This post was super fun to whip up. I was recently asked to enter a fashion wardrobe challenge by travel expert Kendra Thornton. Travel expert you say? Yes – Kendra has been traveling her whole life, and prior to starting her own PR business (Thornton PR), she was the Director of Corporate Communications at Orbitz.com. Currently she makes television appearances in NY, LA, and of course her hometown Chicago talking about great travel deals and tips.
But back to the challenge. First of all, what stylist/fashionista doesn’t like a fashion wardrobe challenge? Exactly – we all love one. I knew I had to participate. Here are the details of Kendra’s Disney trip:
My Vacation Wardrobe Challenge: Fashion Meets Function
In a few weeks, I will be going on a family trip to Orlando! Home of the world-famous Disneyworld. I will be spending my nights in Downtown Disney, a trendy little escape full of unique restaurants and quirky shops. I have decided to set up Kendra’s Fashion Challenge so that I can find the perfect outfit to wear on a night out. As a mother, I find function to be important. On the other hand, I want to look fashionable as well. I would love some help putting together the perfect outfit for a night in Downtown Disney!
The night out will include a trip to Rainforest Café. This is a fabulous little restaurant that allows you to dine in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Surrounding us will be giant butterflies, elephants, lizards and gorillas. In the middle of your meal, you just might catch a sudden rainstorm, complete with thunder and lightning. From what I have been told, this is realistic as you can get when you are looking for a rainforest-themed dinner. Rainforest Café serves American cuisine and even a few fusion-style dishes. I cannot wait to make memories with my family that will last a lifetime.
Orlando is an amazing travel destination, especially if you have a family with younger children. There is so much to do and see here – but you have to dress the part. Going out for a nice dinner and spending the day walking through an amusement park require very different outfits. Perhaps a conservative skirt or a nice pair of slacks is suitable for dinner. Comfort is the key, but you also want to look fantastic. Choosing the perfect outfit will make my evening in Downtown Disney much more fun!
Though this challenge is only about Kendra’s nightime attire, I know that a lot of people wonder what they should wear all day at Disneyworld as well. So – this is my Polyvore board for Kendra’s daytime look. I know she’ll be on and off rides, in and out of theaters, so taking that into account, voila! A hat and shades to protect from the sun, a big bag to hold all of her goodies (and kid stuff), a denim jacket just in case it’s chilly in the morning or even in those theaters, and of course some comfy yet chic sandals for walking around the park all day.
For night, Kendra will be out and about at Downtown Disney. Having been there myself, it’s definitely a casual spot, but I believe that one should get a little dressed up at night. Especially on vacation. She won’t want to get too dressy since she’ll be dining with kids at the Rainforest Cafe, but she’ll want to have a nighttime edge for sure. Key pieces here are this amazing dress by Young Fabulous and Broke (I want this for me!), these wedge peep toe booties by Ash, and you can’t bypass the fun gold statement necklace (which, by the way is only $30!). Don’t forget the red lipstick to really complete the look. Personally, this Jungle Red by Nars is amazing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Polyvore boards and gotten some inspiration for yourself – and I hope Kendra loves these looks for her trip! If you’re interested in booking a trip like Kendra’s to this amazing travel destination
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Signing off in Style,