A Trip to Jurassic World in My Alan Grant Bound

The kiddo and I recently got to go back to Universal Studios Hollywood to check out the new Jurassic World section on the lower lot.

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We had a fantastic time!  The area was packed!  Packed!  So, Benji couldn’t even ride the updated ride.  Even with the single-rider line (I’m too chicken to go on it), the wait was over an hour and a half!  So, next time.  Also, the triceratops wasn’t out and about.  So, also next time.  Now we have an excuse to go back, not that we really needed one.

But, we DID get to pet Tango, the baby raptor…

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We also got to meet Blue and give her a command.  It was awesome!

I know we looked scared at a dude in a suit, but once you are face to face with Blue, let’s just say it’s a little nerve-wracking!

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For our day at the park, I wore my Alan Grant bound.

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The bandana is from Dollar Tree.  The shirt is from AmazonThe skirt is from RetroliciousThe shoes are from Converse. Click on each link to buy.

The Team Build is as follows:

  • The Leader is the blue shirt and bandana combo
  • The Brick is the skirt
  • The Scientist are the Chuck Taylors
  • The Exotic is also the bandana and the aviator sunglasses
  • The Blaster doesn’t really apply, but a nice natural make-up works

Click here for the Team Build Checklist.

This bound was super comfy, even with the super hot day.  I really love the skirt so much.  Retrolicious pieces are size-inclusive and reasonably priced.  Check out their website here.

Happy shopping!

Until next time…

Love, Kim and Benji

Outfit of the Day: Hogwarts House Dresses from Her Universe

Our latest outfit of the day comes from Her Universe.

 

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Recently, Her Universe released a brand new Harry Potter collection with items for all the houses.  There were also a couple of items part of their Our Universe collection as well, including lightweight house robes that are way more comfortable than the ones sold at Universal parks.

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It is difficult to find pretty Hufflepuff wear, so I snagged this dress when I saw it.  The yellow isn’t too mustard-y (not a word, but well it is now).  The length is also fantastic!

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I also love the house patches on each dress.  The fabric is nice and stretchy, but still holds its shape.

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The dress is available for each house in standard and plus sizes.  Get your own by clicking on this link.  Dresses are also available at Hot Topic.

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Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

Wardrobe Solutions: Classic Chucks

When putting together pretty much any outfit, my go-to is a classic pair of Chucks.

Besides being super comfy, they come in every conceivable color and style.  I even found a camo pair for my nephew once!

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Chucks can be dressed way up or way down.  They go with a ton of styles, vintage, bobby soxer, rockabilly, goth and modern casual styles.  You can start wearing Chucks from toddler age and keep up wearing them right up to your golden years.

faceapp_1563572616023 Pick your own pair out by clicking this link.

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Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

 

You are Invited!

Benji and I would love to invite you to our very first meet-up event!

If you are in, or can get to, the Los Angeles area, please join us!  Details below:

InPlainSight.style’s First Geek Couture Dress-Up/Meet-Up

Date: August 31st

Time: 1pm until 4pm

Where: The Federal NoHo

5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601
* Just an FYI, that The Federal is a bar, but also a restaurant, so feel free to bring older kiddos. Benji will be there!

What: Inspired by the Lolita casual meet-ups popular in Japan, I decided to create my own casual geek couture meet-ups where we can wear our latest outfits, chat, meet new friends, take a lot of pictures (The Federal is particularly Insta-worthy), snack and have lovely beverages. If you have time, please come join us! The rules are, there are no rules. Wear whatever you want, cosplay, bounding, pin-up, rockabilly, goth, whatever you want. I would love a RSVP so I can give The Federal a head’s up, but not required. There is no cover, but if you could make at least one purchase or a drink or an appetizer, I’m sure the bar would appreciate the business. We also have the added bonus of being close to Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, so you can get in some vintage shopping before or after the meet! Please feel free to forward to your friends!

Outfit of the Day: Robin Hood Dress

Our latest outfit of the day is my new Robin Hood Dress from The Brave Little Tailor on Etsy.

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Disney’s “Robin Hood” is my favorite Disney movie of all time, so when I saw this dress, I absolutely had to have one!

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I paired it with a white cropped tee to give the dress sleeves.

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I love the fit and love that they are size inclusive.

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Click on the link above to buy your own.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

Dressing It Down: Go Ahead and Buy that Fancy Dress!

I get a lot of compliments as well as comments on my clothes, which I love, but one comment that gives me pause is a comment such as, “I wish I had places to wear a dress that fancy.”

OK, so first of all, it is really hard to be truly overdressed somewhere.  Obviously, wearing a prom dress to work or a tuxedo to the grocery store is pretty over-the-top, but what about that great dress you bought to wear to someone’s wedding and is now languishing in the back of your closet (I just love that I got to use “languishing”, #englishmajor)?  Well, use some great basics to dress it down for everyday.

Perfect example is my Haunted Mansion dress.  My lovely boyfriend bought it for me for Dapper Day, and then I stopped wearing it.  I love it, but the top has some ruching on the bodice that is very prom-y, so I stopped wearing it.  Then, time passed and it was our anniversary.  I wanted to wear the dress he bought me out on our date, but I didn’t have time to change after work.  So, challenge accepted!

OK, so first, I needed to dress down the bodice.  I did this with a cotton crop tee from Amazon.  Just enough of the pretty ruching shows through.

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Next, here’s my Dapper Day look:

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Obviously, I left off the petticoat, fascinator, pearls and gloves for a great everyday look.

Here are some more pictures of me wearing a Disney Dress Shop dress everyday.  If you decide to take that dress out on the town, then add those dapper touches.

Honestly, dresses are instant outfits.  You literally just throw them over your head, and you have a look.  Now, more than ever, there are amazing choices for nerd bounding that are dress-and-go.

So, challenge yourself to take something that you originally visualized as super dapper or fancy and “dress it down” for everyday wear.

Click on all the links to shop away!  Enjoy!

Love, Kim and Benji

Back to School Guide

As I take Benji to register for the 8th grade today, in addition to coming to grips with the fact that I have an 8th grader, I thought that I would post some great items for back to school.  Click on the links to buy.

Backpacks

Benji’s favorite band is Panic! At the Disco, so I found a new Panic! backpack from Hot Topic.  The Loki backpack is also from Hot Topic by Loungefly.  Finally, love this new Cap backpack!  Also from Hot Topic.

Woven Button Down Shirts

Benji loves to rock a good woven button down!  Here are a few I found:

The Lion King and Nightmare Before Christmas shirts are from Box Lunch.  The Harry Potter prisoner shirt is from Hot Topic.

Hoodie and Shoes

Her Universe just released a whole Harry Potter line that really knocked it out of the park!  Most items are also available on Hot Topic’s and Torrid’s websites as well.  The prisoner shirt above is also from this collection.

The hoodies are available for each house and…. WAND POCKET!  Click here for shoesClick here for hoodies.

Dresses

Last, but certainly not least, are the dresses.

The Harry Potter dress is available at Her Universe and Hot Topic.  Same for the Spiderman dress.  The plaid dress is from Hot Topic as an online exclusive.

Happy Shopping and have a great new school year!

Love, Kim and Benji