Rah Rah Rah!

Captain America Varsity Jacket

I’m sure it comes to no surprise to find out that I was definitely not a cheerleader type in high school nor would I have ever even come close to wearing someone’s varsity jacket. Maybe that wasn’t even a “thing” in my high school, but I’ve definitely seen enough teen movies to stereotype the scenario in my head. I may have been as far as possible from the cheerleading world, but perhaps my inner cheerleader was just waiting for her own team to root for? I love that this Captain America varsity jacket finally merges the jocks with the geeks, at least in my version. Having made it through my first round of chemo and finally recovered (yay!), I’m feeling peppy, great, and ready to rally on to the next round!

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BB-8 Purse Giveaway!

BB8 Loungefly Purse GiveawayIt’s about time I had some good news and today I’m thrilled to announce another exciting giveaway with the folks at FUN.com! I scoured their crazy diverse collection of Star Wars goodies and hand picked this BB-8 purse as my next giveaway item! How cute would this be with your outfit opening day for The Force Awakens? Continue reading

Round 1 – Fight!

Chun Li every day cosplayDon’t let the Street Fighter shout out fool you, because today is a very big day. I thought I was done with the hard part, but I think my fight is just beginning. Waiting for the results of my surgery (on top of just healing itself) has been a long journey, but not knowing whether or not I would need chemo was the next big thing I was waiting for. I wish I had better news to share, but I will in fact be going through 4 rounds of chemo in the next few months. Even though I tried to prepare myself for the worst, it was still hard to hear. The decision even came down to percentages. 12% to be exact. I was basically told the difference between going through chemo or not going through chemo was 12%. But what’s really 12%? Continue reading

The Darker Side

Sovrin Tank Top with Zipper Mini SkirtI never thought of myself as an optimistic person. In fact I’m the total opposite being both skeptical and pessimistic. But as expected, the big “C” changes you. I’ve found myself becoming strangely optimistic – like finding meaning in small conversations with random strangers or feeling extremely grateful when I’m having a great day. But of course I have major highs and major lows, sometimes feeling free as a bird or wanting to wear nothing but black. Before my surgery, I actually came upon a small boutique that sold all black clothes and in there, I discovered this amazing brand, Sovrin. The designer had shirts that made me feel like my insides were reflected on the outside (and btw, check out her amazing sword leggings!!). I ordered a few pieces on Etsy and when they arrived, I was ironically incredibly happy to wear them. Oh! And on a side note, they go perfectly with my Force Awakens dark side lipstick!

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Cosplay for a Cure – Store Now Open!

storeenvy_bannerThank you everyone who shared, commented, and took my poll! Everyone has been super supportive through all of this and I’m happy to announce that my cosplay print store is officially OPEN! I spent all weekend researching and figuring out how exactly to run one of these things and I’m super excited to get started! Again, all proceeds will be going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. While I do also believe in supporting early detection, I wanted the main purpose of my donation to be research. Considering 1 in 8 women will get it, don’t you think it’s about time we found a cure?

Prints will only be available to order for 2 weeks only so order soon! And if you want to help the cause, but maybe don’t want a print, feel free to donate directly to my fundraiser. Thank you everyone for the support!

Armed and Ready

Tee Fury Apocalypse LeggingsWith all that’s been going on with me this past month – multiple visits to the doctor’s, getting poked and prodded with tons of needles, and just feeling worn out inside and out, it’s times like this where I really feel like insides need to feel like my outsides. I promise I’ll go into more details about my condition soon, but today I’m going to be fighting an uphill battle, just waiting for things to be over. It’s going to be a long journey, but I’m armed and ready to take on the battle.

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There’s Hope In Paradise

On the Byas x Star Wars Tropical TShirt and Joggers Outfit

I think we can all say that geek girl fashion is on the rise. However, let’s not forget about the guys! It’s a nice change of pace to see that geek fashion even on the men’s side has been evolving as well! Seeing these classy Star Wars men’s accessories made me realize that even men’s fashion is expanding past your typical “insert humorous geek comment” statement tees. Another perfect example is this men’s Star Wars tropical print tee by On the Byas – it’s subtle, fun, and what I call “Star Wars hipster”.  It’s exactly what I’m hoping women’s fashion will start doing – I mean, wouldn’t you just love this print on a blouse? Anyhow, one can only hope!

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