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Outfit Post: Bestie Edition

My bestest bestie Shanice’s birthday occured a couple weeks ago and we headed to Sacramento to celebrate with a day of shopping and yummy foods at the Tower Cafe followed by cupcakes at Esther’s. She looked SO cute (and it was hell trying to help her find the right birthday dress — her mom came to the rescue in the end though), so I just had to take pictures of her ensemble to share on my blog. 🙂

Shanice is the only friend I have that LOVES animal print. She’s also the only person I know that managed to rock snake skin and leopard print and not make it look like a hot mess. Obviously, that’s not happening in this outfit, but she’s mixing leopard prints and it looks pretty damn cute.

I got her scarf at H&M a couple of Christmases ago. I’ve seen her wear it on a number of occasions, so I’m glad she really likes it 😀

Shanice’s outfit gets a pop of color with the vibrant hue of mustard yellow from her bag, which was a birthday present from her mom (I think…?).

I found this bracelet at World Market (or Cost Plus, whatever that place is called) and knew immediately that I had to get it for Shanice! To some, it’s just a cute yellow, green, and gold braided bracelet, but I immediately thought of Link from The Legend of Zelda. Like me, Shanice is a HUGE nerd (one of the many reasons why we’re friends), and she’s a ginormous fan of video games — The Legend of Zelda being her favorite.

I make geeky connections to everything.

Our friend Jen gifted her with an earring cuff that she crafted herself with chains made out of 14 k gold fill. If you’d like to rock one of these, you can order one on Jen’s Etsy store Walrus of the Sea. <– plug for the other bestie. Woop!

Shanice has made a few appearances in my blog before, but I don’t think I ever mentioned how we became friends. We met about 5-6 years ago in the newsroom of our community college’s paper where we both worked on the entertainment section. Fun times! Well, not always. Tons of drama was always happening and we somehow got dragged into it. So lame! But we often walked across the street to Barnes & Noble after class and ate cookies and sipped on Passion Tea Lemonades with a pump of raspberry (she taught me how to order fancy Starbucks drinks) and we talked about our fandoms and actors we thought were hot… y’know, regular ‘ol girl things. And she’s been my bestest friend ever since ❤


outfit details

Dress: Miss Chievous (Marshalls) // Jacket: Xhiliration (Target) // Boots: Charles Abbie (Ross) // Headband: from some cute store in Japan Town that we can’t remember the name of // Scarf: H&M // Bracelet: Cost Plus/World Market //Ear Cuff: Walrus of the Sea // Bag: Steve Madden

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The Merriest Place On Earth

‘ello, lovelies!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend that was filled with delicious mounds of food, great company, and sweet deals! And if you didn’t celebrate it, I hope your weekend was full of delicious mounds of food, great company, and sweet deals anyway, because food is awesome  and so are cool people, and everyone did some sort of shopping this weekend, riiight? Plus Cyber Monday is tomorrow. AH!

Like I mentioned in my last couple of posts, my boyfriend and I went to Disneyland for a few days to celebrate our one year anniversary!!! We even got some “Happy Anniversary” buttons and wore them the whole time we were there, and so many people wished us a happy anniversary, or congratulated us — the latter we were kind of thrown off by. I mean, you congratulate a couple when they get engaged or married, right? But surviving a whole year is an accomplishment in and of itself because relationships are HARD WORK — and, not to get too into my relationship, but Tim and I pretty much only get to see each other during the weekend, or every other weekend, so to be able to stick together through long distance and other obstacles is pretty amazing. Therefore, congratulations were well deserved!

Disneyland during the holiday season is quite a spectacular site — everything is way more shinier and sparklier and the whole place is much more magical than usual. What do I mean by “much more magical than usual,” you ask? Isn’t Disneyland ALWAYS magical? Well, yes. Of course it is! But with all the holiday decorations and trees that have ornaments bigger than my head and Sleeping Beauty Castle all decked out in pretty lights and faux snow… all those details make it possible for Disneyland to be WAY MORE MAGICAL than usual. And the Haunted Mansion gets a The Nightmare Before Christmas makeover which is one of the top reasons why I think Disneyland is at its best during this time of year. 🙂

So, the rest of this post shall be a photo spam! I’ll sprinkle in some wordy bits throughout, but I hope you enjoy these photos as much I enjoyed my time spent at the Happiest Merriest Place on Earth!

