If 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!
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…
There’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!
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!
Today I’m partnering with Lindz and Victoria (Scruffy Rebel), the stylish ladies at Set To Stunning for a special San Diego Comic-Con post! They’re doing a special series on being “SDCChic” and today’s outfits are styled by me. There’s day to night outfits as well as everyday cosplay so check them out here!
I’ve been in a very floral mood lately and picking up a lot of fun pieces along the way. I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with crop tops. For one thing, I’m not 16 anymore, so it’s not exactly a piece I can wear every day to work. However, I love the way it looks, especially with the right pieces such as a high waisted skirt or shorts, or even a maxi skirt. Every time I’m shopping, I have to resist buying them because I know they aren’t practical yet at the same time, the fashion addict in me wants more! First world problems, right? In today’s outfit, I’m doing my best to wear a crop top while still trying to keep it more on the conservative side. I mean, if you think about it, how much skin are you actually showing in this kind of outfit? Barely any! What do you think about crop tops? Loving the trend or resisting the temptation?
Fashion can be super exciting – when you find something that fits like a glove, or that exact fan shirt you’ve been searching forever for, or even better, when that item is at an awesome price! I may love fashion, but I’m definitely not a fashion snob. Brand or no brand, I’ve grown to love all sorts of clothing. There are plenty of times when cheaper items I’ve purchased held up just as well as some of my designer items, which just goes to show that quality is everything. 10 years ago, I would have never imagined buying anything fashionable at Target, but they have really stepped up their fashion game with partnerships with big names like Jason Wu and Phillip Lim. I recently found this $12 dress at Target and not only does it fit and feel great, but I especially love the faded flower print. It’s one of those easy “throw on” dresses and is surprisingly becoming one of my go-to pieces this summer. Have you guys ever found any “surprising” pieces like this? I’d love to hear your stories!