Back 2 School

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✿ You know when you write something in your planner for weeks & weeks in advance and it seems like it’s in forever and that day won’t arrive any time soon until it creeps up on you and you’re left thinking “WHERE did time go?”? Yeah, that’s me right now. School starts today and I’m feeling certain kinds of way about it. Part of me is excited about this new semester; all the new information I’ll be learning, the cute notebooks I’ll be filling with valuable knowledge (and doodles), and…and well that’s basically it. The other part of me is saying NO THANKS; making me want to stick out my tongue, stomp my feet, and exclaim “I’m not ready!! Give me another week!”. This semester I’m practically a hermit though, with mostly online classes and one on campus. Which is GREAT! I’m still trying to change my one campus class to an online one, so fingers & toes crossed that I can! (Drop/Add week don’t fail me now..)

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Adorable Kissy Total Solar Eclipse Sun & Moon from ThinkGeek

✿ Coincidentally, the Solar Eclipse happens to fall today as well! It’s the first since 1918 that we’ll be seeing the total solar eclipse travel across America! In Miami, this is what we’ll be seeing:
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If you’re interested to see what it’ll look like in your neck of the woods, check it out here!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any plans to watch it since I’ll be working. I know we’ve all probably have heard to not stare at the eclipse with naked eyes because it can cause real serious damage to them…and well, it’s true! According to NASA, “The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as ‘eclipse glasses.'” If you, for some dumb reason, decide to look at the sun with your naked eye during the eclipse, you can burn your retina. This means that you’ll damage the images your brain can view. If this does happen, you’ll cause temporary or permanent vision impairment, and could possibly become blind. So, if you’re reading this before the eclipse happens, don’t do it! Don’t stare at it with unprotected eyes! IF you did in fact stare at it with out any protection, then you won’t be able to read this in the first place…so, sorry dude.
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✿ So anywho, today I decided to wear my NASA shirt because it’s just soooo apropos, no? And paired it with my Star Wars “Rey Rebel Bag”. It kinda has that retro airlines feel to it, which I absolutely adore. Story behind the bag: I went to BoxLunch (the one in International Mall in Miami, FL) on a random Tuesday a couple of weeks ago, and they were having a Buy 1, Get 2 Free clearance sale. YES. THAT’S RIGHT. Buy one, get TWO FREE. So, ofcourse I hopped on that clearance train and snagged this and another bag that is similar, except that it says Pokémon Trainer (which I will be posting about later on!). It’s pretty spacious (my camera fits in it if I want the boxy look), and perfect for school notebooks and misc supplies.

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And it’s got a little chain with a BB-8 and the word Scavenger attached to it. Pretty adorbs, no?

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✿ Are you heading back to school today, too? If so, do you like to dress up (you know how important first impressions are), or do you go for a more relaxed look? And if you’re an FIU student, like me, and spot me on campus, feel free to say hi! ◕ᴗ◕✿

 

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✿Outfit Details✿
NASA shirt: Target-Girls Section
Star Wars Rey Rebal Bag: BoxLunch

 

P.S. My hair is kinda blue now.

 

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Video Game Pin Collection

D316E4FF-F338-452F-898B-EEA87B30BD4EI am obsessed with pins. Just like how I’m obsessed with Breath of the Wild, little plastic dinosaurs, and Pizza Hut’s creamy-garlic-parmesan-sauce pepperoni pizza. I discovered my love/need for pins a little over a year ago, and even though my wallet gently weeps about it, I couldn’t be more happier. There’s just something about putting a pin on your shirt/purse/bookbag/camera strap that brings an outfit together. It takes it from a 100 to a 1000. My pin collection is all over the place (kinda like my life); from video games to cute kawaii stuff, from X-files to Star Wars. I tried keeping it one themed (color-wise or theme-wise so that when I put them all together on a pin board it’d look super amazing), but the truth of the matter is, I like A LOT of stuff. Generally, if I like it and think it’s super cute or super cool, it’s gotta be mine.

So anywho, this post is dedicated to my video game pin collection. If we were looking at a pie chart right now, 40% would be filled with “video games”.

Alrighty! On with the show!

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This Meowth is holding a pokeball and it is stupid cute. I just love the little x’s covering it’s lil bootyhole. Back when Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector was popular, there were a whole bunch of adorable kitty pins that were styled like the kitties in the game. I think this was around the same time that Pokemon Go came out, and since I’m all about that Pokemon life, as soon as I saw this particular pin, I fell in love. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you where it’s from because the online store I got it from has been disabled 😦

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If you also like the N64 controller and want to add it to your collection, check out Famtastic Apparel.

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How adorable is this Pokemon Snap pin? I’m a photographer so OFCOURSE I had to get this pin from The Yetee (yes, they sell pins too!) I never played Pokemon Snap as a kid since I didn’t own an N64, but I played it way later with my boyfriend’s. It’s amazing and I really wish Nintendo would make a new version. (Pokemon Go doesn’t count, ok?) In Pokemon Sun/Moon they had a camera feature, but I want a full blown Pokemon Snap game where the only mission is “Gotta Photograph ‘Em All”.

