What I Wore; Fantastic Beast

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The magic of the Harry Potter universe means a whole lot to me. I started reading the books when I met my now husband-then boyfriend. I immediately got hooked and Harry and his gang became my best friends while I went away to grad school alone, without knowing a soul in a new city. I have vivid memories of laying on my dorm room bed in the dark, completely transported to the world of Hogwarts. As the kids say, “it’s real to us.” That’s why this new film, Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them, had big shoes to fill. But I was so pleasantly surprised it did. And I’m pretty sure it filled 15 other shoes as well because it was brilliant. And magical. And made me feel every emotion possible. Can we just all agree on how great it is to have the wizarding world back with us?

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With that said, I wore my very first LulaRoe purchase to see the film opening weekend, and I can understand the hype. I purchased a Cassie skirt, which is a form fitted pencil skirt. You guys know I like my ultra-feminine outfits, so this just seemed like it would be the best fit for my style. I paired it with a Gryffindor crop top, my fandom jacket, my new favorite booties + my wand, naturally. I mean, you didn’t think this witch would leave home without it, right? ;)

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What I Wore: Murder Boyfriend

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One thing is for certain in this crazy world: there will never be a shortage of fun at Geek Girl Brunch Miami. Getting to plan geeky events all over Miami with my best friend is really the best stress relief possible, and this month’s brunch was a blast! Since it was October, we decided to make the theme Murder Boyfriends, a term coined from the depths of Tumblr to describe Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham’s relationship on Fuller’s Hannibal. Naturally, I had to casually cosplay as my favorite cannibal.

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What I Wore: Smells Like Mommy Stress

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Man, life has been crazy lately. I thought things were difficult at the beginning of mommyhood, but now that Luna is about to be one (!!!), I feel like I don’t have any time for anything! My organization skills have been pushed to the max, and I have no idea how I’ve been able to cross things off my list. There are a lot of transitions coming up as well, which has me kind of in a state, so to speak. I even got a muscle spasm in my neck from the stress. My work schedule is completely changing (so thankful to have work, seriously), I’m planning an intimate party for Luna and her first trip to Disney World (!!), the hubby’s birthday shortly after and then I’m headed to MegaCon Tampa Bay to return just in time for Halloween. Oh, and have I mentioned Luna is starting day care in November? It’s a lot. Almost too much. But I’m rolling on this wave, and trying my best to not lose my mind. Having it all takes your all, it seems.

In between the madness, I try to appreciate the little moments that really mean so much. After taking these photos, we were driving back home and I put my head on Luna’s lap while she was in her car seat. She found this hilarious and started giggling uncontrollably. I took in her laughter, breathed her in, and cried (with love + happiness, of course). When things get to be too much, I find just looking at this little thing I made to make it all right again.

Tee; Geek Girl Gang {now available in shop!}
Jeans; Forever 21
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Sneakers; Jane.com
Lips; Colourpop’s Kapow

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Being Geek Chic: Subtle Geekery

I was given a request after my last Being Geek Chic post on how to incorporate geeky items into basic, every day outfits. I thought this was a great idea because it is something simple that you can do on an every day basis. And lets face it, I’m not always sporting a head to toe geeky-inspired outfit (shocker, I know!) The easiest way to bring in your fandom to any look is through jewelry. I’ve put together two outfits for you all that show you how you can rock your geekery without going head to toe fangirl.

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I absolutely love the hippie/boho look these days. It’s so light and easy – exactly what this new mama craves when it comes to fashion. This off the shoulder, flowy top and faux suede fringe vest from Tobi are my new go-to’s when I need to look stylish without too much effort (check out other tops and outerwear from Tobi too). I paired them with a pair of cut off denim shorts and then starting adding some fandom jewelry, like a LOST necklace and Hunger Games-inspired ring. Both pieces are subtle little nods to things I love without overpowering the rest of the look.
Want to go full blown boho? Check out everything Tobi has to offer here.

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Being Geek Chic: How to Style a Fandom Skirt

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When thinking of fandom-related skirts, you may struggle with how it could work outside of lets say, a geek girl brunch or a local convention. I’m here to share with you how you can incorporate a fandom skirt (in this case, the beautiful Moon Transformation skirt from TeeFury) for many different styled occasions. It’s possible and appropriate!

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I know I use this as a common outing, but it’s something I really miss doing on the regular, and that is: day drinking. If you are heading out on the town during the day with your girls, whether it be brunch, bar hopping or just taking in the sights while traveling, this outfit would work perfectly. Pair the skirt with a fun crop top and don’t fear too much pattern. The top I used is also a Sailor Moon reference and may have seemed too busy to pair with another patterned piece. Wrong! The two look great and the fact that they are both from the same fandom ties it in so nicely. When you add a pair of comfy, but stylish, sneakers to the mix, you are so ready to hit the pavement for a full day of fun!

Top; Dolls Kill {no longer available}
Sneakers; Target
Shades; Forever 21 {no longer available}

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