When you have enough hobbies like I do in addition to a full time job, it’s always a struggle to find a good chunk of time to play video games. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I’m one step behind when it comes to keeping up with the latest games! Maybe it’s me getting older or being busy, but it’s been almost a year since I beat Dark Souls and it’s only recently that I just got back into playing Dark Souls 2. Of course, I’m already behind on DS2 since that came out a little over a year ago! And now that I’m somewhat deep into the sequel, out comes Bloodborne, From Software’s latest masochistic game. I’ve already spontaneously purchased the PS4 Bloodborne bundle (eek!), but knowing me, it may be another 6 months before I actually play it! So in celebration of another great release from From Software, today I’m wearing my DIY Dark Souls tank! Praise the Sun!
It happens every year when the weather gets colder – I put away my geeky tees and tanks and it’s on to sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters. Since most of my geeky wear is definitely more summer related, it’s always a challenge to figure out new ways to incorporate those items into a cold weather wardrobe. Sometimes it’s just a matter of wearing something in a different way – take for example this Black Milk Death Star dress that I am wearing as a top. I always forget that dresses can sometimes make great separates and that they are a “fully operational” wardrobe piece. Do you guys have any secret tips for wearing things in creative ways?
It’s definitely been too long since my last blog, but if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve been hard at work on my Honey Lemon (from Big Hero 6) cosplay for Wondercon! You might think that after seeing Big Hero 6, it might make more sense to cosplay as “the asian girl” (Go Go Tamago), but honestly, I identified way more with Honey Lemon. She love science, she’s dorky, tall and lanky, and is a bit of a fashionista, which made all of that the perfect fit for me!
I’m on a roll with fun skirts and it’s been much too long since I’ve worn this Star Wars skirt, made out of the original vintage bed sheets! I made this skirt a few years back and it’s been gathering way too much dust! Although there are quite a few licensed Star Wars fabrics, this is still by far my favorite one since it looks more like a painting and a little less “cartoony”. However, being a very eye-catching print, I still wanted to keep this outfit balanced and not wear anything too busy on top. Paired with a cute crop sweater or even a basic white tee, it’s all about bringing balance to the force. :D
Despite the outfits that I post on this blog, I don’t always like to wear super eye-catching things on a regular basis. Take for example this fabulous “Kaboom” skirt from Top Shop. Since I’ve had it, I’ve probably only worn it 3-4 times (sadly decreasing the “value per wear”, but that’s another story). I also have to admit that I have not even mustered up the courage to wear this to work yet! Maybe one day, but for now, this will have to be one of those inspirational pieces that I’m saving for a braver day.
I’m generally not a superstitious person, but sometimes my culture can get the best of me. Yesterday was Chinese New Year and as traditions go, whatever you do on the first day of the new year is supposed to determine the rest of your year, which is usually why some people will take the day off or maybe just taking it easy that day. Although I don’t really believe in this superstition, it still crosses my mind throughout the day – what I do, what I wear, what I eat, how much I work, etc. And with the new year officially starting, I decided to try to look “professional” and less casual at work today. I know this isn’t going to last long, but at least it’s a good way to start!
Valentine’s Day may have just passed, but I sense with all the extra Valentine’s candy that’s been showing up at work, love might still be in the air? Even though I purchased this skirt back in December, it was practically screaming to be worn around Valentine’s Day with all the red and pink floral. Paired with another “love” of mine, it’s the perfect romance of Star Wars and fashion!