InPlainSight.style is on a mini-vacay

Just an fyi, we are on a mini-vacay this week and next to attend Dapper Day weekend at Disneyland and Dressed to the 9 3/4 Day at Universal Hollywood!

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As you can imagine, we are in hard-core prep-mode, so we are taking a post vacation.

We will be back in mid-November with new content!

Until then, Happy Dapper Day!!!

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

Dapper Day at Disneyland

A couple of weeks ago, the kiddo and I were lucky enough to attend our first Dapper Day at Disneyland!

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Photo and Banner Logo: dapperday.com 

Dapper Day is something I’ve always wanted to attend, but just never had the opportunity to do so.

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A little background on Dapper Day.  Two times a year at Disneyland, WDW and Disneyland Paris, Disney hosts a Dapper Day event.  This event has an Expo, where you can purchase dresses, shoes, gloves, sunglasses, hats, bowling shirts, parasols, etc. and then it is off to the parks to enjoy your day in your dapper finery.  Visit their website here for more information.

Here are some wonderful pictures from our Dapper Day.  If you got a chance to attend, what were your thoughts?  Please comment and let us know.  We love to hear from you!

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We decided this is the first of many Dapper Days to come for us.  We were super inspired.  As a matter of fact, we are going to focus on more dapper inspired mash-ups with our cosplay and bounding for everyday in the coming year on our blog.  So stay tuned for that!

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My dress is from The Disney Dress Shop.  I’m wearing a 3xl, but it is a little big on me.  I wear a size 18/20 for reference.  Bolero from Torrid.  My fascinator is from Amazon.  My shoes are from Skechers.

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Scout’s bow tie is from Amazon.  His vest is from Goodwill.  Newsboy cap from Target.

Happy Shopping and hope to see you at the next Dapper Day Expo!

Love, Kim and Scout