Disney College Program Tag

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's official. I graduated college! I still can't believe this chapter of my life has come to an end, but I'm  super excited for my next adventure.....Disney World!

In just under three months, I'll be moving to The Happiest Place on Earth to participate in the Disney College Program. I posted my DCP bucket list a while ago, and now that it's summer break, I'll be posting a lot more posts--both Disney and fashion / beauty related. 

Below is the DCP tag. This is a thread of questions many bloggers and vloggers answer to let more people know about the program and get to know other Cast Members. 

1. How did you hear about the program?
I saw a lot of friends from high school post about doing the program, so I looked up more information about it and it sounded like a really neat experience. Since I did a visiting student program at FIT, I couldn't do the DCP while I was actually in college. Since it Fall 2017 was my last chance to do the program, I figured I'd apply. I mean, why not?

2. How was the interview process?
The interview process was extremely quick! It was so  much faster than I was expecting. Here's a quick breakdown:

I filled out the initial application on Valentine's Day, and then about five minutes later, I received an email to take a web based interview. I took the WBI February 15. This interview asks generic questions and statements like, "I am always on time" and "All people are dishonest." For each statement you choose either, strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree. After answering a series of these statements, you find out right away if you move on in the interview process.

If you are able to move on, then you will be told you can schedule a phone interview. My phone interview was on February 23. Some of the questions I was asked were about my past work experience, why I wanted to work for the Walt Disney Company, and why I felt the roles I selected were a good fit for me. If you want a more in-depth blog post about my DCP interview, I can definitely do one!

I felt pretty good about my phone interview, so all that was left was the anxious waiting, waiting, oh and more waiting. 

I'll admit, I checked my dashboard at least twice everyday between my PI and the day I was accepted. On May 1, I found out I was accepted. I was expecting to have to wait months, but it just took 6 days! 

Overall, I was extremely happy with how quick and efficient the entire process was.

3. Where were you when you found out you were accepted?
I was actually at my internship. I checked my email, and when that "Congratulations!" email popped up from Disney Recruiting I couldn't believe it! 

4. What is your role? Preferred roles?
My role is Merchandise! When I applied I only put interest in three roles: Bibiddi Bobbidi Boutique, Merchandise, and Costuming. I'm really happy I was placed in Merchandise. I worked in retail all throughout high school and college, so I'm comfortable with that aspect. I can't wait to begin this role in my favorite place! 

5. How did you find your roommates? How many do you want?
I found my roommates on the DCP Facebook group. I found some girls to room with who all seem really awesome! Originally I wanted 3 other roommates, but I'm actually living with 5 other girls. I figured it would be a great way to meet more people. 

6. What are you going to miss while in the program?
My friends and family, but thank goodness for FaceTime. My family and a few of my friends are planning on visiting, which will be SO great!

7. What is your favorite Disney park?
Magic Kingdom hands down. I LOVE classic Disney and the Princesses. Plus, who doesn't love that view of Cinderella's Castle when you're walking down Mainstreet USA. 

8. First thing you want to do when you get there?
Meet my roommates! 

9. What is #1 on your bucket list?
There's so many things to choose from, but I'd probably say go to all four parks in one day. 

10. One thing you hope to take away from the program?
This is a hard one. But I'm going to say that I hope to make incredible friends and honestly, just learn more and grow through my job. Okay I cheated, that's two things. 

As August 14 gets closer and closer, I can't wait to have more DCP posts. What would you want to hear about? Let me know in the comments below. 

Makeup Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Glow Balm

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Baby Lips? What? You heard, well, read that right. When I was 16 I was obsessed with Maybelline's newest tinted lip balms. A lip product that smelled great, moisturized my lips, and added a slight tint, what more could I want? Sadly, new products came around and my mini stash of Baby Lips were left untouched. 

Recently, Maybelline has been revamping this cult favorite. Their latest endeavor includes Baby Lips Glow Balm. When I read about this product online, I went to Target that day and bought it. Since then, I've been hooked.

Baby Lips Glow Balm comes in one shade: My Pink. The best part is that the shade looks great on every single skin tone. The lip balm includes hydrating PH pigments that adapt to your personal lip chemistry. The result? Your own personalized pink glow.

I love this product. It's seriously that great. The glow balm adds the perfect hint of pink, while keeping my lips moisturized and soft. Don't be surprised if you see this product popping up in future blog posts this summer. Baby Lips Glow Balm is extremely affordable too. I purchased it for $3.50 at my local Target. I've only been using it for three days, but I'd definitely repurchase it!

Take a look below at the before and after. The lip balm really does make a difference! The first picture is before, with my lips bare. The second picture is after, with the glow balm applied.

Will you be purchasing Maybelline's Baby Lips Glow Balm? Let me know on Twitter @CaitlinRedd13

Disney College Program Bucket List

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I found out a little less than a month ago that I was accepted into the Disney College Program for the fall 2017 season! On August 14, I'll be moving to my favorite place: Walt Disney World! This is so exciting for me, and I can't believe it's actually happening. As I'm sure you can tell from my previous blog posts, I definitely have a love for Disney. I gain so much style and beauty inspiration from the characters and movies, it just felt like the right choice to participate in the program.

