I Am Groot 

A while back I went to the movies and I saw the coolest popcorn bucket ever. There on display was Groot staring at me, calling my name, “I am Groot”…which translated to “Nabila, buy me”. I normally never buy food at movie theaters; we all know how obscenely expensive it is. With the price of what you pay, you can easily buy 2 more movie tickets. BUT…how can I say no to Groot, amirite? So I bought a $11 bucket of popcorn just for Groot.
I immediately knew I wanted to turn popcorn bucket Groot into a potted planter Groot. It’s just so perfect, ya know? How could I not? So, I went to my Abuelita’s garden and looked for a plant that would be perfect for Groot. I wanted it to appear as if Groot had hair coming out of it’s head. Unfortunately, Abuelita didn’t have a plant like the one I envisioned in her garden, so I ran to Home Depot and the plant that I found couldn’t have been more perfect!

I actually don’t remember what this plant is called, I just know that it blooms during the day and becomes a hermit at night. According to my Abuelita, they’re nicknamed “Buenos Dias” or “Sonrisa de Gaitan”. According to my mum, they should be called “Mata Despelucada” (translates to: Messy Hair Plant). You know, it kinda looks like me when I wake up…
If anyone knows the name of this plant, let me know please! 🙂

 

*Pictures taken at Abuelita’s Garden

 

Hatch Miami

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Last month I attended Hatch Miami, an outdoor craft fair showcasing amazing talented women vendors. Everything from beautiful artwork, super cute handmade goodies, delicious food & drinks, performances, and other provisions. It was great seeing so many lady bosses in one place! I went almost crazy buying and taking lots of pictures of everything. I didn’t get a chance to go to every single vendor (why, I dunno? and I’m kicking myself for it), but next time Hatch Miami rolls into town, I’m definitely going to make it a goal to visit every single one.
So like I said, I took a million photos. Here are some of my favorites. If you like what you see, be sure to click on the links that’ll take you straight to the vendors!

Vintage Unicorn

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Be My Clementine

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Chill Out Tho

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Masa Madre

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Geek Girl Brunch Miami

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Awesome shirts from Geek Girl Gang!

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Undeaddee

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The Ministry of Decor

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Acorn Country

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Colorful Cute Goods

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My spoils from the fair:

From Colorful Cute Goods:

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Kawaii fruit pen–yes, those are tiny strawberry confetti in the dangly ball! Obsessed. 

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This is a pencil pouch! The cutest pencil pouch! I might use it as a makeup pouch…IMG_3693
Ugly 0g ….I can’t! hehehe
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Circus Critters Mini Memo Set. I get weak in the knees for adorable stationary stuff. IMG_3721
Tall Kitty Pen is cute CUTE cute.
Would you believe me if I said I spent less than $12 at this vendor? Because I totally did. So cheap and so cute! I would have bought more but I needed to contain myself.

From Undeaddee:

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When I saw this BotW Link print I HAD to get it. It is amazing.

From Vintage Unicorn:

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Chubby Unicorn is life! And this wooden necklace is perfection. The blue background detaches itself if you so choose, so you get 2 necklaces in 1!

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Chubby Unicorn dressed as Eleven from Stranger Things. OMG.

 

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Not sure when the next Hatch Miami is going to be, but I can’t wait! If you’re reading this and thought to yourself “Wow, I really wish I had known about this awesome event and I wish I could have gone” then you should definitely check it out next time!  For more information on Hatch Miami, go here.

For more pictures, visit my facebook!

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

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Do you have that one dress that you want to eat, sleep, dance, work, and basically just live in for all of eternity? I do. I call this the Star Wars dress because it’s my favorite Star Wars dress and I want to do just that. As a lover of galaxy prints and stars, it was inevitable for me to fall in love.

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I’d like to thank Paola from Coral Gables Love for photographing me & my awkwardness at Wynwood many moons ago!  I promise that next time we have another fun fashion photoshoot, I’ll have better poses! 😉
{all edits done by me}

Outfit Details:
the Star Wars dress: Macy’s
Purple tights: Forever 21 (similar)
Neon pink shoes: Target

 

Metroid

IMG_0945    When you have a boyfriend who’s a geek like you, he gives you a bby metroid to take pics of, for your anniversary. 

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IMG_0922       I’m pleasantly surprised at how big the metroid is. I thought it was going to be a little thing! Also, surprised by it’s texture…squishy~

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The last metroid is in captivity.

Chibi Legend of Zelda

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The award for finding the coolest tshirts online goes to my boyfriend. For Christmas 2015, he gave me this rad Hilda shirt from Redbubble. Hilda is from the video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. She is the princess of Lorule, a parallel world to Hyrule. She is also her world’s counterpart of Princess Zelda, sharing a physical resemblance as well as similar attire. As a fan of purple hair and purple lipstick, as soon as her character was introduced I fell in love. Hilda is someone I see myself cosplaying as in the future. I love Zelda, but Hilda is just..I dunno..cooler. In appearance anyways.

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When I first saw these Chibi Zelda leggings (which btw are discontinued, sorry. I wish LivingDeadClothing would bring them back!) I knew they were meant to be mine. They’re sooo frakin’ cute! It’s got chibi forms of  Link and Zelda of course, Ganondorf,  Midna, Skull Kid, Dark Link, Fi, Sheik, Vaati, the Happy Mask Salesman, and even Epona! It’s pretty cool how all these characters fit so well together..and there’s so many! Have you ever played a Legend of Zelda game? Do you have a favorite? I’m currently playing Ocarina of Time (gosh, I’ve been playing this game for ages…damn you real life priorities!).

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Outfit Details:

Hilda t-shirt: bandreaNRG @ Redbubble
Chibi Zelda leggings: Living Dead Clothing

Fashionably Vader

vader        When I was a little girl, I dreamt about wearing this dress. It belonged to my godmother and I loved seeing her wear it. She made it about 25 (or so) years ago. Yup, that’s right, she sew’d it together and voilà, made a dress. Having an aunt who makes her own clothes is pretty rad, especially when she makes clothes for you. It’s been a while since she’s sewn anything, but the clothes she’s made in the past are pretty fantastic. She’s made me flamenco dresses (I’ll have to make a post about them one day…surprisingly, they still fit! Not sure if I should feel proud about that considering I was 14 at the time), my 15’s dress (which was a gauzy purple dream), and other pieces here and there. She’s amazing. When I was a kid I wanted to learn how to sew just like her. I visualized myself wearing my own designs and never having to go back to the mall again. Heck, I still do! No, I never learnt how to sew, but never say never, amirite? It’s still something I want to learn how to do.

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Anywho, back to this dress; when I turned 17 I inherited it and for years I kept it in my closet. Every single time I looked at it, it made me feel nostalgic and nice inside (is that weird?…) and I daydreamed about what things the dress had seen, and what it knew. I took it with me to Tallahassee when I lived there and even pinned it on my wall like hipsters do. It was my favorite dress. At the time I didn’t like wearing long dresses. They made me feel short (I am short!) and I guess I hadn’t come to terms with that. Which is why after 9 yrs of owning the dress, I wore it for the first time last year and it fit me perfectly. I imagined my aunt wearing it and thought “How cool is it that it fits me! This is history!”
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About the Vader mask: a silly idea I had at 3am one time. “Lady Vader”. Darth Vader meets fashion. Idk…it seemed like a good idea at the time, hah.

Outfit details:
Vintage dress
Black floppy hat: Forever21 (similar)
Darth Vader mask: Amazon