Disney Tradition

A few weeks ago, I went on the perfect Disney trip with mom – filled with laughter, music, food, conversation, and a whole lot of fun. Pretty much what I do on a regular basis with her, except with that added touch of Disney magic.


I’d always considered my family to be a Disney family. Dad and I enjoy re-watching the movies together on Sunday mornings after breakfast. My brothers and I always geek out over new releases from Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. And Disney music is pretty much the only genre of music we actually agree on as a family. But going to Disneyland? That’s for me and mom.

Ever since I was a kid, it was always my mom and I who enjoyed the same things in the parks. While the boys were off riding roller coasters, my mom and I would go on kiddie rides. When my brothers started to outgrow the Mickey shirts, my mom and I got into twinning outfits and Minnie ears. When my dad started to get bored lining up, my mom and I would look for every possible food cart we could sample. So this year, we talked about going on a little girls trip. We decided to dress up, take photos, eat, and ride all the kiddie rides we wanted. And for this very special trip, we decided to go to a park we’d never been to before – Tokyo Disneyland.

It was pretty much the perfect Disney adventure. We did everything we wanted, in all the outfits we wanted to wear. Because dressing up is such a big part of our Disney tradition, I’m going to focus on our outfits for the next blog posts.


And since we’re talking about tradition here, let’s go with this outfit first.


For pretty much as long as I can remember, my mom and I have always loved matching outfits. I never outgrew this. Even as a teenager I never thought I was too cool to match with mom because, well – I always enjoyed it. My mom is my fashion icon. She always looks so beautiful and so poised, that dressing up like her always makes me feel like I am one step closer to becoming like her. #lifegoals


So obviously we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to match in Disneyland – especially Tokyo Disney (which is pretty much the #twinning capital of the world).


And boy did we take #twinning to a whole new, girly level.


Anyone who knows me knows that I have to do at least one rose gold outfit when I go to Disney. And because my mom and I have been rocking #rosegold and #millennialpink since before the internet, we figured we’d go all out with this one.


I even got us these jackets to drive the point home.


There was nothing quite like skipping and twirling in these sparkly, frilly outfits.


And the castle certainly gave us the perfect background for it.


More than anything though, more than these pink ensembles and sunny photos, it was the process of planning the outfits with her, making them, and having fun in them that meant the most to me.


If there’s one thing I took from this trip, it’s gratitude for having a wonderful mom who raised me to think, act, and love like a Princess. And a true Queen who taught me that it’s more than okay to dress up like one too.


“Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine” – Snow White


Next Post: Under the Sea bounds!

*Outfits and ears are all DIY. But you can shop our rose gold shoes here.

*In case you’re wondering, I didn’t write a Tokyo Disney travel guide since everything you need to know is readily available on this awesome site that I read through before the trip! Give it a read. You won’t regret it!

*Photos by Ivana of Sweet Escape


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