LIT[ERARY] AF Manicures

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I soleomly swear by Espionage Cosmetics’ nail wraps when it comes to making my nails look fancy. Ever since I started wearing nail wraps, I can’t go back to nail polish. I mean, I have a few times, but nail wraps are sooo much more fun and last longer.

I’m especially very fond of Espionage Cosmetics’ literary inspired nail wraps, and was super delighted when I saw that they have an “Ultimate Bibliophile” bundle! It comes with 6 literary inspired wraps including Pride & Prejudice, Sherlock, Frankenstein, Dracula, War of the Worlds, and a new variation of their Literary wraps with gold accents! These manicures last for up to two weeks, but if you apply a top coat every now and then they can last a bit longer. Whenever I remove them, I always used nail polish remover to get rid of any sticky residue left behind, but I recently found out you can use coconut oil! I highly recommend going with that route because it also moisturizes your fingers too 🙂

The Frankenstein and Dracula ones were perfect for the month of October, and I got so many compliments on them! And did I mention the Frankenstein ones glow in the dark? Because they do!

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Are you a book worm too, or know someone that is? Then this bundle is perfect for both of you! Get the set here.

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger


FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as Espionage Cosmetics gave me store credit to purchase items to review, and will gain a little bit of compensation for those who purchase items through the links provided. All opinions stated are honest and my own.

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Burdened With Dapper Purpose

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Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland is happening today and I am having a major case of fomo. I love going to Dapper Day because it’s so fun to see everyone decked out to the nines. I got to go to the Spring Dapper Day event back in April; my friends and I coordinated with Marvel themed Disneybound outfits. I was torn between putting together a Captain America outfit or a Loki one, but Loki’s got way more swag and I have more green, black, and gold in my closet than red, white, and blue. Spring Dapper Day took place a few days after my sister’s wedding, so Shanice helped me keep my victory rolls intact because I thought they’d go perfect with my pinup inspired Loki ensemble. My hair was so crunchy and flaky from all the hairspray I used, but that’s what happens when you’re burdened with dapper purpose 😛

Since Thor Ragnarok hit theaters I’ve got both of Odin’s boys on the brain, and I saw that guests can now meet both Thor AND Loki at California Adventure!! And BTW – how AMAZING was Thor Ragnarok?! Captain America will forever be my fictional husband, but Thor is legit the best Avenger, and I’m so happy with the direction this film went in. Taika Waititi for all the things, please!!

If you’re wondering, “If these are from April, why it she only posting about this outfit now?” Y’all… it’s been a busy year. I’ve got a back catalog of outfit pics and other things that have yet to be posted on here. I’m trying to catch up, I swear!

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Did you go to Dapper Day? Did you Disneybound? Have you seen Thor Ragnarok yet? Let’s talk about it in the comments section!


top: n/a | cardigan: WeLoveFine (buy here) | hair flower: ShopVDM
belt: Amazon (buy similar here) | skirt: ModCloth | shoes: City Classified
necklace: Trinket Slot (buy here) | nail wraps: Espionage Cosmetics (here)

 

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Happy Haul-O-Ween

Happy Halloween!!! Last month I got to go to Disneyland on the day that they officially kicked off all of their Halloween festivities, and this time around California Adventure got a spooky make-over too! Even though I’m not the biggest Cars fan, I absolutely loved the way they decorated Cars Land. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters had special Halloween tracks to accompany the rides, but my absolute favorite Halloween layover was Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout – Monsters After Dark. Every night at 6pm, they changed it so you go on a mission to save Baby Groot while monsters run amuck because of a security breach… or something along those lines.

Disney during the holidays is my absolute favorite time to go; it definitely brings a new level of magicalness to the parks!!

