2017 Emerald City Comicon Recap

Hi Lovely!

A few weeks ago Fletch and I attended Emerald City Comicon in Seattle! It was so much fun!!! This year we purchased two day passes. We normally attend on Sunday’s but decided to test out going multiple days.

Friday

Our first day was filled with lots of awesome fan art, hanging out with wonderful friends, and, of course, shopping. Fletch and I decided to start out in artist alley. My friend, Leia was up there getting stuff signed and I wanted to say hi. I met Leia when I briefly wrote for a super-awesome nerdy blog called Sub-cultured. Leia and I hadn’t met IRL before so I was excited for the opportunity to give her a big hug.

After seeing Leia we continued to walk around the artist area. That’s when we spotted our awesome  and talented friend, Nick Butler. Fletch and I met Nick back in college. Nick is a crazy good artist and I love attending these conventions because, usually, we get to see him! This year Nick had decided to actually see the con vs. sitting at a table the whole time. So, Nick walked about with us which was really cool. While walking around with Fletch and Nick I spotted MC Chris, a nerdy rapper. Nick and Fletch helped me get up the courage to say hi. It was a really short interaction that went like this.

Me: “Are you MC Chris?”
MC Chris: “Yeah”
Me: “I love your music!”
MC Chris: “Thanks.”

Then he walked away before I could ask for a photo. *Insert super-sad emoji here* Nick then went off to man his booth at the convention and Fletch and I moved on to the exhibitor hall.

Our main concerns for that day were checking out the Funko booth and the Jordandene booth. I met Jordandene owner, Jordan, via Instagram like a year ago and was, again, really excited to meet her in person. Let me tell you, Jordan is awesome!! Meeting her in person was definitely one of my highlights of the weekend. I snagged a cute shirt and then we continued to walk around.

The rest of Friday is a bit of an achy feet blur. We walked around, ate the worse pretzel of my life, and headed back to my brother’s house, where we stayed for the weekend, around 4:30pm. It’s crazy how exhausting conventions can be!!

 

Saturday

Day two was spent mostly hanging out with my lovely friend, Mikaela, and her super-cool partner, Mike! I met Mikaela thanks to the wonderful world of the internet and have grown close ever since. I was really excited to spend the day with her and to meet her boo for the first time. This may be just me BUT, it was an awesome day!

We spent most of the day walking around and, again, buying stuff. It was pretty great! We caught a few booths we didn’t see previously and we managed to grab another pop figure from the Funko booth!

Overall it was an awesome way to spend a weekend! I had a ton of fun with Fletch and we got to see a lot of amazing people. I’ll definitely be attending again next year.

Want more? Watch my vlog below!

Because I’m happy.. *sing in the tune of Pharrell’s “Happy”* (an outfit post)

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I’m so excited to share my new adorable shirt with you! My amazing friend, Becky, released a few t-shirts recently so I of course had to buy one (and now I’m debating buying her other design). This cute top features one of Becky’s signature designs, a cat, with the word “happy”. (Now do you get the title of this post?) I feel like this is one of those shirts that can automatically turn a frown upside down.

♥ Shirt | The Pink Samurai ♥ Skirt | KawaiiGoods ♥ Shoes | Bait Footwear ♥ Sunglasses | Sanrio ♥ Purse | Ross ♥

I decided to wear this cutie with my adorable skirt from KawaiiGoods because I wanted to add more color to the look. I haven’t worn this skirt yet so I was excited to take it out on the town. I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what to wear with such a loud skirt. I’m hoping to find more cute ways to style it in the future.

As previously mentioned, my top is from my friend, Becky’s shop, The Pink Samurai. Becky is a talented artist that has continuously worked towards growing her business. She’s sold subscription boxes, acrylic jewelry, prints, buttons, pins and so much more. She doesn’t shy away from testing the waters when it comes to new products and I can honestly say that I’ve loved everything I’ve bought from her shop. It’s easy to support a small business when the owner is awesome and so are the products.

Sorry if this feels like a plug! Trust me, she did not pay me (or bribe me with cute things). I just love her stuff that much!

Do you have a small business you love? Tell me about it!

Fashion changes, but style endures.

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This weekend I spent quality time with Fletch, which was wonderful. While out with Fletch I visited a cafe I haven’t been to in months. I used to frequent the establishment when I worked at my last job and haven’t been back since I left. While there the owner asked why I was so dressed up. I replied with, “this is how I dress”. This little interaction got me thinking about style. I don’t dress like a lot of my friends in my immediate vicinity. That’s not a bad thing. I love the way I dress. My cute dresses make me happy. My pins lighten my spirit. My adorable accessories bring me joy. So who cares if I don’t dress like everyone else?

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Another adorable pastel outfit plus a review of my new BB and B necklace!

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I’m super excited about today’s outfit!! Recently BB and B asked bloggers to apply to review an item from their shop. Well, I put in an application and was thrilled to find out that I was accepted (yay!). As soon as I received the adorable necklace I picked out I started planning out an outfit to pair it with. I settled on my adorable pink dress from Bonne Chance Collections. I thought the colors would compliment the necklace well.

♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Sweater | Doll Me Up ♥ Shoes | H & M ♥ Necklace | BB and B ♥

My first introduction to BB and B was at Sakuracon in Seattle last year. I saw their adorable booth and immediately fell in love. Their items are cute, whimsical, and scrumptious (but not edible). I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while now and I’ve loved seeing photos of their products. I chose this adorable necklace because I personally love macarons (so that was a bonus) and I liked the cute little raspberries in the center.

Overall I’d say this is a really nice necklace. The retail cost for this cutie is $32. It’s a little expensive but, considering I wouldn’t be able to make it myself, seems to be worth the price. I’m really excited to see what other outfits I can wear it with.

I hope you enjoyed my outfit and my styling of this adorable BB and B necklace! How would you style it?

Also, if you want one for yourself use code hellothecutielife to receive a discount!

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

Hi Lovely!

This weekend one of my favorite Disney movies was released as a live-action film. As you probably know I’m talking about Beauty and the Beast. Belle was one of the first Disney princesses whom I connected with. She was intelligent, focused on more than just finding her one true love. She was different and I liked that.

Of course I then began thinking about enjoying things made for kids. You probably know this by now but I’m a firm believer in holding onto that kid inside of you. I love toys, animated movies, and most other things that are made for children. I learned from my mom the importance of always holding onto your child-like wonder with the world. Enjoy toys and games. Laugh as often as you can. Be kind and help others. I don’t know what it is about growing up but I feel like as we age we’re taught to only look out for ourselves. We ask how something or someone will help us. How will our lives be improved? While kids just want to have fun and be happy.

So yeah. I’m holding onto that little kid inside that used to wear a handmade cowboy hat. I’m holding onto the Littlest-Pet-Shop-collecting, jelly-shoe-wearing kid that used to love playing in the mud and matching color with color.

How about you?