The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, but I'm having the time of my life! In the midst of working the Hero Within booth at WonderCon this past weekend, I managed to squeeze in a shoot with my favorite photographer, Mark Edwards, and styled a pair of Star Wars pants that I've had for a while. It's been too long since I did a proper Star Wars Style post, so I was absolutely ecstatic that Mark and I were able to shoot some photos together.


I've had these Canto Bight inspired pants from Black Milk Clothing stashed away for probably six months now. It was a little too cold this winter to pull them out of the closet, so I'm very happy that it's starting to warm up and I can finally wear them.

These pants immediately caught my eye when I saw them online because they were so subtle and chic yet featured my favorite part about the Star Wars universe- the aliens! Many of the eccentric new characters from The Last Jedi are scrambled around on the print. There are even a few BB-8s scattered throughout the allover pattern. From far away, someone may not even realize that these are Star Wars pants because the pattern is so busy.

They're super comfortable, high-waisted, and have two really big pockets on the front. I've looked at Black Milk leggings for years and years, but never wanted to buy a pair because I worried they would be too sheer. These pants were amazing because they felt like leggings, but looked like trousers and were very flattering.


Since I wanted the pants to be the focus of the outfit, I paired them with a white top, metallic clutch, and a pair of red heels for a pop of color. Of course, I had to wear my signature pair of turquoise earrings too! I guess you could say this is what I'd wear if I was invited to lunch at the Canto Bight casino.


I'll be honest with you guys, my self-confidence has been at an all time low lately. I've gained a little bit of weight in the last year and I rarely get to dress up these days, so doing this shoot with Mark really made my confidence soar again. It feels so great to look at myself and actually like what I see. It's really easy as a woman to feel like you're not enough. Not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not fit enough, or even tall enough. When I see these photos, I feel like I am enough! Putting together a subtly geeky outfit is one of my favorite things to do and it felt really nice to feel this stunning again.



I ended up swapping out my tassel earrings for some hoops about halfway through the shoot as I wanted some new headshots for my business. I loved these shots so much that I wanted to share them here too. Mark and I only had about 45 minutes to get both versions of this look captured and he totally knocked it out of the park. We didn't have the best lighting or location to work with, but he is super talented and managed to make the most of our situation. 



Before I wrap this up, I wanted to share that I'll be hosting another meetup at Star Wars Celebration next week on the evening of Friday, April 12. Please come by and say hello! I'll be giving out exclusive buttons featuring Clone Wars centric art for The Dorky Diva Show along with some other fun goodies. Click here for all the event details. I hope to see you there! 

If you're in the southern California area and need new headshots, fun portraits, or anything else, I highly recommend getting in touch with Mark Edwards. He is so professional, kind, and really knows how to create a stunning photograph! I can't wait to team up with him again in the future for more Star Wars Style posts.