A Dapper Day at Disney

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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. 15057376_363029200698880_3377859862678470656_nOur 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.  14309962_506129446178486_4264862865199988736_nDisney 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.

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Thank you to all my fellow retro fashionista’s for spreading the Dapper joy!  May you always be Dapper!

 

 

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Be True to You and LuLaRoe

Who doesn’t like a lil comfort with their style?!  I know I do and that is why I LuLaRoe!  This new clothing brand has everyone talking and gawking over the bright colors and cozy style it’s no wonder why.  The LuLaRoe style is so versatile,  you can dress it up for the office or dress it down for every day snugness!  It is like wearing a big hug all day long!  No matter your size, you are guaranteed to feel beautiful.

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Comfort, affordability  and style is exactly what   DeAnne Stidham was striving for when she created her clothing line, LuLaRoe and she is on spot changing the fashion world as we know it.  Fashionista’s of all ages are going to love the entire collection!

This brand is only accessible from private fashion consultants, like my friend Cathy Prestipino!

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Cathy Prestipino is a fashion consultant for LuLaRoe who makes shopping fun and easy with pop up boutique’s and private sales on her group page.  I was more then thrilled when she reached out to me and offered me the opportunity to review staple pieces from the LuLaRoe Collection.  Not only did she send me pieces to show off, but she sent the cutest tops and leggings for my lil humans to enjoy as well!

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My daughter pictured above wearing Gracie T and Kids Leggings.

The unisex LuLaRoe Gracie top, with its high-low hemline, makes it the perfect Kid’s top to pair with anything, but it’s especially great with leggings! Furthermore, it’s loose fitting short sleeves will keep even the most active kid comfortable and cool. Easy to layer and versatile enough to dress up or down, the Gracie is sure to become a staple in your kids’ closets.

These leggings are  extremely soft to touch and come in many different patterns and colors it will be so hard to choice just one. Thankfully you don’t have to!  Get them all! Cause after your lil cutie wears these she will be craving a pair for every day of the week. Seasons change and  so do the patterns and colors of these amazing leggings.

What my daughter liked about this outfit:  “I like how laid back yet feminine it is with soft colors and a fun girly pattern.  This is the perfect outfit to wear anywhere!  Makes me love being a tween!”

 

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My sweet boy is pictured above sportin the Sloan.

Creative, playful, unique, whimsical, fun…
These attributes could easily describe our favorite little humans, but are a perfect fit for LuLaRoe’s first children’s shirt: the Sloan T. This versatile shirt is designed for boys and girls alike. It’s a soft and durable knit baseball tee that comes in a wide variety of colors and prints. Its contrasting raglan sleeves are occasionally mismatched for an added element of fun and surprise!

I just love how stylish this T is.  It easily matches up with just about any hat my lil rock star puts on.

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Pictured above, I am wearing the Nicole.

The Nicole dress boasts a fitted bodice, flattering scoop neck, mid-length sleeves, and a full circle skirt. It is simultaneously casual and dressy and, in a word, feminine! It is the sort of dress that brings out all that is girl in you – and we know you will not be able to resist giving it a twirl. Fun and fashionable? Yes, please.

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Pictured above, I am wearing black buttery soft leggings with a matching Irma Tunic.

LuLaRoe’s Irma top is a loose, knit “high-low” tunic with fitted mid-length sleeves. The extra length in the back makes it a great compliment to the leggings – especially if your like me and in need of extra coverage for your derriere. Wear this top and you might never take it off.

The leggings are ultra stretchy and super soft. They’re as close to your own skin as you can get.  You can sport them just about anywhere; style them with a cute sweater and your favorite booties…or a cute lil tee.  Your LuLaRoe leggings will be a great statement piece wherever you are!

These leggings rock!  Seriously the most comfortable leggings I have ever slipped on.  The softness is incredibly addicting.  And I just love how free flowing the Nicole and the Irma are.  Clothing that flatters my figure and lets my body breathe!

I absolutely love LuLaRoe and so will you!  Now here’s your chance to win a few staple pieces of your own from Cathy Prestipino.  Simply head on over to my Instagram @forkandspoonley to find out how to enter to win two pairs of leggings and an Irma top!

Giveaway is live and ends 8/31/2016!  Follow this link to enter.

Make sure to follow Cathy Prestipino on Instagram to keep up with the latest styles.

“Ugly” Christmas Sweater- DIY

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Have you noticed a new Christmas fashion emerging in retail stores?  The Ugly Christmas Sweater is a new trend that can end up costing you a pretty penny.  My daughter found one online for $75!   I am going  to show you how you can make one for almost nothing by using what you already own.  Not only will it be unique and in a class of it’s own, but you will have a blast making it!

Materials:

Old sweater or a long sleeve shirt (take it from the closet)

Christmas odds and ends…garland, stockings, ornaments, candy canes, etc…(found em in our Christmas decor totes)

Hot glue gun

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What we did:

Jammed out to our favorite Christmas carols and giggled as we 3 dimensionally designed our sweater.  Our sweater is actually a long sleeve shirt with sweater like arms.  It has a pink cheerleader image on the front, which was easily covered with our Christmas Trim.  Using hot glue and E 6000 we secured the stocking, fake snow, and ornaments in place.

My daughter designed her “Ugly” Christmas Sweater for a contest at school.  She was feeling very confident and very proud of her creation.

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Please share your “Ugly” Christmas Sweater pics

and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!