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Force Friday Haul

Force Friday has come and gone, and now the countdown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has entered the double digits! 99 MORE DAYS UNTIL WE GET OUR MINDS METAPHORICALLY BLOWN LIKE ALDERAAN… errr, I mean… too soon?

My Force Friday was crazy busy. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I was really excited!! At first I didn’t think I was going to go, but I casually mentioned it to Jen, not even trying to ask her if she wanted to go, and then she asked, “Which Target do you want to go to?” #bestestbff

Jen and I went to the Target in Elk Grove around 10 pm-ish or so since the one in Stockton wasn’t holding a midnight release for new merch. My main goal was to get anything Captain Phasma and BB-8. Obviously, I know nothing about the two except for the fact that Captain Phasma is a mother flippin’ FEMALE Stormtrooper played by the goddess that is Gwendoline Christie and I feel like those two things alone make her fierce as hell. And BB-8 is stupid adorable. Why wouldn’t I want anything with his mug on it?

Target was pretty organized with its midnight Force Friday event. They told all customers that they could only take one of each item, that way everyone had a chance to buy something — although I didn’t get any of the little action figures or Black Series figures that I wanted. I saw Funko Pops! across the way, but there were 3 huge bikes and a display obstructing my path, but I managed to get through and grab the second to the last Captain Phasma. PHEW! With every purchase customers were given a re-usable tote. I got a BB-8 one!

They were also giving away 3 big ass Chewbacca plushies that you could totally spoon. I was really irritated with the last man who won because you could totally tell he wasn’t a fan. He was probably just there to buy the toys and make a profit off of them on EVILbay eBay. He wasn’t excited AT ALL to have won. I mean, he could’ve at least pretended! — insert angry emoji with steam coming out of the nose

We also went to the Disney Store in Modesto when it opened at 8am so we could get the free pin with purchase! There was another dude there that had no chill whatsoever. He was carrying a big pile of the Elite die cast exclusives and then I saw him accidentally knock over a little girl, and didn’t even apologize! WTF, man? Anyway, we headed to the Target over there to get breakfast and check to see if they had the Star Wars Cover Girl make-up before heading to San Francisco (Jen started school that day, so no, we didn’t just go for Force Friday) and to check out any of the other merchandise they might have left over.

I ended up having buyer’s remorse over the graham crackers

Things I got:

  • Captain Phasma Funko Pop! vinyl
  • BB-8 Funko Pop! vinyl
  • Rey Funko Pop! vinyl
  • Captain Phasma die cast Disney Store exclusive
  • Rey & BB-8 die cast Disney Store exclusive
  • Darth Vader pullover by Fifth Sun
  • Disney Store re-usable bag
  • Disney Store exclusive Force Friday pin
  • Star Wars the Force Awakens poster (not pictured)
  • Stormtrooper mug (didn’t actually buy it on Force Friday, but whatever)
  • Red Light Saber keychain (not pictured)

I was super bummed about not finding a BB-8 Funko, but then I had the brilliant idea to call Barnes & Noble and ask to put 2 on hold — one for me and one for my sister. We got there 15 minutes before closing only to find that they didn’t put them on hold for me AT ALL. Apparently whoever was supposed to put them on hold didn’t print out a paper with my name and number on it, or at least write my info on a sticky note and place it on the items that were supposed to go on hold. I used to work there and placed things on hold for customers quite often. I know how things are supposed to go, so I was livid. Thankfully, there were 2 left on the display (the ones that were supposed to be for me). I really didn’t want to be that customer to go apeshit on an employee, but… y’know. Put things on hold properly, man!

And before Jen went to school we stopped by the Disney Store in downtown San Francisco and they were still giving away The Force Awakens posters! I also bought a little red Light Saber keychain to put on my purse because why not? ☺

Overall, the Force seemed to be quite strong with me on Force Friday. Did any of you participate in Force Friday? What kind of stuff did you get (or not get)? Lemme know in the comments!

cheers

 

geek style · out & about · shoppin'

ModCloth’s Fit Shop in SF

I hit ModCloth‘s Fit Shop in San Francisco last weekend and had so much fun! If you happen to find yourself anywhere near San Francisco between now and the 17th, I highly suggest you get your bum on over there ASAP!!!

