what to wear to disneyland

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you guys! we went to disneyland last friday and it was everything i hoped for and more. it had probably been a good seven (eight? ten?) years since i had been to the magic kingdom but once we stepped onto main street, it was as if every childhood memory came flooding back. plus the park was already dressed in its holiday best, so that made our visit all the more special.



madewell sweater || madewell denim (similar)

madewell scarf (similar)

hobes sneakers || natalie borton earrings (c/o)

target faux leather jacket (similar)



since the holidays are a very popular time to visit disneyland, i thought i’d share three tips that worked for me when dressing for last week’s visit:


tip #1: wear comfortable shoes. as i mentioned last week, sneakers are a relatively new addition to my shoe repertoire, but my hobes leather sneakers were the perfect shoe to keep my feet comfortable after hours of walking the park. this time of year, something close-toed with a low-to-no heel is best. a comfy pair of socks or peds (no-show socks) is also a good idea, especially if your pair of shoes isn’t fully broken in. which is why it’s also not a bad idea to stash a couple of band-aids in your purse or pocket should a pesky blister pop-up.

tip #2: dress in layers. glory hallelujah, we’re finally experiencing fall temperatures in southern california. while i always double, triple check the weather of the location to which we’re traveling, a forecasted cool day can all of a sudden turn warm, and vice versa so layering proved to be the best strategy. i wore a tank beneath my sweater in case i ended up removing it, but it also provided an extra layer of warmth in the breezy conditions. on top of that, i layered a light-weight scarf and finished with my faux leather jacket since i knew it would especially turn cool once the sun went down (which was quite early due to daylight saving time). considering how chilly it got, i was so happy i did!

tip #3: bring a backpack for snacks, a camera, and souvenirs. given my laundry list of dietary restrictions, i knew finding things to eat at the park would pose a challenge. i did a bit of research ahead of time (this list was very helpful!), but figured i should stash some snacks just in case. i took a couple of raw almond packs and a perfect bar to nibble on in a pinch. the backpack was also the perfect place to keep our jackets, wallets, and phones so we had our pockets and arms free.



all in all, this outfit was perfect for our time spent at the park. we couldn’t have lucked out more with a gorgeous fall day and according to S’s exercise app on his phone, we ended up logging over 22,000 steps (that’s almost 11 miles)! thank goodness for comfortable shoes, right?!


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madewell sweater || madewell denim (similar)

madewell scarf (similar)

hobes sneakers || natalie borton earrings (c/o)

target faux leather jacket (similar)

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  • Aunt Teresa
    November 6, 2017

    Absolutely gorgeous. Great job layering so you look comfy and casual, and not bundled up and restricted. 11 miles, huh?… sounds like you packed a lot into your visit !

    • srivera
      November 6, 2017

      I was extremely comfortable the whole time! It turned out to be the perfect outfit. And YES, we were quite surprised by how much ground we covered, but when we stopped to think about all of the rides we went on, it seemed about right! Thank goodness for an extra hour of sleep this weekend. xoxo

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