Monday, July 25, 2016

Hello Monday: The Drowsy Chaperone

JOA Cold shoulder dress, Joie Avery Sandals
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.

JOA Cold shoulder dress, Joie Avery Sandals

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! 

JOA Cold shoulder dress, Joie Avery Sandals

JOA Cold shoulder dress, Kendra Scott Odette ring

Joie Avery Sandals

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.

JOA Cold shoulder dress, Joie Avery Sandals

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!

The Drowsy Chaperone cast, Stages St. Louis

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!

The Drowsy Chaperone live tweet, Stages St. Louis

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!

The Drowsy Chaperone cast, Stages St. Louis
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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  1. What a lovely summer dress! Sounds like a really fun event too, it would have been interesting to live tweet your way through it! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. love this outfit! so stylish!these shoes look amazing

  3. this look is so prefect, I love your hair and earrings like that.


  4. Love your dress and live tweeting a theatre event sounds like such fun!!

  5. Your night out sounds like lots of fun! I love your dress, and your hair looks amazing!

    Emma xxx

  6. I have never heard of a live tweet event either, but that sounds like a ton of fun! And you look fabulous in that dress. I love how it looks like a transformed men's button down. Very cool. And those sandals are AMAZING! Thanks for hosting the link up and do come join my On the Edge of the Week Link UP! Have a fabulous week.


  7. So glad you enjoyed this show. It looks so fun! Love the JOA dress and your new sandals are perfect with it. The braid is so pretty on you too!


  8. You look so cute!! I love your dress!


  9. What a fun outing -- and such a great outfit for it! I can't believe how perfect those shoes match the stripes in the dress!


  10. Absolutely love this look! The dress is adorbs.


  11. I <3 braids!! Especially in the summer... Your is so pretty!

  12. One of my favorite dresses on you! I love it with the braid and shoes. Sounds like a cool experience!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. We love seeing live shows----what a fun time!!
    And your look was perfect for the occasion!

  14. How fun! I would love to tweet a live show, my husband and I go to the theatre whenever we can. Great outfit. I love your braid and sandals.

  15. You know, I've never been to one of these shows, and that's a crying shame. We have those Comedy Central Improv Clubs right here in Houston but somehow, for one reason or another, it's just never been on the must-catch list. Perhaps it's time to change that :) and you're right, your outfit was an ideal choice xoxo

  16. I love your dress! Im such a big fan of the OTS look and the show sounds soo fun! I love these times of shows
    jess xx

  17. I am not a big fan of musicals, but it sounds like a fun time! Cute dress and lovin the fishtail!

  18. Girl....I was almost in tears over the shoes!! Mine were too tight across the toe. Gosh they are so stinkin' gorgeous and I will be secretly hating you all season I'm sure. :)

  19. Great outfit, the dress is very versatile and can be styled anyway you choose!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  20. What a great dress and love those shoes with it. Sounds like a fun show!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.