I know you’ve seen the Wizard of Oz–who hasn’t? But Wicked…Wicked is something truly special. If you’ve seen it, you understand — and like me, your perception of everything Wizard of Oz has (probably) been eternally changed. The songs, the costumes, the characters. “ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY.”
Wicked is the amazing back story, if you will, to all of the characters in the Wizard of Oz — from Glinda the Good to the Tin Man, all entwined and presented in a neat little package. I can’t explain it — I just love it. And I’ll see it at least ten more times. And YES! I still cry every time — EVERY SINGLE TIME. And not because it is sad — oh no — but because it touches me emotionally. [There’s my sappy admittance for the day!]
You’ve now experienced the wonderful [Wicked] Beauty Bag I put together, but I know you’re ready to see the shoes, the dress, and the whole kit and kaboodle, because I spent loads of money on the look, and it deserves ALL the credit.
What shoes could possibly have had me roaming all over Dublin on a wild goose chase? These little beauties:
Just look at that Emerald Green ankle strap! And yes, this was one of my first times back in high heels since moving to Dublin and my feet/calves still haven’t forgiven me a week later. Who cares — totally worth it! River Island, you are my SHOE HERO.
Wouldn’t you know I had the perfect pair of tights to channel my inner Wicked Witch?
And of course, pink toes to pull in Glinda the Good Witch as well. The tights are a sheer black tight with a window pane pattern. [Better visual below]
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES:
Doesn’t this whole look just scream, WICKED?
The Emerald Green skater dress is from the Chelsea Girl collection at River Island, and I absolutely adore the shimmer it carries! When I saw the dress on the hanger, I was unsure about the cut and how it would fall on me, but when I walked out of the changing room and the three sales associates gushed over the dress on me, I knew I had a winner!
And, in keeping with my pink and green theme, I threw on my Kate Spade bangle & flower ring to create the PERFECT outfit for my night out. (Yep, nails are pink too)
It was a simply spectacular evening. Pre-Theatre dinner & drinks at the new Marker hotel, followed by a little fizz ahead of the show in the theatre and then the show itself! (And maybe more fizz at the interval…)
Wouldn’t you know that we walked across the way to Ely after the show? We had a fantastic time sharing three bar stools between the four of us. I think the barmen enjoyed our company as well — even got my first taste of mulled wine. YUM.
They’ll kill me when they figure out I posted this photo–but I’ll chance it because I absolutely adore it!
Then we hopped a cab and ended up at Lost Society before somehow ending up as VIP’s at our final destination (though if I’m being honest I haven’t a clue what club it was).
So, here’s to my girls! THIS is what friends are for.