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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Sailor Moon Favs

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If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know that I am a big Sailor Moon fan. I grew up on the original anime, and found it to be…without sounding lame, really magical. It was pretty amazing to see such powerful ladies fighting off the bad guys (while looking great), and things haven’t really changed since. I may be in the minority (people love to complain), but I adore Sailor Moon Crystal and am finally looking to read the manga. All in all, it is one of my favorite fandoms and I’m so excited Geek Girl Brunch will be hosting a Sailor Moon themed brunch later this month (squee)! I’ve got my cosplay ready to go (I’ll be featuring it here on the blog), but I figured I’d post a little round up of my favorite Sailor Moon-inspired goodies from around the Interwebs because who doesn’t love a magical girl?

Moon Prism Power….MAKE UP!

Row 1: Sailor Moon Tee | Sailor Moon button | Sailor Moon earrings
Row 2: Magical Girl necklace | Artemis Brooch
Row 3: Usagi print | Chibi Moon crop top | Vintage Transformation Locket

My Geeky Valentine

I know a lot of you tout Valentine’s Day as a commercialized and ridiculous holiday. When I was single, I hated it. When I was in relationships, I hated it. It’s only now, as an old lady fart that I have grown to appreciate this holiday about love. Because it’s all around us, people. It doesn’t have to be romantic love – just a day to appreciate all the love surrounding you. Because trust me, every single one of us is circled by amazing people and animals that love us as much as we do them. So take the time out to step back and give thanks to the universe for that because it’s pretty special.

And aside from that, you get to wear pink! And hearts! The 14th really could be worse, amirite? Here’s my round up of pretty amazing geek-centric Valentine’s goodies;

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Moon of my life tank | Galentine’s Day card | Fictional character brooch
Parks & Rec wall hanging | Pixel heart clutch
Spooky Mulder pin | Star Wars pillowcases | Harry Potter brooch boyfriend

Life with Luna: There’s Still Good in the World

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I fell in love with a certain shop on Etsy, Strangeways Studios. I’ve featured them several times on this blog for their adorable fandom baby onesies. I got Luna’s Christmas day onesie from them, and they sent me a few more onesies and goodies without me asking. So sweet! I’ve featured some of those as well if you remember. A few weeks pass, and they tell me they’ve sent me a little surprise that was inspired by my little Lulu bug. When I received the package, my eyes swelled with tears.

They had designed a onesie that will be sold in their store with the opening lyrics to Luna, the Smashing Pumpkins song I named my daughter after! We had discussed the reason behind the name in a conversation beforehand, and I was so happy that owner recognized the song, as not many people do. It was so absolutely touching. In fact, once Luna grows out of it, I’m pretty sure I’m going to shadowbox it.

I guess the reason I decided to share this story is because so many terrible and heartbreaking things are happening in the world on an everyday basis. Sometimes it’s pretty easy to let that black cloud consume you. However, every now and then, a little light shines through that dark cloud that changes your mind completely. There are still good people in this world, and to quote American Beauty, sometimes there is so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it.

So thank you, Strangeways Studios, for being that bright little sunbeam that forced its way from out of the clouds and into my life.

Nerdy Must Haves

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Bowie Potter tee; I will always remember dancing feverishly in my 20’s to Bowie at our favorite rock club. All hair swishing, hip swaying, drink spilling…it represents my carefree youth. I will always remember first reading Potter after fervently saying I never would. The relationships formed with these fictitious characters in a magical world also represent and parallel my own “coming of age.” Both these things together? All the feels! This tee must be mine. SIRIUSLY.

Edit; this post was written before the passing of David Bowie. My heart breaks.

Blogger tee; I’m identifying myself more and more as a blogger. Of course, I still say I’m a behavior analyst when asked what I do, but I am now starting to add, “…and blogger” to the end of that sentence. And it feels good, even if people scoff or laugh when I say what my blog is about. I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing with my life – how many people can say the same? That’s why I’m gunning for this blogger tee to further say it loud and proud – plus, it’s adorable, no??

Jordan sweater; the amount of strange noises that emanated from my being when I saw the beautiful Keiko Lynn post this to her Instagram was intense. In middle school, I was beyond obsessed with My So-Called Life (& I still am). I even wrote a letter to ABC about how they shouldn’t cancel it – obviously it wasn’t very effective. But I digress. Jordan Catalano was every tween’s unicorn, and who doesn’t remember that amazing episode that opens with Angela dancing in her bedroom to “Blister in the Sun” on the morning she realizes she is totally over Jordan Catalano. Basically, NEED THIS NOW.

Luna Lovegood skirt; although my little Luna is not specifically named after Lovegood, she is my favorite character in the series (aside from hot, dragon-taming Bill Weasley). I’d love for my Luna to possess a lot of Lovegood’s qualities, but until she’s old enough to start developing them, I can wear all the things that make her great with this perfect skirt.

In summary, give me all the things.
Please + thank you.