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Probably my favorite pin ever: the Chain Chomp/BB8 mashup from BB-cre8. I am a huge sucker for chained pins because I can wear them with collared shirts & dresses and it looks hella good. When I saw this mashup, I couldn’t resist. First of all, BB8! Duh! And secondly, Chain Chomp is my favorite Super Mario baddie. Honestly, it’s just misunderstood. All it wants to do is play! When I bought this guy, I was playing A Link to the Past for the first time and Chain Chomp makes an appearance in that game. I think I had just gone through this scene, so my feelings toward this cuteness were fresh and one thing lead to another and boom, it was mine!

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Ok, so my boyfriend loves Mega Man. When I say he loves Mega Man, I mean he rrrreally loves Mega Man. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m 76% sure that he loves Mega Man more than he loves me. One of these days I’ll show you his Mega Man collection and you’re going to fall down the stairs in shock.
When I first started dating Erik, he challenged me to play all the Mega Man games. And I did (with the exception of Mega Man X). I played Mega Man 1-10, Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Powered Up (Which btw, I’m so mad at Capcom for never releasing this amazing game-the BEST Mega Man game in my humble opinion- on any other console other than the PSP. UGH CAPCOM WHY).
He was impressed. Damn right he was.
Anyway, back to pin talk…Erik and I found this ProtoMan pin, in a pin set also featuring Mega Man, Roll, Dr. Light, and Wily, at ThinkGeek. ThinkGeek had just opened at Dolphin Mall and it was our first purchase. We got matching sets because we’re nerds. Out of all the Mega Man characters, I think my favorite is ProtoMan. He’s just so mysterious, ya know? I also like Beat. There needs to be a Beat pin!

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Because my boyfriend’s love for Mega Man has rubbed off on me (or perhaps it’s because Mega Man simply reminds me of him) I added this pin from SquaredCo to my collection. I love drawing Mega Man’s helmet for some reason, soooo yeah. SquaredCo also has ProtoMan, Zero, and Xs’ helmets so if you’re into that you should check it out.

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It’s a surfing Pikachu. Nuff said.
From Blake Jones.

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I LOVE Kirby. Kirby was my first favorite Video Game character and so when I saw that OtherWorldShop had the Star Rod, my eyes turned into huge hearts. It’s the cutest thing, isn’t it?? I would really love to own more adorable Kirby pins. (Totally off topic, but I’d love Sailor Moon’s Crescent Moon wand and the Spiral Heart Moon rod in this pin form. Heck, I’d love to see all of the Sailor Scouts’ transformation pens too! I’D BUY THEM ALL!!)

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I really love the style of this I Choose You pin from SuperTeamDeluxe. If I had my way, I’d have the same hand holding either a rupee, a 1-up mushroom, or a bell bag from Animal Crossing. That’d look cute, no?  Yes.
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Snorlax and Chill is hilarious and that’s basically why I got this pin. If you think it’s hilarious too, you can get it at The Sunday Co.

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My most recent pin purchase is this Master Sword pin from JustPeachy. This is actually my first Legend of Zelda pin and I’m actually quite horrified that it took me that long to acquire one. For those that don’t know, I am currently obsessed with Breath of the Wild. Heck, I’m obsessed with everything Zelda. I’m actually on a journey right now, playing through all the Zelda games (some for the very first time!). Besides BotW (since that’s gonna take me 4ever and a day because I never want it to end), I’m also currently playing Link’s Awakening. This is my first time playing it and I gotta say, I really like it! I absolutely love the Ballad of the Wind Fish song. It’s been on repeat for days.

So, I realize that I want need more Kirby, Zelda, Animal Crossing (I DON’T HAVE ANY OF THOSE WHAT), and Metroid pins. (I have a Metroid pin that I haven’t taken any photos of yet, but I will soon!) Also, I’d love some Bioshock pins. Bioshock Infinite was the first first-person shooter game I beat and ugh it was so good and I just want some ok.
I also want a Boo pin.

I just really want to see more cute video game themed pins out there. If I could, I would totally design and make some of my own, but alas I was not graced with those creative drawing juices. If you know some pins that I would totally love, send their links my way! 🙂 ❤

 

 

*All stores have been tagged. All pictures taken by me 🙂

 

Geek Girl Brunch Miami: Stranger Things 80s Prom

IMG_1065Last weekend Geek Girl Brunch Miami had their Stranger Things 80s Prom and it was totally rad!! Everything was amazing: the on-point decorations made by The Ministry of Decor,  the super cool venue that is Artistic Vibes, and everyone’s totally bitchin’ 80s prom dresses and suits. We even crowned a prom queen!

I had such a gnarly time and as always, I’m super duper happy that I belong to a group like Geek Girl Brunch Miami ❤ . (If you’re not a part of Geek Girl Brunch yet, or don’t know what that is,  then go here real fast and sign up! There might be a chapter in your city! And if there isn’t, it’s ok! You can start one!) I’m going to be making a post sometime soon with a recap of previous GGB Miami brunches, so stay tuned for that!

Alrighty, time for some photos! Buckle up, there’s A LOT 😀

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Geek Girl Brunch Miami’s Awesome officers!

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Our Prom Queen!

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I went as Eleven because DUH.

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Photo taken by: Andrea from Vintage Unicorn

Note : if you ever want to cook waffles and take them to a Stranger Things party (or any party), don’t. Unless there’s a toaster at the party, don’t do it. Because instead of having yummy waffles, you’re going to have soggy ass waffles. And no one likes soggy ass waffles.

My Eleven outfit:
Eleven dress: Hot Topic
Socks: Amazon