What I Wore; Loony

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Another month, another super fun Geek Girl Brunch theme! This month’s was YA Badass Bitches, and we had such a great time honoring our favorite brave ladies of literature. I went a little off the beaten path and decided to honor Luna Lovegood. She was not afraid to be herself, and illustrated that sometimes the strangest of people make the best of friends. I also have a special connection with her character, and taking home her wand a couple of years ago during one of my last visits to The Wizarding World (find the full story here) solidified that. I knew I had to finally pay her homage and hang up my Gryffindor tie for one afternoon.

Polo; Cat + Jack for Target
Skirt, Boots & Socks; Forever 21
Tie + Earrings; AliExpress
Bracelet + Ring; The Fandom of the Month Club
Wand + Glasses; The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Life with Luna: Tiny Wizard

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Although this would mean we birthed a Hufflepuff {gasp!}, my little Luna reminds me a lot of Newt Scamander. She loves animals: all of them. She gets beyond excited whenever she sees a dog or a cat (just recently even said “cat” for the first time), and is a big fan of nature in general. She squeals on our walks whenever she sees an especially lush or tall tree – bonus points if it is swaying in the wind. There’s just so much wonder in those eyes, and I know this is something that is found in all children. Only a certain handful of adults get a chance to carry this with them as they age, and Newt is definitely one of them. I hope she can fit into that elite little group down the line as well.

Onesie; c/o Younglings NYC
Pants; Target {no longer available}
Denim blouse; Old Navy {similar}
Wand; Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Can I also share how magical it truly was to see Luna holding one of my wands? I can’t wait until we can take her to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and she can fully grasp the context!

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How To Throw A Magical Harry Potter Party

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I used to host many a themed party before baby, but we just recently had a small get together to watch the new Sherlock season (!!!) and low and behold, Luna slept through the entire thing! It has made us hopeful that we can begin hosting again because it really was one of our favorite things to do as a couple. As many of you know, I am the founding officer of Geek Girl Brunch Miami, and for now live out my themed party fantasies through our monthly brunches and events. I thought I would share with you some of my ideas for different themes, and if you guys dig it, it could become a permanent staple here on the blog.

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Sorting Drinks; the great thing about having sorting beverages is that it can be used for both an adult party (booze – woo!) or for children. It’s a lot more fun than a sorting hat and gives photographic proof that you were sorted into the right (or wrong) house. A little bit of food coloring is masked under some ice and as the drink is poured, your fate is revealed! {source}
Chamber of Secrets mirror; the thing about Harry Potter is that it is pretty creepy when it wants to be. The Chamber of Secrets warning written in red lipstick on your bathroom mirror will do the trick! This was done at the Books + Books Cursed Child release party and it was so fun. 10 points to Gryffindor for simplicity too. {source}
Floating Acceptance Letters; probably one of the most iconic scenes in the Potter films is when Harry is attacked by billions of flying acceptance letters to Hogwarts. And lets face it, it’s probably one of your deepest and darkest fantasies to experience the same (ok, not so deep or dark). Make it a photo op by hanging some letters of your own off of fishing wire. Again, Books + Books killed it with this at their party, and in turn, made for one of my favorite photos of myself. {source}
Broomstick Munchies; it’s always good to have snacks at any party, and if you can theme them too, then even better! These cuties are made with pretzel sticks and some cheese. {source}
Quidditch Beer Pong; this has been the dream ever since we first saw someone put it together. I really wish I could say that we have tried this in the past, but we have yet to do so! I think we should stop procrastinating and just get to it already. Birthday 2017 challenge? Accepted. {source}
Wanted Poster; I recreated the famous Sirius Black wanted poster for my friend’s bachelorette party and it came out killer! It was the absolute best way to start off our nights of debauchery and is a real ice breaker if your guests don’t know each other well. {source}

Nerdy Must Haves: La Barbuda

So I don’t tend to make monthly Nerdy Must Have posts center around one shop, but that’s how amazing I find La Barbuda to be. I have followed and purchased from her shop for some time now but her designs and products have gotten progressively better and better. She totally slays the geek chic aesthetic and I am absolutely obsessed. I’m really truly sorry if you feel the same shortly after reading through this post {not really}.

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Marauders Map Pin | Stay Gold Pin | I Want To Believe Back Patch
Sith Happens Pin | Hogwarts Letter Pin | Dementor Tee
Bad Vibes Patch | Avada Kedavra Tee | Stay Strange Patch

Life with Luna: 2017

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Before my very eyes, Luna is turning into a toddler. She is really perfecting her balance and speed while walking, and is {finally} starting to imitate words, such as Papa, up, agua + Aba (her grandma).  You may notice one of those words is not Mama, but I digress…{hrmph}.

It’s really hard to wrap my head around this rapid passing of time on most days. I still remember the moment of her birth clearly, and when I see us well on the way to being half way to 2, it can do a number on my heart. Time can do this.

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Onesie; c/o Younglings NYC
Jeans; Target {no longer available}
Boots; c/o Bobux
Sunglasses; Baby Gap {similar}
Bracelet; Pura Vida

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