Back to School Geek Style: The Walking Dead

MissMotleys, sacchetto, NovelCreations, BucktoothedBunny

MissMotleys, sacchetto, NovelCreations, BucktoothedBunny

A show that has a lot of people raving about it is The Walking Dead. The show has more followers than I ever thought it would get considering it is after all a cliché end of the world show. I will give it to them, it is one of my favorite shows of all time. If I miss a show, then a fit is thrown! I’ve watched it since it came out and I’ve seen every single episode (more than once). Every time a Walking Dead marathon comes on, I’m on top of it with a bowl of popcorn in my hand and my undivided attention. I will say that I love The Walking Dead more than Doctor Who, you can’t go wrong with zombies. If you give a me a really good show/movie with zombies in it, then I am hooked and watching it.

This show doesn’t need very much explaining since it’s taking place during the zombie apocalypse. Pretty much the whole time all they’re trying to do is survive from both the dead and the living. There is always lots of drama and action in this series which makes for a really entertaining hour. There have been many times where I would be watching and then suddenly, boom! Something super epic happens and it leaves me in shock for the rest of the night. I really recommend this show unless you’re not good with gruesome things or scared of zombies, because then you’ll have nightmares. It’s actually really odd for me to love this show so much because I don’t take the sight of blood well, I always feel dizzy when I see it. I have actually fainted at the sight of blood in the past (but that is another story). When it comes to The Walking Dead I don’t mind it at all and sort of like seeing the blood everywhere, adds to the action.

My favorite character in this show and my favorite character of all time is Daryl Dixon. He’s a butt kicking redneck that has confidence and bravery, yet still has the sweetest and softest side to him. I’ve stuck by Daryl since the beginning but as episodes went on, I started to fall in love with him. When I tell you that Norman Reedus is my celebrity crush, I truly mean it. He’s just so amazing and if he ever dies it will be the end of my heart. I swear that if they kill Daryl I will revolt, start a riot, and stop watching the show. Well maybe I won’t stop watching, but I won’t enjoy it without him. I’m not ever going to be emotionally prepared if they do decide to kill him. I will be a sobbing mess and it will not be pretty. Plus, that will ruin my whole year because they decided to kill my favorite character of all time and I will never forgive the writers of The Walking Dead. Fangirling much!!!!?

wildwestjewelryshop, SpoonChick, MauveMagpie, wholesalejewelrysale,TheGeekStop, ICEMILWAUKEE, TheZombieShoppe, CreationsbyAccident

wildwestjewelryshop, SpoonChick, MauveMagpie, wholesalejewelrysale,TheGeekStop, ICEMILWAUKEE, TheZombieShoppe, CreationsbyAccident

ScavengedVintage, Studio867, EmbellishedWhimsy, figure8lasers, sacerandsavive

ScavengedVintage, Studio867, EmbellishedWhimsy, figure8lasers, sacerandsavive

I’ve added some Walking Dead bags, clothes, jewelry, and cases for those of you who feel like zombies when walking into school (do you see what I did there?). I have to admit that finding zombie pieces that are wearable and stylish was really difficult. As you can imagine a zombie theme does not scream style but I did manage to find some that I would totally wear and style in a chic way. Like I’ve mentioned before, the key to wearing your favorite geeky clothing and looking stylish at the same time is moderation. Walking in with Walking Dead everything is not going to look all that great and it may seem a bit weird for others. If I had to choose something from all of this merchandise, it would be the Team Daryl T-shirt. Looks like Edward and Jacob are going to have to move aside, there’s a new team in town and he’s locked and loaded.

Make sure to leave comments on your favorite fandoms and what you personally fangirl about. It can be about any book, show, or movie. Let your true geek colors show and write it down. I enjoy reading all of your comments and I’ll make sure to comment back.

Most of the items selected are from etsy which is a super awesome source to find weird and unique items that not everybody is going to already own. Give some love to the etsy featured stores below.

sacchetto 

BucktoothedBunny

NovelCreations

MissMotleys

MauveMagpie

wholesalejewelrysale

ICEMILWAUKEE

SpoonChick

TheZombieShoppe

wildwestjewelryshop

TheGeekStop

CreationsbyAccident

sacerandsavive

ScavengedVintage

Studio867

figure8lasers

EmbellishedWhimsy

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Back to School Geek Style: Doctor Who

