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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

cheers

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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!

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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Minnie Mouse x LeSportsac Giveaway!

{ GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered! }

Hey my little ponies!

I’m all kinds of excited to announce this month’s giveaway: a Minnie Mouse x LeSportsac “Kasey” purse!!!

I actually have a Kasey purse with Fifi Lapin‘s bunny print from a few years ago — I find that it’s ideal if you’re a minimalist and don’t need to cary a whole lot on your person. It’s a lot smaller than the tote I reviewed yesterday, but it’s still very functional, just as cute,¬†annnd¬†it can be yours! Yep, YOURS!!!

Old and new followers are more than welcome to enter, and there are quite a few entry options which all involve following Le Fancy Geek on various social media platforms. But please don’t follow and then unfollow once the giveaway is over, that’s not very nice!

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The giveaway is open to all my readers no matter where you live (except for Italy because the postage is way too expensive, sorry) and ends on September 28 @ midnight, PST. The winner will be contacted the following day.

Thank you to LeSportsac for making this giveaway possible! Good luck, ponies! 

Cheers,
Nina


FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as LeSportsac sent me this purse to review and give to one of my readers. I was compensated with another purse to review and keep. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

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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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Luck Be a Lady [Liberty]

Hey my little ponies, I just got back from New York!

I’m really excited to share my adventures with you all, but I’m super pooped (I had an in-flight delay which was the worst) and I’m on the verge of having a sugar crash because I just ate two cookies from Milk Bar that I brought home and a couple Raspberry M&Ms I picked up at the M&M store in Times Square instead of eating REAL food for breakfast/brunch . Ugh.

Sooo expect lots of fun posts this week because I have LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS to share! But if you follow me on Instagram, I think you pretty much got to experience a good chunk of my trip ūüėÄ

Cheers,
Nina

 

 

geek style · giveaway · shoppin'

Old Navy Blogger Night in Dublin

I’m very pleased to announce that this Friday I’ll be at the Old Navy in Dublin, CA from 5-7 for Blogger Night! Myself and a couple of other fashion bloggers will be on hand to give styling tips and also help put together outfits for customers while a DJ spins some fun tunes! And for those who try on outfits we help style, they’ll get a complimentary coupon to get 10% off their purchase and their picture taken. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? WEEEE!!!

If you happen to be in the area I would love for you to come!

Here’s a little somethin’-somethin’ I put together based on what was on Old Navy’s online store:

outfit details – Minnie Mouse shirt // raspberry blazer // navy skirt // multi-color skinny belt // crossbody bag // lavender ballet flats

I hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Nina

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D.I.Y. Minnie Mouse Costume

Minnie Mouse is by far one of the easiest costumes a lady can put together for Halloween — especially at the last minute (like what I did last year)! All you really need is a good pair of mouse ears, cute accessories, and fancy duds. Or casual duds. Whatever interpretation of Minnie you want to do is fine with me!

Keep in mind that Minnie Mouse doesn’t neccesarily equate to red & white polka dotted dresses and skirts. The girl has other colored dresses and bows, y’know? Earlier this year I bought a pair of Minnie Mouse ears at the Disney Store that came with 4 different detachable bows — a floral print, white with little pink dots, pink with big white dots, and a glittery silver bow. In case you’re wondering I bought it for Disneyland purposes. It’s no longer available there, but they do sell all kinds of mouse ear things on the Disney Store website. Or if you’re super crafty there are tons of tutorials on how to make your own ears, like this one I found on YouTube.

I based my costume around the floral bow and came up with this:

outfit details:

  • Ears: Disney Store
  • Cardigan: Target
  • Peter Pan collar necklace: YesStyle
  • Dress: H&M
  • Shoes: American Rag
  • Ring & Bracelet: I have no idea. o,0

For the costume party I went to on Friday I wore black tights with a long sleeve black shirt underneath my dress just to get the full Minnie Mouse effect, but for this blog’s shoot I ditched the tights and undershirt because I was lazy (at least I’m honest). I got my dress at H&M last year because it makes me feel like a princess. Wee! I think every girl should have something in their closet that makes them feel regal. Anywho, I got the cardigan at Target eons ago, the Peter Pan collar necklace is from YesStyle, and the t-strap heels are by American Rag, which I got last year.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to Minnie Mouse! You can pretty much put any cute outfit together, throw on Minnie-esque accessories (I think Minnie is a pearl kind of girl), some mouse ears, and call it a day! Black nose is optional, but please, please please, do not draw whiskers on your face. I don’t understand why some girls who dress up as Minnie Mouse draw whiskers on their face when Minnie doesn’t even have them. You know she gets that ish waxed!

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween tomorrow!!!

Cheers,
Nina

PS: To all on the east coast, stay safe!

PPS:¬†This post will be submitted to¬†IFB’s Halloween Project. Keep your fingers crossed for me please!

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The Happiest Place on Earth

I got back from my super amazingly fantastical 4-day Disneyland adventure last night around 2:30 am! Or technically, earlier this morning. My back is killing me (Tim had to put Icy Hot patches on me, and I’ve been downing Aleve like there’s no tomorrow), my feet are sore, and there’s slight chaffage between my thighs, but I already miss Disneyland oh-so-terribly. ūüė¶ And despite the fact that we were there for 4 days, we still didn’t do everything we wanted to do. BUT, we also got annual passes, so we have a whole year to go back as many times as we can!!!

