Model Musings by Mackie Noel: Taking TikTok’s Softgirl Trend to the Streets

Hi everyone!

Mackie Noel! I’m a 16-year-old autistic model and actress.

Alexis invited me to talk about a type of fashion that’s been going around called ‘Soft Girl’ fashion! It started on the app TikTok. The idea of this trend is to look cute, innocent, and soft.

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Photo by: Alexis Walstrom @koolcurlie1 on Instagram

The colors I prefer to wear are soft pinks, blues, and yellows.

A soft sweater is the perfect top! When it is too warm for a sweater, a lightweight blouse, or a fun t-shirt is perfect!

I like to wear my “mom” jeans. They are so soft and comfortable, but they have rips that give them an edgy look. Cute brightly colored skirts, or shorts are great for warmer weather, if jeans are too hot

 

 

 

 

My preference for shoes are my favorite pink hightops! I’m all about the comfort.

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For make-up, think glittery, soft, pinks, blues, bronzes, etc. Colors of candy pop into my head when I’m choosing my color palette. Keep it soft and blended on the eyes. Cheeks should have an ample amount of pink tones. Lips should be bright and glossy. Brightly colored nails finish the details.

 

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Photo by: Alexis Walstrom @koolcurlie1 on Instagram

Hair is the final detail I will cover today. I go with a straight brushed, loose ponytail. I keep some wisps of hair down to frame my face for a softer appearance.

When you look in the mirror, the aesthetic should give you a happy, fun feeling! When you go out, you can’t help but smile. Hopefully, it will make others smile too!

Thanks for reading!

Check out the gallery below to see more inspiration photos that Alexis took so you can create your own “soft girl” look at home! Tag us @mackie_noel and @koolcurlie1 on Instagram if you try it!

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~Mackie Noel ♥

 

Disneybounds Day 3: Ohana Breakfast, Hollywood Studios, and More

As promised, here’s the fourth post in the Disney World series!

For our third day of the trip, Andrew and I were able to get breakfast reservations at Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. I had never been to this resort, or to Ohana, but heard amazing things about both online and in vlogs on YouTube.

We’ll be doing a food review on my YouTube channel soon, but the breakfast at Ohana was great! It’s served “all-you-care-to-enjoy” style, which means your waiter or waitress will bring you as much food as you want! It’s like a buffet, but they bring the food to you instead of you going to the food.

 

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This is also a character meal with Lilo and Stitch and friends! We were lucky enough to meet most of the characters right away when we sat down, which was super fun.  We also met Mickey Mouse!

Since we were having breakfast with Lilo and Stitch, we had to Disneybound as them!

I ended up wearing this dress from Hot Topic that’s the same print as Lilo’s, which she loved! Andrew wore a pair of blue basketball shorts and a Stitch shirt from BoxLunch.

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After breakfast we headed to Hollywood Studios. This was Andrew’s first time in that park, which meant he had never been to Toy Story Land or Galaxy’s Edge! I was able to go to Toy Story Land over the summer, but Galaxy’s Edge is brand new to the park so it was my first time there as well.

The theming in both of these lands is so great! In Toy Story Land, you really feel like one of Andy’s toys– everything is larger-than-life, and so brightly colored! We rode Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania (Andrew won). Unfortunately, the wait for Slinky Dog Dash was too long, but we’ll ride it next time!

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Our first time in Galaxy’s Edge did not disappoint! Even though I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, it was still amazing! Unfortunately, the wait for both rides was incredibly long, but we still had fun walking around and taking photos!

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Instead of heading to Animal Kingdom that night, we ended up back in the Magic Kingdom so we could do some of the rides we didn’t get to the day before.

This park is so gorgeous at night, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it! The holiday decorations were still up, which meant Cinderella’s Castle was turned to ice at night.

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~Alexis

 

Disneybounds Day 2: Happy New Year from Magic Kingdom

Welcome to the third post in my Disney World series!

Our first park day was also New Year’s Eve, so naturally we spent the day in Magic Kingdom.

This was such a long, but fun day! We were in the park by 7:30/7:45 a.m., and ended up leaving around 8 PM because we were so tired. Unfortunately we missed the midnight fireworks.

