Living an hour away from one of the world's leading tourist destinations has its perks. I mean, heading over to Disney World for the day doesn't require a plane ticket, twelve hour car ride, or even a hotel stay, and I love it.

As a Floridian, I'm pretty much an expert when it comes to handling the parks. I know the what roads to take to avoid traffic, when not to go to Magic Kingdom, and what to do when I'm there. In the fifty plus times that I've hopped aboard the monorail, I've also learned what to wear for a day at the happiest place on earth (no, really, it is!).

If you're like me, style is everything. I love any excuse to dress up! However, Disney World is not a place to rock your new tulle skirt and platform booties. It just isn't. Save those for dinner at the resort hotels, trust.

While I'm a fan of DisneyBound, not all the outfits are sensible enough to wear to the parks. It's common knowledge that Florida gets hot. Like, REALLY hot. And humid, which makes you feel kind of gross and sticky. Ew. Don't even get me started on afternoon thunderstorms!! With this in mind, it's best to be practical when packing for a Disney trip.

Lucky for you, I've hand-picked a winner of an outfit that combines style and comfort. With a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, you'll be on your way to infinity and beyond while looking cute and staying comfy!
Top - J. Crew, Shorts - Rag & Bone, Sandals - Jack Rogers, Backpack - PacSun, Sunglasses - Ray-Ban, Bracelet - Alex and Ani, Ears - Disney Store (sold out online, available at Disney Parks)

Top - Choose something that is airy and light-colored to avoid absorbing heat. This pretty top from J. Crew is just the solution!

Shorts - Avoid dresses or skirts. Again, trust. A classic pair of denim shorts can easily take you from Splash Mountain to Thunder Mountain and back to Cinderella's Castle.

Sandals - I've worn both tennis shoes and sandals to the parks, but I have to say, my Jacks always win! Whatever shoes you decide to wear, ensure that they're broken in. You don't want a painful blister halfway through the day (been there, done that).

Backpack - Okay, this is my one free "tourist" item. I think backpacks are almost necessary for day-long stays. If you go for a few hours, a crossbody bag will totally make the cut. But, if you plan on staying from opening until the Wishes fireworks, I recommend a backpack to hold your essentials. Plus, it keeps your hands free. I love this lace one from PacSun. Stylish, but functional!

Sunglasses - ESSENTIAL. It's bright! Bring a pair that won't fall off your face and keep them with you at all times. I love these Ray-Ban aviators - so classic and chic.

Jewelry - Keep it minimal. I love this Alex and Ani Disney bracelet for obvious reasons, but these are also great because they won't fall off your wrist. The band is adjustable, so you don't have to worry about losing it getting off a ride.

Mickey (or Minnie) Ears - Okay, I lied. This is definitely another tourist item that you just have to have. They're obnoxious and sparkly and just scream "I AM READY TO MEET THE PRINCESSES!!!" But, really though. There's tons of options, from the classic Mickey ears, which can be embroidered in the parks, to a Minnie Mouse headband, to Princess crowns...it's hard to choose just one! I recommend waiting until you get to the parks to get these vs. ordering online because 1. trying them on in the store is soooo fun and 2. the parks tend to offer more of a selection. These really just take an everyday outfit to the next level, don't you think?

Are you visiting a Disney Park soon? What do you wear to theme parks?

Disney Summer Style

Living an hour away from one of the world's leading tourist destinations has its perks. I mean, heading over to Disney World for the day doesn't require a plane ticket, twelve hour car ride, or even a hotel stay, and I love it.

As a Floridian, I'm pretty much an expert when it comes to handling the parks. I know the what roads to take to avoid traffic, when not to go to Magic Kingdom, and what to do when I'm there. In the fifty plus times that I've hopped aboard the monorail, I've also learned what to wear for a day at the happiest place on earth (no, really, it is!).

If you're like me, style is everything. I love any excuse to dress up! However, Disney World is not a place to rock your new tulle skirt and platform booties. It just isn't. Save those for dinner at the resort hotels, trust.

While I'm a fan of DisneyBound, not all the outfits are sensible enough to wear to the parks. It's common knowledge that Florida gets hot. Like, REALLY hot. And humid, which makes you feel kind of gross and sticky. Ew. Don't even get me started on afternoon thunderstorms!! With this in mind, it's best to be practical when packing for a Disney trip.

