Outfit of the Day: Hogwarts House Robes by Our Universe

Our latest outfit of the day comes from Our Universe, the unisex branch of Her Universe.

They recently began producing pieces for their Harry Potter collection.  They started with dress, then moved on to these great casual cosplay robes/hoodies.

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The robes are available by clicking on this link.  I linked the Harry Potter page so you can pick the Hogwarts house you want.

The hoodies are super comfy and soft.  They are not heavy and cumbersome like the robes sold in the park, but they do include the crest for your house, the house colors and a pointy hood and most importantly, a wand pocket!

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My boyfriend also got one and loves his, so they are great for guys as well.

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I’m so glad that Her Universe keeps fulfilling the desires of geeks everywhere.  I also applaud calling this line Our Universe rather than, His Universe.  When the company was started, remember this was before women and girl geeks had any choices in geek wear, so for now the name “Her Universe” is very important.  However, I believe that eventually the whole company will be called Our Universe and do away with traditional gendered labels.

The other pieces I have on include a very old Target dress that is no longer available, but I found a similar one here.  My bat belt is from Kreepsville 666.  The button and necklace are from Wish.  The light-up wand is from Amazon.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

Outfit of the Day: Captain Marvel Leggings

Our next outfit of the day is my new pair of Captain Marvel leggings from Etsy.

20190913_115504I love these so much!  They are screen accurate, nice thick spandex that passes the bend-over test and has a nice bright print printed on them.

20190910_154216My only complaint is that they are a little short-waisted.  I wish that I could hoist them up a smidge higher.  They would stay in place a bit better.

20190910_154305These are size-inclusive, going up to a 5xl.

20190910_154241My shirt is from Lane Bryant, my boots from Amazon and necklace from Hot Topic.  Barbie from Target.

Get your own by clicking the links above.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

Outfit of the Day: BB8 Dress from Her Universe for Torrid

We recently had a free afternoon, so we took our annual passes out for a spin and went to Disneyland.

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The day was super duper hot, so I had to make a quick wardrobe change from what I had planned.  I had planned on wearing my Red the Pirate dress from The Dress Shop, but I’ll have to take it out on the town, or land, later.

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Instead, I wore my BB8 dress by Her Universe for Torrid.

This dress is perfect for going to parks for a day.  I got tons of compliments on it, and even got hassled by Storm Troopers in Batuu.

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Then we ran into some of our closest friends, and watched the Electrical Light Parade together.

It was a great day!

The dress is by Her Universe for Torrid.  While it is not readily available, you can still find it online on Ebay.  The cropped white tee is from Target and my trusty Chucks by Converse.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

InPlainSight.style’s First Couture Meet-Up

The kiddo and I recently hosted our very first (first of many, I hope) couture meet-up at The Federal in North Hollywood.

We had a great time!  I was recently inspired by the Lolita tea houses all over the world where Lolitas can meet up with each other in their favorite looks and hang out, inspire each other, take fun pictures, etc.

I wanted to widen the scope of the invite to include all kinds of geekery, so we put in the invite that there were no dress-code rules; wear whatever you want.  As you can see, we had some great looks sported by some awesome ladies:

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I chose to wear my new Black Widow dapper look.

Let’s break it down with the Team Build Checklist.  Click on the link to print your own.

Click on the links to buy.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

 

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

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!

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