The Random Writings of Rachel: Minnie Mouse Dress

Minnie Mouse Dress




Dress: I was on a Christmas shopping errand with my mom and little sister when I found this dress, on sale for 39RM (about $9 USD). I fell in love with it, thinking it looked just like Minnie Mouse's dress. Mom said she would buy it for me for Christmas, but I refused the offer, I didn't want to wait till the end of December for this dress, I wanted to wear it now, so I bought it for myself, breaking the fundamental rule of "don't buy anything for yourself during the 3 months before Christmas." It was worth it.

Necklace: Vintage costume jewelry, given to me by my great-grandma when I was 9. It stayed in a box until I started college, but now I love bringing it out with the appropriate outfit.

Bracelet: I bought it in Malaysia, back when I was in high school. I think I bought this one in Kuala Lumpur, though my memories are a little fuzzy. That's unusual, because as you can tell, I generally remember the exact stories behind everything in my wardrobe.

Bow: So predictable, Rachel. It's the bow I sewed for myself and wear all the time. It's the turquoise bow in my blog design header. If I get another sewing machine sometime I'm probably going to make myself bows like this in a dozen different colors and wear them all the time.

Leggings: From American Eagle. These actually were a Christmas present, from Angel in 2012. I thought they were kind of too expensive for leggings, but they're still going strong after three years, so I can't complain. They're my favorite leggings.

Shoes: The ubiquitous pastel polka-dot Keds. I blogged about how I fell in love with them and purchased them in March 2013. They've been a good buy, that's for sure. I thought that we didn't know of any places that sold Keds here, but then we ran into one store at the mall that had them, in a bunch of gorgeous patterns. That would be a cool Christmas present.

P.S. I also had to do a Minnie Mouse pose in my Minnie Mouse dress:


P.P.S This was the day that Angel wore a shirt with us on it on our date around town, just in case you missed it on instagram.



Can you tell I have Christmas shopping on the brain? This will be our first Christmas in several years that is in semi-normal conditions, and I'm excited!

27 comments:

  1. :) this is the cutest dress! And the teal bow just makes it :)

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  2. Love the colors and the combination with the leggings. Lovely dress! and the price even better!

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  3. Cute ensemble! Very funky and fun! Did you used to live in Malaysia?

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  4. Lol glad I"m not the only one wtih Christmas shopping on my mind! :) Love the dress and just followed you on IG! :) Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

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  5. That bow with that dress = perfect! Angel's shirt is amazing.

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  6. That polka-dot dress is adorable!
    And yes, I have Christmas on the brain. I'll mostly be making gifts this year, but I know how you feel!

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  7. You look adorable in this dress! LOVE the bow : ) and your pose.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  8. This dress is absolutely adorable! You rock it. :)

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  9. It's ok to have Christmas shopping on the brain. I'm almost done with my holiday shopping!
    Also, how adorable do you look in that dress!? Love it!

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  10. That is adorable! I love it so much and it's perfect on you!

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  11. That dress is so cute! I splurged on AE tights almost three years ago and they are still going strong. At the time it killed me to spend that much money on a pair of tights but it was the only place I could find the colour I wanted, turns out they were worth the extra money because they have held up!

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  12. Such a cute dress! You look so cute. :) -Julie@MomFabulous.com

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  13. That dress is so cute! I like your touches of turquoise too!

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  14. I really want to know if anyone said anything about Angel's shirt while you were out and about?

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  15. Rachel, you are so beautiful! I love it :)

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  16. So cute, Rachel! That dress is such a great silhouette and it fits you so well.

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  17. This is too cute!!! You are adorable. I love that Angel wore that shirt around.

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  18. Such a cute dress! And yes, I DEFINITELY have Christmas shopping on the brain!

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  19. Love the dress! It's perfect for any season! And I am totally getting into the Christmas spirit (:

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  20. Too cute! And I need to go investigate that t-shirt wearing on Instagram, too funny. I have almost all of my holiday shopping done, I love the holiday season!

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  21. You're cute and Angel's shirt is hilarious!!!! :-)

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  22. Love the dress! Your bow is really cute, too. Yes, you should make lots of them next chance you get. They are perfect accessories for your style. Love it!

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  23. Ahhh, you find the cutest dresses ever! :]! I love how cute + bright the colors are!

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  24. I'm seriously obsessed with your outfit. I wouldn't have thought to pair red with bright blue, but it totally works!

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