A few weeks ago, I had the joy of taking a new friend to the Wizarding World for her first visit, and let me tell you, there isn’t anything more magical than seeing someone’s face when they see Diagon Alley or the Hogwarts Castle for the first time ever.
You may know I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so when I found out Lauren had never ever been to Wizarding World, I quickly offered to take her.
She probably thought I was weird, considering we’d never even met and here I was offering to give her a free ticket and guided tour to WWoHP, but alas, there are few things I love more than sharing the magic of that first visit with someone.
Of course, when we made plans for this adventure, one of the first things we decided on was that we were dressing according to our respective houses. See, Gryffindors and Slytherins CAN get along!
For my Gryffindor princess outfit, I knew I wanted to wear my beautiful Gryffindor flower crown, courtesy of my good friend Hayley from Magical Ribbons. Her work is absolutely beautiful, and this flower crown is hands down one of my favorite things ever!
And well, of course I have enough colors in my wardrobe to represent my house! The cardigan, skirt and shoes are all from Amazon, the top and belt are from Pinup Girl Clothing, and my petticoat is vintage Malco Modes! (I know. I love it.)
Lauren’s top is from Jones New York (she thinks), her skirt is Collectif, her petticoat is Malco Modes and her shoes are from Jessica Simpson (same ones I have, in fact). The wand, of course is from Ollivander’s.
We certainly got a lot of looks that day, but we were too busy having fun and getting to know each other to care! I can safely say Lauren loved butterbeer and the parks, and she’s very close to deciding to buy an annual pass.
I also can’t seem to shake her, we haven’t stopped talking since that day!
(Just kidding, I love talking to her.)