We decided to Disneybound as Ariel and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid!

Andrew’s outfit was a simple and subtle Disneybound. He wore gray shorts, a white T-shirt, tennis shoes, and tied a red bandana through a couple of his belt loops to symbolize Eric’s red belt.

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Andrew Disneybounding as Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid in front of Cinderella’s Castle

 

I decided to go all-out with my Ariel outfit! Most of my outfit was from Ragstock, and my crown was from Claire’s.

I wore a purple skater skirt, metallic green bandeau (which isn’t really visible in the photos), and a tank top with starfish on it! I decided to opt for comfort instead of style for my shoes, and wore my tennis shoes.

 

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For accessories, I had this amazing seashell crown from Claire’s, and a Flounder purse from the Disney Store! I didn’t get any good pictures of it, but the crown actually lights up!

I loved putting this outfit together, and will definitely be wearing it again on a future Disney trip!

Click through the gallery below to see some more photos from our day at Magic Kingdom!

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If you haven’t already, please head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe so you don’t miss the vlogs! Click here to watch Day 2, and here to watch Day 1!

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~Alexis

 

 

Disneybounds Day 1: Travel Day

Welcome to the second post of my Disney World series!

For New Year’s this year, my boyfriend and I went to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida! Click here to read the first post in this series where I explained how I packed for our trip with only a carry on bag and a personal item.

The first day of our trip was our travel day. We had a 6 a.m. flight, which means we had to get up super early to get to the airport on time.

Since we were traveling, we wanted to keep our outfits comfortable and casual.

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Andrew and I (Alexis) at the airport in Minneapolis.

Andrew wasn’t really Disneybounding, but he did wear a Disney T-shirt with jeans and a hoodie. Layers are important when you’re traveling from a snowstorm in Minnesota to the warmth of Florida!

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Andrew in front of the hot air balloon in Disney Springs

I decided to Disneybound as a Pineapple Dole Whip!

If you’ve ever been to Disney World, you’ll know that this is one of the signature treats! If you don’t know what it is, it’s a pineapple flavored soft serve ice cream!

My outfit consisted of a sundress with a pattern that reminded me of pineapples, a jacket for leaving MN, a green headband, and pineapple earrings. I also had a sequined pineapple coin purse that I forgot to take a photo of. For wandering around Disney Springs, I brought along my Stitch crossbody purse.

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Alexis at Disney Springs

 

Travel day outfits can be hard to pick out, especially when you’re going from a cold place to a warm place. We dressed in layers, which worked perfectly!

Click through the gallery below to see some other random photos from our travel day!

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If you haven’t already, go check out the Day 1 vlog on my YouTube Channel! Click here to watch it, and subscribe for more videos!

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~Alexis

 

 

 

 

 

Packing for Disney World

Welcome to the first of many blog posts about my trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida!

Today, I’ll be showing you guys how I packed for a 5-day, 4-night vacation in only my carry on bag and a personal item (allowed when you fly).

I’ll be the first one to admit that I overpack for vacations ALL. THE. TIME. This trip was different, since I only had the two bags to work with.

To save space, and make sure I wasn’t bringing too much with, I packed my outfit for each day into a gallon-sized resealable bag labeled with what day I was wearing it. I was able to stack these inside my carry-on bag, and still had room for the pair of shoes I wasn’t wearing, and a small park bag that matched each outfit. I put accessories for each outfit into the bag that matched so everything was easy to find.

My “personal item” is the bag I used as a park bag to carry things like my water bottle, sunscreen, and my autograph book for characters. My boyfriend didn’t have to worry about organizing his suitcase too much, since most of his clothes folded nicely. Luckily, we were able to use the extra space in his bags for snacks and souvenirs.

I’m sorry there aren’t more photos for this post, but stay tuned to my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more photos from the trip! We tried our best to vlog while we were there, and the first one comes out next Monday, January 20, 2020! I can’t wait for you guys to see them! On the same day, I’ll be posting on here about our outfits!

I hope you guys have a great week!