I wrote all about what you can expect to see there and the whole shopping experience on Wear Your Voice Mag.

Check out my article here to read all about it and see more pictures! 🙂

I might be heading back there with Gwen and Gladys next week before the pop-up shop goes away forever. Shrouds of regret keep haunting me for not buying that floral skirt and shoes I tried on in the picture above!

cheers

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Le Fancy Geek Boutique Update: Le Fancy Bloops!

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Hey ponies! I just wanted to let you know that “Le Fancy Bloops” have just been added to Le Fancy Geek Boutique. You might be wondering what the ever loving frickity-frak are “Le Fancy Bloops”? They’re pendants that didn’t turn out as great as it could have, but despite their little imperfections, they’re still totally wearable. And at $8 a piece, they’re a steal!

You can find them here.

New items will be posted tomorrow for Small Business Saturday!

Use code HOLIDAY14 from now until December 1st to get 15% off your order of $12+

Happy Shopping!

Cheers,
Nina

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5 Fandom Friday: Stores I’d Love Throw All My Money At For Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is here, followed by Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! I’m braving it out this weekend solely for the free Downton Abbey cups that World Market will be giving away all weekend (yeah, I know that’s ludicrous, but I love Downton Abbey and the cups are so cute!), but I’m mostly interested in shopping online because I won’t have to deal with crazy shoppers. So here are some of the places I’d love to throw all my money at!

1. Stay Home Club

Oh, Stay Home Club. All the merch on their web store just speaks to my soul as a self-professed disgruntled anti-social homebody. From now until midnight you can take 25% off your entire order, including gift cards! I’m definitley snagging the Stay Home dogs t-shirt that I’ve been eyeing for what feels like forever! The pup on the top looks like my little fluffers too. 😀

Be sure to use the code YEAHFRIDAY at checkout!

2. Her Universe

Tons of prices on geektastic fashions have been slashed mercilessly — some styles are even up to 60% off — and an adorable holiday Boba Fett pin comes with every purchase of $25 or more (while supplies last)! I’ve been eyeing the Avengers Icon Dress since they released it earlier this year and it’s on sale for $25 right now (normally $45)!!! Annnd, the Goodbye Raggedy Man tank I’ve been coveting is on sale for a whopping $15!

3. Think Geek

Think Geek if offering selected items for up to 60% off PLUS an additional 20% off orders $40+, 25% off orders $100+, and 30% off orders $100+! Talk about great savings, riiight?! One of the things I’m totally drooling over is the R2-D2 car charger which is $29.99 (originally $39.99). I honestly haven’t gone through the rest of the site to see what other amazing geeky things they have because I’m trying not to be THAT much of a masochist.

Use code ELFINSALE up until the 29th at 11:59 pm PST

4. Out of Print

I have a number of things from Out of Print and I love them just as much as the books they’re based on! Right now everything in their web store is 30% off! EVERYTHING. And they released some Where the Wild Things Are swag not too long ago and oh-my-gawd, I need them so! – cries – 

5. Clashist

I love Clashist’s outrageous t-shirts soooo effing much, but my bank account hates their prices. I do own their Ryan Gosling shirt which is by far the sexiest thing in my closet, and worth every penny! Up until 11:59 pm on the 29th, you can use these codes to save some $$$:

  • SANTABALLS off orders $230+
  • FROSTYBALLS off orders $130+
  • JINGLEBALLS off orders $55+

The t-shirts I’m absolutely drooling over are the Ron Swanson Breakfast tee, Bill Murray Dot tee, and the Wes Anderson Volume 1 tee.

Are you braving it out in the real world for some great deals or are you sticking with online sales? Let me know in the comments!

Cheers,
Nina

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Le Fancy Geek Boutique Holiday Weekend Sale!

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If ditching Thanksgiving dinner early or waking up at the butt crack of dawn on Friday morning isn’t your thing, there are plenty of great deals happening online… like on Le Fancy Geek Boutique!

From Friday November 28 – Monday December 1, you can save 15% off your order, and that’s including some of the necklaces that have already been marked down to $12 (originally $15)!

