Disney Style

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If someone were to ask me what my hobbies are, one of them would have to be Disney. It seems kind of odd to say, but whenever someone brings up Disney in conversation my ears instantly perk up and it's like this fire is ignited inside me. I've loved Disney ever since I can remember--it's essentially part of my DNA! Whether it's movies, music, books or collectibles, I love them all. But if there's one thing I can never get enough of, it's Disney apparel!

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I probably have close to 20 Disney t-shirts, most of them I wear to bed because they are more boxy and over-sized, but I spotted this one (grey version here) on our last Disneyland trip in November and just had to have it! I love the vintage style of the graphic and the classic Mickey Mouse animation; it makes me wish I was alive when Disneyland first opened to experience it and catch a glimpse of Walt Disney walking around to check on things. This is also one of my favorite Disney shirts to wear out with jeans when I'm running errands or meeting up with a friend for lunch. It's even sparked conversation with the check-out guy at Trader Joe's! We were talking about our favorite parts of the park and it totally made my day!

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About a year ago Freddy and I went to Walt Disney World (my shirt in the WDW version here) and I never wrote a full "review" about it. I had initially planned on it, but we moved to Arizona quickly after we got back and then time just flew by so it felt weird to write a post so long after we had gone. We got to experience all 4 parks, and even though it was really fun, it fully confirmed that Disneyland is still my absolute favorite. I'm probably biased because it's the park that I grew up going to (and where Freddy proposed!), but I feel like Disneyland has this special charm that WDW didn't have for me. Disneyland will always be the original park, and whenever I'm there it's like I can feel Walt's presence, as if he's still watching over his beloved kingdom. 

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Disney is one of my favorite sources for inspiration, whether it's a song lyric or looking at different animation styles and thinking about how far the company has come since it's early days. It's amazing to see what one man started and the legacy that he left behind for generations to enjoy for years to come! If I'm ever feeling stuck or like I've hit a road block, I pop in a Disney movie and I instantly feel that spark of inspiration come back. Besides, "adults are only kids grown up, anyway!" xo 

packing list

When packing for any trip, I like to check the weather about a 7-10 days in advance so I can gauge what I should be putting in my suitcase. Granted, Los Angeles usually has pretty consistent weather (sunny and 75), but it never hurts to double check! As of right now, we’re looking at temps in the low 80’s (PTL!) which is going to be a nice change from the hot and humid Texas summer we have been experiencing. I’m packing some jeans, since I usually prefer those to shorts, but I’m packing a couple pairs of those as well in case I change my mind. I’m also bringing a light weight Nike jacket for the evenings since it will cool down, and after growing up in Arizona, I’m a wimp when it gets below 70 degrees. Of course, you can never bring too many Disney shirts with you! We plan to do some shopping at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney the day before we go to the parks, which means I’ll most definitely want to rock a new tee! 

I'm also bringing along my Disney lanyards! I started collecting pins on a trip to WDW when I was about 10 years old. Pin trading had just been introduced and I was so excited to build my collection. This time around I'm looking forward to snagging a few collectible pins to commemorate the 60th Anniversary!

What's your "must have" item that you bring with you on a Disney trip? Let me know in the comments! And don't forget to follow along with me on Instagram & Twitter @blushfulbelle to get an inside look at all the magic!

 

Blushfully, 

Belle

blue denim: Joe's (old style)  |  grey denim:  Joie

blue denim: Joe's (old style) grey denim: Joie

denim shorts: American Eagle (old style)  |  black shorts:  Caslon  (on sale!)

denim shorts: American Eagle (old style) | black shorts: Caslon (on sale!)

Topshop  dress I plan to wear on our beach day!

Topshop dress I plan to wear on our beach day!

can't forget the Lip Smackers collection!

can't forget the Lip Smackers collection!

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