While I'm in Disney, I'll be working as a merchandise cast member. I'll be assigned to a store at one of the four parks, or Disney Springs to work at. I've never been so excited to start a job, and I can't wait to begin making Magical Moments for guests!

While I'm not working, I definitely want to explore the parks, and Orlando as much as I can. I've seen this tag done quite a bit on YouTube, so to get to the point, I'm going to be sharing my DCP bucket list of all the activities I hope to do while I'm in Florida!

1. Visit all four parks in one day
2. Work in all four parks
3. Walk down Main Street after Magic Kingdom is closed
4. Create a Magical Moment for a guest
5. Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
6. Spend my birthday in the Magic Kingdom
7. Meet every Disney Princess
8. Ride Every ride at Disney
9. Go to each of the fireworks shows at all four parks
10. Attend Dapper Day
11. Go to the parks Disney Bounding
12. Go to a beach
13. Drink around the world in EPCOT
14. Get a picture outside of the Tangled Restrooms (I know, sounds strange but they look SO cool)
15. Attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
16. Meet Mickey and Minnie
17. Run a Disney Race
18. Spend the day at a beach
19. Have a photoshoot at the Magic Kingdom
20. Start pin trading
21. Go to Blizzard Beach
22. Go to Typhoon Lagoon
23. Have dinner at Be Our Guest
24. Stay overnight at Disney's Grand Floridian
25. Spend one day at each park
26. Go to character dining
27. Eat at 50's Prime Time Cafe
28. Go to Cast Connections
29. Get my picture in front of every main point of each park (Cinderella's Castle, Tree of Life, Spaceship Earth, The Sorcerer's Hat)
30. Ride the monorail
31. Go to Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire
32. Meet Olaf
33. Go to Universal Studios
34. Take pictures for a blog post in the parks
35. Go to The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane
36. Eat a Mickey waffle (this will probably happen a few time)
37. Take Polaroid pictures around the parks
38. Eat a Mickey ice-cream bar
39. Try Dole Whip
40. Go the taping of the Christmas parade

 There are a ton of things I want to do while I'm in Orlando. I'll definitely keep my blog updated on my adventures around Disney and Florida. I can't wait to incorporate more Disney themed posts; some style and beauty, others not. I think it's going to be such an amazing experience meeting so many new people, and making friendships I'll never forget. I cannot wait for this journey to begin. As Walt Disney said, "All our dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them."

New Dresses Are Made For Exploring the City

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A couple weeks ago, back when it was 70 degrees and not an ice box outside, I explored the Brooklyn Bridge Park! Hey, what better way to do that than in a new dress? I've been wanting to share this look for a while, and finally found time to share.

I recently bought this dress from Macy's. It's a simple, light pink lace dress, but I love it! I actually don't have a dress this color. I know, surprising, right? It fits extremely well, and I can't wait to style it for spring and summer.

If it wasn't obvious already, my style is very romantic, with a few classic pieces thrown in. I think this dress would look great with a pearl necklace and sandals for the summertime. This will definitely be a dress that pops up a lot on my blog these next few months. 

My goal for this look was to make my dress the  main focal point. I kept the rest of my outfit simple with black tights and ballet flats. For my purse, I stuck with my favorite one, the light pink Cedar Street Maise handbag from Kate Spade. This purse is honestly the perfect size. I can easily fit all of my necessities, which is definitely a must when exploring the city. For jewelry, you can tell I kept it minimal. I wore my light pink rose bud stud earrings, which complimented the entire outfit nicely. 

Below are a few more pictures I took while I was exploring the area. Oh, and that ice cream cone at the bottom, definitely worth the half hour wait. 

You Better Break Out Your Boots

Sunday, January 29, 2017

As we approach that annual winter slump ( you know, that annoying time when the holidays are over, but the weather is still bitter cold) it can be tricky to find the motivation to put on a cute outfit and conquer our day. I totally get that, trust me. My favorite way to feel great during these colder months is to have fun with my fashion--especially boots!

Boots are my favorite type of shoe to wear in the winter. You'll pretty much find me in the stylish shoe from October until March. The lovely people from King Ranch Saddle Shop are sharing style tips, so I wanted to show you how I like to style my favorite types boots .

I'll be showing you how I like to style the riding boot, ankle bootie, oh and I can't leave out the classic cowboy boot.

The Ravishing Riding Boot

You can never ever go wrong with a riding boot. This staple is always a safe go-to boot when you're not sure what to wear. I have a pair of black leather Ralph Lauren riding boots that I wear ALL the time. I wear them so much that the heel is slanted, so it's no joke.

When I'm in a rush, my go-to outfit is leggings, a tunic, and scarf. I know, it sounds simple, but it's comfy, gets the job done, and it a comfy option that looks like you put more effort into your look than you really did. When wearing an outfit like this, I love adding boot socks. This is a great way to add an extra touch to any outfit, plus it adds warmth too! I'd say that's a double bonus.

