La Vie en Rose

Oh my! It has been awhile hasn’t it? Well, with good reason. Shortly after hitting the “Publish” button on my last post, Patrick and I drove into LA to pick up my brother and his girlfriend, who took the train down from Oregon to spend some time at Disneyland. I ended up spending most of the days they were here with them at the park, and the day they left was my first day with the Disneyland Resort as a Cast Member, so the last few days have been taken up by training. (Which has been both interesting and tiring.) And today I bring you yet more Disneyland! Yesterday we joined our fellow vintage and Disney loving friends for an afternoon at the park. Last month’s theme was blue, and taking inspiration from Valentine’s Day, this theme was pinks and reds! Once again, my planned outfit was thwarted, but not by heat this time! Instead it was a chance of rain!

We met up, rode a few attractions and enjoyed drinks at Carthay Circle before the rain started to put a dapper on our fun. It was a bit blustery too. Personally, I was beat from the days I spent at the park with my brother, as well as my two days of training, which were not limited to sitting learning about Disneyland, but also included walking about the Resort. Additionally I had another day of training was slated for the following day, so all of that, combined with the rain made for the decision for Patrick and I to bail early, spending the rest of the evening at home watching the Oscars.

The funny thing about this dress is that I have the exact same dress in pink with white accents! So when I spied it in silver with pink accents I snapped it up, especially because I’m a sucker for a dress with pockets. It was a difficult dress though with regards to finding shoes for it, as both silver and/or bright pink shoes are difficult to find! But I scored these pink shoes recently and they match not only the dress, but this coat perfectly too! They aren’t my favorite style of heel, as I am much more a fan of heels with a larger footprint in the actual heel department (I prefer about a square inch) but when it comes to certain colors, I’ll settle for nearly any style!

Have you ever had a dress that you had difficulty matching accessories with? Or have you ever found the exact same vintage dress in a different color?

Coat: Red Fox Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Dress: Elsewhere Vintage, Orange, California
Shoes: Thrifted
Purse: Christmas present from Patrick, but from Disneyland
Pin: From the Cultivating the Magic Tour at Disneyland

7 thoughts on “La Vie en Rose

  1. I can’t believe I forgot you were going to be a cast member. I know I said this last time, but that’s awesome! You and your friends all look so wonderful too – imho the gent on the far right in the bowler hat is really on top of his game.

  2. You look great! Can’t wait to hear more details about your new job at Disney! Love your tassel bag. I wanted one so bad, I just missed out on getting one….they sold out of the bag at disney store online. 😢

  3. I’m having trouble finding shoes that’ll match a dress I’ll be receiving in the mail soon. ;(
    But I’ll find something. Your dress is lovely and I can imagine how tiring it must be, especially when a rainy day hits. I love rain and thunderstorms though, but it’s harder when you’re at a theme park with no umbrella. Haha

    Vegetarian Courtesy

  4. I must have totally missed you mentioning you were going to be a cast member, congratulations! That sounds really exciting for you, and a perfect fit, career-wise. I used to work in the hotel industry, so even if you end up leaving Disney at some point, it’s a huge plus on your resume.
    This is an adorable outfit, and I love the coat and shoes with it. The warm rose color of the coat is a lovely shade of pink on you. I know what you mean about difficult matches; I’ve got some things that are tough to match shoes for, so I’ll usually go in the opposite direction and try to find stuff that clashes, but looks deliberate.

  5. So true regarding shoes in certain colours! I’ve been trying to find pink shoes that fit my hard-to-fit feet for years and would not be picking about heel style or height at this point at all (ditto for several other harder to find colours). It’s a shame that in this era of soooo many shoe brands, few companies (outside of the bridal wear realm especially) make classic solid coloured pumps and similar styles any longer.

    Fabulous outfit! I really like the punchy pink and the shape of your swing coat. They are not a flattering garment on my usually, so I like to wear them vicariously, so to speak, through my fellow vintage loving gals (like you) for whom the opposite is true.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  6. great outfit! well, yes, I do have quite a few pieces that are hard to match with any accessory. Especially brown is a colour that is hard to please … I do have two brown hats … and I do have some dresses with brown details on them …. but the browns don’t match! grrrrrh!

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