I wore a lot of ruffled skirts in my early 20s. And then I completely forgot about them until earlier this summer, when they suddenly resurfaced and came back into my life. Now I want to wear them every day, because they’re all cute and flirty and look really nice with a cropped tee.
On my way to work this morning, I thought extensively about the new Beauty and The Beast. While it was magical and enchanting and Emma Watson was a lovely Belle, I found myself thinking it would have been even better had they hired someone who could really sing. Her voice was so over-processed and pushed that they could never have tackled one of my favorite numbers from the Broadway show, Home. A more seasoned singer could have knocked that out of the PARK and introduced a beautiful song to new generations. This is what bothered me about La La Land too - I TOTALLY get that Emma & Ryan would draw in a crowd, and the movie is about normal "just like us" people but why not give that opportunity to a Broadway actress? As someone who spent years of her life in musical theatre and voice lessons, it's always bothered me when lesser-known actresses get glazed over for famous girls that can't really sing that well.
Side note: Did you hear Emma Watson was cast in both B&TB & La La Land and had to choose? Ugh. Really loved you as Hermione and feminist, tho.
WHILE I'M ON THE SUBJECT - Can we please get a lesser known musical for those "blah blah blah LIVE!" productions? Err'body in the world has seen Grease. Let's see Crazy For You or Thoroughly Modern Millie or Kiss Me Kate or okay now I'm just naming all of the musicals I like.
Anyway, here's what I wore this weekend.
And since I only managed to snap two photos on my iPhone of this outfit, here's a selfie with a corndog. Super casual.
One of the girls I work with complimented my dress this morning and joked, "I'm sure all of the girls are going to be wearing dresses all week since it's so hot!" It's true, people. With heat indexes in the 110-115 range, the less things touch your body, the better. That's why I'm donning this cow-ish print monstrosity that seriously borders on muumuu territory; people at work will mistake you for someone who has their life together instead of someone who couldn't bear to put on pants.