New Disney, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, and Parks & Recreation designs will be debuting on Saturday in honor of Small Business Saturday! If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen what some of the new designs look like. If you don’t (that’s cool, no worries) here’s a looksie at the new Game of Thrones necklaces:

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Fun fact: I’m wearing a Robb Stark necklace as I type this. ♥

Just use code HOLIDAY14 during checkout.

Cheers,
Nina

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Five Fandom Friday: Geeky Clothing Items I Need in My Closet Immediately

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Megan of The Nerdy Girlie and Kristin of Super Space Chick started a really great series called Fandom Friday where they, and other geeky bloggers, list 5 things they’re geeky for. This Friday’s theme is fashion! I love all the fandoms I’m part of (derp) and I always draw fashion inspiration from all of them, so this feels like a good day to jump on the 5 Fandom Friday wagon 🙂

Pumpkin Coach Sweater by Cakeworthy x Disneybound

I love how Cakeworthy took the old Coach logo and put a Disney twist on it with Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage. And the subtle touches they did with what year it was established (1950, as in the the year Cinderella was released) and that they’re form “A land far, far away” is just so clever.

The Hiddleston bow by Dulce Calaveritas

Tom Hiddleston counts as a fandom, right? Duh, of course he does! So I totally feel justified in putting this adorable hair bow by Dulce Calaveritas on this list! As you can see it features Mr. Hiddleston’s handsome mug all over it. If you check out her shop, she also has a Benedict Cumberbatch bow and tons of other fun designs!

Doctor Who “Goodbye Raggedy Man” tank by Her Universe

The 11th Doctor holds a special place in my heart and I think this tank by Her Universe is such a fun a piece with it’s water color doodle print. I remember seeing it on Doctor Who’s Facebook page after the last day of San Diego Comic-Con and was sooo bummed that I didn’t get to buy it while I was there. If I made time to walk by the BBC America booth I would’ve gotten it in a heartbeat! At least I know it’s there on the internet when I have the monies to finally buy it! I think it would look so cute with an eggplant cardigan, skinny jeans, and some boots. 🙂

Star Wars x Vans Shoes

I’ve been drooling over these Journeys exclusive Star Wars shoes by Vans since they came out during the summer. They’re my favorite of the ones that have been released… I think that may be because Han Solo’s on them though. But let’s be honest: he’s the sh!t and super dreamy!

Sherlock “Bored” A-line Dress by Gold Bubble

This skater dress features Sherlock’s wallpaper complete with the spray painted happy face. How could I not add this onto my list of geeky clothing items I need?! I actually got to see this dress in person on none other than Victoria Schmidt a.k.a. Scruffy Rebel at Stockton-Con back in August and it’s too… what do the Brits say? Brilliant! It’s too bloody brilliant! The attention to detail on it is great because it has this faint blue line that goes throughout it just like the wallpaper on BBC’s Sherlock.

What’s on your geeky clothing wish list?

Cheers,
Nina

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Everyday Cosplay: Claire Randall

cardigan: Krisp // button-up: Gap // jeans: Mossimo // cuff: The Sad Basset
purse: ModCloth // necklace: Whispered Wishes // boots: Nine West

Hey ponies! Do any of you watch Outlander? I got into it a bit late, but was able to marathon the crap out it right before the mid-season finale a few weeks ago, and now I’m left with this gaping hole in my geek heart because I. Need. To. Know. What. Happens. Next. UGH! I still can’t believe I have to wait until April 4 for Outlander to come back!

– shakes fist at the heavens –

WHHHYY??? Why would they make us wait that long? It’s not fair! The show is based on a successful book series by Diana Gabaldon, so I know that can hold me down until April, but I have so many other books I need to get around to. First World Bookworm problems, man. – le sigh –

Anyhow, if you’re not familiar with Outlander, it’s about a woman named Claire Randall, a combat nurse from the 1940s. While her and her husband are on their honeymoon in Ireland, she mysteriously gets transported back through time (1743 to be exact). To say Claire’s situation is difficult is an understatement as she’s nearly assaulted by her husband’s ancestor, and saved by the Mackenzie clan, only they believe she’s an English spy. Claire uses her nursing skills to gain their trust, but she’s constantly relying on her smarts to get her through all the trials and tribulations thrown her way and fight to stay alive. So, Outlander is pretty much a concoction of all genres us geeks love: history, science fiction (time travel!), and romance.

