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Oh, Broadway!

Mel: Growing up with a mother who is a lover of the performing arts meant there were no shortage of classical music concerts, ballets, or operas in my childhood. Though it was always a struggle for my parents to convince my sister and I to attend these operas or ballets, we always jumped at the opportunity to drive into the city and watch a Broadway show. I have seen a couple of the most well known shows (Wicked, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera etc), but similar to Jess, I still have a long way to go. My mom and I usually plan to see about two shows a year during the bi-annual NYC Broadway Week where you can buy 1 ticket and get 1 free! Aside from being a family bonding activity, Broadway shows also make for some memorable date nights. My boyfriend and I usually do a nice dinner and a show each year for our anniversary, and since our seventh anniversary is coming up next month, we are planning to scoop up tickets for Aladdin or The Lion King. The dress code to these shows lean more toward the dressier side, so I typically opt for a dark colored dress or skirt with some killer heels. For this look, I bypassed the section of crop tops in my closet, and pulled a more conservative button down top. Though this shirt is pretty old and has definitely seen better days, I can't seem to put it in the donate box because of the peter pan collar and the silk striped sleeves. Seriously, if anyone can find me a similar shirt, please let me know! To add a little more drama and texture to my outfit, I added a black feather mini skirt and finished the look off by cinching in my waist with a rhinestone belt from Anthropologie.

Jess: Times Square has always been a fascinating place to me. I find myself comparing a lot of the cities I visit to the what many (including myself) consider to be the greatest city in the world. And when you think of NYC, Times Square is always an image that comes to mind. I am fortunate, or some may say unfortunate, enough to have my home office for work located in one of the most bustling parts of Manhattan, and I certainly have a love-hate relationship with it. The hoards of crowds at any moment make for a rowdy commute, but it makes me smile to see many people look and relish in awe at a neighborhood that I sometimes take for granted. I have only been to a handful of Broadway shows in the city, the most memorable being front row at Disney's Newsies just a couple of years back. I definitely would love to see one again soon to check off some on the bucket list (Phantom of the Opera, Lion King... I know, I know! I am working on it) and what better excuse is there to dress up for a classic NYC night out? This lace number is a dress I picked up from Topshop a while back during one of their sales. I actually wore it once to my company's holiday party, which of course, was located at the Marriott Marquis, right in the heart of Times Square.

Thank you always for reading and supporting our blog and comment below which Broadway shows you recommend us watching next!

Outfit Details

Jess: Dress - Topshop (similar- Self Portrait), Shoes - Zara (similar - Aldo, similar - Asos)

Mel: Top - Madewell, Skirt - Banana Republic (similar), Belt - Anthropologie (similar)

#Chicago #Theater #TimesSquare #CasualClassics #Fashion

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