Insta Recap: Disney Edition

Good Sunday morning! I didn’t get a chance to do an Insta Recap last week because I was in Disney World and the swimming pool was beckoning. I’m sure you understand! This morning, as I gaze out my window at this cold, grey morning, I can hardly believe I was sitting by the pool in a bathing suit just a week ago.

This was the view from my room. I KNOW. I was traveling with extended family, so we needed a big space. We had a 3-bedroom villa that’s part of the Disney Vacation Club, and it was spectacular.

Grand Floridian

I’m going to skip over my outfit pictures from Disney because I posted them all in my What I Wore to Disney World post. Feel free to check it out if you missed it.

After we got into our suite and got settled, we hopped on the monorail for a quick jaunt over to the Magic Kingdom, where I got this phenomenal shot of the castle. It never gets old.

castle at nite

We had tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which we’ve done once before. I love all the pomp and circumstance, the parades, the fireworks, the decorations. Unfortunately so do a lot of other people, and it was quite crowded. Also, I wouldn’t recommend doing a big event like this the night you arrive. We were pretty tired from traveling all day, and the kids didn’t last through the fireworks, which was a bummer because that’s my favorite part. Still, we enjoyed the parade, and we were able to see the fireworks from our deck when we got back to our room.

The next day, we went back to the Magic Kingdom. I wasted no time hunting down the new Starbucks on Main Street, where I took this picture. Starbucks is a welcome addition to Disney World, if you ask me!!!

starbucks at disney
That night on our way out of the park, I took this picture of my girls with the Christmas tree in the background. I love that tree. Disney at Christmastime really is special. But also mobbed. If we ever go back, I think we’ll pick a less popular time of year.

girls at MK

The next day, I got a brief respite by the pool. Of course I wasted no time ordering my favorite warm weather cocktail. It wasn’t as good as the mojitos that I make, but it did in a pinch.

mojito
We spent our last day at Epcot, and I got this amazing shot while we were leaving the park.

epcot
We took this photo the morning we returned home. We were waiting for the Magic Express to arrive to take us to the airport, so the girls climbed up in this carriage for one last picture. Yes, they wore those mouse ears the entire trip!

carriage

Then it was back to life, back to reality. I posted this outfit that was featured on the blog that day.

turtleneck - 1

Outfit Details: turtleneck sweater $54 | similar black jeans $178 (cheaper option $89) | ankle boots  on sale for $99 | Moto Hobo $325 (bought on sale) | silver link bracelet $450 | nail polish: CND Indigo Frock

This is an Instagram giveaway I’m participating in right now with Totspot. There’s still time to enter, if you have an Instagram account!! Totspot is a resale shopping app for kids’ clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories, and they have just launched their Women’s Shop. Be sure to check it out.

totspot

My first day back at home was a grace day. That means I gave myself permission to stay in my jammies till noon, and I didn’t put on makeup or fix my hair or anything. Some days, it just feels good to be a bum!

I spent the day catching up on emails and planning some outfits for the winter outfit series that is in full swing. This is one that I cannot WAIT to wear. I finally took the plunge and got over-the-knee boots (known from here on out as OTK boots.) I love them. I wasn’t sure that I could pull them off, but I’m definitely a fan now.

OTK boots - 1

Outfit Details: chunky cable turtleneck on sale for $68.60 | similar black jeans $178 (cheaper option $89) | OTK boots on sale for $199 | Silpada chevron plunge necklace $59 | Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody (ebay)

I posted this picture earlier this week as a preview to Winter Outfit #9, which was posted yesterday.

pink sweater

Outfit Details: relaxed wool turtleneck $55.99 with code SHOPNOW | quilted down vest $80 with code SHOPNOW | similar skinny jeans on sale for $113 (budget option $64) | riding boots c/o Naturalizer (similar on sale for $149.90; these are also available in wide calf) | similar crossbody $125 | my Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet $59, similar hoop earrings $39 | Silpada chevron plunge necklace $59

This was a shot of my new bracelets, sent to me from Alex and Ani.

bling

Yesterday morning, my husband and I went out to take some outfit pictures. I shot this top-down selfie before we left. I’m loving my new OTK boots. This is already the third outfit I’ve styled with them this week.

leopard scarf

Outfit Details: animal print infinity scarf (similar $68 or budget option $18) | chambray tunic $59.50 (bought on sale) | ponte leggings $60 (bought on sale) | OTK boots on sale for $199 | my Stella & Dot Maylee Ring $29, Renegade Cluster Bracelet $59, Artisan Stretch Bracelets $49, Ally Double Wrap Bracelet $39

Finally, I posted this today. It came in my She Reads Truth devotion. This is an easy verse to quote in the good times, but it is just as true in the bad times. Whichever season you’re experiencing at the moment, good or bad, I hope it encourages you today.

Psalm 118:1

And that’s a wrap!

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I hope you and yours have a blessed Sunday!