Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fashion - Kimmy goes to school striped sweater

The Amazing Style of Kimmy Schmidt

I’m in love with Tina Fey’s new Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” For those of you who haven’t seen or heard of the show, here is a super brief synopsis provided by Google:

Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm.

If you’ve watched it yourself, you know that there’s so much more to “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” than just this. The show is hysterical, the characters are quirky and lovable, and you really just need to go watch it right now. The most lovable of all the characters is leading lady Ellie Kemper’s Kimmy Schmidt. She is my spirit animal. Aside from her chipper personality, I became enthralled with (and incredibly jealous of) her amazing fashion sense. Because she was kidnapped in 8th grade and kept underground in a bunker for 15 years (!), all of her vibrant clothing choices are unapologetically youthful and with a hint of a throwback.

Kimmy and I are wardrobe twins.
Kimmy and I are wardrobe twins.

In honor of the fact that I want all of Kimmy’s clothes, today’s Pretty Picks is a Kimmy Schmidt Fashion Appreciation Post. Here are some of my favorite Season 1 outfits, chronologically by episode: Continue reading “The Amazing Style of Kimmy Schmidt”

5 Best Disney Princess Products on Etsy

Today’s Pretty Picks post is dedicated to two things I hold dear to my heart: Disney Princesses and Etsy.

I highlighted some of my favorite listings that feature unique items/gifts for the Disney Princess lover in your life (but especially me… *hint hint*).

Take a look at my favorites and share some of yours in the comments!

1. Disney Princess Aprons

I’ve been in love with these Disney Princess-inspired aprons since I stumbled across a photo of them awhile back on Pinterest.

As an adult Disney Princess lover, I often come across the issue that the cutest apparel only comes in size itty-bitty, which is totally unfair.

Luckily, Etsy artists like MySweetGeorgia have heard our prayers and made princess aprons in adult sizes too!

adult-sized Disney princess aprons - Etsy products
Thank you, MySweetGeorgia! I’m going to bake SO MANY cookies in that Rapunzel apron.

Looking for an apron for the bite-sized princess in your life? Here are some child options offered by Etsy seller SweetEllasDesigns!

Child-sized Disney princess apron - Etsy products
Check out SweetEllasDesigns to get your own!

Continue reading “5 Best Disney Princess Products on Etsy”

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Pretty Picks: My 5 Kitchen Crushes

You probably noticed that I’ve been redesigning my blog daily over the past week or so. It was time for a visual upgrade. I’m still playing around with it and am not 100% satisfied with the current look (and probably will never be), so bear with me through The Cheerful Times’ identity crisis! In the meantime, please enjoy the festive animated snowfall that WordPress.com has cutely granted my blog until early January.

It’s with my critical eye that I present to you my new series: Pretty Picks!

There’s something so calming, pleasing and fulfilling about looking at good design. It makes me want to be a better person. “Good design” of course is completely relative — that’s why there are so many different styles out there!

I want to catalog some of my favorites, from a variety of categories, into digestible little posts.

So today I’m kicking off the series with my 5 Kitchen Crushes!

1. Eat Your Greens

Pretty classic green kitchen
Image courtesy of freshindi.com

I’ve been in love with this kitchen since I found this picture three years ago. I pick quaint and cottage-y over Continue reading “Pretty Picks: My 5 Kitchen Crushes”