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.
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.
Over the weekend one of my friends celebrated her birthday, and she decided she wanted to have a 50s Harry Potter theme for us to spend a day at Universal Studios, which last year opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While I knew I could have easily opted for a 50s student look, when I heard a friend say she was going to dress up with a 50s Professor Umbridge inspired look, I decided to opt for a Professor McGonagall look, as she’s one of my favorites.
While Professor McGonagall has a few different looks throughout the Harry Potter films, she does wear the same ensemble in the first two films, and I believe is her most recognizable to be inspired by for my outfit. If you need a refresher or are unfamiliar, take a peek here.
Are you a fan of Harry Potter? It was certainly a defining moment in my adolescence! And continues to be something I re-read, re-watch, and am inspired by to this day.
I think by now it’s no secret that I’m a Star Wars fan. But even so, I wasn’t all that excited for Rogue One, which told the story of how the Rebels got their hands on the plans to the Death Star. I kind of felt it was unnecessary, but Patrick was really excited for it, and it gave me a good opportunity to get gussied up geek girl style.
A funny thing happened on the way to the cinema though, we decided at the last minute to go to the cinema at Downtown Disney, giving me the opportunity to shoot in Tomorrowland, as well as have a moment with Chewbacca.
I hope you’re all having a lovely week leading up to Christmas!
In my last post I mentioned I scored some more 70s-does-Victorian blouses, and I couldn’t help wearing one of them when Patrick and I decided to go to Knott’s for dinner the other night at the last minute.
I’m all sorts of obsessed with this blouse – between it’s high collar and spectacular sleeves. I want five more just like it but in different colors. I’m sure some of you have multiple items in your closet like that too! I sure do.
Sorry for the radio silence for awhile. If you like my page on Facebook, then you may know why; my grandmother on my dad’s side passed away. My family and I spent last week prepping for her services, which were last Friday and I spent the following day with my family. As I look to this week, I’m trying my hardest to get all sorts of errands out of the way before my mother-in-law arrives to spend a week here (which may cause some more radio silence). Some of those errands included selling at Buffalo Exchange, my favorite place to trade in those items I’m not wearing for some fanciful new (to me) stuff.
Ironically, almost everything I’m wearing came from Buffalo Exchange! Seriously, I love this place. And I walked out two bags of clothes lighter, and with four new to me things, including more 70s-does-Victorian blouses and pair of 50s jeans!
Blazer: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Blouse, Pants, Penny Loafers, and Purse: Buffalo Exchange
Christmas Corsage and Earrings: Don’t remember…
Ring: Belonged to my great-grandmother
Last week Patrick and I blasted some Christmas tunes and decorated for Christmas. It takes a couple of days to get everything sorted and put up. Between last year and this, we acquired some more vintage Christmas decorations, including a vintage wall-hanging aluminum tree! As well as some more delightful vintage ceramic pieces that belonged to my great grandmother.
What is your favorite part of the holidays? I really love decorating and listing to Christmas music. I have a massive collection, which I’m always eager to add more to, especially quirky, weird stuff. Last year I added Bad Religion’s Christmas album and Bonnie McKee’s “California Winter”, which has the most adorable music video! This year I’ve already added to the collection too, with selections from Kacey Musgrave‘s new Christmas album, which included a cover of my favorite Christmas song, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”.