One of the perks of living in Orlando is that in lieu of being able to take an actual vacation this spring (yay, deadlines), I can go on safari in my own back yard! The Animal Kingdom, in my humble opinion, is one of the most under-rated Disney parks. Sure, there aren’t as many rides as the other parks offer, but they make up for it with the many healthy and yummy food choices (sorry, Casey’s hot dog) and all the cute animals (I’m lookin at you, sheep with hidden mickey shaved onto your butt cheek).
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The Animal Kingdom is a great park to explore your casual style side without having to feel ‘princessey’. I love this new jumpsuit from Target because it keeps me cool and it’s super comfy – it’s basically like walking around in pajamas all day. It also fits into my 70-30 rule for buying new clothing: 70 percent of my purchases must be versatile enough to wear both to the office and on the weekend. Luckily I work in a creative field so our office style is pretty casual, but for work I would dress this up with a blazer and a pair of nude block heel sandals. Plus, it has pockets! Just add a straw hat and leather sandals and you’re safari-ready.
I always need a little pattern in my outfit so I tied this cute polka dot scarf (old, also from Target) onto the straw bag for a little extra detail.
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Bag: another last season Target purchase, but similar here
Sandals: Steve Madden
Straw hat: old from Target, but similar here
Bracelet: Alex & Ani for Disney Parks
My Tahari sunglasses are a TJ Maxx bargain find, but there is a very similar pair here.
Spending all day in the jungle can make you thirsty, which is why I always pack a Corkcicle with me. I rarely leave home without one as I am pretty sure I am a camel with the amount of water I drink, and it keeps my water cold for up to 24 hours.
*Pro tip: pack a Corkcicle full of ice cold water to leave in the car. When you return to your vehicle at the end of the day, you’ll have ice cold water waiting for you. I’ve left one in my cupholder on the hottest 90 degree days and it’s still cold after hours in the parks. The list of things I’d have if I were stranded on an island: yeah, Corkcicle is on it.
Thanks for coming on safari with me! See you ’round the kingdom!
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