A Fashion Dream Your Heart Makes

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Dress: Bonne Chance Collections

Well it seems as though Summer just happened, then Fall and then I blinked and all of a sudden we’re in 2018 and it’s been 2 weeks since I’ve been blocked out from Disney (seems like an eternity.) But I suppose it’s good to take a break. At some point my Christmas decorations are going to have to come down…after I beat this cold I’ve been fighting since before Christmas. 2017 was a year of memories and magic! If you had told me growing up to be a Disney Blogger, or Fashion Blogger at that was a thing I would have said let’s hit the fast forward button so I can get there sooner! And here I was this whole time thinking the only viable fashion career was that of a designer! Believe it or not So. Cal does incur seasons. There’s summer dress season, cozy sweater season, scarf season and Spring dress season! (Spring is obviously more pastels as opposed to a bright color palette…complimented by ballet flats obvi.)

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As much as I love a good handbag, backpacks are kind of as essential to a Disney Summer trip as a Mickey Shaped ice cream. 

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2017 was the year where my two loves collided- Fashion and Disney. My top Disney digs? Bonne Chance collections does an amazing, one of a kind yet simple and classic a line dress. In fun polka dot prints inspired by Minnie Mouse and even Mickey silhouette prints! They sell out quickly though so I highly recommend following them on Insta to be first to know when items become available! Irregular Choice- Whether looking for shoes or handbags this label has the CUTEST pieces! Although these items come with a hefty price tag, opening each package “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” seems to sing out from the packaging. No joke. No detail is sparred. No stitching left undone. It’s like Jack and Gus Gus designed them over sea’s with love. 

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The Holiday season actually got kicked off in September the second the Main Street Jack O’ Lantern appeared. 

It really is the most wonderful time of the year when Halloween descends upon the parks! Although I had been planning for cozy sweater season since July, and what better way to prepare than with the coziness of a Wildfox sweater- Mother Nature and her triple digit Fall temperatures had other plans. Alas- my ensemble and my hair survived (the humidity is another variable that can completely alter my look-which usually is planned at least 2 weeks in advance. I don’t know how Floridian’s deal.)

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No detail is ever sacrificed when it comes to Disney decor! I LOVED the additions to Cars Land! I can’t wait to see what the Imagineers have in store for next year!

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Top: H&M Shoes: Chloe Shorts: 7 For All Mankind Beanie: Forever 21

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As if playing dress up in the parks was not fun enough- Disney Style Challenges inspired fashion motivation on a whole other level! Each season comes with a new Disney Style Challenge that lasts about a month. During the challenge, those who accept are challenged to post to social media a picture a day inspired by something Disney. From Disney Socks, Disney decor to Disney Bounding, each challenge encourages creativity. Disney Bounding is one of the most inspiring and exciting ways to display your fashion imagination. Although I’ve done several Disney Bounds this year- Smee was one of my favorites! 

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This year me and my BFF Alyssa decided we were going to start doing things we have never done before at the parks. Which, as life long Disney attendees and former Cast Members can actually be quite challenging. To kick this off we tried the High Tea at the Disneyland Hotel. If you’re ever lucky enough to score a reservation I highly recommend the Enchanted Forrest Tea! The whole experience is magical and takes about 2 hours to sip through your pot of tea and taste all of the delicacies that come on the menu. Don’t let the “small bites” description on the menu fool you- I promise the only thing you’ll be hungry for when you leave is to come again!

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One of the things I love the most about investing in Disney Fashion is the endless designs available from small companies. From endless Etsy accounts to innovative brands like Cakeworthy there is no limit to unique and one of a kind pieces available to Disney Fashionistas. 

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One of the best things about Disneyland is there is always a new experience to be had! People always ask if I get bored going to the same park all the time and my answer is always the same- Nope! I had never imagined I would be decorating cookies at the park yet it happened! (Yup, my cookie is the one that looks like a 5-year old decorated it.) 

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Disneyland is a whole other level of magical during the holidays. My top 3 recommendations that you absolutely have to experience if you’re short on time: 1. The Christmas Fantasy Parade (the chubby little snowmen are my favorite! Dear Disneyland, pleeeeasssse make a photo opp with them next year possible! 2. The Festival of Holiday food in California Adventure- from hot chocolate to traditional dishes from around the world there is something for everyone! 3. The snow fall after the fireworks. I actually didn’t get a chance to do this this year but I cry every time. It’s that magical. 

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Skirt: H&M Bag: Irregular Choice Boots: Kate Spade Hat: Disneyland

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My last moment of the year was when Santa flagged me down in front of the Christmas tree, on Main Street as the Dapper Dans sang Christmas Carol’s in the background. Have you ever seen Miracle on 4th Street? When Mara Wilson realizes she’s been talking to the real Santa Claus the whole time- that was me. I never dreamed I would meet the REAL Santa Claus at Disneyland. 

