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Disneybounding for Toy Story Land!

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Hello all! This weekend I was very lucky to attend a preview of the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! I dressed for the occasion with a Woody Disneybound and before we get into that, I would like to address something. When I left my place, I looked like this:



The very second we walked into the land, it started pouring rain. My immediate thought was that if it started lightning out they would shut down Slinky Dog Dash (an outdoor coaster) and WHO KNOWS when it would be up again? So naturally I ran there and rode it in the pouring rain. All before I could take some good pics of this outfit. Which brings me to my main point: this is a very very VERY soggy outfit post. My makeup and hair are trashed and my clothes are weirdly wrinkled and still wet. Despite that, I had a great time and was pretty proud of this outfit, so I documented it anyway! True to form, I never let the rain stop me.


The Shirt

Just a basic, slightly dressy, basic tee. This was thrifted.


The Jeans

High rise skinnies from American Eagle. I swear by their pants.

The Accessories

My bandana was a whopping 1 dollar at Wal-Mart. You can’t beat it really. My pin came from the legendary Hard Rock Park (yes they had a theme park, that sadly remained open for less than a year), and was the only Sheriff pin I could find in my closet, so I took it.


Bag and Shoes

These were so fun to bring out after such a long time. The bag came from the Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT and the cowboy boots were a hand me down from my mother.


Toy Story Land!

Here’s a little mini-review for ya! We weren’t able to experience the merchandising or the quick service restaurant, but what I did see was amazing. As always, Disney’s theming is incredible. The idea is that you’re in Andy’s back yard, and everything, down to the foliage itself (which simulated the grass, overgrown in spots), immersed you in that idea. Slinky Dog Dash is a really fun little coaster, with a great view of the entire land. I rode it twice, once in the rain, and once not in the rain. (I definitely saw more without the rain constantly in my eyes, go figure.) We rode the Alien Swirling Saucers a lot, and it’s probably one of my fav new rides. The aliens are my favorite Toy Story characters and that excellent theming (that matched flawlessly with the visuals of the Buzz Lightyear ride at the Magic Kingdom!!) paired with the ride track from Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at DCA had me laughing constantly. To sum it all up for you, this land is great. Go visit when it’s open at the end of this month!



Bye y’all!

Dressing my Enfys Best


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Hi. yes. My name is Tori and I loved Solo: A Star Wars Story. And clearly, Enfys Nest is a new fav. I’ve been on the hunt for any unique and/or clothing related Enfys merch, but it’s been a challenge to say the least. (Also where’s the Qi’ra merch?? I digress.) Anyway, I finally stumbled upon this shirt at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and needed it immediately.



The Shirt

I’m a big fan of the color scheme and the pocket gives it a little something extra. At first I was confused about the cut and sizing, but after looking at the ShopDisney website that it is also available on, this muscle tank is just listed as for adults. I’m happy they went with a more neutral sizing and can totally see how the way this is cut can fit multiple body types regardless of gender, which I call a major win.



The Shorts

I paired the shirt with some flowy high-waisted chain patterned shorts I’ve had laying around in my closet for quite some time.  These came from Ross. (Oh and they have pockets!!)


Shoes and Bag

The shoes came from Walmart and were less than 10 dollars!! (I’m not kidding! Go!) The dark green bag came from Ross as well and is Madden Girl, part of the Steve Madden brand.




The necklace and orange ring are vintage and came from my grandmother. The gold cuff bracelets came from various art festivals.



This was a fun and comfortable outfit to do boring adult stuff in, like take my car in for servicing. Thanks for looking, have a great week, and go see Solo!





Scoundrel Style: A Solo Inspired Outfit

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Hey all! Long time no see. It’s been a wild few months between juggling a new job and a lot of personal projects, but I’m happy to be back and hopefully posting somewhat regularly again!

Let’s get into it: SOLO. This movie, much like Rogue One, has me way more hyped than the debut of any new trilogy movie (your girl loves world building, sue me) and the costumes and sets in this movie are so beautiful I have chest pains. Naturally, I’m a sucker for all of the merch and came across a great shirt…. that they didn’t have in my size. What they did have, though was a shirt several sizes bigger than mine that transitioned pretty perfectly into a t shirt dress!


The Shirt

Featuring a young Han and Chewie, I scored this shirt turned almost dress at Target.