I took so many pictures of this dude. I think this is probably the best shot of the bunch.

I spy Sparky from Frankenweenie. Do you?

Jukebox made out of old car parts. If you look closely, there are car radios inside!

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is the only ride in Cars Land that we got to go on, and despite the annoying soundtrack (I feel so bad for the folks who operate that ride), it was really fun! The line to get fast passes for Radiator Springs was just as long as the line for the actual ride itself. Ridonkulous, right?! I didn’t want to wait 3 hours to get a ticket to go on a ride at a later time and then go back and wait an extra 30-45 minutes to go on the ride. Y’know what I’m sayin’?

I’m not a huge Cars fan, but Cars Land was beautifully executed! We had lunch at Flo’s V8 Cafe and I had an Apple Cheddar Pie that was pretty damn tasty. Next time I go in January I’ll be sure to take more pictures of Cars Land. I was too caught up in the atmosphere to snap some photos.

I wanted to be a Can-Can dancer when I was little because of the ones on It’s a Small World. They’ve always been my favorite.

My sister has been raving about the deep fried pickles at the Carnation Cafe on Main Street. I HATE pickles. However, I discovered that when they’re deep fried they are delicious. So weird. Tim ordered them because he figured I’d never have tried them if he didn’t.  And I swear if I lived closer to Disneyland I would go there all the time and have a blog dedicated to their food!

I felt that my blue and green tartan blazer matched well with the decor inside Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. I’d also like to note that this ride is extremely effed up — you end up dying of drunk driving and the ride ends with you going to hell! Seriously. I still enjoy it though.

It literally hurt to take this picture. The sun in our eyes was no bueno.

Tim kicked my ass on the Toy Story Mania ride. 😦 It’s okay though, I always kick his on the Buzzlight Year ride — it evens out.

There were a few costumes from Once Upon a Time displayed in the Hollywood Backlot (California Adventure), but the glare on the window made it impossible to take pictures. I’m kind of questioning if they were the ones actually used on the show anyway because Charming’s costume looked horrifically dinky when Josh Dallas looks all kinds burly.  So here’s a picture of the book! Or maybe it’s a replica. I don’t know. o,0

F*ck yes, Lego Prince Phillip!

Tim and I decided to do a special World of Color dining thingy at Wine Country Trattoria — you get to eat a fancy dinner that includes an appetizer, entree, dessert, a complimentary drink, and tickets for the reserved section of World of Color. While making reservations the woman was telling us that adults could get a special alcoholic beverage that has a glowing cube, and since kids like the glowing cube, they have special cups for kids and glowy things — The Little Mermaid for girls and Lightning McQueen for boys. I totally ordered the kid’s drink because I wanted the cup. Our waitress was really thrown off by my ordering it. Haha! Glowy Ariel is kind of creepy though. And I think I left her at the hotel. 😦

The reserved area we were assigned was smack dab in the middle! But then a nice Cast Member (in case you don’t know, that’s what Disneyland employees are called) on the lower deck told Tim and I that he could let us go to the front row for an even better view. He felt that we had an unfair advantage since folks would be coming in and we’d have to look over their heads. And he also noticed our “Happy Anniversary” buttons and said he wanted our anniversary to be special. 😀

I was also freeeeezing because my dumb ass wore a skirt in the evening, so I was really excited about the part of the show with the pyrotechnics. Insta-warmth! Except when all the pyrotechnics went off, there were also tons of misty bits. So… yeah.

I’ve been wanting to take a picture with Winnie the Pooh while wearing my Doctor Pooh shirt  for nearly a year, and I FINALLY did it on our last day there! I thought Pooh Bear was coming in for a hug because he had his arms spread out, but then he stopped and pointed at my shirt and started clapping. And then he blew me kisses as I was leaving. I love Winnie the Pooh ❤

Eeyore poked our buttons as a means to say “Happy Anniversary!” to us. At least I think that’s what he was doing. You can never tell with that guy on account of him being perpetually gloomy and all.

