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My #nerdvember Master Post

This year, I participated in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember contest. Each day, during the month of November, participants can earn an entry into the contest by posting a nerdy inspired outfit of the day. Those who entered 1-10 days qualify for Tier 1 : The Sidekick. 11-20 Days, Tier 2 : The Vigilante. 21-29 Days, Tier 3 : The Hero and All 30 Days is Tier  4 : The Superhero. I jumped in on the 9th day of the contest so posting everyday for the rest of the month, I’ll qualify for the “Hero”. (For full contest info and rules, check out the official post.)

I had so much fun with this photo challenge and even made some pretty rad instagram friends along the way. (For more information on each of these looks, check out my instagram @gingerkate )

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Geeky Chic Nostalgia

I’ve been having so much fun participating in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember. The nerdy-themed outfit of the day Instagram contest got me thinking about two of my favorite chic geek outfits from the past.

First up is the outfit I wore for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special: my Her Universe Red Dalek Dress with my black & white cardigan and some villain inspired jewelry including my Adipose earrings and a [Max] Capricorn necklace.

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The other, is the first time I wore my Sherlock ‘Bored’ A-Line Dress from Gold Bubble Clothing. My yellow Converse All Stars and yellow belt looked smashing with the yellow smiley face and my Sherlock Holmes “The game is afoot – Sir Conan Arthur Doyle” necklace from Hot Topic completed the look. (I even got props via Instgram & Twitter from Gold Bubble Clothing’s Creative Director (cosplayer and Set To Stunning Blogger), Victoria Schmidt!)

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Thanks for reading! And please check out my #nerdvember 2014 Master Post! Love, GK

DIY :: Sherlock ‘Bored’ Nails

I was bored and feeling creative so I decided to give myself a Sherlock inspired manicure. To try this out yourself, all you need are: 1.) White Polish. 2.) Black Crackle Polish. 3.) Yellow Polish. 4.) A very small paint brush. (You can also achieve this look using Black Polish for the main coat followed by White Crackle Polish.)

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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DIY :: Bored Sherlock Clutch

Last night, I was feeling bored and crafty and still obsessing over my Sherlock inspired dress from Gold Bubble Clothing. When my sister asked if I wanted to join her in a late night trip to Wal-Mart for some things, I started browsing the craft aisles. I spotted felt squares in an elegant black and white pattern similar to Mr. Holmes’ wallpaper and I knew what I wanted to create: a Sherlock Clutch Purse. I picked up all the necessary supplies right there and then for less than $20. Here’s what I needed:

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  • $10.00 – Thick, boxy wallet
  • $0.97 – Felt Square (I bought 4, just in case, but only used 1)
  • $2.47 – Loctite Super Glue
  • $4.94 – Krylon Spray Paint in ‘Sun Yellow’

Before starting the project, I made my own smiley face stencil out of some water color paper (any sturdy paper or card stock will work.)

After cutting the felt square win half, I roughly measured each piece with each side of the wallet to get an idea of how much to trim. Once I felt comfortable with how much fabric I was working with, I began glueing the fabric to the wallet starting at the the bottom and stretching it to the top. Then, much like wrapping a present, I glued the sides while folding the corders in.

photo 2Once the fabric was attached on all sides and the glue had dried, I was ready to spray the smiley face on. I attached my stencil and made sure the rest of the wallet wasn’t exposed either. I sprayed on one coat, let dry, then, sprayed on another coat. Of course, the felt absorbed the paint quickly and I spray quite a bit of paint each coat.

I like the outcome! I’m not too bothered by the imperfections (mainly, the less than perfect edges and sloppy looking smile.) Next time, and I do believe I will be making another one of these in the future, I’ll know how to improve upon its construction. Most important amendment: making the smiley face stencil thinner to take into account the spreading of the paint on the fabric.

photo 1Glueing the fabric to the wallet took the most time but I managed to start and finish this totally Sherlockian Clutch Purse in less than the time it took me to watch The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story on Lifetime. (Did anyone fact-check Screetch’s “memories”?)

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Thanks for reading! If you make your own Bored Purse (headband, shorts, sneakers, whatever) I’d love to see! Great things can sometimes manifest out of boredom. Love, GK

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Sherlock Bored Dress

Many weeks ago, before SDCC, I ordered the Bored A-Line dress from Gold Bubble Clothing’s Sherlock Holmes collection. Through all the Doctor Who activities, I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet. I want to begin by saying that the customer service team at Gold Bubble is impeccable! I wrote to then requesting to receive my order before SDCC (under the guise that I was actually planning on attending SDCC) and the team went out of their way to email and text me while they were attending SDCC to get me my fabulous dress. Of course, not being at the convention, or even in the same time zone, I didn’t get my order early. But they tried, hard!

So a couple of weeks ago I received a second order from them. They sent me a second Bored A-Line dress!! I wrote to customer service about exchanging my second dress for another dress from The Sherlock Holmes Collection and it was no problem. I sent back the second dress and received the Deductions A-Line Dress today! So exciting!!! Now that I have two fantastic frocks to show my Sherlock love, I had to wear one tonight while out for drinks. Here’s how I wore my Bored A-Line:

photo 1I paired my dress with a thin yellow belt to accentuate the yellow smiley face on the chest and my yellow converse all stars. To add extra Sherlock to my look, I wore my “The Game Is Afoot” necklace that I found at Hot Topic.

photo 2This is one of my favorite dresses that I’ve ever owned! It fits so perfectly and I love how feminine it is. Only a true Sherlock fan would even be able to spot this fangirl fashion must-have! Check out the entire Sherlock Holmes Collection from Gold Bubble Clothing!

Thanks for reading! Love, GK