The rise of geeky girl clothing has been amazing over the past ten years. What was once impossible to find your favorite TV show, movie, or video game on a girl sized shirt is now so easily available. Ashlie Eckstein saw potential in geeky girl clothing early on and spawned Her Universe, a sci-fi focused clothing brand for women. I remember my first Her Universe purchase clearly at SDCC many years ago. A cool looking Star Wars hoodie in my size?? I couldn’t believe my eyes! And to this day, that hoodie still remains one of my favorite Star Wars hoodies that I own. Since then, Her Universe has gone from just a store on the con floor to a very well known brand and today’s outfit post features one of their incredible dresses!
With today being the last day of September (and maybe me still trying to hold on to the warm California weather), today’s outfit features yet another favorite piece from Junk Food Clothing. Although you can find Junk Food shirts here and there online, I have a tip to share with you. One of the best places to find some really unique Star Wars pieces from Junk Food is actually in Disneyland! Both the Star Trader store in Disneyland and the D Street store in Downtown Disney carry a variety of unique Star Wars tees, hoodies, and tanks that most of the time are not sold anywhere else. This unfortunately means that the one I’m wearing is not sold online, but maybe now you’ll have an excuse to hit up Disneyland!
I’m not sure about you, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this dress was Wednesday Addams. I may have been way too young to remember, but I still have distant yet fond memories of seeing The Addams Family re-runs on TV. I had even more appreciation for the show after the movie remake, especially since Christina Ricci fit the role of Wednesday Addams perfectly! Hence why I was so drawn to this particular dress. However, upon further Google search, it appears that this dress is actually now associated and was made famous when Kate Middleton wore it (with baby bump too)! I honestly had no idea, but I guess that explains why the dress flew off the shelves quickly. Well, even if you’re a Wednesday Addams or a Kate Middleton type – I guess it just proves that this dress could look great on anyone!
Following my Adventure Time leggings post, I thought it was fitting that my next post be about these amazing Batman leggings. I’ve seen a few comic book leggings here and there, but none that have been a must-have. However, that all changed when I saw these. Given that I have been following Jim Lee’s work for almost 20 years now and that Jim Lee’s art got me into comics in the first place, I know Jim Lee art when I see it. So you can imagine how excited I was when I recognized this signature Batman art on this pair of leggings. I never imagined that I could wear Jim Lee’s work in such a fun piece of fashion and now I can take it with me wherever I go!
With the rise in popularity of BlackMilk’s amazing leggings, it only makes sense that other brands would start to follow suit. For any Adventure Time and My Little Pony fans out there, WeLoveFine.com has started adding leggings to their collection and they are amazing! I spotted a pair at SDCC this year and instantly fell in love with these Ice Kingdom themed ones (plus how can you resist the cuteness of Gunter?). When it comes to what to wear with a pair of eye catching leggings, I recommend wearing something flowy and loose, but maybe with an interesting detail. Something like a high-low tee with or without simple graphics or maybe a sheer button down are my go-to pieces. As for shoes, you can’t go wrong with ankle boots or booties!
Although most of my memories at SDCC bring back visions of me in a head to toe padded black Darth Vader suit, I actually did get around to wearing some of my fun geeky stuff on the con floor! These are the times I get to wear my favorite geek chic items (and maybe ones that I feel like I can’t wear to work) and I love it. If you’re wondering what I was wearing when not being Lady Vader, read on!
When it comes to accessories, sometimes you have to think outside the box. And with mens wear on the rise, it only makes sense that sometimes the best accessories are the ones in the men’s department. Take for example these Wolverine dog tags. You might think that they would only look good with a T-shirt and army jacket, but with the right outfit, you can keep Logan close to your heart. I’ve also incorporated one of my favorite pieces from Marvel’s jewelry line – this crystal Thor Hammer Cuff. To me, subtle geeky jewelry is like being in a secret club. To a regular person, it just looks like a cute sparkly bracelet, but to the right person, it’s like discovering a hidden secret that only a few will notice.
And don’t forget to enter my Marvel Jewelry giveaway happening all week long!