What I Wore: The Dark Defender of Brunch

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

So sorry for my absence, everyone!!! Life got in the way, as it usually does.
But I’m back! And plan on being back regularly – I have a lot of big things planned for 2015 and I can’t wait to share them all with you!

Can we talk a little about brunch? I’m obsessed. I’ve always loved breakfast food the best, and lord knows I love me a good mimosa. Over the weekend, we just discovered the best of the best brunch spots in Miami: Rok Burger. Why are they the best? FREE MIMOSAS TO ALL LADIES. You had me at free. I can’t wait to possibly host our first Geek Girl Brunch there come April!

With that said, we have been experiencing some pretty delicious sweater weather here in Miami, so I’ve been having fun layering girly with geeky. Sunday brunch was no exception. I’d like to think I did my job when the bartender was shocked at my birth date when she carded me, “What! You are deceiving with your little batman outfit.” Score.

Blouse; Pop Basic
Sweater; Forever 21 {similar}
Jeans; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Ring; gifted
Earrings; Hot Topic {eBay}
Shades; Dublin find

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Nerdvember: Outfit #3

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

Who else misses the BBC’s Sherlock?
I know I do. Since we have a pretty unbearable wait ahead of us, I try my best to fill the void by watching episodes as much as I can and apparently, wearing Sherlock-themed outfits.  I may have gotten a few strange looks due to my “high functioning sociopath” pin, but it’s all worth it to this fangirl.

Tee; c/o Jordan Dene
Army vest; c/o Conversation Pieces
Jeans; H&M
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Arm candy; assorted
Sailor Moon pin; gifted
Sherlock pin; Etsy

What I love the most about putting together these fun geeky outfits for Nerdvember is that it challenges me to not only theme out what I’m wearing (which is so much fun), but also gives me the extra challenge to make it subtle. Not that I don’t like bold fandom statements, but I personally like to bring it down a few notches for daily wear. Mainly because it’s so fun when someone actually gets the reference! Quotes definitely do the trick, but unfortunately, no one I ran into while wearing this outfit made the connection. Boo hiss, Miami!

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Nerdvember: Outfit #2

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

I told you I’d be back with more fun geeky outfits to share for this month’s Nerdvember! This time, I’m posting a pretty sweet find from Target (who knew). Usually I get frustrated with Target since they let all the boys have the fun when it comes to geeky threads, however, I was blown away when I saw that we had a few shelves of fandom tees this week! I naturally gravitated towards a sweet vintage My Little Pony tee (to be showcased at a later date), but my heart fluttered when I saw this absolutely perfect Thor baseball tee. Since they didn’t have it in my size, I had to buy it one size too big, but I definitely did not care. It had to be mine.

And I’m so glad I made that decision. I mean…isn’t it the cutest?

Tee; Target
Jeans; Forever 21
Tardis earrings; Etsy
Necklace; Macy’s {similar}

Nerdvember: Outfit #1

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Have you guys heard of Nerdvember?

It’s an Instagram contest being held by the lovely ladies of Set to Stunning. They are challenging all us lady geeks to sport our best geeky outfits for a chance to win some pretty fun prizes. I put together my first outfit this week for the challenge, and hope to participate more over the span of the month. Not only is it fun to put together outfits, but searching the hashtag has made me stumble on some new geeky insta-friends! Win/win!

Details of my first Nerdvember outfit;

Tank; c/o Jordan Dene
Pants; Stitchfix {similar}
Jacket; Forever 21 {similar}
Kitty flats; Jane.com {similar}
{with a special appearance by Sting because swords}

I’ve been having days where I flip flop from extreme happiness and clarity to debilitating anxiety and dark thoughts. When I want to exude a certain energy, I usually try to dress the part. Sure, it may seem silly, but I believe in the power of fashion and appearance. If you look good and, in this case, are sporting a powerfully positive message by one of the most amazing men in science, how can you feel bad? Granted, I paired this outfit with a 2-4-1 drink special at Chili’s, but I’m still going with the outfit, ok?

Have you been participating? If so, please share your adorkable outfits in the comments!

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