Parlor of Pretties is Pretty in Pink

Aracely is the owner and operator of the etsy shop Parlor of Pretties and if you aren’t instantly obsessed, you must not like joy. Or happiness. Or pink.

She is best known for her Sparkle Ears and her PoP Patch Caps. While many people design and sell ear headbands and hats, you’ll immediately know a design from the Parlor when you see one. They have their own unique flair that pulls from jewel tones, patches, and lots and lots of pink.

Aracely began the shop after getting so many compliments on the ears she rocked throughout Disneyland. With the amount of times she told people that she made her own ears, she decided that she could start making them for everyone.

Her design process is a never stopping train of creativity. She finds inspiration everywhere, then goes all over LA to find the perfect supplies and decorations to add to her artistic creations. She pulls from ideas and trends, but she likes her ears and designs to be trendsetting themselves.

She’s really excited when her favorite Disney style girls interact with her shop on Instagram, but she just loves to ability to make something that people love.

She has some ideas on how to expand the shop further down the line, going with items that aren’t just headbands, but for right now, she’s content. Aracely will keep on making them as long as people still want them, as she enjoys making them during her “me” time when her family is fast asleep. She hopes the brand becomes known for the “prettiest products” and dreams of one day owning a small storefront.

Now, the two questions I ask every shop-owner:

1. What are your go-to items you have to wear at the parks?

A: Minnie Ears, of course! I really can’t go without them, I feel naked, my outfit just doesn’t feel complete. That and a cute backpack.

2. If you had comps and a time machine, what you experience in Disney history?

A: I’ve been dying to get into Club 33! I guess if everything were comped I’d choose to dine there. That and also get a VIP tour of the park and get to see and walk through Walt Disney’s apartment above the firehouse on Main Street.

If a time machine could take me back I’d love to visit Disneyland in the late 1950’s because I just love how everyone would get all dapper to visit the park!

Be sure to check out Aracely and her Parlor of Pretties over on Etsy and follow her on Instagram @parlorofpretties!

(P.S. Aracely, put me down for a Marie headband! This piece of #Aristotrash NEEDS IT!)

Main Street Press Reveals Their New “Mine Train Union” Line

Main Street Press has officially unveiled (after many social media previews and hints) their newest design: Mine Train Union.

This adorable Seven Dwarves inspired line is centered around a really adorable logo and as someone who has always thought the dwarves deserve more merchandise, this is perfect.

The line goes live for purchase on their website August 16th at 8pm EST through a password sent out to newsletter subscribers. There will be two t-shirt colors (Topaz and Peridot), two tank top colors (Sapphire and Ruby), a pin, and a patch.

Be sure to head over to The Main Street Press to pick these new items up for your next trip to the mine!

Peter Pan x Cath Kidston Launches September 21st

The newest collaboration between Disney at Cath Kidston finally has a release date. On Thursday, September 21st, the new collection will fly in from Neverland and the previews we’ve seen are adorable.

FashionUnited has some great pictures of the new line of products being released and I can’t take how cute they all are. The Tinkerbell collared shirt is genius. Tinkerbell on a Peter Pan collar. I can’t deal with the brilliance of that. I’m also loving the flying over London pattern, especially on the backpack.

Be sure to head over to Cath Kidston’s website to sign up for updates on the collection and the eventual announcement of the next film collection that will be released, apparently in time for the holidays!

 

Dapper Day: Quick Tips

Dapper Day is my favorite Disney event of the year, and it isn’t even operated by Disney. Beginning in February 2011, the event began in Disneyland in the hopes to bring back the idea of “stepping out in style” at the parks. When we look back at the park in the 1950s and the concept art that accompanied it, guests were dressed to the nines. Dresses and heels, suits and ties, hats and glasses. It paired so nicely with the parks. The event hoped it bring that sophistication back to the parks one day a year.

Since that initial event, it has only grown. Twice a year, the parks in Orlando, Anaheim, and Paris deck themselves with classy looks to celebrate fashion and Disney. In California, the event is usually paired with an expo of photo ops and shopping opportunities to further celebrate style. Some people serve period looks, while others serve modern sophistication. Disneybounding has also become synonymous as some guests try to evoke a certain character with their style. Few things make me as happy as walking through the park and seeing so many people looking so gosh darn classy.

