Disneyland Outfit Guide

Thursday, 19 January 2017

It's finally happened! We've booked our first family trip to Disneyland Paris and I couldn't be more excited. I'm also super excited as we will be at the parks for Halloween, my favourite time at Disney!
Of course, as soon as we had booked my mind wandered and I started to imagine some outfits I could put together for our trip, for all of us! We have booked for 4 nights/5 days so we will have plenty of opportunity to dress for the occasion and let our inner Disney freak out! 

In this post I've put together an outfit guide for the female Disney traveller of the family - it's full of bright colours and seasonal themes, inspired by various characters and, of course, is oh-so comfy so you can really make a full day of exploring the parks and rides!


Dungarees / Roll Sleeve Tee / Converse / MU Cap / Iron on patch / Purple Ice watch / Turquoise bangle

I thought monsters University was such a sweet movie - in fact, I preferred it to the original! I knew that I wanted to incorporate it into one of my Disney outfits and this is what I decided on. It's got the casual vibe of a uni student, the brights of the monsters and, of course, the MU emblem!
I love the fit of these dungarees, as its so casual, and they will look perfect when finished with the MU iron on patch!.
accessorise by pulling your hair up high and putting on your MU cap, and stepping into a pair of cosy converse! The colours of the wrist wear give this outfit the perfect standout touch, and did you know that this bangle is also a teether, so it's perfect for Disney mumma's!


halloween

Lace Bardot Top / Halloween Print Skirt / Spiderweb Necklace / Ears Headband / Lace Up Pumps

We will be in Disney over Halloween, so this outfit may not apply to all travellers - but don't forget, Disney go all out for Autumn in the parks right through October, so you could easily get away with this outfit any day that month!
I wanted something that was creepy, but cute - and comfortable for a day of exploring! I thought this skirt fit the bill perfectly - and I bet it would look even better with an orange petticoat underneath! Pull on a pair of black tights and these darling lace up pumps to keep you warm and comfy and don't forget to accessorise- the neck of the top allows for a more extravagant neck piece and, of course, you'll need some mouse ears to match!




Putting a more grown up spin on Snow White outfit with this look, I also took inspo from the Disney Dapper Days.
I think this outfit would be so flattering thanks to the shapes of the garments and you could switch the navy heels for a pump for a more wearable option. The accessories are what will really make this outfit,so don't skip out on them - and be sure to finish with a gorgeous red lip for Disney glamour!
Make sure to also add a pair of skin-coloured tights to protect you from the more bitter breezes.




I admit it. This one may not be particularly season accurate, but it is super cute - and who doesn't love some Minnie couture?!
The DisneyXVans are a good choice for comfort and style and they really finish the outfit perfectly. I just love these pink jeans and the lace top teams with them like a dream. Pull on this pink cardigan for the colder evening and don't forget your Disney staple - some mouse ears!




Elias' favourite Disney movie of all time is Toy Story, so I thought it would be fun to take inspiration for an outfit from that. The obvious choice was Jesse - she's brave, cute and has an awesome look!
I already own these cowboy boots and they are the comfiest thing, so I know they'd be amazing for a day trekking around the parks, and the rest of the outfit was so easy to put together.
Grab your fave indigo jeans, a large western belt and a white embroidered top for the basics of the look. For a more full-on ensemble be sure to add a yellow neckercheif and a yellow bow for the end of your braid! This cow print backpack is also totally adorable - and so handy!

I'm very much looking forward to putting these outfits together in real life and I'll be sure to update you all with my Disney lookbook photographs!

Time is Precious

Wednesday, 28 December 2016




'Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters'. 
Take from that what you will. Whether you've had the 2016 of your dreams or if you wanted bigger things, just know that there is always more time, you can change things this time around. Time helps us learn. Time helps us grow. Time shows us what is important to us.

Even though this year has been a happy one for me, I've also found that I've learned lots of hard life lessons and I finally realise that I've been holding back from myself for some time. I now know that it's okay to do things for yourself, even if others don't approve. It's okay to prefer to spend some time alone rather than in some crowded bar every Saturday. Its okay to put you first. 
There are also a few things that I regret not doing in 2016 and I'm not about to sit around and let that happen again. There are lots of things I'd like to do this year but not everything has to be perfectly aligned in a journal, there will be time for everything, whenever it decides to happen.
Do things on the whim. Go on crazy adventures and lose yourself in your surroundings. Be spontaneous. Laugh lots and do what makes you happy.

In this frame of mind I've decided that, instead of resolutions, this year I will be writing a kind of 'bucket list'; things I'd like to do before the sun sets on 2017, some are wild, some are not -  but they are all things that would make me happy, and I will make time for all of them.

PHOTOGRAPH ABANDONED LOCATIONS
I really want to improve my photography skills and abandoned places seem to be calling me. There's something warmly eerie about places that were once bustling with activity and are now left for the earth to claim. I've got my eye on Denbigh Hospital in North Wales as a starting point, and me and my cousin are planning a trip there sometime this year.

HAVE A BREAST AUGMENTATION
There is a lot of stipulation and negativity surrounding this procedure but this is something I have wanted done for some time (particularly since having Elias). People have always put me off with negativity and horror stories but I've finally decided that its my body and my money which will be paying for the procedure so I'm going to damn well do it if I want to. I have my preliminary consultation booked for January 3rd in the Spire Southampton hospital and I'm planning on having the surgery in December 2017.

NOURISH MY BODY
I'm not talking the usual 'I wanna drop 5 stone by February', I mean I really want to take care of my body. I want to give it more of what it needs; water, vitamins, good things. If I lose some weight then fantastic, but its not my main goal. Most days I'll go all day without having anything to drink and I know that's terrible, but its completely unintentional. I've bought myself a water infuser bottle in the hopes that it'll encourage me to drink more and start giving my body the hydration it needs.

NETWORK MORE
I'll be the first to admit that my blog has been put on the backburner a bit this year, but I finally feel like I know what direction it is going in and I'm ready to network and work my butt of with it. I love blogging and I don't want to lose out on the wonderful friends and opportunities it brings so I'm going to take control and steer things where I want them to go.

VISIT AMERICA
Ever since I travelled to New York in 2009 I've been aching to go back and explore more of America. Like most people, I would love see the big sights; to visit New England in the Fall or stand in the crowd and smile as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade passes by, but the thing I want to do most is visit the country - Raleigh, Georgia, Texas. Expense is the main thing that stopped me so far but I would love to find a way to do it this year.

VISIT THE THEATRE MORE
I absolutely love the theatre. Its so exciting to watch the curtain come up and the story unfold. The costumes and sets are spectacular and the singing is infectious and I would love to experience more of that in 2017. There are so many great theatres close by to us and I want to take advantage of that and see as many performances as I can.


LEARN AERIAL SILK GYM

I have been wanting to take up a fitness class for a while now, not just to keep fit but to help me clear my head and de-stress. After some research as to whats on offer in my area I came across Aerial Silk classes at TigerTone Studio. This always looks so graceful and beautiful and I think it would be such a thrill to (try to) learn. As with most things, practice makes perfect, so I am looking forward to dedicating some weekly time to this.

What is on your 2017 bucket list?