Saturday, April 16, 2016

what to wear to Dapper Day ?

I found out about Dapper day on Tumblr, they explained the concept behind the event and I was in love. Looking at pictures of Disneyland at its start is always fun to see for many a reason how much the park has changed, and to see what people were wearing at the time. I've always been enamored with vintage pictures, ads, movies & fashion of the 1950's since I first saw my first I Love Lucy episode when I was a little girl. My dream has always been to have a closet full of clothing like the type that Lucille Ball wore in the show, and in particular the dresses. Another reason for me to love Dapper day is because I get to add one more dress to my wardrobe.

For every Dapper Day event that we've gone to I've always bought a swing style skirt. I have Disneybounded twice and the rest were just dresses that I fell in love with while looking for
a dress to Disneybound in.

If you are planning on attending Dapper day events and need some help as far as what to wear, I thought I'd share what I've worn to past events as inspiration if you've find yourself at a standstill
for what to wear, or if you're like me and love seeing pictures of what everyone wore.

Our first Dapper Day was the spring of 2013 I put together our outfits in a week.
We checked our wardrobe first and went from there, we had luck on our side that week as we were
able to find everything we needed two days before the event.

Fall 2013
we decided to bound as Pongo & Perdita from 101 Dalmations, I ordered a
dress from the UK and did not know about the sizing difference. I received the dress two days
prior to the event and did not want to change our outfits so I sucked it up and wore it. 
Ran into the lovely huitzi21 from youtube. 

Spring 2014
we bounded once again, we went as Aurora & Prince Phillip.
I had ordered the dress from unique vintage, and when I got it I was a little bit disappointed
it looked more like denim in person then it did in picture. Once again despite having a problem
with the dress I wore it. I like the way it looked but wasn't to pleased with the shade of blue. 

Fall 2014
Unique Vintage had another $25 dress sale and as soon as I saw those cuffs I was sold
luckily they had some left in my size. Honestly that is the most glamorous I've felt in 
my life. 

Spring 2015
I had planned on Disneybounding but while I was looking for a dress to go 
with the Disneybound we had planned I saw this dress and fell in love. Its from Hell Bunny.
I loved the way the poppies looked, and I'm a sucker for a 3/4 length sleeve. 

Fall 2015
I had been wanting a little black dress, a little bit after deciding on a black dress, I know
I have shown one previously but I feel the Fall 2014 dress is a more formal dress. 
I found out that Queen of Heartz clothing was having a sample sale and decided to
go. It was my first sample sale and found this dress. I love the white collar. 

I'll be attending the Dapper Day events in Anaheim on May 1st, which
coincides with Bats Day at the park. Check back after to see my dress. 

Those are all of my past Dapper Day looks, I have a video in which I share
some of these Dapper day looks and some outfits I had in my closet that
I would wear to Dapper day. 

If you've attended Dapper Day what is the outfit you felt the most glamorous in?
I'd love to see some pics down below in the comments. 

Til next time lovelies.. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dapper Day experiences & tips

Dapper Day Tips

Dapper Day is a bi-annual event that happens at select Disney parks (Anaheim,
Florida & recently Paris).
The creator of Dapper Day was inspired by original Disney Park Designers'
illustrations that featured Dapper guests in the park.
What to wear:
From Victorian era clothing, to 1920's through the todays modern clothing, many people dress in
vintage & reproduction 1950's attire as a nod to the decade when the park first opened.
And for me I have always had this love for the 1950's my first exposure to 1950's fashion was I Love Lucy specifically when they went to Hollywood and the nose burning episode. The outfit she has on
while her nose is burning has always been one of my favorites.
*plan outfits early you want to give yourself time to either order/find your clothing and accessories       and receive them on time, or if for some reason you have to make alterations.
*You want something that you are going to be comfortable in, especially if you're going to be at
   the park from open to close
*take weather into consideration when planning an outfit, and plan for changes.

*If you're going to be at the parks all day you want shoes that you know you'll be comfortable in
   all day
*remember to break in your shoes early,  wear your shoes a couple of hours a day to give your
  feet time to get used to them and make any changes and get rid of any kinks that they may have. 


*You want to be prepared for anything, have a mini sewing kit handy, as well as a mini first aid
   kit with band-aids, aspirin. And a shower cap if you plan on going on some water rides.
*If you plan on getting locker at the parks get there early as the do go fast.
*If you plan on eating at the park, some restaurants take reservation and the event has gotten
  bigger after each event. So reservations would be come in handy so you don't have to wait for
  a table for a long period of time.

And remember to have fun with it, get creative with your outfits

Here are my past Dapper Day event outfits..

