A Podcast and Fox 11 Interview!

I recently got to sit down and do a podcast for “Below the Surface” and an interview for my local Fox station (Fox 11 LA for “Good Day LA”). Here are links to both. Please enjoy and hope you all had a great Halloween!

Here’s a link to the whole podcast:

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-below-the-surface-with-dr-59436028/

I also did an interview with LA Fox 11 for Halloween. Video below:

https://www.foxla.com/video/866009

I’m recovering from my knee replacement currently, but I will have some more goodies for you guys coming up to wrap up 2020!

Until next time…

Love, Kim

Halloween 2020: A Trip to Hauntoween

With most events canceled this year, it has been difficult, but not impossible, to find events to attend this year for Halloween.

A lot of haunts have revised plans to make their once walk-thru haunts, drive-thru instead. Because of this, most of them have revised them to be family-friendly. One such event is Haunt0ween in Woodland Hills, CA.

A link to their site is here, so see if you can score some last-minute tickets. It is worth the price!

The experience is about 20 minutes or so, with some Halloween vignettes and a “neighborhood” with spooky (but not too spooky) characters and trick or treating. The candy is handed out by baskets and socially distant.

I had to take a picture of that cow, because he looks like the meanest cow in existence, and we could not stop giggling about it! We had an amazing time and hope you can take in an event or two this Halloween!

Then we took in an outside dinner, which was a nice change from being at home all the time. Beret from Kreepsville 666 and pentagram dress from Wish. My mask is from Spirit Halloween. Click on links to buy.

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!

Love, Kim

Adventure to Knotts’ Berry Farm for Taste of Falloween

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

Outfit of the Day: One More Halloween Dress from Rosegal

I know, I know. I was done with the Halloween dress posts, but then I saw on Amazon this cute dress from Rosegal and could get it quickly, so I pounced!

As usual with Rosegal, they run small, and this dress is no exception. However, the fit is good and the dress is cute and comfy!

Get your own here. My witch hat is also from Amazon. Belt is from Torrid. Click on the links to buy.

Until next time…

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim

Outfit of the Day: Haunted Mansion Dress from Disney Dress Shop

Our last Halloween-themed outfit of the day is from the Disney Dress Shop.

This Haunted Mansion dress is not only super on point, but it is comfy enough to wear any time and looks very high-end.

Click on the link here to buy your own.

My Halloween tree is from Michael’s. Click on the link to buy. Decorations are all from Dollar Tree. I spent $25 dollars on decorations total, and they look amazing!

I hope that these Halloween-themed outfits have inspired you to get ready for the spooky fun season, pandemic or not!

Send me some pictures of your outfits for Halloween! I love to hear from you guys!

As always, if you want to buy the “In Plain Sight” book, click the link on the home page or click here.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim

Outfit of the Day: Halloween Dresses from Rosegal

Our next outfit of the day, or outfits of the day, come from Rosegal.com.

Rosegal (and DressLily) have tons of inexpensive options for standard and plus sizes. It is a great place to shop for seasonal outfits, including these cute dresses I found.

First up is this hi-low celestial dress. The front is very short, so I would advise wearing leggings with it. I paired it with a cute vintage-inspired cardi from Amazon. Click on the links to buy.

Both sites run very, VERY small. So, please check the sizing with your body measurements and not what size you usually wear. Example is that both of these dresses I got in a 5xl. I usually wear a 2xl or 3xl, depending on the brand.

This next dress is so adorable, I will be wearing it almost daily until Halloween. The print is just so darn cute! Click on this link to buy. I also paired this one with the same cardi from Amazon, but in a pumpkin color. Belt is from Torrid.

In addition to the small sizing, a lot of the waistlines tend toward a more empire waist, just as an fyi. Both of these dresses fell on my natural waist, so that was also a pleasant surprise.

It takes a couple of weeks for orders to arrive, so I’d go ahead and get your shop on for Halloween now!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim

Outfits of the Day: Spooky Couture

For our last outfit post before Halloween, I thought I’d post some pics of my spooky couture with all the shopping links for you!  Enjoy!

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This spider dress is from Steady Clothing.  Glasses from Five Below.

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My witch hat is from Amazon.

Spoopy fun shirts in ladies’ plus sizes available at Teepublic.

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Dress by Unique Vintage and monster bag by Rock Rebel.

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Cat pinafore by Kreepsville 666.  Neckace from a ren faire in the past, but here is a similar one.

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Bat dress from Wish.

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Bat cat eye glasses from a booth at Spook Show, but here are some fun sunglasses that are great for Halloween season.  Necklace from Wish.

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Pin from Wish.  Dress from Target, but no longer available.  I found a similar one for you here.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

A Trip to Son of Monsterpalooza and Spookshow

Recently, we went to a couple of horror-themed shows and conventions in the LA area.

 

The first was Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank.  This was a first for both of us.  The kiddo and I have never been to a horror-themed convention before.  I enjoyed this show a lot.  I was impressed with the celebrity meet and greets offered by the show.  Furthermore, the celebrities are at their tables and you just walk up and chat, get autographs and photos.  No lines, no lotteries, no fuss.

I made a couple of nice purchases on the floor.  This purse from Rock Rebel and this cat dress by Kreepsville 666.  Click on links to peruse their sites.

 

The second show was Spookshow at Halloween Club in Orange County.  This show was an outside horror-themed flea market in their parking lot and the huge Halloween Store had almost everything marked down.

This show had free admission, which was nice, but there were far fewer vendors and the store was pretty junky and crowded.

Here are some photos from the show floor and the lot at Spookshow.

 

I did get these sunnies at the show, but the vendor doesn’t have a website for you to check out, unfortunately.

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But, most importantly, me and the kiddo had a lovely day out, which is why we do what we do!

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Until next time…

Love, Kim and Benji

Find It Here: Halloween Decor

It is finally, FINALLY Halloween decorating time!

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Well, to be honest, I decorated the last weekend in September, but for most normal people, it is time to decorate for Halloween.

Here are some great pictures of our Halloween decor and some shopping links to peruse and buy some great decor for your own lair.

The moon “wreath” is from Spirit Halloween.  The black dragon is from Big Lots.  The little green one is from Michael’s.  The cauldrons, broom and doormat are also from Spirit Halloween.  The funkins are from Michael’s.

The items on the mantel are mostly from Target, but some are from Michael’s and Dollar Tree.  The ghost light, bat light and reaper figure are from Target.

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The google eye figures, cauldron and witch hat light are from Target.  The glitter pumpkins and velvet pumpkin are both from Michael’s.

Not all items are available anymore, so our shopping links are to each store’s Halloween Store pages so you can go from there.  If I find specific links, I will put them in the picture descriptions above for you.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji

Outfit of the Day: Witch Dress from Retrolicious

Our next outfit of the day is the witch dress from Retrolicious.

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I absolutely love the print on this dress!  The witches are adorable.

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I recently picked this dress up at Retrolicious’s warehouse sale, but you can visit their website by clicking this link.

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I paired the dress, which is sleeveless, with a cropped tee from Amazon.  Click on this link to buy.  Photobomb below courtesty of Benji!

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Happy Shopping!

Love, Kim and Benji