I usually dress in theme when I go to Disneyland too, but this time around I got lazy (hey, it happens!), so I opted to wear all black and my dinosaur fossil skirt. I joked with my sister and said if anyone asks, I’m obscurely Disneybounding as the dinosaurs from the diorama on the train ride after everything goes to sh!t. 😛

I hope you all have a happy, spoopy, and safe Halloween! I’m heading to the Curran Theatre in San Francisco after work to see John and Hank Green for the Turtles All the Way Down tour!! What are y’all up to? Let me know in the comments section 🙂


top: Old Navy | cardigan: thrifted | hair flower: made by me
belt: Xhileration| skirt: Hot Topic (n/a) | shoes: Vans
nail wraps: Espionage Cosmetics (buy similar here)

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I Myself am Strange and Unusual

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Jordandene’s last few Shirt of the Month designs has been making me add things to my must-watch list. First there was last month’s “Make it so” Star Trek: The Next Generation tee, and now this month’s is Lydia Deetz’s iconic quote from Beetlejuice! I honestly can’t even remember the last time I watched Beetlejuice, but I remember it scared the figurative sh!t out of me when I was little. Anything that had to do with ghosts/death was just a no-go for me. I found that as I’ve gotten older I have more of an appreciation for the spooky and macabre, so I’m sure I’d totally enjoy revisiting Beetlejuice. 🙂

I adore this quote though because I relate to it 100%. I’ve always been a bit of an oddball; I’ve been called “weird” countless times when I was a kid because of my sense of humor or because of how I’m overly passionate about the things I’m interested in. But isn’t that what living the geeky life is all about?

If you yourself are strange and unusual and want to show it off it loudly and proudly, be sure trick or treat yo’self to this shirt ASAP because today is the last day to purchase it. Don’t forget to use my special code LEFANCYGEEK25 to save 25% off your order too!


tank: c/o Jordandené (buy here) | cardigan: Old Navy
belt: Wal-Mart | skirt: Hot Topic (buy here) | shoes: Dexflex (buy similar here)

(photos by Sara McDougall)


FTC Disclosure: Product was given to me as compensation for an honest review and to aid in promotion. All opinions stated are 100% honest and my own.

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Make It So

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Jordandené is a well-known fashion staple for geeks, and they’re definitely one of my favorite places to grab cool geekwear. Their shop is stocked with cozy tees, tanks, sweaters, accessories, and home goods with beautifully scripted quotes from different fandoms — from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Disney, and even Parks & Rec, they’ve got the gamut covered. All of their wearables are unisex too, so everyone can wear them! I love how I can easily get away with repping my fandoms in such a discreet and stylish way whenever I wear anything from them 🙂

With all that said, I’m very pleased and honored to announce that I am one of their brand new ambassadors! * happy dance * 

One [of the many] cool thing[s] Jordandené does is release a special shirt of the month that’s only available for the duration of the month, and for September it’s Captain Picard’s famous one-liner “Make it so” from Stark Trek: The Next Generation. I’ve been meaning to watch TNG for the longest time, so this tank is like extra motivation for me to get on it. But if you’re a Trekkie and love Captain Picard, you’ll want to order this ASAP because it’ll only be available until the end of this week! It comes in red or gray, and you can choose to get it as a tank (like me), t-shirt, or slouchy tee. I’ve let some cool shirt of the months slide by and am full of regret — don’t be like me!

Use code LEFANCYGEEK25 to save 25% off your order too 🙂

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Do you have a bunch of Jordandené swag too? What’s your favorite item? Let’s talk about it in the comments section!


tank: c/o Jordandené (buy here) | cardigan: thrifted
belt: Wal-Mart | skirt: Hot Topic (n/a)
bowler hat: H&M (n/a) | shoes: Nicole
necklace: Chabot Space & Science Center (buy similar here)

 

PS: Here’s an outtake of my husband best friend Jen fixing my hair and holding my purse during this outfit shoot. #InstagramHusband

(photos by Sara McDougall)


FTC Disclosure: Product was given to me as compensation for an honest review and to aid in promotion. All opinions stated are 100% honest and my own.

 

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Ain’t No Thing Like Me, Except Me

I’m at Disneyland today with my sister and bruv-in-law. Hooray! Long story short, I missed renewing my Annual Pass by ONE day and after speaking to a cast member, I was told I could still receive the $60 discount and $0 down payment as long as I do it in person at the park before the 17th. So… here I am.  ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Talk about first world problems, huh?

