Wednesday, March 14, 2012

minnie mouse

Pants, Tunic, Bow & Belt- Thrifted; Headband- Primark, UK; Shoes- Payless; Bracelets- The Bay
Fashion should be fun, when you start taking yourself too seriously (you know who you are three piece suit ladies) it's time to take a step back and re-evaluate what pieces of clothing make you feel silly, giddy and footloose. Of course your boss probably doesn't want you showing up to work in a chicken suit but on the weekends I like to have fun and play with characters.  Last Sunday I was feeling sassy like Minnie Mouse so I paired my two current obsessions- bows & red pants and voila, now all I need are some bright yellow shoes...oh wait I already own a pair!

Besides our love of red clothing and big bows, Minnie Mouse and I both like to be called princess (I go by Princess Emilia just in case you were wondering) and we share favourite foods- cheese, chocolate and cake! Who knew I had so much in common with a cartoon mouse!

"Just imagine. He'll stride into the room. Light will glow from him. I'll hear music. He'll bring me flowers.  He'll sweep me off my feet.  And I'll know he's the one when he makes me laugh." (Minnie Mouse)


{Thought I'd throw in this photo for kicks- taken 2 years ago (back in my platinum blonde days) Not sure where the Minnie Mouse ears materialized from but thought I'd go with it!}



Some people gather fashion inspiration from celebrities or street style. Me, I'm inspired by animated mice!

Who (or what) inspires you?

27 comments:

  1. I agree! And applaud your attitude.

    This cheery outfit is adorable. I love every bit of it. Thanks for making me smile early in the morning.

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  2. Love the red and herringbone! Classic colors, fresh look!

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  3. I absolutely want to steal that houndstooth right out of your closet! What a gorgeous and flattering top...and I'm with you on bows. How much better does it get? If I could, I'd wear a bow with every outfit :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Haha, what a fun outfit! I really love the houndstooth tunic on its own, too :)

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  5. HAHAHA! You look too cute. I love houndstooth! Combined with the red is awesome.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  6. I think platinum blonde looks really good on you! and I like the happy-themed outfit as well. such cute bows, colours, patterns :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  7. This is adorable! Seriously adorable! I love houndstooth, it's a fun pattern and I agree, you have to have fun with fashion sometimes!

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  8. ADORABLE. I love it, Emily! It's such a fun interpretation!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  9. you are just too cute here
    love the hounds-tooth top
    if i were to be inspired by a cartoon character i think it would have to be Daphne from scooby do lol
    brett

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  10. Ahhh, you're so cute and creative!!

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  11. I don't know that I am ever really at risk of taking myself to seriously. But I love your pants ;)

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  12. I'm a huge Disney fan, so I love your Minnie Mouse inspired look. I get inspired by characters in my favorite TVs shows. Most of the time it's about looking a little extra polished.

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  13. You look so adorable. I just want to squeeze you.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  14. princess emilia, this is adorable! great outfit from the front & back. fun writing too. i like seeing your old minnie photo. do you really have bright yellow shoes?

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  15. That houndstooth top is too cute! Love the bow on the back too!
    -Meagan
    www.brassinpocketblog.com

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  16. haha Em we got the ears from Disney! Love your outfit, you always look great. Miss you!
    - Steph

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  17. this is a fun outfit, I love all the ways you've been working red into your outfit posts. I really want a pair of red pants now damnit!! It's true fashion & getting dressed is suppose to be fun & creative but I think a lot of people don't know how to dress the way they want or are afriad of looking weird.

    ALSO you looked awesome with the platinum hair, I didn't regcognize you at first!

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  18. You look so cute in your bows! I'm inspired by people who you can tell are just rocking their own thing, they may follow some trends but they never lose themselves in them.

    And wow, you used to be BLOND. You look fantastic (but totally different) both ways. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  19. love minnie! cute blog love :) keep it up!


    best wishes from
    www.jennymichellely.blogspot.com

    xxxo
    jenny

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  20. I like your cutie looks lately. If I am ten years younger, I would attempt these looks...haha

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  21. Houndstooth, bows, and red pants? Winner winner chicken dinner! (Okay haha, I'm being goofy) This is really really cute. I love when unexpected inspiration hits. Honestly? I may or may not be stalking the fashion of Mr. Cumberbatch a la Sherlock. It may be men's fashion, but I've caught the guy photographed in All Saints, sequined shoes, and some amazing coats that make me so angry at my current 85 degree weather that does not look like it's cooling off any time soon.

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  22. Love the bow!! Colored denim is everywhere right now :) fab!

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  23. Such a fun look! Love your minnie mouse inspired look.

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  24. Minnie has definitely inspired outfits for me multiple times. She's got style that mouse, and so do you!

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  25. ooohhh, i love this! that tunic is fantastic and i love it with the red. so cute. you and Pigtails are both inspired by Minnie! that's one of her faves right now too!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  26. Super cute and fun! My husband and I were Mickey and Minnie for Halloween a few years ago. I love that you find inspiration from animated mice, cuz I do to!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily