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...