The last time I went was right before Comic-Con and since it would be my first time going on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, I had to dress for the occasion with my Rocket Raccoon t-shirt from Fifth Sun and my galaxy print skirt. I was super anti-Mission Breakout because Tower of Terror was one of my all-time favorite rides, but I started warming up to it when I saw what they were doing with the structure back in April, and then Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was amazing, so I changed my tune. My thoughts? IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN TOWER OF TERROR. There. I said it. I love how super involved Rocket is with the whole ride experience too because he’s my fave. And it only made my outfit for the day even more appropriate 🙂

If you’re a huge Disnerd and happen to be on Instagram, you might be familiar with @bluewallpics — an IG account dedicated to cool OOTD (outfit of the day) and Disneybound photos taken in front of the blue wall that resides in the Hollywood Backlot area of Disney’s California Adventure. It’s the perfect spot to take pics because the natural light is on point, so my sister and I finally went and to document our outfits. I didn’t even use a filter or tweak them on Photoshop (I mean… I don’t even have Photoshop anymore, but that’s besides the point).

Are you a Tower of Terror purist? Have you gone on Mission Breakout yet? Know of any other super secret spots to take great pics at Disneyland? Who’s your favorite member of the Guardians of the Galaxy? Let’s talk about it in the comments!


t-shirt: Fifth Sun (buy here) | shoes: Vans (buy here)
skirt: Hot Topic (buy here)

photos taken by Carmel Malixi

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First Order of Business

I know it’s only September, and December seems like a long ways away, but The Last Jedi will be in theaters before we know it!!! I can hardly contain my excitement, especially since Force Friday II has come and gone. I cannot wait to see Rose and Paige Tico because they’re not just any Asians in space — they’re Asian sisters in space!! IN A STAR WARS MOVIE!!! I actually got really teary eyed when images of Rose were first released. She’s Asian, has bangs, and a round face just like me! I finally feel like I can see myself in a fandom I love so much. Oh, and the Porgs have stolen my heart. My newfound love for them could probably be another blog post on its own, but today’s post is all about General Hux aka my Huxband. I know, I know. I belong in the trash compactor with Captain Phasma. I just have a massive crush on Domhnall Gleeson, okay? 😛

These outfit pics were actually taken last January —  I just never got around to posting them. Whoops! Seeing that today is Thursday (#TBT), it seemed like an appropriate time to write about it. At first glance I’m pretty sure you can’t really tell it’s Hux related, or could even pass as a Disneybound/casual cosplay, but I went with an all black motif like his ensemble in The Force Awakens. I wore my striped belt to emulate the ones on his coat sleeves, a red necklace because… uh… he’s a ginger, and my Captain Phasma purse from Loungefly. You can’t really see, but on my lapels I’m wearing a General Hux brooch I made myself and a silver pin of the First Order’s logo (check out up-close photos below).

When people ask if I’m on the light side or dark side, I always leaned towards the dark. I was all about giving into my negative feelings (they work wonders for writing angsty poetry, y’know?), and I can’t relate to the zen-ness of the Jedi. Plus, the dark side is so damn fashionable. Hashtag: Swag for Days! Whoever the Empire and First Order hired to make their uniforms, they are the Coco Chanel of a galaxy far, far, away. But after watching Star Wars: Rebels and Rogue One (Bodhi Rook = other space bae), I couldn’t help but think maybe I’m not on the dark side. Maybe I’m a rebel scum! They struggle with their feelings in wanting to do the right thing; they still let anger and hate consume them for just a bit, and then they get their sh!t together.

Much like Bodhi, I’ve defected. Shhh… don’t tell Huxband. Haha!

Are you excited for The Last Jedi? Are you just as obsessed with Porgs as I am? Did you buy new Star Wars swag on Force Friday II? Let’s talk about it in the comments section!


jacket: Macy*s | dress: Nordstrom
skirt: Modcloth 
| shoes: Blowfish Malibu
necklace: Kohls | belt: from another dress
Captain Phasma purse: Loungefly (buy here)
General Hux brooch: made by me
First Order pin: Dagobah Traders (buy here)

(outfit photos by Jennifer Khut)

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