Universal Studios Hollywood

 As I said in my last post on my second look for summer, this past Friday I went to Universal Studios in Hollywood. My great friend Jordan works for Universal and him and his wife, my other great friend Kirsty joined us. I was so glad that they were going to join us especially since they are there a lot and I didn’t want them to be sick of the park and to have a fun time, which they did. It was also very cool of them to join us because it was hotter than hell out and the four of us are very fair-skinned people. We’re all very good at protecting our skin. With that said, even with all the sunscreen we applied, we did get a little burnt which didn’t surprise me in this Southern California sweltering heatwave. 

I’ve been going to Universal since I was little and we were reminiscing about the rides and attractions that the park used to have such as the Back to the Future Ride, E.T, etc. Even though my husband have been to Universal hundreds of times it seems, we both have never been able to see Hogwarts and the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” In the last few years, we’ve gone to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights where they close that part of the park down. We spent the majority of the day there Friday and it was so much fun. The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride was awesome but going through the line in the castle was just as fun. The attention to detail was so crazy and amazing and you really felt like you were in the movies. Even though I’m not a die hard Harry Potter fan and have never read the books but really enjoy the films, and greatly appreciated all the work and detail that was put into Hogwarts. I love magick and wish it was a real place.

Besides that, we had fun taking pictures with Hello Kitty, trying on cute personalized kitty ears, did some shopping, including me buying a “Marauders Map” souvenir glass for my hubby and a Death Eater wand for myself, took a bunch of fun photos and just had a nice day. I think for the four of us, the most important thing was just for all of us getting together. We all get busy and crazy with our lives and it’s so important to take time out to get together with people that you have fun with and love. Also this particular trip to Universal was an early birthday present for my husband. He had been wanting to get a Hogwarts Butter Beer for the longest time and was upset that we couldn’t get any last time we were there, AND HE FINALLY GOT TO ENJOY ONE!  Another huge thank you to Kirsty and Jordan for having a fantastic day with us, despite us getting burnt. It still was such a blast.

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10 Looks for Summer: Number Two, Dead Head Moth Blouse

Here is my second summer outfit which was perfect for my day out yesterday at Universal Studios Hollywood. I wore my jean shorts donned with mini gold skulls and my sleeveless Dead Head Moth blouse from one of my favorite brands Hell Bunny. A little horror trivia, the dead head moth is the insect that “Buffalo Bill” collected in the movie, “Silence of the Lambs.” The blouse buttons down in front and is very lightweight which is perfect for the sweltering heat. It’s longer in the back than the front but has an opening in the back which again is perfect for the heat. Just remember to apply sunscreen to that area. The skull and butterfly pattern is so cute and I’m very glad I bought this cute top. You can find it and other fabulous clothes at Hellbunny.com.

Since I was at an amusement park, I couldn’t wear my big heels which I was very sad about. Instead I wore my Ed Hardy sneakers that I’ve had for years that I love and are super comfortable. I paired them with little white socks and my small Universal Monster Cross body bag that I showed in my previous “Pins and Brooches” post. This was the perfect summer outfit to be out at a theme park all day long. 

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Enjoy and stay tuned for summer outfit number three as well as photos from my day at Universal.

Pins and Brooches

Good Morning fabulous friends and followers. I’m up early to get ready for a fun day at Universal Studios Hollywood. I’m going with my husband of course and two of my best friends and darling couple, Kirsty and Jordan Giuliani. I’ve written about them before as well as working with Jordan in front of and behind the camera lens.

Since I’m going to a theme park today, I’m bringing one of my small purses with me that is decorated with some of my fun brooches and pins and wanted to show them off. Since we talk a lot about fashion, style, and adding your own personal touches and uniqueness to your looks, I thought it was fitting to show off some of my pins from my collections. Brooches and pins are a real easy way to personalize your stuff and add a little extra pizazz to your outfit. I love putting them on coats, handbags (the non-expensive handbags of course), top and bottom pieces, and more. If you are a creative person, you can make your own and find supplies at places like Michael’s or if you don’t want to do that, you can find really cool pins at many places as well as online. I love collecting them from concerts, events, (such as drag con) amusement parks, etc. I love finding vintage inspired brooches and also collecting fancier ones with Swarovski crystals and jewels. (Since I’ll be at a theme park all day, I think I’ll leave my more rare and expensive pieces at home.) I think that pins and brooches are extra special also when they are handmade.

   They are just a fun and easy way to spice up your wardrobe and life. Here are the ones that I’m wearing today with my very appropriate Classic Hollywood Universal Monster cross body purse. I also included where I got this group of pins as well so you can check them out.

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Alyssa Edwards Back Rolls pin (Top left) from DragQueenMerch.com. Bought it at RuPaul’s Drag Con, L.A

 “Oh Honey” Trixie Mattel Pin (Top Right) from DragQueenMerch.com.

Top Glitter Jack-O-Lantern pin made by Denise Sierra of Misfit Mombie Bootique

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls pin (Bottom left) made by Pentagram Peter Pan Clothing

Luna Moth pin (Bottom Right) made by Tenth Dimension Art Collective

 

Enjoy and if you have any fun pins, brooches, or accessories, let me know below and post a picture or link of them if you can.