Broadway: Memphis

The 1st play on my 2011-2012 Broadway Across America Season Tickets. I don’t mind any “Me-time “when it comes to watching plays especially since I’ve realized that I have a tendency to cry at random times during the play. Hahaha…I am emotional when it comes to Broadway. Oh how I love love love musicals and I will never ever get tired of saying it. I guess I made an unconscious effort to dress up since I was already going as a “Loner Loser”, at least I wasn’t an “UGLY Loner Loser”, right? Haha.

For an Opening Night, the musical was pretty polished except for that short break at the beginning due to some technical difficulties but other than that I’d have to say Bravo! Memphis. The music and choreography were exceptional especially the execution of the dance steps–very quick, precise and very period. Although I’d have to say I’d opt for a different ending betwen Huey and Felicia since I’m a sucker for happy-ever-afters but Memphis you did great. Thank you Broadway Across America for bringing the power house cast of Memphis to Houston. And as Huey Calhoun would say…HOCKADOO!

~Rhea

Outside the Theatre. MEMPHIS Opening Night.

Another addition to my Playbill Collection.

The Cast for the Night

Was so tempted to purchase souvenirs but its always cheaper to buy online.

Post Memphis Picture.

WHAT I WORE:

(TOP: Wet Seal/ SKIRT: Wet Seal/ BELT: Forever 21/ SHOES: Rack Room Shoes, $7/ PURSE: Vieta; Amazon.com/ EARRINGS: Aldo, 2/$5/ CUFFS: Icing/ RING: Charlotte Russe, 2/$8)

Opted for Plain Red sling back closed shoes with moderate heels to tone down the busy lace, animal and vintage details.

Vintage Earrings from Aldo. Super sale: 2 pairs/ $5

Faux fur purse from Vieta. Ring from Charlotte Russe.

~Rhea

Social Rantings of a Little Lady

To be…Prim, Proper and Poise

then….

you get shots like these—how horrifying huh? Haha.

(Ummm, rhea…tipsy or buzzed???)

(‘ya think I open my legs too much???)

It’s funny how people get criticized for not giving the appropriate answer or not wearing the appropriate outfit or not reacting the appropriate way…It’s not that you’re INAPPROPRIATE  you’re just not appropriate enough. The key words are ‘not enough’, therefore you lack something. But What though? I’ve always wondered what THAT was. Was it Class? Breeding? Etiquette? I wasn’t sure.

I wasn’t exactly raised in a family that was crazy over etiquette and table manners, my family’s families were big on those things but I don’t recall mom and pop ever getting mad at us for doing things that were “socially incorrect” and making a big deal out of it like girls whistling when they’re not supposed to or asking for a spoon when the meal was strictly a knife-fork thing. I remember strictly learning proper etiquette and table manners from my H.E teacher, Mdm. Zapanta…from what I remember I aced that subject but that’s coz I memorized it and somehow after the exam stored it at the back of my head(I use it once in awhile). Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying my parents didn’t teach me anything… on the other hand they practically taught me everything that I know of—things like not talking when you’re mouth is full or not singing on the dinner table or not asking for food and waiting for it to be offered instead but see, they’ve never asked me to do things just coz they were socially correct and morally accepted, they’ve always made sure that we understood what we were doing and why we were doing it. It was always between Right or Wrong, and sometimes when its more complicated than that mom says to always go back to the state of your heart; God see’s the state of your heart.

Reality Check: Not everyone can tell the difference between the salad fork, the meat fork and the dessert fork, not everyone knows what to wear when the invite says ‘strictly formal’, not everyone knows which conversations can be carried out in public or which ones to be kept in private, not everyone was raised thesame way. And I think that if we constantly remind ourselves that these things are not the bases of a person’s character then it’ll be easier for us to be less judgemental of others. Don’t hate on someone just coz they’re different from you. Don’t hate on someone just coz they’re not as good as you are. Does that make sense?

(HAT: Ross, $7 / DRESS: Target, $9 on sale / BLAZER: Charlotte Russe, thrifted at $5/ NECKLACE: 168 Philippines/ BANGLES: Forever 21/ SHOES: Franco Fortini, $7 on super sale/ BAG: Vieta)

Necklace from 168 Philippines. Bought it for P100-P150 ($2-$3) 5 years ago.

Vieta Handbag from Amazon.com (from Ninong Gabby’s Giftcard. Thanks Ninong!)

I’m telling you…I honestly think that half the reason why I’m a shoe addict is because my brother works at a shoe store and here are pics to prove it. I’d have to say I’m proud of him—he knows a bargain when he sees one, I love how he’s a bargain shopper like me. Just a few days ago, he bought me these two pairs of shoes for $9.74 with a lil help from good ‘ol discount (the perks of people in retail).

The Receipt

The $7 Franco Fortini Pair

The $8 Limelight Pair

  I might need to get rid of a few pairs of shoes, my closet is running out of space and I’m not even buying stuff anymore. Sheesh. My materialistic half wishes she could get Carrie Bradshaw’s closet from Sex and the City 1, someone build me one please..haha.

~Rhea

Red Door

….Because Life is Beautiful and that’s always more than enough reason to celebrate.:)

What happens behind closed doors….@ Red Door.

Sipping Happily Away.

I had to post this…haha. The Seductress. Charles, o.

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a Fashionista huh, mil? Haha. Peace.

G’night girls…there should definitely be a repeat. Mwah!

~Rhea

(TOP: Necessary Clothing,New York, $3.99 on sale/ LEGGINGS: Forgotten, Florida, $ 4.99/ SHOES: Bodyshop, $9.99/ BAG: Vieta/ BRACELET: from Camille/ RING: Forever 21, $3.99)

~Rhea