SDCC Parties


Now, I may be a bitter Betty sitting at home while the rest of you live it up at San Diego Comic Con next weekend, but I have to remind myself it’s for the absolute best reason: my daughter baking inside of me! For those of you that are joining the fun and mayhem, I have some great parties for you to check out by some of my fellow geeky bloggers, friends and cohorts that you won’t want to miss!


1. Geeks Go Glam Party (THURS @ 8pm); This is the best kick off party for those geek girls that want to show their fancy side. I personally love putting together outfits for SDCC when I’m attending, and this is the perfect opportunity to throw in an uber fancy one into your suitcase! Think high heels and bow ties mixed in with your favorite fandoms! Hosted by two of my favorite bloggers that I have been lucky enough to become friends with, The Nerdy Girlie and Being Geek Chic, you know you’ll be in good hands. Plus, with the addition of a performance from one of the members of the UK band, The Filthy Souls, there is absolutely no way you won’t have a good time. Grab your tickets here before they’re gone (no badge required)!

2. Fashionably Nerdy SDCC Cocktail Hour & Mixer (FRI @ 5pm); Now this is a definitely “do not miss” kind of party. Hosted by my fantastic co-workers over at Fashionably Nerdy in order to socialize with our team and the really amazing geeky designers you love! Swag bags will be given out to the first people to arrive and there will be special door prizes, raffles and a prize for the best ~Geek Chic~ dressed! Sponsors range from Her Universe to Gold Bubble Clothing, so you are going to want to get your hands on those goodies! No official RSVP or badge needed – just head over to the Grand Hyatt Grand Lobby Bar with your best party face on (and tell them Melificent sent ya!).


3. SherlockeDCC 2015 (FRI @ 7pm); Done with the Fashionably Nerdy party after snagging some amazing swag? Great! Head on over to the San Diego Public Library for the 3rd annual SherlockeDCC party! I can attest to the pure awesome of this party since I attended last year. We enjoyed amazing themed drinks, a photobooth and incredible views of San Diego from the 9th floor balcony. Again, this is being thrown by The Nerdy Girlie, Being Geek Chic & The Baker Street Babes so I figure this year can only be bigger and better. No badge needed, just pick up your ticket here.



“No, I’m going to hyphenate a second time.”

This was my joking response the first time my fiance asked me to marry him. Of course, the way that he asked was “Are you taking my last name when we get married?” I didn’t mean it (I’m totally taking his last name), but he did. After being together for almost three years, we’ve decided that it’s the right time to make ourselves crazy for the next 14 months and get married on Halloween 2015. When it all comes down to it, I really am the luckiest girl in the world and I’m happy that, through whatever happenstance, our lives pushed us back together. (Our “first date” never actually happened and we were briefly split up last year through no one’s fault but ultimately determined that wasn’t going to work.) He and his whole family feels the same way about Halloween that I do and with it falling on a Saturday next year, the date seemed a perfect fit. He works full time and I’m a full time student with a few other things on my part time plate, so we decided that it wasn’t too soon to start planning, and we’ve also got a move on our plate between now and the ringing of wedding bells. If you want to tag along as my journey continues, I’ll leave a link to my currently empty wedding board on Pinterest at the end of the post. But for now…

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Lovable Friday!

1: Chalkboard polish; How on Earth could I not know about Ciate’s chalkboard paint polish??? Sephora states it’s a new item, so maybe I’m not that far behind the trend. I love that the set comes with its own nail pens to help you create your own unique patterns. Although school is over, this would make a great end of year gift for teachers, or just a gift for that special instructor in your life.

2: Colorful napkins; With all those summer parties in your very near future, you are going to need some sunshine-worthy kitchen accessories. In comes these gorgeous Anthropologie napkins in bold and fun colors and patterns. Serving, wiping and folding have never been more fun.

3: Confetti number cake topper; I’m a big fan of DIY cake toppers – it just adds that special something to birthdays, weddings, showers, etc. And this sweet little tutorial looks just perfect and seemingly easy. Definite birthday project!

4: High-waisted chevron swimsuit; Another adorable swimsuit with no original link. What gives, people? But seriously, this high-waisted chevron bikini is so perfect! I can imagine pairing it with a large, floppy hat, an ice cold piña colada and a relaxed state of mind {similar found here}.

5: Heart bowls; Talking about cute kitchen accessories – check this sweet bowl set out! I don’t know about you, but serving a nice healthy breakfast in one of these guys would make me way more apt to eat it. Just an idea, dieters.

Lovable Friday!

1. Colorblock sneakers; Crazy colorful shades for the summer? Yes please! These great colorblock sneakers from American Apparel are sure to brighten up your June wardrobe, especially as a pop to any outfit. Yep, need ‘em.

2. Unicorn iPhone case; I stand behind anything unicorn-related. Especially if it is paired with a very unladylike statement. That’s why this iPhone case is kind of perfection. Have I mentioned I have a summer birthday? Just sayin’.

3. Lady suit; Gone are the days where a one-piece bathing suit was just for moms and body conscious women. I can’t get over how cute they are lately, and this one only proves my point. Unfortunately, I can’t find it online, but I’m pretty sure it is Moschino, which means I can kiss it and its hefty price tag goodbye. Le sigh.

4. Instagram flask; Do you and your friends insta?? If you know exactly what that phrase means, chances you are going to definitely want one of these sweet flasks. Can you say perfect groomsmen gift??

5. Mojito jello shots; I blame my good friend, Chris Fullman, for this find. I’m always looking for the next best party drink, and I think I have met my match. How perfect would these be for the next Melificent pool party? Although it seems to be some work (hello, lime scooping), I am up for the challenge!


Birthday Boy Details

October is full of so many festivities – it’s always one of my favorites!

It also is home to my favorite holiday and my favorite person’s birthday, my husband. He said he wanted something very low-key at home with his closest friends. Nothing major, just a night where we could have a few cocktails and catch up. I took the opportunity to make the party special, while not breaking the bank. I used items that were either under $5 or that I found laying around the house. It is totally possible to throw a party at your home without saying goodbye to a quarter of your bank account, I promise.

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