Female Geek Bloggers Meet Up – San Diego Comic Con

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

I’m headed to San Diego for Comic Con as you read this, so make sure you follow my instagram accounts (@melificent & @thefangirldiaries__) for all the fun! If you are headed there as well, make sure you stop by McFadden’s Saloon on Thursday night for the Female Geek Bloggers Meet Up! I can’t wait to meet all the girls I’ve been chatting with over the past couple of months, and have some fun together at the biggest geek event of the year! Hope to see some of you there!

For more last minute SDCC tips and tricks, check out The Nerdy Girlie and her amazing blog!

Geek Chic: Day of the Doctor

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

As you all know, I got a Doctor Who tattoo this past weekend (read about why here). I know it may have been a little cheesy, but I thought I should go at least moderately themed out, right? I decided to take the iconic Tardis blue and incorporate it into my entire outfit. I made sure the pieces I chose were lightweight and comfortable, since I was going to be sitting down in a very tense position for hours, most probably while sweating profusely (hi, anxiety). I added the true touch of geek with a Tardis trucker-style hat, which I plan on wearing every day of my life thankyouverymuch.

For the rest of this week, I plan on showcasing all the different ways you can pair these great pair of shorts from Conversation Pieces. I found them to be so versatile – they can work for so many occasions! Obviously, this first look is how to rock them casually.

Tank; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; SuperCon vendor {get it here}
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}
Shades; Forever 21 {similar}
Bangles; Assorted
Don’t forget about my CP free shipping code: MELIFICENT

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Embrace Your Geekness Day!

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

The most epic holiday you did not know about, Embrace Your Geekness Day, was celebrated on Sunday, July 13th. I did not find out about it until a couple of weeks ago, so it made me smile to know that I just happened to have scheduled my Doctor Who tattoo for that very day (kismet).

I will have a feature up in honor of the holiday over on The Fangirl Diaries, but I really wanted to touch on it here on the blog. Reason being, a lot of people may not understand why those deeply involved in a fandom may want it tattooed. It may seem frivolous, childish or even stupid, for some. However, I wanted to shed some light on the topic by sharing my own personal reason. Sure, some people (myself included at times) may just get a fandom tattoo because they want to (respect my authoritay), but sometimes, it goes deeper than that.

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Gold Bubble Clothing’s New Sherlock Collection

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I am absolutely in love with Gold Bubble and their products, and their new Sherlock collection just tipped me over the edge. How amazing is this great set of clothing???? I especially like their A-line dresses in patterns from the show that every die-hard Sherlocked fan will recognize. They are girly and flatter every figure, which makes them the perfect option for not only cons, but also more formal events like showers and even weddings (just remember not to play that nasty murder game).

What are my must-haves from the collection?
Check them out here!

Oh! And if you use the promo code BAKERST, you get 15% off your purchase!

What I Wore: Cosplay

July 7th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery, Local by Meli

This past weekend was Florida Supercon, which is Miami’s comic book convention. This year, it moved over to the Miami Beach Convention Center, so I was hopeful it would be an even better show. It definitely was!  Aside from all the extra space, we had more quality vendors and even more people cosplaying than ever before! I had some issues with the show’s organization, but for the most part, I’d say it was a success!

This also marked the first time I would be cosplaying, so I have to admit that I was a bit nervous. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw all our fun antics and shots of my costumes. On Saturday, I was Amy Pond to my husband’s 11th Doctor, and although I had so much fun (someone asked me in a 100% concerned voice where Rory was), I think the winner of my cosplay weekend was Hipster Ariel. I had a lot of questions as to where I bought the pieces, so I figure I would break them all down for you here on the blog. Where else!

Seashell crop; Adorkable Apparel
Leggings; Castle Corsetry
Wig; Etsy
Glasses; Urban Outfitters {similar}
Starfish clip; Etsy
Wedges; Shoe Dazzle {similar}