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MCFT: Geek Girl Swim Suits & Bikinis

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Star Wars Darth Vader Bikini

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Find it at Hot Topic. $10 for the top & $10 for the bottoms. This is probably my favorite suit out of this post. Where else can you get a sweet Star Wars Bikini for $20?

 

Sailor Moon High-Waisted Pinup Swimsuit

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Get it from Bows by SamanthaRose. The entire set is $60. The details in these Sailor Scout swimsuits are fantastic. I can’t wait to see these used for a cosplay shoot.

 

DC Comics Wonder Woman Bikini

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Grab yours at Hot Topic. The top is $5. The bottoms are $5. Did you love the new Wonder Woman movie? Get this bikini to show off your love for WW and look hot doing it.

 

Sailor Venus High-Waisted Pinup Swimsuit

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Buy it from Bows by SamanthaRose. The entire set is $60. I had to share another Sailor Scout with ya’ll. These suits are just amazing and look so flattering. You need one and so do all our friends.

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MCFT: (Healthy) Party Food & Recipes for D&D Night

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I was super excited to be invited into a D&D campaign with some of my best friends a couple of months ago. I love everything about D&D and have loads of fun every time we play. Every Friday we get together and eat while we hash out the DM’s puzzles and battles. It’s been a great experience for me as a beginner.

Because it’s dinner time when we get together, we usually order take out or bring take out to the games. Here lately to save on cash, we’ve tried bringing in meat and cheese trays, pizza rolls, etc. Unfortunately, this isn’t that good for you. I wanted to find some healthy recipes beyond hummus and chips or veggie trays. Here’s a short list of some easy recipes to feed your adventurers during a D&D night.

De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket via Hungry Girl

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Character: De-Pudged Pigs

Stats: 45 minutes total prep and cook time; 134 calories per 4 pigs; 4 ingredients including mustard for dipping.

 

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad via Emily Bites

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Character: Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

Stats: can be made the night before; 175 calories per 1 cup; easy for beginner cooks

 

Sweet Sausage Rolls via Skinny Points

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Character: Sweet Sausage Rolls

Stats: 30 minutes total prep and cook time; 128 calories per sausage roll; 6 ingredients

 

Greek Yogurt Lemon Bars via Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Character: Greek Yogurt Lemon Bars

Stats: 4 hours, 45 minutes total prep, cook, and cooling time; 130 calories per bar; can be made the night before

 

Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies via Amy’s Healthy Baking

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Character: Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Stats: good for up to 3 days; 148 calories per 1/2 cup; 6 ingredients

 

What are you favorite healthy recipes for game night? Share them with me in the comments!

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MCFT: Summer Staple Pieces with Geeky Flare

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With summer finally in full swing here in St. Louis, I had a chance to break out my hot-weather wardrobe, and it feels so good! I wanted to share with you a few looks from my closet that are similar for you to try out yourself. Here’s my summer must-have’s of the year.

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Printed shorts are my go-to for chilling out on the weekend. They’re very Kimmy Schmidt-esque. They’re cute, comfortable and can be worn with any solid colored top. This pair of flamingo shorts is made for summer concerts, beach trips and getting wine with Titus.

 

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Off-the-shoulder is very trendy right now; whether it’s a top or a dress, you’ll be staying cool with the “cold shoulder” detail. Check out my Belle inspired look with a plain pair of jeans and white top. Splash in some nice brown leather and yellow and you’re casually Disney-bounding! What’s great about this trend is you can find it in most retail stores in a variety of colors and sizes.

 

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This outfit and the one above it have something in common… A gorgeous bralette! They are my favorite thing this summer! Cool and pretty under my favorite shirts and so, so comfortable. Victoria’s Secret has them on sale right now! You can find them in other stores too, but I like mine a lightly lined and not so see-through. I took a page from Megara’s book and paired it with purple and brown.

 

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Maxi skirts are now a big thing in my summer closet. They’re cool enough to get me through hot days but chic enough for every day at the office. Just add unicorns for a splash of magic! (I’ve been on a unicorn kick since I saw Nerdy Nummie’s Unicorn Cake.) The skirt I have is from Torrid and has a sexy slit up the side (to keep you cool of course!). It’s also fun to pair these up with colorful geeky tops and cute themed clutches.

 

What are your favorite summer staples this year? How do you pair them with your geeky accessories? Let me know in the comments!

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MCFT: St. Louis Eats

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After my big move to St. Louis from a little town in Alabama, I tried to fit in a few touristy things. The best part of doing touristy things has been the FOOD! St. Louis has so much to offer and so many great restaurants, from holes in the wall to famous establishments. If you’re ever in St. Louis, you gotta try these places.

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Hendrick’s BBQ

This place has become my favorite restaurant to bring my out-of-town guests to. The vibe is industrial rustic with BBQ so good you’ll wanna slap ya momma! Eat inside, on the patio, or on the deck with live music on the weekends. It’s never overly busy, and the wait staff is always on their game. Chat them up to find out favorite menu items of their customers.

