The thought of Disneyland makes my heart go pitter-pat. I love it. And I love any opportunity to go to it. As an annual passholder and Southern California resident, I get to do it a lot. This pleases me to no end. It doesn’t have to be about the rides. Just strolling around, people-watching, and doing dinner is often enough. And if I get to do it with friends, even better. Last Saturday was Dapper Day at Disneyland. While walking around Disney in vintage isn’t new to me, it is a treat for some of my non-vintage friends.
Actually you don’t need to wear vintage to go to Dapper Day. There are plenty of folks in regular old clothes. However, if you like dressing spiffy, this is the occasion for you. If looking presentable encourages everyone who went out in public in pants half way down their butts, with bra straps showing and shorts cut to there, then I see myself as doing a service. Vintage may be a passing fad for many who went. An opportunity to do what everyone else happened to be doing that day and a way to be noticed. However, I don’t mind. I was there to be with my friends and we had a grand time.
I decided to channel a 1950s Pendleton ad, in honor of Disneyland, built in 1955. My red plaid jacket, belted, with a grey skirt and lovely low-heeled red wedges were perfect for walking around. A different look for this ’30s gal.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get many pictures of the rest of my chums. We were quite the amoeba, merging, splitting up, and reforming as our varying interests took us in one direction or the next.