Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NYCC Shared Exclusive: The Clone Wars - Captain Rex Funko Pop

NYCC Shared Exclusive: The Clone Wars - Captain Rex Funko Pop | Anakin and His Angel

This morning Funko officially announced that Captain Rex from The Clone Wars will be a New York Comic Con Funko Pop exclusive. Doesn't he look great? I love his action-ready stance!

If you're not attending the convention, which is coming up on October 4th, you'll be comforted to know that our favorite Clone Trooper is a shared exclusive with Hot Topic. Typically Hot Topic Funko Pop exclusives are made available online the night prior to the release (which will be the same day as the start of the convention, the 4th of October) between 9:00-9:30 pm pst. I will update this post with a place holder link once it becomes available as well as any other necessary information about acquiring this figure. This Funko Pop will also be sold in stores.


NYCC Shared Exclusive: The Clone Wars - Captain Rex Funko Pop | Anakin and His Angel
(Image courtesy of: Chalice Collectibles)

Previously, we've seen Captain Rex sans helmet during his role in Star Wars Rebels which was an exclusive to the only Official Star Wars subscription box, Smuggler's Bounty.

I myself prefer Clone Wars Rex. What about you? Are you planning on adding this figure to your collection? Leave a comment below or send me a Tweet.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Star Wars OOTD: Forces of Destiny

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Star Wars OOTD: Forces of Destiny| Anakin and His Angel
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What I Wore

T-shirt: c/o Design by Humans
Faux Leather Skirt: H&M (Similiar)
A New Day Pumps: Target
Choker: Choker
Bracelets: Alex & Ani
Headband: Forever 21

The Star Wars animated series, Forces of Destiny, is an endearing 2D animated show that is full of adventure and fun! The two to three minute shorts cover multiple different eras in the Star Wars universe that expand the stories we already know and love in an exciting way. If you've never seen an episode before I would highly recommend watching it. You can watch Season 1 and 2 for free on the Disney YouTube Channel.

Design By Humans is an inspiring company that has focused on empowering artists from all around the world since 2007. With brands like Star Wars, Marvel and even Nintendo there's guaranteed to be a design fit for anyone's taste in fandom. Especially when they offer products like t-shirts, wall prints and even phone cases! I also love that they make their designs available to as many fans as possible by shipping both Internationally and Domestically. It's really enjoyable to browse my favorite brands because there's such a wide variety in different art styles. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many Forces of Destiny designs with sizes available for almost the whole family. It was hard to choose a favorite style but I ended up with one that represented some of my favorite leading ladies!


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Star Wars OOTD: Forces of Destiny| Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars OOTD: Forces of Destiny| Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars OOTD: Forces of Destiny| Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars OOTD: Forces of Destiny| Anakin and His Angel
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The shirt is actually a Juniors fit so I ordered a Medium (I'm typically an X-Small) and it fit just right! Upon receiving it the shirt felt rather stiff even though it's 100% cotton. I quickly turned it inside out and machine washed it on cold. I hung it to dry not only because it was already fitted but this also helps to preserve the color of the shirt and the graphic. I do this with about 95% of my wardrobe. Washing it seemed to help quite a bit and once I had it on, I found it very comfortable to wear.

I typically like to dress t-shirts up and that's the exact approach I took with this number. I tucked it into a faux leather skirt and paired it with lilac pumps by the brand A New Day that is sold at Target. I found them during the Labor Day sale for just over $10! The extra color that it brought to my outfit made me quite happy so I continued that trend with the rest of my accessories. I wore two gold and rose gold Alex and Ani bracelets. The Cupid's Arrow Wrap is actually currently on sale. The other I couldn't seem to find on their website but I did find a similar style here. I also wore a velvet choker in gold. To me chokers always add a lot of character to any outfit, especially a casual t-shirt! For an extra feminine touch I added a black bowed headband which I've had for years now. Of course I couldn't let this shoot go by without a couple of snaps of my Forces of Destiny dolls! I absolutely love each of these characters and I'm excited to expand it! The next one I have on my list is actually the Kylo Ren & Rey two-pack.

