Earrings: Kendra Scott Adela (option) | Bag: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Dress: JOA (c/o Shopbop) (shop JOA dresses here) | Ring: Kendra Scott Odette | Sandals: Joie (limited sizes)
You've seen this dress already a couple months ago in this post HERE. I normally like to remix things if I end up wearing something on the blog so soon, but as you can see, I kept the formula the same. That's certainly ok to do in my book, especially when different audiences are going to be seeing you. I still wanted to get proper photos of this look though because a) this is the very first time I have done a fishtail braid and b) these sandals needed photos on the real camera.
I wore this for a last minute date night with the husband! I was invited by STAGES St. Louis to participate in a live tweet sesh of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Robert Robert G. Reim theater in Kirkwood, MO. Totally not something I've ever gotten a chance to do in the past, so I was definitely on board! The husband and I do not see live shows that much - honestly, I can only think of us doing this when we are on vacation, so I thought this would be something fun and different to do on our Friday night. Luckily, he was not only game to watch the show with me but he ended up being one of the live tweeters as well!
I thought this dress would be perfect for the occasion. Something super simple, lightweight, and easy to throw on, but special enough for a special-to-me event. Plus, the dress paired effortlessly with my new favorite sandals. Win/win. The side braid was necessary to fight the heat, but also my way of showcasing the cold shoulder design of this dress.
I had not heard of the show before, but that really doesn't say much, guys, because live theater is a whole other world to me. (So don't judge.) A quick google search and I basically read it to be a funny musical about a musical about a wedding. That piqued my interest enough! I like funny. I like music. I like weddings. Sold!
While STAGES St. Louis does work with some local talent, much, if not all of the cast have experience on Broadway. From my perspective, it was a high quality performance. I very much enjoyed it, and I caught myself perma-grinning as I was watching! If you want to read some of the live tweets from the night, you can see them HERE!
I've never been part of a live tweet before. True story. Granted, I'm not that active on Twitter, but it was a lot of fun. They just asked us to keep it light and positive and tweet about your natural reactions from the show. They set us up at the back of the theater in stool height seats. There really is no bad seat in the theater, so I was ok with this. Plus, it just made sense because no one would want to be sitting behind us with our phones out anyway. It was kinda fun to be "allowed" to be on your phone the whole time. It was work, but fun work! I would definitely see the show again and I would definitely participate in a live tweet again!
Photo c/o STAGES St. Louis
Here's a great photo of the actual performers we saw that night (minus two of the characters). The costumes were a lot of fun. Oh! And I did learn that the costume designer also made all of the jewelry by hand. Apparently he watched YouTube videos and taught himself how to make the jewelry! I thought that was a nice fun fact!
The rest of our weekend ended up being jam packed but productive. We had a 3-year old birthday party to attend for our nephew, plus a Cardinals game (to sweat miserably at), and we even went to see Ghostbusters on Sunday. Whew! Hope you all had a great weekend and an even better week!
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