And that concludes my photo spam! Hope you all enjoyed. 🙂


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Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving (to all of you who celebrate it)!!! If not, Happy Thursday!!!

Tim and I managed to get through the terrible holiday traffic in LA on our way back home from Disneyland yesterday (we were stuck in LA for 3 hours!). So we spent most of our actual one year anniversary in a car. Super romantic, right? Tim was a trooper and drove the whole way while I kept bobbing in and out of sleep. 😦

I’ll post some pictures from our trip in a future blog post. For now, here are a couple of outfit shots from the day we decided to dress up fancy! The pictures were taken somewhere in the Hollywood Backlot area of California Adventure. I didn’t even have to put an outfit together for Tim — he’s just naturally dapper like that. I’m so proud! 🙂

Anyhow, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and I just want to say I’m super thankful for my family for being awesome and very supportive, to my friends for being great confidants and fun people to be around and have great adventures with, my baby Rory for being the bestest dog EVER, and to my boyfriend Tim — thank you for encouraging me in all my artistic endeavors, for supporting me in all ways possible, and for walking downstairs with me to the vending machines at the Days Inn at 4 in the morning so I could get water for my heartburn/stomachache and for offering to drive around the corner to buy me some Peptobismol despite the fact that you’d have to drive 10 hours back home from Disneyland the following afternoon. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! And Happy One Year Anniversary!

I hope you all get to spend Thanksgiving with amazing people and eat delicious om noms!!!


outfit details

cardigan: Kersh (got it at Costco!) // shirt: Xhileration (from Target, super old) // necklace: Disney Couture (buy it here) // belt: Xhileration // skirt: ‘Princess’ Vera Wang (buy it here) // boots: Steve Madden // purse: M. Rossetti // glasses: Derek Cargidan (buy it here or get it for free w/code FIRSTPAIRFREE) // button: Disneyland!

hat: Banana Republic (buy it here) // shirt: Banana Republic (buy it here) // sweater: Banana Republic (buy it here — I think that’s his sweater anyway…) // blazer: Banana Republic (buy it here) // jeans: Levis // shoes: Aldo (buy it here)

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Be Right Back…

Greetings from Anaheim! My boyfriend and I left for Disneyland yesterday to celebrate our 1 year anniversary (which is actually on the 21st, but we’re celebrating early since Thanksgiving decided it wanted to be on the 22nd this year). I’ll be here eating corn dogs, sippin’ on hot cocoa, and noming on churros until Wednesday, so I may not be posting on Le Fancy Geek until after Thanksgiving.

I hope you’re all well and ready for Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday. WOO!


geek style · shoppin'

Gama What? Gama Sale!

I went to my first Comic Con in 2004, and around this time I was completely obsessed with the contemporary art scene and I found  out that many of the artists I liked were going to be there! Seonna Hong was one of them, and while stalking her work on the interwebz, I came across a t-shirt company with mischievous little critters printed on each tee called Gama-Go (she had a few shirts w/her designs on them). I saw that they were going to be at the Con as well — from there on out, I was a fan. Every year I’d go to Comic-Con or WonderCon, I’d stop by their booth and tell them to just shut up and take my money and proceed to throw a few $20s at them and run away with cool stuff. <– OMG, I’m just kidding. I was totally civil.

First Gama-Go shirt I ever purchased back in 2004. I would’ve taken more pictures of the Gama-Go things I own, but they are all scattered about and have been sucked into the blackhole that is my room! >___<;

It’s been really awesome seeing Gama-Go grow into what it’s become as they were all about t-shirts, hoodies, bags, and toys in the beginning, but the 11-year-old company have added housewares and quirky tech accessories into their delightful arsenal, and even have their own flagship store in San Francisco. And you should totally check that out if you ever happen to be in SOMA.

Anywho, they’re about to have their 9th Annual Sale which is usually held at the Rickshaw Stop in SF (I was lucky enough to go to it a couple years ago), but this time they’re taking the sale online that way err’body can get in on it!

It starts tomorrow (Nov.15) from 12-5 pm PST and everything will be 50% off! Their tees are usually $28, so you can get one for $14. CRAZYNESS!!!

I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite items in the store so you can all get a good feel of what Gama-Go has to offer.

Shirts for ladies:

  1. Art School Bunny
  2. Strawberry Thief
  3. Squirrel Riot
  4. Ninja Kitty Lion Tamer (comes in tan too)

How cute would all of these shirts be tucked into some sort of skirt and paired with a cardigan?! Which is totally what I’m doing right now, but I was too lazy to take a full OOTD picture… o,0

Shirts for dudes:

  1. Deathbot vs. Yeti Battle Royale
  2. California Uber-ness
  3. Roborock
  4. Yeti Bunyon (also comes in grey)


  1. Bow Tie Bag Clips (because bow ties are cool)
  2. Fantastic Unplastic Tray
  3. Snow Globe Salt & Pepper Shakers
  4. Record Coasters
  5. Record Placemats
  6. Screwnicorn Corkscrew

Accessories and random cool stuff:

  1. Phoney-Owl phone charm (there’s a also a kitty and a fox)
  2. Mouse Tails (to keep your chords in check)
  3. Accordion File
  4. Faux Tails for iPhones
  5. Cupcakeys (other designs available too, like poop!)
  6. Owl Crew Pocket Journal (other designs available too)

Remember, the sale starts tomorrow (Nov. 15) from 12-5 pm PST. Don’t miss out!!!


PS: This post was in no way sponsored/affiliated by Gama-Go. I’m just endorsing the hell out of this sale because I truly believe they’re an awesome company 🙂

geek style · shoppin'

Buy D.I.Y.

With the holidays around the corner, tis the time to start buying presents! Rather than getting something at the mall or Target for your friends and family, consider checking out the interwebs for places like Etsy and Copious that sell handmade goods. Not only are you getting something that’s most likely one-of-a-kind, but you’re supporting a small business. Good times!

Arts & Crafts fairs can be found all over the place during this time of year too, so be sure to see what’s going on around your town. Last week, the school I tutor at held their annual Arts & Gifts Fair so I headed on over to check out what the local vendors had to offer. I found a vast array of crafters selling handmade accessories, knitted/crocheted hats and scarves, and even some Betsey Johnson baubles for super cheapsies! But let’s focus on the stuff folks made with their bare hands, shall we?

Here are some of my favorite finds:

Lin Taylor:

Lin Taylor is a crafter based in the Sacramento area and she makes super cute headbands and pins made out of felt and yarn. I wanted to buy one of her headbands sooo badly, but I’m dumb and forgot to put my wallet into my purse before I left for work. AH! You can find Lin and her beautiful creations on Facebook and Instagram.

Fuss & Feathers:

Fuss & Feathers, also from Sacramento, had some gorgeous headbands with a couple of big flowers, scarves, and other little accessories, but I think the coolest thing they had were the little owl bags. I think they were marked as phone bags, but you could totally put some cash and your chapstick in there and be on your way out (given that you only need to take a few things with you). Darlene Seagraves, the lady behind Fuss & Feathers, was super helpful in letting me know about certain teams and whatnot on Etsy since I’m still pretty much a newb when it comes to selling my things on there. It’s nice to know the folks behind the products are super sweet too. 🙂

You can find Fuss & Feathers on Etsy.

Wristy Business:

At every street or arts & crafts fair I’ve gone to, I always see a vendor selling upcycled silverware jewelry. But with Wristy Business, run by Marsha Gonslaves, I think the incorporation of wiring and shiny beads added more oomph than any other vendor I had ever seen with a similar aesthetic. I particularly liked the rings made out of forks and the bracelets made out of the ends of vintage utensils. For more information about Wristy Business, be sure to check out their website.

All Tangled:

I was drawn to All Tangled’s booth, which is run by a very sweet lady named Raquel, because it totally reminded me of all the things my great grandma used to crochet for my family when I was a kid. My great grandma’s name also happens to be Raquel. Coincidence? 🙂 All Tangled’s inventory consisted of really cute and cozy looking gloves, scarves, and hats for both adults and babies, and booties (just for babies, not adults).

