Convention Outfit Inspirations & Tips

Everyone! It is convention season, and it is most definitely in full swing.
I’ve been living vicariously through everyone’s amazing posts and photo ops and the like, but now it is my turn! Miami will host its largest convention, Florida Supercon, July 4th weekend and I’ll be both on a panel, hopefully getting a tattoo (!!) and just roaming the convention floor. I thought in honor of my first Con in a year (!), I’d put together some inspiration outfits for you all in case you are struggling with what to wear to a Con, along with some handy dandy tips!

Convention Style: Fandom Skirt

 

I love this look because it’s comfy, while still being really girly. I’m a big fan of pairing crop tops with high waisted skirts, and this one in particular from TeeFury is just too perfect. In order to make it convention appropriate, you have to throw on a pair of comfy (yet stylish) sneakers, and I personally love how a fandom baseball cap looks with more feminine pieces. The juxtaposition is so fun! Add on a few more understated accessories, such as a necklace and themed nail polish, and you are all set to go!

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Nerdy Must Haves

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1. X Files Pin; In a world that is being overrun by enamel pins, it’s nice to see that fandoms are still being represented in popular trends. One of my favorite pin makers, Sweet & Lovely, kills it with this monochrome X-Files one. I personally love that you can put this on your lapel, denim jacket or as flair to your favorite bag, and it is appropriate for so many occasions. Hell, put it on your dress at the next wedding you attend – you simply can’t go wrong with a little paranormal love.

2. Harry Potter Kids Dress; In my constant hunt for all things baby geek, I noticed that one of my favorites, Linda of 1138 Clothing, now offers a Harry Potter-inspired toddler dress! This is also made in big girl sizes, so this means that we can potentially have a little “Mommy and Me” action in the future. The design is so absolutely adorable, complete with a peter pan collar (I’m such a sucker for those), oversized glasses logo and a flared house skirt. You may see me wearing one of these very, very soon. ;)

3. Bookish Dress; Can you tell I’ve been on a girly kick lately? I am absolutely loving this sweet little dress from Jesiiii. She usually is a purveyor of the most kitschy and cute designs (sometimes on wood block, sometimes on pins), but she just released this number for preorder. At $60, it’s not a bad deal for such a unique and custom piece. If Belle is your inner Disney princess, you gotta snag this bookish dress!

4. Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks; I found out about Katy Perry’s latest collaboration with Covergirl through YouTube. I saw Tasha Leelyn swatching the entire line, and now I’m super intrigued! Although I haven’t tried any of them out, I decided to add them to this list because they looked so good while swatched. I like that they have some bold colors, which is not the norm for drugstore makeup, and they are a demi-matte, which shouldn’t dry out your lips too bad. The packaging is also so killer – I love the big bold typography on white. As I’m writing this post, I’m already thinking about picking up a few at my Target run later. If I do, I’ll make sure to swatch them for you guys!

Life with Luna: Strangeways Studio {+ GIVEAWAY}

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I think I have to keep my eyes peeled because someone is trying to steal my job. Namely, little baby Luna is getting way too good at these ootd’s. She’s such a ham, and although she hates getting dressed these days (you would think I was killing her!), she has a blast grinning for the camera. Definitely my daughter. ;)

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All of you know that I’m a fan of shopping small whenever I can, and that I adore finding fandom related outfits for the babe. This can be super hard to do, especially if you are trying to remain on budget. This is why I am totally obsessed with StrangeWays Studio. I personally think they have the best selection of fandom onesies out there that won’t break your bank in half. And it doesn’t hurt that the majority of their inventory are for fandoms I absolutely adore. Potter? Parks & Rec? Doctor Who? Yeah, sign me up.

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You may remember a much tinier Luna showcasing their stuff on the blog before, and we are just as in love a few months later. I can’t recommend their soft and stretchy onesies enough. Luna is currently sporting their 6-12 month size and I can see her wearing them for a very long time. They hold up to multiple wears and washes very well too, which is important.

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Life with Luna: SwankyShank

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I absolutely love finding new shops for Luna. I’m really picky with the way I dress her and have entirely too much fun styling her in the morning (yes, it is styling and not dressing). She used to hate getting dressed, but I notice that she’s gotten much more used to it these days. She even stared totally enraptured when my best friend was showing me her baby’s newest outfits. I think I may slowly be creating a monster that will buy me out of house and home. ;)

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With that said, I like unique and fun pieces that show personality because lets face it: they are kids! If their clothes aren’t fun now, then when! That’s why I totally dug Swanky Shank when I discovered their shop on Etsy. It really stood out to me because their pieces were so kitschy, and their scripted slogans were so beautiful! Plus, their store header states that they make clothes for the free spirit – and that’s exactly what I want to raise. My free-spiritedness (word? yes?) was definitely stifled as a child coming from a Latin family in a very conservative city (yes, Miami is conservative). Now as an adult is when I’m really “letting my freak flag fly,” but I don’t want Luna to ever think she has to bottle that up.

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What I Wore: Space Princess

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My style has slowly been evolving now as I’ve become a mom. I’ve realized some pieces that I used to rock on the daily no longer work for my new lifestyle. I often have to be carrying an infant, changing her on the fly and generally bending over a whole lot. This means I can’t really afford short skirts or too tight anything. A lot of fandom skirts tend to be of this variety, which is why I jumped at the chance to review the new knee-length style that will be offered in skirts at one of my favorite Etsy shops, UtinniBikini. I spent this entire day running around town with Luna in tow: from brunch to cocktails, and I never once felt uncomfortable in my clothes. This speaks volumes to a new mom whose body is currently in flux. I also love that you will eventually be able to get these skirts in any of her amazing fabrics so the options will be {nearly} limitless. I, of course, had to choose the galaxy AT-AT’s because…well, just look at it. It’s flipping amazing.

Turtleneck; Uniqlo {similar}
Skirt; UtinniBikini
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Boots; Forever 21 {similar}

If you are interested in being a “guinea pig” for UtinniBikini’s new items as well, hit her up on Etsy. She’s currently looking for ladies to model more of these knee length skirts and crop topped sweaters!

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