What do you do when the kid races get cancelled due to a Florida winter storm? Why, go to Magic Kingdom of course! Thunder Mountain was still rolling so we did too. I excitedly proclaim that we survived the cold in the most magical place on earth. Much like Queen Elsa, the cold never bothered me anyway!!! With a few warm hugs and some pixie dust we were melting down Main Street USA. I in my adorable Dole Whip hat by Talula Crafts and my kiddos bundled up for the bitter cold we were off for a fantastical adventure, but only after capturing some fun memories in front of Cinderella’s Castle.
Needless to say we were whipping it through Magic Kingdom on one of the coldest winter days in Florida for 2017. As the day went on it got colder and the magic got warmer. This is the best time to play in the parks. There is an extreme decline in visitors; no hustle and bustle like the holiday’s, which means you almost walk right on to the attractions of your choice. This is truly the best time of year to visit Walt Disney World. Now lets get back to my adorable knit Dole Whip beanie that kept my pretty little noggin nice and toasty in the freezing 38 degree Florida Sunshine. You can find the delectable knit hat on Etsy from Talula Crafts. Topped with a cherry Talula’s handcrafted knit hat is every Dole Whip Lover’s Dream. You may also enjoy hand knitted blankets, scarves, gloves, and crochet dolls handcrafted by Jennie Kay from the heart of Westminster, Colorado the owner of Talula Crafts. This has got to be the sweetest hat yet the coolest hat I have ever worn in winter and it sure does get a lot of attention.
The Citizens of Main Street stopped me in the center of a large crowd to ask me about my Dole Whip Hat and the Dapper Dan’s played me a special tune. These guys are amazing and like my friend the Yellow Dapper Dan exclaimed…”It is never too cold for a Dole Whip! Just take it in and eat it!” Cheers to you and all my Dole Whip fans. Disney Bounding in the cold is my new favorite thing to do. Stay warm Florida friends. We have 4 more cold days ahead of us. Brrrr….these Florida winters are turning me into my favorite snowlove OLAF! Guess I’ll just have to “LET IT GO!”
Elevate your Disney style with fanciful hair bows and headbands by Shiny Sky Rainbows that will show off what you love most about DISNEY! Bows that are so sparkly you are bound to stand out from the crowd. Shiny Sky Rainbows hair bows will transform a blah day to the most magical day ever! Check out my favorite bows from this quaint shop I found on Etsy!
This darling Dole Whip inspired bow is incredibly delectable and the perfect bow for any Dole Whip fanatic like me. With just the perfect touch of shimmer and shine the pineapple shaped barrette is topped off with a sparkly, yellow hibiscus flower. Pair it with the sweetest soft serve Disney treat and you will feel like a Pineapple Princess!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a swirl lollipop hair bow. Inspired by Main Street USA’s Confectionery; one of my favorite shops to roam through! The sweet smells of candy and all things sugary bring back childhood memories from some of my first visits to the Magic Kingdom. The multicolored bow is brightly vibrant and a perfect replica to the famous Mickey Swirl Lollipop’s.
Channel your inner mermaid with this Ariel inspired hair bow. Shaped like a starfish, this Ariel flower bow is made of soft grosgrain ribbon and embellished with a gold starfish center. Life is the bubbles under the sea! Perfect for your little Disney Princess!
Yeehawww! This rootin tootin Jessie insprired headband will intrigue you to yodel your heart out! Made with a thin, light headband and topped off with a miniature cowgirl hat just like Jessie’s! You will be an honorary roundup member as you roll and ride through Frontierland. Look how darling it is matched up with this Jessie inspired dress by One Two Three Shop!
All bows are customized to your desired clip (alligator clip or french barrette) and can be made into a headband! Let your imagination be your guide and dress your best Disney Style with Shiny Sky Rainbows.
According to Vogue magazine, animal print is a powerful fashion trend this winter. Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Tiger, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena, African Wild Dog, Giraffe, and Monkey are fashion’s greatest inspiration this season. As a Disney fanatic I couldn’t possibly think of any better way to show off the hottest fashion trend but with a magical pair of Animal Print Minnie Ears!!!
Earmagination Ears designed me a pair of leopard inspired Minnie ears that are perfectly lush! Embellished with a sparkly brown bow and kissed by a string of faux pearls these ears will bring out the inner wild in you. With great attention to detail, Earmagination Ears tickles your fancy with a hidden Mickey, designed with three faux pearls. You will shimmer and shine in these ears! Imagination is the only limit when creating enchanted Minnie ears. Using sequins, bows, flowers, and seasonal embellishments Earmagination Ears can customize any design scheme. Let your imagination be your inspiration!
Cast members and other Disney guests will be left gawking at your unique ears and left wondering, where they can get a pair for themselves. To view more ears designed by Earmagination Ears check out their Instagram Page or Etsy shop!
