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fancy geek

Today is Matt Smith’s (a.k.a. “The Doctor”) birthday! I decided to wear some Doctor Who gear in honor of his coolness’ anniversary of birth because the obsessive teeny bopper part of me never died. Does that mean I’m a geeky bopper now? Oi.

And note how my shirt is the exact same pattern as the le fancy geek site! It’s by Rosemary Travale and it’s available on Threadless as a shirt or a tote. Of all my geek shirts, this one is the most subtle as it looks like an ultra fancy damask design. You’d never know it was a TARDIS if you weren’t familiar with the show. 🙂 If I had a house, I would want to wallpaper the dining room in this print. While there isn’t a wallpaper available, you can buy fabric with her “Tardamask” design on Spoonflower.

I also made this 11th Doctor necklace a few days ago. I think it turned out quite nice. I’m trying to find more Doctor Who images to use for jewelry making purposes. When I open Once Upon a Smorgasbord (which I mentioned in this post) I’d like there to be non-Disney things as well.

Jen and I checked out a used bookstore to see if they had cheapy copies of The Devil’s Arithmetic (it’s the next book we have to read for our Children’s Lit. class) or Mary Poppins, but I found a Nick Hornby book (can’t remember the title), The Princess Tales by Gail Carson Levine, The Little Prince (but it was binded the wrong way), and a Disney art book from the 70s. I also went to the public library for the first time in YEARS. When I asked if I could replace my library card, they said I was no longer in the system. Damn.

Jen and I also went to Joann’s Fabrics and I saw that their Halloween candy was on sale, so I bought a bag of candy corn because I’ve been craving it for the past week. But the damn stuff tastes like frosting! That wouldn’t have been such a bad thing if I didn’t eat a Pooh Bear cupcake I bought at Podesto’s yesterday for breakfast this morning. It was like 75% frosting and made me feel all kinds of gross. 😦

So yeah… that’s how my afternoon went (we also went to the Halloween store and ate breakfast food for lunch). Tim and I are going to watch 50/50 later this evening. Too bad he doesn’t like candy corn. What am I supposed to do with the rest of that crap? *le sigh*

outfit details:

  • shirt: Threadless
  • vest: ???
  • jeggings: H&M
  • boots: Madden Girl
  • ring: gift from parents for my 21st birthday
  • necklaces: Once Upon a Smorgasbord and one that Jen gave me
geek style · shoppin'

Lodi Street Faire

Every May and October my mom and I wake up at the ass crack of dawn to head to the Lodi Street Faire. Why so early? To get first dibs on all the goods, of course! In May I wrote a post with 10 tips about shopping at these kinds of things (Tip #10: Get there early).

You can find the aforementioned post here.

We ended up getting there around 7 am (an hour later than we would’ve liked), but I still managed to score a bunch of awesome swag. My first find was a vintage Wicket coin bank (I love Ewoks, and my dog looks like one — I had to have it). The vendor originally asked for $10, then I asked if she’d take $8, and she was like, “Well, I originally wanted $15 for it… blah blah,” but then she went ahead and gave it to me for $8. LE WOOT! <– Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to negotiate.

Seriously, it doesn’t hurt to try and bargain with vendors. I have weird social anxiety issues, so I always had a problem doing this — my mom still has to encourage me to ask if they’ll lower the price. *nervous laughter* I think I’m getting a bit better at it though! And a lot of vendors are usually willing to negotiate the prices of their merchandise with shoppers.

Other items I scored:

  • Snake bracelet (marked at $16, I asked for $10, but the lowest they’d go was $12)
  • Nefertiti necklace ($5 — it kind of reminds me of my Mona Lisa necklace)
  • Enamel horse pendant w/chain (marked at $32.50, I asked the vendor if they’d take it for $25 and I ended up getting it for $27 something because they added tax… weird)
  • Japanese lion musical pendant ($10 — it winds up in the back and plays music!)
  • Not pictured, but my mom and I also split on a box full of silk bow ties ($20)

It was nice and cold this morning and a cool breeze came in around 8, but by 11 the sun was blaring. Can’t the Central Valley just have real Fall weather already? I’m ready to wear cardigans, scarves, and boots ALL DAY LONG. I’ve been ready since Winter ended! D:

outfit details:

  • scarf: Missoni for Target
  • cardigan: Mossimo (Target)
  • camisole: Xhiliration (Target)
  • belt: some Target brand… I love Target, okay? Sheesh.
  • jeggings: H&M
  • boots: Madden Girl
  • purse: Cynthia Rowley