Dress Like The Celestial Guardian You Are

I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work lately and while it is in the field that I love, it is also work. Work can be draining if you let it and I certainly do. I needed to find something to do that I could have fun doing. My mind eventually brought me back here, to Girl Getting Geeky. Instead of trying to post a bunch of different things, I thought I would just let myself be the materialistic shit that I am and focus on geek fashion and home decor.

The idea made me so happy that I’m running with it.

Hey, it’s better than running with scissors. Right?

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Anyway, I’m not going to let the Dark Kingdom steal all of my energy anymore. I need that to get through the day. To keep them at bay, I’m going to draw on my inner Celestial Guardian (and maybe watch a little Sailor Moon before bed).

I recently chose to downsize from the oversized bags that I used to covet. Now, I’m dying to add this Sailor Saturn purse to my new, smaller collection. Don’t worry, it comes in other colors, too, such as the tradition red and blue. Plus, it’s only $19.99!
sailorsaturnAt my last job, we had a in store selfie stick for all of our social media pics. I used to bash the hell out of Selfie sticks, but I’m starting to see just how much fun they are. They make it super easy to take a bunch of decently good pictures. I’ve been drooling over this¬†Sailor Moon Selfie Stick in particular. Isn’t it adorable? I can protect myself from the Negaverse for only $10.98!

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Finally, I’ve been vying for this item for quite some time. It’s on the pricier side, at least for me, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful. I could wear this Sailor Moon Pendant everyday, with anything. Like my new Lularoe unicorn leggings! It’s $50, but I would definitely rock it with some space buns.sailorpendant

Everyone could use a little reminder in their life to not let the negativity drag you down. If it takes rocking some space princess accessories, then who am I to complain? Treat yourself to whatever it is that brightens your mood. It can be anything from a little bit of sunlight (we all need it in these winter months), to a cup of coffee at your favorite cafe, or clicking the buy now button on Amazon. It’s okay to treat yo’ self.

Disclaimer: These are affiliate links. Click the text to head on over to Amazon. Anything you buy helps me buy it, too!

Classy Geek Chic Picks

Who doesn’t window shop on the internet? Isn’t that kind of what it’s for? We all make wishlists on our favorite sites and count the dollar bills in our bank accounts until we can click the checkout button.

My newest obsession is classy geek fashion. I’m talking classic silhouettes with a funky, geek twist. Most of the time I just wear jeans and tee’s to work, but there are days that I want to feel dressed up and still celebrate my favorite fandoms. Here are the items in my wishlist.

 

This chiffon top from We Love Fine looks breezy and would be cute with a black cami underneath. From a distance it looks classy, but upon closer inspection it has the D&D dragon logo and D20s with dagger and staffs. $35

 

 

When isn’t a dress classy? Each dress boasts a scene from the sci-fi world of Star Wars, the pastel dream of Cloud City and the ice blue Hoth. Sure, it’s a little more obvious, but I feel like the silhouette makes up for it. $90

This pretty little beauty is sitting in my Hot Topic wishlist, waiting for my next paycheck to drop. It has the pretty pattern that you would associate with blue and white china, but upon closer inspection you find the Doctor’s favorite thing in the world, the Tardis. $34.90

 

 

 

SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show

In my teens I loved fashion. I had an opportunity to learn how to make clothing through an extneded school program and I’m kind of kicking myself for not doing it. At the time, I didn’t seem to fit in with what was fashionable, though. So I backed away from it, telling myself that it just wasn’t for me after all.

Buuuuuuut,

It would seem that I was totally wrong. For the past couple of years, not only has Her Universe been pumping out some really sick geek designs, but they’ve hosted entire fashion shows at the San Diego Comic Con! Every dress (or what have you) that comes down that runway is heavily inspired by the things that geeks love.

This year, Ashley Eckstein stepped out in a dress made completely of legos. Not only that, but it was sporting the face of Ahsoka from the Star Wars cartoons, a character that Eckstein, herself, voices!

I think my favorite was the Diana Prince Jacket that unfurled into a blazing Wonder Woman dress that sparkled under all those lights. It was freaking magnificent.

