What I Wore: Magical Chic

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I went on a romantical trip with my lovey to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this past weekend. It was initially going to be Valentine’s Day weekend, but that was until we found it was a long weekend for kiddos: NOPE! We were graced with amazing weather (well, until our last day) and small crowds, making the parks a complete joy to maneuver. We did some serious shopping (look out for my next outfit posts), and just enjoyed each other…and the geekiness all around us. There’s just something geniunely magical about this place. After 4 consecutive days in the parks, I just didn’t want to leave. Now that we have annual passes, it looks like I won’t have to leave for long! Until next month!

With that said, I wanted to make sure I was comfy but still looking the part. This is where my love of leggings begins. They are just so easy, light and versatile. Just make sure to follow one tip: always make sure you are wearing a tunic top. At the end of the day, leggings are NOT pants. Please don’t wear them as such.

Tee; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Leggings; Etsy (now defunct store – le sob)
Sneakers; Forever 21
Shades; Charming Charlie {similar}
Golden Snitch Necklace; c/o Jordan Dene

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5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Funko Pop Figures

February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

I’m a little late to jump on this bandwagon, but better late than never, right? My sweet sister from another mister, Megan, from The Nerdy Girlie came up with this fun idea to combat writer’s block and I loved the concept! This week’s theme really spoke to me considering I have turned into a Pop fanatic seemingly overnight. I have a huge wish list (and no place to store them), so enjoy my most wanted.

1. Hannibal Wendigo Pop; there’s no denying that I absolutely adore Hannibal. It’s my favorite show that’s currently on TV, and I am all about the new Pop figures! I have Hannibal, but let’s face it. His Wendigo alter ego is by far the coolest of the collection, and, unfortunately, the one that is always out of stock at every store I go to. However, I’ll keep the faith that this little baby will be in my hands soon. I accept gift donations. ;)

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Nerdy Must Haves

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery, Home by Meli

1. Unicorn Head Mount; this is so wondrous I almost can’t believe it exists in this world. If I ever have a little girl, this is definitely going in her nursery. I can’t imagine a unicorn wall bust ever being a bad idea, do you? Forget a nursery, one is going in each room of my house. Done and done.

2. LOST pillow; why hello classy home accessories featuring my favorite show of all time! This store on Etsy is my new favorite, and this pillow case especially needs to find a place in my house. It’s probably the LOST quote I use the most on a daily basis (aside from “WAAAALLLLTTT”), so I must have a visual reminder at all times. It’s only natural.

3. Hannibal Stag Necklace; I definitely don’t have enough Hannibal swag (well, aside from the permanent ink on my skin), and I’d love to start with this beautiful stag necklace from UnicornEmpirePrints. It’s so pretty and definitely not an overt homage to the Bryan Fuller show. As you all know, nothing gets me happier than wearing accessories or apparel that only true fans appreciate. I would probably hug anyone that took note of this necklace. You’ve been warned. They can get violent.

4. Sailor Moon Chokers; this perfectly marries two of my favorite things – Sailor Moon and the 90′s. Who wouldn’t want an awesome Sailor Moon charm choker??? I, personally, would rock it on an every day basis thankyouverymuch. Apparently I’m not the only one because this seller only has 2 charms left in stock! You better pick yours up soon and fast – they currently have a great discount code running (“WildStrawberries” gives you 23% off)!

What I Wore: Short Shorts

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

I used to be really concerned about dressing “my age.” Those days are over. I’m in my early 30′s and I plan on showing off what I have until I don’t have it anymore. I threw away all rules, and I’ve found it so liberating when it comes to fashion. Sure, I may have been tugging down on these short shorts as I walked around Wynwood, but I still consider it growth. This Cuban booty just can’t be contained in a pair of corduroy shorts and I won’t apologize for it peeking out multiple times this afternoon. You’re welcome.

ps; thanks to Megs over at The Nerdy Girlie for sparking my Wynwood photoshoot love again (although we did have to battle with a bunch of middle-aged yuppie tourists).

Sweater; Forever 21
Shorts; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Sunglasses; Gap {similar}
Silver cuff; vintage
Crystal bracelets; Five Sisters {similar}

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What I Wore: Star Lord Cosplay

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Being a newbie in the cosplay world, I am still grappling with how to do things my way.

I know I can’t sew and even though I’m creative, I kind of suck with DIY most of the time if it is overly complex. This makes me have to go more  traditional routes when I want to do a cosplay (i.e., store bought). However, I’m pretty happy with how my Star Lord turned out for last weekend’s Magic City Comic Con. I had wanted to do a sexy Star Lord (or Star Lady) ever since I saw a photo of a girl rocking some booty shorts and boots.

There is always that one moment as a newb cosplayer where you are absolutely terrified your outfit will flop or you won’t be recognized, etc. However, I was pleasantly surprised with all the acknowledgements I did get, whether on social media or in person at the Con. Overall, I think it was a great outfit and I’m happy to say that I didn’t spend too much money putting it together. In fact, it was pretty affordable and all the clothing pieces are things that I will wear in my regular day to day, so I thought it would be fun to share with all of you that think cosplaying is too difficult or stressful!

Shirt; Old Navy
Shorts; Old Navy {similar}
Jacket; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Walkman; Etsy
Mask & gun; Toys R Us

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