TheCityGirls, FeerieDoll, bellalise,ConsultingFanGeeks, clpstudio

TheCityGirls, FeerieDoll, bellalise, ConsultingFanGeeks, clpstudio

Today I’ve decided to write a post for the geek and nerd in some of us. The first thing I want to talk about is the word fandoms. If you’re a nerd like me, you belong in some sort of fandom (or many fandoms). To belong to a fandom means you have to be a hardcore fan, you love something so much you freak out. This freak out is common among girls, it’s called fangirling. The first time I heard fangirling was when this girl in my class was telling me how she fangirls about One Direction and started freaking out and lecturing me about each of the boys. I’m not a One Directioner so I didn’t see what the big hype was about and I thought fangirling was pretty stupid. Then it hit me! Shows such as Doctor Who and The Walking Dead knocked at my door. Books like The Hunger Games and The Fault in our Stars started breaking down my windows! I had come down with the fangirling disease . Once you become a fangirl you can never go back, you become part of a fandom and there is no escaping. I became a fangirl a long time ago and I belong to more fandoms than all of my fingers and toes put together. Some of the main fandoms I belong to are: The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Reign, Hunger Games, Disney, and The Fault in our Stars.

The fandom I’m going to talk about today is Doctor Who. This is one of my main fandoms where I shriek at the mention of The Doctor. I’m pretty lucky to have my whovian friends because I would not be able to rant about each individual show to people who don’t watch the show. Today I started looking for when season 8 of Doctor Who is coming out, and sure enough it’s coming out August 23 on the BBC channel. I have no words to describe how excited I was when I read about how soon season 8 is. I’m excited to see how the 12th doctor (played by Peter Capaldi) is going to do. Clara remains the companion for this season. Also I heard of rumors about the Doctor’s worse enemy, the Master, making a comeback in this season.

Doctor Who is a really famous British show on the BBC Channel. If you like Doctor Who then you also might be interested in the show Sherlock and Supernatural. If you’re someone who loves these shows, then you belong to the superwholock fandom. Doctor Who is actually an alien. He mentions often in the show that he has two hearts. He is the last surviving Time Lord from Gallifrey. Gallifrey and all other time lords were destroyed in the Great Time war against the Daleks. Daleks are another one of the doctor’s main enemies, and their mission is to take over the universe and exterminate the doctor. Some other aliens that come up a lot are the Cyberman, Sontarans, and scariest of all the Weeping Angels. All of the shows the Weeping Angels come up in have me at the edge of my seat but they are indeed my favorite alien. The only way to make sure you don’t get caught by a Weeping Angel is by looking at it the whole time and no blinking. If you blink the angel takes its true form and attacks you. The way it kills you is by sending you back in time and has you live your life to death. To me that’s the best death someone could go through because you still get to live your full life, just in a different time period. If I was caught by a weeping angel, I would want to be sent back to the Renaissance time period because that sounded like a really fun and interesting time period. There were so many geniuses of music, art, and literature in this time period. On the way to my school we pass a cemetery that has a few angel statues. Every time my bus passes by the cemetery I turn to my friend and whisper don’t blink in her ear. My friend nearly had a heart attack the first few times I did it. 🙂

The Doctor often gathers companions to travel with him in the Tardis (phone booth) and to help him keep balance in all the universe. My favorite companions have been Amy and Rory so far because they go along with the doctor really well. Plus Amy and Rory were the cutest couple ever! I hear about how Disney gives girls an untrue picture of men, but Rory is just amazing! Pretty sure Doctor Who has Disney beat!

Geekcetera, StylishGeek

Geekcetera, StylishGeek

keepWEARME, ghjiuynbma, kaieldesigns, JeweLust, AlliMidoriCrafts, chasingatstarligh, MardiganEnterprises, TheTrendyGeek, oneeyedfox, TimeMachineJewelry, PandemoniumTreasures, StoneByAllison

keepWEARME, ghjiuynbma, kaieldesigns, JeweLust, AlliMidoriCrafts, chasingatstarligh, MardiganEnterprises,  TheTrendyGeek, oneeyedfox, TimeMachineJewelry, PandemoniumTreasures, StoneByAllison

StarworksDesign, princessnightmare, ItsABowThing12, TimeMachineJewelry,

StarworksDesign, princessnightmare, ItsABowThing12, TimeMachineJewelry,

cottonlicious, Chinacase, SilentCicada, Giftcase, TheThreeLimes, TheCityGirls

cottonlicious, Chinacase, SilentCicada, Giftcase, TheThreeLimes, TheCityGirls

Above I have a bunch of Doctor Who merchandise that will bring out your inner geek when going back to school. The reason I chose these certain items is because they are stylish and great pieces that you can do a lot with. The key with these things is moderation! Wear one item at a time because wearing all Doctor Who items won’t look all that good. I made sure to include all sort of things that anybody needs when going back to school. There are clothes, jewelry, pens/pencils, cases, book bags, and water bottles. I will admit I saw these different items and died a little inside.

