out & about

A Day at the Museum

I’m a fan of dinosaurs and museums, so if there’s a museum that has a dinosaur section I’m more than willing to go. So of course the American Museum of Natural History (ANHM) was on the top of my list of places I MUST visit while in New York! It virtually has EVERYTHING — space, earth science, marine life, wildlife, SO MANY THINGS… it was absolutely overwhelming and I’m so bummed that we didn’t get to explore the whole place (we also went to the Metropolitan Art Museum that day and spent even less time there). We were able to go to the two sections I wanted to see most though which were the dinosaurs (duh!) and the marine life area.

The marine life area only proved to me that monsters do, in fact, exist, and they all happen to live in the ocean. There is some frightening sh!t down there — some creatures look like they’d be monsters from Doctor Who, that’s how scary they are. In fact, I saw something that looks EXACTLY like a monster that was on Doctor Who!

“Come at me bro!”

Does this remind anyone else of Parks & Recreation?

I found Prisoner Zero!

The almighty Hypnotoad’s ancestor…?

Puppy-sized Stegosaurus.

That’s just some of the pictures I took at the ANHM. Hope you little ponies enjoyed them! Next up will be a post full of pictures I took at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Cheers,
Nina

geek style · out & about

Dinos and Mammoths and Sloths, Oh my!

I meant to share pictures of my trip to the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) ages ago, and by ages I mean not too long after my last outfit post… whoops! As usual, I’ve been occupied by both jobs (booo for being an adult!), then Tim and I celebrated our two-year anniversary on the 21st by going to the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, annnnd we also watched the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special on Monday IN A MOVIE THEATER! OMG, it was bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

So you can probably expect to see a post about the Academy of Sciences next month. Haha! Just kidding… or am I?

Anyhow, The Nat was full of amazing things like dinosaurs and lizard skulls that looked like dragons and Pokemon! We even watched a 3D movie about dinosaurs. I remember there was a little girl talking to the screen saying things like, “Oh, it’s my favorite!” and “Hello, dinosaur! I want to take it home!” Tim also found us a homey little cave to dwell in (pictured below). If you’re ever in San Diego, The Nat is definitely worth a visit, particularly if you’re fond of dinosaurs and animals in general. 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures from my trip! And I also hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow, that is if you happen to celebrate it. If not, I hope your day is full of awesome! 🙂

Cheers,
Nina

geek style · out & about

Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey

outfit details – blazer: Living Doll  // dress: ModCloth (buy here) // belt: Xhileration // shoes: BOBS (buy here)  // ring: Francesca // bag: Coach // Adipose keychain: Underground Toys (buy here) // necklace: made by me

When Tim and I made plans on what to do during our short time in San Diego we decided to hit one museum amongst all the restaurants we talked about eating at (yes, I plan trips based on food). I suggested going to the Natural History Museum (the Nat) because they have dinosaurs! And as everyone knows, dinosaurs are AWESOME. Isn’t it amazing that these ginormous creatures roamed the earth long before mankind even existed? The fossils and dinosaur models were hands down my favorite part of the Nat. I’ll share more pictures of my adventure there with all the other neat things I saw in the next post. 🙂

Whenever I go somewhere special, I like to dress in theme. My galaxy dress from ModCloth seemed like an appropriate thing to wear despite the fact that there wasn’t a planetarium or anything. Like, what does the galaxy have to do with what’s at the Nat? Oh, I don’t know. But one time when I wore this dress to work, a customer said she really liked it and that it was very “timey wimey” — a Whovian reference! And there was an episode of Doctor Who called “Dinosaurs On a Spaceship” last season, so BAM! There’s the connection. I also paired it with my 11th Doctor necklace and TARDIS blue ballet flats. Tim was also quite Who-y that day as he wore his Silence vs. Weeping Angels shirt too (pictured below).

This is probably the most epic dress that I own! On our way to brunch before going to the Nat, a guy walked out of another restaurant just to tell me how awesome my dress was 😀

You might remember my dress from this outfit post I did back in August too.

Do you like to dress in theme whenever you go out to fun places too?

Cheers,
Nina