The Red Romper, Romance, and The Rose – Season of Love

Francesca's Red Short Romper V neck crochet lace details
Francesca's Cassandra Crochet Red Lace Romper

Red is one of my favorite colors. It often evokes so many emotions such as confidence, boldness, and strength. The color red is often associated with a red rose representing passion, romance and love.

Now that it’s spring – it’s romper season and I was so delighted to find this new red romper at Francesca’s. The slight berry tone added to the red and beautiful floral lace overlay made this a feminine silhouette. It is also versatile because it can be either made casual or dressy depending on your shoes or accessories.

Francesca's Red Romper, Casandra Red Lace Romper, Macys' Lucite Box Rainbow Clutch

I was able to purchase this romper at a buy one and get 60% off during a Francesca’s promotion. This romper is made by Miami and the sizing can be petite friendly (xxs available). I also have featured a yellow wrap dress from Miami in a previous post.

Francesca’s always has stylish affordable clothing and incredible promotions and sales. The month of May can signal the start of peak wedding season and a time for events from graduations to parties. I love finding clothing and accessories that are affordable and in season for each event.

Francesca's Cassandra Red Lace Romper made by Miami
Francesca's Cassandra Red Lace Romper Backside View
I.N.C. Arielle Rainbow Box Clutch, Created for Macy's

To accessorize this playful silhouette I found this fun lucite purse from Macy’s. On the front side there is a multi colored beaded confetti design and the back is clear lucite. You can wear this purse two ways either as a clutch or with the gold chain. There are so many colors in the confetti pattern that it will go with any of your spring outfits. Some of the beads are sparkling and others are matte. Each purse is a little different so they are a piece of art. I was drawn to this purse because the miniature red beads happened to be sparkling crystal and paired well with the romper.

Macy’s currently is having their Friends and Family Sale ending on Sunday May 5th. This purse is on sale with an additional 30% off making this a great affordable buy. It is an investment piece for spring because it can go with literally any color in your closet. Original: $79.50 // Sale: $63.60 // Friends and Family 30% Off: $44.10

Sugarfina Long-Stem Roses, Francesca's Ramona Wire Flower Earrings and Francesca's Aria Beaded Drop Earrings In Navy
Red Romper Night Look with Beaded Earrings
Night Look Red Romper Going Out

Romper: Cassandra Crochet Lace Romper by Miami sold through Francesca’s

Box Clutch: Day Look  – I.N.C. Arielle Rainbow Box Clutch made for Macy’s. I love this fun confetti inspired multi-color boxed clear clutch. There is a removable chain strap for an over the shoulder look or it can be worn just as a hand held clutch.  The clutch is currently on sale with an additional 30% offer with the code FRIENDS for Macy’s Friends  & Family sale. This extra savings end May 5th.

Box Clutch: Night Look  – Glitter Star Box Clutch by Like Dreams sold through Nordstrom.  I love the versatility of this box clutch that has stars and planets on one side and a shiny plain black on the other side. It has a detachable gold chain strap and fits my iPhone, cards and lipstick. I sometimes just like to hold it with the black side facing it out. I bought mine on clearance at Francesca’s in person at a store. Francesca’s often has the special buy one clearance item, get one free.

Earrings: Ramona Wire Flower Earrings from Francesca’s (Day Look – Fun and Pretty)
Earrings: Aria Beaded Drop Earrings In Navy from Francesca’s (Night Look – Elegant and Beautiful) I love how the earrings look almost black with a glimmer of navy adding an extra dimension against my dark hair.

Shoes: Jill Espadrille Wedge Sandals in Acorn by Michael Michael Kors (25% off Michael Kors Sale until May 13th)
Shoes: Beverly Butterfly Appliqué Suede Sandal in Black by Michael Michael Kors (25% off Michael Kors Sale until May 13th)

Sweet Treat: Will you accept this rose? Sugarfina’s Long-Stem Roses, gummies that are in the shape of a long-stem rose and taste like strawberry. They come in a small candy cube or taster packets. They are made without gluten according to the website. I picked up my candy box at a local Sugarfina store or you can buy them online.