Now that you all know what the fangirling is and what fandoms are, I want you think of what geeky fandoms you may be involved in. Make sure to leave comments about any fandoms you may be in. I would love to find out what type of fandoms you are all involved in. Maybe I’m in them as well.

Featured etsy stores:

TheCityGirls

FeerieDoll

bellalise

ConsultingFanGeeks

clpstudio

Geekcetera

StylishGeek

keepWEARME

ghjiuynbma

kaieldesigns

JeweLust

AlliMidoriCrafts

chasingatstarligh

MardiganEnterprises

 TheTrendyGeek

oneeyedfox

 TimeMachineJewelry

PandemoniumTreasures

StoneByAllison

StarworksDesign

ItsABowThing12

princessnightmare

cottonlicious

Chinacase

SilentCicada

Giftcase

TheThreeLimes

 

Creative DIY Gift Wrapping: The Grapevine Basket

Creative gift wrapping basket

Creative gift wrapping basket

Creative gift wrapping basket

When it comes to choosing the perfect present all it takes is for you to listen. In this case my family was invited to a friend’s  birthday party and we had to figure out what to get her. She had mentioned before to my mom that she had wanted to paint some glasses and my mom remembered it.

We went to Hobby Lobby and bought acrylic paint, clear gloss spray to keep it on, and brushes (because how else are you going to paint a cool design on glassware if you don’t have brushes). We then went to the Dollar Tree and bought her two wine glasses to practice painting on. Voila! We put together a glassware painting kit in no time.

We also grabbed a lot of materials at the Dollar Tree to make the basket. The basket we found at Goodwill which is an awesome source for all types of baskets for way less money than you would spend at any other store. Besides saving some money you do something good for the environment by reusing it! The burlap ribbon and the cellophane paper we bought at Michael’s.

Since we were gifting our friend wine glasses and things to pain them with, we thought it would be a good idea to decorate the basket with a grapevine motif. Credit to my mom for coming up with the idea and being able to create a beautiful basket. It was kind of funny listening to her struggle for a couple of hours just trying to make the perfect bow. When we gave the gift to our friend at the party she got super excited! She loved the wrapping and loved the gift even more because it’s something she had wanted to do for a while. It’s always a struggle to figure out what to gift our friends, but it can be something as simple as listening to them to find out what to get them.

Happy birthday Sokia!

I’ve Got Your Back… Pack: Patriotic Sentiments

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So I’ve done some back to school shopping lately and I’ve noticed that they have put out a lot of clothing, shoes, and accessories that has the american flag on it. I’ve seen many times before some clothes that had american flags on them at stores but now it seems like everywhere I go, it is the ideal choice. Every time my family sees the american flag we shout “Merica!” just for fun (you have to imagine it with a red neck enunciation!). I don’t mind the style at all, I actually think it’s really cute! I even own a shirt with the American flag on it. I bought it for fourth of July but it’s so cute that I wear it any other day of the year.

I decided that today’s post was going to be about backpacks with the american flag on it because I want it to show you that you can do the american flag in a stylish way. Flag apparel does not necessarily have to be tacky, as with pretty much everything moderation is key. I found many cute styles from all sort of stores, price ranges, and designers. I’ve found many bags from designers such as Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. I made sure to use all sort of backpack shapes so that you guys can get a taste of the style with each shape. I must admit that the American flag will look pretty good on one’s back.

What do you think? Could these be a trend?

I’ve Got your Back…Pack: 2014 Back to School Backpacks

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Just a few days ago I was watching TV and all of a sudden a demonic commercial came up. Tales of kids going back to school! I had to cover my ears it was so scary! Kids around the world are crawling up into little balls in hope that the summer is not yet over. It almost feels as if we just started our summer break and they have decided to start recruiting us back to that child jail! I’m definitely not ready to go back to school. I got used to sleeping in and doing nothing. I remember at the beginning of the summer I couldn’t wait to go back to school because I had already missed all my friends. I was getting a little antsy since I didn’t really have anything to keep me busy. What I am looking forward to is being able to meet new people and make new friends. I’m also excited to start show choir this year! I’m not looking forward to all the homework I’m going to end up with every night!

The only thing that cheers me up when I hear back to school is the shopping. I like being able to get new outfits that I can wear to school because it’s a lot of fun to style them. One of my favorite parts of shopping is looking for the backpack. I get backpacks based on size, look, and quality! I like a backpack that can hold a lot of things and won’t break, makes it a lot easier on me. Looking for a backpack is different for me because with clothes you wear something different every day. Backpacks you usually wear every day to school so you want something really cute that will last you.

