#FashionFriday |My #Beyonce Inspired Lemonade/Hold Up Primrose Yellow Dress for #YellowBatDay

When I saw that today was National “yellow bat ” Day, I immediately thought I can finally get my Beyonce’s “Hold Up” video on and do a fun shoot using my daughter’s plastic yellow bat. Well friends, after further research, see here >>>https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-yellow-bat-day-april-21/ , today is not about that kind of yellow bat. However, I did not let that stop me from playing dress up and showing you this cute dress.(which happens to coordinate with the bat..get it!?) 

I love Beyonce. I think she has amazing talent, I respect her artistry and admire her ability to balance family and work. I have had the chance review her concerts ( ICYMI opening night of Formation World Tour in Miami review) and share with you here on the blog how iconic she is as an entertainer. When I saw this dress at Burlington Coat Factory at the low price of $16.99, I immediately thought Hold Up.. Beyonce ..Lemonade..let me buy this and pay homage to Queen B! I know, I know..it’s not Halloween and I’m no biter ( that’s 80’s slang for copying someone’s style) but this dress was a great price! Plus, I’ve always loved the color yellow, which happens to be one of the top colors of Spring Fashion 2017.  

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By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.          

 

Next step in my Beyonce ‘Hold Up’ Lemonade transformation was the makeup. I found this easy to follow tutorial on You Tube and voila… I was transformed.

Jealous/Crazy Face on..Ready..Now lets go smash some windows, shall we!

My hubby grabbed the camera and we hopped in the ride and started bumpin that Jay Z +Bey ’03 Bonnie & Clyde’..🎵Uhh uhh uhh….You ready B? Let’s go get ’em..

Look for me! Young, B

Cruisin down the westside – highway
Doing what we like to do – our, way 🎵

Lol..oh gosh , dont let my wig fall off before we get to location😂

I just required a few things to get this fun photo shoot started: 

  • BAT✔ 
  • Yellow Dress✔
  • Mean Mug✔
  • Sunshine✔
  • a Car to destroy✔
  • Fire Hydrant✔ 

Let’s Go!

As you can see, like Bey says in the “Hold Up” song, I like to keep it sexy and fun in my almost 18 yr marriage and I’m always down to ride.

Check out my fun video montage here on my You Tube channel! Comment below if you have ever been inspired by Beyonce style and do you have Primrose Yellow in your Spring Fashion Wardrobe✌💛🍋😁😚

#Beyonce Slays #Miami ! @FormationWT #FormationWorldTour @MarlinsPark

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Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Parkwood Enterainment and Photo Edit: Leslie Heigh for SobeSavvy.com

Miami, Florida… Welcome to The Formation Tour http://share.glide.me/lovely/o633iv9i

On April 27, THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR kicked off its North American concert leg in Miami, Florida at Marlins Park to a sold out stadium. Following her release of her visual album Lemonade, BEYONCÉ wowed fans in Miami by performing 35 songs featuring her hits both old and new. THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR, promoted by Live Nation, presented by American Express and produced by Parkwood Entertainment is the most visually creative concert I have ever seen.
 
That visual album may be a poetic musical tribute to the strength and spiritual power of the black woman but people of all ages, shades and sexuality categories filled the stadium.
Beyhive members came dressed in all black, or donned lemon yellow outfits. Some even wore IVY PARK apparel, the new activewear brand co-founded by Beyoncé.

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THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR is BEYONCÉ’s first solo tour since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. The sold-out tour spanning two years and five continents thrilled nearly two million fans and was hailed by critics worldwide. During the summer of 2014, BEYONCÉ and JAY Z launched the six-week ON THE RUN Tour (if you missed my review of that amazing tour, see here), playing major stadiums in the US. They ended the tour in Paris, France in September 2014 with two additional dates that were filmed for an HBO Special that was nominated for an Emmy Award.

DJ Khaled along with surprise performances by Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, Yo gotti , 2chainz and Miami’s own Trick Daddy warmed up a crowd that needed no warming up. They were here to see their Queen. The energy was palpable. Anticipation was high. As she appeared center stage on what I think has to be the most massive tour set ever created the crowd lost their collective minds.

For those of you planning to go to The Formation World Tour, here is a bit of what you will experience:
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Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment)

Beyonce and her dancers get in “Formation” …I promise you won’t be “Sorry” ! The performances are “Flawless” !

You will be reminded who “Run the World”, why Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter is a global icon and a favorite artist to many ( at least she is “Mine”) and that dancing to “Baby Boy” is good for the soul!
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Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment)

“Hold Up”..I know many of you have started a “Countdown” to when Queen B comes to your town so I am keeping the specific details of the tour between “Me, Myself and I”. That way there are no spoilers “Runnin’” thru your mind “All Night”.

