What I Wore: Mischief Managed

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

Who doesn’t want to be a bad ass Gryffindor? I had a lot of fun styling all these outfits during our Wizarding World weekend, but this one was one of my favorites because it seemed like something an actual Hogwarts student would wear on their days off. I loved that I could adorn my military vest with various Potter-themed buttons and pins, which makes it a subtle homage paired with my mischief managed tank. Even our utilitarian annual pass holder lanyard somehow managed to work into the look. It was so fab sharing all my vacation looks with you all – I can’t wait until our next visit!

Tank; c/o Jordan Dene
Vest; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Jeans; Forever 21
Potter pins; The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Protection crystals necklace; Five Sisters

Boohoo #TBT Style Icon: Audrey Inspired

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

Everyone bases their style on someone, right? Sure, I love my geekery, but the basis for the way I style those geeky outfits, makeup, accessories and hair comes from the most perfect lady in the history of ladies: Audrey Hepburn. I like high waists, form flattering silhouettes and classics paired with tons of personality. I like high buns, cat eyed sunglasses and strong brows. But most importantly, I like the heart and soul behind the icon that was Audrey Hepburn, and hope I can portray even 1/4 of that with my own style and life.

That’s why when Boohoo asked me to recreate a style icon’s look using a dress from their immensely awesome dress line, I jumped at the chance. I think I chose the perfect dress that reflected what Audrey’s style would look like today, paired with a little Melificent on the side. The result? A whimsical shift dress paired with fun and kitschy accessories, and topped with Audrey’s iconic top knot (thanks Blo Coral Gables!). Plus, you know I had to throw a little geek in there – check out my denim jacket’s button details! ;)

Dress; c/o Boohoo
Denim jacket; Old Navy
Kitty flats; Jane.com {similar}
Unicorn clutch; eBay
Bow ring; Marc Jacobs
Shades; Zara {similar}

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What I Wore: Sassy Witch

February 16th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

On yet another Monday (why do they keep popping up every week?), I figured I’d go back to my happy place for yet another magical outfit post! This one was by far the biggest hit of the weekend – I was proudly waving my Gryffindor flag highly and it showed. I got a bunch of cheers and hisses from some hateful Slytherins. I had been on the hunt for these Gryffindor socks for the longest and they finally had them in stock – needless to say, they were on my feet in no time. Paired with my Swish & Flick sweater and wand (Luna Lovegood’s if you are curious), I was ready to take on any pesky Dementors that crossed my path. Expecto Patronum!

Sweater; c/o Jordan Dene
Shorts; Old Navy
Socks; Wizarding World of Harry Potter {similar}
Expecto Patronum Necklace; Hot Topic
Hat; H&M {similar}
Sneakers; Forever 21

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What I Wore: Magical Chic

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I went on a romantical trip with my lovey to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this past weekend. It was initially going to be Valentine’s Day weekend, but that was until we found it was a long weekend for kiddos: NOPE! We were graced with amazing weather (well, until our last day) and small crowds, making the parks a complete joy to maneuver. We did some serious shopping (look out for my next outfit posts), and just enjoyed each other…and the geekiness all around us. There’s just something geniunely magical about this place. After 4 consecutive days in the parks, I just didn’t want to leave. Now that we have annual passes, it looks like I won’t have to leave for long! Until next month!

With that said, I wanted to make sure I was comfy but still looking the part. This is where my love of leggings begins. They are just so easy, light and versatile. Just make sure to follow one tip: always make sure you are wearing a tunic top. At the end of the day, leggings are NOT pants. Please don’t wear them as such.

Tee; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Leggings; Etsy (now defunct store – le sob)
Sneakers; Forever 21
Shades; Charming Charlie {similar}
Golden Snitch Necklace; c/o Jordan Dene

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What I Wore: Short Shorts

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

I used to be really concerned about dressing “my age.” Those days are over. I’m in my early 30′s and I plan on showing off what I have until I don’t have it anymore. I threw away all rules, and I’ve found it so liberating when it comes to fashion. Sure, I may have been tugging down on these short shorts as I walked around Wynwood, but I still consider it growth. This Cuban booty just can’t be contained in a pair of corduroy shorts and I won’t apologize for it peeking out multiple times this afternoon. You’re welcome.

ps; thanks to Megs over at The Nerdy Girlie for sparking my Wynwood photoshoot love again (although we did have to battle with a bunch of middle-aged yuppie tourists).

Sweater; Forever 21
Shorts; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Hat; Forever 21 {similar}
Sunglasses; Gap {similar}
Silver cuff; vintage
Crystal bracelets; Five Sisters {similar}

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