Be sure to give Design by Humans a visit and sign up for their newsletter to get 10% off your first purchase!

Tell me, what do you think of this outfit? Do you love Forces of Destiny as much as I do? Do you own any shirts and/or the dolls? What does your collection look like? Let me know in a comment below or send me a Tweet!

As always, I will share "Outfit Outtakes" from time to time on my social media pages and exclusive photos on my Patreon page. Be on the look out!

Disclaimer: This post was a collaboration with Design by Humans. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links are used in this post meaning if you purchase something from DBH I will receive a commission.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where to Buy the Star Wars Holiday Funko Pops

Where to Buy the Star Wars Holiday Funko Pops | Anakin and His Angel

Funko is getting festive this year with the release of multiple Christmas Collections including characters from Marvel and even Spongebob Squarepants. But the best characters were officially announced this morning on Funko's blog. The Star Wars Holiday line includes five different Original Trilogy characters including a Darth Vader Chase that has a glow in the dark candy cane! They are expected to release this Fall. I actually really admire the different ways each character is accessorized. So much so that I simply can't choose one favorite though I'd probably say it would be between Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2.

Each character is currently up for pre-order for $10.99 each on Entertainment Earth. They are said to be available in October.

If you're a UK resident, Pop In A Box has the figures up for pre-order at £9.99 each or 2 for £18.99! This website has them listed as available in November.

I also expect that Amazon, Gamestop, and Forbidden Planet will get their pre-orders up soon so if you prefer either of those sites be sure to check with them if you're planning on pre-ordering the figures. Of course, these figures will also be available in retail stores!

Which characters are your favorites? Will you be adding any of them to your collection? Let me know in a comment below or send me a Tweet!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Padme's Wedding Dress

Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

The wedding ceremony of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala was a simple but romantic celebration with only their favorite droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, as witnesses. My favorite moment during this scene in Attack of the Clones has always been when Anakin reaches for Padme's hand with his gold mechno-hand. It reminds me of everything they had already been through and the things to come on their new journey as husband and wife. Of course, this moment is made all the more emotional with their theme, Across the Stars, playing in the background.


Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

Padme's dress was so delicate looking which I think is what really made it stand out. I personally have never seen anyone incorporate this dress into their own wedding and I've maybe seen one person cosplay it. One of the reasons might be due to the fact that the original dress was made from a 100 year-old antique bedspread found in an antiques store in Australia by Trisha Biggar. The material was extremely limited so Biggar incorporated it with eleven off-white silk tulle pattern sections. Sandra Fullerton, an embroidery based in Sydney, used her talented team to create over 300 yards of French-knit braid for Cornely scrollwork, which joined and melded the panels. The veil was made of Maltese lace, decorated with Edwardian wax flowers and beaded pearls. Pearls were then sprinkled over both the dress and the veil. This is clearly a one of a kind piece!


Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

Yesterday a website with the most fitting name, Padme Wedding Dress, launched and is open for business! The seamstress Nancy who has a background in cosplay has made wearing Padme's wedding dress more of a reality for women across the galaxy. Each gorgeous dress is handmade to order. Nancy uses modern and high quality materials to cut, sew, and create all of the intricate details by hand and offers free customizations. If you're unmarried or have never been a member of a wedding party you might not be aware of just how expensive these alterations can be. I recall mine being a few hundred dollars so this is such an incredible feature!


Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

Nancy suggests ordering at least two months before your wedding, event, or convention you're attending. U.S. orders ship free via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days with tracking) while International orders have a flat rate of $50 (also shipped USPS Priority Mail at 6-10 days with tracking). This is a fantastic deal considering how much the cost would actually be to ship everything!


Padme's Wedding Dress | Anakin and His Angel

Padme's wedding dress is available to order now for $649.99 in a wide range of sizes from X-Small to 4XL. Honestly, when I first heard the news about this upcoming website a few weeks ago I expected the dress to be much more. I think for a handmade item with such care and passion, intricate detail, and free customization it is absolutely worth the price!

