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Dapper Day at Disneyland

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With my annual pass expiring very soon (*cries infinite tears of sadness*), Tim and I decided to go to Disneyland for one last hurrah over the weekend and Dapper Day just so happened to be on Sunday!

Dapper Day isn’t an official Disney thing, but twice a year fancy ladies and gentlemen dress to the nines in their finest threads and head to both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort in style. This event was inspired by Disneyland’s concept art from the 1960s where visitors were depicted in dapper attire — think Mad Men.

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photo courtesy of dapperday.com

Many folks were dressed in retro fashion, but I wanted to focus on snapping pictures of the fancy people that let Disney characters inspire their ensembles — this to many on the interwebz is known as “Disneybounding.” The term Disneybounding comes from the DisneyBound site in which its webmaster, Leslie Kay, uses Polyvore to create outfits inspired by Disney characters whether it be for casual or formal occasions. I’ve always let all things I nerd out about influence my outfits, so knowing that there’s this whole movement with devout followers about Disney inspired fashion is just spectacular!

I didn’t get to take as many photos as I would’ve liked to since I didn’t have my business cards handy during the first half of my day. It’d be super awkward if someone came up to you and asked to take your picture for a blog without some physical form of credibility, right? I thought so! But my first fabulous find of the day was this woman named Cindy who had a crazy awesome Mary Poppins outfit. Her hat, red coat, and parrot umbrella were spot on! And I wasn’t the only one enamored by her practically perfect ensemble (haa… see what I did there?) —  a little boy was super stoked to see her and asked to have his picture taken with her. 🙂

There was a DisneyBound meet-up and I read that it was at 3:30, but by the time I got there they were taking the huge group photo and I totally missed the part where people were mingling and whatnot. But after they dispersed I walked into the crowd and approached as many people as I could until it got too overwhelming. SO. MANY. PEOPLE. D:

These two ladies were dressed as Belle and the Queen of Hearts. I’m dumb and automatically assumed they were both Snow White (like me!) with the reds and yellows, but once they told me who they were I was like “Oh! Duh.” Mah bad.

This lovely couple are dressed as Prince Naveen and Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. I saw a picture of them on the Dapper Day Facebook page beforehand, so I was pretty stoked to see them in person! 🙂

I found myself rather envious of the card suite cardigan the girl in the middle was rockin’. Need I even say what characters inspired this trio’s spiffy outfits? I don’t think I need to.

I totally flipped out when I saw this woman’s Tiki Room inspired outfit, and then she went and busted out her parasol when I asked if I could take her picture (it’s just like the ones they put on the Dole Whip floats!)! And you can’t really see it, but she has a tiki god pendent on her necklace.

I’m not sure if this lady was Disneybounding per say, but I thought she looked quite stunning in her retro glam dress and hairstyle so I asked if I could take her picture 🙂

I spotted a dapper Peter Pan in a Newsie-esque outfit and Princess Tigerlily. They were too friggin’ adorable.

Lastly, I found these posh ladies in front of City Hall. I know for sure the girl in the lavender is wearing a Rapunzel inspired ensemble (loved the fact that she had Pascal attached to her shoulder!).

Cheers,
Nina

PS: Here’s a peek of my Snow White inspired outfit. I’ll be doing a separate post of my ensemble, you can expect to see that sometime tomorrow!

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Grand Re-Opening!

I’ve been busy making more jewelry to put up on my Etsy shop Once Upon a Smorgasbord, and this time around I’ve got earrings in the mix. Woop! Look out for it’s grand re-opening sometime next week AND a giveaway!

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And the winner is…

Congrats to Shani on winning the Rapunzel necklace!!!

And thank you to those who participated in my first giveaway. 🙂

I’ll be making another Rapunzel necklace to add to Once Upon a Smorgasbord… if anyone is interested.

Cheers,
Nina

PS: Shani – please email me @ chezfancypants@gmail.com so I can send you the necklace ASAP.

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GIVEAWAY!!!

I am having my first giveaway EVER!

My Etsy shop Once Upon a Smorgasbord will be opening this weekend, so to celebrate I am giving away a Rapunzel (from Tangled) necklace that I made for the store (retail value $20). The image is from Disney’s limited edition Designer Princess collection.

For a chance to win it, all you have to do is…

  • comment on this post for 1 entry
  • “like” the le fancy geek Facebook page and tell me about it in your comment
  • subscribe to le fancy geek for another entry and tell me about it in your comment
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  • follow le fancy geek on Bloglovin’ for another entry and tell me about it in your comment

So that’s up to 5 entries!

*Note: If do like, follow, or subscribe, you MUST comment on this post to let me know so I can count your entries. Okie dokie? And that’s just more chances for you to win. Good stuff right?

I will be choosing a winner at random next Thursday.

Please note, this will have to be a US/Canada giveaway only as shipping overseas cost a bit of money. :/

Good luck and keep a look out for Once Upon a Smorgasbord!

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