The Leggings

Also from Target, these black velvet material leggings are one of my favorite things I own.



My necklace came from Top Shop. The far left and far right rings came from a gem show. The middle diamond shaped ring is from Pandora.


My favorite piece of this outfit is my Han leather cuff bracelet. It came from Star Wars Celebration and my mom has a Leia one to match!


Shoes and Bag

I figured I’d let my shirt do the talking, so I opted for some subtler shoes and bag. My black combat boots came from Amazon and my small black purse came from Forever 21.



Also, I got a giant Porg POP.



Thanks for looking, I missed you guys!





Style: Queen in Tatooine

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I was beyond stoked to visit the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts this past weekend. I needed a cute outfit for this (obviously) and as luck would have it, I had just bought the Her Universe Tatooine Sweetheart dress. I had originally planned to wear it with a thin light blue cardigan, but Florida decided it would be cold for once, so here’s my more winter-y plan B.



The Dress

This was such a good buy in that the dress is a very versatile piece. It’s something that can be dressed up or dressed down and is just the right amount of subtle Star Wars. The dress’ color palette gives you a lot of pairing options. I had, as mentioned before, intended on pairing it with a light blue cardigan. With the weather changing, it was very easy to find other warmer items to pair with it.


The jacket came from Old Navy a few years ago but I’m sure they still have something similar.


The dark grey knit leggings came from Target. And yeah, there’s fleece on the inside!


The boots came from Target. A wardrobe staple for me is definitely a pair of tall black boots. They literally go with anything.



This vintage gold Salacious Crum necklace was purchased when I attended Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.


I got this guy back in the golden days of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, during Star Wars Weekends. *sigh* The great thing is, he’s a stuffed animal and a backpack! And he actually fits a ton more than you’d think.



In any event, I encourage you to buy this dress and I also heavily encourage you to visit the exhibit if you should have the chance. It was an incredible day of marveling at and sketching costumes, learning about the concepts behind some of the most beloved characters, and staring at Palpatine’s finger nails (yeah, they even had those!).


‘Til next time!

DIY: Bioshock Splicer Mask

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Bioshock is probably my favorite gaming series of all time (behind Crash Bandicoot, of course), so when I found the perfect rabbit mask to use as a base, a splicer look happened.


This decorated rabbit mask was at Spirit Halloween for about $12.



To start off with, I began painting on some of the gold details you would see on an actual Bioshock mask.  Yes, this mask is a little busier than that but I honestly thought it looked pretty sweet. I used the first picture below as a reference picture for my mask.



Next, using a wire cutter and an box cutter, I cut out pieces of the mask to make it look distressed and destroyed.  The mask I bought was far stronger than I expected, so the box cutter came handy when it came time to wear the plastic down in places that weren’t connected to the edges of the mask, like the holes in the ears.


I also removed the elastic of the mask on the right side, where I cut away a large portion of the mask. It’s important to keep this intact so that you can still place it on your head. When I finished cutting the pieces I needed to off, I then cut a piece of felt and hot glued the elastic under it on the opposite side of the mask.


Then, I beefed up the mask’s overall paint job a bit. I drew very thin, grey crack lines all over the mask surface to copy the one in our picture. For this I used a combination of black and silver acrylic paint and a thin paintbrush. To make the line consistency spotty, I dabbed the paint with my finger as it dried.


Using just the silver paint, I dabbed the paint around the cracks to give them some more definition. This should be very faint, only giving the mask surface a slight shadow.


To make the mask grungier and bloodier, I used the Skin Illustrator FX palette. It’s alcohol based, so it’s staying power is pretty great. Using my fingers, I dabbed browns and deep reds around the edges and ears of the mask. Using a chip brush, I spattered a combination of the red paints in the palette to simulate blood sprays. I also diluted the paint with a large amount of alcohol and dripped it onto the mask as well!





Now enjoy that mask of yours! After all, is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?

DIY: a Probe Droid Pumpkin

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This Halloween season was absolutely insane, so I’m definitely late when it comes to getting this post out. HOWEVER, I firmly believe that you can keep pumpkins out through Thanksgiving and fully intend to do so.


Last year, I made a BB-8 pumpkin, so I thought I’d continue the droid pumpkin tradition with a sparkly black probe droid pumpkin this year.



