Diagon Alley Visit

October 27th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery by Meli

I hope all of you survived the Mercury Retrograde unscathed. I can’t necessarily say I did, but thankfully I closed it out with a visit to Diagon Alley in Orlando! I had been ridiculously excited to see what they had done with the expansion, and I was not disappointed. The new park is perfection. The best part is, I’m pretty sure we only touched on all the amazing nooks and crannies of the place. I can’t wait to go again and see everything else we missed!

The butterbeer ice cream was probably the only disappointment. Granted, I was downing a frozen butterbeer right before I tasted it, so I don’t know if the two flavors competed with each other, but it just tasted like vanilla ice cream topped with caramel. Pretty bland. Otherwise, everything was on point. Knockturn Alley was a definite highlight of mine. I always mentioned that the deatheaters presence was not made known when we only had Hogsmeade, so I’m really really happy they brought a little darkness to the park. Without it, there would be no Potter.

I also really liked visiting Ollivanders. I feel like their wand selection and quality improved (especially with the new addition of interactive wands). It was a pretty magical experience. We all ended up taking home wands, but it was such a tough decision for all of us. I finally settled on Luna, which brought us all to thinking who we really are in the Potter universe in comparison to who we’d like to be. As much as I admire Hermione and her intelligence, quick wit and independence, I know I am 100% Luna. Quirky, weird, fiercely loyal and loving.

And this is what I wore!

Gryffindor crop tank; Forever 21
Layer tank; Marshalls
Shorts; Old Navy
Socks; Hot Topic {eBay}
Sneakers; Forever 21

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: We’re All Stories in the End

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I love pairing fandom tees and accessories with trendy pieces. I feel like it gives your geeky side a subtle nod without going overboard. Plus, it is so fun to put the two together! Often, people don’t think you can make geeky wear fashionable, but I beg to differ. I do it on a daily basis, and I honestly love that unless you are another fan, most people will just glide over the reference. That makes those fellow fan encounters even more special!

This is pretty easy to do with Jordan’s line of quotable tees. This one in particular was a must have for me since it is one of my favorite Doctor Who quotes. Tennant may be my doctor, but you have to admit that Smith had some amazing one liners. I love the typography and the fit of her basic tees. It makes it so easy to pair with anything – even this eccentric (but AMAZING) celestial kimono cardigan.

Tank; c/o JordanDene
Skirt; Forever 21 {similar}
Cardigan; boutique in San Francisco
Bag; c/o Conversation Pieces
Boots; Forever 21
Accessories; miscellaneous & gifted
Necklace; The Colorful Geek
Hair clip; c/o Ban.do {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?

What I Wore: Miami Swim Week

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

Miami Swim Week continued for me on Saturday (check out my post here). I knew I would be party hopping and on my feet quite a bit, so I wanted to be comfortable, while at the same time looking the part. Although I love a good heel, I traded them in for a pair of sensible flats along with my fun and bright outfit. I wanted to throw in some personality, so I went kitschy with my British culture skirt and a whole lotta’ red!

Top; Nordstrom Rack
Skirt; c/o Persunmall (no longer available)
Flats; Nordstrom Rack (no longer available)
Necklace; Pop Basic {similar}
Shades; Gap {similar}
Clutch; Primark {similar}

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