Carry it all in Minnie Style with an adorable Minnie Ear Backpack from Hash Tag Baby Swag. Minnie ear accessories are a forever craze for all Disnerd’s and will never go out of style. Due to the overwhelming popularity designers are finding new ways to incorporate mouse ears in every day accessories.
Hash Tag Baby Swag is ahead of the demand and now offers Minnie ear purses and backpacks that are perfect for everyday wear. Bags are petite in size and made of 100% Vegan leather. Don’t let the size fool ya, they are perfect for carrying all your personals. Toss your Disney essentials in the bag and head out for a most magical day without the bulk of a standard size backpack.
Mini Minnie ear backpacks are available for children and are quite comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. My daughter was quite pleased by how gently the mini bag rested on her back. “It is so light, I forgot I had it on.” Thanks to Hash Tag Baby Swag, I can now say goodbye to the bulk and hello to style!
Get your hands on all this cuteness and complete your Disney look for a most fantastical Disney bounding day.
Deck the Halls with the cutest Disney Christmas tee’s this season! Mouse Apparel is home to the merriest Christmas designs you have ever seen on cotton. With shirts available for the entire family you just can’t go wrong. The style and fit of the raglan tee’s are loose fitting providing an extreme amount of comfort. Pair Mouse Apparel with jeans, shorts, skirts, jammie bottoms, leggings…or whatever your pleasure! You will be glad you did!
It is the happiest time of the year, so spread words of cheer in and outside the parks while looking super festive in the colors of Christmas!
Customize your tee with red or green sleeves! Can’t decide get one of each!!! You really can’t go wrong. Using bold colors, festive fonts, and HIDDEN MICKEY’s these tee’s will make the season the merriest, happiest, jolliest Christmas ever!
Get Mouse Apparel now! Follow this jolly shop on Instagram to keep up with the latest styles!
As Rapunzel looked out over the forest from her tower, she gazed her eyes on a beautiful garden hugging the edge of a nearby stream. She longed to be free of the prison she had called home for nearly 18 years. She would often day dream of dancing through the meadow with the butterflies and breathing in the sweet aromas of the peonies and sunflowers. Punzie was left languished, her only escape was expressed through the beautious art her soul created. Most days she would lose herself as she covered the inner rock walls of the tower with images that bespoke of her deepest desires. The day arrived when she had run out of wall canvas. “When will my life begin?” Punzie wondered. As she brushed her long golden hair, she looked out toward the glorious garden, sparkling in the setting sun. The warmth of the golden sunflowers filled her heart with an abundance of joy. Rapunzel grew intriguingly fascinated by the rich hues and tranquil design of the wildflowers. Pascal, Rapunzel’s pet chameleon and dearest friend, looked upon her with great admiration and a look of surprise in his little eyes. His brain was stirring. Pascal quickly scurried down the side of the tower and gathered as many flowers as he could carry. Pascal left the bushel on the ledge of the window, where Punzie had fallen into deep slumber while singing the enchanting “Flower Song.” When she awoke she was filled with awe and splendor as she embraced the bushel composed of daisies, sunflowers, and posies and breathed in the ambrosial odors. She gathered bits of raffia and twig that had been carried in the tower by the wind and intertwined the flowers together. As each piece became entangled with another they began to gleam and glow with immense power. When Rapunzel completed her masterpiece she looked at it and said, “Oh, that’s nice!” and she placed it on her head. She glowed like the beautiful princess that she was born to be.
Rapunzel’s charming flower crown is available from, Oh That’s Nice Shop on Etsy. The crown sits gently upon any princesses head and is adorned with bright, beautiful flowers symbolizing Punzies passion for adventure and carefree spirit. A link of decorative silver chains hang softly from the crown. Oh That’s Nice Shop is owned by Daphne an artist with a passion for handmade goodness. She believes the best things are handmade and I agree! As a child she would make gifts from her heart that she shared with friends and family. Her mom would always encourage her and say, “oh, that’s nice.”
Her specialty shop offers an array of delightful Minnie Ears, Flower Crowns, and Bows just perfect for any Disney Lover!
“Crown her with flowers and her power shall shine forever; as bright as the glowing lanterns in the night sky.”
Dapper Day is an extraordinary event that turns Disney into the fanciest place on earth, as Disney goers dress up in their Sunday best. Although this is not a period style specific event, many guests deck out in vintage clothing- mostly from the 50’s. For the first time in forever my children and I stepped out in style with thousands of other Disnerds and enjoyed retro fun. Our theme was the 101 Dalmatians; do the polka dots give it away? I was going for a classy Cruella De Vil. Don’t we look dashing?! The Disney D brooch I am wearing is from retro queen, Kimi Babbitt. She was super sweet and made my group Dalmatian D’s for this event. Disney D’s can be made to match any theme or character. Kimi’s D’s add a touch of vintage class and retro sparkle to any outfit. Check out Kimi’s boutique: The Star Brite Motel on Etsy to preview just a handful of her creations. Follow Star Brite Motel on Instagram for updates on unique custom designs.
Upon arrival we were directed to park at Magic Kingdom as Epcot’s parking lot was closed and full to capacity. Despite the incredible crowds that were driven by this semi-annual event we strutted our stuff around the World Showcase with much exuberance. It was absolutely amazing to get lost in a crowd of fabulously dressed Disney Lovers. Everybody was giddy and happy. If for only a brief moment I felt as though my children and I time warped back in time. I can’t wait til Spring 2017! For more information visit the official Dapper Day website.
Thank you to all my fellow retro fashionista’s for spreading the Dapper joy! May you always be Dapper!
Fashion alert! Here is another great fashion tee to wear while playing at Walt Disney World! Pocket Tee’s! When it comes to style, this iteration is actually one step above your basic tee. These tee’s are meant to be sophisticated yet easy going and fun! Kellie Gerrity, fashion designer and owner of Kellie’s Ears and Tees offers customized pocket tee’s to match any Disney character or theme. Gerrity makes it super easy to order: just pick your theme, shirt size and color! This princess desired a regal tee complete with pink roses and a yellow crown. The pocket is cut and hand sewn on mid right of the shirt. I love the pocket! It came in handy and was a great place to stick my lipgloss and PhotoPass card. Kellie’s Pocket Tee’s are easy to dress up or down and are perfect to wear in the Florida sunshine. To order visit Kellie’s Ears and Tees on Etsy. Don’t forget to follow Kellie on Instagram to keep up with new styles and giveaways!
It all started “once upon a dream,” where Briar Rose first met her true love. He was a man with no name that shared a loving gleam too familiar to her heart. Little did she know that he would be her hero and her happily ever after. After falling under the sleeping curse that was so belligerently cast by the mistress of evil 16 years prior, she would only be awaken by true love’s kiss. So the story goes, and her handsome prince breaks the spell. The kingdom had finally defeated Maleficent’s curse and to celebrate King Stefan and Queen Leah held a special coronation ball. It was time to crown the Princess! Queen Leah had waited for this moment for what seemed like eternity. She kept Aurora’s crown behind a glass encasement. The golden crown was gifted to Aurora at her christening by the Wire Princess so many years ago.
The Wire Princess is from Canada, a faraway kingdom where magic is plentiful. She intricately handcrafts whimsical crowns from silver or gold wire. Aurora’s crown is made of wire, golden like the sun intertwined with glass beads that sparkle and shimmer. Designed with elegance and comfort; the crown sits securely upon the princesses head as light as a feather with just a few hair pins.
As the Monarch crowned Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip took her by the hand and announced their engagement and affirmed his undying affection. They were to live happily ever after and reign in the heart of two kingdoms.
Laurel, The Wire Princess also handcrafts wands, flower crowns, and fairy ears.
View her portfolio on Etsy and Instagram. Stay tuned for my future post featuring Laurel’s fairy ears! Coming soon!
Live your fairytale with The Wire Princess
Beauty in the Beast is Disney’s most timeless love story. After all, who could ever love a Beast?! Belle did, she couldn’t resist his charm. Under all that scuff was an endearing prince and Beast, he was overturned by Belle’s beauty and gentleness. Their love story is truly a Tale as Old as Time and is what makes this Disney animation a family favorite. If your family is anything like mine, dressing up as characters from your favorite Disney movie is the thing to do, especially when hitting the parks for a day of fun or a night of not so scary spooktaculars!
Dress your little prince in this dapper Beast suit from Girly Princess Shop. The Beast suit features a button down the back ruffled shirt blouse with ruffled sleeves that play peek a boo under the jacket sleeves, yellow vest, blue suit jacket, and pants. The vest and suit jacket are complete with embossed gold buttons for that pristine finished dapper look that Disney style is all about. Made from a polyester material that provides a cool and comfortable wear around the parks. A perfect replica of Beast’s suit that was worn on the night he and Belle fell in love.
Is Beast in need of a Princess Belle? Girly Princess Shop offers a beautiful gold Belle dress that is perfect for a sibling pair. Also available: Cinderella dress, Prince Charming Suit, Snow White, and more! All costumes are ready to ship within 3-5 days, just in time for Halloween! You will be impressed by the quality of this suit costume. **DISNEY PARK TIP** If you are looking for an extra magical experience, dress your son in this Beast suit on the day you go to Magic Kingdom. Stop in for Enchanted Story Time with Belle. Cast members may just pick your child to be the Beast in the live telling of the story. At the end of the story, Beast dances with Belle and will have an opportunity for some awesome photo captures!
Take me to the day when Belle and Beast fell in love~