Well, I’m finally unblocked from the parks and I can’t wait to make more magical memories and debut more looks inspired by some of my favorite Disney moments and characters.

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Passport to Fabulous

Dress: Wildfox Shoes: Miu Miu Sunnies: Prada Hat: H&M Earrings: Aldo

Dress: Wildfox
Shoes: Miu Miu
Sunnies: Prada
Hat: H&M
Earrings: Aldo

I made a promise to myself earlier in the year I would invest in more summer dresses. Earlier in the week, my co-worker brought to my attention this lovely little number. I gasped as though the fashion gods themselves had created a summer dress just for me. Although I wish it came in more vibrant colors, it was created by one of my favorite labels, Wildfox. Listen up ladies! Their dresses are just as fab as their oh so comfy sweaters! They always seem to know just what a girly girl needs to make a piece perfect. Take my dress for example, a mirror that looks like it came straight from the illustrations or movie still from one of my favorite Disney Princess movies, and puffy lace sleeves. Pure princess perfection. I have visions of myself traveling down the coastline of So Cal this summer and I imagine this dress would be the perfect piece for such a mission! In the meantime dresses are not only once again a relevant and meaningful form of expression (especially when they have the words, “You’re gonna need me” printed on the front.) Rather they really are the perfect way to beat the heat. I highly recommend chiffon as a material of choice, anything flowy to add a touch of drama when a gust of refreshing evening wind decides to pass through. Especially if you plan on taking pictures! Be careful though as to not wear something too flowy on an exceptionally blustery day. The only time a Marilyn Monroe moment is appropriate is if you’re name is Marilyn Monroe, or your intention is to re-create that epic cinematic moment.

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Dreaming of Hawaii

 

Top: Wildfox Shorts: Vigos Wedges: Alice and Olivia Sunglasses: Prada

Top: Wildfox
Shorts: Vigos
Wedges: Alice and Olivia
Sunglasses: Prada

My boyfriend hates that I get ready for no reason at all. I guess I’m the one of those girls who “get’s all dressed up with nowhere to go.” But as long as I’m healthy that’s a good enough reason for me to get dressed up for the day! Once again, I learned that from my mama. Even on some of her worse days she still found strength to do her hair and makeup and if it’s one lesson I keep with me always it’s to find the strength to play in makeup even though the world might not get to see.

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Hair and makeup are only half the battle though. That’s where I compromise and I “dress down” for a day of lounging around and spending quality time with my hunny. Then I thank the fashion gods for giving us Wildfox. The answer to the girl with nothing to do’s prayers, Wildfox always has cute tee’s and comfy sweaters with fun sayings and pictures of destinations I’d love to adventure off to one day. Today I was clearly dreaming of being in Hawaii. While I love to match things through contrast, today I opted to synchronize my top and bottoms to have them flow effortlessly into one piece. Sadly, this was meant to be a top but being pint size it ended up fitting me more like a dress. However it was far too sheer and a little short in the front, thus I was inspired to go the matching shorts route. Can you tell? Not only is this top the answer to a lazy day’s fashion prayers but it has potential to totally be re-worked as a cover up for my days spent at the beach, which hopefully are only just a few weeks away! Malibu Beach Barbie anyone?

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My Favorite Sweater is Far From Ugly

Sweater: Wildfox Jeans: Textile Elizabeth and James Headband: Charming Charley

Sweater: Wildfox
Jeans: Textile Elizabeth and James
Headband: Charming Charley

 

The daily routine of deciding what to wear for the day becomes exhausting sometimes. Especially when you have so many great options for layering during frigid temperatures. Sometimes it’s hard for a girly girl who loves her dresses to find a compromise during severely cold winter days. (Yesterday it was only 40 DEGREES! I had to ask a co-worker what they thought the miniature temperature was before one died of hypothermia. I was delightfully informed I was nowhere near being in danger of such a death.) While today I started with a high-waisted pleated skirt, I stepped outside for two seconds and realized that would not work. Alas, I scoured the Wildfox section of my closet and was saved (quite literally the fashion angels in my head rejoiced with glee.)

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Not only are Wildfox sweaters super comfy, but they are so cute and girly too! Initially when this sweater caught my eye I thought it was a unicorn. A purple unicorn sweater?! Yes please! But alas, it’s just a horse of many different colors. Still equally amazing, and still the perfect compromise for ridiculously cold winter days. Cute meet the cold! On the chilliest of days I’m thinking even an accenting colored collared shirt (say that 5 times fast) would not only compliment and add pizzaz to the piece but would also add warmth. That might perhaps be one of my greatest ideas, like ever.

My favorite ballet flats in the whole world! I've worn them to the point of near permanent damage. You might notice the missing stone on the left shoe. I assure you it's tucked away safe in my jewelry box. I would have lost it if were not for the kind hearted bus boy at a resteraunt  who chased after me saying "Miss! Your diamond!"

