Disney Fashion on the High Street!

Being a fan of Disney might not be something that most people consider to be necessarily geeky, however, in my experience being a fan of Disney fashion tends to be quite a geeky trait. I love Disney and would quite happily show off my Disney pride in any way I can. Unlike other franchises, Disney is pretty popular in UK high street stores as it’s consider to be something that most (if not all) women like so there was plenty to choose from. A lot of the time though it was sleepwear or underwear though; a not so subtle suggestion that women don’t want to wear these sorts of things? 😛 You’ll also notice a reoccurring theme or lack of theme, namely what retailers think are the most popular Disney characters so lots of the Mouses and Princes. I did managed to dig out a few other items and they are here in this post, so enjoy!

Check out the rest of the board below for more items!

 

 

Primark

Nightdresses

As I said, sleepwear was a common theme and despite the connotation that women only want to be seen in Disney clothes in their bedroom, some of them are downright cute. Primark have finally updated their website (hurray!) to actually show products which means I can bring you these goodies. There’s the beautiful Aladdin Nightdress in a deep burgundy, followed by some pure cattitude from the Aristocats Marie Nightshirt, and finally this fantastic ‘I speak fluent Disney’ nightdress (it’s listed as a pajama top, it looks way too long to be a top to me) which I would LOVE as t-shirt.

 

 

Pyjamas

Primark also have some really cute Pyjama sets in right now, and I loved the fact that they had a variety of characters as well! First up are a personal favourite of mine; Chip ‘n’ Dale. I used to love Rescue Rangers when I was a kid so every time I see anything with these guys on I’m super happy.  Next is an awesome set of Aladdin PJs featuring the genie, and then there’s a cute pair set of Thumper Pyjamas.

 

 

Socks

We’re finally getting to something you can show off in the day time 😉 Primark have some fabulous Disney socks right now including the ones featured here: Little Mermaid, Mrs Potts & Chip, Stitch and Disney Team.

 

Miscellaneous

Here are a few more ‘outgoing’ *wink* Disney items I found while exploring the Primark website. They have a nice range of caps, including these two; a Minnie Mouse cap complete with ears and a bow and a plainer Mickey Mouse one. This Mickey Mouse hoodie was one of the few non-sleepwear items I could find. And yes, I am aware that a cushion is not a fashion item – but this Lion King Hakuna Matata cushion is just so awesome! I had to include it and I want one so badly!

 


 

Sports Direct

 

Sports Direct still has some good stuff on offer, including some great Disney swimwear which considering the weather in the UK right now is right on point! Their Disney range includes these two great items which aren’t your usual run of the mill Disney. The Disney Princess swimwear set is dark and gothic, and the Swimming Costume features the often overlooked villains. There aren’t many t-shirts listed and this Disney Princess Rose T-Shirt (also available in pink) and Minnie and Mickey arguing T-Shirt were the only ones available.

 

 

Uniqlo

 

Personally I’m not a big fan of Uniqlo as I find that their women’s t-shirts tend to be terribly unisex, however, they are the only UK high street store that goes out of it’s way to collaborate with geeky franchises. They did so with Disney and you view the whole collaboration here. I’ve chosen a few of my favourite pieces to show you here; Jasmine t-Shirt, The Little Mermaid t-shirt, Minnie and Daisy BFFs t-shirt,   Minnie and the sun t-shirt,   Mickey and the Sun shorts, and Mickey sweat long sleeve dress.

 

 

TK Maxx

 

I found some great T-Shirts over at TK Maxx including these Snow White and Cinderella ones which appear to be part of a series so check out the pinterest board for the others. It was great to see a Tinkerbell and Bambi t-shirt too instead of sleepwear for a change 😉

 

 

George at Asda

 

 

Last of all I bring you my best finds. George at Asda had some great Disney stuff and here are my favourites. I am absolutely in love with this Beauty and the Beast Squad Goals T-shirt! The colours and design of this Aladdin pyjama set is gorgeous, and then there’s two unique mouse designs; a red Minnie top and an ice cream Mickey t-shirt.

Over to You

I hope you enjoyed this months Geek on the High Street!

Have you seen something you need to add to your wardrobe asap?

Do you think that something’s overdone (princesses, mouses) or do you not mind, you just love Disney in any form?

What characters/movies do you wish designers featured more?

How do you feel about Disney usually being relegated to sleepwear?