The Amazing Ankle Bootie

Do you know why these little booties are so amazing? You can wear them with anything. Literally. From leggings and jeans, to skirts and dresses nothing is off limits, how wonderful is that? My go-to ankle bootie is a black suede pair with a two inch heel. Pairing these boots with a floral dress, peacoat and tights is my absolute favorite way to style them. There's something about walking in heels down the streets of New York that makes you feel like a #girlboss.

The Classic Cowboy Boot

I'm a big fan of country music, so cowboy boots are great way to let your inner cowgirl show through. Hey, who says you have to live in the South to rock these boots? I say, if you like them, wear them! You can find great quality cowboy boots at King Ranch Saddle Shop! Be sure to check out their various cowgirl boot styles to compliment any outfit. You should definitely check out their site!

For the blustery winter months, I would style this boot with a pair of skinny jeans and flannel skirt. I know, pretty predictable, but you can never go wrong with this combo. I absolutely love wearing flannel shirts in the winter time. They're so cozy and warm.

Venturing out into the cold may seem scary, but with cute shoes and a fabulous outfit to match, there's no reason why you shouldn't conquer the cold.

A Minnie Mouse is making a Huge Splash in the Fashion Industry

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

What would you do if I told you my style was influenced by a mouse? I'm sure you are all familiar with the Walt Disney icon, Minnie Mouse. Known for her ultra girly polka dots and dazzling bows, Minnie has been impacting fashion like no other.

Over the past year, designers such as, Kate Spade, Lauren Conrad, and Cath Kidston have released Minnie Mouse inspired collections. Hey, I don't blame them. Being the huge Disney fan I am, I'm always drawing inspiration from various characters and Minnie happens to be my favorite! Who knew one little mouse could make such a big footprint in the fashion industry?

The newest Minnie Mouse collaboration is with Olympia Le-Tan. The line will be sold exclusively at Uniqlo stores. The collab was announced at Minnie's annual Rock the Dots event. Rock the Dots is an event, which was started by Disney in 2016. In fact, Le-Tan designed Minnie's blue polka dot dress pictured below. The magical event celebrated a collection of art and fashion inspired by our favorite mouse.

This past Sunday (on National Polka Dot Day to be exact) Rock the Dots took place at Disney Springs in Florida. The day featured live performances, exclusive discounts at stores, and photo opportunities. I really wish I could have been there. I mean, how much fun does this event sound?

While I'm here, telling you how much I love Disney and how Minnie Mouse inspires my style, what kind of post would this be if I didn't give you a little outfit inspiration? Below are three outfits to show you how to rock your dots! These looks are great for every day wear, and with the addition of some ears, they're perfect for a trip to any Disney Park!

How do you like to rock your dots? Let me know in the comments below! 

Pretty in Pink on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Saturday, January 14, 2017

You know that dream of many girls have when they're young? The one where you move into Cinderella's castle and become a real life Disney Princess. Sunday night, dozens of stars were able to bring this fantasy to life. They brought a lot of glitz and glamour to the streets of Beverly Hills, as the 2017 Gold Globes took place.

As actors, actresses and musicians paraded down the red carpet, one thing that stuck out on the sea of red was the amount of pink. Maybe it was because you don't see a light pink shade too often on the carpet, or the fact that it's my favorite color. Either way, there was definitely an abundance of this color among the rest.

The first lovely lady to show off this trend was Lilly Collins. Collins made her way down the red carpet in this Zuhair Murad gown. The blush pink complimented her skin tone extremely well. The gown was embellished with intricate floral embroidery. This was personally my favorite look of the entire night. Everything from the dress, her makeup and hair fit together so well. Definitely princess material, right?

The next celeb to get that pink memo was Carrie Underwood. Underwood showed up in a pale pink gown. The figure hugging dress featured side cut outs and a rose inspired bodice. I loved the choice of simple dangling earrings and just a few rings to accessorize. More jewelry than that and the look would have been over powered. 

I have to admit though, this look wasn't my favorite. The color looked great with her blonde hair, however the ruffles were just a tad too much for me. After all, less is more. It there weren't as much going on on the top then this look would've been spot on. 

Up next to hop on the pink bandwagon was Felicity Jones. Sticking with that fairytale theme, Jones showed off this Gucci gown. Like Underwood, I can't say I was a huge fan of the look. The color flattered her, and her natural makeup look complimented the dress very well, but the dress itself just wasn't the best. I think it would've looked better if the ruffles were taken away on the top and the bow was taken off too.

The last lady to sport a pink gown was Guliana Rancic. Now, I know pink may not  be the first color that comes to mind, but the dress has that blush pink / nude vibe going on, so to me it counts. Rancic wore a Zakhem couture gown from the Fall  / Winter 2016 collection. Rancic is known for appearing in romantic, princess ballgowns, which is probably why her dresses end up being some of my favorite looks from the night. 

Everything about this look worked extremely well together. I love the high neckline and A-line skirt. The ensemble was very classy and elegant. Oh, for a fun fact about this gown: it's hand painted! Can you believe that? I couldn't believe it when I found that out; how incredible. 

Among all of the dresses on the red carpet, many stars decided to live out their Disney Princess dream in pink, can you blame them? While some dresses were a miss, many were definitely a hit. All of these pink looks were pulled off with class and elegance, would you expect anything less from a princess?

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