They’re adorable and help my main man Maul out so this was a no brainer.


For this project, you’ll need:

  • a small black foam pumpkin
  • a black pipe cleaner
  • tooth picks
  • black foam sheeting
  • grey and white felt sheets
  • red paint
  • a hot glue gun


First, I took a pipe cleaner (mine wasn’t initially black, I just painted it to save on the cost of buying a whole pack for one pipe cleaner), and stuck it through the top of the pumpkin on the left side, a little behind the middle.  This will simulate the obnoxiously long antenna that these droids have.




Then, I marked out the shape of the main lens of the droid on the foam sheet. This was largely eyeballed. You just want to make sure that the size of the lens compared to the pumpkin is appropriate. Reference pictures of the actual droid help with this a lot.



Taking the grey and white felt, I cut out pieces to simulate the edges and the reflection of the lens.  I made two grey pieces for the top and bottom of the circle and two white pieces; one in the shape of a circle and one a smaller oval.

I then glued these pieces to the black foam sheeting with a hot glue gun and then glued it to the center of the pumpkin.


Next, I began work on the sides of the droid. I cut out another smaller lens size and a rounded rectangle out of the foam sheeting to fit on the left side of the pumpkin. When I was cutting the pieces, I made sure to account for the curve of the pumpkin, and cut the sides that will be up against the pumpkin with that same curve.

For the small lens, I repeated the same kind of process with the felt to simulate the depth of the lens, only this time I cut an entire circle of the grey felt to go all the way around.


For the rounded rectangle, I painted two small red dots to the top left to simulate the lights on its side.


To attach these to the side of the pumpkin, I attached tooth picks to the back of the foam with hot glue. I used two on the rounded rectangle and one for the lens.




I then cut a piece of foam in the shape of a curled wire to connect the two pieces. I attached this with hot glue.



For the right side of the droid, there are 2 grey colored rectangles sticking out. I cut out two felt rectangles, one slightly longer than the other, and attached toothpicks to them using the same process as before. As with the others, I stabbed these into the side of the pumpkin.


And there you have it! Mission accomplished.



Happy fall ya’ll! I’ll see you next time.


THIS IS (a) HALLOWEEN (outfit)

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As a surprise to no one, I love dressing for Halloween, and living in Orlando, I make the yearly theme park Halloween merchandise rounds. Most years, I find it hard to come across merch that is on the chic-er side, but this year was very different. Cue the amazing Nightmare merch!

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I found this incredible Sally/Haunted Mansion mash up shirt in Mouse Gears near the front of EPCOT, but I’m sure it can be found where ever Disney sells their general Halloween line. The shirt is well cut, having the wider sleeves without looking too baggy. The design is everything (mainly because the little guy at the bottom reminds me of a sandworm). I have the shirt tucked in here, but there is a nice lace fringe at the bottom if you choose to wear it untucked.



I paired some black crochet shorts with the shirt. I got these from Forever 21.




My bag is actually a popcorn bucket! This Oogie Boogie bucket with a strap (it’s like it’s begging to be a purse) is available for purchase at the Magic Kingdom during the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The opening in the back isn’t too big so you’ll have to ditch your large wallet if you plan on making him a purse.



For this look I wanted to add some layered necklaces. The longer necklace came from a renaissance fair and the shorter black chord necklace came from Top Shop.


My broken watch is vintage, handed down by my grandmother.




These dusty old things came from Target. Honestly I can’t stress how essential black ankle boots are to my every day life. Invest in some if you can!

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A super special thanks once again to my great friend Britt Barnim for the awesome shots in front of the new Baseline Tap at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Happy Halloween!

True Life: All the good stuff I own is from the Halloween Store

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It’s about that time of year again where everything I buy comes from a Halloween store/ Halloween section in a store, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite clothing, accessories, and even home decor finds this year.

1.The Waffle Purse

First of all, it’s a. waffle. purse. Turn any type of food into a purse and I’m there, but think of all the amazing Stranger Things outfit opportunities. The bag was a match made in heaven with my wall dress I made last Halloween! It’s the perfect size for a night out bag and overall is pretty well constructed. This babe was only 10 dollars at Spirit Halloween, but if you have an amazeballs best friend like I do, it’s free *wink wink* (thx Court!).


