The Outfits of SDCC 2017

You might as well cue those post con blues because I’m feeling them, geeks.
It’s very hard to put my thoughts and feelings about this con into words. It was very different from others. I sat (nervously) on my first panel, I met incredibly talented people, cosplayed for the first time (in SD) and had a lot of fun. It was my first extensive amount of time away from my daughter (oh, I cried), and helped me gain some confidence with my projects.

Unfortunately, the one thing that went wrong while at con this year (aside from not running into the cast of The Magicians – whomp whomp) is that my extra lithium battery and charger were confiscated without my knowledge when I had to check my bag at the very last minute before boarding to San Diego. This meant I could barely take photos with my Canon while I was there – leaving only my iPhone to do the work. It was a big bummer, but I made the best of it!

I have to say I struggled to put together outfits for this trip. I thought they were all “eh” at best, with juggling a very demanding 9-5, Geek Girl Gang and a toddler. However, I loved the way they all ended up coming together, and wanted to share them all with you!

Day 1;
Tee – Geek Girl Gang
Shorts – Old Navy

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Nite 1;
Vintage crop – 1138 Clothing
Skirt – Lularoe

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What I Wore: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

 

Photo by; One Tiny Dinosaur

It’s always so fun to host Geek Girl Brunch Miami events. It’s become my one mama’s day out a month, so I enjoy it for all it’s worth! This month’s brunch was mine to plan, and being my birthday month, I decided to go with my first real-true-Internetworthy-hardcore fandom: Lord of the Rings. I remember joining Livejournal during the LOTR craze, and fangirling hard. I mean, my birthday cake had Frodo’s face plastered on it for my 21st and I stalked all fanpages possible for the entire cast. I still consider all of them my little babies, and love to see them all doing well. At one point, my screen name was “hobbitluv,” so yeah. It was serious stuff.

I knew I wanted to honor Frodo in a casual cosplay way (guys, it is HOT for a hobbit cloak, ok?) so I went boho. I made sure pieces I chose were flowy and comfy to emulate hobbit garb, and matched the colors of Frodo’s outfit. I paired it with my beloved Sting replica from The Noble Collection, and absolutely love the way it all turned out. I also love that I can use all the pieces again repeatedly because they are so cute, versatile and comfortable!

Boho top; Amazon
Maxi skirt; Amazon
Shoes; c/o Yellowbox {similar}
Accessories; Geek Girl Brunch Miami
Hair crown; DIY by friend
Lipstick; Colourpop’s Solow
Nails; Essie’s School of Hard Rocks

Nerdy Must Haves

  1. Ron Swanson Dress; OK, it is no secret that I adore Ron Swanson. He reminds me of my dad, and is my spirit animal. If you know me personally, you know all our eery similarities. One of them is breakfast food, namely, bacon and eggs, so this dress is absolutely everything. Have I mentioned that my birthday is this month? Just sayin’.
  2. LulaRoe Disney Collection; By now you guys know about my love/hate with LulaRoe. I adore how soft and comfy and perfectly fitting their products are, but I tend to hate their patterns. I think someone once described them as looking like really bad 70’s window treatments or couch upholstery and I could not say otherwise. Eighty five percent of their patterns do. But they just recently came out with their Disney collection and I am so so so hooked. Like, just give me all the Disney stuff and walk away unscathed. I’ve managed to snatch up a pair of leggings and a Cassie skirt already. I’m currently hunting down a Carly, so if you can hook up a sista’, let me know.
  3. Gryffindor Kimono; Yeah, yeah. I know that Black Milk came out with a HP line. I know. I tried to buy a piece but it was already sold out because craziness, amirite? So I look elsewhere for awesome potter threads. I adore kimonos (they are so working girl chic), and Hot Topic now has one for each house, so I mean….need I say more? Oh yeah, I do. They are currently one sale. The end.
  4. My Doctor pin; You wanna touch my fangirl feels? Immediately mention my Doctor! For those that are not familiar with the fandom, it may sound strange, but Doctor Who is such a humanistic and emotional series. They say you never forget your first doctor…but what if I resonated more with my 2nd? I have to say that the 9th was my first, but it was such a cheesy season. It was really hard to soldier through, but a couple of seasons into the 10th, I was sold (even with the killer Christmas trees). These pins are fantastic (no pun intended) and I can’t wait to snag one!

What I Wore: SDCC Ready

It’s only one month until SDCC 2017 is in full swing, and I’ve begun planning my outfits. This year is all about comfort, while still being true to my fun and feminine aesthetic. There is a lot I can’t wait to share with you all about this year’s visit, but for now, here is one of my favorite SDCC outfits that I have put together to date.

Tee; Geek Girl Gang
Skirt; LulaRoe
Kicks; Target
Shades; Gap {similar}

I remember how I came up with the “comic con is my cardio” design. I was literally at SDCC, running from one event to the next. I was out of breath and sweaty. I looked over to my friend who was running next to me, and said “comic con is my cardio.” Then I stopped, and realized: that should be on a shirt. Geek Girl Gang wasn’t born for another 2 years, but the idea stayed with me. I’m so (gag)blessed(gag) to be able to be wearing my designs this year to con, and knowing other people will be too. I mean…how crazy rad is that?

I’m also test running how my Lularoe Cassie skirts do on the road during strenuous conditions. I love the way they look with my tees, and immediately makes a simple look turn up a notch to be a little sexier (sign me up!). I turn it down again by pairing it with sneakers and voila! My perfect little fashion nook.

Here’s hoping I’m comfy and cute at this year’s SDCC!
Who else will be joining me?

Nerdy Must Haves

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1. Lord of the Rings Collar Set; My true love of La Barbuda is already known on this blog, so I won’t further gush. However, I love this new LOTR themed collar set. It’s so beautiful, and means so much. You see, I still count LOTR as being my “gateway fandom.” I had always been a fangirl my entire life, but the LOTR movies are what caused me to become immersed in a fandom online, and form friendships (initially) based on it and yadda yadda. The rest is absolute history, but LOTR holds a special place in my heart and always will.

2. Geek Girl Gang Ringer; is it tacky to post about my own products on Nerdy Must Haves? Oops. It’s been amazing to have a product I created (with my in-house designer’s help) slowly become so popular! I’m constantly restocking the Geek Girl Gang ringer because it flies off the shelves. I absolutely love that it is fostering a sense of community among geek girls and is bringing us all together with a message of friendship and camaraderie.  Go get your ringer here + join the gang. 😉

3. Wonder Woman socks; OK, so…was Wonder Woman not the best thing ever? I found myself in tears during the “No Man’s Land” battle because it was just so amazing to think that my daughter will have an amazing role model to look up to (aside from the women in her every day life). Without giving any spoilers, she was perfect: feminine, powerful and passionate. These socks are just cute. But they represent so much, don’t they?

4. 1138 Fandom Formal Collection; I have been obsessed with Linda’s designs for quite some time now and it’s been amazing to see her grow as an artist. She is ever evolving and beyond talented. I am so excited for her launch of the Fandom Formal Collection, which is inspired by Star Wars. How gorgeous is that Leia dress, you guys? If you haven’t heard of her (do you live on this planet????), check her out on IG here and order a custom pretty NOW.