October 2016 archive

This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

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And surprisingly, it’s not a fandom-themed look today. Halloween is my favorite holiday, yet I wanted to dress up without feeling like I’m in a costume. In fact, I’m in a costume quite a few times a year as a cosplayer, so dressing up for Halloween leaves me with the feeling of having a full closet and nothing to wear. But seeing Boohoo‘s incredible selection of affordable, fun Halloween fashion got me into a spooky mood. And my first mini swing dress. For someone who thrives on showing a defined waist (I carry most of my weight in my back and midsection. Apple shaped with broad shoulders, I suppose?) this was definitely out of my comfort zone. And quite scary. Appropriate for the holiday.

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Quidditch or Hogsmeade…why not both?

So, it’s been a minute since I’ve published something new.

I needed a hiatus, to refocus my blog, learn a bit more about professional social media, and most importantly, listen to my creative voice. Personal style and blogs are exploding over the internet, especially geek style, and that’s great! We’re able to learn from each other and get inspired by one another.

But it can be overwhelming at times. How can I be sure my content is unique? Will people notice my content if there’s so many other influencers out there? And perhaps over the course of 2016…how do you even keep up with all of these new collaboration collections!?

Between Hot TopicTorridThink GeekHer UniverseBox Lunch, We Love Fine, independent designers on Etsy, and so many emerging plus size retailers…it can be difficult to pick and choose what we want to add to our closets. In the past month alone we’ve seen releases for Once Upon a Time, Marvel (in collaboration with Her Universe), Outlander, and most recently at TorridNever Land, a collection inspired by Disney’s Peter Pan. And if you’re like me, you like to mix and match your geeky pieces with closet staples and other eye-catching pieces from other brands which may not necessarily be geek themed.

The secret? You don’t have to. You can shop your closet to mix and match for new inspiration. There’s no harm or foul in that. And when you’re choosing what to wear for hanging out with friends, for work, for a date, or a special occasion, you won’t be showing up in the same outfit as another geek fashionista.

And that’s what I challenged myself to do for the first post back on the blog.

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