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Hey, Puddin’: A Loot Wear Review

Hey everyone! Bit late with this, but I received last month’s Anti-Hero themed Loot Wear subscriptions a couple weeks ago. I came up with two looks for the t-shirt and wearble items and based it around one skirt, but before we get into that, I’m gonna talk a bit about the ins and outs of Loot Wear in case you’re new to it or my blog.

Loot Wear is a monthly subscription service that offers geeky mystery apparel. Every month comes with a specific theme and they announce what franchises will be included for each subscription, so it’s not a complete shot in the dark as to what you’ll receive. Looters (as subscribers are called) can choose to get a subscription for socks, a wearable (loungewear, raglan tees, hoodies, etc), t-shirt, or something geared towards the ladies (Loot For Her which includes 1-2 items, either an accessory or wearable), or get a socks/wearable combo or t-shirt/Loot For Her combo.

Here’s what came with the August subscriptions:

  • Wearable: Archer raglan tee
  • Socks: Suicide Squad and The Punisher
  • T-shirt: World of Warcraft Sylvannas t-shirt
  • Loot for Her: Harley Quinn skirt

T-shirt:

Story time! I played World of Warcraft for a good three months about eight years ago during winter break. It was so bad. I’m talking stay-in-my-room-for-eight-hours-straight-but-go-downstairs-at-night-to-let-my-family-know-I’m-still-alive bad. And all I did was go on mini quests and collect herbs and cloth so I could make potions and new outfits for my human mage named Cydonia — after Muse’s “Knights of Cydonia.” I was also on the PVE server (player vs environment) because being the anti-social gamer noob that I am, I thought it meant less interaction with other people. Nope. I learned that people can still contact you on PVE servers. – sigh – I have an addictive personality, so even though all I did was run around Azeroth and ignored all the people who tried inviting me to go on quests with them or join their guild, I was utterly engrossed and obsessed with gaining XP points.

So, when I saw the Sylvannas Windrunner t-shirt all I thought was, “Oh, hey. It’s a night elf!” I had zero clue that she was an actual character from the game. I only found out when I looked it up. Also, sylvannas/silvanas is a tasty Filipino dessert that’s somewhat similar to macarons. Did you know that? I wonder if the creator of Sylvannas named her after that…? If you can, you should track one down and devour it, so long as you don’t have a nut allergy. Anyhow, I decided to pair the tee with my navy polka dot skirt to breakup the serious looking nature of the design and make it kind of fun. And who doesn’t love a Peter Pan collar or bowler hat?

Socks & Loot For Her:

I was really excited for the Harley Quinn Loot For Her item since I’ve been a fan of hers ever since she made her debut in Batman: The Animated Series. I thought maybe it’d be a piece of jewelry or a tote bag, but it was a skirt. Now, don’t get me wrong. I think the skirt is super cute and when I tried it on it fit fine, but the length is… uh… well… really short. And I do like a short skirt; my family knows this all too well because they seem to comment on my hemline all the damn time. But it’s too short for my own personal taste. I’m a grown woman, guys. I can’t go around wearing a skirt that leaves nothing to the imagination as far as my assets are concerned. Y’know?

As for the socks, I can never really complain about them because who doesn’t love a good geeky novelty sock? I thought both of them were pretty subtle in design and, as always, comfy. 🙂

Wearable:

I’ve been told to watch Archer by a few people, but I have yet to do so. Whoops! I love when Loot Wear comes out with raglans though, so despite the fact that my knowledge of Archer is slim, I do like this shirt a lot. I think Archer is on Netflix still, so I don’t really have an excuse to delay me watching, right? Oh, except I still need to finish the second season of Daredevil… and Strangers Things.

STOP THAT. I can feel your judgmental glares and your scoffs of disapproval  through my laptop. 😛

Next month’s theme is “Speed” and will feature Transformers for the wearable item and something Arcee related for the Loot For Her subscription, Sonic the Hedgehog and Deadpool for socks, and Mario Kart for the t-shirt. I’m pretty excited to see what the socks and t-shirt look like! I was obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog in fifth grade. I feel that that’s probably the one video game I was somewhat decent at playing. Did I mention I suck at video games? You’d definitely want to play Mario Kart against me because you’d have a guaranteed victory on your hands, plus the added bonus of listening to me swear and be super frustrated. Apparently my friends find it amusing. – rolls eyes –

If you’re interested in subscribing you can save 10% by using the code “LEFANCYGEEK”! Click here to level up your style. 🙂

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger

(photos taken by Caitlin Hamer)


FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as Loot Crate/Loot Wear sent me items to review and will gain a little bit of compensation for those who purchase subscriptions through the links provided. All opinions stated are honest and my own.

