Nerdvember: Outfit #2

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I told you I’d be back with more fun geeky outfits to share for this month’s Nerdvember! This time, I’m posting a pretty sweet find from Target (who knew). Usually I get frustrated with Target since they let all the boys have the fun when it comes to geeky threads, however, I was blown away when I saw that we had a few shelves of fandom tees this week! I naturally gravitated towards a sweet vintage My Little Pony tee (to be showcased at a later date), but my heart fluttered when I saw this absolutely perfect Thor baseball tee. Since they didn’t have it in my size, I had to buy it one size too big, but I definitely did not care. It had to be mine.

And I’m so glad I made that decision. I mean…isn’t it the cutest?

Tee; Target
Jeans; Forever 21
Tardis earrings; Etsy
Necklace; Macy’s {similar}

Nerdy Must Haves

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

It’s time for yet another episode of Nerdy Must Haves.
With the holiday season slowly creeping upon us, there is even more geeky goodness for us to feast our eyes on. This can be both overwhelming and awesome all at once for a shopaholic like myself, and just downright tragic for my wallet. Oh well, someone’s gotta live this coveted geek life, amirite?

Clockwise from top left;

1. Darth Vader studs; Her Universe slays it again with this pair of understated yet bad ass black hermatite Darth Vader studs. One way to remind others that the Dark Side has a classy side as well.
2. Marvel ugly sweater; I’m pretty sure I’ll be attending my first ugly sweater party this year, so I was pumped. Now, everyone knows doing flat out ugly just isn’t my thing, but this Marvel sweater? It was just all sorts of perfect. I can rock the geek chic while still being a little tacky (I mean, excessive patterning anyone?).
3. Tardis in space tote; I am so digging this subtle design. The more and more I work in my field of behavior analysis, the more I appreciate a good tote bag. You tend to accumulate all sorts of toys, reinforcers and general fun stuff as you grow as a therapist so I have multiple totes that I…well…tote around often. I can definitely see myself rocking this one to some of my sessions (hoping and praying someone would get the reference).
4. Sailor Moon body con skirt; I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first time I feature a Sailor Moon body con related item, but I just can’t help myself. I’m an addict and I’m OK with that. If I could permanently dress up as a Sailor Scout I would, and I’m pretty sure that’s an acceptable life decision. I mean, I’m an adult. Other adults feel the same because the skirt is currently sold out. Wah!

Nerdvember: Outfit #1

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Have you guys heard of Nerdvember?

It’s an Instagram contest being held by the lovely ladies of Set to Stunning. They are challenging all us lady geeks to sport our best geeky outfits for a chance to win some pretty fun prizes. I put together my first outfit this week for the challenge, and hope to participate more over the span of the month. Not only is it fun to put together outfits, but searching the hashtag has made me stumble on some new geeky insta-friends! Win/win!

Details of my first Nerdvember outfit;

Tank; c/o Jordan Dene
Pants; Stitchfix {similar}
Jacket; Forever 21 {similar}
Kitty flats; {similar}
{with a special appearance by Sting because swords}

I’ve been having days where I flip flop from extreme happiness and clarity to debilitating anxiety and dark thoughts. When I want to exude a certain energy, I usually try to dress the part. Sure, it may seem silly, but I believe in the power of fashion and appearance. If you look good and, in this case, are sporting a powerfully positive message by one of the most amazing men in science, how can you feel bad? Granted, I paired this outfit with a 2-4-1 drink special at Chili’s, but I’m still going with the outfit, ok?

Have you been participating? If so, please share your adorkable outfits in the comments!

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Local by Meli

It’s a total shame that I have never celebrated one of my favorite holidays: Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! That’s why I’m aiming to change that this year thanks to the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in both Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. They will be hosting two amazing parties at both locations on Saturday, November 1st, from 7pm to 10pm.

I’ll be living it up at the Ft. Lauderdale location’s 7th Floor Pool Terrace, where there will be a DJ, performers, Mexican-inspired bites and specialty priced cocktails for both the living and dead. I can’t wait to see some amazing makeup and outfits and enjoy some festive fun with girlfriends. If Miami is more your vibe, you can catch an equally amazing party at the hotel’s oceanfront Mexican restaurant, Cantina Beach.

Looks like I better catch up on some Day of the Dead Youtube makeup tutorials!
Does anyone have any pointers?

Easy Fangirl Halloween Costumes

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Halloween is this weekend!!!!! Do you have your costume?
If you don’t, that’s OK!  Here are some really quick fandom costumes you can put together with pieces from your closet or easy finds at a local store!

Femme 11th Doctor; Matt Smith had some of the hippest costuming in Doctor Who history, so of course, his outfits are some of the most recreated for cons and Halloween. It helps that it is easily translated for us ladies! All you need is a white button down blouse, a pair of shorts, red suspenders and a red bow tie, topped with a fez! And if you are a good Whovian, you already have your Sonic handy. Easy peasy!

Lumpy Space Princess; God I love this character! She sends me into a fit of hysterical laughter each time and dressing up as her is so immensely easy! All you need is a purple dress or purple top and purple skirt. Basically: find all the purple things. Get a purple wig and slap on a big foam yellow star to complete the look. And, of course, bring your best LSP attitude – lump off!

Sailor Moon; I am really loving the every day cosplay trend because you can grab any of your dresses and play them up with accessories for the easiest costume! Living Dead Clothing has the most adorable Sailor Scout dresses that you can pair with corresponding earrings, tiaras, etc. to complete the look. I especially love this bestie duo rocking the femme Tuxedo Mask!

Hogwarts Students; By far the easiest costume to put together on a budget and time crunch. I definitely rocked this look one Halloween when I was a broke grad student! Did you go to private school? Score. You just got your Hogwarts uniform. I used an old school blouse and skirt from my high school uniform and snagged a cheap gray V-neck sweater from Walmart. To add some special touches, I painted the collar in Gryffindor gold and red with fabric markers. Although, you can skip the sweater entirely like the ladies above and just rock the ties (c’mon, you know you have 1, 2 or 10 in your fandom collection).