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

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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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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Get SDCC Chic!

(null)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!