Geek Girl Brunch Miami- Sailor Moon

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I’ve been meaning to write about Geek Girl Brunch Miami for a while now, and look I’m finally doing it! I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for the past 6 months, and I know I know, that’s pretty terrible. But better late than never, amirite?
Geek Girl Brunch Miami has been such  an amazing thing in my life, that if it was disbanded tomorrow I would cry enough to make an 8th ocean.

When I moved back to Miami from Tallahassee a couple of years ago, I didn’t have the group of amazing ladies I now call friends. Most of my evenings and weekends consisted of hanging out with my boyfriend Erik, or family. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE spending time with Erik and I enjoy the times I spend with my family, but a girl needs girl friends and I didn’t really have any when I moved back. My memory is sometimes shitty, so I can’t really remember how I learned about Geek Girl Brunch, but I will tell you this: the first time I went to a Geek Girl Brunch outing I felt like I finally came home. These were girls that shared the same interests and tastes about tv shows, movies, video games, animes, etc. I felt like I had struck gold! And I was sooo giddy.

Since I waited super long to post about the awesomeness that is Geek Girl Brunch Miami, I’m going to be posting about the several brunches I’ve attended throughout these 2 years (woahh, has it been two years already??!). Since there’s SO MANY I’ve attended (about 14…say whaaat), I will be dedicating Time Travel Thursdays to each one (my version of #throwbackthursday, hehe).

So, before I get started; What is Geek Girl Brunch? Geek Girl Brunch is basically a community of geeky women who get together once a month to brunch and geek over geeky things. Each brunch is themed and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their favorite geeky attire or cosplay. Themes we’ve had include Harry Potter, Sherlock, Sailor Moon, Game of Thrones, Video Games, Murder Boyfriends (hah, I know you’ll understand in time), Star Wars Rogue One, and many many more.

Sooo, let’s get started! The Sailor Moon themed brunch took place many moons ago, on February 2016. This isn’t the very first brunch I attended, but it’s the first one I’ll be sharing with you, dear reader. When I was looking through my external for all the brunch pics I’ve taken (which btw, there’s about a gajillion!), these were the first ones that popped up.

The Sailor Moon themed brunch was held at Ra Sushi in South Miami. The staff surprised us with their own Sailor Moon decorations!

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Meli from Melificent 

 

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Fellow brunchettes getting their mimosas on! Pictured on right: Sabrina from Sabrina Clementine
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My friend Alex went as Luna! Included in our swag bags were these adorable Luna paper cutouts.
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Super cute bags made by GGB Orlando Chapter Officer Jessica Cain.

 

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Fellow Brunchettes cheesin’ for the camera! And pictured in the middle is Jamila Rowser, one of Geek Girl Brunch’s Founding Mothers! 

 

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Marlene, Jenny, and Alex

 

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Group shot! 

 

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Sabrina & Alex dressed as Human Luna & Cat Luna.

 

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Meli & Me! 

For the brunch, I dressed up as Sailor Mars. As a child, she was my favorite because she had black hair like me…but as an adult, Usagi is my fave because well..she’s pretty much me.

Exhibition A-G:

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If you’re interested in Geek Girl Brunch Miami, it’s super simple and free to join! And if you don’t live in Miami but wish you could be a part of something cool like this, well you’re in luck because Geek Girl Brunch is actually all over the World! Check out if there’s a chapter in your neck of the woods here.

*Protip For Miami Brunchettes: since seats are limited, depending on the brunch, tickets sell out REALLY fast. I suggest you set an alarm (or two) for when the brunch evites go out. Otherwise, you might miss out on all the fun times.
You’re welcome.

*Mars Skater Dress from LivingDeadClothing.

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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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Awesome shirts from Geek Girl Gang!

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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.