I went online book bag shopping and decided to share my discoveries with you! I found a lot of cute bags all at different prices. Since everyone has their own price range, I decided to separate the book bags by price. I went through a lot of online stores looking for book bags and looking for all price ranges. I found a lot of different book bags that all look very nice! I also divided each price category for different styles. There is casual, sporty, black staple, elegant, whimsical, and stripes.

 

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The first category we have is the $0-$25 price range. Just because you may be on a budget doesn’t mean that you still can’t get a nice looking bag. I have actually found multiple book bags that are super cute within this price range. Here’s a tip for those who have a budget: sale and clearance shopping is key! Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean it will be any less cuter than some of the other things on display.

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The next category is the $25.01-$50 price range. Since it’s a higher price range, you will get better quality bags and a lot of nice designs. This category was one of the easiest to find book bags for. For this price range hitting great sales can help you a lot as well.

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This continuing category is the $50.01-75 price range. When I started looking through this category I started to get amazed with how cute some of these bags are!

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Next category is from the $75.01-$100 price range. This category has one of my favorite back packs. I fell in love with the one that’s all white and has a cute black bow on it. It’s from Macy’s for $80.99.

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The second to last category is the $100.01-$250 price range. There are so many cute book bags in this category! They all look designer…well maybe because they are.

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The very last category is the $250.01 and up price range. I know what you’re thinking, isn’t a little absurd to spend hundred of dollars on a book bag? Well, some people can afford thousand dollar book bags, and for those people I made this category. But I will say that these book bags are super cute and I love each and every one of them!

For more ideas on bags, make sure to look below!

 

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Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: ninarossi, hamburgWEST, JWCManAboutTown, RuthlessReuse, and DesignByIsonca

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: UnchainedSeattle, AnnesSierraad, PartsAndScraps, EdithEnDat, KatiesBike, and Willowtreework

Today I want to share with you one of my hobbies, Etsy digging. Like with any kind of digging you can either dig for garbage or you can dig for treasures. Since I’m an optimistic I always dig for treasures. I like to spend hours on Etsy.com looking at all the different artistic pieces (although I mainly look at fashion related stuff). You can find some true artistic pieces that are definitely worth talking about. Since I spend a lot of time on Etsy anyways, might as well write a post about what I find so not only I can be amazed but you guys too. These pieces are so amazing that they deserve to be showcased for their artistic quality!

Keep in mind that the pieces I choose are all pieces from my taste and that there are many more recycled accessories that may fit each individual style better. I choose these pieces based on originality and how cute they are. I like recycled jewelry that looks super chic that you would see being sold at a top jewelry store. I  can also see a lot of these pieces being used for outfits on magazines such as Vogue. The way I see it is a bunch of different models using these pieces as their statement piece for their outfit. I don’t know about you but I think that would be a pretty interesting article and a must read.

A bunch of the pieces of jewelry and accessories I see are mostly made of recycled material. I know what you’re thinking, “ewww I don’t want a legitimate trash bag to carry around”, but it’s far from that. I’ve seen a lot of elegant and classy pieces that I wouldn’t mind wearing and that I would enjoy having in my closet. Not only can using recycled items for accessorizing be cute but it’s also great for the environment! We have huge piles of waste lying around hurting the environment so why not reduce the piles by turning some things into wonderful accessories.

Like I mentioned before I usually stay within the fashion area. Some of these pieces I see as statement pieces. Statement pieces have different meanings to different people, but to me it means a piece that will make people look at it twice. These pieces can be a great conversation starter, especially with boys! I mean imagine it! “Yeah, my necklace and bracelet are made of bicycle parts”. What boy can’t relate to a bike?

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: BryansRebicycling, LivelyLeafDesigns, UrbanLaceLLC, LINKSbyAnnette, and UnchainedSeattle

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: RosePedalsJewelry, RetiredGeneration, LivelyLeafDesigns, and WarbleswithBella

The Etsy finds that I wanted to talk about are all made of bicycle parts. Some of the parts I’ve seen these artists use a lot are the chains, the gears, inner and outer tire tubes, and the spokes. A lot of these accessories I immediately think steam punk and grunge. Most of the accessories are dark and almost rustic so that’s why I think of it being grunge and steam punk like. I think it’s interesting how you can take something like a bike apart and create awesome accessories to wear. If you have any old bikes that you don’t use anymore then you already have multiple pieces of jewelry that you can use.  You can go to flea markets pick up some old parts that are for sale for a cheap price and make some high-end jewelry yourself. Now, I’m not telling you to go outside and tear up your bike to make accessories but keep your eyes and mind open to the possibilities.

