When I first became obsessed with Star Wars, I had exactly one friend who was also a fan. Finding other Star Wars fans felt so rare that it was like hitting the jackpot whenever I met another person who shared my love – to the point that I even started a Star Wars club in high school! As I grew older and Star Wars became more and more mainstream, I’m happy to say that now I have lots of friends who like Star wars – probably more who do than don’t to be honest. And thanks to those friends, this past Friday I got to head up to Lucasfilm in SF to watch the first 3 episodes of Star Wars Rebels season 4! I never thought I would be so lucky and while I’m super excited about this season, I’m also really grateful for great friends and better yet, great Star Wars friends. Today I’m celebrating the season 4 premier with one of my new favorite Star Wars tees – this concept art of the Ahsoka and Vader duel, drawn by the awesome Dave Filoni! It’s a 3 donut day for sure!
Happy 7th Birthday, Her Universe! I can’t believe it’s already been 7 years! To think that when I first started this blog 5 years ago, I only had a handful of women’s geeky shirts and now I could put together a full on head to toe ensembles of different fandoms! I mean, check out one of my earlier blog posts here, centered around a very basic fitted Star Wars tee, which I was soo excited for at the time because it was such a rare find! Looking back on these old blog posts, it’s amazing to see how far geek fashion has come and I can’t help but think Her Universe had a huge part in all this. Continue reading
Well, I survived the FOMO of Star Wars Celebration. Last week was definitely a struggle not getting to be there, but thank goodness for friends who kept me up to date and lots of streaming! Who else found themselves in tears watching The Last Jedi trailer?? Honestly, I think at this point, every Star Wars trailer is going to make me cry. Haha. I was so grateful that they decided to show the trailer on the stream (unlike Rogue One) and although I can’t say it gave me as many chills as The Force Awakens, I think everyone is wondering what it means. I’m not going to speculate too much as I still love the element of surprise, but I seriously can’t wait! Continue reading
Star Wars Celebration is officially underway and as always, I’m experiencing major FOMO not being there. Watching the 40th anniversary panel online this morning brought on so many emotions – I had major nostalgia watching the old footage from the original 1977 release, tears during the tribute to Carrie, and so much joy seeing people from various parts of the Star Wars universe on stage. Although I am sad not to be there, I’m also kind of glad to not have to deal with the crazy lines there too. :) Today is a good day for Star Wars fans, but tomorrow could be even crazier with the panel for The Last Jedi (ooh, typing that just gave me chills). Will The Last Jedi follow in the footsteps of other Star Wars movies that have been second in the trilogy? Will someone get their hand cut off? Will Luke return? Will the dark side win? So many questions and only one outfit to show my excitement!
Hello! You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet on the blog front, but I’m back! Believe it or not, I’ve had this blog for almost 5 years and this past month is probably the first time in 5 years that I’ve really taken a break from writing! In fact, I’m sort of taking a break from a lot of things this year to focus on myself and my marriage. I just got back from Hawaii a couple of weeks ago after some much needed R&R and have a couple more fun trips planned this year. Because of that, I won’t be going to as many cons as I typically do (not that I go that much), but it’s starting to look like my next con might just be SDCC! So what does that all mean?
I hit a small bump in the road last week feeling down about myself, but I’m making my way back, slowly but surely. For me, sometimes it just takes a few pretty colors to make me feel better. I’ve been in a colorful mood all week and today is no exception. Covered in pastel sequins and beads, this bomber jacket makes me feel like one of those sassy New York ladies from the ’80s. And with the ’90s slip dresses coming back in style, these two things make a perfect combo – just like my Han Solo and Princess Leia shoes from Irregular Choice! What was that you said? You love my shoes? Well… I know.
There are plenty of quotes that any Star Wars fan can easily identify – “I love you” followed by “I know”, “Never tell me the odds” and “I have a bad feeling about this” just to name a few. However, when the initial Rogue One teaser trailer came out, there was definitely one quote that gave me the chills – when Jyn Erso confidently said, “I rebel”. We didn’t know much about her character at the time – was she really going to help the rebellion or would she turn to the dark side? Hopefully by now you’ve watched Rogue One and loved it as much as I did and maybe you noticed, but the quote “I rebel” (along with a few other scenes from the trailers) never made the final cut! Even if that’s the case, I still love that line and designer Jordan Dene has perfectly captured it on this “I Rebel” tank. Now you can feel as badass as Jyn whenever you wear it. Paired with my new Rogue One tote from Loungefly, I’m definitely ready to go rogue.