What I Wore: The Dark Defender of Brunch

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

So sorry for my absence, everyone!!! Life got in the way, as it usually does.
But I’m back! And plan on being back regularly – I have a lot of big things planned for 2015 and I can’t wait to share them all with you!

Can we talk a little about brunch? I’m obsessed. I’ve always loved breakfast food the best, and lord knows I love me a good mimosa. Over the weekend, we just discovered the best of the best brunch spots in Miami: Rok Burger. Why are they the best? FREE MIMOSAS TO ALL LADIES. You had me at free. I can’t wait to possibly host our first Geek Girl Brunch there come April!

With that said, we have been experiencing some pretty delicious sweater weather here in Miami, so I’ve been having fun layering girly with geeky. Sunday brunch was no exception. I’d like to think I did my job when the bartender was shocked at my birth date when she carded me, “What! You are deceiving with your little batman outfit.” Score.

Blouse; Pop Basic
Sweater; Forever 21 {similar}
Jeans; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Ring; gifted
Earrings; Hot Topic {eBay}
Shades; Dublin find

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Things of Much Excite

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery, Local, Movies, TV by Meli

I figured this should be a thing, right?
I get excited about a lot being a fangirl, so this new feature naturally popped up as an option. Similar to things I need, this will be a list of things I’m looking forward to within my fandoms. Hopefully there will be some overlap with all of yours as well. ;)

1. Star Wars Tease

It’s JJ, it’s Star Wars. What else could be better? Seems like it will be at select theaters only this Friday. I will just sit back and allow the Internets to give it to me the lazy way though. What are your expectations? I’m personally a huge Abrams fan and bow down to all his work, so I have extremely high expectations and know he will deliver.

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Nerdvember: Outfit #3

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

Who else misses the BBC’s Sherlock?
I know I do. Since we have a pretty unbearable wait ahead of us, I try my best to fill the void by watching episodes as much as I can and apparently, wearing Sherlock-themed outfits.  I may have gotten a few strange looks due to my “high functioning sociopath” pin, but it’s all worth it to this fangirl.

Tee; c/o Jordan Dene
Army vest; c/o Conversation Pieces
Jeans; H&M
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Arm candy; assorted
Sailor Moon pin; gifted
Sherlock pin; Etsy

What I love the most about putting together these fun geeky outfits for Nerdvember is that it challenges me to not only theme out what I’m wearing (which is so much fun), but also gives me the extra challenge to make it subtle. Not that I don’t like bold fandom statements, but I personally like to bring it down a few notches for daily wear. Mainly because it’s so fun when someone actually gets the reference! Quotes definitely do the trick, but unfortunately, no one I ran into while wearing this outfit made the connection. Boo hiss, Miami!

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Geek Girl Brunch: Miami

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery, Local by Meli

Local ladies: I am so excited to announce this great news!

I’ve been a big fan of Jamila’s blog, Girl Gone Geek, for some time now. Her style is on point and we share many (if not all) of the same fandoms. She is also the co-founder of Geek Girl Brunch. Geek Girl Brunch is a monthly meetup group of geeky girls in a brunch setting (mimosas are a must) that are set to a particular theme (their magical girl brunch was one of my favorites). This group was only set in NYC, but I was so happy when I heard they were looking to expand to other cities and even countries! I was so in.

Thankfully, Jamila entrusted me and I will be one of the officers for the Miami chapter of Geek Girl Brunch!!!! I will be sharing duties with the amazing Aurora, who if you remember, was our first guest on The Fangirl Diaries (check out our podcast together here). We will be officially launching in April 2015, but will be hard at work until then getting together the most perfect inaugural brunch!

In the meantime, if you are local and interested in joining the fun, head over to Geek Girl Brunch and click “Join Geek Girl Brunch.” This will immediately put you on our list. You can also start following us on social media for the latest and greatest;

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Animate Miami 2014

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery, Local by Meli

This year was my first attending Animate Miami, and I had a great time! I had always wanted to cosplay as a Sailor Scout for as long as I could remember, but lets face it. If you want to really look the part, you have to spend some major bucks. Luckily, the Australian clothing brand, Living Dead Clothing created the most adorable Sailor Scout skater dresses that screamed everyday cosplay. I’d featured the Sailor Jupiter dress in past must haves, and I finally took the plunge and bought it! I was able to pair it with some amazing accessories from Etsy seller, UniqueCosplayProps.

It was so fun walking around and finding other fellow Moonies that were cosplaying – I think you could say that I caught the cosplay bug big time. I’m already putting together my next cosplay for Magic City Comic Con (& it’s going to be awesome)! Although Animate seemed very small – I was happy to see some of my old favorites, such as Brian and Matt Reedy and Jessica Grundy, as well as some new ones, like Silvertales. I also really wish the A/C was turned up a little more – it was wicked cold (at times, uncomfortably so) especially in my outfit.

I missed the voice actors for Sailor Moon since I went on Sunday (boo hiss), but I expected more Sailor Moon merch! I’ve been trying to find some fun and unique pieces at all the cons I’ve gone to but haven’t been successful. The closest I got was this killer Sailor Moon art print from Matt Reedy (which is adorable), but I hope to find more – don’t let me down, Magic City!