If My Blog Was an Outfit

At long last I have jumped aboard this chic geek girl blogger bandwagon, joining my friends: The Nerdy Girlie, Girl Gone Geek, and Leslie IRL; the originators of this link up party: A Dose of Paige, and Hairspray and High Heels;  and several other awesome geek girl blogs (scroll down The Nerdy Girlie's post for a list!) If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome! You're about to get me and point in a nutshell. Here's hoping you'll be enticed to read on..


The Outfit:


If My Blog Was an Outfit
Intrigued? Excellent!

I'm proud of myself for having really found my niche as a blogger. This outfit series of posts is proof enough that there are tons of awesome geek girls out there blogging, but what makes Fashion + Geekery so unique, is the focus on high-end fashion and luxury goods. Brand names and fandoms are friends here, and they make beautiful music outfits together. Let's examine some key pieces....

The Breakdown:

Preen Sith Shirt With Darth Vader

When this shirt walked the runway at Preen, my mouth fell open. I gasped. I thanked Disney for pushing their newly acquired license on people. I was madly in lust ever since. This is perfect embodiment of my blog and personal style. It expresses a fandom in a chic, beautiful, tailored piece. It's geeky, and elegant at the same time. At $830, it may be too rich for all our wallets, but dreaming about it is free. And oh, how I dream.

Saint Laurent Y-Ligne Classic Cabas Carryall Bag

One of my nicknames at work, and often on my morning coffee cups as scribbled by my friendly barista with a sense of humor  is "YSL." I mean, my name is YISSEL helloooooo.... how could I NOT want a gorgeous designer bag with my initial on it?!

When I first started this blog, the tagline I used to describe it was: "For the girl who's set her sights on a TARDIS blue PRADA bag. Well, who am I to say no to a TARDIS blue Monogrammed beauty like this? It was made for me, and if I had my way (and an obscene bank account), I'd have a Y-Ligne in every color. I do try to showcase variety in my posts after all.

Anya Hindmarch Courtney Star Cruiser printed satin clutch

I'm a bag lady, okay? I'm almost always carrying at least two. A beautiful accompaniment to the Saint Laurent Carryall, this printed clutch is yet another shining example of what happens when high fashion and geekery unite. I'm here to let you know that this is out there.

Helmut Lang Leather-trimmed crepe shorts

This simple piece represents something very special. It's a nod to my very first blog post (back when I stupidly started this blog on tumblr), Helmut Lang's Game of Thrones collection.  Every time I think about it, I'm immensely proud of myself. Despite the poor platform, as a writer with a strong POV, I feel like I started off really strong with that post.

Charlotte Olympia Carmen canvas wedge espadrilles

Charlotte is the biggest geek , and I look forward to highlighting some of my favorite geeky works of hers right on this blog. I mean, her logo is a web and her twitter is @Charlottes_web so that should give you some idea. I chose this shoe because I don't want an outfit too heavy with black. Much like I don't want to saturate my blog with too much of one kind of post, and I want to include some light posts in the mix. Personally, I love heels, but they need to be comfortable. I'm not about to walk around a con in stilettos. Think: height, color, comfort.

TOPSHOP  Stone Flower Stud Earrings by Orelia

IN lieu of costumes, we have costume jewelery. See what I did there?

I'll never forget the day I visited my aunt's home--may she rest in peace-- only to have her and my mother stare at my naked ears upon my arrival and recite in unison (and en Espanol): "sweetheart, a girl without earrings is like a vase without flowers." They never saw me without earrings again. Note that I prefer not to spend a lot of money on jewelery, earrings especially, because little things like to get lost.

I love this outfit (c'mon it's freaking killer) and what it represents and would love to see yours. What would your blog look like as an outfit? Link in the comments below!

Put a Blazer on It!

Gentlemen! Dressing up has never been easier, faster, more affordable, or more comfortable. That’s right, there is NO excuse for showing up anywhere underdressed. Lose, the sweatshirt, destroy the CROCS (PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF COOKIES, DESTROY. THE. CROCS!), and pick up this easy to follow guide.

Have a favorite sci-fi tee? Let’s frame that beauty with a structured sport coat, and let your geek pride shine!



Be sure to listen to the accompanying podcast (my first guest spot!) for more in depth style tips.

SKIP RIGHT TO 26:25 (unless you want to hear about boring personal stuff)

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OCTOBER: Cool, crisp autumn air. Pumpkin Spice lattes. The culmination of Fashion Week season…. and New York Comic Con.

Yup, October’s pretty epic. And if you’re like me, you’re really looking forward to layering. (I have quite the extensive cardigan collection)

Now then, New York Comic Con Pro Pass acquired (booya!), it’s time for outfit assembly.

What I’m about to say, some of you wont like to hear: I’m not a fan of wearing costumes. Now before you go swinging mighty Thor’s hammer my way, hear me out. The short answer: I prefer not to invest so much time and energy and cash into replicating something only to wear it a few (very specific) times. The long answer I’m saving for another post.

Now then, would it be a con without cosplay? No. Festive, costumed attendees MAKE the con. It wouldn’t be as much fun without.That being said, my approach to geeking it up? I say, invest in special pieces you will get a lot of use out of. Awesome, transitional pieces that will take you from work, to the con, to dinner. Like these. Trust me on this. Here are some great ways to keep warm, look cool (YES!) and still let your geek show, at the con and beyond!