Claire is crazy strong and über clever! It’s refreshing to see such a strong female character on TV. She has her damsel in distress moments, but (for the most part) she knows how to take care of herself. And of course I have to note that all the tartan and thick knitted scarves she donned made me long for Fall sooo badly (get with it, California)! So I threw together a little everyday cosplay inspired by her. 🙂

Cheers,
Nina

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Everyday Cosplay: Mabel Pines

pullover: Skip N’ Whistle // skirt: Old Navy // shoes: Blowfish Shoes
earrings: ModCloth // friendship bracelets: Icing // purse: LeSportsac 

Hey my little ponies! I’ve recently become super obsessed with Gravity Falls — it’s a cartoon on Disney XD about a couple of 12-year old twins, Dipper and Mabel Pines, and the crazy super natural adventures they have while they stay with their great uncle in Gravity Falls, OR during their summer vacation. I’m not sure what took me so long to get on board with this show since it’s been out for a couple of years, but I’m so glad I randomly stumbled upon it. I recognized Kristen Schaal’s voice (Mel from Flight of the Conchords, Trixie from Toy Story 3, and of course Louise from Bob’s Burgers) on the show while I was flipping channels and pretty much became hooked from there. Her character Mabel is my new favorite! She’s so adorable, silly, and extremely confident for a kid who’s in junior high. But another thing I like about Mabel is her style. Her graphic pullover game is on point. With every episode I watched I wondered, “What’s gonna be on Mabel’s sweater this time?” So of course I had to put together an Everyday Cosplay outfit inspired by her!

Mabel’s always wearing a quirky pullover/skirt/ballet flat combo so I picked a few pieces that us ladies way over the age of 12 could get away with. 🙂 I paired the kitty sweater by Skip N’ Whistle with a polkadot bag by LeSportsac because it reminded me of this:

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And can we note the llama she’s rocking? Mabel’s too cute.

Anyhow, I’m going to try and regularly start making little style collages with outfits inspired by my favorite fictional characters. I remember doing one for Lady Mary from Downton Abbey awhile ago, but that’s about it (I think). Do you have any requests for what character I should do next? Let me know in the comments!

Cheers,
Nina

PS: My Minnie Mouse LeSportsac giveaway is still going on! Click here to enter if you haven’t done so yet 🙂

 

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Super Kawaii Adventures in La La Land

Hey my little ponies!

I am completely aware that I still haven’t finished up blogging about New York, and I know in my last post I said the next one would be about my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is clearly not a post about a fancy museum. I have like 3 different NYC posts sitting in my little draft box, but I’ve been up to a few things that have kept me away from finishing them (work, random outings, Rory got a foxtail stuck up his paw, closet cleansing, and our new internet service is so slow I can’t even use my laptop — this post is being written on a desktop because it’s the only computer in the house that can get legit internet usage).

Last weekend I headed to LA for AnimeExpo. We just went on Sunday and explored LA the day before, but I had so much fun that I already bought my badge for next year! My knowledge of anime is extremely limited — Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Studio Ghibli films is how far my knowledge probably goes, but even then I’m still not that savvy. But I was told there’d be other geeky things that I’m into like Doctor Who, Star Wars, My Little Pony, and whatnot.  Jen put together a fantastic steampunk Dalek cosplay, and our friend Danielle dressed as a Shadowhunter from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. And while we were there we also headed to Pinup Girl Clothing in Burbank and saw Jay Leno cruise by in one of his fancy classic convertibles (so weird), some used bookstore in Pasadena, Japan LA, Pygmy Hippo Shoppe, and ate at Roscoe’s which is very famous for their fried chicken and waffles (ermergerd, soooo good). I definitely had a grand time, but the drive back was the WORST. We left around 6:30 pm on Sunday and there wasn’t any traffic in LA whatsoever, which is very odd because LA is known for its shittastic traffic. Once we got past the mountains is when the journey back home hit a major snafu — bumper to bumper traffic! It took 2 hours to drive 7 miles at one point because there was a really horrible truck accident. We should’ve been back by midnight since it’s usually a 6 hour drive, 8 at the most, but Jen didn’t pull up to my house until 4:30 am. I still don’t know how I managed to make it to work at 4 hours later.

Cheers,
Nina