What I Wore; Impromptu Date Night

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Date nights are far and few between these days, so when babysitting was offered at the last minute last week, we took it and ran! Although we didn’t end up making the right decision (not impressed with CityPlace Doral), we had a great time with each other catching up. In fact, I don’t think we talked about baby stuff once! Adult conversations: success.

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Top; Uniqlo
Skirt; LulaRoe
Sneakers; Target
Lips; Colourpop’s Mars

At first, I have to admit that LulaRoe seemed silly to me. I thought it was clothes that housewives wore in the Midwest (no offense to housewives that may read my blog in the Midwest), so I didn’t even look into it. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised – I really dig their dresses, and especially skirts. They are SO comfortable. I still don’t like 80% of their patterns, but I find myself scouring through different consultant’s inventory to find the right ones. This Cassie skirt in mustard yellow is pure perfection. I feel sexy, while still comfy. I pumped up the comfort level by pairing it with an oversized crop tee + sneakers.

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This outfit, my fresh new ‘do (bangs are back!) + plenty of vodka tonics were more than enough to keep this mama happy.

Nerdy Must Haves

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1. Fandom Notebooks; I adore writing in notebooks and journals. I have so many of them, I can’t even keep track of them. Seriously, I find them whenever I decide to tidy things up in random rooms of my house. Most of the time, unused. And I keep buying more. Someone please tell me I’m not alone. Since I’m not going to stop collecting them any time soon, these beautiful Doctor Who ones would have been great, but unfortunately, the store is on a permanent hiatus. Whimper. Lets admire from afar, shall we?

2. Deathly Hallows cap; I am so obsessed with baseball caps lately. I think they make the perfect addition to a summer outfit, and a great way to add fandom to any outfit. This hallows cap is absolutely everything, and since it’s black…it goes with everything too. Win/win.

3. Minnie donut; Little known fact: I craved donuts a whole lot towards the end of my pregnancy. Since I’m gluten intolerant, I knew it wasn’t going to happen, but now that I am not pregnant, I have cheated here and there for the right one. If this Minnie donut actually existed, it would be worth the cheat by far. For now, I’ll settle on wearing it on my lapel.

4. Sanrio duffel; There is a piece of me that thinks this needs to be my carry on for SDCC. I don’t care how ridiculous or loud it is (I mean, when have I ever), or the high probability that it can probably hold less than half of a regular carry on. It is a total compulsive and irrational buy and it’s totally going to happen. At least I’m honest.

What I Wore: Be Our Guest

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I was very excited to take control of the Disney Princess brunch for Geek Girl Brunch Miami. My life has been encompassed by Disney since having a child, and I have no shame when I say that Luna is a Disney kid. She is obsessed with Mickey Mouse and Elena of Avalor. Although Belle is definitely not my favorite princess (I know, gasp), I had to honor the new film by snagging this adorable replica of Belle’s famous gold dress for Lulu. I also LOVED the movie. Anyone else?

It was also the first time I wore a petticoat (ouch, itchy), and I loved feeling so flouncy and feminine. It was also sweet to see so many little girls looking at me like I truly came out of one of their fairytales. I can’t recommend Bonne Chance Collections enough for your kawaii clothing needs. I am beyond obsessed after making this purchase, and am pretty sure I’m just going to fill my closet with a bunch of their creations. As if you needed it, there is currently a flash sale going on – everything is $29.99! Thank me (or hate me) later.

Dress; Bonne Chance Collections {similar}
Petticoat; Amazon
Luna’s dress; Target
Luna’s shoes; Mini Melissa {similar}

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Nerdy Must Haves

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1; Armor-Inspired Leggings; it is no secret that I love bad ass women, and would like to be a bad ass woman, and am hopeful I may already be on my way. For those of us that need some extra reinforcement, these armor-inspired leggings from Lorica Clothing will do the trick. You will look like a warrior princess even when you are walking the dogs, cleaning up baby vomit or taking out the trash. Speaking of trash, these leggings are made in the USA derived from recycled plastic bottles. I mean…can this clothing line be any cooler? Check out their Kickstarter and support their amazing business venture!
2. Always enamel pin; sure, there are a lot of enamel pins out there, but I can’t stop…won’t stop. I’m building an epic “fandom jacket” that will be completed and showcased to the world at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect pins to add to it. I love an understated pin, and that what this beautiful always lightning bolt pin is. It’s simple and gets to the Potterhead point.
3. Undeaddee; commission portraits are something that most bloggers and fangirls are savvy to. We love a good illustrated portrait for our various avatars and headers by talented artists. However, there is just something about Dee’s gorgeous and whimsical art. She joined Geek Girl Brunch South Florida, added me on Instagram and I have gone to admire her from afar for some bit. In fact, til this day, we have still not met (can that change soon Dee?). Regardless, check out her beautiful artwork, and request a commission if your little heart so desires. All my online avatars are the one she made of me, I gifted my husband with a portrait of our little family for Valentine’s, I just commissioned her for a full body Luna piece and I am begging her to do more, more and more. The lovely image used is of the adorable Nabila and her portrait.
4. The Little Mermaid kimono; kimonos are all the fandom rage these days, and I’m very much OK with that. Living in Miami, a lightweight and sheer coverup that works for the office and socializing is absolutely perfect for our brutally hot weather. I am even attempting to learn how to make them myself now that I have taken up sewing as a hobby (seriously, do I think I have time to spare or something?). Anywaysssss, I adore this Little Mermaid design from Hot Topic, and need to make it mine. On an aside, have you guys seen the trailer for the live-action Hans Christian Andersen version? I HATE IT. I would have much preferred a Disney rendition.

What I Wore: Wizarding goes Retro

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I love all the fashions that are emerging from fandom culture. I especially love the fashion lines that are inspired by geeky films, like Fantastic Beasts! Although Hot Topic has released a few great lines, I fell in love with this adorable retro number from Fun.com. I wanted to put together a throwback look to complement the frock, and also hide my mom hair, so bandana wrap it was! I paired it with my favorite cat eye nude sunnies and my new must have lippie stick from Colourpop. I’d love to tell you that I wore this to the beach or to have mid-day cocktails, but here I am just enjoying my backyard on a beautiful day. Mom life, amirite?

It’s only gotten more and more difficult to wriggle in self care these days, but I am trying my absolute best to slap on some makeup and a cute outfit at least once a week. But I have to be completely honest and admit that leggings and long tunic tees have become my best friend. But don’t tell too many people, ok?

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Dress; c/o Fun.com
Sunglasses; Zara {similar}
Bandana; gifted
Lips; Colourpop’s Ziggy

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