Autumn Cowgirl

First, I am terribly sick. I honestly sound like a chain smoker. Second, Patrick’s mother and sister are visiting in less than two weeks, and there is much to do! So I’m honestly not sure how much blogging is going to be done in the next couple weeks. I apologize in advance!

However, I am very pleased to bring you my fall Dapper Day ensemble, along with looks of some of my lovely friends! Long time readers of the blog are familiar with Dapper Day, the twice yearly event that takes place at the Disneyland Resort, and is where you are encouraged to “step out in your best!”

Something I didn’t share the first time I wrote about Dapper Day was the struggle I felt in choosing what to wear. Ultimately, I felt so utterly under-dressed, something I rarely feel. But at that spring Dapper Day, with countless gals running around in poofy 50s prom dresses and gorgeous flowing gowns, the little cotton frock I opted for felt lackluster. Leading up to fall Dapper Day that year I expressed my struggle and Stephanie, the official Dapper Day photographer, spoke to me about doing what feels good for your wardrobe, and your personal style. That year I decided to select some of my nicer western wear and go with an fall inspired cowgirl look. The idea stuck, and this year marked the third year I chose to go that route, so it’s a bit of a tradition now I suppose. Meanwhile for the spring event, I have opted for square dancing dresses or Gunne Sax, a frillier western look. Alright, enough chatter! On to the outfits!

Myself, standing in front of a little shack surrounded by cacti and succulents, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself, standing in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself leaning against the rail of the Mark Twain, with rocks and trees in the background, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself, standing in front of a little shack surrounded by cacti and succulents, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Close-up of my string tie, dark brown, with painted flowers and leaves in gold, and orange rhinestones dotted on it.

Myself, standing in front of a little shack surrounded by cacti and succulents, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Dor stands on the banks of the Rivers of America, wearing a bright blue top, with a white D brooch, and red airplane brooch, and a skirt of blue and white with small air

Myself leaning against the rail of the Mark Twain, with rocks and trees in the background, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself, standing in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

A view of my back, aboard the Mark Twain riverboat, with Big Thunder Mountain in the distance. The back of my western wear shirt features dark fringe, and dark brown flowers, edged in gold tone embroidery.

A tighter image of myself, bust up.

Kaitlyn, standing in the Enchanted Tiki Room courtyard, a large tiki stands in background among large green leaves. Kaitlyn wears a large flower crown made up of maroon, orange, and blue flowers, her dress is a patterned gown of red, orange, blue, and white.

Myself, standing in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself, standing in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Close-up of my belt, which is gold and silver and features flowers on the buckle, my hand sits atop it with a mother of pearl ring inlayed with a coral cardinal, and on another finger a silver saddle ring.

Myself, sitting on a fence in front of a little shack surrounded by cacti and succulents, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Nikki, standing in the cabin of the Mark Twain, which features red upholstered bench seats, and maroon and gold curtains. Nikki stands wearing a navy with white polka dots floor length dress with a slit up the center.

Myself, standing in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself leaning agains the rail of the Mark Twain, in the background tipis and Native Americans sit on the water's edge, with canoes sitting on the bank, Big Thunder Mountain stands in the distance, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Close-up of the bottom part of my pants, which features orange, white, and gold embroidered flowers dotted with orange rhinestones.

Myself, sitting on a fence in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

Myself, standing in front of Big Thunder Railroad, wearing a tan cowboy hat, a tan western wear shirt with dark brown fringe, and embroidered flowers, a dark brown string tie with painted flowers, and dark brown western pants with orange flowers embroidered near the bottom.

From left to right, my friend Nikki, wearing a navy dress with large white polka dots, myself, my friend Dor, wearing a bright blue top with a skirt of blue and white with airplanes, and my friend Kaitlyn, wearing a red, white, and navy blue patterned dress and a large floral crown.

As you can see, all of us interpreted Dapper Day differently, and I love the differences in our styles.

Now I’m off to curl back up on the couch with blankets, tissues, and fluids galore! I hope November is treating you well! And if you’re American, and of voting age, I sure hope you voted!

My Outfit
Hat: Thrifted
Vintage H Bar C Shirt: Orange Circle Antique Mall, Orange, California
String Tie: ???
Vintage H Bar C Pants: Junk for Joy, Burbank, California
Belt: Belonged to my grandfather
Shoes: Courtesy of Oak Tree Farms
Rings: Here and there…

Dor’s Outfit
Blouse & Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Sunglasses: Audrey K, Burbank, California
Necklace: Best of Times Antiques, Burbank, California
D Brooch: Match Accessories
Airplane Brooch: Charcoal Designs

Kaitlyn’s Outfit
Flower Crown: Made by Dor
Dress & Sunglasses: Audrey K, Burbank, California
D Brooch: Match Accessories
Bracelet: Splendette
Disneyland Necklace: Vintage Darling
Kukui Nut Necklace: Hawaii

Nikki’s Outfit
Dress: Audrey K, Burbank California
Shoes: Chelsea Crew
Sunglasses: Pin up Pack
Necklace: Tiffany’s
Feather & Bracelets: Can’t recall…

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