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Pink Wash Conundrum

I don’t believe in washing my lighter clothes separately from my darker clothes. I ain’t got time for that! Throwing everything into the wash and putting it on cold has never ever been a problem for me. Why the hell am I talking about this? It’s all relevant to the outfit I’m wearing in this post, I swear! Now, you see that white t-shirt I’m wearing with an uber fancy pants Cyberman on it? Well, it is no longer white. It is pink because I accidentally didn’t switch the wash from warm/cold water to cold/cold water. UUUUGGGGHHHH!!! Such a rookie mistake! Wanna know what turned it pink too? If you guessed the skirt I’m wearing in these picture, you’d be correct. /facepalm

In a way it’s kind of funny since –SPOILER ALERT– Danny Pink from series 8 of Doctor Who¬†turns into a Cyberman… and my shirt’s got a Cyberman and now it’s suddenly pink. Get it? Get it??? Haaaa… okay, I’m the only one who finds it amusing. ūüėõ

It’s not drastically pink. I don’ think so, anyway. But another casualty that the red skirt hit was my mint green cropped cardigan. RUGH. – insert angry face emoji here

Lesson learned? Always triple check the water temperature before I wash my clothes!

13932753164_59cedb28abcardigan: Old Navy | t-shirt: Teefury (buy similar here)
skirt: ModCloth (buy here) | belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
hair flower: Icing | purse: LeSportsac (buy here)
flats: Blowfish Shoes (buy similar here)

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photo credit: Amanda Jean

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4 Year Blogaversary Giveaway!

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Last Sunday marked Le Fancy Geek’s 4 year blogaversary! To celebrate, I’m giving away some fun Minnie Mouse items to one of my lucky readers. Yes, that means you!!!

The winner will receive:

  • 1 Minnie Mouse x LeSportsac Ryan bag (pictured above)
  • 1 Minnie Mouse x LeSportsac travel cosmetic bag
  • 1 par of Mickey & Minnie earring clings by Nerdy But Still Girly
  • 1 Minnie Mouse Tsumtsum
  • 1 Minnie Mouse brooch by Le Fancy Geek Boutique

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In case you’re wondering the Ryan bag is actually a baby bag, BUT you can most definitely use it for other things like school, work, the gym — the side pockets would be perfect for storing large water bottles to quench your thirst at the gym or wherever you go!

As always, the giveaway is open to all of my old and new readers. Just please don’t follow and then unfollow, because that’s not very nice. US residents only (sorry, international ponies). The giveaway ends next Monday, May 11!

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Thanks so much to LeSportsac and Nerdy But Still Girly for sponsoring this giveaway! And thanks to all of you for following along for the past 4 years… or 3 or 2… or however long you’ve been following Le Fancy Geek). ūüėÄ

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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. ūüôā


Are you a Disnerd for life too? Do you Disneybound? Let’s geek out about it in the comments section!

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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: 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. ūüôā 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 ūüôā

 

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Minnie Mouse x LeSportsac Review

Once¬†the last collection of¬†LeSportsac and¬†Disney’s¬†¬†It’s A Small World collaboration debuted last year, I was hoping they’d be teaming up for more¬†collections featuring other characters or attractions from the wonderful¬†world of Disney — the Haunted Mansion (Dooney & Bourke did that already though, but I don’t see why they couldn’t do it too), dogs and cats of Disney (OMG, can you just picture a pattern with Lady & the Tramp and 101 Dalmatians and the Aristocats and every other awesome dog and cat character all over it?!), Disney Princesses (Snow White bags with sparkly apple charms PLEASE!), Mary Poppins (I will pass out of excitement if that ever happens), etc. So when they announced a line of Minnie Mouse bags and accessories¬†last Fall, I was more than happy! And they’ve also gone on with a Tinkerbell¬†collection featuring art by Disney Legend Marc Davis, and most recently just released a Monsters Inc. line with Pixar production designer Harley Jessup’s artwork. Hooray!

