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Geeking Out On the Runway

When I first started Le Fancy Geek a few years ago it was really hard for me to find other bloggers who liked incorporating their fandoms into their wardrobe like I do, but in more recent years geeky fashionistas have come out in full force (and some of them just so happen to be bloggers too)! Thanks to lines like Her Universe, We Love Fine, Junk Food Clothing, and stores like Hot Topic, us fangirls no longer have to go to the men’s section to shop for geeky attire. Even geeks on the high end spectrum are being catered to as Rodarte debuted a Star Wars inspired line for their Fall collection last year.

To celebrate the awesomeness that is geek fashion, Dina Kampmeyer founded Geek Fashion Week which took place last week with events in Los Angeles, and a few online activities for those who wouldn’t be able to come out and celebrate in person such as a Her Universe styling contest.

I was able to head down for Geek Fashion Week’s Style Faire and Fashion Show which featured the geektabulous fashions of Castle Corsetry, Girl With One Eye Fashion, and Gold Bubble Clothing. I snapped as many pictures as I could to share with all you ponies!

Castle Corsetry:

These geeky corsets are designed and made by Lauren Bregman (pictured below in the middle), and proof that corsets can totally be functional as sexy outerwear. Her designs cover fandoms from Marvel comics, Batman, Star Wars, Monster High, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more!

My camera couldn’t keep up with some of the models, so I’m unable to share a whole lot of Castle Corsetry’s runway pieces. Sorry! 😦

Girl With One Eye Fashion:

Kimberly, the designer behind Girl With One Eye Fashion (pictured below in the green dress and blue hair), fuses sweet Lolita styles with geek chic and retro flair. Her collection included pieces inspired by Attack On Titan, Hello Kitty, Marvel comics, and H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu.

Gold Bubble Clothing:

Designed by Jinyo and Victoria Schmidt (pictured below rocking fab Princess Leia buns), Gold Bubble Clothing’s nylon skirts, dresses, tops, and leggings cover pretty much every fandom out there — from gaming, TV, movies, table top games, and even Pi Day — they’ve got you covered.

Which pieces are your favorites? I’m totally digging Gold Bubble Clothing’s Thorin Oakenshield and Elsa inspired dresses! But I ended up ordering their Sherlock “Bored” a-line dress after the show because I’ve been wanting it since I first laid eyes on it last year. 🙂

Stay tuned for the next post which will feature some of the awesome vendors I met at the Style Faire and their geeky wares!


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Geek Fashion Week Sale @ Le Fancy Geek Boutique


The very first Geek Fashion Week just started yesterday! I’m pretty excited that I’ll be in Los Angeles this weekend to check out some of the events that will be taking place, including the fashion show! You can totally expect a recap of all that on Le Fancy Geek shortly after 😀

Geek Fashion Week isn’t just happening in LA, but online too! Be sure check out their site here to learn more about it.

To celebrate this awesome week, you can save 15% off your entire purchase at Le Fancy Geek Boutique from now until Monday, March 30! Just use code GEEKFASHIONWK15 during checkout. 😀

I hope to see some of you ponies there!


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When the Clock Strikes 12

I never thought I’d ever need a petticoat (or crinoline), but since I’ve been more inspired by vintage/pinup girl fashion thanks to Pinup Girl Clothing I’ve found that petticoats are essential for making the circle skirts that I own look nice ‘n pouffy. After I scored one by Tatyana on Zulily, I’ve also found that they make me feel like an effing Disney princess! If I can’t be an actual Disney princess, I’d like to at least look or feel like one… this is what most women in their late 20s want, right?

Speaking of Disney princesses, have any of you seen the new Cinderella movie starring Lady Rose Lily James yet?! I watched it last Friday and I am OBSESSED. It’s sooo magical! The movie made me feel like a little girl full of hopes and dreams while watching it. 🙂 I thought it was a great adaptation of the animated version, and I’m really pleased with all the changes that were made, such as Cinderella meeting the prince (played by a beardless Robb Stark Richard Madden) before the ball. The story and the characters just felt a lot fuller to me than the animated version. Then again, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen it, so I could be wrong. Oh, Cate Blanchett was fabulous as Lady Tremaine! I hated her and admired her all at once. I don’t know how to explain that, but I’m sure if you see the movie you’ll understand.

