Let's talk about what's important... Joelle's Disney wardrobe.
Did I go overboard.
Some (particularly a man named Jared Lemons) may say I have a shopping problem.
I like to think of it more as a hobby than as a problem.
And, I love a theme. I love a holiday shirt, a party theme, any reason to buy a new outfit pretty much. So, why should going to Disney be any different?? Let's break it down.
First up... the outfits from Bella Grace Creations. I bought the Tinkerbell outfit and Cinderella shirt. They also have tons of other cute stuff!!
I also had new jammies every night for Joelle... she's going up in a size so she needed new pajamas anyways. I bought all of them on clearance through the Disney Store.
Joelle has tons of princess dress-up clothes. We could have easily slipped those on to take pictures, but I didn't want to carry them around with us (Joelle walked though the parks, we didn't use a stroller). AND, it was hot during the day... who wants a whiny kid that is itchy and hot... not me!! So, I found these PERFECT princess shirts that had just the right embellishments and the comfort for a hot day. They are basically jazzed up t-shirts. I *kinda* wish I had bought all of the ones she has in her shop! They are from an Etsy shop called The Female Touch.
I can't even tell you how many compliments we got on these shirts. Jo got stopped by random strangers who played along like she was an actual princess. It was such a hoot!
To make things a little more special and magical, I kept all of these outfits a surprise. She woke up to her outfit and sometimes a little present. I bought a few goodies beforehand because I knew the toys at Disney would be pricey. In effort to save a little money, I planned ahead as much as possible!
Do you Zulilly?? I have a thing for daily deals... like I can't get enough. I feel the NEED to buy them immediately because they are for a limited time only (ha!!). I think they market people like me. I bought Joelle several little Disney t-shirts on the cheap plus this super cute shirt from Bourbon Street Boutique.
For our final night Joelle wore this very fun dress from Chloe Belle's Closet. She's my go-to Etsy designer. I just love her style and all of the personal touches.
And all of her bows came from One Stop Bow Shop. I will more than likely never make a bow again because I am in LOVE with her bows. They are such great quality and she has so many options!
I think that about covers it! She'll let me dress her when she's a teenager, right?!!