What I Wore: TeeFury Bird Watcher

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It’s always pretty incredible when you get to work with companies that you love and admire. As you all can remember, I worked with TeeFury during my pregnancy, and was flattered when they asked me to be a brand ambassador shortly after. I’m so excited to bring you fun posts inspired by their amazing designs! Aside from becoming part of the bird watcher’s club, we hit another milestone: Luna went on her first stroll around the neighborhood! Although she wasn’t the biggest fan (I think it was just really hot & she was too covered up), it was nice to get out of the house and breathe in some fresh (& humid) air. Mama is getting a little cabin fever!

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I wish I could tell you that I’m already fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes, but I’m still 25lbs away from that goal. Thankfully, some of my loose fitting options work and thanks in part to slapping on shapewear a couple of days after coming home from the hospital, I’m starting to get my waist back and a flatter tummy. Now, of course, I’m not saying that that is my main focus at the moment, but you can’t deny that battling the baby blues is easier when you feel good about yourself and the way you look. So for now, I am accentuating my shrinking waist with high-waisted options and fun tees. I’m not going to lie – getting these pictures was not an easy task and they are not my favorite shots, but all we could manage with a wailing baby. I’m sure I’ll learn to balance outfit posts and a baby, but for now, expect them to be a little far and few between.

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Tee; c/o Teefury
Skirt; Jane.com
Sneakers; Jane.com
Shades; ZeroUV

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Nerdy Must Haves


1. Leslie Knope tee; I am such a huge fan of Parks and Recreation. I started watching when I became pregnant with Luna and just recently finished the series (if it weren’t for severe sleep deprivation, I would have sobbed like a baby). Since I was a late adopter, I don’t have any Parks and Rec merchandise yet, but I’d totally like to change that with this adorable tee from Kate Gabrielle. I honestly don’t understand any woman who doesn’t believe Leslie is their spirit animal, with her perfect party planning skills, compassion and forward thinking.

2. Marvel PJ’s; Target is really killing it with the geek wear lately. Between their collaboration with Star Wars, and now these incredible Marvel PJ’s, trips have become increasingly tempting for my wallet. There are a whole series of these sleep sets, but this one is my favorite. Unfortunately, it looks a little toasty for the South Florida weather, but I think it would be a perfect Christmas morning outfit!

3. Luna cat hair bow; You guys must be so sick of all my Sailor Moon paraphernalia, but I have to be honest: it’s never going to stop. I just can’t get enough of magical girl anything, so you are stuck staring at Luna cats and brightly colored compacts and wands forever. Sorry, not sorry. This bow is no exception. I love that it’s the perfect size to rock in front of a large top knot, which is my new favorite hairdo since becoming a mommy (I miss the days of hair straightening and curling irons).

4. Moon Prism Power Embroidery; Cross stitch is all the rage these days, and I love that it is slowly seeping into the geeky domain. Naturally, this one grabbed my attention right away. Not only is it a Sailor Moon reference, but it also reminds me of my little Luna girl, and I think it would look great in her room. Definitely look around her Etsy store if you want to find more fun and geeky designs, like this Star Wars one!

Oh Fandom Maternity Giveaway!

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Tee; c/o Oh Fandom Maternity | Jeans; Old Navy | Necklace; Fandomly Designs | Shoes; Jane.com | Polish; Essie’s Licorice| Lipstick; NYX’s Bewitched

So remember how I was always complaining that there was no fandom maternity wear during my pregnancy? Well, now there is! I was contacted by Oh Fandom Maternity to feature one of their awesome maternity tees, but unfortunately, was not able to in time since I was told I would be induced. The tee actually arrived the day after Luna was born, so a flat lay was the next best thing I could show you all!

Cassie decided to start Oh Fandom because she realized the Harry Potter generation was starting to have kids of their own, and wanted to give them the geeky options that they so desired. The company is starting with only Potter designs, but hopes to expand to other fandoms very soon.

I personally love the quality of the tees and think they go great with my favorite pair of maternity skinny jeans from Old Navy. Pair them with some vampy lips and nails, and I think you have the perfect Fall geeky mama look! Now, lucky for you, since I am no longer pregnant (& don’t plan on being pregnant again for a long while – if even), I am giving away this awesome tee in a size small. The giveaway will run for one week, until 11/13/15, where a winner will be chosen at random. All you have to do is follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Follow @melificent on Instagram
2. Follow @oh.fandom.maternity on Instagram
3. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite Harry Potter moment

*US entries only

Badge Brigade


I hope all of you had a fun and safe Halloween!

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that badges (or buttons) are all the rage when it comes to geek fashion these days. It’s such a fun way to add a little fangirl touch to any outfit and make your fandoms known without screaming from the hilltops (unless you are into that sort of thing, then by all means, go ahead). Since I’m such a big fan of vests, I’ve really taken to the whole badge trend to make them a little more fun and kitschy. However, what I love the most about badges is that they will bring a pop to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Most badges are very affordable, while the more custom pieces can still be purchased at reasonable prices (while supporting indie creators). I find new artists and shops all the time with great ones, so I figured I would round them all up in one place for you guys!


Top Row: LouiseAndrolia | Jesiiii | Danny Brito
Bottom Row: Kate Gabrielle | The Pink Samauri {currently on maternity leave} | Kate Gabrielle

What are some of your favorite badges, button or pin shops?

Life with Luna: 2 Weeks

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It’s hard to believe that yet another week has gone by with our little Luna bug. She is quickly growing – now weighing in at 5lbs, 13 oz and measuring 19 inches. That’s nearly a pound heavier and 1 inch longer than at her last visit a week ago! She’s so incredible and proving that her IUGR diagnosis is not going to stand in the way. I always knew she was a little warrior since she was in my belly, and she has validated that every day since she has been with us.

Her little personality is starting to show with each day – she wants what she wants when she wants it and isn’t shy about vocalizing her anger when that doesn’t happen (especially with food). Tummy time is not her favorite activity, but she’s getting stronger and tolerating it much more – it’s just so hard to find time for it since Luna spends most of her day either eating or sleeping! She loves being held against my chest while in our nursery rocker and especially when the soundtrack is set to Borns‘ new album (Mommy absolutely loves it too).

I’m finally starting to sleep when she sleeps but not consistently. Now that the hubs is back at work (where did that paternity leave go?!), I take advantage of her nap times to get things done, but I know I’m eventually going to have to slow down and take naps right along with her. But despite the banging headaches, sleep deprivation and moments of pure anxiety (why is dressing a tiny little baby so difficult?!), I can honestly say that I have never felt so fulfilled in all my life. It’s like a hole was filled that I didn’t even know was there, and it’s absolutely beautiful.


Do you want your own Luna Cat pillow (or any other fandom plushness for that matter)? Check out The Geeky Giraffe on Etsy and make sure to use my coupon code for 15% off: Meli15