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A Trip to Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

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With restrictions easing everywhere, most theme parks have started or in the case of Knott’s, restarted, their food festival programs. These “Taste of…” events are a lot of fun and a safe way to get out of the house for a bit.

Besides that, a chance to enjoy some great food!

I’ve never been to the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival before, but I can say that I will never miss one again. The food was amazing, honestly, beyond amazing. I’m no foodie, but I had such an amazing time!

Everything was outside and no rides operating, but the Ghost Town residents of Calico were socially distant and out and about to interact with the guests. There were also some Peanuts characters available for socially distant, but still great, photos.

There may be some tickets still available here. If you can go, I highly recommend it.

Now, for the wardrobe. I went with a nice springtime 50’s look from Rosegal. I added purple accessories, cause, boysenberries, from Amazon.

Click on these links to buy the dress, the beret, the belt and the petticoat. Pins are from Wish. I also have some great enamel pins available in the store. Just click here. Shoes are an old DIY on this blog. Click here to revisit.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Wardrobe Solutions: Tube/Pencil Skirt

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Our latest outfit of the day also features a great wardrobe solution- the tube or pencil skirt.

This skirt can be an excellent addition to your wardrobe as a staple. How to wear it?

Well, the new trend of cropped shirts is a great way to wear this skirt. As you can see from the pictures, I took an awesome graphic tee from Forever 21 Plus and paired it with a tube skirt, also from Forever 21 Plus.

I have a couple of tees that I purchased recently that are cropped. While I like the fit, I also don’t really like to bare my midriff. This skirt is super high-waisted, so that solves the problem nicely.

This skirt is a staple of both rockabilly looks as well as 80’s inspired looks.

Click on links above to shop this look.

The sunglasses are coming to the store this Thursday, the 25th! These shades are a great cat-eye shape with a matte finish and feature our ducky logo. I’ve been road-testing these for the past couple months and the logo has proven to be water/sweat proof, has not faded at all and has stayed put.

Get your own pair this Thursday for only $14.95! Just click on the shop link at the top of the page.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Thrifting Trip and Outfit of the Day

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For the kiddo’s (well, he’s 15, so not REALLY a kiddo), birthday, I took him on a thrifting trip to King Richard’s Antiques in Whittier, CA. Whittier is east of downtown LA.

King Richard’s is three floors of amazing finds, and we had an amazing time.

Benji got a new denim jacket and some other chotkes.

For our trip, my outfit of the day is from Hot Topic. I love this Tarot Card dress so much!

Like most Hot Topic pieces, it is size-inclusive and super comfy and a great print.

My belt is from Torrid. The boots are from Forever 21. Click on links to buy.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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A Much-Needed Trip to Downtown Disney

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With COVID cases finally declining, our Governor lifted stay-at-home orders and the ban on outside dining recently.

Boyfriend Bill and I took advantage of that and took a day off to go to Downtown Disney.

In addition, Disney has opened the main street and Hollywood section of Disney’s California Adventure for shopping.

I did make note of the fact that work has resumed on Avenger’s Campus, which makes me more happy than I could ever express. To celebrate that, I wore my Black Widow Disney Dress Shop dress by Her Universe.

I picked up one of the new Nuimos. Nuimos were a huge hit in Japan, and now they have made their way to the USA. They are fully posable with a variety of fashionable looks to choose from. I chose Daisy, cause, duck. I bought her a cute ensemble that makes her super stylish I think! Shop for Nuimos online here. It is also important to note that Her Universe will be designing everyday cosplay looks for Nuimos. So, your toys can bound too! Feel free to use a Team Build Checklist for them as well (wink)! Maybe I should make some tiny Team Build Checklists…

As always, the Disney Dress Shop dresses look amazing and are super comfortable. I love the design on this dress as well. And yes, there are pockets! Get your own dress here.

My beret is from Amazon. Pins are from Wish. Petticoat is also from Amazon. Chucks by Converse.

