Sometimes I Quarantine: with Merida

Oh how special Brave is to me… premiering three days before my 20th birthday, my mom and I saw this together, she was prepared to fall asleep during it, and by the end, we were both in tears! My mom is the most important person in the world to me and it was so special getting to see this movie with her! We’ve watched it … Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: with Merida

Sometimes I Quarantine: with Pocahontas

Airing in 1995, Pocahontas was Disney’s seventh princess, first that didn’t get a happy ending (oops, spoilers?), and first adventure princess! Premiering at the height of the renaissance of Disney Animation, Pocahontas tackled issues about race and gender in a way that kids could understand. While it didn’t spawn any rides or attractions (how do we not have a “paint with all the colors of the wind” walk-through movie experience or something??), Pocahontas definitely gave us one of the BEST soundtracks and stunning animation (for the time).

Meeting Pocahontas was definitely a highlight of my July 2018 Disney trip with my family!

Sometimes I Quarantine: With Princesses! This series within a series really started as a way for me to keep my spirits lifted while completely socially distancing. Watching the movies gave us something to do during that afternoon slump, trying to think of an activity to match gave us another (we don’t always have a matching activity, but we’re trying!), taking the movie in to account while deciding what to eat that day helps us think of fun and new ideas for food options, and doing a daily DisneyBound encouraged me to wear more than just PJs while working from home! I highly encourage the last one, it’s been super fun- if you want to see any other DisneyBound outfits that I’ve done, you can find them here!

Day 8: Pocahontas (1995)

Pocahontas Quarantivity – Coloring

I don’t have any painting supplies that I wanted to use right now, & Paint by Numbers is a great idea, but I pulled out some coloring books and just colored while watching the movie, it was super relaxing!

Pocahontas Outfits

Pocahontas In-Park Look

I think every time I do one of these posts, I have a new favorite, but seriously, they are gorgeous & sparkly without being over the top. Swipe to see the details, Pocahontas’ arm band on one ear, necklace on the other, and the leaves blowing in the wind on the center turquoise bow… I love the attention to detail and multiple references as opposed to simple color blocking. 

GET THE LOOK

The Pocahontas Ears from All Ears Boutique Co. • “Can You Drink All the Colors of Wine” Pocahontas T-Shirt from The Midnight Comet 

Instagram post for Pocahontas Ears from All Ears Boutique Co.

Meeko DisneyBound / Workout Outfit

Whenever I am doing a DisneyBound of an animal or inanimate object (like Mrs. Potts) with a distant top, like the ears on an animal, I love wearing a boyband to simulate the ears, I wear these Bowbands a lot normally, bt they’re especially great for this purpose! I’ve recently joined with Chronicles of a Pixie to get y’all a 10% discount on her awesome products! The bows can slide form one side to the other, headbands area actually comfortable, and the bows can also slide off to wear just the cloth headband by itself, like I did for my Briar Rose DisneyBound. I also loved adding the sunnies with the Meeko Bound for the “mask” around a raccoon’s eyes.

MEEKO BOUND BREAKDOWN

Black Bowband from Chronicles of a Pixie (use code “KATY10” at checkout for 10% off) • Mickey Mouse Sunglasses from Shop Disney Parks (similar) • Meeko Plush from Shop Disney (you can also find him on Amazon) • Black Cardigan from StitchFix  (similar) • Black Sports Bra from Astoria Activewear (use code “VACAY15” to get 15% off) • High-waisted Gray Leggings from Fabletics (similar)

Flit Disneybound

FLIT BOUND BREAKDOWN

Hot Pink Earrings from boutique (similar) • “Front Row” hot pink Color Intense Lipstick from Beauty Counter (similar) • Green Shirt thrifted (similar look) • White Tank Top from Madewell  • Pink Clutch from Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar) • White Jeans from Ann Taylor  •  Kelly & Katie Markel Pump in Yellow  from DSW 

Day 13: Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998) – coming soon!

We can all agree that this is, hands down, the worst sequel that Disney has ever made. Not only does nobody care about the historical aspects of the movie, but it’s a huge bummer that Pocahontas and John Smith don’t end up together– AGAIN!

Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World Quarantivity – quaranTIKI

Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World – Outfit

Percy DisneyBound

PERCY BOUND BREAKDOWN

Pastel Statement Necklace from J. Crew (similar) • White Peplum Tank top thrifted (similar) • White Jeans from Ann Taylor • Madison 12-Hour Pump from Banana Republic (same style similar color)

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Sometimes I Quarantine: with Aladdin & Jasmine

Princess Jasmine was Disney’s sixth princess, debuting in 1992, following right on the tails of Belle and just before Pocahontas. The movie Aladdin also had two sequels: Return of Jafar (1994) and King of Thieves (1996). Since we watched in chronological order, Aladdin was our 6th movie day, Return of Thieves was Day 7, and King of Thieves was Day 9. These movies spawned video games, a VR ride at DisneyQuest, the Magic Carpet ride in Adventureland, an animated series, and a live-action remake where Jasmine is way more badass! More importantly, there are countless DisneyBounds that I got to create as part of this, and Kyle was really in to the food!

