A few years ago, I was working my way through college by nannying after school. I thought I was a pretty cool nanny, but as amazing as I was, I couldn’t hop through sidewalk sketches into imaginary worlds, my snapping fingers never cleaned up any bedrooms, and I couldn’t sing quite as beautifully as Mary Poppins could. But I could still pretend to be as practically perfect as Mary Poppins, at least on Halloween. I looked into my closet, which was embarrassingly full of thrifted ’70s clothes, and I surprisingly found pretty much everything I needed for a Mary Poppins costume- all that was missing was a hat. I put together the entire outfit using things I owned or found at the thrift store, and you can too! Check out my instructions in the slideshow below.
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