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Cirque Du Soleil is Six Pack Central

The “Situation” may have abs and an act, but these performers have muscles everywhere plus actual talent you have to see to believe. The past few days I had the chance to see a couple Cirque du Soleil shows I’ll never forget.

Exactly a year ago the city of San Francisco was celebrating the Giants winning the World Series. But what’s the second best thing that could be going on at AT&T Park? Cirque du Soleil! It’s back now showing through December 18th with the new show “Totem” that is totally worth seeing.

I went a few nights ago on a chilly fall evening…

 Although “Totem” is a traveling show, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.
(My top –Better Be -random brand from LA store) 
I could barely contain my excitement 🙂
By day, the Giants stadium parking lot is home to the big circus tent. It doesn’t matter what section  
you buy seats, you’re not too far from the stage.
At night it transforms into the Grand Chapiteau. This is the food and gift area, I couldn’t
take pics during the actual show

I wanted to share my new favorite updo for rainy cool evenings when I know my hair will get frizzy.
I’ve seen celebs like JLO and Kourtney Kardashian wearing the high bun lately.
It needed more hairspray & time, but here’s how to do it in FIVE minutes:
1. Pull hair in a high ponytail
2. For volume, tease and back comb it until it’s poofy
3. Form and twist into a bun. Use bobby pins to keep hair in place
(See FoxyLocksExtensions high fashion messy bun tutorial here)
The next day I flew off to Vegas for business & a little fun 🙂
The view from the room at the Bellagio
But the water show at night is my favorite part
Later that night, my friend & I saw Cirque du Soleil  “O”
Vegas dress – French Connection, Gold heelsSteve Madden
Clutch, ring and bracelets-Forever 21  Nail Polish –Slick Slate Insta-Dri by Sally Hansen
Back to “Totem”
I don’t want to give too much away, but this was one of the acts. You can see more here
There is a total of 779 costume pieces in the wardrobe for this show.
It’s good to be back after a Cirque du Soleil bender the past few days. Speaking of bending, if you’ve never seen a Cirque show, it’s unbelievable how the performers contort their bodies andTotem” shows some skin. Tastefully, of course. (Think buff surfer guys doing stunts and women in bikini tops spinning 50ft in the air to name a few.)
Sidenote– Not only is Cirque fun for families, it’s so romantic with that special someone or a midweek date during the holiday season. And with the NBA lockout, there’s no reason not to go! Tell your guy he’ll still see an arena full of physical specimens that not only take it to the hoop, they jump through hoops of fire. 😉
Do you like Cirque du Soleil?
If so, what was your favorite show?
Have a great week!
For “Totem” ticket info in San Francisco click here
To see what Cirque du Soleil shows are playing around the world click here

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  1. My boyf is originally from Cali and goes to Vegas every couple years…I’ve told him I wanna go and see a CDS show! Unfortunately he doesn’t seem remotely into it 🙁 I’ll have to just drag him there, I’m sure once he got there he’d be wowed!

    You look gorgeous in these pics…love the updo!

  2. Love LOVE that up do! I have that French Connection dress, looks oh so fab on u. Have given me the inspiration to take it out of hiding. Hope u had fun in Vegas, jealous.

  3. @Aimee L- I think your BF would really like the CDS and there’s so many in Vegas. Take him to “O” or I heard Love is really good too. Thanks!
    @Simply Bubbleicious- Thanks for the compliment and how funny you have that same dress. I think I’ll wear it over tights in SF. Definitely take it out of hiding 🙂

  4. amazing looks, i love your hair!


  5. The Key To Chic says:

    Looks like you had so much fun! I love the high bun and your French Connection dress. The sparkly finish is so perfect for Vegas!

  6. KayJay at Refined and Polished says:

    I love both of your looks. I saw O in Vegas last year and it was amazing!

  7. 7eventh Letter says:

    You look great!!! I love that black with the layer of Gold. Ironically, I went to Vegas earlier this year and wore a shirt with a similar effect! While there, I saw Zumanity being that that’s the only Cirque du Soleil show I’ve seen – I have to say that’s my favorite! LOL! It was a great show.

    7eventh Letter

  8. What Sadie Did says:

    Ooh i really want to watch Totem now, it sounds fab. And I love your red stripy top, it’s gorgeous. And I love high buns too!!! (I have one today!) AND i also check out Foxy Locks now and again!!!

    Sadie x

  9. How fun!! Doll you look fabulous love the updo! Xo

  10. You look so glittery glam Vegas! Lovely!

  11. Mrs. Julius says:

    You look great! I love the red on you.

    I’m still dying to see a Cirque Du Soleil show one day…i’ve actually bought 2 couples tickets to see them before but have never seen one myself. How weird is that? lol so hopefully one day! 🙂

  12. inmyhansonshirt says:

    Oh wow, so fun! I just LOVE these outfits on you!


  13. Fashion-isha says:

    You look awesome and I love the red and black top with those shoulders…Woah!!

  14. I love the Cirque shows! I’ll have to see if Totem is going to come through Dallas, if it is I’m difinitely going!

    Your outfits are so pretty!

