Lessons from The Dark Side

Her Universe Darth Vader Leather Jacket

When people ask me how I’m doing these days, I know that it’s not meant in a casual sense of “Hi, how are you?”. It’s more like “How are you?” with a look of sympathy, care, and concern. Usually I say I’m pretty good (b/c if I’m even out and about and talking to people, it’s usually because I’m feeling well that day), but I’m never really sure how honest I can be in those situations. Do they really want to hear about my nausea, hair loss, lack of taste buds, dry mouth, dry skin, acne rashes, and stomach problems? :) Sometimes just talking about these topics can be so depressing! If anything, I’m trying my best not to get depressed and just focus on the positive.  Continue reading

Have Yourself a Geeky Little Christmas

 I’m sure many of you still have The Force Awakens on your mind (as I do), but I just wanted to take a quick second to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! I’m so grateful to be in good health these past two weeks and even more grateful to be able to spend Christmas with my family. There is much feasting to look forward and I can’t wait to put on my Star Wars pajamas, sip hot cocoa, and watch various Christmas movies all day – my favorites being Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Oh, and sometimes Die Hard if I can find it on TV. :) Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday!

Interview with Refinery29

Emily Ong - The Stylish Geek - Refinery29 As a long time Star Wars nut, you can imagine how excited I was when a Refinery29 contacted me for an interview about my favorite topic – Star Wars. They initially  wanted to know about my collection of Star Wars stuff, which I was happy to share. Over the past 20 years or so, I have ended up with some pretty strange stuff – from an oozing Jabba the Hutt toy, vintage Star Wars records, and most currently, some amazing Star Wars loafers. Although much of my collection didn’t make the final cut, I wanted to post a few here since as any collector will tell you, they’re pretty proud of their collection. Check out the article here and click to see some of my favorite pieces from my collection!

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The Droid I’m Looking For

The Force Awakens BB-8 Jacket Outfit I can’t believe we are only days away from The Force Awakens, which means Star Wars all week! With the cold weather in full force, I’m so excited for the variety of Star Wars jackets that have been coming out, especially this BB-8 one! I wore this casually last weekend at The Force Awakens pin event in Hollywood and today I’m trying it out a little more dressed up. Get ready for lots of Star Wars this week!!

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Groovy Deals

Black Widow Ringer Tee and Flared Corduroy PantsI wanted to take a quick mental break from Star Wars today to actually wear and enjoy some of the fun stuff I got from Black Friday shopping! Among the many things I purchased, I made sure to take full advantage the “$10 for all tees” sale at Hot Topic and picked up this vintage style Black Widow tee, even more appealing because of the ringer neck. I love it’s old school similarities to shirts I wore when I was a kid. And no matter how many skinny jeans I own, I still love an awesome flare pant, especially these corduroy ones (also on sale!). Paired together, I thought they were a fabulous and groovy outfit that could take me from a casual day of shopping to dinner and drinks with friends.

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The Force Is Strong With The Merchandise

Floral Crop Top and Darth Vader Tights

With my 2nd round of chemo over and a few spare outfit photos in my back pocket, it’s time to focus on other important things like The Force Awakens!! I can’t believe we’re less than 2 weeks! It seemed like just yesterday winter 2016 was not even within reach and now I can’t believe we’re almost here! Like myself, I’m sure you have all noticed the crazy amount of Star Wars merchandise out there – from Star Wars at Forever 21, to pajamas, and even cuff links . I mean, who knew I would ever own a pair of Darth Vader tights, right? Nowadays they’re making Star Wars everything from head to toe! Part of me is a little worried about the over saturation, but at the same time, I can’t help but buy everything! What do you guys think about the huge influx of merchandise?

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Bombs Away!

When Hot Topic announced the Spring 2015 Marvel line designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners, I immediately knew had to have a few of their pieces in my wardrobe. However, I completely regret not buying one piece – their Stark Industries jacket! I was so bummed that they sold out and prices were nearly double on eBay due to the popularity! I guess Hot Topic realized this because they finally announced this summer that they would be restocking those pieces. This time I made sure to pick one up right away and have been trying to get the most use out of it before the weather gets too cold! I love the vintage bomber style of this jacket and decided to pair it with a ’40s inspired midi skirt. If only I had some classic pin-up curls to go with this!

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