My favorite ballet flats in the whole world courtesy of Miu Miu. I’ve worn them to the point of near permanent damage. You might notice the missing stone on the left shoe. I assure you it’s tucked away safe in my jewelry box. I would have lost it if were not for the kind-hearted bus boy at a resteraunt who chased after me saying “Miss! Your diamond!”

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Pink bracelet, beaded by me. Purple bracelet by Tarina Tarantino. Ring a gift from my Aunt Jodi.

Pink bracelet, beaded by me. Purple bracelet by Tarina Tarantino. Ring a gift from my Aunt Jodi.

A sparkly pink headband?! This piece had me at sparkly, and committed at pink. Thank you Charming Charley!

A sparkly pink headband?! This piece had me at sparkly, and committed at pink. Thank you Charming Charley!

Just Call Me Jessie The Pumpkin Slayer

Top: Wildfox  Shorts: Vegan leather by Planet Funk  Boots: Sam Edelman

Top: Wildfox
Shorts: Vegan leather by Planet Funk
Boots: Sam Edelman

First of all, THANK YOU Wildfox for creating my go to Halloween shirt. Who doesn’t love a smiley face top with fangs? Just call me Jessie the Pumpkin Slayer! Although, if you ask my boyfriend or my Grandma apparently this outfit screams Julia Roberts “Pretty Woman.” Interpret that how you’d like.

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After the Pumpkin Patch we ventured over to South Coast where I got compliments everywhere I went on my outfit! Some guy practically chased after me to tell me my outfit rocked. Thanks again kind sir! Finally I had to confess. The reasoning behind the decision to sport these absolutely awesome Sam Edelman boots was for reasons of vanity and concealment more so than anything else. While out getting my Barbie girl on this past weekend I fell and banged my knee up pretty bad. This would mark the second time I’ve skinned that particular knee. Such is the price to pay whilst looking cute wearing wedges. So if you see me covering my knees over the next couple of weeks, it’s due not just to the colder weather but rather a ghastly bloody gooey mess that was simply the result of fashion gone horribly wrong.

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Apparently it’s wiser to wait to get your pumpkin the day before Halloween. Mine was only $2!

Expressing My Wildest Dreams in A Wildfox Tee

One of my favorite pairs of shoes in my shoe collection, my  pretty pink Valentinos.

One of my favorite pairs of shoes in my shoe collection, my pretty pink Valentinos.

Hat: Saks (I know I wear it a lot but my roots will be taken care of next week!) Shirt: Wildfox Jeans: J Brand

I have gone on rants before about how much I love Wildfox. However, with LA Fashion Week, or Style Week as it is so stylishly referred to now I am carefully selecting my outfits for the next few days based on their relation to LA. What better way to represent one of the Fashion epicenters of the world then by promoting home town success stories right?

Thus ladies and fashion forward gents, I bring you my outfit of the day. Entire outfit with the exception of the glasses (Prada) and shoes (Valentino) LA inspired and made.

And yes my loyal followers, the rumors are true and I have been approved media to cover next weeks events! So stay tuned for all the latest fashion debuting on the runways of LA!

Got a feeling or emotion you need to share with the world. Wildfox has got all your crazy wildest dreams covered.

Got a feeling or emotion you need to share with the world? Wildfox has got all your crazy wildest dreams covered.

Wildfox 2014 Swim Collection Debuts at Miami Fashion Week

Wildfox 2014 Swim Collection Debuts at Miami Fashion Week

So it’s no secret I’m a Wildfox whore. I mean hello, its’ as if my 7-year old persona joined forces with Rainbow Bright and Barbie and decided to put forth a clothing line.

Thus whenever I see a post on any social media outlet that something new and exciting happened I squeal for joy and look for exactly how bad my bank account is going to be damaged. Sorry Boo!

Yesterday, a small part of me died and wished I was in Miami when I saw Wildfox was debuting their swim collection at Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week. Naturally, the collection does not disappoint!

From cute and cozy cover ups to bright and bold two pieces, like Sharpey Evans in HSM3, I want it all!

So typically Wildfox, so naturally I want it in 5 different colors.

So typically Wildfox, so naturally I want it in 5 different colors.

Trend forecast for next summer. Cotton candy/ bubblegum ombre effects. Loves it!

Trend forecast for next summer. Cotton candy/ bubblegum ombre effects. Loves it!

What do I need to add words for? The shirt says it all.

What do I need to add words for? The shirt says it all.

I found my sweater for next years US Open!

I found my sweater for next years US Open!

I L.O.V.E this bubblegum ombre side cut out one piece suit! It reminds me of my favorite cotton candy popsicle!

I L.O.V.E this bubblegum ombre side cut out one piece suit!