Some pretty interesting things happened during our stay — the cast of Modern Family were shooting on location for an upcoming episode. We spotted them on Main Street! And on Saturday, we used our Magic Morning passes to get into the park an hour early, and around 9:30 we headed over to California Adventure to get Fast Passes for World of Color, but we noticed that the park was damn near empty — a rarity for a Saturday at Disneyland. We were stopped by some cast members at the entrance/exit and they told us that there’s a “situation” going on outside of the park, so they weren’t letting anyone in OR out. Basically, we were trapped inside Disneyland which is probably the greatest place anyone could be trapped at. We got to enjoy 3 hours of short lines! But I do feel bad for the folks who had to wait inside the parking lot to get in. :/ Oh yeah, Disneyland closed at 2 am that night too. CRAZYNESS.

I got to see my sister and her boyfriend briefly since they were at the park for the One More Disney Day event a few days before we got there.
We asked a cast member to take our photo — he ended up making us do 3 poses.
I saw someone wearing the SAME EXACT Hello Kitty cardigan and leaf print dress as me. WHAT ARE THE ODDS???
Meeko wears a bow tie now. Bow ties are cool.
These are not the droids you are looking for.
Disneyland was a ghost town on Saturday morning. It was amazing!
Eric Stonestreet (Cameron!) from Modern Family.
This looks like an engagement photo. Hehe. ūüôā
The World of Color show is by far one of my favorite things about California Adventure.
At elecTRONica with Sam and Aaron.
Aladdin and Jasmine on It’s a Small World.
Tim and I with the ultimate couple: Mickey and Minnie.
Another one of my favorite things at California Adventure is the sketch class.
Prince Eric & Ariel.
Matchy-matchy with the Sleeping Beauty duds.
In case you haven’t thrown up over the cute couply pictures we took.
Captain EO is so delightfully 80s. ‚̧

I can’t wait to go back for my next visit!!!!!!

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Love is a Mix Tape

“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don‚Äôt wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.”

High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

I am obsessed with mix tapes and I take the art of making one very seriously. You can’t just slump a bunch of songs together and call it a mix– you’ve got to think of who it’s for, think of what songs they might like (specifically by artists they may not be familiar with), or if it has a theme. Everyone has their own rules to making mixes. One of mine is that if you have the same artist on there twice, the songs can’t be from the same album and they can’t be placed back to back. See? I told you I’m serious about this shit.

For Valentine’s Day I made Tim a mix with songs that remind me of him (:barf: I’m sorry, I can’t help it if we’re so cute we make you sick), and I found that making a mixtape that’s strictly all love songs is quite difficult because you’re also using someone elses’ words to convey your thoughts and feelings for someone. So… yeah. I spent hours in front of my computer shuffling songs around to see how they flowed after one another. It took forever for me to come up with the final track list.¬†¬†Some of the songs I chose also relate to our mutual love of Ryan Gosling as 3 songs on the mix have been in movies he’s been in (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Remember the Titans, “You and Me” – Blue Valentine, “Under Your Spell” – Drive).

Track list:

  1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  2. My Love – The Bird and the Bee
  3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
  4. Islands – The xx
  5. Lovers Rock – Sade
  6. You Are My Favourite – Sophie Madeleine
  7. Maps – Rogue Wave
  8. Home – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  9. Hand With Care – Jenny Lewis With the Watson Twins
  10. You and Me – Penny & the Quarters
  11. Trying My Best to Love You – Jenny Lewis
  12. La Valse D’Amelie – Yann Tiersen
  13. If I Came Back As A Song – Barnaby Bright
  14. One And Only – Adele
  15. Make It Wit Chu – Queens of the Stone Age
  16. Here In My Room – Incubus
  17. Secret Heart – Feist
  18. Under Your Spell – Desire
  19. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Michael Jackson
  20. Hysteric – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I don’t just stop at perfecting the mix — I’m all about presentation too! I like taking old jewel cases and use scrapbook paper to create the cover. For this particular one, I made little cartoony versions of myself and Tim by using the Hipster Dress-Up Game for girls and boys, then Photoshop’d them to stand by one another and added little details to make the girly one look a bit more like me (darker hair, freckles, olive glasses). For the back of the CD I found a little picture of Mickey playing the piano with Minnie looking at him adoringly that I snipped out of a Disney catalog years ago. It was too perfect as we both love Disney, and Tim plays the piano, and I like watching him play. And for the inside part of the cover sleeve, I found a quote about love by Dr. Seuss which pretty much sums us up.

I’m pretty effing proud of this mix. I always put a lot of thought and effort to every one I make, but this is the one I’m most proud of to date. ūüėÄ

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Things I Bought That I Love: Chocolate Mint Milk and Holiday Disney Thingies

I don’t think I can say this enough: TARGET IS THE SH!T. I love Target. If I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life, it would be Target because they have everything. Hmm… I’m sensing a bit of deja vu. Have I written these exact sentences in another post before? Most likely, I wouldn’t be surprised. <– ramble ramble.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I saw cartons of limited edition holiday milk flavors including egg nogg (eh), red velvet chocolate, and chocolate mint. Naturally, I bought the red velvet and the chocolate mint milk AND a Minnie Mouse sippy cup to drink it out of. Target has pretty swanky Disney Holiday/Christmas swag right now too — mostly housewares like plates, salt & pepper shakers, cups, bowls, and some Mickey and Minnie tees. It’s so AMAZEBALLS!!! Shanice was kind enough to buy a Minnie Mouse shirt for me. ūüôā

The red velvet chocolate milk is so-so — I mean, it’s tasty and all, but it really just tastes like regular chocolate milk, just slightly sweeter. The mint one, however, tastes like cold melted Andes candies. Have you ever had an Andes mint chocolate candy? Gaah… so good. *drool*

PS: Yes, I totally copied Mindy Kaling’s “Things I Bought That I Love” thing. Whatever. x__x

outfit details:

  • shirt/shorts/cardigan: Target
  • necklace: vintage
  • hair clip: Daiso