Five Fandom Friday

5 Fandom Friday: Characters With My Favorite Fictional Closet

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I love to be comfortable, stylish, and a little geeky. I spend a lot of time gathering inspirations via Pinterest and Polyvore. Something that always catches my eye is a take on a character’s wardrobe. Bonus points for comfy flat shoes! While I may not personally identify with some characters, I have a few that I ENVY simply for their closet and outfits. From my soft spot for skulls to 90’s nostalgia, these characters have closets I’d kill for.

 

Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

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Speaking of 90’s nostalgia, I give you the one and only Sailor Moon. Usagi loves food and comfy clothes as much as I do. I love these takes from Polyvore on her very 90’s clothing. Her style is simple, comfy, and colorful.

Liv Moore (iZombie)

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Anyone else binge-watch iZombie? I love this show, and I love Liv’s closet more. Black and red are my favorite colors. She’s also got a professional, grungy look that I want to pull off to badly.

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

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Rose’s closet is very late 90’s early 2000’s which I totally envy. I miss overalls so much. And that purple jacket? I NEED IT! So comfortable, so fashionable. Her outfits are made for running around with the Doctor which means they’re made for running errands too.

Aria Montgomery (Pretty Little Liars)

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Any PLL fans here? I quit watching a long time ago but I try to base my closet on Aria’s unique style. I’m a sucker for incorporating goth and skull elements into my outfits. Aria wears a lot of boots and heels so I tend to replace them with converse and vans.

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

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I thought about quitting my  dreams and becoming a librarian (second job choice). It was a dark time (for my dream of becoming being a game artist) but for real, Hermione’s style is the best for fall and winter and very comfy! It makes me want to snuggle with a book and work at a library. I love the earthy tones and splashes of pink. Stylish and homey librarian. Maybe in another life!

Favorite Things

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!

Favorite Things · Geek Fashion & Tech

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!

Five Fandom Friday

5 Fandom Friday: My Fictional Boyfriends

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Of course my Fiance is my #1 man. Every girl has her fictional boyfriends though, and I know he’d laugh at and agree with all of these! Most of these guys were picked  for their humor, just being an awesome human being, and my love for the characters they portray.

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David Tennant

Don’t roll your eyes. You knew he’d be on this list. My love for the tenth doctor has no boundaries. He and Christopher Eccleston helped me battle out some dark days with Doctor Who. Tennant is also amazing in other roles too… (Broadchurch, Casanova, I can go on all day, ya’ll).

 

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Chris Pratt

So, PrattPratt is a new love but I just can’t get enough of his goofy self. #whatsmysnack has me in tears every time he posts. I’ve loved every movie I’ve seen him in. His humor makes him one of my top fictional boyfriends.

 

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Tom Hiddleston

Total heartthrob and my favorite villain: Loki. Tom looks like he could throw you down on the bed then take you for tea with his mother later. (Look up Loki’s Dirty Whispers if you’re into that kind of thing.)

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Long time fan but fell in love with his brooding Sherlock and then his Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch is an amazing actor, and I find myself loving every character he plays (looking at you Imitation Game).

 

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Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

Bonus! You get a two for one for my last Fictional Boyfriend. Between Supernatural and all the charitable work these guys do, what’s not to love? They inspire me. Also, HUGE fan of Supernatural. The Winchesters have my heart. #alwayskeepfighting

 

Who is your fictional boyfriend? Tell me 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!

Five Fandom Friday

5 Fandom Friday: My Comfort Films

 

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I’ve been sick lately: first a cold, then the flu. I had to take 3 days off of work because I was contagious. I made myself lots of soup and laid on the couch with Padme. I was pretty miserable but watching my comfort films helped a lot! Here’s my top 5 list of favorite comfort films!

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Balto

If you haven’t seen Balto, we can’t be friends. I watch this movie for the heartwarming story and the nostalgia of my childhood. My mom can tell you I watched this 243,830,946 times. She thought she was being hilarious when she bought me the DVD a few years ago…

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Harry Potter

Can’t have this list without Harry Potter. I’ve seen the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s for my UK readers) Stone so many times I can repeat it word for word. Not only are they my favorite books, but the movies are great too!

 

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Zootopia

I know what you’re thinking: why all the kids movies? Because they’re funny, feel-good, and usually bring a tear to my eye. I find all of these things in Zootopia which I like to watch on a boring Friday night while The Boyfriend Fiance is at work.

 

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Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are basically my favorite movie duo. I love all of their movies, especially Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz with their parallels of hilarity. I dare you to watch those back to back!

 

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Monster in Paris

So I love when movies incorporate singing (LOVELOVELOVE musicals). Monster in Paris has hands down the best song I’ve ever heard in an animated movie. Plus, the story has those feel-good feels I mentioned earlier. One of my all time favorites!