My mother, the blogger behind Sheela Writes, is part of the monthly collaboration called the Fab 40s. It celebrates women in their forties who don’t let age hinder their awesomeness and sense of style.
This month the theme is Fairytale Princess.
It seemed appropriate, with Beauty & the Beast being recently released. Something which I’ve waited to happen since the day I was born. This moth bloggers would put together an outfit inspired by their personal favorite Disney princess (if their muse is outside the realm of Disney, that’s totally ok too).
You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you about this. Well, it’s because I was the one to come up with the idea of channeling a Disney princess and decided to do it too!
So my mother and I both got some Belle-esque dresses in honor of that theme. Because well, you know, I love Belle (as you can see in my previous posts: Belle and My Disney Moment and Another Princess Disney Moment).
Instead of going with a yellow gown (I think I look terrible in that color), I chose this really gorgeous blue dress as an interpretation of the very first outfit Belle wore when she still lived in that “provincial town.”
Belle is an independent and fiery bookworm whose beauty goes beyond her physical appearance. I had always loved her and the movie, but my appreciation for the film deepened as I got older. When I started watching movies set in a high school or centered around a teenager, I became exposed to the idea of outcasts and cliques and the pressure of fitting in. So watching a film with a heroine whose unafraid to be herself, despite others being transparently unkind, struck a chord with me as entered adolescence.
Here are everyone else’s Disney princess inspired outfits:
A huge shout-out to everyone who was a part of this collaboration!
Everyone’s interpretation of their princess was awesome!