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Spring Dapper Day 2015 | Disneyland

We meet again, dearest Disneyland! As we explained in the Fall, Dapper Day is a bi-annual event at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, encouraging you to embrace your ability to dress up and step out in style!

Sam was unable to attend this year due to a new and exciting job change so Courtney and I attended same as last year, with Ally and Jackie as our Spring dapper dates!

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I was inspired to dress with a 60’s go-go dancer in mind after finding both my dress and boots in the same thrift store, first try!

Michelle’s Outfit | Scarf: Ross // Dress: Community Thrift // Tank: Target // Tights: Target // Boots: Community Thrift.

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Ally “DapperBounded” as Honey Lemon from the new animated Disney movie, Big Hero Six! Although not pictured, she had a stuffed version of her healthcare companion, Baymax, with her.

Ally’s Outfit | Dress: Vintage from Etsy // Shoes: Keds // Headband: Tasha via Nordstrom // Glasses: eBay.

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Jackie’s whole ensemble channeled the 1940’s, almost First Lady status with the red, red lips and pearls.

Jackie’s Outfit | Dress: MkLAREN Boutique // Pearls: Borrowed // Shoes: Borrowed.

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Courtney, like Ally, DapperBounded as Joy from the new Disney animated film, Inside Out, premiering later this year!

Courtney’s Outfit | Dress: Pin Up Girl Clothing // Cardigan: Sidecca // Head Scarf: Pin Up Girl Clothing // Earrings: Gifted // Necklace: Borrowed // Shoes: Amazon.

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All hair and makeup was done by the lovely Moe Marquez aka #moebeauty. Stay tuned for a special post featuring #comoemakeupandphotos!

And if you missed out on Spring Dapper Day this year, Dapper Day: Fall Soirée at Disneyland is Friday, September 18th!

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Highlight: Cojosweeps

We’d like to dedicate this post to one of our very good friends, Courtney Johnson, aka Cojo. Michelle and I met Cojo while working at McCaulou’s (oh, McCaulou’s), and bonded over various things like art, Disney and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cojo and I love us some Avatar.

Cojo is a (head) sweep at Disney California Adventure, hence the name “Cojosweeps.” Cojo did us a huge favor during our Anaheim trip by photographing and editing our photos for our Dapper post. She also joined us in the recreation of our relatives 90’s Disney photos (more on that later!) As a special thanks, we’re featuring her on both occasions in her very own dedication post!

DAPPER DAY

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90’s DAY

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This 90’s throwback recreation was so awesome, I really wish I didn’t have heat exhaustion the day of. Thankfully, Michelle and Cojo were able to complete the task and their photos turned out magnificent! We all scoured thrift stores for weeks trying to find items that matched accordingly to what our Moms, and in Cojo’s case, her Grandmother wore back in the day. Luckily, Cojo’s Grandma still had some items like the stellar white Mickey visor Cojo’s rocking.

Cojo, you’re adorable and we can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for us before, during and after our trip and we appreciate you immensely! Love ya lady ❤

If you’d like to check out Cojo’s awesome photography, please visit her Flickr.

Stay tuned for more info about 90’s Day, Michelle’s throwback outfit and how I ended up recreating the flashback.

Shirt: Thrifted; Skirt: Thrifted; Headband: Sam’s; Fan: Dapper Day; Belt: Amanda’s; Shoes: Modcloth.

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Happy Birthday Michelle!

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Today is the 21st birthday of one of my best friends, and fellow co-founder/photographer/extremely awesome/one-of-a-kind/I could go on about this lady: Michelle. 🙂

I just wanted to thank you so much for being such a great friend to me, and partaking in all the shenanigans we’ve experienced–amazing and not so amazing (car-towing, anyone?) Thank you for asking me to embark on this blogging adventure with you. You are incredibly talented lady and I can’t wait to see what the world holds for you!

Above are the illustrations I made for Michelle’s birthday. If you know her, you know she LOVES Sleeping Beauty–namely, Prince Philip. So as a way to commemorate her love for Dapper Day, dress-twirling and Prince Philip, I present you with the above sketches.

Love ya lady! Cheers!

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Fall Dapper Day 2014 | Disneyland

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Getting ready for Dapper Day is something of a feat. When there’s 1 bathroom and 7 people currently residing in an apartment, one MUST be up early for Dapper Day shenanigans (aka the lovely hours girls take getting ready). After taking turns in and out of the bathroom, we gathered in the living room and did each other’s hair and make-up–a definite perk of getting ready with your girlfriends!

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Michelle channeled a 50’s Southern Belle for her Dapper Day outfit, complete with her wide-brimmed straw hat and bow-tie heels. Telling her she looked like Aurora once her hair was curled might have been Michelle’s best compliment of the day (yes? no?) But it was so true!

Michelle’s Outfit | Dress: Borrowed; Hat: Thrifted; Shoes: Thrifted; Earrings: Mom’s; Mickey Necklace: Mom’s; Pink Necklace: Mom’s.

 

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Sam leaned more towards an edgy 30’s get up, complete with shoulder pads and sequins! With the purchase of a Dapper Day parasol later in the day, the outfit was complete!

Be sure to keep an eye out for a special dedication post coming this weekend 😉 ❤

Sam’s Outfit | Top: Thrifted // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Steve Madden // Parasol: Dapper Day // Hair accessory: (It’s actually an appliqué bobby-pinned in–ha! Supes crafty).

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*Dapper Day photography taken and edited by our amazingly talented friend, Courtney Johnson aka Cojo.

Highlight: Dapper Day Fall Soirée

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Dapper Day
is a twice-annual, four-year old celebration held by DAPPER DAY® Events at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris that welcomes Disney fans to come together and express one’s sense of style.  Whether that be channeling the 20’s, 50’s, or a modern take on “dapper” clothing, we can say it is incredibly exciting to see everyone “stepping out in style” around the park.

For Fall Dapper Day, there was an expo held at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa where vendors of vintage clothing and accessories were prominent, sketch artists had their markers at the ready to capture your dapper looks, and a hair and makeup room was featured to help you look your fanciest. Our personal favorite had to be the awesome photoshoot set-up where you and your friends were able to partake in a professional Dapper Day shoot!

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Elle Tea and her bf looking dapper while Disneybounding Minnie Mouse & gender-bending Ursula.

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Alyssa King, who works with our friend Courtney Johnson (Cojo) at Disney.

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Zachary Ari, another friend and fellow coworker of our beloved Cojo. Also from the 925!

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Dylan Weinberg of LA, a new friend from Dapper Day, made her own dapper dress & hat!

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The lovely engaged Ashley Brackins and Neill Swift of Hanford, CA. Neill proposed to Ashley at Fall Dapper Day 2013.

Stay tuned to see our own stylish looks from Fall Dapper Day and a special tribute to our friend Cojo!

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