The Stylish Geek Store – Now OPEN!

Etsy Store - Han Solo Shirt for saleI’m excited to announce that I have not one, but TWO s tores opening! I’ve always wanted to try commissioning cosplay projects and recently started getting a ton of interest in making Han Solo shirts. Well, I’ve decided to finally try it out and you can now order your own custom Han Solo shirt here! Hopefully there’s more products to come in the future, but I would love to hear what kind of things you would like to see there!

Also, if you’ve ever been curious about my closet, you can now purchase items seen on my blog in The Stylish Geek’s Closet! To be honest, I’m a little nervous about running TWO stores, but we’ll see how it goes!

Back to School Basics – Wearing Sneakers with Dresses

How to wear sneakers with dressesIf there’s one piece of advice I have for people who are still in school, it’s this – ENJOY YOUR SUMMERS! You really don’t realize how priceless summer break is until you don’t have it anymore. Because once you finish school and start working, you will very rarely ever have another 3 consecutive month period off ever again (unless you’re unemployed). Gone are the carefree days where you don’t have to worry about paying bills, having gaps in your resume, and accruing enough PTO for your next vacation! AMIRITE? With school starting again and summer break just about over, I wanted to do a little “back to school” special focusing on one of my favorite looks – how to pair dresses with sneakers. Check out my ideas below and let me know what you think!

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Beachy Keen

May the force be with you tank top and chambray shirt

It feels like summer started only yesterday – I was still making my Her Universe Fashion Show dress, planning for Comic-Con, and just enjoying the beginning of hot weather. Now that it’s already mid-August, I’m coming to the realization that summer is almost over and that I better enjoy all the sun while I can! One of my summer go-to items (besides obvious things like tanks and shorts) is actually the chambray shirt. It’s a great alternative for when the sun goes down and you need something to keep you warm, but not too warm. With my beach bag in hand and a breezy chambray, I’m just about ready to hit the beach! Now, if only I could find a beach where the water isn’t freezing…

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Geek Chic DIY: How to Turn a Giant Shirt into a Peplum Top

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Shirt - DIY Peplum Top tutorialThere’s definitely something rewarding about DIY, whether it be making a costume, doing something crafty with your iPhone case, or even modifying a piece of clothing. You end up with a one of a kind item that you made and hopefully it’s exactly what you wanted. I’m sure like many of you ladies out there, we have acquired lots of extra large geeky shirts from attending all those cons. However, one can only have so many sleeping and workout shirts, right ladies? I attended Star Wars Celebration a while back and even though I failed to get any merchandise at the event, I did end up getting this 3XL tee shortly after at a reasonable price. I especially loved the Craig Drake art on the tee, but didn’t want to be swimming in it. And so, I decided to turn my gigantic tee into a peplum top while making a video tutorial along the way! Check out my Geek Chic DIY after the jump and let me know what you think!

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Duh nah nah nah nah nah nah – BATMANGA!

Batmanga Shirt and Striped BodyCon Dress

I can’t claim that I’ve ever read Batmanga or even knew much about it before I got this shirt. But as a Batman fan (I mean, who isn’t?) and fan of vintage styles, especially geeky ones, this shirt was an easy purchase for me. I decided to try something different with this shirt by wearing it over a bodycon dress and tying it into a knot on the side. It’s definitely a cute alternative over tucking it into a skirt and also adds a bit of a casual feel to the outfit – so much so that I thought, why not try the outfit with heels and some sneakers! Also, I have to give a shoutout to my friend Crystal over at Geek Piñata for showing me the shirt! I actually saw the outfit she put together on her feed and knew I had to get one!

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Tokidoki x Peanuts

Tokidoki x peanuts SDCC shirt with Neoprene skirtSo of course you can’t go to Comic-Con without buying some cool stuff. I may have way too many geeky tees, but that doesn’t stop me from buying more! The Tokidoki and Peanuts brands have always been popular items at SDCC, so it just makes sense that a Tokidoki x Peanuts crossover was bound to happen! This isn’t the first time they’ve collaborated, however, this is the first time that I’ve actually been able to get something since they are always sold out! I’ve been really interested in clothes made of neoprene lately (basically scuba fabric if you think about it) and love the feel and structure that the fabric creates. This neoprene “mesh” adds a whole new dimension to the look and I thought it would be the perfect compliment to Tokidoki’s “alternative” style!

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SDCC 2015 – Her Universe Fashion Show – “She is Groot”

She is Groot - Her Universe Geek Fashion Show SDCC 2015

If you really think about it, I’ve spent the past 2 months preparing for a one minute walk down the runway. It’s crazy, but true. Now that the Her Universe Fashion Show is over, I can finally relax and post the progress photos that I’ve been dying to share these past couple of months! As you know, I absolutely loved Guardians of the Galaxy – as seen in my handmade baby Groot statue and my Rocket Raccoon cosplay. So when I saw the news about the Her Universe Fashion Show submissions, the first thing that came to mind was a Groot gown. Continue reading