I think we’ve all had that moment every morning when we’re standing in our closet, an array of clothes in front of us, and yet not a damn thing to wear. Because I can’t wear plucky graphic tees everyday, I’ve recently started trying to bring my geek-ery into the office in more acceptable ways. All hail the glory of business casual.

Buffy the TPS Report Slayer

I think Buffy’s style and personality – she’ll kick your ass but let’s not forget she’s just a young girl who had to grow up way fast and way harsh – are pretty much summed up by her wardrobe in the season one finale, Prophecy Girl. That sweet prom dress under a leather jacket? Still super awesome 17-years later.

A lacey peplum and khaki pencil skirt create a flirty silhouette that flatters all shapes, and of course offers the perfect feminine back drop for some hardcore accessories. This outfit is nothing without a nice leather jacket and silver cross, they bring the badassery! Some Mary Jane-esque heels help channel that ’90s cool. A simple bag that doesn’t compete with the jacket1 to hold all of your stuff while you’re busy slaying vampires collating brings it all together.


  1. Seriously, it makes the outfit, and I swear that has nothing to do with my undying love for Spike (okay maybe a little whatevs). 


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I’ve decided I want to move in a different direction with Geeky Mama. Instead of having one personal blog that sprawls from one topic of my fancy to the next, as well as encompassing my family and personal life, I’m going to break things up.

Going forward my personal blog will be Mom About Charlottesville. It will host chronicles of my life and family, as well as recipes, fashion and home decor DIYs, and of course local information about Charlottesville and travels.

Things involving blogging, social media, graphic design (including lots of freebies, *hinthint*) will be over at CoriMelvin.com.

And finally, here at Geeky Mama I’ll discuss all things geeky, from books to video games, reviews and technology news.

So here’s to a new direction! If you have any suggestions for how I can improve Geeky Mama, or maybe even would be interested in contributing with reviews, walk-throughs, tutorials, information, or anything else, shoot me an email: cori[at]geeky-mama.com.