While I was down in SoCal for RunDisney’s 5k Family Fun Run, I got to go to the Happiest Place on Earth! I packed a little outfit inspired by Minnie which wouldn’t have been complete without LeSportsac’s¬†¬†Ziptop Rollup tote! The tote is perfect for a day of park hopping at the Disneyland Resort because it’s roomy enough for all the essentials: wallet, water bottle, little snacks, and compact bag full of even more essentials (chapstick, bandaids, Aleve, lipstick, tiny spray on sunblock, etc), my bulky camera, and my Mary Poppins Funko Pop! toy with room to spare. I love using this tote for everyday use as well, and sometimes it’s perfect to take as an extra bag while shopping because¬†it can easily be rolled up and it’s super lightweight.

The print truly captures Minnie Mouse’s essence with the bold polkadots which mirror the ones on her iconic dress and bow. Plus each dot features Minnie’s fashions throughout her 90+¬†years in showbiz, clearly showing off just how much of a fashion icon she truly¬†is.

LeSportsac was kind enough to send along a little Kasey bag for me to giveaway to one of my readers as well, so be sure to look out for a giveaway post tomorrow to find out how you can win it!

Cheers,
Nina

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as LeSportsac sent me this tote to review. I was compensated with it along with another bag to giveaway to my readers. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

 

purse: c/o LeSportsac (buy here) // dress: H&M (no longer available) // cardigan: Merona // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy here) // shoes: Bass Shoes // Minnie ears: Disneyland (buy here) 

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3-Year Blogaversary Giveaway! [Closed]

Today marks my 3-year blogaversary!!!¬†As promised in my last post, I’m throwing a GINORMOUS giveaway to celebrate!¬†I’ve collected a couple of my favorite books and some other little goodies including one of my Le Fancy Geek Boutique necklaces to fill up the LeSportsac tote ūüėÄ

One lucky reader will win:

  • Audrey Jeanne LeSportsac tote (c/o LeSportsac)
  • reusable bear tote (perfect for packing lunches!)
  • The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick
  • Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
  • pink polkadot notebook
  • multiple ink pen
  • hot pink compact mirror/brush (I swear by this thing)
  • white lace hair bow
  • tissue pack with puppies
  • Le Fancy Geek Boutique Loki necklace

Here’s how to enter:

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Good luck, my little ponies!!!

Cheers,
Nina

PS: As always, new readers are more than welcome to enter! But please don’t follow and then unfollow once the giveaway has ended because that’s just a bit uncouth, y’know?

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Give it Away

My 3-year blogaversary is right around the corner — this Saturday to be exact! I’d say Le Fancy Geek is still fairly small compared to other fashion blogs out there, but I feel it’s grown quite a bit over the years and I’m so grateful to you ponies for reading it and for coming¬†along this journey with me ūüôā

To celebrate I’m going to be throwing a GINORMOUS giveaway!¬†You see that super cute LeSportsac tote I’m rockin’ with this¬†outfit? You could win¬†it along with a bunch of other fun goodies! Don’t worry, I haven’t taken it out and about. It was just used for this outfit shoot to show¬†how cute it is!

When LeSportsac sent it to me, I was really¬†tempted to keep it for myself, but they also sent me a travel bag of the same print, so I kept that one instead¬†and used it while I was in Portland. The tote¬†is from their Artist in Residence Fall 2013 collection featuring the adorable art of¬†Audrey Jeanne. The pastel colors set against the navy blue backdrop and the cute critters definitely make it¬†appropriate to use all year round though. I’m a big fan of totes with multiple pockets and this one is jam packed with them! It’s the ideal tote to take everywhere — work, school, the gym, the mall, an amusement park, the airport, etc. I’m so jealous of whoever wins this!

Be sure to visit¬†Le Fancy Geek this Saturday to see what else you can win ūüėÄ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dress: American Rag // tote: c/o LeSportsac // cardigan: Xhileration // belt: AX Armani Exchange // shoes: Restricted (buy here) // glasses: Firmoo (buy here) // necklace + hairclip: vintage


FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as LeSportsac sent me a tote to review and giveaway to my readers. I was compensated with another bag to keep and review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Under the Sea

outfit details Рt-shirt: RedBubble (buy here) // skirt: Marilyn Monroe (buy here) // cardigan: GAP // belt: Xhileration  // flats: Blowfish Malibu Shoes // tote: Tokidoki for LeSportsac // ring: Betsy Johnson (buy here) //hair bow: Judy & Park (buy here) // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy here) // earrings: Crossroads Trading Co. // watch: Timex x Disney

