What I Wore: Short Shorts

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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What I Wore: Star Lord Cosplay

Being a newbie in the cosplay world, I am still grappling with how to do things my way.

I know I can’t sew and even though I’m creative, I kind of suck with DIY most of the time if it is overly complex. This makes me have to go more  traditional routes when I want to do a cosplay (i.e., store bought). However, I’m pretty happy with how my Star Lord turned out for last weekend’s Magic City Comic Con. I had wanted to do a sexy Star Lord (or Star Lady) ever since I saw a photo of a girl rocking some booty shorts and boots.

There is always that one moment as a newb cosplayer where you are absolutely terrified your outfit will flop or you won’t be recognized, etc. However, I was pleasantly surprised with all the acknowledgements I did get, whether on social media or in person at the Con. Overall, I think it was a great outfit and I’m happy to say that I didn’t spend too much money putting it together. In fact, it was pretty affordable and all the clothing pieces are things that I will wear in my regular day to day, so I thought it would be fun to share with all of you that think cosplaying is too difficult or stressful!

Shirt; Old Navy
Shorts; Old Navy {similar}
Jacket; Forever 21
Boots; Target {similar}
Walkman; Etsy
Mask & gun; Toys R Us

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Nerdy Must Haves

1. Nerd Alert Soy Candle; Being a puppy parent, I’m often super aware of what scents my home must eminate. Not the best, sometimes. So I’m a big fan of candles, air freshners and the like. However, I’ve never stumbled on such great themed ones as the ones at The Burlap Bag. This one clearly speaks to my soul, closely followed by Unicorn Puke.
2. Sailor Moon Tee; Who saw the season finale of Crystal? It was so amazing! I can’t wait for the new Black Moon story arc! With that said, it doesn’t look like the Sailor Moon rage will die down any time soon, and that’s fine by me! I’m loving this super graphic tee by Suppah Sonik – now if only I could figure out how to order from them!
3. Brunch Me DIY Tee; OK, so not nerdy per say, but I think still appropriate considering Geek Girl Brunch Miami is in its serious planning stages now. I absolutely love Elsie of A Beautiful Mess and her creativity and penchant for loud, brash colors, so there was no surprise that I am a sucker for her easy peasy quotable tee tutorial. Think of the nerdy possibilities!
4. Frodo + Sam PJ’s; All fellow Ringers will support me on this splurge! Valentine’s Day is coming up and what better couple to stand behind than Frodo and Sam! I dare you to find a more loyal and loving pairing in all of The Shire. This adorable sleep tank is guaranteed to only bring you dreams of potatoes and second breakfasts.

What I Wore: The Moon Tarot

During an especially trying time in my life, I turned to divination. I had always been interested being a spiritual person, and believing in the supernatural, but it was only recently that I began visiting our local “witch store.” Since then, crystals have been a staple around my neck and have really helped center me. I also just recently began to learn the art of tarot and have a trusty pendulum. I use all these tools for good and positivity. I wish no one harm, and just want to bring clarity and love to both my life and that of others that trust me with readings and what not. So clearly, I was immediately drawn to this amazing Sailor Moon tarot tee. My only wish is that they would actually sell a Sailor Moon themed tarot deck. I guess a girl could dream. ;)

Tee; Look Human
Shorts; Old Navy {similar}
Army vest; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Booties; Forever 21 {similar}
Necklace; Macy’s {similar}
Sunglasses; Charming Charlie {similar}

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Nerdy Must Haves

1; Tardis serving tray: So I may not be using this tray to serve afternoon tea (lets be real, it would be more like mid-day cocktails), but it would still make the absolute cutest geeky addition to a home. Like mine. Just sayin’. Buying it. What?
2; Discord Pop figure: I have to say that Discord is my favorite MLP character. No surprise there, I love me a bad guy. But real talk: isn’t he the cutest? I clearly need him in Funko form. Reality: I have no room in my home for any more pop figures and have a genuine fear that they might take over my life. Are there any support groups out there yet?
3; Rocket Raccoon tank: Cutest.Tank.Ever. Rocket & Groot were my favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, so naturally this tank is a top must have. What kills me are the fuzzy ears and tail that come attached. They totally beg for whiskers and fangs to complete the look. Even more of a draw? It makes it perfect and easy to participate in some everyday cosplay, whether it be for a Disney visit or a convention!
4; Doctor Who hoodie: OK, I know what you are thinking – “I’m so sick of all this TARDIS merchandise.” Most of the time, I can agree, but I love this more discrete Doctor Who hoodie. The varsity style really makes it wearable and the slight nods to the fandom, such as the 63 to honor the year the show began, make it a nice touch for those in the know.

What I Wore: New Year, New Look

I used to be one for new years resolutions and wishes. I would ponder on the year that passed and make goals for the next. I’m so over that. I don’t know if it has something to do with the rough year I had or just growing up, but I rather just continue living. I still love what a new year represents: a fresh start, a chance to turn things around, etc, but I feel like that could be at any point in time. Why wait until a new year? Either way, I’m looking forward to a sort of blank slate even though nothing has really changed. Well, except my hair.

Embrace the ginge. Maybe that should be my motto for 2015. Everyone knows redheads are firecrackers, so I’m going to take this year by the proverbial horns. Watch out 2015, Melificent is here and she’s going to kick your ass. But in the meantime, have you seen my Luna Cat tights?? I’d say they were pretty spectacular and clearly the only way I could ring in the new year.

Crop top; Forever 21 {similar}
Skirt; Nordstrom Rack {similar}
Tights; eBay
Booties; Forever 21
Cuff; vintage

I’m not the only one getting a makeover. Look out in the next couple months for a complete site redesign! I’m so excited to reflect the blog’s new geeky direction. Cheers, everyone!

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What I Wore: Ugly Christmas Sweater

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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Nerdy Must Haves

1; Sailor Moon Selfie Stick; I just recently broke my selfie stick (somehow, some way) so I have been mourning its passing ever since. Then, this glorious creation appeared on my radar. A Sailor Moon selfie stick in the shape of Usagi’s moon stick. I mean. Perfection. In the name of the moon, grab it now for nearly half off!

2; Dark Side Maxi Dress; I love me a sleek and classy fandom outfit, so this Dark Side maxi dress made me swoon. Super sexy and fun enough for nights out on the town, but discreet and glam enough for events and parties! Plus, it’s a maxi, which means it wears like comfy pajamas but still screams hot. Pair it with some Darth Vader studs and studded sandals, and you will be the epitome of geek chic. You’re welcome.

3; Groot Skater Dress; I am so happy I stumbled on Living Dead Clothing. They are the ones that sell those fabulous Sailor Scout dresses, so I was thrilled when they announced a Guardians of the Galaxy collection. I honestly love it all, but this Groot skater dress stole my heart (kinda like Groot himself).

4; Sherlock Pin; I have to thank my buddy in all things geek, The Nerdy Girlie, for this amazing find. I don’t think it gets any cuter than a squishy Sherlock brooch for all us crazy Cumberbitches. He’s easily transportable and provides such a perfect, subtle fandom touch to any outfit. I especially like the way Megan styled hers recently when she went clue-ing for looks!

What I Wore: The Dark Defender of Brunch

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

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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