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~Alexis

 

Disney World Food Reviews

Hey everyone,

Today we’re talking about everything food related at Disney World!

Megan and I are going to tell you what we thought of the restaurants we ate in and the snacks we had!

Intermission Food Court:

Megan:

I only ate at the Intermission Food Court a handful of times, but the staff there was very kind and very good about keeping tables cleared and clean. Seating options were classic tables with chairs– or booths! (Guess which one I sat in)

The first day we hadn’t eaten much, so one of the first things we did was hit up our resort’s food court. I had a chicken and avocado sandwich (am I a millennial yet?) with sweet potato fries. It was delicious. It was good that I was starving because otherwise I probably couldn’t have finished it with how much food there was. The next day, I ordered turkey ziti off the kid’s menu. I got to choose a drink and two sides. This was a more manageable amount of food! Finally, before our departure, I got the breakfast platter. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, and of course, Mickey waffles. Yum!

Alexis:

The Intermission Food Court had decent food. It’s pretty much what you would expect from a quick-service place at a hotel. Even though it’s at Disney world, I still thought it was overpriced. However, everything I had there was hot and it always tasted good!

My favorite thing I had there was the Unicorn Cupcake! I got this while we were waiting for the Magical Express to take us to the airport. Even though it was a vanilla cupcake, the decorations on it were so cute and I loved the sprinkles inside!

Crystal Palace:

Megan:

Hands down, AWESOME experience. We got to get out of the heat, we got to eat, and we got to meet friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore walked around greeting guests at tables, and there was a (mini, indoor) parade celebrating friendship led by the characters.

The building itself was beautiful and the buffet serving style made it easy to enjoy and relax your time at the Palace. Speaking of food, they had all kinds of options. Yogurt and fruit, pastries and pancakes(they were actually Mickey waffles), and an array of warm breakfast hotdishes including scrambled eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes. Of course, I sampled some of everything. I stuffed myself so full that I didn’t eat until later that night. Can attest to the quality of the food, in addition to the quantity.

Alexis:

Overall I absolutely LOVED our time at The Crystal Palace! Like Megan said, the building is gorgeous on the outside, and the inside is just as pretty! The food is served buffet style, and let me tell you, there was no shortage of food. Our character interactions were so much fun! I would definitely come here again because I had a blast!

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Be Our Guest:

Megan:

Walking over the bridge to the front doors of the castle was so cool. If only the daily torrential rainstorm had come for breakfast…

I especially liked Beast’s castle because servers greet you in French (which I happen to know a bit of)! Once you choose your meal and pay, you can choose where to sit in any of three rooms. After you’ve eaten, you can check out the other rooms and get pictures of Belle and the Beast (figurines), the Enchanted Rose, and on your way out: the rose window. I highly recommend eating in the ballroom, because it is MAGICAL.

When our server came ’round with their cart, they loaded up our table with a yummy ham and sauce sandwich, an assortment of pastries, and our choice of beverage. Yum!

Alexis:

I’ve been to Be Our Guest for lunch, but this was my first time at the Beast’s Castle for breakfast! Megan and I shared an open faced ham sandwich with a creamy cheese sauce, served with an assortment of pastries. It was more than enough food for the two of us and it was delicious! I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant because it really does look and feel like the Beast’s Castle from the movie!

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Rapunzel Cone: Megan:

Megan:

The lost princess cone really hit the spot in that 90°F weather. Purple cone was cool, as were the actual flowers stuck to the side of it. I’ve never eaten a flower before, so they were strangely… Velvety and crunchy, but the Dole whip ice cream was very good. It even had subtle edible glitter on the outside of the ice cream piles. Would definitely eat it again.

Cheshire Cat Tail:

Alexis:

Even though this is just a twisted donut with chocolate chips and colored icing, it was amazing! I would definitely recommend getting one from the Cheshire Cafe in Magic Kingdom!

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Disneybounding June 2019

This week, Megan and I thought it would be fun to share all of our outfits from our trip to Disney World!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of “Disneybounding”, it’s dressing in an outfit inspired by a Disney character. Adults started this trend because anyone over the age of 14 isn’t allowed to wear a costume in the parks at Walt Disney World.