“Don’t Hurt Yourself” or “Ring the Alarm” when you bear witness to Beyonce being a “Naughty Girl” live in concert.
She is indeed an “Independent Woman”, a “Diva” who proudly announces when she is “Feeling Myself”.
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Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment)

“Yonce” continues to go thru her repetoire of hits such as “7/11” ,
“Drunk in Love” ,“Rocket”, “Daddy Lessons”. She invited 2 women up on the stage to perform “Single Ladies” alongside her. The crowd went “Crazy in Love” for all the “Bootylicious” dance moves!
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Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment)

Miami heat continued to rise during her red hot performances of “Naughty Girl”
, “Party”, “Blow”, “Nasty Girl”,
“Sweet Dreams /Beautiful Nightmare”.
The audience was given the opportunity to pay tribute to Prince while singing along to “Purple Rain”. With lighters, well cell phones in the air, people were singing and swaying side to side under the purple glow of love. That is what music does. It unifies people. That is what Beyonce wants for us all to get in Formation and love one another.

The final set is where we in attendance got to witness a miracle.( ok, I guess I will give one spoiler). Some say Jesus walked on water, well Beyonce danced on it while singing “Freedom” , “Survivor” (Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams was there sitting nearby in the beehive) ,“End of Time, “Grown Woman” and “Halo”.
Her set list really showcased all her vocal talents and amazing choreography.
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Beyonce thank you for allowing us to be apart of your dream. You shared that as a little girl you wanted to entertain and sell out stadiums. Well you are doing that and more while still remaining humble. You have not only stopped the world, you are changing the world thru your art. This tour is one not to be missed! For complete tour and ticketing information, visit www.livenation.com and www.beyonce.com

Today #ontheblog, #SobeSavvy. Com Recaps #TheFormationWorldTour #Beyonce #Slay #Miami @livenation @Beyonce

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#SobeSavvy Recaps #OnTheRunTour @Beyonce #JayZ #OTR #OnTheRunBmore #Baltimore

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On The Run is defined as hurrying from place to place. As in “she’s always on the run”. Well when presented with the opportunity to review the concert of the summer, I definitely hurried from Miami to my hometown of Baltimore to see The Carters for their first co-headlining stadium tour together : On The Run Tour www.beyonce.com/tour

The tour name spins off from the song “Part II (On the Run)” from Jay-Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail in which Beyoncé features. It also follows the criminal ‘on the lam’ narrative found in the couples’ 2002 first single together, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” . I think everyone realized it would be a crime not to check out this tour, especially after viewing the trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcJg5svv9A

Upon arriving inside the stadium, there was a message on the screen from J+B that read: “This Is Not Real Life”.They are not “On the Run” literally trying to avoid being captured. Indeed, I feel we are the ones captured and being invited to run with them, to escape, to join them on a retreat focusing on their art thru music. I had on my Converse/Chucks and was ready to dance, run, sing/rap and have fun!

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7/7/14 proved to be my lucky day as well as other fans who came out to show love to the Power Couple. While waiting for the show to start, I captured some Beyonce’s fans aka members of The BeyHive , who were ready in their custom made concert wear in support for King Bey !

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As the sun set over downtown Baltimore, it was time. They came out to a welcoming roar that only one could hear in a stadium setting. Beyonce was giving us Sasha Fierce , Yonce , Peaches and whatever other names she go by the entire night. She was on ! The ultimate performer. Voice? Flawless. Wardrobe? Flawless
Choreography? Flawless.

Jay-Z had the kind of swag that one would expect from the Emperor of Hip Hop. Jigga was in top notch form. He had the crowd rapping verbatim to all of his biggest hits. Fun stuff indeed. His catalogue of music in the genre is unmatched. His reign is far from over.

The decades-spanning set list (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/beyonce-and-jay-z/2014/m-and-t-bank-stadium-baltimore-md-5bc1eb40.html) of 43 hit songs along with highly stylized vignettes and dazzling dance numbers, kept us all entertained for 2 plus hours. I appreciated the balance of Beyonce and Jay Z songs. They both have a wealth of hits and solo juggernauts in their own right.

Beyonce also surprised us by covering Lauren Hill’s “Ex -Factor”. It was a wonderful rendition and honored the original.

The interaction between the two seemed genuine. They were having fun being Forever Young! Unexpected celebrity cameos appeared on “Big Pimpin” and celebrity mugshots on “Izzo”

Ringling Bros no longer has the greatest show on earth. Jay and Bey do. A night to remember.

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Baltimore

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup).

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Baltimore

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup).

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Foxborough

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Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Foxborough

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup)

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - Foxborough

(Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup)