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Anakin, You’re Breakin’ My Heart

At the beginning of the month I got to go to Dapper Day at Disneyland! I knew for sure that I wanted to throw together a fancy looking Star Wars Disneybound, so I decided to seek inspiration from Queen Amidala. She is by far the most dapper character from the Star Wars universe as far as I’m concerned. I mean, the lady has tons of ensembles to choose from! For my Dapper Day outfit I decided to go for her most iconic look: the red and gold outfit we first see her in in Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

When brainstorming outfit ideas, I looked up pictures of it online and paid close attention to certain details as noted below:

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for awhile, you know I’m a stickler for details.

To emulate her headdress, I purchased maroon flower clips to stand in for the maroon lace and garnet gem, and I got these really pretty gold flowers at the Dapper Day Expo the night before. Thank goodness too, because I originally had a bunch of small gold flowers that I was going to put on bobby pins. What a nightmare that would’ve been to frantically make the night before! #ProfessionalProcrastinator 

For the fur trimming, I took off the detachable brown fur collar of an old blazer I have and used it as a stole. As you can see in the pictures below, I put a Queen Amidala brooch I made on it along with a heart shaped Vader pin since Anakin’s her boo. I also used my little Darth Vader purse by Loungefly 😀

Other little details include a vintage orange ring that matches the orange bulbs along the hem of Amidala’s dress, a Princess Leia bracelet, and gold chandelier earrings that replicate the ornate gold embroidered details on her dress (or robe?).

It was so much fun seeing so many people dressed all fancy at the park! Hopefully I’ll be able to go to the next Dapper Day event in November, but plans have been made to go next spring 🙂 My friends and I are going to do dapper Marvel Disneybounds. I’m still trying to figure out if I want to do a Loki, Captain America, or Agent Carter inspired outfit. I have a year to decide though, so I’ll let Future Nina deal with that.

Were you at Dapper Day? If so, how’d you dress up? And if you weren’t, what kind of outfit would you like to put together if you did go? Let’s talk aboot it in the comments section!

le fancy geek outfit fashion blogger

dress: Material Girl (buy here) | belt: Xhileration (n/a)
gold flower hair clips: ShopVDM (buy similar here)
shoes: Deflex Comfort (buy similar here)

maroon flower hair clips: Hot Topic (buy simlar here)
faux fur stole: H&M (n/a) | Amidala brooch: made by me

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger


Five Year Blogiversary Giveaway feat. Level Up!


Hey my little ponies! In my blogiversary post I mentioned that I had an awesome giveaway lined up to help celebrate my five year blogiversary. I wanted to wait until April’s Level Up package arrived so I could make an unpacking video and whatnot to announce said giveaway, buuuut there have been some snafus and I’m still waiting for it. – shoulder shrug

I gotta get the ball rolling on this giveaway though, so without further ado here’s what’s up for grabs:

Five of my readers will win this month’s Level Up t-shirt bundle subscription which also includes the Lady Loot fashion accessory! So that’s five winners to rep each year this blog has been up and running. 😀

This is the t-shirt from March’s “Versus” collection

This month’s Level Up theme is “The Power” which will include a Masters of the Universe themed t-shirt and fashion accessories from Marvel and Super Mario Bros! So that’s what you can possibly win. Weee!

And FYI, the wearable item will feature swag from The Lord of the Rings, and the sock bundle will also include Masters of the Universe and Super Mario Bros.

Oh, and good news: this giveaway is open to all my readers (old and new) and international! YAASSS!!!

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EDIT: I extended the giveaway to end @ midnight PST on the 19th. Winners will be notified via email the following morning to give them time to use their coupon codes.

Thank you Level Up for sponsoring such an epic giveaway. And thank YOU, my awesome ponies, for sticking around with this little ‘ol blog of mine. Good luck with the giveaway!!!!!

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger

PS: Don’t forget, if you’d like to subscribe to Level Up’s other subscriptions go here and use code “LEFANCYGEEK” to save 10% 🙂

PPS: If you’re reading this via email subscription, go here to watch the YouTube video I placed in this post.