Fandom Friday: Real Life Geeks Who Inspire Me

Fandom Friday

This year has been very motivational and inspirational for me. I have decided to throw myself equally into this blog and my 9-5 career, and it has proven to be one of my best decisions. I feel very inspired by a lot of fellow geeky ladies that are out there girl bossing, and find myself wanting to join that elite crew. I know my blogging career is only just beginning (despite being in the game for 6 years), and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! These are some ladies (celebrities and not) that keep that driving force within me moving at full steam:

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1. Megan at The Nerdy Girlie; Since stumbling on Meg via Instagram, I’ve felt like we were geeky girl soul sisters. I was lucky enough to meet her last year at SDCC and spend some time (although sporadically – it’s Comic Con afterall) with her, which only solidified that. She’s been through a lot this year, and still soldiers ahead with loads of positive energy and bigger, badder goals.

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Favorite Instagrams

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My absolute favorite social media outlet is Instagram. I’ve always been the girl taking one too many pictures of everything, so this app was like a dream come true. Editing them, filtering them and sharing them with the world is just too much fun. Add the fact that you can find other users that share similar interests or are at the same events via hashtags, and I was sold. I love finding out about new IG accounts, so I figured I’d share some of my fav’s with all of you in case you are looking for some new users to follow or just some inspiration! And don’t forget to follow me on IG!



pineapplesandcoffeecups; I would love to live in Adriana’s technicolor fun world. All her photos evoke bright sunshine, yummy desserts and cotton candy living. Anytime I’m feeling down in the dumps, I check out her feed. It’s so fun (& at times hilarious) that it’s impossible to stay bummed.
thepinkdiary; Absolutely gorgeous flat lays of both outfits, beauty products and just pretty things. I love her pastel palette and impeccable taste.
galadarling; One of my favorite bloggers, as well as Instagrammers. Gala believes in living a sparkly life full of fun and positivity and her photos reflect just that. Definitely another mood lifter.

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Style Crush: Mary Margaret from Once Upon A Time

While feeling sick over the new years festivities, I decided to take the opportunity to catch up on TV. One of those shows was Once Upon A Time, which was recommended to me by almost all my friends. Of course, they know me well because I loved it! Not only does it feed my love of fantasy and fairy tales, but it is from the creators of my most favorite show ever in the universe, Lost. So it’s a win/win. Then throw in Ginnifer Goodwin‘s adorable wardrobe as Mary Margaret (aka; Snow White) and I’m dead.

Seriously, how cute are her outfits??

She always looks adorably geek chic, and that pixie cut she is rocking is just too much.

That’s why I got inspired to put together my own style boards featuring outfits Mary Margaret herself would be proud to parade around in while hanging in Storybrooke, Maine.

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{Adventures in Pinteresting:} Black & Brown

Say hello to yet another new feature!

I think it’s pretty common knowledge that I absolutely adore Pinterest and use it as a resource for all things. ALL THINGS. So in order to showcase everything Pinterest inspires me to do, I decided to start posting my very own adventures in Pinteresting (see what I did there?). This time I decided to tackle the black jumpsuit with brown accessories that’s been floating around my stream, but with a few little Melificent tweaks.

For one, I decided to dump the plain old brown belt for a leopard one. I mean, nothing really beats animal print accessories when you want to make an impact, am I right? I also chose to go with a more rock ‘n roll vibe with my necklace choice and ditched the classic gold monogram to go with trendy spikes and hardware. Overall, just a more edgy version of the Pinterest inspiration.

My goal for these features is to help all of you realize that you don’t have to be carbon copies of everything you see on Pinterest, but just use them as inspiration to make them your own. And don’t expect just to see fashion picks, but also DIY, home, etc! Super excited to share them all with you!


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With all the stress of my exam, as well as additional (& unnecessary I may add) stressors bleeding into my day-to-day, my mood and judgement have been foggy. It’s been very easy to get caught up in the madness (mainly brought on by overthinking and catastrophizing in my case), and forget to stop and smell the roses. Sure, I did what many people would not. I decided to start from scratch, and I knew that would entail many a sacrifice, but my mental health has in many ways thanked me for it. I am happy. I love what I do. And I am making a difference. I can’t tell you how many amazing moments I have experienced in the last year while on the job – some even moving me to tears. How many people can say that about their job? I’m lucky.

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