Golly, What a Day!

The Disneyland Resort likes to make their annual passholders (also known as APs) feel special, and last year they started doing a month long event called AP Days. AP Days usually means exclusive merch, special screenings, and exclusive meet-and-greets with characters who rarely make appearances at the parks. You might recall a post around this time year, when Roger Rabbit was one of those exclusive characters and I made a parasol featuring the Toon Patrol. This time, the Disneyland Resort is celebrating the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, which debuted in the 70s, and in keeping with that theme, the brought back characters from their 1973 version of Robin Hood. I was overjoyed when I heard this, as this version of Robin Hood is one of my favorite Disney films, and quickly put together my Allan-a-Dale Disneybound and grabbed my matching parasol to visit with the characters.

Now that I feel like I’ve finally gotten the hang of this whole Disneybounding thing, and doing it with my own personal style, I’ve been thinking of doing a blog post about it to just have in my back pocket as a reference in the future, or to help out those who like the idea of Disneybounding, but not sure how to integrate their personal vintage esthetic into it.

Peasant Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Clam Diggers, Scarf, & Bangle: I don’t remember…
Shoes: Re-Mix
D Brooch: Match Accessories
Robin Hood Brooch: D23 Expo

Practically Perfect

Over the weekend Patrick and I attended the Downtown Anaheim Art Crawl. The highlight was that Pop Comics hosted a Mary Poppins themed gallery featuring works by local artists, including some friends. I don’t own a lot of Mary Poppins themed garments or jewelry, with the exception of a vintage Mary Poppins charm bracelet, so I revolved my outfit around it.

Coat: Red Fox Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Blouse and Purse: Buffalo Exchange
Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Tights: Target
Shoes: Re-Mix
Mary Poppins Charm Bracelet: I don’t remember…
D Brooch: Match Accessories

Dapper Cowgirl

With so many Halloween festivities, fall Dapper Day (an unofficial day at the Disneyland Resort when Guests are encouraged to “step out in style” for a day at the park) really snuck up on me and I honestly felt like I had nothing to wear. But when I noticed the temperatures were going to be on the cooler side, and wanting to be different than the rest of the well-dressed crowd, I opted to pull out some of my nicer, more spiffy vintage western wear.

I am overjoyed that I opted for this look as opposed to a dress or blouse/skirt combo. I was comfortable, yet still stylish, and got to showcase some of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe that don’t go out often. While I have loads of western wear, I tend not to wear the true vintage in fear of something happening to it. But for a laid back day at the park, it worked out very well.

Not only did I get to see so many familiar faces, I met lots of new people, and I got to finally meet some readers and Instagramers in person! Which is always a treat!

There was the added bonus of the Dapper Day Expo where true vintage and vintage inspired vendors sold their wares. I came home with quite the Match Accessories bundle, including this amazing Davy Crockett guitar brooch! I also scored two new to me vintage dresses, including a Swirl!

Hat: Orange Circle Antique Mall, Orange, California
Jacket, Shirt, and String Tie: Found by my dad
H Bar C Pants: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Belt: ???
Shoes: Re-Mix
Brooch: Match Accessories

“I took care of everything. Everything on the list!”

Twice a year, Pinup Girl Clothing hosts Pin-Up Parade in the Park, an event at Disneyland, similar to that of Dapper Day, where gals are encouraged to dress up and celebrate pin-up style. The first one of the year was back in April (which you can see here), and since the second one fell in fall, attendees were highly encouraged to Disneybound as their favorite villain.

While Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective, is my favorite villain, my bound simply wasn’t coming together, but all of the pieces fell into place for me to bound as Ratigan’s “peg leg lackey”, Fidget. During the film, Fidget is given a task to acquire a list of things for Ratigan, and as per my MO, I, of course, needed a parasol to accompany me, and based my parasol design on the list.

I went with an asymmetrical skirt, which I have been a big fan of lately to offer an abstract take on Fidget’s peg leg, and paired two scarves together to emulate his two-tone scarf.

Just like last time, PUG hosted Disney themed trivia questions and gave winners “gift codes”, codes that gave the winners credit toward on-line purchases in varying amounts. Last time I walked away with $650 in credit. This time however I only came out with $125, which is still nothing to scoff at and I look forward to adding a few new items to my wardrobe in the near future.

I can’t believe next weekend is the last weekend in October! Where did the month go? It’s already shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend, including Stan Lee’s Comic Con, which Patrick and I are attending. We also got invited to four Halloween parties that weekend, and Saturday is the annual Anaheim Halloween Parade, which I missed out on the last two years! So I have some priority sorting to do before the weekend arrives, not to mention cosplays to work on! I hope your weekend was delightful and that your Halloween weekend is full of fun tricks and delightful treats!

Cap: Actually Patrick’s…
Scarves: I honestly don’t know…
Motorcycle Jacket: Thrifted
Peasant top & Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Re-Mix
Driving Gloves: Amazon
Ratigan pin: Disneyland
Bat D Brooch: Unique Vintage exclusive by Match Accessories

Saying Goodbye to the 60th

With September beginning tomorrow, Halloween and all things pumpkin flavored are on the mind. But come September 5th, Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration for their 60th anniversary will finally end. Yes, the Diamond Celebration lasted well over a year, but it was such fun. With our visit to Portland coming up, we popped in to experience the 60th one last time, including the much beloved Paint the Night parade.

