Magic City Jedi

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As a new mom, I’m always looking for new ways to exercise and work on my fitness. Right now, I’m attending a spinning class every weekend but it’s really far (but so affordable!). That’s why I was so happy when I found out that Miami had its own Jedi Academy (amongst other reasons, of course). South Florida doesn’t tend to be very fandom-friendly, so I was floored. The owners of Magic City Jedi, Alfred and Santiago, are a total joy and wanted to make sure that they brought quality combat techniques to Miami’s chapter after training with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Knights. The classes are more choreography-based, so they teach you the moves you loved to watch on screen. There is also a little Hatha Yoga incorporated since there is a definite overlap with those teachings of The Force.

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I had the opportunity to take a class along with my chapter of Geek Girl Brunch last month and I can say that it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. We initially started the class with a quick (but peaceful) meditation and then got to start learning moves with a foam saber. This way, everything was as safe as possible while we got used to maneuvering with our peers. The masters level students were also in attendance to help us, and we would often split into partners where they would instruct us 1:1. It was beyond amazing, and surprisingly empowering. When I would flow through the 6 moves in succession successfully, it was such a rush!

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What I Wore: I Know My Value

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Can someone start playing “The Final Countdown?” Because that’s where I’m at right now! In these pictures, I was a pleasantly plump, but happy 35 weeks. Things are starting to ache and bother, but I’m still pretty petite which allows me a little more energy and mobility than most. The hubs and I had one of our usual foodie day dates in Wynwood, and we were able to visit some pretty amazing little markets, such as Flavorish & Marky’s, and had lunch at Ms. Cheezious (do you know they now offer their sandwiches on gluten free bread???). We picked up so many delicious little treats and fantasized about having picnics with our little one in the future.

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As usual, Jordan Dene’s tanks keep me super comfy. I love that I don’t have to rely on maternity and can still let my geek flag fly as often as possible. I’m loving her new line of tees – this one being a quote from Agent Carter. Make sure to check out her site – it is chock full of goodies for yourself AND the geeky little ones in your life!

Tank; c/o JordanDene.com
Pants; Old Navy
Denim blouse; Target {similar}
Sandals; Luxe House of Couture via Jane.com
Sunglasses; Zara {similar}
Necklace; Slate via Rocksbox
Hair wrap; Ban.do {similar}
Lips; Makeup Forever #42

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The Bodhi Tree House Grand Opening – Miami

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A couple weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend the grand opening of a new holistic store in Wynwood, The Bodhi Tree House. It was tucked away in some warehouse space, but I was absolutely blown away when I walked inside. It really looked like you were in a treehouse. It was like something out of a Wes Anderson movie mixed with a little bit of magic. It’s impossible not to feel serene and at peace while in the tree house, and everything they offer is so up my alley.

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Crystals and mysticism have become a big part of my life for the past year, and I loved being in such a spiritual healing environment. Naturally, a packed grand opening party doesn’t lend itself to too much calm, but I can’t wait to visit soon and actually shop and look into some of their classes. I also loved that they had a little cafe in the back of the store offering healthy treats. I was able to enjoy crystal-infused water for the first time, which was pretty neat.

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What I Wore: Earl Jeans Brunch

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A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to attend a blogger brunch hosted by the lovely Netty of The Fashionable ESQ. We’ve been friends since high school and although we don’t see each other all the time, we always make it a point to support each other and our endeavors, and I absolutely love that. Plus, we start exactly where we left off every time we spend time together, which is always the hallmark of a true friendship. She is working with Earl Jeans, and they were wonderful enough to send all attendees some great pieces to wear while Love is Blind provided the absolutely delicious eats and tasty cocktails (that I could not enjoy – wah).

Now entering my 7th month of pregnancy, I was thrilled that this embellished top fit, and complemented my new maternity jeans from Old Navy so well. It also felt great to rock a heel (in the form of a wedge) for the day after schlubbing it in sandals for so long. I decided to pair this look with some Doctor Who elements, which tied in perfectly with the dark blue tones. Overall, it felt nice to dress up and spend some girl time with favorites and make some new friends in the process.

Top; c/o Earl Jeans
Jeans; Old Navy
Wedges; Target
Shades; Zara {similar}
TARDIS bracelet; Hot Topic
Hair bow; c/o 1138 Clothing
Lipstick; Clinique’s Spiced Apple

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Florida Supercon

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Last week, I shared my Florida Supercon cosplay with you all, but I want to share everyone else’s amazing cosplay with you all this week. Honestly, I was so happy to see an increase in the quantity (& quality) of cosplay this year at Supercon. I’m proud that my little, at times, judgmental and superficial city is embracing their geek side. Way to go, Miami! {image heavy post}

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