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Adventure to Knotts’ Berry Farm for Taste of Falloween

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Recently, I had the rare adventure out with my boyfriend, Bill, to Knotts’ Berry Farm for their Taste of Falloween Event.

Taste of Falloween is a food festival held at Knotts outdoors. All of the rides were closed, as were most of the shows. The main stage, however, had some bands and magicians. The event was set up with countless tables and chairs, so you could sample the food and socially distance. When you were walking around, masks were required. A temperature check was also done on entry to the park. So, long story short, we felt very safe to attend.

Unlike Knotts’ Scary Farm, which was canceled due to COVID, this event is all ages. Like Knotts’ Scary Farm, this event was costumes encouraged, with some of the usual restrictions.

The food was amazing, and we had a great time! It was so nice to get out and enjoy a Halloween event!

The Ghost Town Alive characters of Calico were about, but on balconies or appeared in upstairs windows to maintain social distancing. Camp Snoopy is open for trick or treating only, no rides were operating, but their were some Peanuts characters in their Halloween best to entertain us as well.

I wore my Haunted Mansion dress from Disney Dress shop. The cardigan, hat and shoes are from Amazon. Pins from Wish. Click on links to buy.

Until next time…

Love, Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Darth Vader Dress from Disney Dress Shop

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Our latest outfit of the day is from the Disney Dress Shop.

This dress fits like the Captain Marvel dress from Disney Dress Shop, for reference.

The look of this is great! Like all other Disney Dress Shop dresses, this one can go to the theme park, on a date or to work. All you have to do is adjust the accessories a bit.

The sweater is from Amazon, as is the bag and shoes. The bandana headband is from Five Below. Click on links to buy.

Click here to get your own dress.

Hope everyone is staying safe and sane.

Don’t forget, you can buy the In Plain Sight workbook on the home page. Just click that link or this one! You can also request a signed copy by emailing me at inplainsight.style@gmail.com.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Ink & Paint Dress from Disney Dress Shop

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OK, here we are with our first outfit of the day post-quarantine.

Well, I’m still working from home and will be for a while, but I am starting to go out for quick trips to Target, etc.

So, for when we all have somewhere nice to go again, here is this beautiful dress from Disney Dress Shop:

The artwork on this is just stunning. The fit is the same as most dresses from Disney Dress Shop, fantastic!

Even though it is difficult to shop Disney Dress Shop in person, you can still buy them online. Here is the link to the Ink & Paint dress.

Petticoat and shoes, from Amazon. Bag from Target. Ears are from a 7-11 in Anaheim (seriously!). Faux pearls from Claire’s ages ago. Click on links to buy.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Aristocats Dress by The Disney Dress Shop

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Our latest outfit of the day is the Aristocats pin-up dress by The Disney Dress Shop.

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I love the style of this dress so much!

 

The color of the dress is my favorite part.  I just love that the designer embraced the pink and ran with it.  The detailing on the skirt is also so beautiful.

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Like all Disney Dress Shop dresses, I love the fit!  It is a very fancy looking dress, but as comfortable as a t-shirt.  And…pockets!  I also love that they added sleeves to this one.  I hope they continue this trend with the new dresses.

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Pick up your own dress here.  The blue acrylic bag and shoes are from Amazon.  Sunglasses are a lucky find at the dollar store. Click links to purchase.

 

Happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

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Outfit of the Day: Loki Dress from Her Universe

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Our latest outfit of the day is the Loki pin-up dress by Her Universe for The Disney Dress Shop.

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I love this dress so much for so many reasons, but the stand-out reason is the detailing on the dress itself.

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The basket weave pattern at the waistline nips in my waist perfectly, without sacrificing any comfort.  The detailing on the skirt is so beautiful.  It is the perfect Loki bound dress.

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Like all Disney Dress Shop dresses, I love the fit!  It is a very fancy looking dress, but as comfortable as a t-shirt.  And…pockets!

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Pick up your own dress here.  The tesseract prop was a DIY.  Click here to make your own.  The horn headband, necklace, blue acrylic bag and shoes are all from Amazon.  Sunglasses are a lucky find at the dollar store. Click links to purchase.

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Happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

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

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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