  15. you did a good job of containing your excitement. 😉

    plus, your ponytail bun looks great! 😀

  16. Kaitlin Mattingly says:

    i love the dress you are wearing. it’s so flattering and cutesy!
    looks like great fun.

    xoxo katlin

  17. Girlie Blogger says:

    I saw them in New York City. Fantastic show!

    Your Vegas dress defines Vegas. You looked absolutely beautiful.


  18. CottonCandyINK says:

    oh wow, how exciting! looks like you had tons of fun! i love your top in the first few pics!

    thanks for visiting my blog now following 😉

  19. i wish i can also see them live!

  20. Ohh I’ve heart great reviews about Cirque du Soleil, they’ve been to my country, but sadly not in my city. Everyone’s raving about their acrobatics and the stunts are breathtaking (so they say haha). It’s great you were able to see two of their shows. And thank you so much for sharing how you styled your hair, I’ve always wanted to try that messy bun myself.


    A Single Girl’s Musings

  21. I have seen a Cirque show or two and they are beyond stunning. Loving your red top and messy bun.
    Can’t tell you how much I love Vegas. Not for the gambling (I don’t enjoy it) but the shows, the shopping, the eating, the rides and the pools. I hope you had a great time.

  22. I was able to see the Cirque in Disney – i loved it. I admire the fact that you can have a cirque and throw a hell of a show without any animals.

  23. I was just in Vegas too! Love Cirque shows. I didn’t see one on this trip, but my favorite would have to be Ka.

    Have a good one!


  24. 20 York Street says:

    A Totem Love! And of course, VEGAS Crushin!

    It’s funny coz I stayed at the Penthouse, Planet Hollywood when I was there… and we’ve got the opposite views from our rooms!

    p.s. You always look fantastic!



  25. i love your hair and that is a really nice top!


  26. TheMadTwins says:

    Whow so nice you went to see Cirque du Soleil! I’ve saw them one time, and they were so great! Love the water as well! Want to see that in real one day! Love your outfit! So fabulous!

  27. TzeYien89 says:

    I’ve never seen it but it’s somethign I have to do in my lifetime!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

  28. Lolita's Reviews says:

    Great photos you look gorgeous!

  29. BobbieAustin27 says:

    you look great
    seems like you had fun
    cute stripped top


  30. Beauty and Bows says:

    You look GORGEOUS Dale!

    Kisses, Melanie
    Beauty and Bows

  31. I love Cirque!!! I need to go to one soon. I’ve always wanted to see the Vegas version!

  32. great updo! your outfit is very glam and pretty!

  33. OMG I’m dying to see Cirque, jealous I bet it was amazing! And it looks like you had an amazing time in Vegas as well 🙂


  34. My favorite is still Mystere.

  35. LOVE your hair like that!! And the top is fabulous too!!! So what did you think of “O”?? I think that’s been one of my favorites so far – but I have yet to see “Ka” and I’ve heard that’s pretty amazing! 🙂


  36. just in love with your stripped top & great bun, your outfit is so chic


  37. JazmineKariss says:

    Oh my gosh this looks like so much fun! You’re outfits are so adorable and I loooove that slick slate nail polish! 🙂

  38. Silvertigo says:

    Great outfits, I love your dress so, so much 🙂 and that bun is totally cute, I think I should buy extensions to wear my hair like that some days. 🙂 xoxo

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  40. Clara Turbay says:

    i like your sense of style chic and simple at the same time.


  41. I love the high bun on you Dale, mine always ends up a mess! and I loooove the dress you wore in Vegas! so pretty!! … I haven’t had the chance to check out cirque but hopefully soon 🙂 I wanna see the Michael jackson one that they are coming out with… I think it’s Cirque? hee hee


  42. I love the dress dale! you look great. looks like you had fun! are you goign to the thread show?


  43. THAT BUN IS AMAZING!! I an definately going to check out the tutorial thanks! I always thought to get a bun like that you needed one of those doughnut hair things.

    Your blog is great. I think you’ll like my blog.


    Want to follow each other?

    Xox Soph

  44. You looked amazing in both outfits, seems like you had a great time! xo

  45. Ugly Duckling says:

    I’ve seen four cirque shows, love them! It really is amazing what the performers can do, such impressive talents.

    Love that high bun. I often do a messy bun but not so high or with the backcombing, will definitely try it soon.

    Following you now, visit my blog sometime and follow me back if you like 🙂

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING <3 xxx

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  46. gorgeous shirt, love it! cirque de soleil is great;))

  47. BlueVanilla says:

    Those shows are the best! They are SO creative! Love that gold dress on you!

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  48. Looks like you had so much fun! I love the Cirque shows, they are amazing!

  49. mizzsandychau says:

    i wish i can go vegas one day!!! and i love your top!

  50. The bun is gorgeous! I just hope executing it is as easy as it looks.

    Miss Macherie

  51. I love your top and hair, very cute yet understated <3

  52. Lovely outfits. I really love your Vegas outfit.


  53. The outfits, the hair..you look absolutely lovely in the first photo. Gotta love that top. I love the details on shoulders, very chic.

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  55. Dressy Celeb says:

    I love your striped top and your vegas dress! You look beautiful! 🙂

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  56. wow, your pictures and your blog are great!

  57. finethenbelikethat says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your style! You look great! 🙂

  58. Aurelia (A Pretty Life) says:

    wow , my dream, I never been on the West Coast….

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