What I Wore: Princess Peach

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I promise my next style post will be something other than what I put together for a Geek Girl Brunch event. Promise.

But until then, I did put together a pretty easy casual cosplay for our most recent Videogame themed brunch. I grew up a Nintendo kid, and that never really changed as I became an adult. My husband (then boyfriend) bought me a GameCube to take with me to grad school when I moved away to Pensacola, and it literally became my best friend. I felt really isolated when I moved to a new city, and spent most of my nights either studying, typing away at another emo Livejournal post, binge watching TV shows, reading Harry Potter or playing games on my GameCube with the volume on mute and my music of choice blaring (it was usually 30 Seconds to Mars at that time). When we moved in together, we were one of those freaks that stood in line forever and bum rushed a Toy R Us to get our hands on a Wii console. We still have it and I refuse to get rid of it. Nintendo has been with me always, and I’m pretty sure that’s never going to change. That’s why I decided I had to be one of my beloved Mario Kart characters. I always played either as Princess Peach, Luigi or Toad, so I chose the Princess (naturally). ;)

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What I Wore: Girls Nite

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When you and your bestie became moms months apart, you have even more built in support. We are constantly texting each other back and forth and asking for advice. Sometimes, we just want to vent. And sometimes, we just want to dance. And that’s exactly what we did last week when we heard She Wants Revenge was playing a show in South Florida. We used to dance around like maniacs to the band during our indie kid club days, so it was such a perfect way to reminisce about our wild, childless days.

I’m pretty sure everything hurt as I was driving home and I was so tired, but it was amazing to be out drinking beers and dancing to good music after all this time. Fellow moms: make sure you do you as often as possible!

With that said, I knew I had to dress comfortably and wear my best dancing shoes, and this stellar droid dress I found at Forever 21 of all places was the winner! It’s form fitted and short, but so unbelievably comfortable. It hugs me in all the right places and actually makes me confident about my post-baby body, which is still under-construction. And it’s high neck is perfect for rocking a nice high updo, which is basically all I’ve been doing since I’m completely over my hair.

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What I Wore: Black Widow Pinup

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You know those DC Bombshell figures that are absolutely adorable? Well, being a Marvel girl myself, I wanted to embody that beautiful pin up vibe when putting together my casual cosplay ensemble for our most recent Geek Girl Brunch event. I knew we were going to be outside in the South Florida humidity, so it was important to dress as cool and comfortable as I could while still looking cute. It was tough to settle on a character, but I finally decided on Black Widow. At first, her character was not what it could be in the films, but after watching Civil War, I was so happy to see her flashing her badassery without abandon. Girl freaking power.

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Tee; Hot Topic
Shorts; Old Navy – no longer available {more vintage option here}
Lipstick; Colourpop’s Matte X Lippie Stix in Trust Me

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What I Wore: Mother of Dragons

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Our most recent Geek Girl Brunch was held at Earls in Dadeland Mall and it was Game of Thrones themed. The season 6 premiere is upon us (so, so excited) and I wanted to pay homage to my favorite character, Daenerys Targaryen. I knew I didn’t want to go full cosplay, but rather casually by emboding her vibe in something more wearable. I found such a perfect dress from Forever 21 – I don’t think I could have done better! What I love the most is that the pale blue maxi is absolutely on trend for upcoming summer days, so I see myself getting a lot of use out of it.

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What I Wore: Negatrash

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One of the many perks of being an officer for Geek Girl Brunch South Florida is being able to choose your favorite fandoms as a theme for a future brunch. I was ecstatic to finally host a Sailor Moon brunch, and had so much fun putting together my outfit! I knew I wanted to play on the whole biker gang sailor scout styling that I had seen roaming around the Internets, but take it down a notch, so that it would be more wearable and easy for me to move around in without feeling self conscious during our brunch.

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I have to admit that I have a pretty amazing secret to share with you all when it comes to buying every day cosplay items that you may not wear consistently. It’s called AliExpress, and your wallet will thank me profusely for it. I know my bank account is ready to give me a big bear hug. That’s where the majority of my look came from, and if I told you the grand total – you may fall over.

Dress; AliExpress
Vest; AliExpress
Pins & Patches; TinInk {gifted}
Black Moon headband; RaicoDoll
Lipstick; Sephora Brand’s Cream Lip Stain in Strawberry Kissed

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Are you a local reader? You should definitely sign up for Geek Girl Brunch South Florida! We are having a killer 1st birthday party next month at Super Wheels that is Disney themed! Look out for the full post on our brunch on the official site soon!

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