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A Wish List For My Birthday

birthday wish list 2015

 R2-D2 suitcase // Keiko Bonlook glasses
The Little Prince pullover // Duffy Bear purse // Totoro dress
Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman //Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Hey my little ponies! My birthday is on everyone’s least favorite day of the week: Monday. But I have the day off, so it won’t be so dreadful (at least I hope it won’t)! A few of my friends and I are going to dress up and head to San Francisco to have tea at a cute little tea shop to celebrate. I’m super excited!

I threw this little wish list together for funsies, I’m not expecting to get any of these things from my friends or family. In fact, I’m probably going to buy myself that Totoro dress by Her Universe if it’s still in stock at Hot Topic when my Hot Cash becomes active. Hopefully they’ll still have my size in stock! I’ve been waiting for this dress to come out ever since I saw pictures of it at Her Universe’s fashion show at San Diego Comic-Con. 🙂

What’s on your wish list?

cheers

5 fandom friday · geek style · shoppin'

5 Fandom Friday: Stores I’d Love Throw All My Money At For Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is here, followed by Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! I’m braving it out this weekend solely for the free Downton Abbey cups that World Market will be giving away all weekend (yeah, I know that’s ludicrous, but I love Downton Abbey and the cups are so cute!), but I’m mostly interested in shopping online because I won’t have to deal with crazy shoppers. So here are some of the places I’d love to throw all my money at!

1. Stay Home Club

Oh, Stay Home Club. All the merch on their web store just speaks to my soul as a self-professed disgruntled anti-social homebody. From now until midnight you can take 25% off your entire order, including gift cards! I’m definitley snagging the Stay Home dogs t-shirt that I’ve been eyeing for what feels like forever! The pup on the top looks like my little fluffers too. 😀

Be sure to use the code YEAHFRIDAY at checkout!

2. Her Universe

Tons of prices on geektastic fashions have been slashed mercilessly — some styles are even up to 60% off — and an adorable holiday Boba Fett pin comes with every purchase of $25 or more (while supplies last)! I’ve been eyeing the Avengers Icon Dress since they released it earlier this year and it’s on sale for $25 right now (normally $45)!!! Annnd, the Goodbye Raggedy Man tank I’ve been coveting is on sale for a whopping $15!

3. Think Geek

Think Geek if offering selected items for up to 60% off PLUS an additional 20% off orders $40+, 25% off orders $100+, and 30% off orders $100+! Talk about great savings, riiight?! One of the things I’m totally drooling over is the R2-D2 car charger which is $29.99 (originally $39.99). I honestly haven’t gone through the rest of the site to see what other amazing geeky things they have because I’m trying not to be THAT much of a masochist.

Use code ELFINSALE up until the 29th at 11:59 pm PST

4. Out of Print

I have a number of things from Out of Print and I love them just as much as the books they’re based on! Right now everything in their web store is 30% off! EVERYTHING. And they released some Where the Wild Things Are swag not too long ago and oh-my-gawd, I need them so! – cries – 

5. Clashist

I love Clashist’s outrageous t-shirts soooo effing much, but my bank account hates their prices. I do own their Ryan Gosling shirt which is by far the sexiest thing in my closet, and worth every penny! Up until 11:59 pm on the 29th, you can use these codes to save some $$$:

  • SANTABALLS off orders $230+
  • FROSTYBALLS off orders $130+
  • JINGLEBALLS off orders $55+

The t-shirts I’m absolutely drooling over are the Ron Swanson Breakfast tee, Bill Murray Dot tee, and the Wes Anderson Volume 1 tee.

Are you braving it out in the real world for some great deals or are you sticking with online sales? Let me know in the comments!

Cheers,
Nina

geek style · out & about

Stripes & Poe-ka Dots

outfit details – dress: Passport Love // tote: Out of Print (buy here) // glasses: Derek Cardigan // boots: Steve Madden (buy here) // magnifying glass necklace: American Rag // Haunted Mansion necklace: League of Shadows (buy here) // bow: Me Oh Mine (buy here) //bracelet: Anna Grace Designs (buy here)

This Friday I’m heading to Portland! Thank goodness because I’ve been feeling very out of sorts lately, so I’m much too eager to escape California and explore a new city in another state. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Portland, and I’ve been told by several people that I’d love it, so to say I’m excited about finally going is an understatement.  And we’re [Jen, Caitlin, and myself] dedicating a day to just wandering around Powell’s, which I cannot stop thinking about. If you’re not familiar with Powell’s, it’s one of the biggest bookstores around — it contains millions of used and new books within five glorious floors! God, that place must smell divine (book smell is one of the best smells). I really need to write down a book list because I feel like if I go in there without a game plan I will be lost and utterly overwhelmed.

Speaking of bookstores, this outfit shoot was done at Tom’s Used Books in Lodi. We don’t have a whole lot of bookstores around, so it’s nice to know this little gem isn’t too far away, and kittens roam throughout the whole store! Many of the books that are in my personal library have been purchased from Tom’s, including a copy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s that looks very much like a first edition, but I still can’t tell if it is or not — it doesn’t even say what edition it is inside the book. Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to do this shoot at Tom’s because of my Edgar Allan Poe, or rather Poe-ka Dot, tote from Out of Print. My mom got it for me for Valentine’s Day last month. Isn’t it the bestest?! I paired it with this burgundy dress I found at Ross last October. I normally don’t like what I call “mullet dresses” — it’s like, do you want to be a maxi dress or a mini? Make up your mind! But I really liked this one when I saw it because it had a Lady Mary/macabre-ish vibe to it. I also incorporated some Haunted Mansion pieces to the ensemble with my hair bow and necklace that feature the painting of the parasol girl from the stretching room. Edgar Allan Poe, Haunted Mansion… they’re both gloomy so I figured they could all work with this outfit. And my bullet bracelet was handmade by my friend Megan… like, seriously all handmade by her, right down to the hook and d-rings. She’s crazy talented. Her and I did a little jewelry trade, so I gave her one of my Ron Swanson necklaces for that beaut of a bracelet. Please check out her jewelry over at Anna Grace Design! 🙂

Do any of you have anything special planned for spring break?

Cheers,
Nina