Posts in #DisneyStyle
Disney Holiday Gift Guide

Hey there, hi there, ho there! It’s that time of year where we’re all thinking about what to get those special people in our lives. I’m someone who is really difficult to shop for and I know my friends and family often have a hard time figuring out what to get me. One of the easiest things to default to is obviously something Disney! But even with that as guidance, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right thing for that Disney loving person in your life.

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Mickey: The True Original Exhibition

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone at this point that Mickey Mouse is getting some love this year because he’s turning 90! He sure looks good for his age, doesn’t he?! Along with all the Mickey style collabs that have happened, an exhibition celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse and his influence on art, fashion, and pop culture. I was lucky enough to be able to visit opening weekend with my husband, two best friends (aka my #DisneySquad), and the woman I owe all my custom Disney outfit pieces to. Here’s my take on the exhibition — spoiler alert: it’s pretty effin’ awesome.

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Under The Sea

Last weekend I was surprised by my Future Mother-In-Law and some of my best friends with an Under the Sea themed Kitchen Tea (a South Africanism, that is otherwise known as a Bridal Shower here!) Unbeknownst to me, my FMIL (Future Mother-In-Law), my Maid of Honor, and my Future Hubby all banded together to invite as many of my friends as possible to come celebrate! This is no easy task, as my circle of friends is quite tiny. Read on to see more details about this day!

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Wedding Planning & Visiting Pandora

This seems to happen quite often where I disappear where my posts become inconsistent for a little bit - super sorry about that! I started a new job at the end of May so much of my time and energy have been eaten up by gaining my sea legs (or land legs if you want to stick to the Disney universe 😛

I have been wanting to recap our June trip for sometime so here it goes!

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Riff-raff, Street Rat

sigh Such an iconic scene in Aladdin, though only a minute long. Hands up if you remember Aladdin talking about living in a palace to Abu!

Taking count again – hands up if you love incorporating Disney elements into your outfits!

I'm using this post as an opportunity to announce that I've started a new category on the blog called "#DisneyStyle" – this is where you'll find my normal outfits with Disney elements as well as our Disneybounding, and any other pieces that may fall into this category (like my Disney Parks Makeup post!)

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Fave Disney Parks Makeup

I LOVE taking pictures at Disney Parks – whether this is Disneyland or Walt Disney World. There's something magical about the candids and the posed. And in all these pictures, who doesn't want to look their best?

The one problem with this though, at least with my last couple trips, is the constant fight of "I love the outfit/makeup/hair" and "It's humid enough to make even my pin straight hair frizz." 

I have a naturally combination complexion (oily t-zone, relatively normal skin elsewhere) so it's hard to control, especially when it's extraordinarily humid and hot. So today, I've rounded up my favorite beauty products for the Disney Parks!

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Hakuna Matata

It's been almost two weeks now and I'm still not over my Disney hangover. How do you really get past having Mickey shaped everything and perfect customer service all the time? Not to mention, the amazing scents all over Disney Parks and resorts. Sure beats the trash and smell of gasoline here in NYC!

This trip was the first one in a year that we haven't had to do something. 

Well, I'm happy to say that this trip, Nicholas and I took Timon and Pumbaa's philospophy to the maximum level. 

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