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Fantastic Pups and Where To Find Them

Today is National Dog Day, and also Women’s Equality Day!

But we’re here to talk about dog stuff because I’m a crazy dog lady dog mama. Obviously. ;P

Rory’s accumulated a few cool items here and there over the past few months, but the two things I’m currently obsessed with are his brand new harness and dog carrier by Yap USA. I’ve been in search of a nice carrier for him since the one I got couple years ago is so bulky and… well, ugly. The main reason I got it was so I could bring him on BART with me whenever I felt like going San Francisco (which wasn’t all that often), and also for family outings. But walking around with it was a nuisance. It felt like I was going around town with a duffle bag.

When I went to SF last month (which you can read about here) we stumbled upon Yap USA in Ghirardelli Square. They had so many cute and stylish things for fur babies; it’s basically Nordstrom for canines! I thought the harness Rory had was fine, but my aunt wanted to get him a new one. So the salesman (who was very helpful and super cute) showed us their “Yap Wrap,” which I thought was weird upon first glance, but then he explained the design and it all made more sense — it’s reversible (Rory’s is plain denim on one side, striped on the other), has sturdy military grade velcro, a d-ring is attached at the bottom rather than top to prevent trachea damage, and there’s a handle down the back in case you need to pull your pup away from something. I feel like I explained this so much better in the vlog I recorded that needs to be redone since it turned out weird. Blugh.

But the carrier! Let’s talk about that, shall we? The carrier I found at Yap USA is the best thing ever. It’s not bulky, it has lots of pockets to place Rory’s treats and a few of my things, and is stylish as f*ck. I’ve already used it numerous times since we got it last month — mainly for Rory, but sometimes just for me. No, seriously. I legit use this thing as a purse. It’s fantastic! When I went to the Mission district and Berkeley with Jen and Rory a couple weeks ago, I just threw Rory’s little bag of food in the main compartment, and my wallet, lipstick, compact mirror, and portable charger in the carrier’s back pocket, and was set for the whole day. It was funny bringing him into Top Dog (one of my favorite food spots in Berkeley) because he kept fidgeting around in it; it made me feel like Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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jacket: Old Navy | dress: Forever 21 (buy here)
shoes: Dexflex Comfort (buy here| hat: H&M
necklaces: made by me | bracelet: Disneyland
Hufflepuff badge: Riddles Tea Shoppe (N/A)
dog tag: Loot Pets (subscribe here)
dog harness & dog carrier: Yap USA (buy here)

I’m going to do my best to re-record/edit my haul video showing off some of Rory’s things soon, that way you guys can get a better look at the carrier and harness, so stay tuned for that! If you take a look at their webstore, you won’t see the carrier I got there. However, I do believe that you can call or email the store and place an order. Just ask about the carrier from their Prada collection. In the meantime, have a happy Friday 😀

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Fandom of the Month Club: Game of Thrones Box

Fandom of the Month Club (FOTMC) put out another special limited edition box quite similar to the Severus Snape box I got earlier this year, but this time it’s based on Game of Thrones! Of course I had to order one 🙂

The pieces all came in a pretty red satin pouch that says, “A Lannister Always Pays His Debts” in gold; it  came with a Tyrion magnet, dragon claw ring, direwolf studs, a direwolf decal (not pictured), a pocket watch necklace featuring Jon Snow, and a steel book marker with a quote by Jojen. Overall I thought the pieces were really nice, but I wish that there was a bit more diversity in which houses/characters were represented. To me, it felt very House Stark and Lannister heavy since a majority of the items were from those houses. Even the postcard had a quote from Cersei on it.

Since FOTMC is geared towards geek girls, it would’ve been cool to see a bigger item that represented House Targaryen, or even something that had to do with House Tyrell or Brienne of Tarth. Ladies f*cking RULED season 6! I would’ve loved to have seen a cuff shaped like a dragon in this box. How cool would that be? COOLER THAN WINTERFELL ON A SUMMER DAY. That’s how cool.

My favorite piece was definitely the Jon Snow pocket watch, despite the fact that it came undone when I first took it out of the box (you can see that in the unboxing video above), but I was able to easily fix it. It says, “My watch has ended” which I thought was pretty punny because it’s on a pocket watch. My watch has endeday? Aaayyy?! Whatever, I like puns. 😛

If you want to purchase a Game of Thrones box for yourself or someone else, they’re still available here.

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Tourists for the Day: A San Francisco Adventure

A couple of weeks ago (on Harry Potter’s birthday to be exact 😛 ),  my Auntie Nelly randomly suggested that we go to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco for the day. I’m not sure what prompted the idea, but I was totally down to be a tourist for the day! When my sister and I were little, Auntie Nelly would take us to San Francisco all the time. She’d drive to Pier 39 and we’d spend the day walking around, looking at the shops (my go-to’s were the sea shell shop for abalone rings and the chocolate store for chocolate licorice), going to Chinatown, and then ride the cable car to downtown San Francisco. Ah, memories.

