What I Wore: Ugly Christmas Sweater

December 29th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I hope all of you had a great Christmas! The end of the year is upon us, and I am so happy to see it go. It has been a year of very high high’s and very low low’s. It often felt like I was riding a roller coaster that kept twisting, turning and dropping despite my requests to get off. But I stayed steadfast and here I am. For that, I am proud. I am trying to close this chapter of my life and start fresh in 2015, along with everyone else. This new year has a lot of promise so I am excited to see what paths it leads me down.

With that said, you can’t close out the year without rocking an ugly sweater at some point. It has become quite the trend, but surprisingly this was the first time I participated. I knew I had to find the right geeky kind of ugly, and was immediately drawn to this great Avengers one! It’s no secret I’m a Marvel girl, so I had to have it. I got a lot of compliments on social media for it, so I figured I would do a fun post featuring it and giving you all the chance to snag your own!

Sweater; Zulily {eBay}
Shorts; Old Navy {similar}
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}

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What I Wore: Groving

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I love me a good Sunday Funday. I’ve been traveling for what seems like ages, but now that I finally have my feet planted back on the ground of my home city, I took advantage by doing what I love to do best: strolling around one of my favorite neighborhoods. Coconut Grove used to be all the rage while I was growing up, but I feel like it is kind of having another renaissance. I see it now as a more laid back alternative to the crazy beach crowd and hipster Wynwood scene. It has a very hippy kind of vibe, which makes me happy on gorgeous days like these in Miami.

Local readers: what’s your favorite neighborhood in Miami?

Top; Conversation Pieces
Jeans; Forever 21 {similar}
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Melificent cuff; Made With Code
Bag; c/o Conversation Pieces
M ring; Sale Rack {similar}
Glasses; c/o Firmoo

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What I Wore: San Francisco

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

For those of you that don’t know, my laptop was stolen (along with my husband’s) while we were on vacation last week. It was not a good way to start our trip in San Francisco, and unfortunately, these photos were taken as our car was being smashed and grabbed. However, we tried to make the best out of it and rolled with the punches. I have a new Macbook Air and am ready to blog, blog, blog again!

In case you can’t tell, San Francisco is just a bit windy, especially from the top of Twin Peaks, which is where these photos were taken. Thankfully I wore the right outfit to brave it – you can never go wrong with a tucked in blouse and skinnies! I was actually proud of myself for putting together this outfit as I usually don’t go so dark and basic, but I loved the result. I also think the pop of red on my lips paired with my red shades really pulled the look together and gave it that extra omph.

Blouse; c/o Conversation Pieces
Jeans; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Shades; Gap {similar}
Necklace; The Limited {similar}
Kicks; Forever 21 {similar}

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Geek Out: Time Lord Love

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Yes, I am back from San Diego Comic Con. Yes, it was magical. Yes, I am exhausted. Yes, it was worth every sleepless night. I have so much to share with you all, but I’ll start with one of my favorite outfits from the Con. Sure, it was simple, but I love that I was able to customize the shirt myself. That means I did not run into anyone else with the same tee (happens on the regular), and got a ton of compliments (even on the plane ride there)!

I always say that The Doctor is every woman’s fantasy: an attractive man that promises to take you away from your reality and on amazing adventures that make you reach your max potential. I mean, who wouldn‘t want that? And thus, I like Time Lords (sorry husband).

Tee; c/o HiCustom
Shorts; Old Navy
Sneaks; Forever 21
Flower Crown; Headbuds
Necklace; Snake & Fawn
Nail Art; I Heart Nail Art

Can we talk about this view for a second?

Geek Chic: Day of the Doctor

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli


As you all know, I got a Doctor Who tattoo this past weekend (read about why here). I know it may have been a little cheesy, but I thought I should go at least moderately themed out, right? I decided to take the iconic Tardis blue and incorporate it into my entire outfit. I made sure the pieces I chose were lightweight and comfortable, since I was going to be sitting down in a very tense position for hours, most probably while sweating profusely (hi, anxiety). I added the true touch of geek with a Tardis trucker-style hat, which I plan on wearing every day of my life thankyouverymuch.

For the rest of this week, I plan on showcasing all the different ways you can pair these great pair of shorts from Conversation Pieces. I found them to be so versatile – they can work for so many occasions! Obviously, this first look is how to rock them casually.

Tank; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; SuperCon vendor {get it here}
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}
Shades; Forever 21 {similar}
Bangles; Assorted
Don’t forget about my CP free shipping code: MELIFICENT

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