Small Girl, Big Ideas

The Beauty and The Beast

Visiting the New Fantasyland was quite a neat experience, though strange, because there is a giant construction site in the middle of all this new, beautiful decor. I was most excited about the new Beauty and the Beast area, because if I have to give a favorite princess, it's definitely Belle. For the record, I was obsessed with 101 Dalmations as a kid, and my all time favorite is Lilo & Stitch. I planned this outfit to be a take on Belle's yellow ball gown with gold accents, which was perfect since we ended the evening with dinner at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant.

Tattoo and Cinderella's CastleDisney Time!Scuttle's ScavengingBelle Inspired Outfit at Gaston'sBelle Inspired Outfit at Gaston'sLe Fou's BrewPatienceFree Kittens!Little Bow DetailsNew Fantasyland Belle's CastleOpen Back DressAnimals!!New Fantasyland Entry Point!Broken Carriage WheelTea CupsTea Cup Necklace

Dinner was amazing! The dining room was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the desserts extravagant and yummy, just as it should be.

Be Our GuestBe Our Guest DessertsBe Our Guest MenuEntering aBe Our Guest outfit inspiration
sweater :: target (similar) remixed
amber champion dress :: modcloth remixed
tights :: francesca's collections remixed
brogues :: born remixed
mrs earrings :: kate spade remixed
bracelet & ring :: kate spade 
necklace :: c/o sugar cookie remixed
sunnies :: ray ban remixed
bag :: sass & peril remixed


  1. I am so jealous of your trip, and your photos are all so beautiful! I love the mustard/golden dress you are wearing, and it is totally perfect. You do remind me of Belle! :D

  2. Beauty and the Beast was my favorite as a kid. I had a Belle costume that I would dress up in while I walked around the house carrying a basket of books and singing! haha. I love that you used her as inspiration. Of all the Disney princesses, I feel like she's the one I can identify with most...a sense of adventure, a love of books, and she lives in the countryside!

  3. I get giddy every time I see one of your Disney posts! I love love love that dress, and the way it highlights your amazingly sweet tattoo. I'm really tempted to buy that necklace now as well (did you have Chip in mind?). Was there a show at the Be Our Guest restaurant? (If not, what a missed opportunity!)Lovely photos as well <3

    1. Yes - I did have Chip & Mrs. Potts in mind with the tea cup necklace - it was the PERFECT necklace for this. And they just have the Beast walk through every like 20 minutes to music and announce you can take photos with him - here's a photo of me and my sis with the beast :

  4. There is absolutely NOTHING I don't love more than this blog right now. Your outfit and nails were fantastic... and that necklace!! I'm thrilled you got to visit New Fantasyland even if it is still a work progress-- thanks for sharing the pics.

    As a kid, my favorite 2D film was Sleeping Beauty, and I wanted Princess Aurora's hair and singing voice.

  5. I absolutely love this dress, such a perfect piece to wear to go to dinner at that resteraunt! Very modern day Belle, and that necklace is so adorable!
    This looks like a lot of fun, I want to go now!!

  6. Such envyyyyyyy!!!!

    My favorite princess is Beauty and my favorite story is absolutely with no doubt "Beauty and the Beast".And that place it's like the movie *.* I really need to go to that Disneyland. I went to the one in Paris and it is nothing like that :D

    I love your tatoo! It's so cute and original :)


  7. This outfit is absolutely lovely! And that dress I am in love with, that back is beyond wonderful. And I must say I am so jealous of your Disneyworld adventures, I've been wanting to down there for such a long time, maybe next year.

  8. Looks like you're having so much fun! I LOVE disney world


  9. Pretty back tattoo! You should show it off more often <3

    The Occasional Indulgence

  10. Sounds like fun- Belle's my favorite princess too!

  11. looks like a blast! and I love your necklace, too cute :)

  12. Ahh, pretty dress! I loved that you thought about wearing yellow. And I love the view of the castle in the background so much!

  13. fun! i love disneyworld and haven't been to the new fantasyland yet - lucky! i love belle too - looks like you had a great time!

  14. What gorgeous photos :) I love your concept of wearing a yellow/gold dress teamed with that cute little tea-cup necklace.

  15. The dress is very pretty. I love all your jewelry as well. I can't wait to see that new area when we visit Disney again.

