Nerdy Must Haves

  1. Ron Swanson Dress; OK, it is no secret that I adore Ron Swanson. He reminds me of my dad, and is my spirit animal. If you know me personally, you know all our eery similarities. One of them is breakfast food, namely, bacon and eggs, so this dress is absolutely everything. Have I mentioned that my birthday is this month? Just sayin’.
  2. LulaRoe Disney Collection; By now you guys know about my love/hate with LulaRoe. I adore how soft and comfy and perfectly fitting their products are, but I tend to hate their patterns. I think someone once described them as looking like really bad 70’s window treatments or couch upholstery and I could not say otherwise. Eighty five percent of their patterns do. But they just recently came out with their Disney collection and I am so so so hooked. Like, just give me all the Disney stuff and walk away unscathed. I’ve managed to snatch up a pair of leggings and a Cassie skirt already. I’m currently hunting down a Carly, so if you can hook up a sista’, let me know.
  3. Gryffindor Kimono; Yeah, yeah. I know that Black Milk came out with a HP line. I know. I tried to buy a piece but it was already sold out because craziness, amirite? So I look elsewhere for awesome potter threads. I adore kimonos (they are so working girl chic), and Hot Topic now has one for each house, so I mean….need I say more? Oh yeah, I do. They are currently one sale. The end.
  4. My Doctor pin; You wanna touch my fangirl feels? Immediately mention my Doctor! For those that are not familiar with the fandom, it may sound strange, but Doctor Who is such a humanistic and emotional series. They say you never forget your first doctor…but what if I resonated more with my 2nd? I have to say that the 9th was my first, but it was such a cheesy season. It was really hard to soldier through, but a couple of seasons into the 10th, I was sold (even with the killer Christmas trees). These pins are fantastic (no pun intended) and I can’t wait to snag one!

What I Wore: SDCC Ready

It’s only one month until SDCC 2017 is in full swing, and I’ve begun planning my outfits. This year is all about comfort, while still being true to my fun and feminine aesthetic. There is a lot I can’t wait to share with you all about this year’s visit, but for now, here is one of my favorite SDCC outfits that I have put together to date.

Tee; Geek Girl Gang
Skirt; LulaRoe
Kicks; Target
Shades; Gap {similar}

I remember how I came up with the “comic con is my cardio” design. I was literally at SDCC, running from one event to the next. I was out of breath and sweaty. I looked over to my friend who was running next to me, and said “comic con is my cardio.” Then I stopped, and realized: that should be on a shirt. Geek Girl Gang wasn’t born for another 2 years, but the idea stayed with me. I’m so (gag)blessed(gag) to be able to be wearing my designs this year to con, and knowing other people will be too. I mean…how crazy rad is that?

I’m also test running how my Lularoe Cassie skirts do on the road during strenuous conditions. I love the way they look with my tees, and immediately makes a simple look turn up a notch to be a little sexier (sign me up!). I turn it down again by pairing it with sneakers and voila! My perfect little fashion nook.

Here’s hoping I’m comfy and cute at this year’s SDCC!
Who else will be joining me?

SDCC 2017 Roll Call

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I used to go to San Diego Comic Con every other year.
Getting pregnant and having Luna kind of changed that tradition, but I am so happy that I’ll be back this year! Many people quote Disney as the happiest place on Earth, but to me it’s definitely SDCC.  Sure, it’s pure insanity and 4-5 days of day drinking, constant activity/partying and little to no sleep, but I would not have the experience play out any other way. Sensory overload is probably the best way to describe a true Comic Con experience. Throw in the fact that I have not gone into the convention in about 5 years and yep: I feel like a rookie again.

Despite my born again SDCC-ness, check out my tips for what you should bring/expect here and what you can wear here + here.

Who else will be in attendance? I’d love to meet + hang out with you all!
I also can’t wait to share all my SDCC 2017 outfits and events in the weeks to come.

Nerdy Must Haves

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1. Lord of the Rings Collar Set; My true love of La Barbuda is already known on this blog, so I won’t further gush. However, I love this new LOTR themed collar set. It’s so beautiful, and means so much. You see, I still count LOTR as being my “gateway fandom.” I had always been a fangirl my entire life, but the LOTR movies are what caused me to become immersed in a fandom online, and form friendships (initially) based on it and yadda yadda. The rest is absolute history, but LOTR holds a special place in my heart and always will.

2. Geek Girl Gang Ringer; is it tacky to post about my own products on Nerdy Must Haves? Oops. It’s been amazing to have a product I created (with my in-house designer’s help) slowly become so popular! I’m constantly restocking the Geek Girl Gang ringer because it flies off the shelves. I absolutely love that it is fostering a sense of community among geek girls and is bringing us all together with a message of friendship and camaraderie.  Go get your ringer here + join the gang. 😉

3. Wonder Woman socks; OK, so…was Wonder Woman not the best thing ever? I found myself in tears during the “No Man’s Land” battle because it was just so amazing to think that my daughter will have an amazing role model to look up to (aside from the women in her every day life). Without giving any spoilers, she was perfect: feminine, powerful and passionate. These socks are just cute. But they represent so much, don’t they?

4. 1138 Fandom Formal Collection; I have been obsessed with Linda’s designs for quite some time now and it’s been amazing to see her grow as an artist. She is ever evolving and beyond talented. I am so excited for her launch of the Fandom Formal Collection, which is inspired by Star Wars. How gorgeous is that Leia dress, you guys? If you haven’t heard of her (do you live on this planet????), check her out on IG here and order a custom pretty NOW.

What I Wore: To Boldly Go

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Our latest Geek Girl Brunch Miami theme was Star Trek, and I was having a moment. I had the perfect cosplay – a science officer dress that I wore for Halloween a few years back. I happily tried it on and….it no longer fit. My post-baby body just wasn’t having that bodycon fit for anything in the world, so I had to improvise. I’m actually really glad I had to because I would have never stumbled on this amazing neon space themed crop tee.

It was the perfect homage to “the final frontier,” while still keeping me comfortable enough to drink one too many mimosas, socialize with our brunchettes and have an impromptu dance party. Yeah, you heard me. That’s how Miami does brunch: with DJ’s.

Can we also have a moment of silence (or squee-ing?) for Studio DIY’s Can’t Clutch This subscription? My pop tart clutch is TOO.MUCH. It literally gives me so much joy every month, and who doesn’t need a little bit of that in their life?

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Shirt; Forever 21
Jeans; Forever 21
Flats; Old Navy
Pin; gifted
Clutch; Studio DIY
Nail polish; Inglot’s 896
Lips; Inglot’s 148

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