I don’t really have anything in closet to do an actual Cinderella Disneybound, but I knew I wanted to put together something Cinderella-ish. The skirt with the clocks is something I got on ModCloth ages ago. It seemed more Doctor Who-ish to me at first, but when I happened upon it while trying to find pieces for a Cinderella outfit I thought it tied in with the clock at the ball.  And I don’t own any flats that resemble glass slippers, but my vintage lucite clutch seemed like a good alternative. 🙂



skirt & glasses: ModCloth (buy glasses here) // top: Kate Spade
purse: Pinup Girl Clothing (buy here) // petticoat: Tatyana Boutique (buy here)
necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique (buy here) // ring: made by me
lucite clutch: vintage //watch: Casio x Disney
shoes: White Mountain (buy here)

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5 Fandom Friday: My Favorite Comfort Films

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I always make it a point to watch one or two Disney movies whenever I feel sick. This is a tradition that started when I had the flu my senior year of high school. Plus [most] Disney movies make me want to bawl my eyes out, which is perfect to help clear my sinuses! The Disney films I’m listing aren’t necessarily my all-time top 5 favorites, but the ones I seem to want to watch the most when I feel ill.

1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is the kind of movie I like to watch when the sky is ridden with rain, but it’s also great to watch when you’re in a sickly state too. It’s a cute, easy going movie, and Pooh Bear is my favorite!

2. Up


When my nose is clogged to the point where I can’t even blow it all out into tissue, watching Up is the perfect solution! Within 10 minutes of the film, I’m already crying my eyes out and for some reason when you cry, your nose runs like it’s no one’s business. Ahh… sweet temporary relief.

3. Mary Poppins

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I just want Julie Andrews to be my grandmother and feed me a spoon full of sugar after she gives me my medicine (to help it go down)(obviously), okay? Okay.

4. The Little Mermaid


You know that scene where King Triton and Sebastian are looking at Ariel from a distance near the end of the movie and King Triton tells Sebastian how much he’s going to miss her and proceeds to turn her back into a human? SO MANY TEARS. ALL THE TEARS. I seriously got misty eyed just typing all that. o__o

5. Hercules


This movie is rife with all kinds of mythological inaccuracies, and that kind of stuff usually really bothers me. But I LOVE Hercules! It’s just a feel-good movie, and I think part of it has to do with its soundtrack. “Zero to Hero” will forever be my jam.

What are your favorite comfort films? Lemme know in the comments section!


To find out the origins of 5 Fandom Friday, go here. And check out The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick to catch up with the latest prompts! 

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The Biblio Files: “Never Have I Ever” by Katie Heaney

I finally got to read Katie Heaney’s memoir Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a DateIt’s been on my “to-read” list since I caught wind of it last January. The fact that someone around my age compiled a collection of essays based around their lack of a love life up to the age of 25 was all too intriguing to me. Does 25 seem too young to have a memoir regarding this topic? Maybe. But I think it’s amazing that us late bloomers finally have a voice in book form (that’s not fiction)! Reading Never Have I Ever feels a lot like you’re having a really intimate late-night conversation with one of your girlfriends about every aspect of her [lack of a] love life, and it’s quite fantastic.

Despite the fact that I’ve been in two relationships (but really, my first boyfriend hardly counts), I felt like I’d really relate to Katie because of what the contents of her book were all about — looking for love, never quite finding it, unrequited crushes, having high expectations, misadventures in online dating, etc. Upon finishing Never Have I Ever, that feeling was confirmed. And I totally feel like Katie and I need to be friends because she mentions Harry Potter numerous times, owns the old school Dream Phone game, likes sci-fi (I wonder if she’s a Whovian?) and spells ‘NSYNC the correct way. Seriously, the correct spelling of ‘NSYNC is so, so important to me! ‘N SYNC, N’SYNC, and ‘Nsync are NOT acceptable. Normally I use an Asterik (like she does in the book, and my preferred way of spelling the group’s name), but WordPress italicizes everything when I do so. But I’m digressing.

