Where To Find Rose Gold Minnie Ears – Small Shop Edition

I am sure you have all seen or at least heard of the sparkly “Rose Gold Minnie Ears” that broke the internet last week. If you are a Disney newbie or a die hard fan, you probably experienced a teensy bit of FOMO (fear of missing out) as you scrolled across the photo taken by @styledbymagic, one of the Disney community’s favorite grammers.

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Chelsea, the account’s owner, posted the pic and it went viral. Teen Vogue, Cosmo, and other media outlets reposted the picture, the ears sold out, and then they were being sold on eBay for triple the asking price within 48 hours. This is how the world works… and the world wept thinking that the chance at rose-gold-ear-instant-satisfaction had been lost.

But alas! The rose gold ear trend has been a subtle market in the Disney small shop community for quite some time now. For those of you who are not attached to your phones and diving into the corners of the internet,  there are several small shops that directly market themselves to Disney-goers. The Small shops usually have their own stores on Etsy or they create their own website to sell their merchandise – rose gold ears included.

This post is mainly to highlight a few of my favorite ear shops and also shops that have been recommended to me for their rose gold ears. So if you felt like you missed out on the trend – look no further. These shops have you covered! All of their Instagram handles will be available as well as links to their online shops. Enjoy!

  1. @Castle_Cuties – Rose Gold Ears (Sequin or Satin Bow) $25.00

Lauralee is the genius behind Castle Cuties. She did the Disney College Program at WDW and also a professional internship with Disney costuming that fine tuned her skills with the sewing machine. Her ear shop is relatively new and gaining popularity by the minute. As a customer myself, I can speak to the quality and comfort of her ears. Each pair is sturdy with a little bit of flexibility so you don’t get headaches OR easily damage your ears. Her rose gold ears come with a satin bow or a sequin bow! The choice is yours!

2. @Alycattycreations Rosé Gold Ears $33.00

If you’re a girl who loves rose gold and Rosé (which you know you are), look no further. Aly’s “Rosé Gold Ears” are the perfect blend of blush and petal pink. So they are definitely a part of the “Rose Gold”  family, but they do stand out because of the unique and gorgeous hue of the sequins. Her shop is special because all of her items are hand stitched and can be easily styled with items from other small shops for the ultimate Disney outfit. Aly also is great at creating custom orders – so if you love the rose gold trend but have your own ideas (a different color bow, extra flowers, or bling), Aly is the girl to do it for you!

3. @Vivalamouse Rose Gold Ears $28.00

Claudia’s ears are BEYOND PERFECTION. I don’t know how she does it, but her work looks like craftsmanship. Her take on the rose gold ears includes a blush sequin with an even lighter blush bow. The make of the ears are flat – so if you don’t want your ears very poofy, this is a good option for you. Claudia’s ears are known for being super comfortable too – so if you are prone to headaches from head bands, her ears may be the best option for you. Not only that, but they have the sweetest little details. Claudia wraps the headband with a white satin ribbon and she also adds extra sparkles to the sides of the ears (see second photo of yours truly). You really can’t go wrong with any pair from her shop – especially the rose gold ones. Her other most popular pair are her Tinker Bell confetti ears (which are totally on my wishlist).

4. @Pixidustbowtique

Sam is the doll behind the @pixiedustbowtique and her shop has some of the best ratings and reviews around. Her customers recommended her shop to me for this blog post and I was honestly blown away by her ear designs. The rose gold sequin ears are among many other colours of sequin pairs that she makes, so you have lots of options to choose from if you are on the fence about the rose gold trend. Due to the popularity of her shop, make sure you follow her on Instagram to know when she opens and has sales. You don’t wanna miss out!

5. @Seasquaredboutique

Ashley’s shop is another that was recommended by a happy customer. After scrolling through her feed on Instagram, I had fallen in love with every single pair that she makes. Her very first pair of hand made ears were out of an old Lilly Pulitzer dress… how cool is that?! Her Rose Gold ears are slightly poofy, which is a happy medium if you are not into the flat ears or the super poofy ones. Her rose gold ears are a new addition to her shop, but also in high demand.

So if you had any fears of missing out on being a Minnie Mouse replica decked out in rose gold, then you are set. I do not see this trend passing quickly, so why not invest in a good pair from one of these shops right now? If you do end up placing an order, make sure you that you leave a review! Etsy shops love reviews!

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Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of these shops and I was not payed by any 3rd party to write this post. I believe in supporting small shops and also their incredibly well made products. There are tons more shops that have their own take on the Rose Gold ears, and the one’s that I have chosen are endorsed by personal experience of wearing their ears or from satisfied customers that recommended the shop to me.

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The Perfect New Planner (that won’t break the bank!)

I’m the type of person who has way to many tabs open on my web browser and in my head. Often times I find that I make simple mistakes whenever I am not consciously trying to keep everything organized. It is easy to forget a date, time, or place, (cough cough showing up to the wrong restaurant for lunch 15 minutes late) and then not be able to make up for lost time. The same goes for school work or managing my business – if I don’t write the details of an assignment or project down it will possibly get fudged up without easy ways to repair the damages.

All of this being said – I take choosing a planner quite seriously. I NEED a tool to stay organized and I work best with pen and paper (I’ve tried the iPhone calendar and it just doesn’t seem to work for me).

I have had the cheap school planners that schools will give to students for free; and I have also tried designer planners from Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer. I have found that it is not the brand that matters, but the durability and how the planner fits with your lifestyle. For me, I am always on the go and moving. I need a planner that will hold up for an entire year and also one that won’t look too dirty (I avoid white like the plague). I also don’t like paying an arm and a leg for a glorified notebook.

Here are my criteria for choosing a planner:

  • Hard cover (durable – not simply cardboard or laminate)
  • Avoid spirals (I bend the spirals out of place every time)
  • No light colours
  • Under 35 dollars

After scanning the isles at bookstores, Target, and Staples, I finally made my choice. My most recent planner is from ban.do. Their selection can be found at Indigo bookstores and other shops in the US.

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This is the chosen planner for 2017-2018. I love the lively print and the sleek, hard cover. I can already tell that this planner can take a beating. The inside is also very organized – with whole month overviews and then individual slots for planning each day.

What really sold me on trying this planner is that it comes with stickers. I don’t go overboard with planning and I never plan on buying planner specific stickers, but it made me a little giddy to see a cute variety of sassy stickers that are included with this one. Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 12.18.16 PM

There are such a good selection of these planners from ban.do to choose from on Indigo’s site. Since I already have my inset preferences (no spirals, hard cover, no light colors), it was pretty easy to choose the perfect planner for me. Here’s to being organized!

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/paper/agendas-planners/500022-cat.html#facetIds=500022%7C4294961662