Nerdy Must Haves

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1. Geeky Travel Posters; I am a big fan of fandom travel posters as art, and those found through TeacupPiranha’s Etsy shop are some of the best I’ve seen. She has a variety of different worlds you can display, such as Star Wars, Star Trek and Disney landscapes, but this one for Game of Thrones’ The Wall is especially beautiful. You can get them in a variety of sizes and they are so affordable! I think they would be great to have framed around your snack table at your Game of Thrones viewing party!

2. BB-8 Patch; In case you have been living under a fashion rock, the new way to up your accessory game is by adding pins and patches to everything you possibly own. I’ve totally fallen for this trend and think a patched up denim vest/jacket is by far the coolest clothing item ever (look out for some posts about my own creations soon). If you are putting together a Star Wars themed jacket (because, lets be real, who ISN’T), this awesome wilderness/scout-inspired BB-8 patch is the perfect addition!

3. Custom My Little Pony Figures; If you were a child of the 80’s, like I was, you were probably a My Little Pony fanatic. My mom used to record the vintage cartoon on VHS for me so that I would have a new episode to watch every day after school and my late grandfather would buy me a new Pony figure every week. Roogna takes those vintage figures and customizes them to recreate pony-versions of pop culture icons, such as this bad ass Bowie Pony. I don’t know about you, but I think Friendship is Magic should take note and add him as a new character!

4. Harry Potter Baby Romper; Willow & Wither is one of my favorite spots on the Internet to find geeky baby clothes. Their quality is on point, the price isn’t outrageous and their patterns are just to die for. I had been drooling over the PeeWee Playhouse┬ádress until I set my little eyes on this beyond perfect Potter Trio romper. I mean. I can’t even. There are literally no words (only slight squeaky sounds) that could express my pure joy and emotion over this article of clothing. I feel like Luna is going to transition out of her current size pretty soon, so I’m shutting my wallet for now, but you better believe this sucker will be mine hers soon.

Buzz Bag Review

There’s a new fandom subscription “box” in the ‘hood, and I had a great time reviewing it this week! Buzz Bags were created by Melissa Jenkins and her goal was to provide geeky ladies with quality fandom-inspired accessories. The bags have a different theme every month and run between $15-20. You can check out past bags and future bags here!

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I got a chance to receive March’s Random Fandom bag, and it was chock full of goodies! First thing I noticed was just how many accessories you receive! There was so much crammed into such a little bag! I was shocked.

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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.

Fandom of the Month Club: 1 Year Anniversary

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It’s hard to believe that Fandom of the Month Club has already been around for a year! It’s even harder to believe that I’ve been with them since {nearly} the beginning. I think I jumped on board the 3rd box, and have been hooked ever since. Sure, some months have not corresponded to my fandoms, but it’s always nice when I’m able to gift an entire set to a friend (and that’s only happened twice). This month, the team was teasing a bigger and better set with it being their anniversary and all. I was so incredibly excited to see what goodies it would hold and I was not disappointed.

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First off, all the pieces were for fandoms I adore, so that made me grin from ear to ear. There was a TARDIS ring, dragon stud earrings, a mockingjay keychain, Harry Potter charm bookmark, and my personal favorite: a LOST necklace. I had such a ridiculous fangirl moment when I saw it – and it’s commemorating one of the most gut-wrenching scenes with my favorite character. I’m not joking when I say I may wear it every day. Erin mentioned that she would love to do an entire LOST themed set, but she didn’t think that it would be received well. That makes my heart so sad. I would absolutely LOVE to see what she would curate – can you imagine a DriveShaft ring?

Everything included was awesome, except I have to admit that I was a little confused by the bookmark. I actually had no idea what it was when I initially opened it. My husband and I racked our brains trying to figure it out, and it wasn’t until someone commented on the official Instagram that I found out it was a very elaborate bookmark. This is the one item I was a little disappointed in. Sure, it is absolutely gorgeous, but it’s very heavy and I don’t think very practical to actually be used as a bookmark. Again, the charms are so beautiful, I would have liked to see them be used for something like a charm bracelet. Now that would have looked killer.

Overall, I was really happy and know I’ll be sticking with this subscription service for the long haul!
Do you subscribe to FOTM club? If so, what was your favorite piece this month?

Oh Fandom Maternity Giveaway!

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Tee; c/o Oh Fandom Maternity | Jeans; Old Navy | Necklace; Fandomly Designs | Shoes; Jane.com | Polish; Essie’s Licorice| Lipstick; NYX’s Bewitched

So remember how I was always complaining that there was no fandom maternity wear during my pregnancy? Well, now there is! I was contacted by Oh Fandom Maternity to feature one of their awesome maternity tees, but unfortunately, was not able to in time since I was told I would be induced. The tee actually arrived the day after Luna was born, so a flat lay was the next best thing I could show you all!

Cassie decided to start Oh Fandom because she realized the Harry Potter generation was starting to have kids of their own, and wanted to give them the geeky options that they so desired. The company is starting with only Potter designs, but hopes to expand to other fandoms very soon.

I personally love the quality of the tees and think they go great with my favorite pair of maternity skinny jeans from Old Navy. Pair them with some vampy lips and nails, and I think you have the perfect Fall geeky mama look! Now, lucky for you, since I am no longer pregnant (& don’t plan on being pregnant again for a long while – if even), I am giving away this awesome tee in a size small. The giveaway will run for one week, until 11/13/15, where a winner will be chosen at random. All you have to do is follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Follow @melificent on Instagram
2. Follow @oh.fandom.maternity on Instagram
3. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite Harry Potter moment

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