All the repressed memories regarding any member of the opposite sex that I ever fancied from grade school up to my mid-twenties resurfaced with each and every page! Like, seriously. Who hasn’t been pissed at a friend who decided to go after the guy you just said you had a crush on first (despite the fact that you had zero intention of acting out on your feelings)? And those times you made drunk phone calls to the object of your affection (or in my case text messages)(because ugh, talking)? Or being bummed out when your crush didn’t ask you to skate with them during couples skate time at the roller rink (yeeaaah ’90s kids!)? And how about the time the boy you really liked and thought that maybe something was finally going to happen between you two, and then he fucking updates his Facebook status to “In a Relationship” not that much long after you made out (or something like that)? Katie covers all this in a hilarious self-deprecating fashion throughout her book.

I found Never Have I Ever to be soooo painfully relatable. Yes, I know this is a book about a woman who has gone on a quarter of a century without a boyfriend, or dated anyone for a long period of time. And yes, I’m aware that a few years ago I talked about my stupid boyfriend on this very blog ALL. THE. TIME. But never mind the fact that I’ve had two boyfriends or have genuinely been in love with a boy that I didn’t create a fictional romance with in my mind palace — my experience with the opposite sex is actually quite limited. No one ever had a crush on me in grade school (except I think maybe one guy did) or middle school or high school — boys probably thought I was a whack-a-doodle because I made it very clear that I was going to marry JC Chasez or Gideon Yago. I’ve never gone out on numerous dates (there have been two cases that made me ask “is this a date?”)(one was, the other I’m still questioning), and boys don’t fawn over and flirt with me constantly. And if they do, I wouldn’t fucking know.

If you’ve ever felt heart broken over a boy that you were never actually in a relationship with OR even officially dating, have high standards of what you want in a future mate thanks to Disney, overly obsess on crushes, have felt pressured and odd by society to get your first kiss or virginity out of the way because you’re over the age of 18, or get carried away with your over active imagination that creates fictional scenarios regarding your love life, then you need to read Never Have I Ever. Katie knows that feel, girl. And you just might find yourself saying, “OH MY GAWD. YAASS!” with each chapter. cheers

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Yoo-Hoo, Minnie!

My love for Disney only intensifies as I get older and I always try to find ways to sneak elements of it into my everyday life, whether it be through household items (my Disney mug collection is getting out of control), beddings (stuffed animals count as pillows, right?), clothes, or accessories. What can I say? I’m a Disnerd for life!

LeSportsac released another line of Minnie Mouse bags and accessories last fall called “Minnie’s Floral Park.” I’m absolutely bonkers for anything with a floral print, so I’m utterly head over heels for this specific collection! LeSportsac makes their purses out of heavy duty, lightweight nylon, which is perfect because who likes throwing a bulky purse over their shoulder that’s already heavy without putting anything in it beforehand? Not this girl. This is why I love using LeSportsac bags for everyday use, and they’re particularly great for a long day at Disneyland!

I put together a Minnie Mouse “Disneybound” with the LeSportsac Minnie bag and my navy blue and beige polkadot dress, hot pink belt, and hot pink Blowfish flats. Usually when I see people Disneybound any character, I notice that they’re faithful to the original color palette that’s associated with the designated character whose style they’re trying to convey. I try to do the same, but other times I like to breakout and just draw inspiration with little details. For example, my friend Brianna made this cute little daisy ring for me (pictured below) and I thought it fit the vibe of my Minnie inspired outfit since she was originally drawn with a hat that had a daisy on top of it. I’m super anal-retentive when it comes to details. Some of you may have noticed from past outfit posts. Hehe. 🙂

Are you a Disnerd for life too? Do you Disneybound? Let’s geek out about it in the comments section!