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I love love love the classic Wonder Woman colors in this dress! it was designed and made by Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, seen here wearing her own gown.

Oh, but there’s more!

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There are LED lights in this one that create a glowing doe patronus in the skirt. How cool is this blend of technology and fashion? Also, if you look closely there are hints of Slytherin green not only in the boots, but in the underskirt as well.

The Always Patronus dress is designed and made by SZMOON.

There are a number of other dresses dedicated to all sorts of fandoms, such as Supernatural, The Never Ending Story, and Labyrinth. There are some that I just want to love because I love the Fandom, but can’t really find it in myself to love the design. Maybe you’ll like them better than me!

Fashion isn’t just for the stick thin models and politicians that can afford 1,200$ jackets. It’s for us, too, so that we look good at our new job or on our way to the bus. I know I feel pretty kick ass when I wear my Wonder Woman jewelry or like I could be spirited into another world when I wear my Ghibli get-up.

Check out the dresses here and vote for your favorite until August 11th!

I’d like to note that I in no way own the rights to these photos, they are property of Her Universe. I’m just using them to promote Her Universe and the Her Universe Fashion Show because I love both.

My Hair is my Canvas

This Sunday I decided that I NEEDED to get my hair cut. I woke up far too early for someone who isn’t working (because of a particular cat that has decided to serenade us at night) and spent the wee hours of the morning browsing hair styles.

I haven’t had my hair cut in over a year. I just kind of ignore it. It happens. Three years ago I cut it all off to sport a Ginnifer Goodwin pixie and everything since that has been an attempt to reclaim the awkward regrowth experience. There were a few mid length hair cuts in there, to relieve myself of the bleaching I’d done to said pixie, but that was about it.

My hair was almost past my breasts and had bleached tips sporting quadruple split ends on each hair. It was fantastic. Not. The bleached tips needed to go and I needed a reason to not to put my hair up at work in a month. That meant short.

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As always, I went with an inverted bob. It’s my fall back and it looks great. Gone are the straight bangs, though. I feel as though I look my age with the side swept bangs, but hubs says I look even younger. I guess I should be okay with that.

Wanting some kind of edgy-ness to my hair, I decided to do the undershave. A friend shares the same kind of hair as me and loved hers. The hair dresser just took a little off the bottom, so that if I put my hair into a tiny pony tail you could see the shaved portion. I wanted a sick lotus design cut in, but she couldn’t do that. Boo.

My hair has been through a lot of transformations, including one burning bleach experience and how I tried to cover up the shame with blue but found myself rocking some sick green. Who knew green looked great on me? This time I’m going to add in some peek-a-boo ombre streaks with pink and yellow. I’ve DIYed my hair enough that I should be able to rock this.

I’m tempted to ask my mother-in-law if she’d like to cut some lines into my undercut to make it super cool. She wanted me to rainbow my bleached tips before I chopped it off!

Charm Beads I Wish Were Made

Several years ago I received a Chamilia charm bracelet. The collecting of the beads has been a slow process as the beads made for the bracelet are kind of expensive for me. They’re treats after long months of work.

I discovered Think Geek’s collection of super cool, super geeky beads and I’m still drooling over them. I’ve put a bunch in my cart over the past few months and keep taking them out. Ohm Beads also make some really cool beads like Fairy Tale books and brains.

I love the idea of being able to take my geeky love every where with me in a discreet and stylish fashion. But, there are some beads I’d kill to be able to find somewhere.

Sailor Moon

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This would be an obvious choice for charm beads. The whole series is about femininity, setting up for a super pretty, super cool bead. It could be a dangle moon wand or an enamel crystal brooch. Even a dangle version of the locket from season one!

I’d love to add it to my jewelry collection.

Pokemon

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I found a few hand made pokemon beads on etsy that were kind of cute, but I want moooore. A pokeball bead is an obvious duh. Just one that slides onto the bracelet as dangles tend to break. Could you imagine a Ninetales with movable, dangling tails though?

Ugh, the dream.

