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What I Wore; Fantastic Beast

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The magic of the Harry Potter universe means a whole lot to me. I started reading the books when I met my now husband-then boyfriend. I immediately got hooked and Harry and his gang became my best friends while I went away to grad school alone, without knowing a soul in a new city. I have vivid memories of laying on my dorm room bed in the dark, completely transported to the world of Hogwarts. As the kids say, “it’s real to us.” That’s why this new film, Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them, had big shoes to fill. But I was so pleasantly surprised it did. And I’m pretty sure it filled 15 other shoes as well because it was brilliant. And magical. And made me feel every emotion possible. Can we just all agree on how great it is to have the wizarding world back with us?

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With that said, I wore my very first LulaRoe purchase to see the film opening weekend, and I can understand the hype. I purchased a Cassie skirt, which is a form fitted pencil skirt. You guys know I like my ultra-feminine outfits, so this just seemed like it would be the best fit for my style. I paired it with a Gryffindor crop top, my fandom jacket, my new favorite booties + my wand, naturally. I mean, you didn’t think this witch would leave home without it, right? ;)

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Life with Luna: Hot Dog!

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Before we headed off to Disney to celebrate Luna’s big first birthday, we had a very small party at our place with close family and friends. Although Luna got a little overwhelmed with all the faces and ruckus, it was a good time. Funny to say that she handled the trip to Disney way better stimulation-wise, but it’s true! I think it is different when new people invade your own space.

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Since we were going on this big trip, we decided to keep the theme with Disney and made it a Mickey + Minnie party. Again, the whole point was not to shell out a bunch of cash for a party, but rather for a trip that we could all enjoy, so I kept things minimal. Sure, you may think this isn’t very minimal, but for a party planning obsessed nut, I assure you it is. Almost all the details were DIY’ed by yours truly, including the favor bags, mason jar vases, and glitter one. However, some of my favorite decor were the prints I got from ChatBooks. They now not only offer photo books, but also these beautiful prints. You get to choose which 5 you would like printed from each of your albums. I totally love them, and strung them off the large “ONE” balloon, as well as scattered them on the table. Now that the party is over, I have no idea what to do with them, so any ideas would be great! They are so beautiful and such amazing reminders of how much she has grown up already and all the moments we have shared.

Thank you so much to everyone for your feedback on my last very heartfelt and emotional post. These little ones really know how to do a number on your feels.

 

**This post was not sponsored by Chatbooks at all, I just love the service and wanted to share it with all of you.

 

What I Wore: Cursed Child

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Like every other good little Potterhead, I went to the midnight release party of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script at my local independent bookstore. As if attending another midnight release party after nearly 9 years wasn’t exciting enough, it also fell on my birthday weekend (since Potter and I share one – humble brag). How amazing is that? I knew I had to wear something really special, so I got this crop top custom made by Jessica of DressicaDresses. You may remember I featured her shop as one of my favorite Supercon vendors. It was absolutely perfect and the evening was even more so! Sure, it was ridiculously hot in the bookstore and the lines at the bar were out of hand (yes, our indie bookstore also has a bar…and a cafe – we even had live music), but it was such a throwback to those good old Potter days of my past and a great way to celebrate another year of living the geek girl lifestyle.

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Now, what did you all think of the script?
I’ll be reviewing it at length on the blog soon!

Top; Custom by DressicaDresses
Jeans; Forever 21
Accessories; Fandom of the Month Club
Clutch; gifted
Creepers; Donna Cattiva

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Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetPure bliss party photo taken by Nabila.

Florida Supercon 2016: Favorite Vendors

While visiting Florida Supercon a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on some pretty amazing shops/vendors/artists. I decided to highlight a few and share their work here on the blog so that my lovely readers who were not in attendance could discover some new geeky creatives.

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Jess D’Alba runs Geek Chic Dressica, an Etsy shop that specializes in feminine, yet geeky accessories and clothing. She had adorable hair bows and gorgeous retro-inspired crop tops. They totally spoke to my soul by having an added peter pan collar, so you know I was instantly smitten. She had this gorgeous Wonder Woman ensemble on deck to showcase her style, and I thought it was absolutely adorable. So much so that I have just commissioned her for a custom Harry Potter piece for my birthday festivities later this month. I am so excited to see how it turns out!

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TeeBlox Review & Coupon Code

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Now I know I’ve been coming at you guys with a whole series of geeky subscription boxes, but here’s another one to anger your bank account. TeeBlox provides you with a monthly tee that you can choose from 4 different categories: games, movies & TV, beers & liquors & hot meex (which is a mixture of the other 3). It will run you only $9.99/month and most of the shirts are officially licensed, so you know you are getting legit merchandise.

When TeeBlox reached out to me, I decided to choose the movies and TV category because I’m a pop culture junkie. When I received my first box, I was pleasantly surprised to see more than just a t-shirt inside! First things first, the tee. I got a Kingdom Hearts shirt, which is really cute, but I don’t play the game. It is great quality and I enjoy the design though. My only complaint would be that TeeBlox does not offer women’s sizing yet, so I had to opt for the men’s small which will now run large on my smaller non-pregnant frame. Thankfully my best friend’s mother is a seamstress so she’ll be able to alter the tees to fit me as I lose the baby weight, but others may not be as fortunate. I’d love to see them include women’s sizes in the future!

In addition to the tee, I received 4 stickers: a Captain America shield, Star Wars/Starbucks mashup, the Stay Puft marshmallow man, and the logo for TeeBlox. These are so great and the perfect size to decorate your computer or notebooks. I also got 4 buttons (the “I’m My Hero” one being my personal favorite), a huge (& I mean HUGE) Boardwalk Empire poster, and a free comic. Out of the extras, I especially enjoyed the stickers and buttons, as they are elements that I often use to express my fandom.

Overall, I think you get a great deal for $9.99/month, and I can’t wait to see what tee I will receive next! As if the price wasn’t nice on its own, I come bearing additional gifts in the form of a coupon code! If you use the code: MELIFICENT, you will score 15% off! If you do use it, I’d love to see you sporting your new tee so make sure to tag me on IG, Twitter or Facebook!

Edit; looks like TeeBlox will be offering womens sizing in the near future, so whoop whoop!

DisclosureI was compensated by TeeBlox with a free subscription in return for this blog post. However, all opinions are my own.