Thank you everyone who shared, commented, and took my poll! Everyone has been super supportive through all of this and I’m happy to announce that my cosplay print store is officially OPEN! I spent all weekend researching and figuring out how exactly to run one of these things and I’m super excited to get started! Again, all proceeds will be going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. While I do also believe in supporting early detection, I wanted the main purpose of my donation to be research. Considering 1 in 8 women will get it, don’t you think it’s about time we found a cure?
Prints will only be available to order for 2 weeks only so order soon! And if you want to help the cause, but maybe don’t want a print, feel free to donate directly to my fundraiser. Thank you everyone for the support!
*UPDATE! Thanks to your votes, the store is now open here! Order away!!*
If there’s anything “good” about having cancer or being sick, it’s realizing how many people care about you. Just when I was feeling very accepting of my situation and feeling like I was ready to share my situation with the internets, in came a flood of responses to my last post. Many of you shared your own personal struggles with your health as well as experiences caring for loved ones and I thank you for that. I was and still am overwhelmed with all the kindness and love that has come my way. Many of your responses brought tears to my eyes and I can’t help but feel so inspired and encouraged through all of the kind words from friends and family (that includes you!).
With that, I started thinking about this month being Breast Cancer Awareness month and how that might apply to me. Continue reading →
This is the post I’ve been dreading to write, the one I have no idea how to even start. I mean, how do you go about telling people news about your health? “Hello, I have breast cancer.” At first I was telling people in person, one by one, but quickly realized that trying to hold it together was impossible. I wrote a mass email to some close friends, but that was equally difficult. Every reply back I received made me break down in tears and needless to say, I was an emotional mess. I guess there’s just no easy way, so I guess the best way is just to start at the beginning.
With all that’s been going on with me this past month – multiple visits to the doctor’s, getting poked and prodded with tons of needles, and just feeling worn out inside and out, it’s times like this where I really feel like insides need to feel like my outsides. I promise I’ll go into more details about my condition soon, but today I’m going to be fighting an uphill battle, just waiting for things to be over. It’s going to be a long journey, but I’m armed and ready to take on the battle.
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!
If you’ve ever been to a comic convention, then you’ll know that corsets and geeky girls seem to go hand in hand. I’m not sure if it’s the love of cosplay, steampunk, or pirate obsessions, but if we’re talking about geek girl wardrobe staples, a corset is not a bad thing to own. I never thought I would be able to wear one as a “casual” accessory until I found this one from The Violet Vixen. I may have been summoning my inner pirate here, but I just though it looked great with this striped tee and flared skirt! Also, I couldn’t help but go for a more steampunk style since I loved the straps, buckles, zipper, and well, everything about it. They have so many styles that it’s so hard to choose from! Be sure to check out their shop as well as this interview I did with them!
We Love Fine has been on a spree of putting out some amazing stuff lately. They’ve not only just launched their mathematical Adventure Time Collection, but they’ve also got a bunch of new and really unique items in their Spider-verse collection! But one of my favorite collections has to be the Goldie Strikes Back Star Wars collection. Even though most of the collection is sold out by now, I was able to snag a few items including the Skywalker tank and this Tattooine shirt. I love the subtle artwork, the throwback to some good old ’80s art, and color schemes that are absolutely easy on the eyes. This Tatooine shirt could easily be one of those “postcard” shirts that I might have picked up on a trip somewhere. Heck, I wish it was!