You can learn more about Nancy here, and for more information about the dress please check out the FAQ page.

Thanks to Star Wars: Fit For A Queen for some of the information provided concerning Padme's wedding dress.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Star Wars Adventures #12: An Anakin & Padme Story

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Cover by Elsa Charretier & Mauricet

When I heard about IDW's Star Wars Adventure comic book series I knew I needed to read it just by the cover alone. I don't think anyone could argue that the inspiration for it came from another certain duo in The Last Jedi. Am I right? Honestly, I'm always thrilled over any new Anakin and Padme content that is curated. Although this series is geared towards younger readers I myself enjoyed it and I truly think other A/P fans will too. This issue, #12 to be exact, was released in late July and Part 2 was recently released in August. I hope to get my hands on it soon!


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The story starts off with Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala reporting to the Jedi Council on a peculiar case they happened upon after being invited by Madam Synata, a legendary actress of high influence, to one of her highly spoken-of parties on her private ship. This was intended to be somewhat like a date for Anakin and Padme with promises between the both of them that there would be no talk of Senate or Jedi Council business. This instantly took me back to the conversations they had in The Clone Wars regarding work related topics or anything else that took time away from them and I couldn't help but smile.


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Alternate cover by Nicoletta Baldari.

After an interesting and mostly one-sided conversation with Risha Synata, Anakin and Padme are basically forced into seeing a museum centered on the different characters Synata has portrayed the following day before Synata's next theater performance. At this point I wasn't the least bit interested in this new and exuberant character but I knew something was about to happen which kept me interested along with the fact that I was curious to see what more of Anakin and Padme's interactions would look like.


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Anakin sees Padme to her room on the ship for the night but obviously invites himself in. Padme grunts in complaint about having to attend the museum while Anakin sees it as an opportunity to have a bit of fun without having to worry about the Jedi Council discovering their relationship. I really loved the way their scenes were written because it felt just like the couple we see in the films and in The Clone Wars. Authors Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet did a remarkable job staying true to their individual personalities and their relationship.


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They get to the museum and Padme is more annoyed than ever now after seeing a statue of Synata dressed as Queen Amidala misquoting an iconic moment from The Phantom Menace. Anakin tries to make light of it but Padme isn't amused until something that holds a special meaning catches her eye. She spots a backdrop of Varykino, the location on Naboo where they exchanged vows. The two playfully banter and end up sharing a tender moment only to be interrupted by several angry-eyed individuals in costumes of familiar faces all exclaiming, "No getting out of it this time Padme!". It was an ambush! At this point it was unclear to me whether they were droids or not because they all had red eyes and robotic like mouths. They begin chasing Anakin and Padme who slip through a passage way and escape their pursuers. That's when they discover a mysterious symbol and a picture that seems to indicate that Synata is actually part of the Dark Side. Even more interesting she may be working with none other than Count Dooku! And that's where Part 1 concludes the story. What an unexpected twist!

Have you read this comic yet? What did you think? I'll have an overview of the second part along with my thoughts on the blog soon. Stay tuned!

Thanks to The Moons of Iego Facebook Group for providing photos of the Anakin and Padme moments from the comic book.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Star Wars Girls In A Pixar World

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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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I love being an Annual Passholder. I grew up watching Disney movies, singing Disney songs every day and collecting my favorite Disney things so going to Disneyland with my family and friends has always been a magical experience for me. Earlier this week my sister and I went to finally check out the newly opened Pixar Pier! I personally found it very enjoyable and appreciate the fact that they added more of a Disney vibe to this particular area of Disneyland California Adventure. I've always talked about how I wish there were more Disney elements in this park so I was excited about this renovation!

On this day I didn't bring my DSLR with me so my sister helped me capture our adventures with our phones and if you ask me, they turned out pretty good. Grab a cup of coffee or tea because this is a long one my friends!


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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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First off, let's talk about what I wore! I typically like to dress comfortably when making a Disney trip. On this day I opted for a pair of American Eagle jeans, a loose fitted T-shirt by the brand A New Day from Target, my favorite Sanuk sandals, my one-of-a-kind Dark Side TIE Fighter Minnie Ears made for me by my mom, my favorite Loungefly backpack from Hot Topic along with an adorable Porg plush keychain by Funko and a Dark Side lanyard by BioWorld which was sent to me courtesy of Spencers. I've never worn a lanyard to hold my Pass before and actually liked it! I didn't have to reach into my backpack as much throughout the day which is always a plus. It was a hot day but the loose top and having my hair pushed back from the Minnie Ears definitely helped! As it got a bit cooler I threw my new Spirit Jersey on. I picked this up a couple of months ago and it's one of my favorite Disneyland purchases ever! I rarely buy apparel from the parks because it's so expensive but I instantly fell in love with the style, fit and the fact that it says Disneyland in big bold letters on the back. It's super comfortable and definitely worth the $59.99 (though as a Passholder I got 20% off). It's also available on the Shop Disney website if you're interested. I'd also highly suggest searching "Spirit Jersey" in the search bar to see all the different colors it's available in and the various styles too!


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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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The first thing we did was stand in a rather long line at Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. I had seen so many people on Instagram speak very highly about their Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait which is a non-dairy Lemon Soft-serve with Blue Raspberry Swirl. It was so incredibly tasty and I personally think it lived up to the hype. It was very hot outside so mine tilted to the side before I could get a decent photo of it. Oh, and it's also true that it will leave your mouth a green-ish blue color though I have no photo to prove it ;)


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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Next up we visited the Games of Pixar Pier which are all super adorable! Each game costs $4 to play with a space designated to purchase how ever many games you want on a playing card. My sister and I both wanted to play La Luna Star Catcher so I loaded my playing card with $8 using my debit card to pay for two games. I also saw on Instagram that everyone who plays La Luna Star Catcher is a winner and the prizes are all plushies from the Pixar short (which I have actually never seen). Obviously I had to play if I could get a plush! The game involves using a net to catch a floating star which reveals the color of the prize you won. My sister and I both got the green tier which allows you to choose from different star and moon plushies. Aren't they cute?


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There is a fun little corner in front of the Silly Symphony Swings especially for Passholders that allows you to take a photo using fun props from a Pixar movie in front of a large backdrop. This time we went it was Incredibles 2 themed. The time before it was Toy Story themed! If you don't want to take photos you can opt out and go through for a free sheet of two stickers. I enjoy little perks like these!


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There are also two other photo op areas in the Hollywood Studios area of the park where you can take photos that make you look like you're flying away with the balloons from Up or like you have Buzz Lightyear's wings!


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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Most of the time we make a stop at Elias & Company for the latest Disney fashions. I spotted several new tees and tanks for men and women by the brand Neff that were all very vibrant! Later on I also saw these same styles at The Star Trader inside Disneyland.

These were the highlights of my time at Pixar Pier but there is also so much more to enjoy including new restaurants, new snack carts and shops all creatively Pixar themed of course! As I try new things I will definitely be sharing my experiences with you.


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We also went to Disneyland and made our way over to the Donut Cart (if you're facing the castle from Main St. it's located off to the left in front of Fantasy Faire). I had heard the AMAZING Dole Whip donuts were back and expected to stand in a long line to purchase one like I did the first time I went. Surprisingly we walked right up and bought one! We were informed it would only be available a few more days and would not be coming back. I can't understand why the decision would be made to not keep them around after how popular they've been. I guess it just makes them extra special! If you're curious, it's a glazed donut that is filled with pineapple flavored filling and bits of pineapple topped with a thin layer of pineapple flavored icing and toasted marshmallow meringue. It is SO good although I do scoop off a good chunk of the marshmallow meringue so I'm able to taste everything.


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Tarzan's Treehouse is a fun little adventure when it's not too hot out (there's a lot of stairs). The music, sound effects and props all make you feel like you've stepped into the movie. It's nice going through it every so often!


