It may seem like I’m always dressing up for work or going out, but when it comes to days where I’m just relaxing or hanging out with friends, I guarantee you that you’ll find me in an outfit like this. I love a good throwback tee and Peanuts definitely takes me back to the days of Sunday comics, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Vince Guaraldi tunes. Paired with a hooded puffer vest, I’m in my ultimate comfort zone. Vests are definitely one of my go-to items in the winter – they’re warm without the bulk and easily go with everything! What’s your go-to winter item?
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. :)
Although it’s not impossible to be comfortable and dressed up, it’s something that challenges me on a daily basis. For example, take your basic sweatshirt (or not so basic comic book one), which screams to be worn with some sweatpants or just thrown on with some jeans. I am regularly resisting that urge and trying to find ways to not only wear these kind of tops to work, but also to figure out more than one way to wear them. A collared shirt (such as a chambray shirt) is one of the most basic things you can wear under a geeky sweatshirt or top to dress it up. And for a slightly dressier touch, try some statement jewelry or dressier bottoms such as trousers, a skirt, or these tuxedo stripe pants. So what kind of challenges do you guys have wearing geeky stuff to work? Are there any geeky items that you find difficult to dress up?
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!
As you might remember, last month I participated in the Geek Fashion Show at Comikaze, which is still one of the most memorable things I have ever done at a convention. From that fashion show, I met so many cool people and of course was exposed to lots of geek fashion – some old and some new! One of the pieces that really stuck with me was 1138 Clothing’s Harry Potter inspired look. The feminine skirt with the ultra cute kitty cloak was just calling to me and I quickly went on a mission to acquire these pieces! Linda at 1138 Clothing whipped up a custom grey skirt for me and was so kind enough to let me borrow her cloak (which I now must own) and with that, I couldn’t help but post not one, but two outfits for today’s post!
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!