Rey Day

Unless you either live under a rock or simply don’t care one ounce about Star Wars, then you’ve heard of the controversy surrounding the lack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise featuring its lead character, Rey. There has been a slew of articles written (including one where the film’s director J.J. Abrams chimes in.), and the latest says that toymakers were told specifically not to include her, as they didn’t believe boys would want toys that included a female (no, never mind that in 1977 boys played with ’em.). And after the outcry over the lack of Rey in the Force Awakens Monopoly game, (which Hasbro claims she was omitted because of spoilers, which I think is a load of BS), they are finally re-issuing the game with her in it. Where am I going with all of this? Well, we felt like we should show our support for the awesome character by giving Rey her own day. A few of my friends came up with idea and organized the event and we converged on Disneyland in Rey Disneybounds.

Later in the day a few of us decided we should visit Chewbacca, who was overjoyed to see so many gals dressed up as his new friend. Also, wookies give the best hugs. Period.

Also mid-way through the day I met one of my art idols, Brianna of Brianna Garcia Illustration! If you love Disney you should for sure check her out.

For as much as I love Disney, I hardly Disneybound. I think a lot of this is because my wardrobe isn’t full of color blocked basics, which I think are key to Disneybounding. This is why my Maleficent Disneybound felt like an accomplishment. So, when I got invited to Rey Day I thought “Oh, she’s just khaki…I got loads of that.” Sadly, my initial idea failed miserably, so I dashed the TJ Maxx that is practically next door and found nearly my entire bound there. My feelings that I had while shopping the racks of TJ Maxx could be a post in itself, but I’ll spare you. Despite the numerous “WTF!?” moments when shopping and trying stuff on, I am overjoyed with the outcome, and it was so well received.

Wrap & Belt: Thrifted
Sweater, Top & Pants: TJ Maxx
Boots: Buffalo Exchange
Purse & Rey Button by Loungefly: Charming Shoppe, Orange, California

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