Let me know in the comments, I always love to hear from you <3

Do you speak fluent Disney? Get your Disney Geek on with these awesome fashion items availble in UK high street stores! Includng Aladdin, Tinkerbell & more!

Star Wars Fashion on the High Street!

Geek on the High Street - Star Wars Day Edition!

May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars day to all my fellow Star Wars geeks! It seemed fitting that the first in the new Geek of the High Street series was dedicated to this day. Sadly though, I don’t have much to bring you. There is a distinct lack of anything Star Wars in most British high street stores directed at women. At best we get a few smatterings as seen in this post and the pinterest board, or unisex items. While menswear and kidswear (again primarily boys) are filled to the brim! Even my go to Sports Direct let me down this time. Maybe I’ve just timed it badly and it’s in between stock changes (I hope!) and not a sign of things to come.

I’m going to highlight a few of my favourite things, and then there is the pinterest board for you to browse at your leisure. The Star Wars board featured below is just one section of the bigger Geek of the High Street board so don’t forget to check out the whole board and follow it for your geeky fix!

 

Star Wars Icon denim jacket

 

First up is this gorgeous denim jacket from Gap. The Star Wars™ Icon denim jacket is originally priced at £69.95 but is currently down to £44.99 and is perfect for the coming summer months!

 

star wars rebel graphic joggers

 

Another item that caught my eye in Gap’s fab Star Wars Icon series is these quirky jogging bottoms that allow you to show your rebel pride while you work out or relax at home. There’s a matching top and even better? It’s also on sale, down from £44.95 to £21.99!

 

 

This Stormstrooper t-shirt has been given a bohemian make-over and would look great under your new denim jacket 😉 Find it in the sale at Sports Direct for £7.50.

 

star wars Rey force of nature boots

This may look like just an ordinary boot, however, it’s actually part of an awesome collaboration between Clarks and Star Wars. The Rey, women’s Nature Collection comes in three colours; Grey, Black and Sand (featured here). Each comes in a different colours that reflect the character and her outfits, and feature an exclusive Rey heel detail. They’re priced quite high at £95.00, but Clarks has a good reputation so these are worth the investment.

 

Star Wars BB-8 iPhone 7 Case

 

I am a sucker for cute Droid Star Wars phone cases (I’m currently rocking an R2-D2 one myself!) and this BB-8 iPhone 7 case  from TK Maxx is super cute and a bargain at £7.99!

 

Don't forget to check out the pinterest board for more items!

 

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Geeking By in March

Just Geeking by in March

Umm…. where the hell did March go?! It feels like I just finished February’s geeking by post, and I almost didn’t realise this one was due out. Woops! It really doesn’t feel like I did much at all for most of this month and then bam, The Sci Fi Weekender convention (22nd – 25th) was suddenly upon us. Since I’m dedicating a whole post to that experience that might mean this monthly update is a bit on the wee side of things. ((Image from Public Domain Images.))

 

All Clear

Let’s start with what has been the elephant in the room for me for a while now; my chest x-ray came back perfectly clear. Yep, nothing at all. I literally blurted out ‘really?!’ at my doctor because I was so sure I’d seen something in the x-ray and because I had been feeling that rotten. Fast forward a few weeks and I’m weaning myself off my migraine medication and lo and behold, I start to feel better. Apparently the one I was on did wonders for my migraines and then I had the massive infection at the start of year and it triggered a nasty side effect. I’ve now stopped it completely and about to start the 2 weeks of 0 medication before starting a new one. My doctor has also referred me to a headache specialist, which considering I’ve had migraines since I was 17 and have never seen one, sounds like a good plan.

I’m also stopping one of my main medications to swap to a new one. I’m on a high dose, it’s not working as well as it used to and it’s an old medication so my doctor recommended changing it. It’s a scary process, however, I’m at that stage of my health conditions where it is just about fine tuning my medications. Now’s the best time to do it as I have plans later on in the year.

 

Blogging

With each month that goes past I feel like I’m getting more organised and in control again with my blog. There’s a slow and gentle increase in activity from my end of things and I’m happy with the progress I’m making. I’d hoped to start a new blog series this month, and eventually I realised I was not going to get to it this month. That wasn’t a big deal, it’s something I could easily shift to the next month. Next month I’m hoping to just continue as I am and not over do it.

 

To Azeroth!

