Mr. Smee Disneybound

smee-disneybound

Clearly my love for princessing around is pretty public, but not many people know I also got close with a certain pirate when I worked at the happiest place on earth.

Mr. Smee (Captain Hook’s sidekick from Peter Pan) is pretty close to my heart, so I just couldn’t resist Disneybounding this bumbling pirate!

mr-smee-outfit Outfit Deets: Teal Striped Dress | Red Beanie | Kate Spade WristletTan Wedges

Unique Vintage has the cutest range of Disney-inspired pieces available now, including this Smee-perfect teal striped dress. I also fell in love with this super-cute Kate Spade wristlet. (It says “see you later, alligator” on the other side!)

Kate Spade Swamped Wristlet

This one was so fun to put together! Goes to show that you don’t need to channel a princess to get your Disneybound on. 😉

Like this look? Be sure to check out my Snow White outfit and my original Minnie Mouse post that contains tips for Disneybounding, too!

Snow White Disneybound

Snow White Disneybound

Now we’ve discussed how to Disneybound,  I’m going to keep the series rolling with a few more outfits inspired by the Disney characters closest to my heart!

Snow White Disneybound

First up, not surprisingly, is Snow White. Decided to give the OG princess a casual summer spin since it’s finally starting to warm up in New York City!

Snow White Outfit Outfit Deets: Blue Blouse | Yellow Shorts | Apple Purse | Bow Headband | Brown Wedges

I love the use of the crisp primary colors in her classic gown, so this outfit is totally something I’d wear on regular summer day in the city… or on a trip to Disney World! The shorts are super comfy… and how cute is this apple bag?!

Snow White Apple Purse

Want to channel your inner Snow, too? I’ve linked the pieces below!

How to Disneybound: Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse Outfit Disneybound Dapper Day

Ok, so it’s not a secret I used to work at Disney World because I basically talk about it all the time. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and it really inspired a lot of the work I’m doing now.

Minnie Mouse Disneybound

I got into makeup because I fell in love with the art while working backstage and learning from the Disney cosmetologists on set… and eventually fell in love with costuming and wardrobe styling, too! I dabbled in that for a few years at local theaters in Florida before ultimately going down the beauty route, but styling outfits inspired by characters is still something I absolutely adore.

Minnie Mouse Style Outfit Deets: Black Bodysuit | Polka Dot Skirt | Crinoline | Minnie Purse | Yellow Pumps

When Disneybounding became a thing, SO MANY PEOPLE suggested I create Disney inspired looks! So, I’m finally doing it. For my first attempt at a Disneybound look, I decided to honor a classic, Minnie Mouse herself.

Minnie Style

What’s Disneybounding, you ask? The term originated from an amazing blog by the same name. Essentially, it’s using color schemes and thematic elements from different Disney characters to inspire outfits that are more wearable than your standard costume.

Minnie Mouse Rock the Dots

Now, with the rise in popularity of awesome events like Dapper Day, it’s becoming a more mainstream practice by influencers and Disney addicts alike. It’s also super fun to wear one of these outfits to the parks on any given day, no matter the occasion!

Minnie Mouse Dapper Day

I’ve found that Disneybounding is SO FUN and allows you to stretch your creative muscles and brainstorm killer details that showcase the character. If you aren’t sure where to start, I’ve had success following a pretty standard formula of: Top and bottom matching the color and/or silhouette of the character (like a blue top with puffy sleeves for Cinderella), shoes matching the character’s shoes (like the yellow pumps I wore for this Minnie look), plus an iconic detail (think: Snow White’s bow headband, a purse that looks like the character’s sidekick, etc.)

Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Skirt

This Minnie look was relatively inexpensive, with the most splurge-worthy piece being this darling Kate Spade purse.

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse Purse

If you want to get that same look on a budget, Loungefly makes a similar one that’s so cute and much more affordable!

NYC Mickey Mural

I’ve linked all my Minnie pieces below so you can shop them:

And here are some other handbags that would look perf with your Minnie look:

So, what do you think? Are you into Disneybounding? Would love to see your interpretations of the characters!

Mixed Metals Outfit Inspo: Influencer #OOTD

influencer-shirt-mixed-metals

I saw this shirt on sale at Express and couldn’t resist. 😂

influencer-ootd Outfit Deets: Influencer Shirt | Gold Skirt | Glitter Boots

I also love a good mixed metal look. Who said you can’t wear gold and silver at once? If you haven’t noticed, I’m not a huge fan of “rules”…

mixed-metals-glitter-boots

I love blogging, but think it’s definitely important to not take myself too seriously. Agree? I’ve linked everything below so you can scoop up one of these tees for yourself or the influencer in your life!

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful: Statement Tee + Leopard Coat + Glitter Boots

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Shirt, Leopard Coat

Ever since I went to makeup school many moons ago, people have questioned how I could possibly celebrate an industry that’s “so vain.” To me, beauty has always been a fun vehicle for self-expression… and more importantly, a tool to evoke (positive) emotion and confidence.

statement-tee-leopard-coat Outfit Deets: Statement Tee | Leopard Coat | Skinny Jeans | Glitter Boots

It’s about giving yourself the power to FEEL beautiful, not forcing yourself to visually fit into some idealistic box. Truly believing that you’re beautiful without caring if anyone agrees is one of the most liberating feelings in the world. I highly recommend it.

Leopard Coat Outfit

That’s why I love love love wearing this shirt. The message is so powerful and means to much to me. Want one for yourself? Shop the pieces below!