I always tell as many people as I can about the event, but some are still overwhelmed by the ordeal. It can be quite daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m compiled a list of some tips and tricks I’ve used during my Dapper Day experiences that can benefit newcomers. Now, I am not a pro whatsoever and I don’t believe that I am a style icon (as I write this, I’m wearing my hair in a Survivor: Guatemala buff, like the garbage person), but I want to help newcomers experience the magic of the event anyway I can.

  • Come up with a concept: It’s hard to start from scratch or get inspiration from shopping aimlessly, so I go into stores with a specific goal. I like to Disneybound these events, as it adds another layer of fun, so I usually go with a character in mind. That way, I can look for certain colors and hues. If you aren’t Disneybounding, go in with a time period or outfit concept. Say to yourself “I’m going for Tinkerbell 1950s realness,” and from there, you can search for green dresses, yellow accents, flats, etc.
  • Don’t be afraid to dye: This past Epcot Dapper Day, I wanted to evoke an underrated character that embodied Epcot, Jose Carioca. However, his green and yellow colors are very specific, and it was hard to find dress pants and blazers that fit that hue exactly. What I did instead was bought a plain white pair of pants and jacket that fit me well and dyed it using RIT’s products. It was relatively simple, you just place the dye in a big vat of hot water and stir for 20 minutes, throw it in the wash, and you get these vibrant colors that match the character beautifully. Disneybounding or not, if you have a specific color in mind for your look, research the possibility of dyeing your own clothing.
  • Accessorize: The art of the outfit lies within the details. For my Jose Carioca outfit, I found an adorable parrot broach that was the exact same colors. For ladies, handbags in various shapes and designs can add that last bit that creates a full look. Gentlemen, don’t be afraid of hats.
  • Thrifting is your friend: Goodwill, Salvation Army, and other thrift stores are an essential stop to creating a look. Here, you can find items that fit the look perfectly and for cheap.
  • OMG SHOES: Comfort is key. I have walked around the parks in shoes I haven’t broken in and upon removal, my feet throbbed for three hours after. It was bad. I’ve been with friends in heels who are in so much pain it hurts to watch them walk. Make sure you take your shoes out for a spin first to make sure they are wearable. Even if you are comfortable in them, make sure to bring some thick socks, band-aids, and mole skin just in case.

 

Here’s hoping your inaugural Dapper Day visit is as magical as it can be. Feel the best you possibly can and think of the parks as your runway! *cue America’s Next Top Model theme song*

 

New “Hocus Pocus” Line Will Have You Screaming With Delight

Come little children, I’ll take thee away into a land…of new Hocus Pocus merchandise from Spirit Costumes!

They have released an extensive line of licensed merch sporting the Sanderson sisters, Binx, Billy, and more. The line includes costume, decorations, WIGS, and more. I was surprised to see all the merchandise love for a cult Disney film over 20 years old, but I’m thrilled nonetheless.

 

This candle is my absolute favorite and will be absolutely adorned my room for All Hallows Eve. THACKERY BINX!

 

Prices range from $7.99 drink bottles to $49.99 character costumes. Be sure to put in your orders soon before all these witch-tastic items fly away on a vacuum.

Main Street Press says “Harambe Locals ONLY!”

The crew over at The Main Street Press is bringing back their adorable Harambe line on August 2nd at 8pm EST.

They have Navy and Berry colored shirts and tanks, pins, patches, stickers, and hats with the super cute design on it, allowing you to prove you’re a stan of Animal Kingdom. Be sure to head over to The Main Street Press here on August 2nd to pick up their restock.

Magic Kingdom OOTD: Purple Wall Posing

Let me quickly break down this photo:

I changed outfits during my recent day at the Magic Kingdom because 1) It was uber hot and I needed to change into non sweaty clothing and 2) I’m extra af.

I went to go take a picture in front of the wall, ’cause duh, but it was already closed for the Fireworks dessert party.

The ENTIRE walkway is closed, even though the party is only on the Tomorrowland Terrace seating area. I got to wall and had a mini breakdown over the wall closure…so then I had to deal with what I had.

“Look ma! There’s the wall!”

So, there it is. The story of this picture.