The last few months I’ve been talking about how Chris and I have been playing Divinity 2, this month it took a back seat as Chris got back into World of Warcraft and has been playing catch up. He now has all 110 characters, and I’ve been helping him complete the Broken Shore and Argus campaigns one by one. It’s so much fun and also so hard watching him play through all the class hall campaigns and mount quests because I am sooo bad at keeping my mouth shut about spoilers. I don’t do it maliciously! I just get overly excited or forget and let something slip /facepalm. We are big WoW nerds so we talk about the lore a lot, and there’s just so much lore and stuff to discuss from the class quests.

We also got a fantastic surprise this week – Battle for Azeroth ALPHA invites! We’ve had beta invites before, however, these are our first alpha ones and I’m sooo excited! Realistically I know I don’t have the energy to stream or video, so I’ll be posting stuff on my blog instead. So if you’re interested keep an eye out! We’ll be playing through the horde storylines as we play Alliance main and want to keep that side of things a surprise for when the game goes live. We’ll be taking a small peek at Alliance side, such as exploring zones but we’ll be avoiding quests and storylines. There will, of course, be loads of screenshots.

 

Diving back into comics

I finally broke my reading hiatus! Last year I read through (most of) the DC New 52 comics. If you don’t know much about comics, especially the big guns like DC and Marvel, there tends to be different lines that usually act as a relaunch of the universe and character storylines. So the New 52 was a useful place for a newbie like me to start, and I read most of the big story arcs. I tried to read some of the smaller ones, and succeeded for a bit until my enthusiasm tailed off and I got distracted by something else. I’d been putting off starting the new line, Rebirth, which would take me up to date rather than playing catch up because I felt completionist guilt. That lasted until this month 😛

I finished off (aka caught up to current issues) Wonder Woman first; when I first started reading DC I’d accidentally read her Rebirth arc first, got thoroughly confused and popped back to the New 52 line. That meant I didn’t have much of her left to read, so I quickly headed into the Bat family starting with the man himself, moving onto Detective Comics, Nightwing, Batwoman and Batgirl. I’m now onto Red Hood and the Outlaws.

I also popped my head out of DC to read the new World of Warcraft chronicle which was really interesting, exciting and actually personal for me because the lore has finally caught up to in game events. It was great fun and really made everything come together and feel epic. It’s hard to put into words, I guess the best way to describe it would be to say that it made it feel like we’d been a part of something bigger and not just playing a game. That sounds silly, however, WoW has become as much about the community spirit as it has the game and for me the Chronicle solidified that.

 

Time to Weigh In

Ironic subtitle since I haven’t actually weighed myself yet. I needed to pick up some new clothes before we went to the convention and had a big shock when I saw myself in a full length mirror for the first time. Holy crap I’ve put on so much weight. I mean, I knew I had put some on. I just didn’t realise how much. I wasn’t happy, and thankfully I was buying clothes in Yours Clothing which is a plus sized clothing chain in the UK which helps women feel comfortable with their size. I was at least able to buy clothes that made me feel better about it. Now that my chest problems are sorted out I need to get my health and weight sorted out. I loved the keto diet I went on; it worked amazingly well and I know that works best for my body now, which is great. Problem is I have zero energy to prepare and cook all those fabulously tasty and healthy meals. So I’m heading for the protein milkshakes to replace my breakfast and lunch, and starting gentle exercise. Doing so will help my energy levels and help combat the fatigue so I can get back onto the keto diet.

 

Telly Catch Up Time

I did spend most of the month on my Silent Witness binge, and then I went to a sci fi convention and came back wanting to watch alllll the shows. I’ve only caught up with Hawaii 5-0 so far. I watch a whole bunch of crime tv shows, so there’s all those to catch up on, as well as some sci fi/fantasy ones (including comic based). You can see what I’m currently watching by checking out (or following me!) on Trakt.tv, a site that lets you ‘check in’ and track tv shows and movies.

Hawaii 5-0 was an interesting one to start with because there were some major cast changes. Two of the main cast left at the end of last season due to a contract dispute (which to be honest, I agree with them and their reasons, but of course I’m sad to see them go). Both of their characters have been written out as off doing their own thing, which means there’s some new recruits Tani and Juni and Eddie the dog. Yes, I am completely and utterly in love with that dog. I am so glad he stuck around rather than being a one episode wonder as happens in so many crime tv shows. I’m missing the old guys, yet I do love the new ones especially Tani. Danny refers to her as a “female you” to Steve in the first episode and yep, she is! She’s totally holding her own against the guys and the older team members, while still showing vulnerability and youth. Lou has taken her under his wing, and it’s great to see them bonding. I’m also super happy to see Adam is now a cast regular. I always liked him as a character and an actor, but honestly, it really did just feel like he was always in Kono’s shadow. Now he’s finally not just Kono’s love interest and has a chance to shine.

