Being Geek Chic: How to Style A Geeky Tee

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I have decided to start a new feature on the blog where I give little tutorials, so to speak, about how to rock the geek chic look you see me donning all around this blog. I remember a friend once telling me she had no idea how girls could wear t-shirts as part of a stylish outfit, and I know a lot of people feel this way. They see tees as something to wear around the house or to throw on when you are having a lazy day. I come to tell you this isn’t so!

I’m a big fan of wearing geeky shirts out to girls nights, daytime adventures with the hubs and everywhere in between! It just takes a bit of practice and an eye for accessories to transition a tee from something you slap on to finish household chores to a totally hot fashion piece. Trust me when I say it’s easy, AND so comfortable! It’s also a perfect way to express your fandom, especially if you are picking up a tee from my personal favorite site, TeeFury!

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I chose these 3 tees to style from the site, as they are three of my favorite fandoms at the moment: Sailor Moon, Jessica Jones & Star Wars (ps; I don’t care what you say about the word, Bae – I think it’s adorable).

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Nerdy Must Haves

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1. Geeky Travel Posters; I am a big fan of fandom travel posters as art, and those found through TeacupPiranha’s Etsy shop are some of the best I’ve seen. She has a variety of different worlds you can display, such as Star Wars, Star Trek and Disney landscapes, but this one for Game of Thrones’ The Wall is especially beautiful. You can get them in a variety of sizes and they are so affordable! I think they would be great to have framed around your snack table at your Game of Thrones viewing party!

2. BB-8 Patch; In case you have been living under a fashion rock, the new way to up your accessory game is by adding pins and patches to everything you possibly own. I’ve totally fallen for this trend and think a patched up denim vest/jacket is by far the coolest clothing item ever (look out for some posts about my own creations soon). If you are putting together a Star Wars themed jacket (because, lets be real, who ISN’T), this awesome wilderness/scout-inspired BB-8 patch is the perfect addition!

3. Custom My Little Pony Figures; If you were a child of the 80’s, like I was, you were probably a My Little Pony fanatic. My mom used to record the vintage cartoon on VHS for me so that I would have a new episode to watch every day after school and my late grandfather would buy me a new Pony figure every week. Roogna takes those vintage figures and customizes them to recreate pony-versions of pop culture icons, such as this bad ass Bowie Pony. I don’t know about you, but I think Friendship is Magic should take note and add him as a new character!

4. Harry Potter Baby Romper; Willow & Wither is one of my favorite spots on the Internet to find geeky baby clothes. Their quality is on point, the price isn’t outrageous and their patterns are just to die for. I had been drooling over the PeeWee Playhouse dress until I set my little eyes on this beyond perfect Potter Trio romper. I mean. I can’t even. There are literally no words (only slight squeaky sounds) that could express my pure joy and emotion over this article of clothing. I feel like Luna is going to transition out of her current size pretty soon, so I’m shutting my wallet for now, but you better believe this sucker will be mine hers soon.

The Cool Fix

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Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. That means it’s time to slap on those bikini’s (a scary thought for me this year) and get to work pruning unwanted hair. This has been quite an issue for me ever since I got pregnant. My skin has been extra sensitive and it hasn’t really gone back to its usual self yet now 5 months postpartum. That’s why I was excited to try out Shaveworks’ The Cool Fix, which treats those pesky reactions your skin can get when shaving or waxing. I used this product for a week, and I was so happy with the results!

This targeted all-in-one gel lotion fights ingrown hairs, razor burn irritation, redness and everyday common hair removal woes from head to toe. Featuring a clinical level of a potent moisturizer, Mediacalm Complex, that instantly soothes the skin and reduces redness on contact – so gentle, it can be applied immediately after hair removal without the effect of burning or stinging. An effective combo of active ingredients including Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Phytic Acid, exfoliates dead skin cells on the surface, kills existing bacteria under the skin and simultaneously dissolves the dead skin so any hairs trapped underneath can be freed. The perfect solution for a tough fight against irritation and ingrown hairs. As if all of that wasn’t wonderful enough, a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product is donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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I used this product daily, both in the morning and evening, for a week and have really noticed a difference in my bikini zone. The red bumps have lessened and so has the itchiness. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a staple in my new summer beauty regime! I have to add that I attempted to use this on my legs after shaving one evening, and I had a major Home Alone moment. Ouch, did it sting!!! I haven’t used it on my legs since, and have just stuck to my main problem area, which is the bikini zone.

Want to try it out for yourself now that bikini season is upon us?
Check it out at The Miami Beach Ulta (or an Ulta near you) – it retails for $26.

 

 

Disclosure; I was given a sample of this product for free in exchange for this review, however, all opinions are my own.

What I Wore: Mouseketeer on Wheels

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It’s hard to believe that Geek Girl Brunch South Florida is a year old. A year ago, Aurora and I embarked on this journey and I think it’s safe to say that we never thought it would result in over 200 members. We have been able to meet so many amazing ladies that share our interests, and create a safe, no-judgement zone for these inspiring lady geeks. We get to play dress up every month and have formed some pretty incredible friendships. As an officer, it has let me fulfill my event planning fantasies and has also given me some much needed leadership skills. I’ve also had a hell of a lot of fun!

With that said, we decided to throw a first birthday at Miami’s Super Wheels. I actually had my 8th birthday party there when it was called Hot Wheels (am I dating myself?), so it definitely hit all those nostalgia feels as soon as I stepped in there. I have to admit, being a roller derby drop out, I just wanted an excuse to strap on my skates again, but I was so glad everyone else joined in on the fun. It was Disney-themed, and I decided to go retro and recreate a derby-esque vintage Mouseketeer look.

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