Into the Trenches

Trench Coat Vest with Shorts and Suspender Tights

As I enjoy this time before my 4th and last chemo treatment next week, I’m faced with not only excitement, but also many worries and fears about my future. It may seem like things are finally “over”, but there’s still a laundry list of things I’ll need to deal with such as hormone treatments, residual side effects such as fatigue, and overall just trying to feel like myself again. I met with the doctor this week and went in thinking this would be an easy visit and that he would congratulate me on almost being done. Instead, I was asked a series of questions about the next steps in my treatment and left the office feeling more stressed than I needed to be. Continue reading

New Year, New Do

Star Wars Bodysuit Outfit

Happy New Year!! Ok, I’m about 6 days late, but better late than never. So besides this amazing Star Wars bodysuit that I’m wearing, you might also notice I’m wearing a wig in today’s outfit! No matter how many times I’ve worn costumes or cosplay wigs out in public, for some reason, wearing wigs during this season of my life makes me incredibly self conscious! Go figure. I know, it’s probably just me since I’ve been reassured many times that I look fine in a wig, Continue reading

Bombs Away!

When Hot Topic announced the Spring 2015 Marvel line designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners, I immediately knew had to have a few of their pieces in my wardrobe. However, I completely regret not buying one piece – their Stark Industries jacket! I was so bummed that they sold out and prices were nearly double on eBay due to the popularity! I guess Hot Topic realized this because they finally announced this summer that they would be restocking those pieces. This time I made sure to pick one up right away and have been trying to get the most use out of it before the weather gets too cold! I love the vintage bomber style of this jacket and decided to pair it with a ’40s inspired midi skirt. If only I had some classic pin-up curls to go with this!

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Round 1 – Fight!

Chun Li every day cosplayDon’t let the Street Fighter shout out fool you, because today is a very big day. I thought I was done with the hard part, but I think my fight is just beginning. Waiting for the results of my surgery (on top of just healing itself) has been a long journey, but not knowing whether or not I would need chemo was the next big thing I was waiting for. I wish I had better news to share, but I will in fact be going through 4 rounds of chemo in the next few months. Even though I tried to prepare myself for the worst, it was still hard to hear. The decision even came down to percentages. 12% to be exact. I was basically told the difference between going through chemo or not going through chemo was 12%. But what’s really 12%? Continue reading

Beachy Keen

May the force be with you tank top and chambray shirt

It feels like summer started only yesterday – I was still making my Her Universe Fashion Show dress, planning for Comic-Con, and just enjoying the beginning of hot weather. Now that it’s already mid-August, I’m coming to the realization that summer is almost over and that I better enjoy all the sun while I can! One of my summer go-to items (besides obvious things like tanks and shorts) is actually the chambray shirt. It’s a great alternative for when the sun goes down and you need something to keep you warm, but not too warm. With my beach bag in hand and a breezy chambray, I’m just about ready to hit the beach! Now, if only I could find a beach where the water isn’t freezing…

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Duh nah nah nah nah nah nah – BATMANGA!

Batmanga Shirt and Striped BodyCon Dress

I can’t claim that I’ve ever read Batmanga or even knew much about it before I got this shirt. But as a Batman fan (I mean, who isn’t?) and fan of vintage styles, especially geeky ones, this shirt was an easy purchase for me. I decided to try something different with this shirt by wearing it over a bodycon dress and tying it into a knot on the side. It’s definitely a cute alternative over tucking it into a skirt and also adds a bit of a casual feel to the outfit – so much so that I thought, why not try the outfit with heels and some sneakers! Also, I have to give a shoutout to my friend Crystal over at Geek Piñata for showing me the shirt! I actually saw the outfit she put together on her feed and knew I had to get one!

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Red 5… Standing By

Her Universe X-Wing Embroidered Cardigan Sweater with 1138 Circle SkirtI wore my Warriors T-shirt to work yesterday (Go Warriors!) and someone said to me, “Wow! No Star Wars or comic shirt today?”. I was a bit surprised and thought, “Wow, do I really wear that much geeky stuff?” Don’t get me wrong – I definitely have a lot of geeky shirts, but I do wear non-geeky stuff too! Sometimes a girl needs a good blouse or dress, you know? Which also got me into thinking how unavailable “nice” geeky clothing is for women who do want more than just a T-shirt. Even with the growth of geeky clothing, it’s still pretty rare to find professional looking geeky pieces.  Continue reading