I’ll have to admit that all this talk about bicycles has me eager to go for a ride. 🙂

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: upcyclery, RhythmicMetal, and Ballestic

Anyway, I figured that many of these stores are really small business owners so sharing their info below is my way to support them, share the love, recognize their amazing work and spread the word.

Featured Etsy stores:

ninarossi

DesignbyIsonca

hamburgWEST

RuthlessReuse

JWCManAboutTown

UnchainedSeattle

EdithEnDat

AnnesSierraad

KatiesBike

PartsAndScraps

Willowtreework

BryansRebicycling

LivelyLeafDesigns

UrbanLaceLLC

LINKSbyAnnette

RetiredGeneration

WarbleswithBella

RosePedalsJewelry

upcyclery

Ballestic

RhythmicMetal

Teen Fashion: Quinceañera Fit for a Queen

quinceanera teen fashion blog damas

quinceanera teen fashion blog damas

quinceanera teen fashion blog damas

Last year in the beginning of my 9th grade school year, one of my friends came to me with the idea about how she was going to have a quinceañera. I thought it was an awesome idea and that it would be great for her to have one. Moments later she then asked me to be one of her damas. Damas are pretty much the bridesmaids of the quinceañera. I was super stoked to be one. She talked about it all year and threw out some ideas. She started having some gatherings at her house so that her and all the damas could plan on the dance and the dresses we had to wear. We originally were supposed to find dates but none of us could find a date or keep a date in time for the party, so she cancelled having dates. The only person who found a date in time was the birthday girl herself which was great and needed anyways.

Two weeks before the party we started meeting up every day to learn the dance. It is tradition that at a quinceañera the damas and the birthday girl do a dance with their dates, in this case we had to do it without dates. Coming up with a good dance was sort of difficult because we all had our own opinions and some of us could and couldn’t pick up certain moves. Also it was hard to teach everybody the dance because not everybody would be at each rehearsal so we would have to go back and teach the people who weren’t there the day before. I will admit that it was pretty fun learning the dance. During our breaks we would play games like hide and go seek, we even made a Harlem Shake video just for fun.

Since I was a dama, that meant I had a very specific dress code to go under. All the damas have to look the same, so that meant wearing the same dress. We all wore a white dress that was one sleeved and had a gold piece that served as the one sleeve and had gold and silver embellishments on it. It was a fairly simple dress so it wasn’t very hard to style. We also had to wear gold, white, or silver shoes with the dresses. We were only supposed to wear minimal jewelry, which was simple silver or gold earrings. We had to have our hair up in some sort of bun, I decided to go with a messy bun to style it a bit differently. Makeup was very simple, but we had to wear a bold red lip stick color. All the damas looked great because we all made sure to stay within the dress code and we ended up looking amazing together and matched the birthday girl’s dress very well.

It came to the time of the party and all the damas were pretty nervous about the dance. I mean it’s not often you stand in front of a bunch of people and bust out your moves for their entertainment, at least not often for me. Before we got to the party we made sure to take some pictures of all the damas and the birthday girl. The first set of pictures were taken by mom because she insisted on it, I think she wanted the practice. The next round of pictures were taken by the birthday girl’s mom, we drove to some water fountains and took some nice pictures there. The next stop was the party and I was sort of freaking out and making sure I remembered the dance because I was the one who had to lead everyone into the dance, it was sort of scary for me. We got there and came in to the building in an orderly fashion. The DJ announced that birthday girl had just walked into the building and everyone started clapping. The birthday girl and the damas were seated in their own table at the front of the room, kind of like the king and queens.

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Just moments after sitting down we were rushed onto the floor so that we could do our dance. We had some troubles at first because the DJ started too early and he couldn’t hear us when we were telling him to rewind the song, this caused me to freak out a bit more. The track then started and I walked out and started dancing and the girls came after one by one. The dance went so smoothly and well by what I could see. Everyone seemed to remember each part and there was no trouble! That was a huge load off my shoulders. The rest of the night consisted of me rapping to “Can’t hold us”, dancing the Gangnam Style, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Electric Slide. Also they played some hispanic music to which I dance with my parents (remembering how we used to dance back in Puerto Rico). I also made sure to teach a few moves to my friends while I was at it.

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In all I would have to say that I did have a lot of fun. I had fun being able to hang out with my friends and just have fun and let loose. We all were dancing and smiling, I would say we all had fun. I’m mostly happy that I was able to be there for my friend on her birthday because you only turn 15 once. I would have to say that my first quinceañera was a success and I hope to be attending more in the future!