What I Wore: Groving

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I love me a good Sunday Funday. I’ve been traveling for what seems like ages, but now that I finally have my feet planted back on the ground of my home city, I took advantage by doing what I love to do best: strolling around one of my favorite neighborhoods. Coconut Grove used to be all the rage while I was growing up, but I feel like it is kind of having another renaissance. I see it now as a more laid back alternative to the crazy beach crowd and hipster Wynwood scene. It has a very hippy kind of vibe, which makes me happy on gorgeous days like these in Miami.

Local readers: what’s your favorite neighborhood in Miami?

Top; Conversation Pieces
Jeans; Forever 21 {similar}
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Melificent cuff; Made With Code
Bag; c/o Conversation Pieces
M ring; Sale Rack {similar}
Glasses; c/o Firmoo

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What I Wore: We’re All Stories in the End

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I love pairing fandom tees and accessories with trendy pieces. I feel like it gives your geeky side a subtle nod without going overboard. Plus, it is so fun to put the two together! Often, people don’t think you can make geeky wear fashionable, but I beg to differ. I do it on a daily basis, and I honestly love that unless you are another fan, most people will just glide over the reference. That makes those fellow fan encounters even more special!

This is pretty easy to do with Jordan’s line of quotable tees. This one in particular was a must have for me since it is one of my favorite Doctor Who quotes. Tennant may be my doctor, but you have to admit that Smith had some amazing one liners. I love the typography and the fit of her basic tees. It makes it so easy to pair with anything – even this eccentric (but AMAZING) celestial kimono cardigan.

Tank; c/o JordanDene
Skirt; Forever 21 {similar}
Cardigan; boutique in San Francisco
Bag; c/o Conversation Pieces
Boots; Forever 21
Accessories; miscellaneous & gifted
Necklace; The Colorful Geek
Hair clip; c/o Ban.do {similar}

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NYCC 2014 Photo Recap

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

NYCC was a total blur. I only went for the weekend, and had the most amazing time meeting friends old and new. I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed! I spent both Friday and Saturday walking the exhibit floor, and there was so much to see. Being my first time at NYCC, the main thing I took from the experience was that it was 100% a vendors con. Unlike San Diego, there were no major panels to attend and minimal celebrity draw. Also, there were no stand alone events to attend – all parties were linked to the convention. This meant that there were no network/show parties, which is the complete opposite of SDCC. So what was there left to do? Shop! And shop I did.

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On My Way to NYCC!

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

I’m currently on my way to join all of you in New York City for NYCC!!!
I’m so excited – it’s my first time and I’m beyond ready to meet a lot of fellow bloggers and have an amazing time in one of my favorite cities.
If you are going, I hope to see you at Fangirls Night Out hosted by Geek Girl Brunch on Saturday night!

Visiting Conversation Pieces

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Personal by Meli

So something pretty special happened while I was visiting California this past week. I was able to sync up with a lot of my west coast friends, but I had one special visit in particular. As you all know, I’ve worked with the small boutique, Conversation Pieces, for some time now. They have been my longest partnership and I have really built a great friendship with the shop’s owner, Audrey. She has always been such an inspiration to me to live your dream and never, ever give up. Despite so much adversity, she looks at life through rose-colored glasses and that is something I admire so much. On this trip, I was finally able to meet her, Angel and see Conversation Pieces in real life!

Audrey was able to meet my hubby, we went to brunch at an adorable cafe nearby and I was able to shop to my little heart’s content in one of the cutest boutiques I’ve ever walked into. It was so great to see everything that Audrey worked so hard to make a reality, and of course, to give her a very big real life hug. I really wish we lived closer so this could be more of a frequent occurrence!

For all of you in the Southern California area, definitely make sure to check out Conversation Pieces’ storefront and make sure to tell Audrey that Meli sent you! I can’t wait to show you all the goodies I picked up!

1150 E Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807