Monday, April 10, 2017

Pastel Belle: Or Should I Say Cinderella?

 True Blue Bauble Necklace

Dress: Xhilaration, Target
Shoes: Worthington, J. C. Penney's
Bag: Xhilaration, Target
Belt: Candie's, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's

Dress: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Dolce by Mojo Moxy, DSW
Bag: Loop, Marshalls
Hat: Sea Star, Brigantine Beach
Sunglasses: Kohl's

Spring Swag Barrette

Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Penny Loves Kenny, DSW
Bag: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Michaels
Assorted flower brooches: Kohl's, A. C. Moore

Top (dress): Modcloth
Skirt: Necessary Objects, Annie Sez
Shoes: Penny Loves Kenny, DSW
Bag: Modcloth
Belt: Candie's, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Party City

With Beauty and the Beast on the big screen, I've got Disney damsels on the brain.  Not, mind you, that their modern-day incarnations are the old-school kind famous for flailing in distress.  Always a markedly brave soul of the Disney canon, Belle (Emma Watson) does battle with the beast like never before in this live action version.  Watson brings just the right blend of grit and tenderness as she teaches that tale as old as time lesson, namely that being different is nothing to be afraid of and that letting your freak flag fly can make dreams come true.

In honor of all that, I'm going to attempt to do that Disney princess outfit association thing so popular on Pinterest (yep, from now on I'll be referencing old Pinny out the wazoo).  The blue outfit is Cinderella, the yellow one is a cross between Belle and Snow White, the pink one is Sleeping Beauty, and the green one is a cross between The Little Mermaid and no one (hey, I did say "attempt).  So, it's no surprise that my enchanted bird barrettes are channeling Cinderella, too, their pink and blue plumage the same colors as her first homespun, off-to-the-ball dress (which, by the way, I've always preferred to the austere ice blue one conjured up by her fairy godmother).  These feathered friends are also reminiscent of the birds that helped make Cindy's dress.  Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder, indeed!  Still, if I'm being honest, then I'd have to say that my favorite fairy tale gown is Snow White's.  Her story may be the weirdest (I've never cottoned to those dwarfs, or to Snow slaving away for them), but her red, blue, and yellow dress is unparalleled primary color perfection.

'Cause to me, Crayola is always queen.


Jewel Divas Style said...

Awesome bird barrettes, Tote, so unusual.

Samantha Walker said...

Love these Disney-inspired outfits you came up with! I love the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast SO MUCH. I can't even count how many times I teared up watching it, haha!