Greetings my little ponies! It’s been awhile since I’ve done an outfit post hasn’t it? I finally managed to find time to sneak in a shoot while I house/dog sit for Tim’s mom and sister! As I type this, Rory and Jezi are curled up by my side enjoying a little nap.¬†It’s almost been like a tiny vacation, this house/dog sitting gig, despite the fact that I still had to go to work.¬†And speaking of tiny vacations, Tim and I are going to be heading to SoCal in a week! We’re only going to be there for a few days, but we’re hitting Disneyland, exploring LA for a day, and then we’re going to visit my sister in San Diego. I’M SO EXCITED!!!! I’ve never been to Disneyland while it’s dressed to the nines in jack-o-lanterns and other spooky Halloween decor so I’m super stoked! Oh, and my sister’s going to take Tim and I to some yummy local SD restaurants. I cannot wait to om nom on some pizza knots from Soda & Swine ::drools::

Anyhow, today’s outfit is inspired by The Little Mermaid/Once Upon a Time.¬†I picked up this art nouveau Ariel t-shirt by Megan Lara last month on RedBubble and paired it with my Peter Pan mermaid bow by Judy & Park and gold dinglehopper earrings from Crossroads Trading Co. I despise the mermaids from Peter Pan (I mean, they only tried to drown Wendy for no good reason), but I couldn’t resist the bow! Look at how effing cute it is! And it was handmade beautifully too. I don’t remember how I came across Judy & Park on Instagram, but I’m glad I did. I also bought a Coraline bow from her as well. And check out my hot pink shoes! I bought them years ago when I still lived in Daly City at¬†Bakers¬†for $20! I don’t know why it took me so damn long to start wearing them. I bought my black skirt at Macy’s last week when I was in Modesto visiting my dad at the hospital. Don’t worry! He’s fine, he just had knee replacement surgery. My mom, sister, and I headed to the mall while he was napping and the dress I wore that day was really short (I normally wear it with black tights since it makes it look not so short, but I couldn’t find my black tights that morning sooo, yeah). I bought the skirt because I was getting really self-cautious about it. But I’ve been searching for an a-line black skirt that’s nice and sturdy for a while anyway, and it’s a good length unlike the other two I have hanging in my closet — one is too flimsy and the other one is too short. I apparently have been having Goldilocks issues with black skirts. I’m also obsessed with it, so don’t be surprised when it pops up a lot in future outfit posts. ūüėÄ

My Tokidoki for LeSportsac tote went perfectly with my outfit with all the glam pirates, ¬†kawaii mermaids and sea creatures! One of my favorite shows,¬†Once Upon a Time, is currently set in Neverland and Ariel is supposed to make her debut in an episode to be aired later this season. EEK! I’d go on about it, but Tim’s not caught up yet and he reads my blog sooo ::fingers on lips::

This outfit magically conjured itself up since I’ve had Once on the brain. And the fact that The Little Mermaid came out on DVD/Blu Ray last week probably had something to do with it too.

I hope your Wednesday is swimmingly delightful, my little ponies ‚ô°

Cheers,
Nina

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Back-to-School LeSportsac Giveaway Winner #2!

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I’m so sorry to keep you all anxiously waiting for me to announce the winner of the second bag for my Back-to-School LeSportsac giveaway, my little ponies! I kicked it old school again by drawing a name out of a bowl and the lucky winner is Alana!!! Congrats, girl! Please be sure to email me @ chezfancypants@gmail.com within 48 hours with an address for me to send your brand spankin’ new bag to ūüėÄ

Thank you to all who entered and to LeSportsac for allowing me to gift my readers with awesome purses! ♡

Cheers,
Nina

 

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Back to School LeSportsac Giveaway #1 Winner!

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So sorry for the delay in picking a winner for my first Back to School LeSportsac Giveaway, my little ponies! My printer is being a butthead again, so I wrote down each and every valid entry on a piece of paper, cut them up, stuck them in a bowl, mixed them up, and pulled out the name of the lucky winner and that was Emily Hall!

Congratulations, Emily!!! Please email within 48 hours with your address so I can ship your LeSportsac bag to you.

Thank you to all who entered and thank you to LeSportsac for providing the lovely Heather Hobo to giveaway to my readers!

You all still have one more chance to win another LeSportsac bag from me, so don’t forget to check out the latest giveaway here ūüôā

Cheers,
Nina