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Anywho, I now have a Purple Wall specific outfit, ’cause I’m THAT Disney fan. The shirt is from The Lost Bros and is so funny. The wall has a shirt. It’s ridiculousness makes me laugh. It is currently on sale and all proceeds from the shirt go to Give Kids the World, so it’s a great purchase on all counts! The shorts are, randomly, from ASOS. I was searching the site recently for cheap shorts and came across thee Purple Wall shade and freaked out a bit. ASOS has become my new go-to place for color matching.

I guess next up is finding purple shoes and/or a Bubblegum Wall outfit? Or, ya know, have social contact with others instead. That’s good, too.

Lucky Rabbit Supply Co.’s Celebrates Halloween Early

Over at the Lucky Rabbit Supply Co, they are already getting into the spirit of All Hallows Eve. They have just released their new line of Halloween products and they are to DIE for. *pauses for pun to set in*

The Ghost pin and Nightmare Before Christmas inspired shirt both are cute additions, but I am SO here for any and all reference of the Boo To You Parade for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It’s bright and cute and covered in candy, so obviously I need it. ADORABLE.

Be sure to check out their Halloween collection (which is going fast) here and the rest of their great products!

The Lost Bros Releasing Some Cool Stuff, Yo’

Formerly known as the Lost Bros Trading Co, The Lost Bros have changed their name and expanded their selection of designs and products once again.

Their upcoming big release is for their 90s Time Capsule box. It includes a slap bracelet, a bottle of bubbles, MAGIC (their version of MASH, your favorite “I’m bored in the 4th grade, so someone hand me a piece of paper” game), and a Glazed by the Belle tank/tee. Colton and Cody always know how to create fantastic designs and concepts, and this box is no different. These go live on July 31st.

😎Alright, alright, alright.😎 🤗The 90s Time Capsule is coming July 31st!🤗 🤦🏻‍♂️Honestly, thank god it's the 90s coming back, and not Cody's middle part🤦🏻‍♂️ 🚨Here is a totally radical run down of what it will contain when it releases:🚨 🍩A sweet Glazed by the Belle Tee/Tank🍩 🍾One of our slammin Slap Bracelets🌞 🙋🏻‍♂️Your very own bottle of bubbles (life is, after all)💁🏻‍♂️ 👰🏼🤵🏻AND a customized MASH (We're calling it MAGIC) board pad (means you can play it like 20 times!) designed by your two favorite lost bros! (Wait until you find out who you might marry and what your Disney job might be!)🏰🤴🏻 😱Gah I'm so excited! Who is ready for this blast from the past?!😱 HI NOTE FROM CODY. I PUT MY WHOLE HEART AND LIFE IN TO THIS VIDEO. PLEASE TAG A FRIEND SO THIS CAN BE MY MOST FAMOUS ART EVER

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On top of that, they have two new shirt designs that are so rad (Sorry, stuck on the 90s box). Their McQueen Florida 500 Tour shirt replicates classic heavy metal bands and is distressed to add that thing that says “I saw them live and it’s so much better than the record,” that makes you feel snooty and others want to punch you in the face. LOVE.

They also just introduced their Olaf’s Snowcone Shack design, which continues their line of sidekick food shirts. They’ve given us San Fransokyo Sushi and Mushu’s Chinese Take-Out, so Frozen joins the game this go around. I love the yellow and looks great IN SUMMMMMERRRRR.

We are big fans of The Lost Bros here, so be sure to check out their newest releases!

Magic Kingdom OOTD: Brer Rabbit DisneyBound

I had a super fun day at the Kingdom recently and decided to try my hand out at DisneyBounding the Splash Mountain hare. I’m really trying to up my DisneyBound game, especially since men have less options to work with as far as accessories and such.

This time around, I looked at what I had available and tried to work out a DB based on what I already had. It’s harder to do, as you don’t have a specific character in mind to start, but thought this was a perfect Magic Kingdom choice. However, I did feel out of place outside of Frontierland!

I had a plain J.Crew Pink V-Neck T-shirt lying around, along with a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch Royal Blue shorts. Now, just the color blocking needed something else to help scream “Brer Rabbit,” so I went on Amazon for some inspiration. I ended up finding this Red and White Polka Dot Headband on Amazon, which reminded me of his sack he carries around with him. I decided to wear it on my wrist instead, since putting on my head made me look like a straight up idiot. Well, more than normal.

It was a very quick bound, but fun nonetheless. I’m hoping to find more outfits already in my closet, ’cause I am on a BUD*claps*GET.