We didn’t get too into it, but we did try to dress like some of our favorite characters!

This post is a collaboration between Megan and I, as will the rest of our Disney posts!

Day 1:

This was our travel day so we both wanted to be comfortable on our flight. Once we got checked into the hotel, we hopped on a bus to Disney Springs for some shopping and exploring!

Megan: Since we were traveling this day, I was more concerned with being comfortable on the plane and around the airport than anything else. A comfy Breath of the Wild shirt and yoga pants, with some Minnie ears for Day 1.

Alexis: I had on black shorts, a red tank top, a black and white polka-dot shirt from the Disney Store, and classic, black-and-red Minnie Ears!

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Day 2:

This was our first park day! In the morning, we went to Animal Kingdom for early-morning Extra Magic Hours, and that afternoon we went to Hollywood studios.

For Animal Kingdom, we both opted for fun animal prints! I love this cheetah-printed dress from J.C. Penney. It was super comfortable for walking around the park!

We ended up going back to the resort for a few hours in the afternoon to cool off; it was super hot and we needed to get out of the heat for a while. I changed before we left for Hollywood studios where we had a fast pass for Alien Swirling Saucers! We also did Toy Story Mania and Slinky Dog Dash, but I’ll be doing a post on our favorite rides soon!

For the afternoon, I Disneybounded as a casual Aurora from Sleeping Beauty!  I had on denim shorts and a light pink, off-the-shoulder crop top. Megan stayed in the same outfit she had on from Animal Kingdom that morning.

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Day 3:

For our second full park day, we went to Magic Kingdom in the morning because we had breakfast reservations at the Crystal Palace! Megan was Disneybounding as Tinkerbell (one of my personal favorite characters), and I went as Piglet from Winnie the Pooh! For those of you who don’t know, Crystal Palace is a character dining experience with Winnie the Pooh and friends!

Megan: My outfit was reminiscent of Tinkerbell with denim shorts, a green crop top, and a black lace jacket to help keep the sun off my shoulders. Having a second layer was great for when we stopped in air conditioned buildings as well. The heat in Florida was crazy compared to the Midwest’s “third winter!”

Alexis: For my Piglet outfit, I found light pink shorts in a sweat pant material, a darker pink tank top, and a headband from Claire’s that was reminded me of Piglet’s ears! As we were waiting to go to our reservation, a cast member walking by actually said “Hi Piglet” to me! That was definitely one of the highlights of my day!

For the afternoon and evening, we went to Epcot!  We didn’t go back to our resort at all, so we stayed in the same outfits.

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Day 4:

This was our last park day, so naturally, we had to stay in Magic Kingdom all day. We were lucky enough to be able to get breakfast reservations at Be Our Guest, and it was amazing. Like I mentioned earlier in this post, I’ll be doing a food review post soon!

Both Megan and I went Disneybounding for this day!

Megan: My outfit was Minnie Mouse inspired: an adorable red and white polka-dot tank top, a black skater skirt, the same black lace jacket from the day before, and a pair of classic Minnie ears. This was actually the most comfortable outfit of the trip, and the most Disney one, too!

Alexis: I went as a casual Cinderella! I found a light blue skater skirt at Ragstock that’s longer in the back so you don’t have to worry about it riding up in the back when you’re walking, which was great for the parks! To go with it, I found a white crop top from J.C. Penney, which was super comfortable! To finish the look, I grabbed my rose gold Minnie ears, and a pair of spandex for under my skirt (I believe I wore my Nike pros).

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Day 5:

This was our last morning in Florida. As much as we hated to leave, we were both ready to go home. Since we were traveling that day, we kept our outfits comfortable, but cute. Megan opted for shorts and a college T-shirt and I wore shorts and a Dumbo tank top I found at Target!

Since we weren’t in the parks this day, we packed and checked out of our hotel and then grabbed lunch at the food court and did some last-minute souvenir shopping.

I’m thinking about doing a “Disney Haul” video soon! Let me know in the comments if you’d watch!

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Check back next week for those Disney World food reviews!

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~Alexis