Spring 2013
I wasn't too sure if I was going to get the day off from work,
and we put our outfits together the week before.. It's not my favorite
outfit but it still worked..And I tried a new setting pattern for my hair
that did not work out as well as I had hoped.. And since then I always do a practice
run for hair & makeup a couple of weeks before Dapper Day to work out any kinks.
Dress- Mode Plus
Cardigan- Kmart
Shoes- Kmart
Bag- thrift store
Vintage Pearl Necklace- Etsy
Flower - Etsy

Fall 2013
We decided to Disneybound as Pongo & Perdita
We got my husband a fitted shirt, and he looks better in this one in
comparison the the Spring 2013 event. We could not find a polka dot belt for my husband to
match my dress so I took one of his old belts and covered it in ribbon that matched
my dress. My dress was one size too small,
I ordered this on ebay and didn't see that it was in UK sizing, until after I had
tried it on and noticed it wasn't fitting properly..
since then I have learned to always check the sizing.
Dress - Ebay
Necklace - handmade by my mom.
Red bowtie - Pinup bootique
shoes - Kmart

Spring 2014
We decided to Disneybound as Aurora & Prince Phillip, plus it's my hubby's favorite
Disney movie...
I love the way my husband's outfit came out, the dress is from Unique Vintage
and it looks better in picture than it does in person. It looks like a faded blue in person.
I was going to wear a creme colored cardigan but when I saw the color of the dress I thought
it might help the bound if I went with a blue cardigan instead.
Dress - Unique Vintage
Cardigan - JC Penny
Shoes - Kmart
Necklace - Claire's

Fall 2014
We decided not to Disneybound for this event. Mainly
because of this dress, I saw it on the website and had to have it
it's the most elegant swing style dress I've ever seen/owned. I feel
so  glamorous in it.

Dress - Unique Vintage
shoes - Kmart
Earrings - Kmart
Vintage Pearl bracelet - Etsy

Thanks so much for reading...
Til Next time lovelies...


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland & Update

Hello lovelies...
November 6th 2014 was the second annual Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland.
I had so much fun that day, we got there just in time for the last group picture
in Toontown. We made it with ten minutes to spare.. it gave me enough time
to catch my breath, after running to toontown.. 

As we waited I got a bit teary eyed, seeing all of the people in purple shirts..
As we started taking the group picture, a cast member ran and stood beside the
photographer and started waving her arms, I thought to myself, "OMG!! is a character
going to come and join our group pic... and YES! Pluto wanted to be in our 
group pic, so we took another set of group pics..

Photographer :

We asked the photographer to take a pic of myself and my husband, and I love
way it came out..


Second Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland
& I am two years seizure free, I am so happy about that..
I ecstatic about, I'm making sure I'm eating right,
getting enough sleep and trying not to stress out to much.
Exercise has been such a big help,
Along with the above mentioned, I started clean eating, I cut out 
all processed foods, sodas, breads, pastas, & dairy.
Cutting out all of the above mentioned yummy foods has really
helped, I do still indulge every once in a while. My favorite
indulgence is the protein style burger at in-n-out...
so yummy!!

I consulted my doctor and she gave me the go ahead.
But to take notes in any changes, whether good or bad. 
I slept better, and my twitches (myoclonic jerks have stopped).
I do plan on going vegan sometime soon, but that's something I
have to consult my doctor about..

Please do not start any diet changes without first consulting your doctor. 

Another two years seizure free and I can start driving,
which I am looking forward to. 
Here is the link for the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland
Facebook page

Thank you so much for reading...
til next time lovelies...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meeting Celebrities at Disneyland

I met my first celebrity and it happened at my favorite place, that night I was with my best friend Bre her girlfriend and my husband. We had talked about meeting celebrities my husband has met Nicholas Cage & Travis Barker. My best friend has met Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, & Josh Dallas from Once Upon a time. The latter of which happened on a night when a cast member had been particularly rude to her, and meeting him was just the thing she needed.

Bre & Josh Dallas... such happy on her face.

I had mentioned who we had seen, Jack Black & Selena Gomez. And after I remember thinking "I would love to meet someone famous here.. my ultimate dream is to meet either Dick Van Dyke or Julie Andrews.
We made our way to Big Thunder Mountain, and I always bring a book with me whenever we go to Disneyland in a group, there are some rides I won't touch because of my epilepsy, and big thunder mountain is one of them, it hurts my brain and makes me feel really uncomfortable. So I went to sit on one of the benches by the ride. They came back and said Miranda Cosgrove sat in front of them and that she was at the exit taking pictures with fans. My husband asked me if I wanted to go over and get a pic. I remember nodding yes, but was extremely nervous, he called her name and asked if we could get a picture and she said yes, I remember telling her "I'm such a huge fan of yours", and she said thanks. I loved her in school of rock, & icarly is one of my favorite shows, if Jerry Trainor had been there I know I would have cried.

my best friend said it best. "I lived my icarly dream..

if you've met any celebrities at Disneyland leave me a pic down below, I would love
to see who you've met.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Product Review: Wet N Wild Mega Plump Mascara

Plump up the volume! Get 5 times the volume with this mascara that amplifies 
and plumps for plush, dramatic lashes. This volumizing formula delivers thicker lashes
in an instant. The voluminous brush wraps around the entire lash line for full
impact without the clumping.