PS: LeSportsac just released a new Minnie Mouse collection last week called “Minnie Rocks the Dots” — you can check it out here.

13932753164_59cedb28abdress & belt : Xhileration // glasses: ModCloth (buy here)
shoes: Blowfish Shoes // ring: handmade gift
Minnie ears: Disney Store (buy similar here)
iphone case: Lizzy’s Dreams (buy here)
purse, wallet, & cosmetic bag: c/o LeSportsac (buy here & here)

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as LeSportsac sent me these items to review. All opinions expressed of the products are honest and my own.

photos taken by Brianna Torres

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5 Fandom Friday: My Favorite Disneyland Snacks

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I’m feeling very homesick for Disneyland. I often refer to it as my second home, because that’s really how I feel about it! This week’s 5 Fandom Friday is supposed to be about our favorite snacks to eat while we blog, but umm… I don’t really snack when I blog. Is that weird? I mean, sometimes I do, but not enough to warrant a blog post dedicated to it.

Instead, I’m going to share my 5 favorite Disneyland snacks. One of the things I love (and miss) most about Disneyland are the delicious treats they have to offer! I’m omitting a couple of my absolute favorites though, which would be Pineapple Dole Whip and Churros, just because they get enough attention from everyone else. I mean, we all know how great they are!

Anyhow, here are some of my other favorite snacks from Disneyland:

1. Deep Fried Pickles from Carnation Cafe


I’m not a fan of regular ‘ol pickles, but the deep fried ones from Carnation Cafe on Main Street are soooo good!

2. Fruit tart from Jolly Holiday Cafe


Jolly Holiday Cafe is my favorite place grab lunch and sweet treats. They have the selection of baked goods too, but my favorite is the fruit tart. The chocolate tart is perfection too, and it’s shaped like Mickey’s head to boot! 🙂

3. Pretzels


Honestly, anything that looks like Mickey Mouse tastes 10 times better! Now if only they’d make the cream cheese pretzels like this too…

4. Corn Dogs


I haven’t eaten anything deep fried since I completed my Whole30, and quite frankly I’m frightened to find out how my body would react to it. But corn dogs from the Disneyland Resort are deloycious! I love how they’re freshly made and not frozen garbage you can easily get at the grocery store.

5. Chocolate Mickey Mouse Cookie


I like to call these the “Rick Ross” cookies because the large chocolate portion resembles Rick Ross’ beard. 😀

What are your favorite Disney snacks? Let me know in the comments!


To find out the origins of 5 Fandom Friday, go here. And check out The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick to catch up with the latest prompts! 

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Everyday Cosplay: Indiana Jones


blouse: ModCloth // skirt: // ModCloth
cardigan: Junk De Luxe // tote: ModCloth
shoes: Blowfish // bracelet:
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fedora: Goorin Bros. // necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique

The Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Wednesday!

I can’t believe the ride is that old… I was only nine when it came out. Damn, I feel old! But the ride is timeless because Indiana Jones is such classic and iconic character. And of course, it’s one of my favorite attractions at Disneyland! Actually, it’s probably everyone’s favorite because whenever I’m there the wait time for it is ridiculous. I think the longest I’ve seen the wait time listed was for 85 minutes. Yikes!

In honor of the attraction’s big 2-0, I put together an Indiana Jones everyday cosplay with a feminine twist. Rather than opting for a leather (or faux leather) jacket similar to Indy’s, I replaced it with a dark brown cardigan. Despite his hatred of serpentine creatures, I included a gold snake bracelet that kind of looks like a treasure he’d come across on one of his many adventures. I also paired my Indiana Jones necklace with it too! And of course, no Indiana Jones inspired outfit is complete without a fedora (whip is optional). 😀

Happy Anniversary Indiana Jones! May you take us all on many more adventures ♡