Lucky for you, I've hand-picked a winner of an outfit that combines style and comfort. With a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, you'll be on your way to infinity and beyond while looking cute and staying comfy!
Top - J. Crew, Shorts - Rag & Bone, Sandals - Jack Rogers, Backpack - PacSun, Sunglasses - Ray-Ban, Bracelet - Alex and Ani, Ears - Disney Store (sold out online, available at Disney Parks)

Top - Choose something that is airy and light-colored to avoid absorbing heat. This pretty top from J. Crew is just the solution!

Shorts - Avoid dresses or skirts. Again, trust. A classic pair of denim shorts can easily take you from Splash Mountain to Thunder Mountain and back to Cinderella's Castle.

Sandals - I've worn both tennis shoes and sandals to the parks, but I have to say, my Jacks always win! Whatever shoes you decide to wear, ensure that they're broken in. You don't want a painful blister halfway through the day (been there, done that).

Backpack - Okay, this is my one free "tourist" item. I think backpacks are almost necessary for day-long stays. If you go for a few hours, a crossbody bag will totally make the cut. But, if you plan on staying from opening until the Wishes fireworks, I recommend a backpack to hold your essentials. Plus, it keeps your hands free. I love this lace one from PacSun. Stylish, but functional!

Sunglasses - ESSENTIAL. It's bright! Bring a pair that won't fall off your face and keep them with you at all times. I love these Ray-Ban aviators - so classic and chic.

Jewelry - Keep it minimal. I love this Alex and Ani Disney bracelet for obvious reasons, but these are also great because they won't fall off your wrist. The band is adjustable, so you don't have to worry about losing it getting off a ride.

Mickey (or Minnie) Ears - Okay, I lied. This is definitely another tourist item that you just have to have. They're obnoxious and sparkly and just scream "I AM READY TO MEET THE PRINCESSES!!!" But, really though. There's tons of options, from the classic Mickey ears, which can be embroidered in the parks, to a Minnie Mouse headband, to Princess crowns...it's hard to choose just one! I recommend waiting until you get to the parks to get these vs. ordering online because 1. trying them on in the store is soooo fun and 2. the parks tend to offer more of a selection. These really just take an everyday outfit to the next level, don't you think?

Are you visiting a Disney Park soon? What do you wear to theme parks?
I did it! I graduated college. I made it through three years of endless nights in the library studying for impossible exams, writing papers I never thought I could finish, early morning classes fueled by extra shots of espresso, a few lots of late night Domino's orders and Disney movie marathons, laughing (and crying) with sisters who will be with me always, and, through it all, discovering who I really want to be in life. Although it's easy to think that everything is over as I'm leaving my Rollins home, my life has only just begun. I'm excited for new adventures, new places and faces, and most of all, the new opportunities that lie ahead.

Now, for the fun part! I recently had my senior pictures done by Emma Cowart Photography. If you're in the Orlando area, definitely check her out.

I had the best time with Emma taking these photos around campus. Rollins College is absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself, so it was the perfect location. While I'm pretty much obsessed with all the ones she took, I've shared some of my favorites from the session below!












What I wore: First Outfit: Lilly Pulitzer dress, Jack Rogers (similar), Kiel James Patrick bracelet, Kate Spade earrings (old); Second Outfit: Lilly Pulitzer dress and earrings (old), Jack Rogers, Kiel James Patrick bracelet

Congratulations to the class of 2014! We did it!

Senior Pictures

I did it! I graduated college. I made it through three years of endless nights in the library studying for impossible exams, writing papers I never thought I could finish, early morning classes fueled by extra shots of espresso, a few lots of late night Domino's orders and Disney movie marathons, laughing (and crying) with sisters who will be with me always, and, through it all, discovering who I really want to be in life. Although it's easy to think that everything is over as I'm leaving my Rollins home, my life has only just begun. I'm excited for new adventures, new places and faces, and most of all, the new opportunities that lie ahead.

Now, for the fun part! I recently had my senior pictures done by Emma Cowart Photography. If you're in the Orlando area, definitely check her out.

I had the best time with Emma taking these photos around campus. Rollins College is absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself, so it was the perfect location. While I'm pretty much obsessed with all the ones she took, I've shared some of my favorites from the session below!












What I wore: First Outfit: Lilly Pulitzer dress, Jack Rogers (similar), Kiel James Patrick bracelet, Kate Spade earrings (old); Second Outfit: Lilly Pulitzer dress and earrings (old), Jack Rogers, Kiel James Patrick bracelet

Congratulations to the class of 2014! We did it!

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