Recommendations: Smoked Brisket, Chicken Biscuit, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Lemonade, Tennessee Tart (alcoholic)

 

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Fitz’s Restaurant

Known for their root beer, Fitz’s is a very popular eatery on The Loop in St. Louis. I recommend reservations if possible! We went on a Sunday, and it was so packed, but so worth it. Definitely the best root beer floats I’ve ever had!

Recommendations: B.L.A.S.T., Bison Burger with Sweet Potato Fries, The Trolley Root Beer Float, Cream Soda

 

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Dave & Tony’s

I was taken here by a good friend to get a quick dinner before a night of DnD. The best chicken sandwich I’ve had in awhile. You’ll want to eat it as soon as possible! Build your own burger with a cheat sheet at the front of the restaurant or order from the traditional menu. I can’t wait to try the other burger combinations! And don’t skip the garlic herb fries. They are heaven.

Recommendations: Grilled Chicken, Pretzel Bun, Garlic Herb Fries, Fitz’s Root Beer

 

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Favazza’s

The Hill has so many great restaurants. Favazza’s is a little on the fancy side but don’t think that you have to dress fancy to eat here! Eat on the patio and let the fireplace warm you under the stars or eat inside with good music and great vibes from the decor. You can’t leave St. Louis without trying some toasted ravioli, and if you stop in at Favazza’s you really should grab it as an appetizer!

Recommendations: Toasted Ravioli, House Salad, Filet Mignon, Salmon

 

Leave your favorite St. Louis restaurants and dish in the comments! Let’s explore St. Louis!

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MCFT: 4 Fashion Instagram Accounts You Should be Following

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Looking for your next favorite fashion IG account? Maybe you’re looking for someone a little funky, a little awesome, and a lot of REAL. I love to follow people that are into being comfortable, fashionable, and a little geeky. Here’s four of my favorite fashion IG accounts that you should be following.

 

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Loey Lane

IG: @loeybug

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Jordandene

IG: @jordandenenyc

 

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Jessica Torres

IG: @thisisjessicatorres

 

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Melificent

IG: @melificent

 

Have a fashion IG suggestion? Drop it in the comments!

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My Current Favorite Things: PLUS+ White Dresses

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I’ve started planning for the wedding, and it is already crazy stressful. I’ve been ghosted by TWO caterers! Which may end up being a blessing. Thankfully, the venue was a pretty easy decision. It’s very close to my mom’s house in sweet home Alabama.

While looking at wedding dresses (still a bit too soon to actually buy one for the wedding since its 18 months away), I’ve stumbled across dresses I’d love to wear to our courthouse ceremony (pre-wedding), grand exit, and rehearsal dinner. Because of immigration, the Fiance and I will be heading to the courthouse to officially marry (yay!) within 90 days of him landing in Missouri. We still want this day to be special, but I don’t want to spend money on two wedding dresses or even wear a formal wedding dress to the court house. Here’s some options I’ve stumbled upon from Torrid.

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Chiffon Lace Inset V-Neck Maxi Dress

I love maxi dresses and I love the sheer bottom of this one! It’s a must have and can be used again on the (warm) honeymoon!

 

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Lace Trim Off Shoulder V-Hem Dress

Off-The-Shoulder is super in right now. I can just see myself in this at our rehearsal dinner or relaxing at the resort pool or even on a date night.

 

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Lace Cold Shoulder Trapeze Dress

More off-the-shoulder goodness! I’m all about the lace and this looks so comfortable! A must have for the rehearsal dinner and date night at the resort.

 

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Special Occasion Lace Inset High Neck Maxi Dress

My favorite of the bunch: this would be an amazing look at the courthouse. It’s not too traditional but still very much special for the occasion.

 

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Special Occasion Lace Off Shoulder Gown

You can’t go wrong with this dress. While perhaps too “gown-like” for a rehearsal dinner or the beach, you can rock this gown straight to the courthouse or down the aisle.

 

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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My Current Favorite Things: Wedding Center Pieces

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As I plan my wedding, I’ve had a hard time finding centerpieces I like that will match the warehouse venue I’ve chosen as well as the color pallet I’ve picked. Here’s a few of my favorites I’ve found via Pinterest. You can follow me here!

Gold & Copper Spray-Painted Tin Cans

Collect different size tin cans, clean them up, and spray paint away! A simple and cheap DIY for you budget brides.

Milk Bottles

I fell in LOVE with these milk bottles from IKEA and can’t wait to incorporate them into the centerpieces! They’re inexpensive and don’t need anything but a few flowers or a candle to complete them.

Lanterns

I also saw these amazing lanterns in various sizes and colors in IKEA. You can group them to create a lovely centerpiece, add one with other varying objects, or have it stand alone with flowers or a candle lit inside of it.

Brass & Gold Candlesticks

I would recommend buying these from Dollar Tree and spraying them your desired color. Brass and gold candlesticks can be expensive. If you are able to find these at an antique shop for a decent price, snatch them up!

Branches in Hurricane Vases

You can get these vases for cheap at Dollar Tree and pick up branches in your yard! Easy-peasy for a DIY Bride. Spice them up with candles or flowers or spray paint stripes on them using tape and spray paint.