Okay, I knowwww. It’s been months.
But a lot has been going on. I’ve suffered some major losses, but also had some pretty big wins. It feels like my life has gone from completely static the first months of quarantine to constant change. All in all, the world has been crazy and scary and just a little too overwhelming to navigate through, so I’ve been putting off writing a lot.
I’ve still been pretty active on Instagram though – maybe not as much as I used to be but there is definitely more movement there than there has been here. And it’s that time of the year when the whole Disney community is abuzz with the annual Disneybound challenge, so it’s been inspiring me a bit more to create as well.
That’s why I’m back after a bit of a hiatus with another Disneybound lookbook. One of the prompts for the challenge is Comfy + Cozy, and I thought Duffy and Friends would be the perfect characters for this theme.
I will admit, I was never a big Duffy and Friends fan. I thought they were cute and cuddly and their merch in Tokyo Disney was absolutely adorable, but I could never get into the story – much less the hype.
I couldn’t say no to the famous passholders though (those little purses that can hardly hold anything but, well – your Disney pass). They’re just such a staple for Tokyo Disney. And of course if I was going to say yes to those, I had to say yes to the ears too because that’s just Disney law. Lol. So it was these fluffy things that inspired me to finally Disneybound each character.
For Duffy I went with corduroy overalls, a white knit turtleneck, a suede belt, and a white shearling jacket. I always admired how cozy and pretty the Japanese bounders looked whenever we visited Tokyo, and this look is heavily inspired by them. I love how simple Duffy’s ears are too! So cute.
For ShellieMay, I wanted to do something just as cozy as Duffy’s – only girlier. So I went with the same general look with more feminine details. I picked a blush pink ruffled turtleneck, a plaid pinafore dress, a pink belt, and an old rose cable knit cardigan with wooden buttons. Love how much this matches Duffy’s but is also quite different.
Okay so I’m really into pinafores, I admit it. Lol. This one is a grey, black, and white one with adorable ruffles on the bottom. I paired it with a white blouse, white Mary Janes, and a ridiculously large teal neck scarf. I was going to sew a smaller one, but then I realized how much more fun it would be to have it oversized and left the fabric as is. I’ve never been a cat person but Gelatoni is definitely making me rethink that. Lol.
And this is the bound that started it all. I sort of threw on this look last minute for a Spring Disneybound challenge. I used a teal tutu I had purchased for something else, and paired it with my favorite lilac off shoulder sweater and lavender belt. If I wasn’t a Duffy fan before, this is what changed that. It’s also the most me of all the outfits (hello tulle), and her story is my favorite too. She’s a dancer and a dreamer and she couldn’t have been more perfect. I am definitely repeating this outfit when I am back in my favorite park in the world.
And there you have it. A short but sweet (almost too sweet because it’s so cuddly lol) return to writing again. I hope you guys liked it! I’ve missed you all!
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*Also, If you’re anything like I was and don’t really know much about Duffy and Friends, here they are:
And again looking adorable in their little outfits in Tokyo Disney Sea: