Miami Swim Week: Ford Beauty Suite & Inglot

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Local by Meli

This week is the always hectic, but always fun Miami Swim Week! This week’s events started for me yesterday at the Ford Beauty Suite and Inglot’s Beauty Lounge. Although I’m a very girly girl, I don’t pamper myself often, so it was super nice to be able to kick back and get a little pretty for a few hours. Granted, Miami tried to throw a wrench in that equation with our daily rainstorms, but god dammit, we were not having it! The party started onboard an amazing yacht in Miami Beach with some pretty outrageous vendors.

I loved the Intermix pop up shop, with some gorgeous pieces from such designers as Moschino, and those great striped sunglasses from Illesteve Leonard. Totally in love.

Also, check out this neck candy. So much beauty, so little time, folks.

I’m all for Voga Prosecco by the way, although not surprised after loving their Pinot Grigio for a couple of years now.

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Geek Chic: Day of the Doctor

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


As you all know, I got a Doctor Who tattoo this past weekend (read about why here). I know it may have been a little cheesy, but I thought I should go at least moderately themed out, right? I decided to take the iconic Tardis blue and incorporate it into my entire outfit. I made sure the pieces I chose were lightweight and comfortable, since I was going to be sitting down in a very tense position for hours, most probably while sweating profusely (hi, anxiety). I added the true touch of geek with a Tardis trucker-style hat, which I plan on wearing every day of my life thankyouverymuch.

For the rest of this week, I plan on showcasing all the different ways you can pair these great pair of shorts from Conversation Pieces. I found them to be so versatile – they can work for so many occasions! Obviously, this first look is how to rock them casually.

Tank; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; SuperCon vendor {get it here}
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}
Shades; Forever 21 {similar}
Bangles; Assorted
Don’t forget about my CP free shipping code: MELIFICENT

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Geek Out: Home Is Where The Geek Is

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Home by Meli

When the hubs and I first moved out and got our own place, we thought we had to decorate it “like adults do.” This resulted in a home that looked nice, but didn’t go with our personalities at all. By the time we bought our first home, we knew that had to change. Just because we were adults and now owned a proper home, did not mean that we had to make it look a certain way. Nothing makes a house a home more than looking around and saying, “yep, this is my space.” For that reason, we started incorporating more fun elements that reflected our interests and personal style. Now people walk in and can’t say our house looks anything but us.

I love that Brad-Pitt is chilling in both shots!

Obviously, our home decor has a strong geeky theme. We buy most of our art at conventions, and enjoy figures just as much as any other nerd. What was important to us was to showcase this in a very subtle, modern and classy way. Despite being in our home for 4 years now, we still are working on it every day to make it our perfect little cave, but I’m happy to say that I love the progress we’ve made! I especially am a fan of our living room and bedroom. Wanna see?

One art wall where you can display all your fandoms in a simple, yet strategic way is great for a living room space.
I still can’t get over how amazing our Tara Mcpherson LOST piece is.

Incorporating geek is all about the little touches in a home, like our Harry Potter Pop-Up Coffee Table Book.

I always laugh at this photo op we have up in our bedroom of us with John Barrowman because it looks like we are one, big, happy family (which we could be, of course).

The little touches continue in our bedroom. My nightstand houses a Fiona figure and is graced by the beautiful Rose Tyler, as drawn by Pooka Machine of Ocho Placas Tattoo.

These are some of our new pieces that are going up this week throughout the house. I can’t sing enough praises about Artist Alley’s at conventions. They are my absolute favorite part about attending! The prints above are from Upside Down Grin & IdeaStorm Media

Some other great sites to visit for quality geeky home goods is;
Etsy
Look Human
ThinkGeek

What I Wore: Cruel Summer

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli


This summer has been a particularly cruel one in South Florida. We have been getting nasty storms nearly every day, which have been impeding on our sunshine state activities. In between thunderstorms, the humidity has been off the charts and our mosquitoes clearly have a ruthless agenda against all mankind. In a nutshell: stay indoors.

Thankfully this past weekend gave us some sort of respite, and I was actually able to enjoy my pool for the first time this summer (sacrilegious). I was also able to take these photos without fearing an impeding storm, but it was still quite steamy. To fight the unbearable heat, sometimes you just gotta go basic. I can already tell this tee is going to be a summer staple. It’s light, so incredibly soft and in an amazing Miami color. It also gives you the ability to rock the half-tuck, which is my new favorite. It really highlights your silhouette while still remaining casual. Win/win? Yes.

Tee; c/o Conversation Pieces (use promo code, MELIFICENT, for free shipping!)
Jeans; Levis
Headband; Forever 21
Bangles; Assorted
Purse; Victoria’s Secret
Necklace; PetiteCo
Shoes;
Jane.com {similar}
Shades;
Charming Charlie {similar}
Nails
; I Heart NailArt by Gena

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Embrace Your Geekness Day!

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

The most epic holiday you did not know about, Embrace Your Geekness Day, was celebrated on Sunday, July 13th. I did not find out about it until a couple of weeks ago, so it made me smile to know that I just happened to have scheduled my Doctor Who tattoo for that very day (kismet).

I will have a feature up in honor of the holiday over on The Fangirl Diaries, but I really wanted to touch on it here on the blog. Reason being, a lot of people may not understand why those deeply involved in a fandom may want it tattooed. It may seem frivolous, childish or even stupid, for some. However, I wanted to shed some light on the topic by sharing my own personal reason. Sure, some people (myself included at times) may just get a fandom tattoo because they want to (respect my authoritay), but sometimes, it goes deeper than that.

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