Disney Wardrobe

It’s A WDW Wardrobe Battle Royale!

I just finished my last WDW trip report, so of course it’s time to go back to Walt Disney World. I KNOW, RIGHT?! I’ve never been to Disney this much in this short a time! And I may never again, so I better enjoy it. One of the ways I enjoy it is by dressing up. Thus it is time once again for my planned trip wardrobe. But this time, there’s a TWIST! What kind of twist, you ask? Read on! (Don’t mind the knee scabs; I had another running tumble. We’ll talk about it next post. Whee!) We...

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Snow White dress

Sartorial Divination! Packing For WDW Way In Advance

Hey, remember that time I had to pack for WDW like 3 weeks in advance? Well, it’s not quite that bad this time around, but it’s still chancy: I’m packing for Disney 2 weeks in advance. In late spring, summer, or early fall, this is all no big deal. Florida will be warm, hot, or obscenely hot. Pack summer outfits and some sweatshirts; boom, done. But things get tricky in that amorphous back area during winter and the immediately surrounding months. Florida could do anything, up to and including sweltering heat or, on the opposite end of the spectrum,...

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Disney Wardrobe

And We’re Back (In More Ways Than One): My WDW Marathon Weekend Wardrobe

Hello and welcome to 2022! I’m sure it some ways it feels much like 2021 so far; that is to say, like a sequel we never asked for to a movie we did not like. Still, already 2022 has one thing going for it, and that’s the return of the WDW Marathon, my dearest love. Obviously I can’t embark upon a Disney trip without forcing you all to LOOK at my PLANNED WARDROBE, so here we are. Does it help that I am once again trying a new format? Yes? Okay, what if I said the new format involves...

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Disney Wardrobe

What I’m Wearing To Disney THIS Time

My next Walt Disney World trip is right around the corner, which means the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is almost upon us! It’ll be my first runDisney race since I did the Goofy Challenge in January 2020, and I am READY. I don’t know how this trip is gonna look with all the changes lately, but I do know how I’m gonna look, and that’s cute. ;D Once a Disney Dandy, always a Disney Dandy, y’know? There’s a twist this time around, though: Pat wants us to do carry-on luggage only. This is wise as Disney’s Magical Express,...

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Star Wars bantha

Dressing for Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge: My Batuu-bound Outfit

A Star Wars outfit from me?! An avowed Trekkie?!?! Look, here’s the thing: when it comes to immersive theme, I am highly suggestible. For example, I am probably the only millennial alive today who thinks Harry Potter is, like, fine or whatever. Yes, I read all the books, and I can still take him or leave him. Yet I can get HYPE for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter because it’s so freaking good at creating an exciting atmosphere. I left Universal that first time with a Ravenclaw scarf. Why? Fast forward a decade or so and ya girl...

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Pongo 101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians, One Dalmatian Disneybound

After dipping my toes into my first proper Disneybound a few months ago, I’m back with an all-new 101 Dalmatians-inspired outfit! Guys, 101 Dalmatians was my JAM when I was a little kid. It came out over two decades before I was born, but I didn’t care. Ariel and Belle were great and all, but they couldn’t compete with 101 DOGS. In the immortal words of Karen Cushman: I myself like dogs better. I still remember the thrill when my uncle gave me a Dalmatians-themed sleeping bag for my birthday one year, plus I had the Pongo and Perdita...

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Is A Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Squad Membership Worth It?

I’m decidedly NOT a team sports person, but I’m not against joining a team of running individuals, especially if they offer discounts. Did I join Sparkle Squad for the camaraderie or the discounts? Trick question! I joined it for the visor! And the blog post, of course. Anything for a blog post. WHAT IS SPARKLE SQUAD? Right, so, Sparkle Athletic is a small but mighty athletic apparel store geared primarily toward women, although I’m sure they’re happy to sell to anybody who’s angling for a sparkly running skirt or ball cap. You’re almost certainly familiar with them if you’re...

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Oogie Boogie

A Dress Shop Triumph For The Oogie Boogie Man

Well, well, well. What have we here? The last post about my May WDW trip? Oooh, I’m really scared! (And yes, you may as well strap in for a bunch of Oogie Boogie song quotes now.) CAST CONNECTION: I CAN’T BELIEVE MY EYES! I touched on this in my trip report, but during my last Disney trip I had the honor and privilege of checking out Cast Connection. For those unfamiliar who are also not prepared to slog through one of my famously wordy trip report posts, Cast Connection is essentially a Cast Member-exclusive Disney outlet. Members of the...

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Splash Mountain

A New/Old Splash Mountain Souvenir

Splash Mountain has been in the (Disney) news this week, since more was revealed about the planned Princess & The Frog retheme. I’ve gone on record as being in favor and I stand by what I said… but I also stand by what I said, which I that I’ll miss Splash Mountain when it’s gone. I’ve posted about old Splash Mountain shirt before, when there was a run on Splash Mountain’s gift shop. You remember? Opportunistic types were buying up enormous bags of Splash souvenirs to be sold online in a nostalgic frenzy. I can’t abide enormous eBay markups,...

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In Which Jenn Identifies A Gap In The runDisney Expo Market

The Wilmington MarathonĀ isn’t, say, runDisney or Marine Corps Marathon big, with fancy sponsors and thousands of participants. But it’s gotten big enough to have its expo in a convention hall, which is where I found myself for bib pickup the day before the race. There was all the usual stuff – official race merch, running store and athletic store booths, local businesses – and one thing more: discounted old race gear. Not for the current race, of course, but the organization puts on multiple events per year and was selling some leftover stuff from races past for, I kid...

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