It’s no secret that The Force Awakens turned me into a loyal supporter of the First Order so buying this dress was a total no-brainer. It helps that I really love the new stormtrooper design and the lines were beautifully translated by Kelly Cercone.
For sizing reference, Bria is 5’6 and wearing a Small.
A couple of notes since some folks have asked for my thoughts on the dress. It definitely runs true to the sizing chart and does not have any stretch to it so make sure you take a look before you order. It’s a nice thick fabric so you don’t have to worry about the white being see through but the scuba wasn’t quite as nice feeling as I’d hoped. I suspect that was a compromise to get the pattern printed on it and keep the costs down. The leather accents are nicely done but the cold shoulder sleeve does not have a lot of give to it. Unfortunately, this won’t be a dress that I can wear to help out with the 501st because it restricts my upper arm movements enough to make it tricky to help someone with chest armor.
Oh yeah… and it has pockets! It’s definitely a super cute dress and I’m glad that I got it. I look forward to wearing it to plenty of conventions in the future.
Happy birthday, Imaizumi! Let’s dress up and celebrate with a sweet Sohoku surprise.
(So Imaizumi has these like, noodle arms, and one time he yanked this dude by the hair because dude was badmouthing a teammate and I think I laughed for ten minutes straight. Bike anime is great, bike anime is shounen sports that always feels bigger that what it is, bike anime is S3 finally.)
(Me, always with the ride and die.)
“Usagi” Top: Forever 21 / DIY
Black Velvet Pencil Skirt: American Apparel
Lace Bunny Ear Headband; Tights: Yesstyle
Tall Boots: BCBG
This weekend, my trip to New York City happened to coincide with the grand opening of the fourth ThinkGeek IRL store! Naturally, I had to check it out.
Walking into the store was like walking into a physical version of their website albeit far smaller. I definitely loved the little NYC/nerd touches they added like the fake subway sign pictured above. The biggest draw back is that they’re working with a relatively space and can therefore only feature a small fraction of their inventory. They make the most of the space available and have a little bit of everything. It’s unlikely that anyone will walk in and not find something that they want to buy. That said, I’d love to see them up their selection of geek clothing especially given their proximity to the Garment District.
What they definitely have working for them is a friendly staff who are more than happy to chat and help you out. Everyone there couldn’t have been nicer and made my experience shopping there lovely. Shout out to the cashier who heard me say that I was going to get myself in trouble in that store and then later on say she wanted to be the one to ring up the trouble maker.
And if you think I walked out of the store without buying anything… yeah, you probably haven’t been reading White Hot Room very long because I have terrible self control in these situations. I’m happy to say that I’m now the owner of this awesome Captain Phasma Loungefly purse (which was a total steal at only $42!!!) and this A New Hope Opening Crawl bracelet from Love and Madness!
If you want to check the store out for yourself (and you absolutely should!) head over to 33rd and Broadway. ThinkGeek is in the bottom half of the GameStop there. They are open from 9-9 on Monday through Saturday and 10-8 on Sunday.
If I could marry a jacket, it would be this one. Send out the wedding invites because Bria+Vader Jacket=OTP.
This Darth Vader jacket was just one of the pieces from the Star Wars collection that Her Universe did for Hot Topic in the fall. There weren’t a ton of pieces involved but it absolutely elevated the lines and took it to a new level. When I first saw the jacket online, I was very intrigued but unsure how I’d feel about it since I am a leather jacket snob. When I saw it in the store, I knew that I had to have it. Ever since the weather finally warmed up enough past winter coat temperatures, we’ve been in a very committed relationship.
Darth Vader Jacket: Her Universe
Bionic Dress: Mitmunk
Black Pumps: Coach
Also, I’m a massive dork who decided that doing a self-timer photo shoot with a lightsaber was a good idea. But I doubt that surprises any of you.
But can we just talk about how perfect Black Panther is. Can we. Can we.
(I can only be inspired.)
Bat Kitty Catsuit: Black Milk Clothing
Velvet Skirt: American Apparel
Chiffon Vest; Layer Necklace: Zara
We’re here to style salute the stars&stripes just one more time with our Captain America: Civil War Week so join us in this fun fashion punch-up while we, as the saying goes, are up all night to get Bucky.