Geek of the Week #37

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//I know I don't normally highlight articles like this, but damn Idris.

// I don't know if I'll ever actually be on top of my cooking game enough to make little compact flavor bombs, but it certainly does sound cool (& useful!).

// I love Louise over on xoJane, though not always her Creepy Corner articles because duh - they're creepy - but this one about her great-grandmother and great-grandfather is beautiful.

// Movie tangent! What do we think about A Monster Calls? or La La Land I have to admit I'm a bit hesitant about them both (La La mostly because I'm never getting over Crazy, Stupid, Love and how the whole damn cast nailed Steve Carell's ass to the wall because he left THE WIFE WHO CHEATED ON HIM.).

// Is it strange that I like Chuck Wendig so much but haven't read any of his books yet? Probably.

// I don't I've bought a gaming system for myself since.... well never, but I'm still mighty tempted by this mini Nintendo, which comes installed with most of the games I remember from my childhood.

// I continued to be invested in Kingsman movie news :D

// Shatner, you were never my favorite captain, but you can definitely stop talking now

Fun Posts & Random Finds: I've loved the Bloggess for what feels like forever and it's so amazing to see her succeed - especially with amazing surprise books like this! // Now if only I had a mailbox... // I don't usually go in for the fan film thing, I'm probably a bad nerd for it, but this Futurama one looks strangely intriguing (& a little horrifying). // Why yes, I do love Clueless trivia questions (I only missed one!) // I haven't started sewing yet but this is pretty much what I imagine the process to look like. // Why yes, I *DO* enjoy Buffy think pieces. Why do you ask

Clothing & Jewelry: And to continue the theme of things I want but really have no reason (yet) to buy: this sweater // This skirt. // Or this skirt. // There's also this one too. // In the "slightly over the line ridiculous dress I would probably never wear" category. // Why wait for the actual holiday season when you can buy super cute items now? // I've tried on a billion anoraks and this is by far the most flattering. //

Puerto Rico Memories

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As it happened this particular vacation was not really one for fancy outfits. WHICH I'M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT. I'd been (mostly) saving this H&M beauty for a special occasion and the streets of Old San Juan totally did the trick.The lace makes it a little heavier than other options, but it didn't fly up in my face at the top of the Castillo and the no bra/spaghetti straps kept me cool enough despite the humidity.

(Shoutout to Anabel and Shauma for their photography skills! I really appreciated you putting up with me :D.)

Dress: H&M (sold out) ~ Shoes: Esprit ~ Crossbody: Patricia Nash (via Marshall's, other Patricia Nash on Ebay) ~ Watch: Ebay (similar) ~ Bracelet: Etsy ~ Sunglasses: NY&Company ~ Necklace: Kate Spade

(Also, I love how the background that spoke to me is so reminiscent of my current blog layout. I didn't realize how much my brain enjoyed green/mint/coral/yellow, lol.)

summer compromises

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So let's discuss how I bought this dress for my vacation this month. In fact, I hadn't even intended to share it outside a (hypothetically well laid out) scenery shot from Puerto Rico. But when the temperatures in DC hit triple digits I started to feel a little desperate at the idea of leaving my house, so this unlined white shift came out early.

I haven't had any flashing issues when paired with a nude strapless bra and nude high waisted shapers, but just to let you know, your mileage may vary. All in all I think it's a great summer dress at a budget friendly price!

Dress: ASOS (runs TTS, I'm wearing a 12) ~ Shoes: Ebay (old, similar) ~ Sunglasses: Kate Spade ~ Bracelet: Etsy