We had a great time at Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland! It was lovely to see so many lovely vintage inspired outfits and Disneybounds! We went for several days but Friday had the most people dressed up as it was the official main day.

I wanted something cute and easy to make for me and the twins so I decided to make “poodle” skirts with Disney themed designs. For me, I decided to do Beauty and the Beast, one of my all-time favorites. I love tea cups, so I thought it would be fun to do a Mrs. Potts, Chip and the other tea cups design. I wore this with my Beauty and the Beast bell jar necklace, the white Colette Patterns Jasmine shirt I made and Bass oxford shoes.

I let the twins pick out what color skirt and design they wanted for their poodle skirt outfits. They requested a yellow Finding Nemo skirt and a pink Rapunzel skirt.

For all our skirts, I used a felt Poodle skirt pattern for the skirts and cut the designs out of felt and applied them to the skirt with fabric glue. The Rapunzel and Nemo patches I bought off Etsy to save me overall crafting time. I made the Mrs. Potts and teacup felt appliqués myself. The girls loved their skirts with their favorite characters on them. I’ll probably do a tutorial video later so stay tuned for that!

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In the meantime here’s some photos from our days! Sorry, I didn’t take many pictures that weekend of other peoples’ awesome Dapper outfits…! I should have! So many awesome outfits!


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Here’s a video Michelle did about our trip:

My second outfit for another day was one of the Mary Blair dresses from PinupGirl Boutique! I’d been admiring this print for a long time and really enjoyed wearing it. I got the fascinator in downtown Los Angeles Santee Alley. The cardigan from Target and the shoes from Re-Mix Vintage.



We went to Disneyland Halloween again this year. The twins really enjoyed Monsters Inc. a lot lately and requested to be Boo and Sully and they wanted Daddy to be Sully too…! So I chose to be Mike. It’s been a busy year so instead of making 4 costumes from scratch, we went with mostly bought costume pieces put together.

I got my husband a silly Sully kigurumi from eBay. Miss J wore an oversized pink shirt with purple pants she already owned and pink ball hairbands. Miss R didn’t want to wear anything too complicated like an actual Sully costume or anything that pulled over her head, so we found her a Sully hoodie at Disneyland and I bought her a Sully tulle skirt from etsy.

I didn’t want to actually be shaped like a giant stuffed eyeball so instead I wanted to make a cute lime green dress and put an eyeball on it. I went with ByHandLondon’s Elisalex pattern for my dress and made it out of stretch cotton sateen. I cut Mike’s face out of scrap fabric and appliquéd it onto my dress before lining it. I bought a green eyeball hairbow from etsy and I made some paperclay horns to clip into my hair.

We had a lot of fun. The twins enjoyed pretending that Daddy was Sully, too, and calling him “Kitty.”


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Pinup Parade 2014 at Disneyland with Pinup Girl Clothing!

I bought a beautiful Aurora Castle Print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing a few months ago. Since we recently got annual passes to Disneyland I wasn’t going to miss the Pinup Parade event at the park this week! It’s a twice annual event. I really love vintage and retro style so it was a real treat to enjoy the park with lots of other folks in lovely outfits. On top of the fun pinup style a lot of people also combine it with “Disney Bounding” which is when you do a fun outfit inspired by a Disney character.

I decided to take my Aurora dress and do a Sleeping Beauty inspired coordinate/DisneyBound. (Make it blue!) It was an obvious but fun choice for me especially since Disneyland’s castle is Sleeping Beauty’s. I added a gold necklace a Baby, The Stars Shine Bright tiara and the Sleeping Beauty gold book pin I got from the Reagan Library Disney exhibit and wore them with my Leifsdottir sweater. I loved little girls’ reactions to my dress especially. This dress is really perfect. I can feel like Disney princess in the parks as an adult without having to wear a costume.  Magical! So many park attendees were curious about the fashion and complimentary. Just good feelings all around!

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It was awesome to meet the Pinup Girl staff and fans! alishaakay as an amazing pinup-style Gaston!

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With the super adorable missrockabillyruby as Mickey Mouse!

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and the glamorous michelinepitt as the Horned King!


Group pic of Pinup Parade attendees from PUG’s twitter from cupcakekillah! Look at all those pretty ladies!  You can find more pics from the day on instagram #disneyboundpug tag.


My twin babies picked out their own dresses for the day which happened to be two blue princess dresses, so we looked pretty cute matching together!

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Both baby AND mommy can have a pretty dress. One of the nice things about this dress is that it really was comfortable and practical for a day at the park with my family, not just for dress up pictures.


Miss J loved Cinderella.


Miss J hugging all the princesses!


My family 🙂


Looking forward to the next fun dress up day at Disneyland!


I really enjoyed going with some friends to Dapper Day at Disneyland this year! Dapper Day is an unofficial Disney parks dress-up day inspired by roughly 50’s and 60’s vintage style. I’ll definitely go again. I had so much fun just looking at people’s outfits!


Dapper Day Sleeping Beauty and her prince! A lot of people did “Disney Bound” X Vintage style outfits, which was adorable. (Disney Bound being when you do an outfit inspired by a Disney character, but not a straight up costume.)


I wish I’d gotten a photo of the front of this group, I loved the girl with the pink pill box hat and her adorable cadet blue friend. There were so many gorgeous outfits that I couldn’t get photos of fast enough!

Bert and Mary Poppins, Dapper Style!


Our group with the Genie. My skirt and outfit is loosely inspired by Anna’s traveling outfit.

Photos below (and many others) thanks to my friend Jet (dressed as Luke from Professor Layton.)


Other Dapper Day versions of Frozen characters! Hans, Anna and Elsa!

The coolest skirt ever. It’s Lady and the Tramp and she found it at Goodwill! I wish my Goodwill luck was like that!

Cleverly adding a TARDIS belt to a blue dress!