A few weeks ago, Vanessa contacted me about doing a themed outfit post. Specifically, the theme was to be ‘My Favorite Fairy Tale.’ I thought this was a fun idea (and good timing since I’m planning on reading Grimms’ Fairy Tales this month), so I signed up.
It was a no brainer to me which fairytale I was going to pick. Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite. It’s not true love until he gives you a library, ladies! 😉 But seriously, I’ve always loved the story. Having a leading lady who is smart and loves books was balm to my little bookworm soul growing up. So Belle was the clear choice for the fairytale fashionista I’d emulate.
Not having many grand balls to attend or capes to dash about in, I chose to go the route of modern casual. And since she had several pretty outfits in the Disney movie, I did a work-up for each.
Here’s what I came up with:
This was fun, but it was also harder than I thought given Belle’s penchant for monochromatic looks. Specifically I didn’t have a whole lot of blue or green in shades similar to her outfits. But I think I did pretty good! Naturally in the time since I did this photo shoot I thought of some other options that might have worked better, but oh well. Such is life.
Don’t forget to go check out the other ladies who participated!
Vanessa from Nessbow
Nina from Le Fancy Geek
Natalie from XL as Life
Violet from Violet LeBeaux
Jenny from Magic Cat Jenny
Angie from Lariats & Lavender
What do you think? Which of Belle’s dresses is your favorite? What’s your favorite fairy tale?