Princesses Never Go Out of Style


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!


Dress is a Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway.


Ring from an indie boutique.


Necklace was a gift from Momma Bear via Poshmark.




Fun Fact: Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors.


Shoes from JustFab.

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:


Jennie as Ariel from The Little Mermaid.


Sheela as Belle from Beauty & the Beast.


Veronica as the titular movie character Pocahontas.


Ann as Princess Stephanie of Monaco.


Diane as Joanne “Jo” Polniaczek from The Facts of Life.


Sam as Elsa from Frozen.


Mary as the titular movie character Pocahontas.


Shelbee as Merida from Brave.


I channeled my inner Belle.

A huge shout-out to everyone who was a part of this collaboration!

Everyone’s interpretation of their princess was awesome!

4 thoughts on “Princesses Never Go Out of Style

  1. Pingback: The Fab 40s Are Princesses | Sheela Writes

  2. Baby girl, you are the light of my life and although you never believe me, you are very often my heroine. My role model. You have so many personality traits that I aspire to some day acquire. I love you xoxo

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