Lip Color: In a previous Top Five Friday post I shared my top five red lipsticks!  I am wearing Bobbi Brown’s Nourishing Lip color in poppy.

When the image of a red rose comes to mind it is often linked to ABC’s Bachelor and Bachlorette.

Get together with your gal pals and tune into ABC’s Bachlorette’s special reunion episode and season 15. Watch “the Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever” this Monday at 8pm with 12 of the 14 former Bachlorette leads gathering together at the Bachelor mansion.

Come back the following week on May 13th to see who Hannah Brown gives her first impression rose and the start of her journey to find love.

The lead of the show may change per season but the glam squad or the behind the scenes stylists and makeup artists stay the same. Below are links to their Instagram accounts where they post information on the different styles you see on the show and press.

Stylist and Listing of Hannah’s outfits: Cary Fetman
Co- Stylist and some listings of Hannah’s outfits: Krystine Couch
Makeup: Gina Modica
For some of her Gowns: Randi Rahm
Jewelry: Jewels of America

Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical Poster
Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical Poster

Another iconic image of the rose in pop culture is the red rose from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. You can view a version of the musical production with music by Alan Menken at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts starting May 31st to June 23rd put on by McCoy Rigby Entertainment.

Ticket & Performance Information
To Purchase: Order Online, by phone or in person.
Discount Tickets: Goldstar, TodayTix
The theatre offers student discounts for full time students with ID.  Go to purchase the tickets online to select your own seat. If you hover over the open seat selected it will show you the student price. For instance, right now a premiere orchestra seat is regularly $72.90 and that same seat can be bought for the student price of $14 for a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday performance.
Performances: May 31 – June 23, 2019
Wed. – Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
Run Time: TBA
Audience Talk-Back sessions with the cast will be Wednesdays, June 5 and June 19
Parking: Free in lot joined to the theatre
Address: 14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638

Full Time Students with ID: $14 Tickets (Normally $72.90) for the best orchestra seats for performances Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Purchase online and select student when selecting seat. Everyone else can get discounted tickets through Goldstar and TodayTix

It was announced in April that Disney Theatrical Productions has a Broadway revival of the show in the works. Beauty and the Beast was the first Disney title to be adapted into a Broadway musical 25 years ago. Susan Egan, the original Belle on Broadway can be currently seen as part of the Broadway Disney Princess tour.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet will run August 11 – September 15, 2019 at The Old Globe. Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – Romeo and Juliet

In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the character Romeo is referred to as a rose by Juliet. The rose serves as a beautiful symbol of romance and the different layers of personality. You can enjoy this “beloved tale of star-crossed love” by buying tickets to The Old Globe’s production at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (outdoors theatre) in San Diego Aug. 11 – Sep. 15, 2019.

Ticket & Performance Information
To Purchase: Order Online (tickets go on sale soon) by phone or in person.
Possible Possible Discount Tickets offered through Under 30 program. Signup to get notified by e-mail
Performances: August 11 – September 15, 2019 (Opening night: Saturday, August 17)
Wed. -Sun. 8pm
Run Time: TBA
Post Show Forums: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Parking: Information Click Here
Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
More Information on the Outside Venue: Click Here

Seasons of Love

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour Poster
Rent 20th Anniversary Tour Poster

Rent, a Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson recently celebrated another anniversary since it opened at the Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996. One of the most beloved songs is Seasons of Love opening act two.  The song lyrics inspire everyone to celebrate and remember to live out love in every season.

Rent’s 20th Anniversary tour will be at the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles July 9-July 14, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased online.
Discount Tickets: TodayTix, Check back with Goldstar
Parking: Information found here
Address: 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

“In 525,600 minutes –
How do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love? How
about love? Measure in love
Seasons of love”

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