Along with Rory, we also brought our respective besties in tow — it was kind of like a Hernandez-Ladies-Take-Their-Besties-Out day. We didn’t do anything extremely touristy like go to Alcatraz (a.k.a. The Rock), take a boat tour, or whatever else is there expect for maybe eat at Boudin. If you go to that area, please don’t eat there. The Boudin at the mall downtown is fine, but both of the ones located there are just ridiculous.

The last time I went to Pier 39 was about four years ago, but I don’t really recall much of it since I wasn’t there for that long. But bringing Rory this time around, I didn’t realize that people actually brought their pups with them there. Naturally, he had a good time tugging on his leash and yapping anytime another canine passed by or pigeon came too close. Haha! Some butcher (I think that’s what he was…?) put a big lobster in Rory’s face when we passed by a fish market, which would’ve been the perfect “Snapchat moment” as Shanice put it. Even though we had his stroller with us (hell yes, my dog has a stroller), we didn’t really get to bring him into any stores except for a couple of dog ones we came across; one of them being Yap USA which is basically like Nordstrom for dogs. I’ll write about them in a future post because we picked up some cool stuff for Rory there. 🙂

Anyhow, I took a lot of pictures, so I thought it’d be fun to share them with you all!

cardigan: We Love Fine (buy here) | dress: Hot Topic (buy here)
belt: from a random dress | purse: Kate Spade (N/A)
shoes: Deflex Comfort (buy here)

Shanice and I have been talking about going back because there are some things we’d like to visit, like the Madame Tussauds was museum (we found a Morgan Freeman wax statue at some random tourist info spot) and Ghirardelli Square. We were there for a hot minute and didn’t even get ice cream or chocolate! Granted, it was pretty nippy out, but still. 😛

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All the Loot: My SDCC Haul

Look at my cute lil’ General Hux Huxband Funko Pop figure! Isn’t he the cutest?! He’s one of the many things I picked up at SDCC this year.

So, I finally made a haul video to show off all the awesome stuff I picked up at SDCC. I’ve actually made a few over the last couple years, but never ever got around to actually publishing them. And even though I’ve made a few vlogs already, it’s quite odd because it’s like I’m just talking to myself. And then editing? Uugggh… listening and watching myself talk so much is w-e-i-r-d. WEIRD.

Anywho, you can watch the video down below:

Do you vlog too? Let me know how you get through it! And if you also went to SDCC, I’d love to hear about some of the cool things you picked up too 😀

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The Future is Bright: A Loot Wear Review

Hey my little ponies! I received the latest subscriptions from Loot Wear (formerly known as Level Up) a few days ago and did a little unpacking video for it. Check it out to see what’s inside along with my honest reaction of the items 🙂

Here’s a list of what came with each subscription:

Socks:
– Mega Man
– Rick & Morty

Wearable:
– Futurama hooded t-shirt

T-shirt:
– Voltron

Loot for Her:
– Bioshock tank top

I created a couple outfits from the fun threads that came with this package, including the Futurama hooded tee and the Bioshock tank top! I would’ve done a third outfit for the Voltron t-shirt, but it’s not the right size :'(

Outfit #1: “All in all, it’s a fine day for an apocalypse.”

With the current state of the US and the fact that I actually wore leggings as pants in public (LE GASP), the end of the world must be nigh! Leggings as pants has always been one of those fashion faux pas that make me cringe if it’s not done nicely. Like, if you’re gonna do it I feel like you should wear a top that covers your bum and crotch because no one wants to see the outline of your nether regions. Am I right? You know I am! The Futurama hoodie tee has a tunic-like feel to it, so my bum was nice and covered! I would’ve tucked it into a cute skater skirt, but I didn’t see one in my closet that I thought would look good with it. And I couldn’t find my black jeggings (hey, they look like denim!), so I had to resort to regular ‘ol leggings. I threw on my denim vest and sparkly bracelets so I wouldn’t be covered in all black. And you can’t really tell, but I purposely wore my dark purple flats with this outfit as a subtle nod to Leela’s hair. 🙂

Admittedly, this is one of my least polished outfits, but I threw it together when my two besties invited me out for pizza right when I changed into my pajamas and didn’t feel like going out at all. I nearly turned down free pizza, you guys. Who does that?! #EndOfTheWorldIsNigh

Outfit #2: Not Cthulhu

If you watched my unpacking video for this month’s subscriptions, you would’ve seen that I had no idea what fandom this tank’s design belonged to. The robot looked a little familiar, but I was totally lost. For a hot second I thought it looked kinda like Cthulhu. But alas, it’s from Bioshock Infinite! The only things I know about Bioshock Infinite is that it’s a video game that has a steampunk feel, a pretty lady character that tons of women cosplay at cons, a birdcage, and robots. I’ve seen pictures from the game and I think it looks really cool, but I am too uncoordinated and anxious to play first shooter games. I’ll just stick with Duck Hunt, thank you very much.

I really like the tank top though —  it has nice a graphic on it! I paired it with a brass feather necklace to make a reference to the birdcage. I used to frown upon wearing things from fandoms I’m not into, but Loot Wear makes it hard to stick to my guns when they come out with cute stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with my geek interests. 😛

Overall thoughts on July’s subscription items? Pretty good despite the fact that Futurama is the only thing that I’m actually a fan of, and the Voltron shirt not being the right size. 🙁

Next month’s theme is “Anti-Heroes” and I’m pretty excited for it because the Loot for Her subscription is going to have something Harley Quinn related! I’m hoping for some sort of tote bag or jewelry piece. The sock subscription will have the Punisher and Suicide Squad, the t-shirt will be World of Warcraft (I played WoW for three months and all I did was pick herbs and make outfits), and the wearable item will be from Archer… another show I keep putting on hold!

If you’re interested in subscribing you can save 10% by using the code “LEFANCYGEEK”! Click here to level up your style. 🙂

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger

Futurama outfit photos taken by Jennifer Khut


FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as Loot Crate/Loot Wear sent me items to review and will gain a little bit of compensation for those who purchase subscriptions through the links provided. 

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Geek Couture: The Her Universe Fashion Show

I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)! Last Thursday was also the day of the Her Universe Fashion Show at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. It was hands down one of the highlights of this year’s con for me. The designs this year were insanely brilliant and so awe inspiring. It was definitely hard for me to pick a designer to vote for because I loved so many of the creations that were presented on the runway! What I love so much about this show is that it really shows how much of a force fangirls are, and just how much geek culture can easily be translated into both high and casual fashion. Gone are the days where we have to resort to ill-fitted unisex tees, or standard pink ones. Not that I have anything against the color pink, but us ladies want more than just that! Her Universe has opened so many doors to help make fashionable geek apparel for women of all shapes and sizes, and I’m both forever grateful and constantly broke because of it. But at least I know I’ll look cute! 😉

Ashely Eckstein, the founder of Her Universe, wore a one-of-kind, never been done before “little block dress” (pictured above) with an image of Ashoka Tano that weighed 25 lbs and was made of over 10,000 Lego bricks. It was designed by the 2014 audience choice winner Andrew MacLaine, and renowned Lego artist Nathan Sawaya. How likely do you think it’ll be to see another “little block dress” pop up at next year’s Met Gala? HIGHLY LIKELY!

If you head over to Comic-Con HQ, you can watch the fashion show and the Her Universe docu-series featuring the journey of every designer featured on the runway. I just signed up for a free 30 day subscription so I can binge-watch it. And rather than having two winners (judge’s choice and audience vote), a third winner can also be chosen by the public via the Her Universe website. So I urge you all to watch the show, which is up now, and vote before August 11!!!

For your viewing pleasure, here are some of the pictures I took while at the show. Enjoy!

“Define Couture” Wall-E inspired design by Laura Cristina Ortiz. Everything was made out of recyclable materials!

The attention to detail was bananas. PS: I totally voted for this design at the show

“Newt’s Menagerie” inspired by Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, by Harmony Keller. Watch the fashion show to see this dress in action!

“First Order of Fashion” inspired by General Hux from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Rose Ivy. This design had great details too! Plus, it’s inspired by my Huxband ♥

Falkor inspired design from The Never Ending Story by Jesse

Beautiful details!

“The Pilbasian” inspired by The Last Man on Earth, designed by Kristin Koga. She used PVC pipes as gigantic knitting needled to create this couture piece!

“Soldier of Embrace” inspired by Sailor Neptune, designed by Lydia Tachkov. This moved beautifully on the runway and was gorgeous in person.

“TARDIS Through the Wormhole” inspired by Doctor Who, designed by Lynne Marie Martens

“I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to Couture” inspired by Harry Potter, designed by Camille Falciola. This dress was MAGICAL and it won the audience’s vote! 

Don’t forget to watch the show on Comic-Con HQ and vote for your favorite! Seriously, my pictures do no justice to any of these designs, plus there are so many others I wasn’t able to capture.

Let me know which designs you loved most in the comments section. 🙂

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger

PS: You can check out more of my pics from the fashion show here.

PPS: Photo credit for Camille Falciola’s winning design goes to my seester ♥

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