Geek Girl Brunch Miami: Sherlocked

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Last month, Geek Girl Brunch Miami hosted its second brunch and the ladies chose Sherlock as the theme. The Local House in Miami Beach was nice enough to host our event, and we even had a special surprise for all our brunchettes: free mini-manicures with Sherlock-themed nail art! Overall, it was a really great morning and I absolutely love how much our girls get along! If you are in the area, definitely sign up – we have so many fun events planned this summer and we’d love to have you join!

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What I Wore: Lumpy Space Princess Cosplay

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This past weekend was Miami’s biggest comic book convention, Florida Supercon. It’s held on Miami Beach and hosts an array of vendors and special guests (still a little bummed Billie Piper canceled). Although it ain’t no SDCC, it is the best we have here in South Florida and I really appreciate the push to support geeky culture down here. I have faith that in a few years, SuperCon may grow to be one of the best in the country.

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I knew I wanted to cosplay, but also knew I would be rocking a nearly 6 month baby bump. I immediately got to thinking about what I could make work with a more round shape, and then it came to me: OH MY GLOB! Clearly, I had to be Adventure Time’s Lumpy Space Princess. It was a hit and for the most part, comfortable. I was just completely drained by the end of the day – I ain’t what I used to be. ;)

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Dress; Tobi {similar|similar}
Sneakers; Fila via Zulily
Wig; Amazon
Star hair pin; DIY
Necklace; Etsy
Nail Polish; Essie’s Play Date
Lipstick; Maybelline Vivids’ Brazen Berry

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What I Wore: Back to the Future Marathon

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In a surprising moment, Miami actually hosted a pretty cool geeky event a couple of weekends ago: a Back to the Future marathon at our local art house theater, O Cinema. We naturally picked up those tickets at lightning speed (88 mph, perhaps?) and amped ourselves up by listening to The Power of Love by Huey Lewis on our way over. I know it’s cheesy, but it makes me happy to think that my little one is already experiencing some pretty neat things that her parents love from inside the womb. She showed her appreciation by wiggling around in my belly a few times throughout the movie. She also showed her displeasure by making me pass out half way through the second film and making us miss the last. Oh Luna, you still have the upper hand on me!

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Tank; c/o Jordan Dene
Shorts; Gap {similar}
Utility Vest; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Sneakers; Urban Outfitters {similar}
Sunglasses; a little shop in Ireland {similar}
Flower Crown; HeadBuds
Geek Necklace; The Colorful Geek

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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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