Face Forward

Anime Face Tee and Maxi Dress

I kind of wish I had gotten this tee at the time I first got my haircut because it’s pretty much the face I’ve been seeing every time someone sees my hair for the first time. I’m definitely getting really used to the cut and nowadays when someone says “OMFG YOU CUT YOUR HAIR!”, I just shrug and say, “Yup!” and then walk away. Heh. Although I’m not the biggest watcher of anime (my favorites are some oldies like Cowboy Bebop and Escaflowne), I thought this shirt from Pimp Chimp Apparel was so adorable, I couldn’t resist. Off the shoulder tops are all the rage right now and I decided this one would be perfect for a little DIY reconstruction. It only took 2 snips to modify this shirt and it was ready to wear on top of this maxi dress! So yeah, next time someone asks me about my hair, I’m just going to point to this shirt. >.<

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Hair Story

41D07BC9-6CDA-4689-9516-5858C92577B0.jpgSo you may have noticed my new “do”. :) It’s been quite a roller coaster of emotions these past few weeks and I can’t say my hair journey has been easy – in fact, sometimes I wish I had just taken the straightforward path instead of making it so complicated! So, where do I start? Most people know that chemo causes hair loss. I have to admit that when I knew I would be going through chemo, I thought the hair loss was not a big deal. I thought, “Eh, I’ll wear a wig, and just cosplay as Asajj Ventress!” But as my first day of chemo approached and I sat there reading those breast cancer forums, I got the idea that  maybe, there was a way around the hair loss. Continue reading

Summer of X

X-Men bodysuit and Denim Pencil Skirt

It’s officially summer! I wanted to ring in the start of summer with a fun outfit, wearing one of my favorite comic book tops (although technically a bodysuit). This is also fitting since I’ve been working on my Psylocke cosplay for San Diego Comic-Con, but more to come on that later. I’m definitely excited to be an X-Men and especially a Marvel fan right now with all the upcoming movies going on and especially with James Gunn announcing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will have a presence at SDCC this year! I haven’t decided if I will be camping out two nights in a row, assuming Game of Thrones is on a Friday again, so I may have to enjoy the panel vicariously through my friends. Only 3 more weeks to go!!

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Floral and Free

Free People Lena Dress with Boots

Summer is just around the corner, which means lots of florals! I’ve been really addicted to black floral dresses lately, starting with this one from Free People. I know Free People clothes are generally seen as being incredibly bohemian, with styles you might think you can only wear to Coachella, but if you look closely, there are actually quite a lot of beautiful “normal” pieces as well! I’m a big fan of their dresses, especially their lace ones, and for some mysterious reasons, all of their dresses look great with boots, which is a huge plus for me. Do you guys have any favorite dress brands? I would love to know!

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Postcards from Jakku

Her Universe Rey Shirt and Laser Cut Skirt

There’s something very geometric and almost mathematical about laser cut clothing. Maybe it’s the precision, symmetry, or just the aesthetic of it, who knows. I just know that my logical mind loves to wear it! I recently picked up this laser cut skirt and immediately knew it would go perfectly with my new Rey shirt from Her Universe. If you haven’t seen their latest line of tees, be sure to check them out! I love that they all have a more feminine design aesthetic and this one even reminds me of a postcard that I might receive from someone on Jakku that might say “Hi from Jakku! BB-8 says hello!” ^.^ Continue reading

The Bomb: DIY Star Wars Bomber Jacket

Rogue One Shirt and Star Wars Bomber JacketIf you’re a clothing addict and avid shopper like myself, then you’ve probably noticed some new trends popping up for spring/summer. For me, I’ve been seeing a ton of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, midi culottes and skirts, the continuing trend of crop tops, and last but not least, the bomber jacket. I know that trends come and go, but sometimes there’s certain ones that really catch my eye.

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The Princess is in Another Castle

Super Mario Scarf and Chambray Dress

Despite growing up playing on the NES and the Super Mario Bros series being one of my favorite game series, I never really felt connected with Mario or Princess Peach as characters. In fact, my favorite character was probably Yoshi once he showed up in Super Mario Wold. He was just so damn cute and I loved all the varieties of Yoshis in that game (especially in the Secret Area). Either way, my neutral feelings towards Mario and Peach didn’t stop me from falling in love with this month’s Level Up Your Style crate, which had this awesome scarf inside (plus some sweet Mario socks). Even though I typically don’t love “flashy” stuff, the print on this scarf is fairly subtle and in my opinion looks especially cute with chambray, which makes it a perfect accessory for summer!

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