17 Years Later, and I Still Dress Like Princess Mia Thermopolis – M & S
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17 Years Later, and I Still Dress Like Princess Mia Thermopolis

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Are you ready for some shocking news that may or may not make you feel a tad older than you'd like to feel? The movie we can probably all quote at the drop of a hat, The Princess Diaries, is officially 17 years old today. How that is even possible, I'm not sure—I'm just stating the facts. As I sit back and relish over the countless times I've enjoyed this quality feature film, I had an epiphany. I'm still mulling over what exactly this epiphany says about me, a 25-year-old woman, but I'm here to share it with you anyway.

After 17 years of The Princess Diaries being in this world, I still find myself dressing like Princess Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, on a regular basis. Despite the fact that I went to private school basically my entire life, plaid skirts, blazers, and Dr. Martens are weirdly a part of my usual wardrobe, and if that makes me a Mia-obsessed freak, then so be it. Her style wasn't revolutionary (at least not as revolutionary as Lana's), as far as movies from the early 2000s are concerned, but it was subtle, memorable, and apparently, timeless.

Here's Mia post-makeover looking happy but still awkward. Oh, and let's not ignore the backpack she's hugging here. Does this quote ring any bells? "This bag… you have one of these bags?!"
Available in sizes 10 to 18.
If the sight of Joe doesn't make your heart feel all warm and fuzzy, you need to watch the movie again ASAP. Here Mia is rocking her full uniform—knee-high socks, Dr. Martens, and all.
Available in sizes 4 to 10.
Available in sizes S to L.
Remeber when Mia crashed her new baby into the trolly? Here she is waving to the commoners with her grandma/queen while rocking a simple yet perfectly San Francisco look.
Available in sizes 4 to 12.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in sizes 24 to 30.
Is anyone else still confused as to why this scene was necessary? Okay, so Mia rock climbed, but that never came up again once in the rest of the movie, and that's always bothered me. Anyway, here she's wearing an old graphic T-shirt, fleece vest, and scrunchie—a look I totally vibe with.
Available in sizes S to XL.
Available in sizes XS to XXL.
Last but not least, I'd be kidding myself if I didn't admit to looking like the soaking wet Mia pre-ball a majority of the time. Discheveled and overwhelmed are two looks I have on constant rotation.
Available in sizes S to L.
Available in sizes XS to XL.

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See that up there? That's me. The year is 2018, and I am still dressing in a way that I think Mia would have dressed should the movie have been shot today. Ahead check out some of favorite Princess Mia outfits along with the pieces I'm buying to re-create these timeless looks for myself (since apparently, I have the whole private school thing down).

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