I’m only up to the mid-season finale (as I probably will be with all my shows as I catch up), so I’m really curious to see what happens next. They really did leave that on a big question.

 

Over to You

Apparently I had more to say than I realised! How was your March? Personally April for me usually sucks, so I’m not looking forward to this month at all. Anything excited planned this month? Let me know in the comments!

Birthstone Series Wrap Up

Birthstones Series - Wrap Up

Just under a year ago I debuted the first of what was to be a 12 month series; The Birthstone series. It was a monthly blog series in which I created a pinterest board and used it as a mood board for a style guide for that month’s birthstone. I loved the idea, I loved doing it, and I’m still somewhat annoyed that I didn’t get to post a style guide for each individual month. I did, however, keep up with the pinterest boards and intend to keep doing so on a much lesser scale though. I had originally intended to post this months style guide for Amethyst, and then later in the year catch up on the months I had missed. The problem with that is that I would constantly be playing catch up and adding more work, rather than admitting that there are some lessons I learned from this series. Instead I decide to post this wrap up, concluding the series and providing links to all the published style guides and each individual pinterest board in one place. I also wanted to use it as a way to reflect on what lessons I learned and how to adjust my planning for future blog series (oh yes, there are more to come! 😉 ).

 

Lessons Learned

The biggest lesson was that I over-reached, and wanted to do more than I really should have. The style guides needed to be more compact, and involving less work on my part. If I want to spend hours and hours pinning things to a pinterest board, then so be it. That’s my choice and I enjoy it; it’s also great for when I’m feeling really crappy and want to be productive. Likewise, thanks to my tablet I can do it on the go and anywhere in the house. The problem was trying to then convert that into a blog post; I had to wade through loads of links and save loads of images, resize them and so forth. It took so long. The next series is going to be more definitive, more to the point and less work in that department.

I also wasn’t as sharp with affiliate links as I should have been and probably lost out on a lot of great opportunities. I’ll be working on that in the future.

 

The Complete Birthstone Series

And finally, here it is! The complete set of published pinterest boards and the published accompanying style guides. I will continue to add things I find to these boards so take the time to follow them, whether it’s your birthstone or you simply love the colour palette for that month!

 

January – Garnet

 

February – Amethyst

 

March – Aquamarine

Style Guide – Aquamarine

 

 

April – Diamond

Style Guide – Diamond

 

 

May – Emerald

Style Guide – Emerald

June – Pearl

Style Guide – Pearl

 

July – Ruby

Style Guide – Ruby

 

August – Peridot

Style Guide – Peridot

 

September – Sapphire

October – Opal

November – Topaz

December – Tanzanite

 

 

Your Thoughts?

Did you enjoy this series? Which was your favourite? Did you prefer the style guides or the pinterest boards themselves? Did it help you style your birthstone or another stone? Would you like to see other gemstone based style guides? Let me know your thoughts in the comments <3

How to Style Pearl, June’s Birthstone

How to Style Pearl, June's Birthstone

Pearl is a gorgeous one to style because it is open to so many different shades; pearls aren’t always white! They can be cream, beige, pink, blue, lavender and even darker shades of grey, blue and lavender. Essentially, they’re the dusty hues of these colours. So look for dusty pink, dusty blue and dusty lavender to pop some colour in. Due to the multi-tonal nature of pearls you can mix and match, and I’ve found a lot of great floral and patterned tops that use these colours.

The Birthstone series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third or fourth Saturday of every month.

 

 

 

 

Jewellery

You will quite often find pearl listed as bridal jewellery, especially on Etsy; don’t be put off! Pearls can be worn all year round and for all occasions!

  1. Pearl Cluster Necklace from Curvissa.
  2. Aphrodite earrings by Kimberley Selwood from Jersey Pearl.
  3. Peacock Pearl Pendant from Monkey Puzzle Jewellery.
  4. Honora Cultured Pearl  Bracelet Stainless Steel from QVC.
  5. Knitted fresh water pearl earrings by TheWoollyTangle.
  6. White Mother of Pearl Filigree Ring by KRAMIKE.

