Outfit of the Day: Bored

Who doesn’t love a good mystery?  And who’s the master of solving said mysteries?  The answer is very obviously Sherlock Holmes.  I am admittedly behind on the BBC series and I need to make it a priority to catch up as soon as possible.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are the perfect dynamic duo and I really enjoyed the episodes I’ve seen thus far.  That’s why I knew I had to have this beautiful Sherlock dress by Gold Bubble! I love that while it’s definitely a geeky design, it’s still something I can wear to work and my coworkers will be none the wiser.  I had a lot of fun styling this outfit and I’m so happy I got to show off my leatherbound Barnes and Noble Sherlock Holmes book in a fashion shoot instead of just on my bookshelf!  Outfit details below.

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Dress: Gold Bubble | Shoes: Tieks | Headband: ModCloth (similar) | Book: Barnes & Noble
Belt: Forever 21 (N/A) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)
Photos by Andrew Gallagher
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Kristin

Fangirl Fashions {The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy Blog Tour & Guest Post by Sam Maggs}

I’m so excited to have Sam Maggs here on the blog today with a guest post about Fangirl fashions in honor of her new book which debuted earlier this week, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.  I’ll be posting a full review later in the month, but I can tell you right now that Sam’s book is an absolute MUST READ for all Fangirls.  She covers topics like cosplay, feminism, fanfic and most importantly, how to beat internet trolls.  Also, IT’S SO PRETTY.  I showed off the inside cover of the book during my April Book Haul and May TBR videos and I still cannot get over how gorgeous this book is.  (Sam actually interviewed me and my best friend Melissa for the book and she posted our advice on the QuirkBooks blog last week!)

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Favorite Fangirl Fashions

We might still be asking #WheresNatasha, but there’s no doubt that life for a fashionable fangirl has gotten a lot easier lately. Gone are the days of being relegated to wearing oversized men’s shirts with boring prints; thanks to some innovative and brilliant women, we’ve got clothing for every shape and size lady fan. Here are some of my very favorite fangirl fashions!

Her Universe

Started by Ashley Eckstein (who you might know better as Ahsoka Tano), Her Universe carries clothes from Star Trek to Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel, and more. They offer a wide range of sizes, so you never have to worry about fit, and their items are incredibly well-made. Plus, Ashley is an absolute delight and truly cares about female fans more than anyone else I know.

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Favorite Item: The TARDIS Cardigan.

WeLoveFine

WLF is a huge online retailer that has really stepped up for lady fans. When everyone else was flaking out after Ultron, WLF came out with their very own line of items for girls who love the Avengers (and who doesn’t?). They also sell items for fans of Adventure Time, Bee & Puppycat, Bravest Warriors, Marvel, Jem, Lumberjanes, and even The Mary Sue!

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Favorite Item: The Captain Marvel Sweater.

Hot Topic

Whoa, yes, I know you haven’t shopped here since your goth phase in high school (it’s cool, we all had one). But seriously, you need to go back, because they are all about fandoms these days. They have some great Sailor Moon merch, but my two favorite lines from them right now are Penny Dreadful and Orphan Black. I need it all.

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Favorite Item: The Penny Dreadful Scorpion Print Dress

GoldBubble

A super-small company run by two fans, GoldBubble is the best competitor to BlackMilk out there – and they really care about their fans, too. I have a great pair of Han Solo leggings from these guys, and so does my mom – they fit all different fangirls! They sometimes put out super limited edition items (like a BB8 dress for Star Wars Day) so keep an eye on their site.

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Favorite Item: The Sherlock-inspired Bored A-Line Dress

Espionage Cosmetics

Your nails have to look good too, right ladies? This adorable company based in Seattle makes nail wraps for basically every fandom, and they’re super easy to use – just peel, stick, file, and you’re good to go (though I like to seal mine with a top coat). To make them last longer, pick up a humidor and stick your extra wraps in there they’ll last ages! They also have eyeshadows and lipsticks on offer too, so check it all out.

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Favorite Item: Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Glitter Nail Wraps

Did I miss your favorite fangirl fashion? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @SamMaggs!

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy!

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And if you see Sam at a convention, be sure to say hi! If you’re nice, she might even sign your book for you :-D

Kristin