All Tangled’s site is currently under construction, but you can check out what Raquel has whipped up and also purchase items on their Facebook page.

Are there any small businesses that you particularly love on Etsy or elsewhere? I’d love to hear about it, so feel free to share! 🙂


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Guest Post on Chocolate & Cream Cake!

Happy Friday everyone!

I just wanted to let y’all know that Mandy over at Chocolate & Cream Cake invited me to write a guest post for her nerdtastically awesome blog! The piece I did was for her ‘Fictional Fancies’ series, so I wrote about my childhood crush: Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty. To celebrate, I’m rocking the Sleeping Beauty pullover Tim bought me for my birthday today. Ooooh yeah! By the way, I seriously only wanted it because Phillip is on it. And when I went to Disneyland in March, I bought Tim a shirt with Prince Phillip on it that says “Sorry Girls, I’m Taken” and made him wear it while I wore this pullover. And there’s totally photographic evidence of it . Oh, how I love my boyfriend for being a trooper. ❤

You can read me gush about my animated lovah here.

Do any of you have a crush on an animated character or a fictional person? You can message Mandy about writing a guest post for her ‘Fictional Fancies’ series too! Check it yo.


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The Best Things In Life Are [Kind of] Free

While scrolling through Reddit a few months ago, I came across a promotional ad from Coastal that offered a pair of FREE glasses. That’s right, I said FREE! And they did my prescription for free too (probably because it’s a very light Rx).

I was skeptical at first, but other Redditors and bloggers said it was a legit offer and all you need to do is pay for shipping and handling & insurance. I didn’t get around to claiming that offer then since it expired before I had a chance to look at all the face candy. But as luck would have it, I saw the ad on Reddit again last month and told myself I wouldn’t miss out! I checked out all the wayfarers they had to offer because that’s my favorite style (in case you couldn’t tell from past posts). I know wayfarers are considered “hipster” but what isn’t these days?

After about 2 hours of decision making (yes, it took me that long to decide) I picked out a pair of Derek Cardigan glasses (style 7008 in ‘Smoke’). They’re a translucent shade of grey (1/50 shades <– horrible joke), and they have these cute multiplication and division signs on either side, as well as equal signs on the stems. I’m horrible at math, I absolutely hate it, so it’s like I literally have a contradiction on my face when I wear them. And the fact that I’m Asian and am stereotypically supposed to rock at it is somewhat sad. But it’s okay, I still love them!

Unfortunately, it took FOREVER for them to get here. I know it’s not Coastal’s fault (I blame the FDA  for holding all the FedEx packages ransom in Memphis), but don’t you hate when you order something and it doesn’t come right away? I love getting packages, even if I know what’s in them. It’s like opening a present on Christmas! Coastal saw that my glasses were taking FOREVER to get to me, so they re-sent them and I finally got them on Monday!!!

Coastal also sends their customers glasses in a nice case with eye glass cleaner, a wipey-thingy, and a little screwdriver to tighten and loosen glasses as you please. My optometrist has NEVER hooked me up like this. And instead of paying $106, I spent grand total of $17.38. Saaaa-weeeeeet! I think it was totally worth the wait. 🙂

If you would like to get your own free pair of glasses at Coastal, use the code FIRSTPAIRFREE at the checkout. There’s no expiration date listed, but you should get on this offer ASAP anyway! They also have a promotion to get two pair of glasses for $89 + free shipping with the code 2FOR89. I’d be all over that but 1. I’m poor and 2. all the money on my next paycheck is going to Disneyland. *le sigh*

As you can see, I’m ridiculously ecstatic about my new glasses! And if you know me, you know I have a tendency to misplace my glasses all the fuggin time, so having a spare pair is like the greatest thing ever. Anyhow, I tried to get Rory to take pictures with me for this post, but he was NOT having it. He’s such a bumhole sometimes. I managed to get ONE decent shot though.



DFTVA: Don’t Forget To Vote America!

My fellow Americans, it’s Election Day!

Don’t forget to get yo booties on out to your local polling place and vote, vote, vote!

