Monday Round Up: Theater in the Midi Dress

Monday, March 30, 2015

Good Monday! This weekend was a whirlwind! I felt like it was a great balance of fun activities and relaxing and I am sad to see it end. Friday night I went to The Guthrie theater in Minneapolis to see their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  I have not been to the Guthrie in a while and forgot how much I loved it there. I really love seeing shows and don't get to go enough, being there on Friday reminded me that I need to go more often. I met with my friend for dinner before the show at a restaurant across the street called Spoonriver. If I am being honest, I was not super impressed. The food was fine and the servers were friendly, however it was a little hippy dippy for my taste and the seats were basically on top of the table next to you. The upside is that it was right next theater so we could walk when we were done. For those of you not from Minneapolis, the Guthrie is a nationally recognized theater. They have a BFA program through the University of Minnesota and they always do a fabulous job. A Midsummer Night's Dream was no exception. It was not at all what I expected but was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend you all go see it, unfortunately it ended last night. But if you get a chance to see a production at the Guthrie, do it. Oh and I got a little dressed up, outfit details at the end of this post :)

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On Saturday I went with my friend, Jackie, to a pop up boutique sale at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. They were advertising as sales up to 90% off so it  was basically a done deal that we were going. Some great shops were there including Primrose Park, Roe Wolfe, Blush Boutique, Sisu and Flaunt. It was a fun opportunity to be exposed to some new boutiques, like Sisu which is further away from me and shop some serious deals. I bought a few things, including this amazing sweatshirt from Roe Wolfe a store I normally would NEVER be able to afford, that I definitely plan on sharing with you all soon. We shopped for a few hours then went home. Later that night Derek and I found ourselves alone for the night. We decided to go out to watch the Minnesota Wild play at our local place Broadway Pizza. We went up there, watched the game (Wild won!) and then decided to go into northeast Minneapolis. We stopped at Betty Danger's Country Club and Tony Jaro's. What would have normally been a quiet night turned into fun had all over town.

Sunday I wanted to try out the brunch scene. A lot of local restaurants are jumping on the fancy brunch bandwagon and I thought it was time to try it out. We settled on Red Cow, which has three locations across the Twin Cities. We tried out their new North Loop location and really enjoyed it. Well, I did. They had a big selection of breakfast foods and I settled on their breakfast burrito. Derek wanted pancakes and the waitress said he could do a flight of pancakes, which I thought was cute. My burrito was really good, Derek was not as impressed with pancakes. We both agreed we would go back to try their burgers, which is what they are known for.

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Overall it was a great weekend. I got to do a lot of things I have been meaning to do for some time. Now onto the fun stuff :) On Friday I wanted to dress up for the show but not be overly dressed. I pulled this trusty number out of my closet. I bought this last year from Parc boutique and it was pretty much my uniform last summer.What I mostly love about this dress is the twisted material across the stomach. You would not think it's flattering but it really is. The cotton is really comfortable and it fits like a dream. Unfortunately, you can't buy this exact dress but  I did  my best to find some similar options.

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1) Dress: Parc Boutique, 1 year old  (similar, similar, similar)

2) Watch: Marc by March Jacobs, Baker Watch

3) Necklaces: Primp boutique

4) Shoes: Vince Camuto ( similar, similar )

That's it for this round up. How was your weekend? I would love to hear about it.

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