Valentine’s [Nerdy] Style

With February comes that obligatory Valentine’s Day post!

For me, Valentine’s day has never been a big deal, and is just an excuse to eat really good food. These cute gift ideas and cards are a great alternative to your typical chocolate-and-roses route (which honestly, is a classic). I love finding geeky things that are still great for Valentine’s day but will hold up over time:

Kyla Is Inspired | Valentine's [Nerdy] Style

BB Mine Card | Sailor Moon Necklace | Pikachu Pin
One Punch Man Card | 8-bit Heart Magnets | PS I Love You Phone Case

What are you planning on doing for Valentine’s day? Whatever it is, I hope you have a great dat :)


Pin It

So I have shamelessly gotten into the “pin game”, or #pingame, or flair or whatever you want to call it, and I’m not looking back. I started seeing flair creep into bloggers and instagrammers I follow and when I looked into it more and started discovering artists, I was hooked.

I tried taking some fun & glittery photos but damn! Shooting gold plated pins on sparkly paper is hard. Here is my [rapidly growing] pin collection so far:

Kyla Is Inspired | #pingame

White DiamondYesterday’s Co | Ice Cream Conesockie | I Am Very BusyBando | TamagotchiFairycakes | Cotton CandyFatally Feminine
Rin & Mt Fuji – souvenirs from Japan!

Are any of my readers Free! fans? Because I definitely squealed when I saw the Rin pin. He’s become a fave and permanent fixture on my favorite blazer.

As I posted in my New Year’s resolution post, one of my goals this year is to open an online shop, and I’m toying with the idea of creating a couple of my own pin designs. I have the ideas, it’s just actually setting out and doing them! ;)

Here’s a few more pins for your flair game:
Kyla Is Inspired | #pingame

1: Thesparklecollective
2: Sugar & Vice
3: Not Magic Shop
4: Really Big Dill Shop
5: RockCakes

Do any of you collect pins or flair? What are some of your favorites? I’m always looking for more fun finds!


May Favorites

Wow, can you believe it’s May already? 2016 is flying by. March and April saw two conventions for me, so I was incredibly busy sewing up a storm for both. I’m excited to take some time and take it easy for a while!

May is always my favorite month – not only is it my birthday, but the weather is always gorgeous and it’s nice to see everyone spending more time outside. Plus, it’s mother’s day!

Here are a few things I’m loving this month:

Kyla Is Inspired | May Favorites

‘I’m Outta Here’ Luggage Tag | Kitty Bag | Sushi Pins | Kitty String Lights
New Balance Sneakers | Peas in a Pod Salt & Pepper

What are you most excited for this month?


Let’s Talk Princess Peach

Happy Thursday everyone! I would be doing my normal Friday post, but I’ll be heading out to Anime Boston tomorrow morning, so I’ll miss all of your posts!

Today I wanted to talk about a character that has held significant meaning for me since a young age: Princess Peach. I actually did a cocktail dress cosplay of her last year, and am making her amiibo dress for this year’s PAX! She is 100% my favorite Nintendo/Smash Bros character, and I can’t wait to dress like her next month!

So in honor of my favorite princess, here are some of my favorite Peach illustrations:
Princess Peach Illustrations

Paulina Ganucheau | Sakimichan

Princess Peach Illustrations

Estivador | Joshua Dunbar

& I have to throw in my own Racer Peach illustration I did last year:
Princess Peach | Kyla Is Inspired

Here are some fun Peachy themed items:
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach
Tote Bag | Laptop Decal | Earrings | Amiibo | Retro Poster | Ruffled Apron

Are you a fan of Peach? Which character do you always choose when you play Mario Kart?


Spring Favorites

I’m here writing this Spring post and I’m laughing because I have a snow day and am sitting at home in my PJ’s. Is it really Spring? It sure doesn’t feel like it.

Anyway, once the weather does start getting warmer, here are some of my favorites for this season:

Kyla Is Inspired | Spring Favorites

Chibimoon Bracelet – I have two necklaces from this same seller on etsy (both Sailor Moon themed), and I love this Chibimoon charm bracelet. Adorable!

Zip Pouch – Loving the colors in this pouch – I love keeping essentials in pouches like that at cons, and since spring means con season for me, this is perfect.

Cat “Neko” Earrings – Cat earrings! These are so cute.

Back Up Charger – Speaking of con season, I always have a back up charger on me. Why not make it cute & stylish, too?

Nike Sneakers – Lately I’ve been taking 2+ mile walks everyday during my lunch break, and my feet have not been pleased! So I’m on the hunt for cute sneakers that will keep my feet happy.

Sakura Bath Bomb – I feel like I’m way late to the party, but I only just discovered bath bombs a few months ago. This sakura scent would be perfect for spring!

What are your favorites for Spring?