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I think by now it’s safe to say that I am a musical theater nerd! HA! I love going to see live shows and I especially love when I get to see a show I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. I can’t tell you how long The Little Mermaid has been on my Musical Bucket List but when I saw it was coming to Memphis this summer I jumped at the chance to go!
I also love seeing shows at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis so the drive doesn’t really bother me (it’s about 2.5 hours from my house). For The Little Mermaid I decided to do it right and actually leave earlier than I normally do so I can grab a bite to eat beforehand. It was also nice to not be stuck in traffic on my way to Memphis and be afraid I was going to miss the show like I did with The Sound of Music. HA!
Before I left the house I snapped a
terrible quality quick pic of my outfit and posted it to my Instagram because I was feelin’ myself that night y’all and I was pleasantly surprised at how well that photo did. I have never thought of myself as a fashionable person at all but I thought I pulled this outfit off pretty well!! I shared all the details on my IG but I will share them here as well because I am still getting asked about it. And y’all I don’t mind that one bit so keep asking!!
kimono | black top | black shorts | gold necklace | clutch
sandals | earrings | nail polish | perfume
First of all you should know that it was hot as balls in Memphis the day of the show so shorts were a necessity. I love these LB shorts because you can dress them up or down and they have a little stretch to them so they always look good and don’t wrinkle. And that kimono has got to be one of my favorite pieces of clothing I own. It’s bright and colorful and not heavy at all (it’s almost a chiffon like material)!! It’s also on sale right now so there you go! For a sizing reference I grabbed it in a Large and I am a size 18 in most clothing right now.
My first stop on my mini road trip was McDonald’s for my obligatory Caramel Frappe. I swear I have had at least two a week for the past couple of weeks. They are my number one fave thing like, ever. HA!
After I finally made it to Memphis I parked near the theater and decided to find something to eat. The Orpheum is right by Beale Street so the food possibilities were endless but I decided to hit up an old favorite, the Hard Rock Cafe. I think the last time I was at a Hard Rock was when I was in Philadelphia and I was craving some Twisted Mac & Cheese so bad!! I also sipped on this Pineapple Coconut Mojito that made me wish I was on a beach somewhere instead of hot as ball Memphis. HA!
After dinner I had to go cool off before the show in my car. I don’t know if it was just where I was sitting in Hard Rock or if it really was just that hot outside but I literally had sweat running down my face and my legs were stuck to my barstool. YUCK!! While I was in my car with the A/C blasting a freaking fire truck pulled up near my car and I swore up and down that they were there to put me out because I was so dang hot!
After I cooled off a bit I braved my way into the theater and grabbed my souvenir show mug. Getting a mug at each show I go to has been my “thing” since I saw Beauty and the Beast the first time. I always swear I’m not going to get one and then they are so darn cute I wind up shelling the $20 for a coffee mug I will probably never use because they are too cute!
I made my way to the bar to grab a water…I was still trying to cool off…and then found my seat. I sat in the Orchestra section and had a pretty great view of the stage! That is until a lady with a very large sat in front of me and completely blocked my view of the right side of the stage. Le sigh…
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the show and I have to say that The Little Mermaid is in my top five shows I have seen. I loved how closely it stuck to the movie and the new songs too!! I would definitely go see this show again!
When I left the theater traffic was insane so I took my time getting to my car because I knew I would never get out of my spot any time soon. Instead I walked around the theater and grabbed this shot of the front of the Orpheum. I already can’t wait to go back to see The King and I!!
Do you enjoy musical theater??
What was the last musical you saw??
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds like so much fun! I’d love to see The Little Mermaid. I haven’t had the chance, though. And, girl, you were looking SASSY in that outfit! Love it!
Cherri Megasko says
Oh my goodness … I love that mug! My bff is always talking about wanting to be a mermaid because she loves the ocean so much. That mug would be the perfect gift for her.
You look gorgeous! I love that outfit so much on you! I’ve never seen The Little Mermaid but I know I’d love it! I love going to musicals, but I haven’t made the time for myself lately. That needs to change!
Love your outfit! Looks like you had a fab day and an awesome experience at The Little Mermaid! I love when they stick close to the original or most popular version. :)
Courtney Blacher says
These drinks you had look simply amazing. I have to have one now.
Looks like a fun trip to see the show! You are too cute, can’t resist the frappe.. ;) I haven’t had one – I’ll have to give it a try!
That is a gorgeous Little Mermaid mug! I absolutely love the movie and I’m sure I would love the show.
Claudia Krusch says
The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorites. I would love to go see this show with my kids. Your outfit looked great for the evening. I need to get a mug like that for my morning coffee.
I want the mug! Lol. I love The Little Mermaid and would love to watch it with my twin granddaughters.
Joely Smith says
Oh my gosh what a fabulous day/evening you had!! So much cuteness! You look great! Love the coffee mug too!
Chubskulit Rose says
My kids would have fun watching this show. Love your outfit!
AnnMarie John says
I don’t think I’ve seen a Little Mermaid musical in the past. It would be a wonderful chance to do so and I’m sure my daughter would appreciate it as well. Totally loving your outfit! Especially that kimono!
Jennifer G says
I am in love with that mug! I have never seen the Little Mermaid in musical form before. I am positive it would be a great show to see. You looked like you had an amazing time. My daughter would probably enjoy seeing it too actually. I am going to have to check it out.
Oh I want to go and see this! My daughter and I would have so much fun! I really like that outfit, it looks adorable and super comfy.
I have always wanted to see musical. It sounds like you had a great time even though it was super hot. Memphis weather sounds about like the weather here in Fort Worth Texas all summer long. Except the last two days, we got an unexpected cold front.
Agness of eTramping says
Memphis seems so magnificent, Ricci! And so does that mojito! Is the coconut one better than the original one?
Louise Bishop says
Oh wow, you totally DID pull that outfit off! Loving those shorts and how versatile they are!
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
This sounds absolutely amazing and fun! I grew up loving the story of Ariel and followed the series of Little Mermaid.
Shannon Gurnee says
I haven’t been to a show or musical in such a long time. I bet it was awesome! I love the mug you got!
Mimi Green says
I say hot as balls all the time, Ha!
The last musical I saw was Motown on Broadway. I took my Mom for her 60th birthday.
TIm B says
That Pineapple Coconut Mojito looks so refreshing and tasty! A nice themed drink to enjoy before seeing The Little Mermaid!
Carol Cassara says
I love musicals and so does my husband! We’ve never seen this one before though! I love The Little Mermaid and it would be so nice to get the chance to watch this one!
E H says
Wow, sounds like you have had a blast! I have not seen this show other than at Disney World years ago, but it might have been a short version. I love Hard Rock cafe! Which reminds me I have to get there soon, I think we have one around here as well, but we have never been.
You look so stunning! Love that flat sandals on you. I’ve never seen The Little Mermaid, you must have had a fun day.