As the 60th anniversary comes to a close, Mickey, Minnie and all of their friends will return to their regular attire for a wee bit, before Halloween kicks into high gear in mid-September, and they don their Halloween costumes for the season. Also, the Disneyland Resort will say goodbye to the Disneyland Forever fireworks show, as well as the new electrical parade, Paint the Night. However fans of the original electrical parade, the Main Street Electrical parade will be happy to know that it is returning for a limited time next year.

As mentioned in my last post, not only is Disneyland’s anniversary celebration coming to an end September 5th, as is Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town anniversary. I previously mentioned that Patrick and I would be enroute to Portland during that time, however we are currently contemplating postponing when we leave. We originally planned to leave early to do things along the way, however, I recently came to acquire some new information about the Ghost Town Alive story that makes me want to be their for the last day. I plan to do a post culminating a collection of photos we have taken over the course of the last two weeks showcasing the magic that is Ghost Town Alive. Once again, I apologize for all of the theme park spam that has appeared lately on the blog and on my Instagram, but I’ve been trying to cram as much of both Disneyland and especially Knott’s before their wonderful celebrations come to an end. I’m sure there will be lots of vintage to be had during our visit to Portland next month, and hopefully I’ll showcase some unique and historical destinations during our trip.

Peasant Top: Pin-Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: Courtesy of Dolly and Dotty
Shoes: Re-Mix
Ears: Cast Member exclusive
Vintage Eisenberg Ice Earrings: I don’t remember
Vintage Rhinestone Necklace: Gift
Disneyland 60th Anniversary Charm Bracelet: Disneyland
Pin: Mickey’s of Glendale booth at D23

“All Wings Report In.”

Back in November Star Wars took over a good chunk of Tomorrowland with “Season of the Force” (you can read the original blog post on it here), which included turning Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain, where Guests could join the Rebel Forces and help battle the evil Galactic Empire. Season of the Force had an original end date of May of this year. However, due to its popularity it was extended, and while it does not have a specific end date as of now, typically Space Mountain gets its Halloween “Ghost Galaxy” overlay in mid-September, so I expect to see Hyperspace to disappear in the coming weeks. With this in mind, Patrick and I made a special visit in my Rebel best to ride it and enjoy Season of Force.

I wore this exact outfit to San Diego Comic Con last month, however, as I was on my own, failed to get any snaps of it, but I didn’t mind too much as I figured Disneyland was a much better place to get pictures. The dress is another one of the creations from Her Universe, though was exclusive to Hot Topic’s website. After purchasing one garment from Her Universe in the same style, the Leia dress, I felt safe in going forward with purchasing the Poe X-Wing dress. Unlike the Leia dress however, the Poe dress has a generous amount of stretch, and if it were not for this stretch I wouldn’t have been able to get the garment on, as the zipper is for some reason ludicrously short! But the dress is also very comfy, and features pockets!

The fascinator of Poe’s X-Wing is akin to my Millennium Falcon I did back in April, which you can see here. I really want to do a TIE Fighter next, but still working on the logistics of it.

And believe it or not, I did indeed ride Hyperspace Mountain with the X-Wing in my hair! For those unfamiliar with Disneyland, Space Mountain is pretty much just a roller coaster inside a dark building, but with projections and lighting effects to make it appear as if you are flying through space. For Hyperspace Mountain they change the audio and insert images of various crafts, such as X-Wings, and TIE Fighters. It also happens to feature a photo op, so if you need the photographic evidence, here is your bonus pic!

I guess this would be a good time to mention that you will be seeing quite a lot of Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm in the next week. Both Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are ending their landmark anniversary celebrations on September 5th, sadly, Patrick and I will be out of town during that time. We are headed to Oregon for about a week, as Patrick has to return for work, and as I am not working anymore, I don’t have a reasonable excuse not to go, and visit with friends and family.

X-Wing Dress: Her Universe for Hot Topic
Shoes: Re-Mix
X-Wing Fascinator: Made by me
Bangles: Here and there…

An Afternoon at Balboa Park

Over the weekend dear friend and fellow blogger Carla, of Tiny Angry Crafter organized a small get-together at Balboa Park. I asked my friend, Christine, of Smitten, if she would like to join us, and we headed down to San Diego together for a picnic lunch in the ever beautiful Balboa Park.

I wish I could say I had grabbed some snaps of us frolicking in the gorgeous park, but we had such a fun time talking and exploring the area, including visiting the rose garden and cactus garden, I just got these outfit photos. You can peek at photos from my July 2014 visit here though if you wish.

Honestly, Balboa Park is hands down my favorite park I’ve ever visited. It is beyond gorgeous, and my favorite building is this location, the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. I love the covered walkways the flank the grand proscenium. We even got to watch, and hear as someone was rehearsing on the organ! Which was just hauntingly beautiful.

Dress: Purchased from Christine’s sister actually!
Hat: Buffalo Exchange, but embellished by me.
Shoes: Re-Mix
Purse: Found by my dad!
Necklace: Elsewhere Vintage, Orange, California
Bracelet: Belonged to my grandma
Ring: Family heirloom