2. Pokeball Dress

So I’ve picked up this weird tradition in which my birthday dress comes from a Halloween store and I’m not mad about it. This year’s dress just happened to be this one. Not only is it the cutest ever and fits like a glove, but it’s made out of a super nice and durable fabric. I didn’t think twice about buying it and I couldn’t have found a better dress tbh.  I found it at Spirit Halloween for about 40 dollars.




3. ‘Slay all day’ Makeup Bag

Let me start off by saying that canvas makeup bags are the absolute bomb. Add a cute Halloween quote and I’m so there for it. It’s already in use and absolutely perfect. I got this at Spirit Halloween.


4. Spider Web Headband

It was cute, cheap, and near the checkout at Spirit Halloween. Get it and get it now.


5. Creature from the Black Lagoon Mask

So yeah, you could probably use this as an actual mask but like why would you do that when you can use it as decoration?? Pinning this guy up on my wall is one of the best decisions I’ve made in weeks. Target’s Halloween section is killing it this year with these original universal monster masks and other inspired decor.



6. Tiffany Plush

Every year Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has these plushes as prizes at their fair games and every year I collect at least one new one. They’re pretty well made for a fair game prize and are fantastic representations of monsters, both classic (Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon) and newer (Chucky, Jason, Freddie). This is the first year I’ve seen Tiffany and she was an instant buy. If you want something spooky and cute for your couch this Halloween (or every) season, these are it!


7. SpongeBob Skirt

I yelled when I saw this. Half of it was because of the pattern, half of it was that this cute skater skirt was SEVEN DOLLARS. This came from the Party City Halloween section.


This year has been a verrry good year for Halloween shopping; I hope it is as good to you as it has been to me!






Stylin’ like a Stormborn

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I woke up wanting to channel some season 5 Daenerys and also found myself staring at EPCOT’s Morocco pavilion and thinking heavily of Dorne so Thrones inspired outfit pictures happened.

Top and Skirt

Both from Target, I felt the lace pattern and crisp white of the tank and knee-length skirt made a great pair.




Grey geode stud earrings reminded me a lot of Dragonstone. I got these from Michael’s Craft Store (yes, they sell cute jewelry sometimes!!).

My necklaces were my favorite touch on this look. The dragon emblem necklace is from Alex and Ani and is adjustable. The necklace with Valar Morghulis accents was obtained at a local convention.


Since it was a hot and bright day out, sunglasses were a necessity. So I picked my fav dragon lady pair, also from the Target eye wear section.


Shoes and Bag

My Dooney and Bourke leather backpack was a vintage hand-me-down from my mom. My nude closed-toed sandals came from Ross.


It was a fun day at EPCOT’s Food and Wine festival, which really helped me cope with the lack of Game of Thrones in my life for the next TWO YEARS.

Til next time!

Bringing my Rey game for Force Friday

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetForce Friday is one of my favorite yearly traditions, in which Star Wars fans such as myself wait for hours to grab the latest merchandise for the newest Star Wars movie. I typically head to Target, since they know exactly how to appeal to me merchandise-wise, and this year they were promoting the tag line “Bring Your Rey Game” for the event. I threw together an outfit I thought would be worthy of this theme, while still being comfortable and warm (something that’s very important when you’re waiting on the floor for six hours).


The Dress

This loose swing dress from Her Universe was the perfect fit! Featuring Rey and BB-8 on the sands of Jakku, I definitely brought my Rey game in this. It’s light fabric also makes it incredibly comfortable!


Leggings and Cardigan

I paired my dress with some simple light grey cotton leggings so that being up and down and on the floor for hours wouldn’t be an issue. I got these from Ross. I also brought along a light grey over-sized cardigan for when things got chilly. This was thrifted.




I paired my Rey dress with a tan-yellow thin belt, just to cinch it up and make it a bit shorter. I also brought along my Dooney and Bourke The Force Awakens zip sachel for my bag. This is the absolute perfect size, and fit all of the clay I packed to pass the time as well as snacks and water. For shoes, I wore my brown lace-up boots from Target.


I also pulled my hair back like how Rey’s has been shown in The Last Jedi and you better believe I bought all of the Porg things. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever loved anything this much.



As always, thanks so much to my good friend Britt Barnim for the sweet pics!

IMG_2348Til next time!