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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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If you're a Star Wars fan, pin collector, and love Halloween you'll be excited to know that I spotted two new pins at The Star Trader. The C-3PO and R2-D2 set is $14.99 and the Yoda pin is $12.99. While browsing around I also noticed some new women's fashion which included a top with a cute cut-out that has Jabba's Palace on it ($36.99) and a pink tank with Darth Vader and several Stormtroopers on either side ($32.99).


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Star Wars Launch Bay is a must for any Star Wars fan! One of my favorite things about it are the character meet and greets. We chose to visit Kylo Ren and Darth Vader but Chewbacca and Rey are also on the list of characters to encounter. I think it's pretty clear what side we're on.


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For dinner we ate at one of our favorite places to get a cheeseburger at Disneyland, the Galactic Grill! I usually order the Cheeseburger meal or the Chopped Salad which is really good (it's the dressing that makes it extra special)! I always like coming here to watch the Jedi Training show while eating though it's currently a Pixar show until September 3rd in celebration of Pixar Fest.


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Star Wars Girls in A Pixar World | Anakin and His Angel
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I will end this post with a shot of Galaxy's Edge which I took along the side of the Hungry Bear Restaurant. I gasped upon the sight of it as the new building truly looked like something out of Star Wars. It reminded me of the Theed Royal Palace! I can't believe it's real and will probably have a difficult time believing I'm really there once the park opens. Next Summer can't come soon enough!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Star Wars OOTD: The Force Flex Watch

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Star Wars OOTD: The Force Flex Watch | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars OOTD: The Force Flex Watch | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars OOTD: The Force Flex Watch | Anakin and His Angel
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What I Wore:
T-shirt: Hot Topic
Wild Fable Skirt Target (Plus Size)
Watch: c/o Flex Watches
Born Wedges: Nordstrom (Similar)

Flex Watches recently acquired a license with Star Wars to launch a limited edition capsule collection of watches unlike any others you have in your collection. There are 7 different designs to choose from with options for both Light Side and Dark Side fans priced at $40.00 each. Flex Watches are all about their interchangeable bands making it fun to mix and match with their watch faces which are made of hard plastic with a stainless steel back plate. They kindly sent me the The Force Mini which is an adequate size for my super tiny wrist. Each style also comes in the Classic size which is significantly larger. I love how comfortable the ergonomic silicon band is and that it won't dig in, pinch, or scratch my delicate skin. It's also super light weight and water resistant which personally leaves me comforted knowing I don't need to worry whenever I wash my hands. The band is probably my favorite feature of this watch because I love the galaxy print! It screams my name!

Flex Watches prides themselves in offering a 2 year warranty on their watches, free shipping to anywhere in the U.S. with purchases over $60 and the best thing? They donate 10% of every single watch sale to the charity the watch represents. I love discovering companies that help you do good with any purchases you make!


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Star Wars OOTD: The Force Flex Watch | Anakin and His Angel
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Star Wars OOTD: The Force Flex Watch | Anakin and His Angel
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I decided to roll with the Dark Side theme of my watch and wear "The Jedi Must End" t-shirt I purchased from Hot Topic during Force Friday before The Last Jedi hit theaters. Dressing up t-shirts is one of my specialties so I paired it with a new plaid skirt that's part of the 90's themed Wild Fable collection at Target. It's super soft and flowy which I love being able to find in a skirt and it was only $20! The chunky black wedges definitely did this outfit some extra good. This is one of the easiest ways to dress up a t-shirt. Just tuck it into a skirt, throw on a pair of heels or wedges and wear an accessory to two. I couldn't get over how well every single item I wore complimented my new watch!


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I hope you enjoyed this new Star Wars OOTD! As always, I will share "Outfit Outtakes" from time to time on my social media pages and exclusive photos on my Patreon page. Be on the look out!

*For reference, I'm wearing an X-Small in the t-shirt and an X-Small in the skirt.

Disclaimer: This post was a collaboration with Flex Watches. All opinions are 100% my own.