There is no better way to prove your an adult by jumping on a plane and spending your birthday in Disneyland. I did just that to celebrate my 30th birthday and it wasn’t just any Disneyland, it was Disneyland in Anaheim, Calfornia! It’s the original Disney park first built in 1955 by Walt Disney himself. Visiting Walt’s park has been a dream of mine since I was a kid when I used to watch Sing-along-Songs Disneyland Fun on repeat so I knew I just had to be there to celebrate my milestone birthday! Of course a big birthday also needs a big outfit, so I started planning my Disneyland birthday outfit months in advance, including ordering my dream skirt from the US, more on that later in this post.
Let’s break my outfit down head to toe. I knew I wanted some kind of ridiculous birthday hat for a cake smash I wanted to throw myself so I started looking on Etsy for options. I came across this hat from Paper Arrow Apparel which would work for the cake smash and my holiday so I just knew I had to have it! I emailed the owner and asked if she could make one that would fit an adult and thankfully she said yes. It’s great quality and really comfortable to wear (it’s attached to elastic) and it has made for a great keepsake.
Top wise I wanted to keep it simple to balance out the brightness of the skirt and kept it neutral. The vest top is basic and it was surprisingly cold and wet during our trip to LA (the residence were all much more happy about the rare rainfall than us Brits were!) so I had to add this white cardigan. It’s a staple from Primark but it’s really soft and by tucking it onto the skirt it kept the overall outfit shape.
Then there was the dream skirt! This is from one of my favourite vintage repro brands, Pin-Up Girl Couture. I’ve had my eye on this castle skirt for years, it comes in pink or blue and unusually for me I prepared this baby blue option. The print has a stunning castle print that isn’t officially a Disneyland castle print but let’s face it, is pretty similar. It’s made of really high-quality cotton and the traditional 50’s shape is really flattering. Pin-Up Girl Couture isn’t the cheapest brand and with the additional fees I had to pay to import it to the UK this was rather costly but as a birthday treat it was really worth it, I wear it all the time it’s one of my favourite clothing items.
Lastly, we are on to the feet. I got some cute frilly socks to add to the femininity of the outfit and added these perfect Marie from Aristocats sneakers which I got from Hot Topic. I also imported these from the US as they were just too cute to pass up! The little ears are so adorable but unfortunately, my sister’s dog thought the same and ate them right off the shoes so sadly these are no more. I’ll be keeping my eye out for similar trainers in the future.
So there’s my 30th birthday outfit, what do you think? What did you wear for your last big birthday? If you want more Disney why not check out my trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum from this same trip or I have a whole section dedicated to my Disney Parks posts.