Adventure Time

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One of my latest obsessions has been Adventure Time. I’ve purchased all of the kids’ video games for several devices and caught up on all of the recent cartoons, including a really touching Marceline series. Wearing Finn, Fionna, Jake, or Cake on my bracelet would be really mathematical.

Studio Ghibli

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This is a definite drool worthy choice for me. I’m a die hard Ghibli Girl. So much so that I might name a future child Sophie.¬† I’m totally in love with the beautiful and often heart wrenching worlds that Miyazaki has created. I want a robot guardian bead from Castle in the Sky or a Calcifer bead from Howl’s Moving Castle. A Totoro with a dangling soot sprite?

Too bad I don’t know where to even begin to make my own or how to even get the rights to do so. When I start working again this summer I’ll probably pick up more of Think Geek’s beads. Girl needs to treat herself, right?

Rainy Days are Meant for Library Books

I woke up to the sound of rain pattering on my bedroom window today. Outside, all the pretty, white snow has melted and left us with mud everywhere. The time for tubing and sledding it seems has passed and the dreary weather offers no solace whatsoever to the down in the dumps feeling that has gripped me.

Instead of spending the day needlessly arguing with my husband, I headed into town, signed up for a new library card, and grabbed coffees at the cafe that I haven’t been to in forever. Everyone has been raving about Rainbow Rowell’s books all across the internet. I felt as though I was missing something, but when I found the books on Target shelves, my wallet firmly said no.

That meant a library trip and it just so happened that the library 5 miles down the road had exactly what I wanted, Fangirl and Carry On! I love libraries. I spent much of my early teens in a library. On days that my grandmother would watch us, she’d let me walk the block and a half to the library and I’d spend my days perusing books to read in the summer sun.

I haven’t cracked open the books yet and, disappointingly, there is no sun to read them in. Instead, I’ll cuddle up with my blankets and coffee while I read and dream of the day I get my dream library job.

Here are some shirts I’d love to rock on the job, or any day:

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These are all so freaking wonderful! I like to imagine myself walking into work wearing a sleek pencil skirt or a spiffy cardigan with these. I really wouldn’t be who I am now without books in my life.

Binge Baking Because I Can

This weekend I made another attempt at making geeky iced cookies and you know what?

This time they turned out 99.99% better!

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Hubs purchased something for himself on Amazon so he let me pick out these sweet socks!

I won’t post a recipe for these because, really, I just used the Lemon Sugar Cookie recipe in Ro Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies cookbook. I tweaked it a little bit because I didn’t have lemon available. Instead, I added a mixture of vanilla and almond extracts to both the dough and the icing. It turned out so freaking delicious that I’ve been eating them for breakfast every morning.

That’s okay when your husband makes you do cardio, right?

Annnnyway, I’ve found a sugar cookie recipe that I like and nearly have the icing down pat. The icing was much thicker than the first test, but still had a habit of running. That’s why the moons turned out a bit derpy. Still, I was so impressed with the cookie flavor that I didn’t care. Because it can be cute as shit, but you still have to eat that cookie. It better taste like a freaking food orgasm at the same time.

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Using wax paper I made a cookie stencil and cut the shapes out with a paring knife. Suck it expensive cookie cutters.
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Totally ignore the mess in the background. Please?

I originally wanted to make my favorite cats, Artemis and Luna from Sailor Moon, into cute macarons. (Cute French cookies not to be confused with macaroons. No, seriously. Don’t.) I didn’t have almond meal on hand so I began another batch of sugar cookies. This time around I have a bag of what looks to be really fine almond meal (purchased in the baking section of Wal-mart).

My mother-in-law has celiac disease and cannot have gluten or dairy. She bemoans the lack of good gluten/dairy free cookies in the world and I immediately thought of these. I haven’t yet decided what geeky fandom I’d like to approach with this recipe. Comment down below with your ideas and I’ll be sure to share an actual recipe next time.

Also, I applied for the Library job and received a kind of mini interview upon resume delivery. I was the first to apply. I’m filled with so much trepidation and excitement.