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.
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).