Last week Erik and I celebrated what may be my new favorite holiday: Dapper Day. First of all, it combines two of my all-time favorite things - Disneyland and dressing up. Second of all, I support anything that brings back the word "dapper".
Twice a year (once in the Spring and once in the Fall) guys and gals get all dolled up and go to Disneyland. Thousands of dapper ladies and their fellas roam the park looking fabulous and since Disneyland is really just a giant work of art, dressing up sort of adds the finishing touch to Walt Disney's masterpiece.
The first time I heard about Dapper Day I got Adventure Butterflies. These Butterflies (similar to the falling in love variety) create a tingly, excited feeling deep down inside that you have just discovered something magical, something that you were always meant to have in your life. I believe I was meant to be dapper.
As much as I LOVE Disneyland, one of the pitfalls of going on a non-Dapper day is that there are 1.3 million strollers clogging every pathway and people in unflattering shorts and fanny packs around every turn. Nothing against fanny packs (okay, everything against fanny packs... stop wearing them right now please) or strollers, but they don't exactly make the best background scenery for photos. You're standing in front of the teacups smiling away and when you get home and flip through your pictures, you notice what looks like a group of escapee tourists from NASCAR or Gatorland right behind you. Nice.
But this doesn't happen on Dapper Day! It's glorious! People who aren't dressed up look at you like you're a celebrity and cast members wish you a Happy Dapper Day. You walk around with an extra spring in your high-heeled step and pat yourself on the back when you are able to find a ladylike way to climb onto a giant inflatable tire that floats around on an air cushion. It is so. much. fun.
For your viewing pleasure, here is a taste of my Dapper Day Vacation Album. Enjoy.
Check out www.dapperday.com for more fun pics or follow @dapperday on Instagram
"Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art."