Sean and I joined some friends to go see The Lion King Broadway show recently. I saw it with my friend Nigel eleven or twelve years ago, right before I met Sean. So I've been telling Sean how much he needs to see this show for the past eleven years. You can imagine how excited we both were that he finally got the chance to see it!
And it didn't disappoint. If you ever get the chance to check it out, I highly recommend it. The costumes and music are superb. The cast is beautiful and talented. I just love it so much!
Today's post is another look at this Apt. 9 dress from Kohl's that I purchased at the beginning of May. I have featured two prints of this dress on the blog before (here and here) and am so glad I purchased them. I went with turquoise as a complimentary color this time around. Enjoy!
I had grand plans of wearing something a bit dressier, though this is Portland where outfits for the theater can be as casual as cargo shorts and a t-shirt to full on prom dresses. Alas, it was roughly 100 degrees that day, so I wasn't going to punish myself by wearing anything too warm or fussy. The fabric of this dress is stretchy, comfortable, and cool. It wears beautifully and I love the way the lower hem in the back sashays with me. Bonus: These dresses also pack well and rarely get wrinkled. The black and white print is now on clearance! You can view a more thorough review here.
It is important for me to try to include the same items styled differently on the blog. Most of us have limited clothing budgets, but even without that we all want items that can be versatile for multiple seasons and occasions. This time around, I used the light turquoise dots of the dress as inspiration for the accessories. A lightweight turquoise shrug gave me a little bit of coverage without being too hot. The teal tassel necklace I picked up on clearance at Charming Charlie matched well, but was also a nod to the African theme of The Lion King. The gold metal part of the necklace has little lines and triangles on it that remind me of the artwork of African culture. The Crocs flats are comfortable but cute and go with pretty much anything. I always receive lots of compliments on them when I wear them. You've seen them on the blog plenty of times because I own them in brown, black, pink, turquoise, and coral.
After the show, Sean and I picked up take out at Luc Lac, a Vietnamese restaurant in Portland we hadn't been to before. We were jonesin' for Pho! The food was delicious! There was something about the summer air, the bustle of people's conversations from the restaurant, the loud music wafting out on the warm breeze, the lights of the city...We don't go into the city much anymore, not at night anyway, but everything just seemed warm and exciting. I felt almost giddy like I did when I moved to Boston in my early twenties except, this time, I was on a date with a handsome man who loves me. As I stared at Sean and kissed him and spoke quietly to him while we waited for our food, I was overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude about where I am in my life now, and proud of how far I have come and everything I have been through.
It was just one of those little special moments that doesn't seem like much but speaks volumes to your soul.
Printed High-Low Hem Dress - Apt. 9 via Kohl's
Harborside Shrug - Catherines (similar, similar,
Adrina Flats in Brown - Crocs
Tassel Necklace - Charming Charlie (similar, similar)
Rose Gold Bracelet - In Pink
Turquoise Beaded Bracelet - DIY gift
Ways in which I have styled the dress thus far:
|Turquoise / Coral|
Do you have a favorite Broadway musical? Have you had any special moments lately that you want to share?