 

 

Dupes

Pearls are relatively cheap in comparison to other birthstones, and sometime it’s not easy to tell the difference between dupes. So this time around ‘dupes’ is a mixture of faux pearls, beads and generally cheaper versions of pearl jewellery.

 

  1. Blue denim pearl embellished choker from River Island.
  2. Floral Earrings from Marks and Spencers.
  3. Pearl & Blue Statement Stone Earrings from Yours.
  4. Pearl Charm Bracelet by LottieofLondon.
  5. Silver Pearl 3 Pack Earrings from Quiz.
  6. Faux Pearl Open & Mixed Rings from ASOS.

 

Colour Palettes

  1. Pearls colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  2. Pearl Bag colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  3. Cultured Tones colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  4. Winter Greys colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  5. Easter Treasures colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  6. Flora Hues colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.

 

Fashion

  1. Grey Floral & Butterfly Boat Neck Top from Yours.
  2. Stripe Wrap Top from What about this?
  3. Ruffle Trim Lace Panel Plus Size Top from Rose Gal.
  4. Pink Suede Biker Jacket from What about this?
  5. Blue and White Stripe Cotton Pearl Detail Shirt from Quiz.
  6. ASOS Top in Mesh With Ruffles & Pearl Embellishment from ASOS.

 

Dresses

  1. Peach Chiffon Pearl High Neck Maxi Dress from Quiz.
  2. Cotton Blend Lace Skater Midi Dress from Marks & Spencers.
  3. Pink Floral Dress from Yours.
  4. Printed Choker Skater Dress from Select.
  5. Beachtime Pleated Beach Dress from Curvissa.
  6. Embellished Kimono Maxi Dress from ASOS.

 

Shoes

  1. Pink Pearl Strap Flatform from Quiz.
  2. White Crochet Lace Cowgirl Boots by Heartenhandknits.
  3. Lace Inlaid Ankle Boots from Curvissa.
  4. Pearl Sandals from Curvissa.
  5. Light Pink Floral Mesh Ballerina Pump With Bow from Yours.
  6. Blue Broderie Anglais Lace Up Plimsoll from Yours.

 

Hair Accessories

  1. Lalita Embellished Statement Bando from Accessorize.
  2. Cream hair clip set from Accessorize.
  3. Crystal pearl barrette by AllThingsBAB.
  4. Pearl Hair Grip from Studio.
  5. Pearl Heart Clips from ASOS.
  6. Rose Gold Leaf Headwrap With Tie Closure from Claires.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. Owl Scarf by Shovava.
  2. Silver satin bag with lace and pearls by SophistiKatebags.
  3. Silver Dot Scarf from Curvissa.
  4. Blue faux pearl embellished denim cap from River Island.
  5. Cream Rucksack from Marks & Spencers.
  6. Enamel Cut Oversized Sunglasses from Marks & Spencers.

Nails

  1. Essie Nail Gel Couture Twill Seeker 80 from Superdrug.
  2.  Miss Sporty Precious Pearl Nail Polish Mother-of-Pearl 20 from Superdrug.
  3. Attraction Nail Polish by PromisePolish.
  4. “No Shirt? No Pants? No Problem!” Nail Polish by PepperPotPolish.
  5. Demogorgon Nail Polish from Rainbow Connection.
  6. Ciate London Mini Nail Polish in Iced Frappe Gelology from Marks & Spencers.

 

 

Make Up

  1. Autograph Colour Luxe Quad Eyeshadow in Platinum from Marks & Spencers.
  2. Matte Nude Lipstick by CrushCosmetics.
  3. Pale Dusty Pink Eye Shadow by Kmms.
  4. Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow in Gypsy Rose from ASOS.
  5. Collection Speedy Highlighter in Pearl Sheen 1 from Superdrug.
  6. Miss Sporty Waterproof Eyeliner in Millionaire Precious Pearls from Superdrug.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Pearl White Reversible Dual Phone Charger from Claires.
  2. Pearl Holographic Earbuds from Claires.
  3. Pearl Notebook-type mobile phone case by pajour.
  4. Silver Pearl Planner Paper Clip by ShopChic Designs.
  5. Ted Baker Pearls of Wisdom Womens Mini Notebook & Pen  from Hurn & Hurn.
  6. Ted Baker Womens Thistle Brogue A5 Notebook from Hurn & Hurn.

 

What do you think; is pearl a birthstone you think you could style? Do you find yourself leaning towards a particular shade/type of pearl?

I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!

 

 

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