John and I are home recovering today from the gloriously fashionable - and exceedingly sweaty - Dapper Day weekend at WDW. This is a fan-run event held twice a year, where all are invited to hit the parks dressed their best. Disneybounding and vintage fashions are the most popular, but there's a little of everything! Quirky accessories, parasols and fabulous hats, hand-painted skirts, statement jewelry - it's eye candy galore.
Dapper Flapper Avengers, assemble!
The one big draw-back to WDW's Dapper Day is the weather, since whoever schedules the "Spring" event has CLEARLY never been to Florida in late April. It's already early summer here, so imagine wearing a full petticoat, heels, vintage makeup, and perfect pin curls in 90 degree heat with 1,000% humidity and little shade. Dappers be dropping like flies, y'all.
By mid-afternoon I wanted to hand out medals to everyone still in a suit jacket and/or heels.
Participation felt a little less this year as a result of the searing heat, but the Kingdom was still filled with thousands of lovely folks wearing the loveliest things. Most dappers wisely chose to only dress up on ONE day, since tackling both (like John and I did) is a recipe for pain, ha. Dappers are my pokémon, though: I gotta catch 'em all.
Which reminds me: quick shout-out to our long-time friends Christie & Dana, who each sacrificed precious cast-member tickets so John and I could attend both days this year! Christie even came with us Saturday, and looked like a pastel rainbow dream:
And speaking of rainbows, for the first time ever I had an outfit I was actually excited to wear! An Epbot reader named Brooke made me the most beautiful skirt EVER - I've been waiting over 4 months now to wear it - and then I put together the rest from things I already had in my closet: