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Everyday Cosplay: Star-Lord

pullover: Uniqlo // boots: Carlos by Carlos Santana // studs: Studio Silver
jacket: Guess // necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique
belt: Forever 21 // tote: Forever Wars // pants: ModCloth

Right after I watched Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) back in August I immediately thought, “I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS TO COME OUT ON BLURAY!!!” <– ALL CAPS NECESSARY. And it finally came out on Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier to have my very own copy so I can watch it as much as I please! Shout out to my friend Caitlin for grabbing a copy of the special limited edition tin case that looks like a Walkman from Best Buy for me 😀

Obviously, I’m on a GOTG kick. I’ve also been lacking in creating Everyday Cosplay posts, so I figure it would be a good idea to start it up again with good ‘ol Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord. His outfit can easily be translated with a simple grey sweater, a burgundy leather jacket, blue skinny jeans, and some brown boots. However, some people, mainly Oncers (that’s what fans of Once Upon a Time are called in case you didn’t know), will think you’re channeling Emma Swan since she often sports the leather jacket/skinny jeans/boots combo.

I added a few accessories related to GOTG to make it clear that this is all inspired by Star-Lord such as a pair of gold star-shaped earrings, because STAR-Lord. Durr. Also, when I think of the word “galaxy” I immediately think of stars — I have a tendency to make literal references whenever I put geek inspired outfits together. I also came across this Awesome Mix Vol. 1 tote on Etsy that’s just absolute perfection! And of course, the outfit wouldn’t be complete without a Star-Lord necklace (made by yours truly). 🙂

Ugh. Now I wish actually did have this outfit so I can go outside and listen to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on my iPhone (because I don’t own a Walkman anymore (does anyone?)) so I can dance around to “Come and Get Your Love” and stomp in puddles.

If you haven’t seen the movie (OH MY GAWD, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!), you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. So please watch this:

Cheers,
Nina

PS: I can’t write a Guardians of the Galaxy post about Star-Lord without mentioning how fuggin’ hot Chris Pratt is! I thought he was adorable when he had chubs on Parks & Recreation, but in Guardians of the Galaxy? DAAAAMMMN. Okay, that is all.

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Lodi Street Faire

Every May and October my mom and I wake up at the ass crack of dawn to head to the Lodi Street Faire. Why so early? To get first dibs on all the goods, of course! In May I wrote a post with 10 tips about shopping at these kinds of things (Tip #10: Get there early).

You can find the aforementioned post here.

We ended up getting there around 7 am (an hour later than we would’ve liked), but I still managed to score a bunch of awesome swag. My first find was a vintage Wicket coin bank (I love Ewoks, and my dog looks like one — I had to have it). The vendor originally asked for $10, then I asked if she’d take $8, and she was like, “Well, I originally wanted $15 for it… blah blah,” but then she went ahead and gave it to me for $8. LE WOOT! <– Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to negotiate.

Seriously, it doesn’t hurt to try and bargain with vendors. I have weird social anxiety issues, so I always had a problem doing this — my mom still has to encourage me to ask if they’ll lower the price. *nervous laughter* I think I’m getting a bit better at it though! And a lot of vendors are usually willing to negotiate the prices of their merchandise with shoppers.

Other items I scored:

  • Snake bracelet (marked at $16, I asked for $10, but the lowest they’d go was $12)
  • Nefertiti necklace ($5 — it kind of reminds me of my Mona Lisa necklace)
  • Enamel horse pendant w/chain (marked at $32.50, I asked the vendor if they’d take it for $25 and I ended up getting it for $27 something because they added tax… weird)
  • Japanese lion musical pendant ($10 — it winds up in the back and plays music!)
  • Not pictured, but my mom and I also split on a box full of silk bow ties ($20)

It was nice and cold this morning and a cool breeze came in around 8, but by 11 the sun was blaring. Can’t the Central Valley just have real Fall weather already? I’m ready to wear cardigans, scarves, and boots ALL DAY LONG. I’ve been ready since Winter ended! D:

outfit details:

  • scarf: Missoni for Target
  • cardigan: Mossimo (Target)
  • camisole: Xhiliration (Target)
  • belt: some Target brand… I love Target, okay? Sheesh.
  • jeggings: H&M
  • boots: Madden Girl
  • purse: Cynthia Rowley

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Little Miss _____

Yesterday I randomly bumped into my cousin Celeste after running some errands around campus, so I decided to invite myself over to visit with her, my cousin Cynthia, and the kiddies! I ended up helping my niece Isabelle with her homework by reading Little Miss Star three times. I remember my cousin Amanda had tons of Little Miss and Mr Men books when we were little. One time my mom bought me a Mr. Happy book and little plush toy because I was being cranky, so she thought it would help me get happy. 🙂

I also some Lego Star Wars book for Jacob, and  Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones. That book is ridiculous and kinda weird to read out loud. I gave Lily a are-you-effing-serious look when she asked me to read it again, but then her sister came by and swept her away to play. *phew*

Tonight I was supposed to go to the Edgar Wright Q&A and triple feature (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, buuut I hit some snafu (original buddy I was going with got sick, couldn’t find someone else to go with, and I have no way of getting to SF by myself) so I decided the whole thing was a bust. Good news is I was able to make it so that Heather could get my tickets (I had the tickets at will call and they’re all strict about who picks them up).

I’m  bummed that I’m not going anymore, but I figure the money I put towards my ticket will now go to my Rory fund. Plus I’m supposed to get into some super awesome shinnanigans with my best friend Tim tomorrow. We’re gonna have a SUPER EPIC SCOTT PILGRIM-STAR WARS-DOCTOR WHO-COOKIE BAKING DAY. And we’re also going to see Rory! 😀

Oh yeah, and this bit happened while I was hanging out with Isabelle…

Isabelle: Where did you get that big can of juice (Arizona Kiwi Strawberry)?

Me: At the store.

Isabelle: What store?

Me: The grocery store.

Isabelle: What else do they sell?

Me: Food.

Isabelle: What kind of food?

Me: The kind you eat.

Isabelle: What kind of food do I eat?

Me: Lasagna.

Isabelle: What kind of lasagna?

Me: Italian.

Isabelle: What kind of Italian?

Me: From Italy.

Isabelle: …

Isabelle likes to ask A LOT of questions, which isn’t bad thing, It’s good for kids, and adults, to be curious,  but… /facepalm

outfit details:

  • cardigan: from Sears
  • top: Forever 21
  • belt: from Kohls
  • shorts: Mossimo
  • shoes: American Rag
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