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 can be one of those holidays that’s both dreaded and loved. There’s the pressure of finding the perfect gift, planning a romantic evening, and sometimes just finding someone to make plans with! With enough to think about during this time of year, hopefully there’s one thing that you won’t have to worry too much about – and that’s the question of what to wear! Today’s I’ve partnered with Tee Fury to bringing you not one, but six fun outfits for those geeky ladies who don’t want to ditch their favorite tees just because it’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a date with a significant other or a date with your best friends, hopefully one of these outfits will help you get date ready in no time!
You probably know this by now, but I am a sucker for all Jim Lee art. It’s what got me into comics in the first place and to this day, I am still in awe of it (see what happened at SDCC this past summer). I was first exposed to his art in the early ’90s when a friend of mine showed me the X-Men series 2 card set. I had never seen anything like it and was hooked on comics from that point on. Comic art became my new inspiration for drawing and my weekly conversation with the comic shop owner was, “Is there any new Jim Lee stuff?”. Jim Lee has had an amazing career in comics and although everything he draws is gold, some of my favorite art of his is still the relaunch of the X-Men comics – how he made all the heroes look cool and all the women look like sexy badasses. This hoodie definitely celebrates those days and takes me back to some good times when all I cared about was those long summer days, video games, hanging out with friends, and what comics were coming my way. :)
I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but I’m always in the mood to make things during this time. Sure, I work on cosplay throughout a lot of the year, but once Halloween is over, I tend to take a long break from costume making and focus on other crafts, whether they are Haunted Mansion inspired wreaths or Gingerbread AT-ATs. Today’s project came about after realizing I had too many clothes and too many black pullovers. I suddenly had the idea to turn my plain black sweatshirt into something more geeky and festive for the holidays and thus the Stormtrooper Christmas sweater was born!
Ever since I found this Hoth inspired “ugly Christmas sweater”, I haven’t been able to stop wearing it. My favorite Star Wars vehicle just happens to be an AT-AT and after some confusion as to why there was an AT-ST on the sweater, I later found out that they do in fact make a brief appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. So in the end, all was right in the Star Wars world and I was once again content with my new Christmas sweater. I am finding as many excuses as I can to wear this as much as possible this season, which includes at least one holiday party where I’ll be wearing this outfit. There may be a lot going on from top to bottom, but I figure with the holidays, people will understand. :)
Perhaps I’ve been in the mood to wear preppy, uniform inspired clothing lately, but with Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to also share this amazing R2D2 tie that I picked up on my last trip to Disneyland. I knew I had to buy this (if not for my husband, then for myself) probably because I rarely see these type of accessories. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Star Wars fan (guy or girl), then this might just be it. As for how to wear it? For the girls, forget about wearing this with a collared shirt and just go casual over a tee! And for the guys, pair it with your favorite Star Wars cuff links. Happy gift giving!
All I wanted to wear in the early/mid ’90s was plaid. I remember wearing giant flannel shirts all the time, especially ones my dad had gotten from Eddie Bauer – those were my favorites! Flannel always seems to make it’s way around again when the weather gets cold and a plaid flannel is a great piece to wear over any old t-shirt, especially when you’re tired of wearing a cardigan! It definitely has a more rocker/lumberjack vibe so make sure you balance out the rest of the outfit. Be sure to scroll down for some great plaid flannel options!