Nerdy Must Haves

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery, Home by Meli

 

Potter crop top; I love it when designs include elements of a fandom only. It instantly makes it super-fan relatable and will cause little knowing smirks everywhere you go. This crop top is the perfect example. How cute would this be paired with a high waisted skirt or shorts? It’s definitely going on my list of outfits for my next Wizarding World adventure!

JK & Radcliffe holy candle; I met the creator of these hysterical holy fandom candles at Shock Pop a couple of weeks ago. She is a complete doll and her products are amazing. Unfortunately, this specific design was sold out at her booth, but I found it on her Etsy shop! If you have a wicked sense of humor, you will get a kick out of all her candle designs. I personally can’t wait for a reason to gift one – these make excellent gag gifts for the fangirl/fanboy in your life!

Potter alphabet cards; I can’t even deal with the cuteness that is the Afternoon Coffee Etsy shop. I’m obsessed. Mainly due to these Harry Potter alphabet cards. How adorable would they be in a kid’s room (or an adult’s)?? Check out the rest of her store too if you are a Potter Head. I promise your eyes will be overjoyed and your wallet will be depressed.

Unicorn phone case; This baby is unfortunately out of stock on Asos, but how perfect is it? Granted, I’m sure it would be a little bulky to carry around, but on the plus side, you’d never lose it in a crowded purse, am I right?? Plus, it’s a freaking unicorn. That trumps all.

Nerdy Must Haves

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery, Home by Meli

1. Unicorn Head Mount; this is so wondrous I almost can’t believe it exists in this world. If I ever have a little girl, this is definitely going in her nursery. I can’t imagine a unicorn wall bust ever being a bad idea, do you? Forget a nursery, one is going in each room of my house. Done and done.

2. LOST pillow; why hello classy home accessories featuring my favorite show of all time! This store on Etsy is my new favorite, and this pillow case especially needs to find a place in my house. It’s probably the LOST quote I use the most on a daily basis (aside from “WAAAALLLLTTT”), so I must have a visual reminder at all times. It’s only natural.

3. Hannibal Stag Necklace; I definitely don’t have enough Hannibal swag (well, aside from the permanent ink on my skin), and I’d love to start with this beautiful stag necklace from UnicornEmpirePrints. It’s so pretty and definitely not an overt homage to the Bryan Fuller show. As you all know, nothing gets me happier than wearing accessories or apparel that only true fans appreciate. I would probably hug anyone that took note of this necklace. You’ve been warned. They can get violent.

4. Sailor Moon Chokers; this perfectly marries two of my favorite things – Sailor Moon and the 90′s. Who wouldn’t want an awesome Sailor Moon charm choker??? I, personally, would rock it on an every day basis thankyouverymuch. Apparently I’m not the only one because this seller only has 2 charms left in stock! You better pick yours up soon and fast – they currently have a great discount code running (“WildStrawberries” gives you 23% off)!

Nerdy Must Haves

September 15th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

1. The Holy Trinity Tank; I need this so badly. I mean, it’s my life in a nutshell (I’m sure along with every other fangirl). Is there anything else to life? Not to me there isn’t! This would be the perfect casual convention tee, paired with your favorite jeans or a high-waisted skirt and a fandom hair accessory. Easy, comfortable, but still expressive enough to get some high-fives!
2. Sailor Jupiter Dress; can I have a moment? Maybe two? Every time I lay my eyes on Living Dead’s Sailor Scout skater dresses, a little piece of me dies. They are all ridiculously perfect, seemingly fit like a glove, and must be mine. I was brainstorming an intense Sailor Scout cosplay for upcoming Animate Miami, but now I think I’ll pick up one of these babies and accessorize, accessorize! I’m really loving this fandom dress trend, especially when it’s done right!
3. Sailor Moon Pin; I am a firm believer that pins are the best geeky accessories. This is probably because they are so easy. Just push one in to your tee, purse or elsewhere and you are promoting instant fandom. This is a personal favorite of mine for conventions where I don’t cosplay. This Sailor Moon pin is a fun and slightly cheeky take on your typical scout love, which naturally makes me dig it. Check out the shop’s sticker sets too – they are swoon worthy!
4. Smaug Pop Figure; I am fire, I am death, I am….adorable? I dare you to tell me that you have seen something cuter than Smaug the dragon gone pop. I mean, I had a verbal reaction when I saw it (all sorts of squeals, gasps and other unintelligible noises I’m not proud of). This is only one out of the two variants (but clearly my favorite), and it will be available next month for purchase just in time to add a little geekery to your Halloween decor!
5. Cupcake Bikini; not necessarily a “geeky” find, but freaking adorable nonetheless. I found this ridiculous must-have via Instagram, who introduced me to my new blogger crush, Mermaidens. She’s kind of perfect and I must own her entire wardrobe (she dresses like a ice cream cone & I love it). This retro high-waisted suit is from Pretty Attitude and coming in at less than $40, it’s good enough to eat. Buy, I mean buy.

It’s Bigger On the Inside: Doctor Who Inspired Finds

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery, Home by Meli

This picture gives me so many feels.

Guys. It’s Doctor Who week!!!! That’s right, this weekend, we are introduced to our 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi. I’m going to make a quick confession: I saw the leaked first episode (I know, I know) and he’s amazing. You will laugh…and yes, you will cry. I think I’m going to like this new direction and I hope all of you do too! In honor of the series coming back, I have compiled some of my favorite Doctor Who inspired finds. Allons-y!

Top Row; I Believe Poster (x), Tardis Bathing Suit (x), Dalek Lapel Pins (x) | Middle Row; Photobooth Props (x), Date Time Lords Tee (x), Nan Lawson Print (x) | Bottom Row; Tardis Pillow (x), Time Lord Necklace (x), Doctor Who Sticker Set (x)

Added bonus; Check out this adorable Doctor Who themed wedding shoot! Can I get married again???

Fandom Leggings

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Leggings. I immediately think of Daria’s obnoxious sister, Quinn.
You just heard her voice in your head, didn’t you?

I had been on the fence about leggings for quite some time. Probably because I see people mistaking them for PANTS. Pants they are not, my friends. They are meant to be worn with an over-sized tunic top or any top that at least covers your crotch and the majority of your backside. If not, I (and everyone else) sees more than they signed up for at any given moment (especially when you bend over – yikes).

With that said, when worn appropriately, I have grown to love them. They are comfy and easy to wear, plus the fandom world has taken to creating all sorts of character and story driven leggings. This means more room in your luggage when packing for conventions, as you can just roll them up into a tiny little log of goodness. However, their price tag has always made me think twice. They usually run between $60-100 and I just couldn’t justify paying that for a pair of leggings I would just wear to specialty events.

But low and behold! I have discovered this fantastic Etsy shop that I have decided to share with all of you, velvetcoc. Unfortunate name aside, they sell amazing fandom leggings for $18 and are currently holding a 2-4-1 sale!!! The seller is located in China, so you will have to wait for your goodies with bated breath, but honestly, it only took 2 weeks for my pair to arrive. Not too shabby! Want to know what I’m picking up next? See my favorites below:

I’m crossing all body parts that she’ll add Doctor Who inspired leggings next!