Cruelty Free

Available in:
Very Black

*This Review is for the Waterproof formula only.*

I remember the old packaging of all of the wet n wild mascaras, and this one
was my least favorite, it was very weird to hold. Within recent years they
have changed the look of a lot of their makeup, and not only that but they
stepped up as far as the quality of the products.
I love this new packaging, it's much more sleek and easy to handle.

 I'm going to start off with the wand, its a plastic wand,
I have no preference when it comes to wands, this one is a larger,
perfect for creating more voluminous lashes.
The formula of this mascara is a little bit dry.
There is a little bit of clumping but it's not a lot.
Does it give me 5x the volume ? No
It does give me noticeably more voluminous lashes
but I do not agree with the claim of 5x the volume.
The packaging claims 5x the volume, and the website claims 3x
the volume, which I completely agree with.

Quality control issue
I have purchased this mascara numerous times, on one occasion I bought
it and there wasn't enough product in the tube. I have only
experienced this once since I've started buying this mascara,
and it hasn't happened since.

As far as it's waterproof qualities, it gets the job done,
I like to layer my mascara and I always end with this one.
It's safe to say that there is a good chance that I'll cry whenever
we go to Disneyland, and every time I have my lashes still look good.

Would I recommend this product ?
Yes. It's a great waterproof mascara that gives
you noticeably fuller lashes.

Here are some pics of my lashes before/after using this mascara

If you have this mascara let me know in the comments how
it's worked out for you...

til next time lovelies....

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Product Review: Wet N Wild Mega Length Mascara

This award winning mascara delivers up to 80% longer looking lashes. One sweep of this
amazing lengthening formula creates lavishly long lashes with perfect definition. A special
blend of waxes provides maximum length with amazing staying power. The          specially-

designed brush visibly lift each and every lash for lash-by-lash separation.This is a review
of the non-waterproof mascara.

Available in: Very Black
 And Waterproof

.27 fl oz.

the older packaging was a dark blue tube with silver writing that would
come off easily. I would put tape on it so the lettering wouldn't come off
 I love the color, and it makes it stand out a bit more than
the previous packaging did. And the lettering hasn't fade away.
I love the thin wand, it's easy for me to get the outer lashes and give them
that wispy look, and perfect to get into the bottom lashes.
I know there are some that don't like plastic wands, but I personally don't mind
them.I feel each different wand type will give your lashes a different look.
And to me this one separates your lashes.
Has a more wet formula like the Mega Protein Mascara, but I don't
mind, I usually layer my mascaras, so while this is drying I apply the last
It doesn't clump, or flake, and gives my lashes a natural but lengthened look.
Now as far as giving my lashes any volume, it does but it's not a lot
and it takes some work to get it.
As far as the lasting power it does last a good amount of time, I've have worn this alone
for a seven hour shift at work and it still looked good and the end of my shift.

If you have used this mascara let me know down below in the comments what you think of it..
Til next time lovelies...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nail art designs: Nude & Black

for this nail art I used to colors,
Wet N Wild's private viewing
Jordanna's black & Nail Art pop nail polish.

I started by applying my basecoat,
I love jordanna's garlic growth basecoat.
I applied wet n wild's megalast nail color in
Private Viewing. It's my favorite nude color
there is a slight shimmer to it, I noticed the shimmer
after I first tried it and fell in love.

I used ice water to dry them. 

I started using jordanna's black nail polish
and mixed it with their Pop art nail polish.

For the polka dots, I used two different sized dotting tools.
I started with bigger dots at the tip and left some open space
to apply the smaller size dots.

I decided to do the same design on my right hand, and it came out
good, I have to practice on two things, the first is just drawing designs
on my right hand and the second is drawing a good straight line
with my left hand.

Practice means more nail designs which is always fun.

I once again used ice water to dry my nails.
I noticed less streaking with my nail art
after using ice water to dry my nails.

my left hand 

my right hand

I'm very happy with the way they came out,
I've gotten some compliments on them too..
Do you have a favorite nude nail polish, if so leave me a comment
below, I'm always on the lookout for more nude nail polishes..
thanks for reading...
til next time lovelies...