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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Opera Ghost

I have just arrived home from my town's high school production of Phantom of the Opera, and it was amazing.
This is the first year the rights to the play have been made available to the high school and college level, so a very select few were even able to preform it. The town has been buzzing about it since the summer and I made sure to get my tickets early, because every show it completely sold out.
Phantom of the Opera playbill
From the moment the overture began to play, it was so loud and intense and overwhelming (in the best possible way) and the huge elaborate set was revealed, it was easy to forget this was a high school production; the talent and incredible voices of those teenagers, to sing an opera - my jaw literally dropped.
To the handful of you who were in the play who might actually read this, I have to say it again, you were wonderful!

Opera ghost
As for the fashion; this skirt is one of my creations that is actually a failure. I was so irritated with it that I'd tossed it into the DNR pile, because I didn't think it was worth bothering to try and fix.
The elastic in the waist band didn't get tight enough to wear without the aid of a belt, the material is too sheer to wear without a slip, and before I even started working with the fabric there were two big pulls in it that I didn't notice until I was done.

But I really wanted to wear a white skirt today, and it is too soon to wear cotton eyelet lace (my only other white skirt option), so I tried to make this work.
Opera ghost
Opera ghost
My other issue with today's outfit is these tights. Last year when I was so desperate to have dot tights and finally found a pair, I decided to be oh-so-clever and get two pairs, so when one got a pull, I'd have a backup. Well, these are the brand new backup pair I put on this morning, and when I took off my shoes tonight I had two big runs in both toes.
Opera ghost
Aside from those teensy issues, I really love this outfit. The fabric of the skirt has gold thread woven through it and black and gold is always a rich and wonderful pairing.
Opera ghost
The Rundown
Skirt Made by Me - Top Gap - Shoes Elle for Kohls - Tights H&M - Necklace Thrifted - Earrings Avon - Belt Gap

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Rachel said...

Too bad you don't like the skirt; I actually think it looks really pretty, especially with the items you paired with it. :D

Nadine2point0 said...

I think you look great as usual!!
Our son is in a play in April and I can't wait to see all that young talent all together after all the practice. It's not something he wants to do seriously, he's just musical. This is where it all begins for some of these budding stars!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

tights- you need to love em and leave em. a few weeks ago i came to a party and ripped mine in the 1st 5 min. my friend loaned me a new pair, which i subsequently ripped before we went out. tights- fail. but they keep us warm :) at least you looked cute!

this free bird said...

I love this outfit - your necklace is a dream, the belt is tied just right and the tights are an added touch.

The play sounds like it was a great - I would have loved to hear those young voices carry it away.


Chelsea Lane said...

bummer about your outfit quirks! at least it looks really cute :) sounds like a fun night! I looove the shoes. so gorgeous :)


Stacey Kay said...

Cute little belt!

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Claire said...

love this outfit. very cute! those shoes and tights are adorable! but i hear you on getting runs in your tights. i feel like it's impossible not to. kinda frustrating!

glad you enjoyed a little local theater!


San said...

Love those shoes. And don't get me started on tights, sometimes I feel as if they are far above my technological horizon and I'm an engineer. Nevertheless, those tights look fabulous on you.

Closet Fashionista said...

ooh I like!!! Poo on the toes of the tights being messed up already though :(
My old high school is doing Fiddler on the Roof this year...haha...I never go to the plays though (shame on me)

Courtney Erin said...

That sucks about all the outfit fails, but, for what it's worth, it all looks really good and you can't see the various fails at all - and I'm glad you had fun at the show!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Shey said...

Oh man that is ne thing I want to do, go to a play, I haven't been one in years except for the ones in school for little kids. I do agree with you on the skirt, also I don't know what to think about high waist but it's good that you are giving it a chance. I love your shoes and your tights, once I found a good pair at Kohls and now they have a hole, I don't know where to get some for cheap, I should have bought more, they were only $4 bucks. Hope you have a great weekend Lyddie. =)

Anne said...

I seem to have that issue with every fun pair of tights I buy. I wear them once, and they get a hole or run. It's so annoying! This is a great outfit though, perfect for the theater (even if the theater is a high school auditorium).

Shen Dove said...

I think your skirt looks great on you and I love the dotted tights and shoes with it!

Eli said...

I might have to dig the sewing machine out from under all of the craft clutter to make myself a similar skirt. It looks great.

Krystal said...

I'd say the outfit was a success for these pics!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i have been having the same problem with tights, runs galore.

Jodi said...

Beautiful outfit today!! I love the belt with the skirt!! oxxo J

Fatshion And Fattitude said...

the skirt looks good from my point of view...i sew and i know how hard smocking is...so you did a good job i think

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I think the skirt looks great in this outfit! The tights look so chic too! I'm sorry to hear you got to runs in them though... bummer :(


DaniellaBella said...

You look so classically beautiful!!

Alex Elizabeth said...

I never knew Phantom wasn't available to high school and college, always thought it had something to do budget and complicated sets. I was actually disappointed with it on Broadway and I think it would be way better in a more intimate venue! I actually like your skirt a lot but totally understand the frustration with something that doesn't quite fit exactly right. And I'm so frustrated with rips in sheers that I basically don't wear them any more, I can usually manage to wreck a pair in under three hours. I like black and gold too, used to wear a lot of it in college - sorority colors!

Eyeliah said...

Im such a fan, I've only seen the theater production once in my teens.

Style, She Wrote said...

Great pictures! Love the leopard cardigan and spotted tights! x o style, she wrote