geek style · out & about

The Hoppiest Place on Earth

My week long break from work came to an end today. BLURGH. Spring Break, why did you have to go by so fast? Anywho, I hope you all had a happy Easter Sunday yesterday! And if you didn’t celebrate, I hope your Sunday was awesome anyway. 🙂

A couple weeks ago when I was in SoCal, I got to go to Disneyland to celebrate my sister’s birthday before heading to the Geek Week Fashion show. It was a pretty relaxing visit as we just went around the park doing the Disney Egg-Stravaganza Easter egg hunt, and we also took some pictures with popular Disney bunnies at the Spring Time Round-Up that was set up in Frontierland. I’m still bummed that I didn’t get to meet the White Rabbit and Thumper, because deep down I’m still 5, y’know. I think we managed to complete the egg hunt within 2 or 3 hours (we stopped for lunch, so probably 2 hours), and decided to head to California Adventure and do the egg hunt there! We probably could’ve gotten it done a lot faster if we didn’t spend 10 minutes looking for the Goofy egg that was hidden at the Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland. For the record, he wasn’t hidden anywhere near the actual ride! What sneaks.

It was fun, and we got a couple of cute Disney eggs in the end — I got the White Rabbit and Thumper which were the ones I really wanted! — but if I didn’t have an Annual Pass, I don’t think I’d partake in it again just because it takes up a good chunk of time.

Oh, can I talk about my dress for a minute because LOOK AT HOW EPIC IT IS! It has Sleeping Beauty castle all over it and was designed by Save the Panduhs. I had been lusting after it like something fierce for a long time, but it wasn’t available anymore. But in February I saw that they were ordering a few more for one last go, and I ordered one on my phone in the middle of dinner during Galentine’s Day (I do not mess). Luckily it arrived a few days before I left for LA!

The dress is a compliment factory too. I don’t think I’ve ever been stopped so many times by people to let me know they really dug my outfit! 😀

While taking pictures by the castle the Evil Queen walked by and said, “How about you take a picture of some real beauty?” and then she stood so my “good side” wasn’t facing the camera. It’s like she knew I’m not photogenic on my right side. What a wicked jerk! But I can’t wait to go back to Disneyland for their 24 hour event next month with my sister and her boyfriend!

cheers

13932753164_59cedb28abdress: Save the Panduhs (no longer available)
shoes: Blowfish Shoes (no longer available) // cardigan: Gold Drama
necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique (buy here)
crinoline: Tatyana Boutique (buy here)
glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy similar here)

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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. 🙂

 cheers

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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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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!

cheers

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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Everyday Cosplay: Indiana Jones

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blouse: ModCloth // skirt: // ModCloth
cardigan: Junk De Luxe // tote: ModCloth
shoes: Blowfish // bracelet:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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 ♡

cheers

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Everyday Cosplay: Peggy Carter

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blouse: ModCloth // skirt: ModCloth // clutch: ModCloth
necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique // belt: Fossil // shoes: Bait Footwear

I adored Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, so of course I’m completely obsessed with Agent Carter! It’s so awesome that Marvel created a show focusing on such a strong, badass mamajama. Are any of you fangirling over it too? Do you want to elbow Agent Chad Michael Murray in the face as much as I do? Did you watch last night’s episode?!?!?! Because OMG OMG OMG.

Putting together an Everyday Cosplay for Peggy was a bit of a challenge at first because I kept flip flopping between different outfits she wore on the show and in the Captain America movie. Do I stick with her neutral military ensembles, or her sharp blue suit and red fedora number from Agent Carter? I gravitated towards the simple neutral pallet of her military uniform and found some items on ModCloth, such as a the cream blouse, olive skirt, and postcard clutch, to pull the look together. The postcard clutch says “Make up for last time” — it kind of reminded me of when Steve promised her a dance as his plane was plummeting, and he obviously couldn’t keep it because… well, he turned into a popsicle. I’M SORRY I WENT THERE. 😥

I also included a Steve Rogers pendant that just got added to Le Fancy Geek Boutique! I’ve also added a Peggy Carter necklace that comes in two different color ways — one features the same cream lace background as the Steve Rogers pendant, and the other has a maroon floral background.

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If you’re fangirling like somethin’ fierce over Agent Carter like I am, leave a comment so we can start fangirling together!

cheers

 

PS: If you’d like to purchase a Peggy Carter or Steve Rogers necklace, be sure to use code GALENTINE15 to save 10% off your purchase! Good until Feb. 14.