  16. Ahhh, what a perfect trip! I'm so so excited to go visit the new Fantasyland--hopefully before the end of the year! I love Disney so much. It's nice to live vicariously through your post! <3

    xo Michelle

  17. such pretty pictures of the location! :) loving your yellow dress, especially the back!
    kw Ladies in Navy

  18. I love the color of the dress as well as the back!! Absolutely precious!

  19. Oh my goodness I love this, you make a perfect belle! Love the little chip necklace its the perfect accessory too! Those desserts in that case are really calling my name they are so pretty! Loving the disney posts, hope you had a good weekend!
    xo Hannah

  20. Belle's my favorite princess, too! (followed closely by Rapunzel from Tangled) The dress is really cute and the necklace is a really nice touch for the Belle theme. The pictures turned out really nice. I hope you had a nice time!

  21. That dress is perfect! And I love your tattoo. <3

    When I was little my favorite Disney movie was Robin Hood, and Cinderella was my favorite princess, but now that I'm older Tangled is my favorite movie and princess!

    Your trip looks so fun!! I've never really wanted to go to Disney world before, but you're making me want to! Hope you're having tons of fun!

  22. OMG that's amazing! I would love to go there one day! Belle is my favorite Disney Princess too! Love your dress and necklace!

    Sincerely, Sara

  23. This color is so cute on you and I love all your detail shots.

  24. Your trip looks like too much fun, I'm jealous. This dress is SO perfect, I'm in love with this color.

  25. Aww you look just like a modern Belle! Looks like fun. Your photos are so pretty. And I'm in love with your tote bag!!


  26. That necklace is PERFECT for this exhibit! I love your dress too. I've never been to Disney World, but you certainly making me want to go!

  27. love this look especially the dress you look lovely in mustard I love mustard but find it difficult to wear with my skin tone
    xo Ilana

  28. That is awesome that they have a Beauty and the Beast section too! They never had one before? That is so strange! Your dress is fantastic.
    My favorite disney princess is Rapunzel, but that is also because it has been my favorite faerytale since I was a child (in case you couldn't tell by me having long hair). The movie is amazing though too. Wish it came out when I was little.
    Beauty & the Beast and Aladdin were my favorites as a child though.

  29. oh wow this sounds so cool! I wanna sseeeeee!

  30. Oh goodness, look at all your lovely piiiiicctuuuresss! You are really the photo-taking blogging queen, you know that? Hehehe, it is true. :D

    I adore your yellow dress! The texture of it is so neat. And that teacup necklace is charming!

  31. New Fantasyland looks gorgeous and I love the fact that your dress choice was inspired by Belle's ball gown :) And the teacup necklace is a nice little nod to Chip! I found a pair of gold fork earrings so I'm trying to put together an Ariel outfit to go with them! Have you heard of this Tumblr page called DisneyBound? This girl makes a bunch of outfits on Polyvore that are inspired by Disney characters, it's really cute!


  32. That necklace with the teacup makes me squee. A yellow dress at the restaurant was sweet but the necklace is just 'd'awwww' and perfection! I like that Belle is into books and is a little bit of a nerd, way cooler than Sleeping Beauty.

  33. As for combining our wardrobes, I couldn't agree more! You pretty much own everything I could ever want and we probably have the same items on our wishlists. This dress is perfect. I love the cut and the back detail is my favorite. I love how it shows off your tattoo!

    When I was little Jasmine was my favorite. Being Argentinian, I thought Jasmine looked like my mom and I loved her! Little did I know she wasn't a Latina princess haha!



    Southern (California) Belle

  34. Disneyland is one of my favorite places. I have so many memories there (Anaheim CA Disney) throughout all stages of my life. If you ever visit CA we should meet there! -Jess L

  35. omgd' katherine! this is such a magical place for sure. i love that HUGE chair, desserts and menu. your dress was too cute doll. thanks for bringing this to us.

  36. i LOVE that first photo of you, and the one with the pink teapot! Disney sure makes for some great pictures. Looks like you had a really fun trip!

  37. I love all these photos! I so want to go to Disney soon!

  38. These pictures are SO adorable. My brother and sister-in-law are super Disney obsessed too, they were just there about a week ago too. They loved the new Be Our Guest restaurant. I can't wait to go back!


  39. Love that dress on you, such a cute back cutout & such a pretty color on you! looks like an awesome time at disney!!


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