If the background of the photo didn't clue you in, this is what I wore a couple weekends ago to see "Once" at the Ivoryton Playhouse. I love seeing live performances, and there is something very special about how small and intimate the Ivoryton is. There is not a bad seat in the house, no squinting from the cheap seats, just getting to feel swept up in the performance.

I know that NYC and Broadway are a quick train ride from me, but Connecticut has quite a bit to offer, as long as you've got the mindset of the small town scene. Dinner after the show was across the street at the Ivoryton Tavern and Cafe, where the floor boards are creaky, the menu is anything but adventurous, but the food is tasty, and if you grab a seat at the bar, chances are you'll be sitting next to one of the actors.

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The Rundown
Scattered Dot Dress Loft
Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Versailles Earrings  Julie Vos similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Princess Charming" Essie



  1. I am loathe to admit that theatre isn't really my thing - I would choose a ballet, an opera or a symphony performance before I'd go to a play - but I love the idea of getting dressed up to go out to dinner and a show. The Ivoryton Playhouse could not be more adorable, I love that even the flowers seem to be coordinated with the setting. And the outfit you chose is just lovely, the dress fits you like a glove!

  2. How can you not love NYC theatre, but the smaller towns can do great work too. We have a small theater just down the road, and it's always a joy!!
    And I love that you get dressed up for this event....it's always fun to pull out the dresses!

  3. I don't go to theaters. Probably because I don't have one where I stay. I really love the shoes. Your outfit is really nice dear.

    Ngumabi xxo | ngumabisglam.blogspot.com

  4. Both of those places sounds really lovely and like they'd be great fun to visit - did you enjoy the show that you saw?

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. That is such a cute dress on you and I like the black and gold accessories with it! :) It sounds like a really nice night out! I'm really not a big city girl - I think that's why I like Brisbane, it's smaller than the other cities and you don't need to go somewhere fancy to have a good night! Our local tavern does pretty good food! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. I am digging this vibe of this look- and that shape of that bag! So unique and still really functional!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. I haven't been to the theatre in ages, but I love seeing live shows! We just got tickets to Cinderella for my daughter next month and I'm so excited to share the joys of live theatre with her! That dress is so pretty on you!

  8. This sounds like so much fun, and I am just loving your dress!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Such a fun way to spend your afternoon/evening. I really love theater and I need to make an effort to attend more. Love this ladylike look.


  10. What an adorable dress dear. This is so chic for the season. Love that it comes with sleeves.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  11. Beautiful my dear Lydia !
    I love how the earrings and bag metal go together, the dress fits perfectly.
    Last play i went to was about two months ago, the seats were ok -