Geek Girl Brunch Miami: Inaugural Brunch

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I have been so excited for this event since last year when I was chosen to be a chapter officer for the Geek Girl Brunch Miami branch. I had been following the organization for awhile, being a fan of co-founder, Jamila’s blog, Girl Gone Geek. I always wished we had something similar, so I jumped on board the second they started calling for officers. South Florida sorely lacks in geek culture (especially targeted towards females), so I thought it would be a welcomed addition to our city.

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Both myself and Aurora (my fellow officer) planned a Harry Potter themed inaugural brunch that would be hosted by Rok: Brgr in South Miami on April 26th. They were generous enough to allow us a big chunk of their outdoor space on their busiest day and time of the week: Sunday brunch! We wanted to make this very special for our new brunchettes, so we reached out to vendors for specialty swag. Each brunchette received a swag bag full of goodies (see full list below) and we gave away some adorable threads from So Effing Cute for the best dressed witch, as well as trivia winners!

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Sure these add-ons were great, but honestly, what made the event so special for me personally was the beautiful positive energy swirling around the tables that you could basically touch. Every single girl got along great, and ice breakers weren’t even needed. There was never a break in conversation! Plus, everyone was so grateful as the brunch wrapped up, and equally excited for the next event. They even had to basically kick us out of the restaurant – no one wanted to stop chatting! Overall, it was a truly magical morning and I cannot wait to continue making Geek Girl Brunch Miami bigger, better and more influential in our community.

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Potter Prints; Afternoon Coffee
Mini Sticker Packs; ScrawnyGirl
Temporary Tattoos: Geek Ink Designs
Potions & Soaps; PennyWhistle Potions
Bracelet Gift Packs; The Colorful Geek
Earrings; Juniper & Ivy Designs
Bookmarks; JustKnottingAround

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Want to sign up? Go here.
Want to see more pictures? Search the tag #GGBMiami or #acciomimosas on Instagram!

Boohoo #TBT Style Icon: Audrey Inspired

Everyone bases their style on someone, right? Sure, I love my geekery, but the basis for the way I style those geeky outfits, makeup, accessories and hair comes from the most perfect lady in the history of ladies: Audrey Hepburn. I like high waists, form flattering silhouettes and classics paired with tons of personality. I like high buns, cat eyed sunglasses and strong brows. But most importantly, I like the heart and soul behind the icon that was Audrey Hepburn, and hope I can portray even 1/4 of that with my own style and life.

That’s why when Boohoo asked me to recreate a style icon’s look using a dress from their immensely awesome dress line, I jumped at the chance. I think I chose the perfect dress that reflected what Audrey’s style would look like today, paired with a little Melificent on the side. The result? A whimsical shift dress paired with fun and kitschy accessories, and topped with Audrey’s iconic top knot (thanks Blo Coral Gables!). Plus, you know I had to throw a little geek in there – check out my denim jacket’s button details! ;)

Dress; c/o Boohoo
Denim jacket; Old Navy
Kitty flats; Jane.com {similar}
Unicorn clutch; eBay
Bow ring; Marc Jacobs
Shades; Zara {similar}

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What I Wore: Short Shorts

I used to be really concerned about dressing “my age.” Those days are over. I’m in my early 30’s and I plan on showing off what I have until I don’t have it anymore. I threw away all rules, and I’ve found it so liberating when it comes to fashion. Sure, I may have been tugging down on these short shorts as I walked around Wynwood, but I still consider it growth. This Cuban booty just can’t be contained in a pair of corduroy shorts and I won’t apologize for it peeking out multiple times this afternoon. You’re welcome.

ps; thanks to Megs over at The Nerdy Girlie for sparking my Wynwood photoshoot love again (although we did have to battle with a bunch of middle-aged yuppie tourists).

Sweater; Forever 21
Shorts; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Sunglasses; Gap {similar}
Silver cuff; vintage
Crystal bracelets; Five Sisters {similar}

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What I Wore: Star Lord Cosplay

Being a newbie in the cosplay world, I am still grappling with how to do things my way.

I know I can’t sew and even though I’m creative, I kind of suck with DIY most of the time if it is overly complex. This makes me have to go more  traditional routes when I want to do a cosplay (i.e., store bought). However, I’m pretty happy with how my Star Lord turned out for last weekend’s Magic City Comic Con. I had wanted to do a sexy Star Lord (or Star Lady) ever since I saw a photo of a girl rocking some booty shorts and boots.

There is always that one moment as a newb cosplayer where you are absolutely terrified your outfit will flop or you won’t be recognized, etc. However, I was pleasantly surprised with all the acknowledgements I did get, whether on social media or in person at the Con. Overall, I think it was a great outfit and I’m happy to say that I didn’t spend too much money putting it together. In fact, it was pretty affordable and all the clothing pieces are things that I will wear in my regular day to day, so I thought it would be fun to share with all of you that think cosplaying is too difficult or stressful!

Shirt; Old Navy
Shorts; Old Navy {similar}
Jacket; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Walkman; Etsy
Mask & gun; Toys R Us

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Nerdy Must Haves

1. Nerd Alert Soy Candle; Being a puppy parent, I’m often super aware of what scents my home must eminate. Not the best, sometimes. So I’m a big fan of candles, air freshners and the like. However, I’ve never stumbled on such great themed ones as the ones at The Burlap Bag. This one clearly speaks to my soul, closely followed by Unicorn Puke.
2. Sailor Moon Tee; Who saw the season finale of Crystal? It was so amazing! I can’t wait for the new Black Moon story arc! With that said, it doesn’t look like the Sailor Moon rage will die down any time soon, and that’s fine by me! I’m loving this super graphic tee by Suppah Sonik – now if only I could figure out how to order from them!
3. Brunch Me DIY Tee; OK, so not nerdy per say, but I think still appropriate considering Geek Girl Brunch Miami is in its serious planning stages now. I absolutely love Elsie of A Beautiful Mess and her creativity and penchant for loud, brash colors, so there was no surprise that I am a sucker for her easy peasy quotable tee tutorial. Think of the nerdy possibilities!
4. Frodo + Sam PJ’s; All fellow Ringers will support me on this splurge! Valentine’s Day is coming up and what better couple to stand behind than Frodo and Sam! I dare you to find a more loyal and loving pairing in all of The Shire. This adorable sleep tank is guaranteed to only bring you dreams of potatoes and second breakfasts.