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Everyday Cosplay: Star-Lord

pullover: Uniqlo // boots: Carlos by Carlos Santana // studs: Studio Silver
jacket: Guess // necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique
belt: Forever 21 // tote: Forever Wars // pants: ModCloth

Right after I watched Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) back in August I immediately thought, “I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS TO COME OUT ON BLURAY!!!” <– ALL CAPS NECESSARY. And it finally came out on Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier to have my very own copy so I can watch it as much as I please! Shout out to my friend Caitlin for grabbing a copy of the special limited edition tin case that looks like a Walkman from Best Buy for me 😀

Obviously, I’m on a GOTG kick. I’ve also been lacking in creating Everyday Cosplay posts, so I figure it would be a good idea to start it up again with good ‘ol Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord. His outfit can easily be translated with a simple grey sweater, a burgundy leather jacket, blue skinny jeans, and some brown boots. However, some people, mainly Oncers (that’s what fans of Once Upon a Time are called in case you didn’t know), will think you’re channeling Emma Swan since she often sports the leather jacket/skinny jeans/boots combo.

I added a few accessories related to GOTG to make it clear that this is all inspired by Star-Lord such as a pair of gold star-shaped earrings, because STAR-Lord. Durr. Also, when I think of the word “galaxy” I immediately think of stars — I have a tendency to make literal references whenever I put geek inspired outfits together. I also came across this Awesome Mix Vol. 1 tote on Etsy that’s just absolute perfection! And of course, the outfit wouldn’t be complete without a Star-Lord necklace (made by yours truly). 🙂

Ugh. Now I wish actually did have this outfit so I can go outside and listen to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on my iPhone (because I don’t own a Walkman anymore (does anyone?)) so I can dance around to “Come and Get Your Love” and stomp in puddles.

If you haven’t seen the movie (OH MY GAWD, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!), you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. So please watch this:

Cheers,
Nina

PS: I can’t write a Guardians of the Galaxy post about Star-Lord without mentioning how fuggin’ hot Chris Pratt is! I thought he was adorable when he had chubs on Parks & Recreation, but in Guardians of the Galaxy? DAAAAMMMN. Okay, that is all.

geek style · out & about

Tsum Tsum Day My Prince Will Come

When my sister and I went to Disneyland for a second round a couple weeks ago, I decided to do a little Snow White Disneybound since I packed this outfit (the dress was actually in an outfit post last year). It’s not a completely obvious bound, or maybe it’s more of an “inspired-by” outfit… but whatever. I like it! I borrowed my sister’s red bow headband (which she got for her Hipster Snow White costume last year), and brought my little Snow White Tsum Tsum (pictured below). Isn’t she darling?! I had been searching high and low for these damn little Tsum Tsums since they were released during the summer, and my mom surprised me with this cute Snow White one. Fun fact: She had no idea Snow White was my favorite. She just picked her on a whim. I started off with a medium sized Minnie that I got back in August, and then I got Daisy a few days after my mom gave me Snow White — after my trip I added 8 more Tsum Tsums to my collection, and I still want more!

In case you’re scratching your head and wondering what the hell a Tsum Tsum is, let me tell you! They’re these SUPER KAWAII stackable plushies that were first released in Japan (go figure, Japan is like the capital of all things adorable), and they come in three sizes: large, medium, and mini. And of course, there’s also a really fun and addicting Tsum Tsum game that you can download on your iPhone/iPad or Android by Line!

I’ve seen that some of my Instagram buddies are playing/collecting Tsum Tsums too! What about you ponies? Have you started a tiny army of adorbleness too?

Cheers,
Nina

PS: I feel like my Snow White game is on point in this selfie I took the day after my Disneyland trip…

dress: Fun & Flirt // cardigan: Gap // belt: Merona (thrifted)
headband: Claire’s (buy here) // shoes: Bass
necklace: Wonderground Gallery
glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy similar here)
Snow White Tsum Tsum: Disney Store (buy here)

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Jack’s Back

On Friday night I flew down to San Diego to visit my sister (I’m staying here until Sunday, wooo!). Since we renewed our Annual Passes to Disneyland, a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth was in order… obviously. In fact, we went twice already! We only planned on going once, but since she had Monday off we thought, “Why not?”

The Haunted Mansion has currently undergone a holiday make-over and is decked out in all things The Nightmare Before Christmas now. This is one of the reasons why I love visiting Disneyland during the holiday season. I actually prefer the Haunted Mansion like that because it’s still creepy, but more cheery compared to the original, and it doesn’t make me think about my mortality — because who wants to think about that while they’re at Disneyland? So when we went on Saturday, I figured it would be perfect for me to wear my Jack Skellington dress! I paired it with a skeleton hand hair clip, my Poe-ka-Dot bag from Out of Print (if Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, I’m sure he’d be a huge fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas), some fishnet stockings, and my black Chucks that are totally falling apart. I think it looked cuter when I wore the dress with black ballet flats, but I figured the Chucks were a more comfy option for galavanting around the park.

My fellow Disnerds, have you been to Disneyland during the holiday season? If so, what’s your favorite part about it? And if you haven’t gone, what would you love to see most? 😀

Cheers,
Nina

dress: Hot Topic (buy here)  // skeleton hair clip: Hot Topic (buy similar here)
cardigan: Forever 21 // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy similar here)
shoes: Converse // tote: Out of Print (buy here)

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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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c/o barnorama.com

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 🙂