Gone Batty

Bat Print Top and Skirt DressUsually around this time of year, you can find me carving pumpkins, decorating my house, and getting ready to hand out candy. However, this year is going to be a little different  since I’ll actually be at Comikaze Expo the weekend of Halloween. I’m honestly a little sad to be missing out on all the festivities but regardless, I’m super thrilled to be going to Comikaze and debuting my latest cosplay! Since I’ll be missing out on the actual holiday, I’m definitely going to take advantage of all the days leading up to Halloween by wearing some Halloween inspired outfits! This head to toe bat print top/skirt combo is super festive and cute at the same time. Now if only I could get away with this outfit the rest of the year…

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Lines and Dots

Marvel Comics Top with Sheer Maxi Skirt

It finally feels like the weather is transitioning from summer to fall, which means I can finally start wearing boots again! This may be one of the few times during the year where you can wear boots with a skirt and not have to wear tights due to the cold! I love that this mini skirt is perfect for some tall boots, but has a sheer overlay to “shield” your legs. And something about polka dots reminds me of the old fashioned way they used to print comics, which is why I thought my Marvel comics dress would be the perfect top. Let’s hope it doesn’t get too cold too soon!

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The Force is Greener on the Other Side

Garden Vader Threadless tee and Zara Maxi Skirt

The thing with awesome shirts is that they get worn, get old, and you keep them for a lifetime. When I bought this “Darkside of the Garden” tee a long time ago from a little place online called Threadless, I knew it was one of those shirt designs that I liked enough to keep forever. How can you resist the domesticated Darth Vader architecting the latest Death Star bush? Fast forward over 10 years later and I’m still finding new ways to wear it!

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Next Stop, Star Tours

Star Tours Ladies Tee with Skirt

When Disneyland announced that they were renovating Star Tours a few years ago, I knew from that point on that Star Tours was going to be one of my new favorite rides at the park. Even though I can’t ride it over and over like I would like to due to my motion sickness, I’ve still been able to ride it enough to experience all of my favorite Star Wars destinations. I nabbed this shirt shortly after the ride opened and although I love the art and design of the shirt, it is definitely one of my more challenging geeky shirts to wear as it looks more like a “souvenir/vacation” shirt than something I could wear out. However, instead of only wearing this at Disneyland or on weekends, I took it upon myself to try to dress this one up a little. Adding this gold collar necklace is not only a great accessory, but can easily make any T-shirt a little more dressy. And with a skirt and some heels, this easily goes from casual weekend wear to a fun night out!

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Mathematical Fashion

Geometric Top and Textured Midi Skirt

I don’t know if it’s just the math nerd or the fashion geek in me, but I’ve always been drawn to geometric patterned clothing. There’s something very logical about these kind of pieces – from the way the shapes in this blouse fit together like a puzzle or the way the square textures on the skirt are so evenly placed. I even love that the details on these shoes are laser-cut to precision. With all these shapes, patterns, and textures, I figured why not mix them all together? Happy Friday and have a logical and fabulous weekend!

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To Bead or Not To Bead

Super 7 Star Wars Arcade Shirt and Nasty Gal Beaded Skirt

I must still have armor on the mind because today’s skirt definitely has an “armor” feel to it. I’m loving these gold and silver intricate beads on this skirt that make it way more metallic looking than it really is. Paired with one of my favorite shirts that combines Star Wars and a classic arcade game, it’s just a win-win situation. Even though this is a men’s shirt,  tucking it in and rolling up the sleeves a tad bit really makes a difference to the fit, don’t you think?

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Armored Apparel

Sheer Lace dress - wedding outfitI just realized it’s nearly the end of summer and I haven’t done my typical yearly wedding outfit post! Even if wedding season is almost over, this year I’ve been pretty inspired by armor (both seeing it in person in Paris and making armor for my Dragonslayer Ornstein cosplay) and with that, you’ll understand why I am loving this lace dress. The front lace designs remind me of something that might be on a shield or some medieval wear and the long sleeves make this dress something you could wear all year round. With so many weddings and so many dresses, it’s always nice to find something a little different. So, what is your go-to wedding outfit?

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