Super Kawaii Fall {Lace & Lore}

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Now that it is Fall (well, for everywhere but South Florida), you may think you have to transition to darker shades and tones to fit the season. I say NAY. Thanks to stumbling on the wonderful geeky ladies behind Lace + Lore, I come to show you otherwise. Fall can be full of fun, whimsy and some serious pops of color. How can you do it? Simple! Just check out how I transitioned these 3 great pieces into Fall staples!

Ice Cream Skirt

I am loving this way too kawaii for its own good ice cream skirt paired with a more subdued and classic denim blouse. Make sure you button it all the way to the top and accent it with a bold statement necklace. Paired with fun boots and a warm hat, you are ready to brave the cooler elements. If it gets really chilly this time of year where you are from, just throw on a leather jacket or compliment the look with a pair of fun tights!

Skirt | Blouse {similar} | Necklace {similar} | Boots | Hat

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Sonny Angels Addiction

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I first stumbled on these adorable little naked angel dolls while searching for nursery inspiration on Instagram. Note to expecting mama’s: just say no. You’ll end up in debt before you know it. But anywho…I found these cute figures being used as children’s decor in almost every photo, and I instantly fell in love. If you know me, you know I’m not really a “collector,” but these I MUST have. I immediately ordered a few from Amazon and they came in their corresponding blind boxes. The thrill.

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Convention Friendly Bags

Aside from the perfect convention outfit, you have to take into account the perfect convention bag. You are going to need it to carry all your free swag, aside from all the goodies you’ll be picking up. Plus, it has to be comfortable and help you achieve that geek chic look you strive for – amiright?? I’ve made the mistake of bringing small or weirdly-shaped bags to past cons and have totally regretted it. That’s why I decided to put together a list for you all of some of my favorite convention friendly bags – best part? They are all under $100! Happy shopping, geek girls!


Convention Bags

1. Fjallraven backpack ($79.99) | 2. 3D Cartoon backpack ($9.58) | Nintendo backpack ($39.99) | Donut backpack ($19.99) | Cat ear backpack ($13.37)

I love that these bags range from sleek and chic (that Fjallraven bag is so versatile and stylish) to fun and kawaii (that cat ear bag is everything to me right now). Depending on your geek style, any of them could work to complement your convention needs. Plus, some may work in great with cosplays (I’d love to see a Mario sporting that Nintendo bag) and really make you stand out in a crowd.

Which is your favorite?

Unboxing Vlog: July Kawaii Box Plus Giveaway!

I am so happy to announce that I’m going to start making YouTube videos (or vlogging, whatever the cool term is now) for the blog! I got a great new camera for my birthday in preparation for Luna, but it also comes in beyond handy for all my blogging needs and desires. I’d love to hear what you guys would like me to make videos of for the blog, but for today, I will be starting with an unboxing video!

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Pipsticks Review & Coupon Code

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I can’t tell you how much of a sticker fan I was when I was younger. I used to go to Publix with my dad for our weekly grocery trips and I would immediately run to the sticker racks. I was allowed to buy a couple of sheets a week to use on my scrapbooks, crafts, what have you. It literally made my day to see a new pack of adorable stickers – ones that were puffy, others that were scratch and sniff, and, of course, the coveted Garfield ones! That’s why I was so happy to get a package in the mail from Pipsticks, a monthly sticker subscription service.

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I didn’t know what to expect when I ripped open the absolutely adorable packaging, but was so surprised to see the amount of goodies held inside! There were 15+ sheets or individual stickers included in my envelope, and some really fun postcards and one especially pertinent notecard that I plan on framing immediately. I like that the sticker sets varied from cute and kawaii to big and bold. They are perfect for fellow agenda freaks and crafters alike. I can’t wait to start using them to decorate what’s left of my 2015 Bando planner! They were also really unique and clearly expertly chosen. I loved the design aesthetic on basically everything.

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If you are interested (& how could you not be), check out their 3 different clubs (they even have one dedicated especially for kids – how sweet) and enjoy free shipping if you are in the US! Even better? Check out my coupon code for all my readers: MEL 15 for 15% off any order!