets and wooden flooring (no more heels sticking to the floor ladies!), new paint, new bar area and new seating! Since this was a special event, I have yet to see what the place is like on a night out, but I am definitely more willing to go in there and give it a try now!
|Stretching is very important!|
At 6:30pm, 'Zumba in the Club' finally got underway - que the whoops!
|Zumba Instructor, Rachel Blood.|