Nerdvember Day 22: Party Avengers

Inspiration:  I originally planned to wear my Gold Bubble Sherlock’s wallpaper dress to my friend’s party tonight. But due to my USC superstition of not wearing bra during USC/fucla game, I had to change the idea around. A bra-less flat chest in a tight polyester dress is bad news for everyone.

Components: Marvel heroes dress from Hot Topic. S.H.I.E.L.D earrings from Optimystical Studios. Yellow cardigan from Mod Cloth. Boots.

#Nerdvember Day 22: #Avengers for a dinner party. #settostunning

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Challenges: Remembering that I was not wearing a bra. This dress is too damn comfy!

Comments from Muggles: One guest said “Oh my gosh, I didn’t even see the pattern on your dress!” which got me all excited. But when I showed her my earrings and she just kind of nodded, I knew she was a Muggle, marveling (pun intended) at a comic book printed dress.


Nerdvember Day 20-21

Day 20: Pikachu

Inspiration: My coworker Alex has challenged me to do a Nerdvember of Pikachu or Sailor Moon. I have nothing to do Sailor Moon.

Components: Black tank. Khaki. Yellow cardigan from Mod Cloth. Red Scarf from Victoria’s Secrets. A pair of faux victory rolls (for the ears).

#Nerdvember Day 20: @ajaaacks requested #Pikachu. I obliged. #settostunning #pokemon

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Challenges: Finding the right pants. Jeans did not work well with the top. But somehow Khakis pulled it all together. Phew!

Comment from Muggles: Alex approved!

Day 21: Fight On Avengers!

Inspiration: It’s the day before the big USC-fucla cross town rivalry football game. Fortunately for me, I can support the Trojans while Nerdvember’ing with this awesome t-shirt have recently purchased. (From the boys’ section, naturally. You can only get Marvel and Star Wars USC shirts in mens’ or boys’ section because clearly girls can only wear stuff with Hello Kitty or Snoopy on it, or a USC song girl outfit.)

Components: Marvel-USC t-shirt. White thermal shirt. Ripped jeans for the Hulk.

#Nerdvember Day 21: @uscedu + @marvel. Hell yeah! #settostunning #FightOn #BeatthebRuins #fucla #Avengers

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Challenges: Being civil to all the bRUINS fans in the office. Including the founder Frieda herself!

Comments from Muggles: Fight on!


Nerdvember Day 19: Doctor Who

Inspiration: For my birthday, my friend Hazel got me this Doctor Who’s “Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey” pendant. I told her that I don’t really have anything in my closet to casually cosplay the Tenth Doctor, although I can easily do Ninth and Eleventh.

“Why don’t you be all of the Doctors at once?”

I couldn’t do all 13 but, hey, I can do all of the new Doctors (not counting the War Doctor).

Components: Purple v-neck for Nine. Wibbly Wobbly pendant for Ten. Tweed jacket for Eleven. And a hint of red socks peeking from my boots for Twelve. Just for good measure, I threw in Four’s scarf arm warmers.

Comment from Muggles: We had some visitors in the office today. When I was introduced as coming from the marketing department, this dude said, “Of course, she’s marketing,” and he gestured at the outfit. Er…thanks…I guess?

Did Hazel approve of the outfit? Having grown up watching Four–and that’s her only Doctor–hell yes she did. ;-)


Nerdvember Day 18: Ratatouille

Inspiration: I was looking for something to wear next when I spotted the skirt and thought, “Well, I don’t think there’s anything I can do for November with a Paris print skirt…wait…WAIT!!!!”

Components: You can’t see it but I have a pale pink tank top underneath the gray cardigan from Mod Cloth, so pink and gray for Remy. And of course, the now-famous Paris skirt from Stella Boutique in Bangkok.

Challenges: Taking a selfie. I hate taking the daily selfie especially when I have to fit the entire outfit into one shot. I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out this shot and it’s not even that good!

Comments from Muggles: PLENTY of compliments on the super cute skirt AND the fact that I wore a skirt to work today.  My friend Bird, the owner of Stella, has great eyes for prints. Her clothes are very sweet and girlie, so usually I don’t really buy from her. However, when I first saw an A-line dress she made out of the print, I wanted it! Unfortunately, by the time I got to Thailand, the only item left in that print was this skirt…which I practically ripped off of the mannequin the moment I saw it.


Nerdvember Day 17: Jurassic Park

Inspiration: Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park.

Component: Black t-shirt, black jeans, and black sweater. Amber necklace and pendant my mom bought me from Nepal.

Challenges: Yes, I could’ve gone with the leather jacket for this look. But unfortunately, my little jacket will not hold up against the office arctic blast.

Comments from Muggles: The necklace is ALWAYS a hit. However, to my surprise, I didn’t get that much reaction on social media for Dr. Malcolm. I know this was a bit of a stretch even in the nerd universe, but no love for “Life, er, finds a way.”

Trivia: I met Jeff Goldblum once. He’s a friend of my friend, so we went to see his jazz band performed in Hollywood once. Jeff came off the stage to say hi to everybody. He shook my hand and told me my name was cool.


Nerdvember Day 16: Birthday Soft Kitty

Inspiration: It was my birthday so I lounged around the house all day. Until I had to get dressed to get my seafood on for dinner. Soft Kitty seemed an appropriate choice.

Component: Soft Kitty t-shirt. Gray knit sweater.

And yes, I do own quite a bit of Soft Kitty items. I’m just a wee bit obsessed.

Challenges: Leaving the house. LOL I was enjoying having ZERO plan on my birthday and getting lost in my FEMA disaster zone of an office/cosplay closet that I didn’t even want to go out to dinner originally. But it’s not often that my shellfish-allergic husband would offer to take me to the Fish Camp where I gorged on New Zealand oysters and Mexican shrimps and washed it all down with California wine.

No comments from Muggles because I barely had any interaction with them all day.

Oh, and speaking of Soft Kitties…