Happy Shopping and coming up, we are planning an adventure to Knott’s! Stay tuned…

xoxo

Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Emperor’s New Groove

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Welcome to Kuzcotopia!

I’m so excited to share this new skirt from “The Emperor’s New Groove” by Her Universe for Hot Topic.

“The Emperor’s New Groove” has long been a favorite Disney movie of mine, and I am so glad to see that Hot Topic now has a whole line of clothing to celebrate it.

This skirt is size inclusive, up to a 5xl. It is available at both Her Universe and Hot Topic.

I love the vibrant color and the fabric is a super stretchy and comfy scuba, so it keeps its shape. I also love the length, which is just below the knee. You can turn it into a move vintage look by adding a petticoat.

My shirt is from Torrid. Click on links to buy.

It may not be complete with water slide, but darn it, it’s pretty awesome!

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Shakespeare T-shirt with 80’s Style Blazer

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For our latest outfit of the day, I styled this new awesome t-shirt from Forever 21.

It’s not everyday that you find a t-shirt with Shakespeare on it.

The English nerd in me, snagged this immediately!

I styled it with an 80’s-inspired oversized blazer from Lane Bryant. I added pins to the lapel. Pins are my actual pins and buttons from the 80’s, with the exception of the ducky enamel pin, which is from our InPlainSight store. In addition, you can’t pose with a Shakespeare shirt and NOT have a skull on hand. Mine is from Michael’s. Click on links to buy.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Black “New Look” Dress with Pink Accessories

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Our latest outfit of the day all comes from Amazon.

I love it when I find a look that is both size-inclusive and affordable.

This black dress fits me beautifully and gives me the “new look” silhouette that I absolutely love. The fabric is soft and has stretch. It is size inclusive, going up to a 4xl. The size chart is accurate in the photo gallery. Not only that, but the price is right at $32.99. Get your own on Amazon.

The rest of the look also comes from Amazon. Click on these links to buy the petticoat, belt and beret.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Leopard Tulle Skirt by Betsey Johnson for Torrid

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Our next outfit of the day also comes from Torrid and their Betsey Johnson collection. In addition, it will make a great Valentine’s Day look.

I absolutely love this skirt! It is so comfortable and cute. I really love how it can be dressed up or down. So far, I’ve loved pairing it with t-shirts and moto jackets, but you can easily add a more formal blouse or sweater set for a more upscale look.

Get your own skirt from Torrid. My Avengers t-shirt is also from Torrid. The pink t-shirt is from Amazon. Pink moto jacket is from Eloquii. White sneakers from Fila. Leopard sneakers are from Converse. My new tricycle is from Ebay. Bowler hat is from Amazon. Click on all the links to buy.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Plaid Dress with Pink Accessories from Amazon

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Our next outfit of the day also comes from Amazon. I put together another black and pink look completely that will be fantastic for Valentine’s Day.

This dress is a steal at $26.99! The dress is also size-inclusive. I dressed mine up with retro accessories for a photo shoot in Palm Springs, but you can change things up and make it more of a goth look or a casual look by changing accessories.

Get your own from Amazon.

Also get your beret, petticoat and sweater from Amazon by clicking the links.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Kim

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Outfit of the Day: Sabrina-Inspired Outfit

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Our latest outfit of the day is from Torrid.

I was inspired to put together a Sabrina-inspired outfit to celebrate the last season of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. I thought it was their best season. It is a shame that it was the last one.

The velvet lace-up top is from the Betsey Johnson collection done for Torrid. The skirt is also from Torrid. Tights are from Snag Tights. The headband is so old, I have no idea where I got it, but click here for a similar one.

The skirt is from their Sabrina collection, and if you look closely, you can see Salem on the waistband. I love the bustle-like details on the side of the skirt. I also love that it is not sky-high, like Sabrina’s skirts tended to be. I’m a 53-year-old witch and not a teenaged one after all!

So, click on those links to shop this look. Enjoy!

xoxo

Kim