What I Wore: San Francisco

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

For those of you that don’t know, my laptop was stolen (along with my husband’s) while we were on vacation last week. It was not a good way to start our trip in San Francisco, and unfortunately, these photos were taken as our car was being smashed and grabbed. However, we tried to make the best out of it and rolled with the punches. I have a new Macbook Air and am ready to blog, blog, blog again!

In case you can’t tell, San Francisco is just a bit windy, especially from the top of Twin Peaks, which is where these photos were taken. Thankfully I wore the right outfit to brave it – you can never go wrong with a tucked in blouse and skinnies! I was actually proud of myself for putting together this outfit as I usually don’t go so dark and basic, but I loved the result. I also think the pop of red on my lips paired with my red shades really pulled the look together and gave it that extra omph.

Blouse; c/o Conversation Pieces
Jeans; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Shades; Gap {similar}
Necklace; The Limited {similar}
Kicks; Forever 21 {similar}

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Nerdy Must Haves

September 15th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

1. The Holy Trinity Tank; I need this so badly. I mean, it’s my life in a nutshell (I’m sure along with every other fangirl). Is there anything else to life? Not to me there isn’t! This would be the perfect casual convention tee, paired with your favorite jeans or a high-waisted skirt and a fandom hair accessory. Easy, comfortable, but still expressive enough to get some high-fives!
2. Sailor Jupiter Dress; can I have a moment? Maybe two? Every time I lay my eyes on Living Dead’s Sailor Scout skater dresses, a little piece of me dies. They are all ridiculously perfect, seemingly fit like a glove, and must be mine. I was brainstorming an intense Sailor Scout cosplay for upcoming Animate Miami, but now I think I’ll pick up one of these babies and accessorize, accessorize! I’m really loving this fandom dress trend, especially when it’s done right!
3. Sailor Moon Pin; I am a firm believer that pins are the best geeky accessories. This is probably because they are so easy. Just push one in to your tee, purse or elsewhere and you are promoting instant fandom. This is a personal favorite of mine for conventions where I don’t cosplay. This Sailor Moon pin is a fun and slightly cheeky take on your typical scout love, which naturally makes me dig it. Check out the shop’s sticker sets too – they are swoon worthy!
4. Smaug Pop Figure; I am fire, I am death, I am….adorable? I dare you to tell me that you have seen something cuter than Smaug the dragon gone pop. I mean, I had a verbal reaction when I saw it (all sorts of squeals, gasps and other unintelligible noises I’m not proud of). This is only one out of the two variants (but clearly my favorite), and it will be available next month for purchase just in time to add a little geekery to your Halloween decor!
5. Cupcake Bikini; not necessarily a “geeky” find, but freaking adorable nonetheless. I found this ridiculous must-have via Instagram, who introduced me to my new blogger crush, Mermaidens. She’s kind of perfect and I must own her entire wardrobe (she dresses like a ice cream cone & I love it). This retro high-waisted suit is from Pretty Attitude and coming in at less than $40, it’s good enough to eat. Buy, I mean buy.

It’s Bigger On the Inside: Doctor Who Inspired Finds

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery, Home by Meli

This picture gives me so many feels.

Guys. It’s Doctor Who week!!!! That’s right, this weekend, we are introduced to our 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi. I’m going to make a quick confession: I saw the leaked first episode (I know, I know) and he’s amazing. You will laugh…and yes, you will cry. I think I’m going to like this new direction and I hope all of you do too! In honor of the series coming back, I have compiled some of my favorite Doctor Who inspired finds. Allons-y!

Top Row; I Believe Poster (x), Tardis Bathing Suit (x), Dalek Lapel Pins (x) | Middle Row; Photobooth Props (x), Date Time Lords Tee (x), Nan Lawson Print (x) | Bottom Row; Tardis Pillow (x), Time Lord Necklace (x), Doctor Who Sticker Set (x)

Added bonus; Check out this adorable Doctor Who themed wedding shoot! Can I get married again???

Geek Out: Swimsuit Edition

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

OK, I know most of you hate me when I post about our amazing weather here in Miami, but I’m going to have to do it one more time. Although we have had a pretty terrible summer (hello rainstorms every damn day), our temperatures are still lovely and humid, making it perfect for quick trips to the beach or in my case, the backyard for some quality pool time. I always show you how you can incorporate your geekiness into every day wear, but I hadn’t thought about swimwear! Whether you are lucky enough to have tropical weather year round like us, or are taking a vacation to a tropical location, the right swimsuit is always important. Thankfully, a lot of suits are starting to go geek, giving you yet another avenue to express your fandoms, while still looking your best!

Batman One Piece Suit; boutique in San Diego {similar}
Batman ring; Forever 21 {similar}
Batman earrings; Hot Topic {similar}
Sunglasses; Forever 21 {similar}

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Geek Out: Time Lord Love

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Yes, I am back from San Diego Comic Con. Yes, it was magical. Yes, I am exhausted. Yes, it was worth every sleepless night. I have so much to share with you all, but I’ll start with one of my favorite outfits from the Con. Sure, it was simple, but I love that I was able to customize the shirt myself. That means I did not run into anyone else with the same tee (happens on the regular), and got a ton of compliments (even on the plane ride there)!

I always say that The Doctor is every woman’s fantasy: an attractive man that promises to take you away from your reality and on amazing adventures that make you reach your max potential. I mean, who wouldn‘t want that? And thus, I like Time Lords (sorry husband).

Tee; c/o HiCustom
Shorts; Old Navy
Sneaks; Forever 21
Flower Crown; Headbuds
Necklace; Snake & Fawn
Nail Art; I Heart Nail Art

Can we talk about this view for a second?