Rewatching the Aladdin movies was really fun because Kyle actually watched them with me!!

Sometimes I Quarantine: With Princesses! This series within a series really started as a way for me to keep my spirits lifted while completely socially distancing. Watching the movies gave us something to do during that afternoon slump, trying to think of an activity to match gave us another (we don’t always have a matching activity, but we’re trying!), taking the movie in to account while deciding what to eat that day helps us think of fun and new ideas for food options, and doing a daily DisneyBound encouraged me to wear more than just PJs while working from home! I highly encourage the last one, it’s been super fun- if you want to see any other DisneyBound outfits that I’ve done, you can find them here!

Aladdin Minnie Ears

There are tons of small shops who made beautiful Jasmine-themed east, but Sydney & Jasmine liked these ones best and they were from Shop Disney Parks!

GET THE IN-PARK LOOK!

Beauty and the Beast from Shop Disney Parks (find them on Amazon) • “A Bottle Opens a Whole New World” Jasmine T-Shirt from The Midnight Comet 

Instagram post for Shop Disney Aladdin Ears.

Day 6: Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin Outfits

“Street Rat” Aladdin DisneyBound

Kyle is getting better at taking pictures, I promise 😉

This is probably the outfit that I’ve gotten the most “nailed it!”s on and had the most questions where everything is from, thankfully this is a super easy outfit to recreate!

“STREET RAT” ALADDIN BOUND BREAKDOWN

Scrunchie – part of a Mickey Mouse set from Hot Topic • Sports Bra from Nike (similar) • All in Motion Joggers from Target • Time to Chill Tan and Rose Gold Slide Sandals from Lulus

DisneyBound- Jasmine

PRINCESS JASMINE BOUND BREAKDOWN

Headband from Lululemon (similar) • Hair Extensions from Luxy Hair (cut and colored at Shades of Jay Salon) • Necklace from J. Crew (similar) • Gold Bangle thrifted (similar) • Talula Blue Dress from a boutique (similar) • Thong Sandal from Cole Haan (similar)

Day 7: Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994)

Aladdin and the Return of Jafar Food & Bev

Lamb Tagine

We used this recipe from New York Times Cooking to make an amazing Lamb Tagine flavored with slivered almonds & dried apricots. *note generous use of the term “we” … it was all Kyle! I also highly recommend The Souk MB for Tagines and other ceramics, they are beautiful and her customer service is impeccable!!!

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail aka “The Genie”

Ours looks green because it’s made with fresh blended pineapple that wasn’t strained, if you use store-bought or white pineapple, it could be more blue!

Recipe copied from Tiki Cocktails by David Adams:

  • 30 ml (1 fl oz / 2 tbsp) white rum
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz / 2 tbsp) vodka
  • 15 ml (3 tsp) blue curaçao
  • 90 ml (3 fl oz / 6 tbsp) pineapple juice, fresh if possible (*if you don’t have access to fresh, juice works just fine, but if you can find some frozen pineapple to thaw & blend, that’s great!)
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz / 2 tbsp) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10-15 ml (2-3 tsp) simple syrup (*to taste)
  • pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, and cocktail umbrella, for garnish

Shake the ingredients (minus the garnish) with ice and strain into a glass with ice! Traditionally it’s served in a tall glass on ice with the garnish, but as you can see, we each used our own glasses. *We use this shaker set, but if you don’t have a shaker, a mason jar (or spaghetti sauce jar!) works just as well!

Aladdin and the Return of Jafar – Outfits

The Genie – Workout Outfit

It’s so much fun to come up with workout outfits that match the theme of the day! Since The Genie just came back from a vacation at the start of this movie, I thought the fanny pack made him look extra touristy! Plus it resembles his red belt

GET THE LOOK – FITNESS GENIE

Women’s Stretch Woven Jumpsuit by All in Motion from Target • Vera Bradley Fanny Pack from Vera Bradley Disney Springs (similar)

The Genie – DisneyBound

CASUAL GENIE BOUND BREAKDOWN

Loose-fitting long-sleeveShirt from Amazon • Red Belt from Amazon • 3″ Navy Chino Shorts from J. Crew • Gold Bangle thrifted (similar) • Navy Ballet Flats – Skechers from Amazon

Day 9: Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

IAGO BOUND BREAKDOWN

One of the great things about quarantine is that we can’t go to the nail salon (okay that part’s not great, but hear me out!) which means we have to paint our own nails, but I’m loving it because I’m changing my manicure every few days to match my bound! Did you see the Chip manicure I gave myself for Beaty & the Beast?

IAGO BOUND BREAKDOWN

Navy Earings – SugarFix by Bauble Bar from Target • Navy Nail Polish • Red Dress from StitchFix (similar) • Gold/Navy/White Stacked Bangles from an old subscription box (similar) • Kelly & Katie Markel Pump in Yellow from DSW 

Day 34: Aladdin (2019) – coming soon!

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