I’m not one for getting into politics on my blog and I shall not go into detail about my views here (even though you can totally tell who I voted for thanks to my super awesome Gama-Go shirt), but even if you don’t like my candidate and our views are radically different, it’s important to vote. It’s our civil duty — like jury duty, but better since it only takes a little itty bitty piece out of your day rather than your whole morning/afternoon. Elections also only come every four years whereas jury duty comes whenever the hell it wants. Blugh.

Also, you don’t get a fun sticker after jury duty.


bloop · geek style · the reel world

When You Wish Upon a [Death] Star

Why, what’s that on my shirt? It’s a pin of a Stormtrooper wearing Mickey Mouse ears, which I got at Disneyland BEFORE Disney bought Lucas Films. Disney x Star Wars ain’t nothin’ new.

On Tuesday, nerds around the world became up in arms over the George Lucas-selling-his-company-to-Disney-for-$4.05 billion debacle. My Tumblr and Facebook feeds were filled with posts along the lines of “WHY,GEORGE, WHY?” and “I can’t believe he did that” and there was a plethora of Disney/Star Wars mash-up art as well.

For those who are still sad/enraged by this merger, I urge you to CALM THE FUG DOWN.

Disney/Star Wars mash-up art (or just Disney/Stars Wars mash-ups in general) isn’t anything new — in fact, you can already see and buy that kind of stuff at Disneyland and Disney World considering the fact that there are both Star Wars and Indiana Jones attractions at either park. In Tomorrowland, you can buy popcorn inside an R2-D2 unit. Hell, there are even R2-D2 mouse ears and you can make your own light saber. Disney World holds Star Wars Weekend (which is totally unfair! What about Disneyland?!) and there’s also the Jedi Training Academy Show where little kids get to learn how to wield a light saber and face Darth Vader and Stormtroopers.

So when I first heard the news I thought, “Oh, that’s cool” because it just seemed like a natural thing given the facts I have previously mentioned.

And this video exists:

(click here in case the video doesn’t work)

I didn’t hear about Episode 7 being put into the works until a bit later (because I didn’t bother clicking any links to read the full story), but when I  heard, I started thinking, “NO, DISNEY! DON’T MAKE PEOPLE HATE YOU.” My boyfriend calmed my nerves once he told me that George Lucas was only going to be a creative consultant, because if he’s not in full creative control, then they can always turn down anything he has to say. I told Shanice (my bestest friend who hasn’t seen episodes 1-3) about that and she said, “That’s a bad thing. That can hurt Star Wars!” To which I argued, “No, it’s a GOOD thing. George Lucas is the worst thing that has ever happened to Star Wars.” You know it’s true! Just watch The People vs. George Lucas. Watch the original trilogy and see Han NOT shoot first. Just look at Jar Jar Binks.

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photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Despite the fact that they’ve had more than a few flops (The Haunted Mansion with Eddie Murphy and the plethora of Air Bud movies), Disney are great story tellers. I have no doubt in my mind that they’re going to respect the Star Wars franchise and the people that will be working on Episode 7 are going to be folks who grew up with Han Solo and Chewie, so they definitely won’t bastardize the franchise. And weren’t many skeptical about Disney buying Marvel in 2010? Has anything gone wrong with that merger? No? Yeah, I thought not.

photo courtesy of James Hance
photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

Lucas is also donating all the money he got from Disney to educational programs, which makes him better than a lot of people (looking at you, government). So you can’t hate him completely.

Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers pointed out something pretty interesting in his last video — Lucas has an effects studio called Industrial Light & Magic and in the 80s a computer graphics department was made and then sold to Steve Jobs for $5 million. That computer graphics department was Pixar and Disney bought them for $7 billion in 2006. Pretty sweet deal, right? I’d say the only bad thing to come out of that is Cars, but Cars Land at California Adventure looks pretty damn awesome. So I withhold judgement until I get to experience it in 14 days.

So people, PLEASE STOP COMPLAINING AND LET DISNEY DO ITS MAGIC. When Episode 7 comes out, THEN start complaining. Or start cheering. Whatever floats your Jabba barge.