My Fangirl Merch!

I’ve always been a fangirl and one of the things that a fangirl does is acquire a decent amount of merchandise. I’m a fan of many different T.V shows, musicians, actors and such. So, I have a fun little collection of merchandise. I decided to share with you guys some of the merch I’ve acquired over the last few years. Obviously, this does not include any of the One Direction merch I got as teenager…because I had a lot. I’ve accumulated these merch items over the last 3 years as I found myself feeling proud of the things I love and wanting to show them off. I did go through a period when I pushed my fangirling and merch wearing instincts down but now I realize it’s a part of who I am and I love it! 

Clueless Graphic Long Sleeve

Who doesn’t love this 90s classic? Clueless is a great movie and I’ve always related to Cher – on some level. I saw this sweater at the Urban Planet in the outlet mall near St. Catherine’s. It was just too cute to pass up!

Jonas Brothers Tie-Dye Shirt

I went to the Jonas Brothers concert in London a few weeks back and I had the best time! It was such a throwback as the last time I’d seen them in concert I was 12 or 14 years old. I spotted this blue tie-dyed shirt at the merch table and knew I needed it. This shirt is super cute tucked into jeans or high waisted shorts. I can’t wait to wear it some more!

Peter Pan Bracelet

Of all the Disney movies, Peter Pan was my favourite growing up. I used to dream about Peter taking me away Neverland. The movie really resonated with me and I’ve always had a love for it. When I saw this bracelet at a cute market in Belfast I just knew I had to get it!

Into the Light Harry Styles Shirt

As a massive Harry Styles fan I always love supporting other fans of his by buying their art and such. I spotted Allyne’s shirts on Twitter and new that I had to get my hands on some. I ended up purchasing three of her shirts but I have to say that the Step Into the Light shirt is my favourite one! Tucking it into my high-waisted black jeans is one of my favourite looks.

Scoops Ahoy Top

Scoops Troop 4ever! As a huge Stranger Things fan I knew I had to get this shirt when I saw it at Urban Behavior. The scoops troop were my favourite team from season 3 of Stranger Things. I just loved watching Steve, Dustin, Erica and Robin interact together, as in opinion, they were the funniest part about season 3. Wearing this shirt is my way of showing my love and support for the show, plus it’s cute!

Clickbait Sweater

I’m not gonna lie, I love watching David Dobrik’s vlogs. They’re just so entertaining! My little brother is a huge fan of his and got me into David’s vlogs. For Christmas 2018 I decided to get my brother the classic red Clickbait hoodie. I also decided to get myself a black Clickbait sweater. It was a great decision because it’s such a comfy sweater and I still wear it today! It’s become one of my favourite loungewear items.

Camp Half-Blood T-Shirt

I ordered this shirt on Etsy and I’m sooo glad I did! The Percy Jackson books were my favourite in elementary and middle school. They recently announced that it was going to be turned into a TV series with Disney+ and I’m so excited to see it! The Percy Jackson books were such a safe haven for me as a kid and I really connected with them, which is why I wanted a Camp Half-Blood shirt. Now, I know that in the books the shirts are orange but that colour is not cute on me so I got it in black instead. If you want a shirt like this I defs recommend you check out the Etsy shop linked above!

If you have any merch that you love please tell me about it in the comments! I’d love to see what you guys are into.

xo
Mellie

My Favourite True Crime Podcasts

Usually all I do when I’m at work (besides work) is listen to music. However, lately I went down the rabbit hole of listening to true crime podcasts on Spotify. Due to the nature of my work I’m able to listen to these podcasts while still being productive, and they make the day go by faster. I figured I could share some of my favourite true crime podcasts with you guys!

Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and her childhood bff Britt Prawat. Each episode is on a different crime, expect for their two-parters. The hosts go in depth on each case while respecting the victims and their families. You can really tell how much these cases affect them and how important it is for them to tell the stories of these victims. Crime Junkie is my favourite true crime podcast as not only do they explain the cases really well, the hosts do a great job at highlighting lessons to be learned from certain stories. Plus, they tend to cover a lot of cases that don’t get enough coverage. I also love their tagline of ‘Be Weird. Be Rude. Stay Alive.’

The Clearing

Another podcast I’m super into is The Clearing. The host goes through the story of serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards and everything that happened post-arrest. Plus, Ed Edwards’ daughter was a huge part of his arrest. Thanks to April, Ed Edwards was brought to justice and even admitted to 5 murders. The podcast also goes into detail about the myths surrounding Ed and other possible murders he might’ve committed. I like the way the host covers this story and the information that April brings to the case. If you haven’t heard of Ed Edwards I highly suggest you give The Clearing a listen.

Today in True Crime

Ever wondered if something sinister happened on your birthday? Well, this podcast explores true crime events that happened on each day. So, each episode has to do with ‘todays’ date and what happened in relation to true crime. For example, my birthday is February 12th and this year’s episode on feb. 12th was about an actress who was stabbed in 1977. It’s a bit weird listening to true crime that happened on dates like your birthday or Christmas but it’s also interesting.

Canadian True Crime

As a Canadian I find learning about true crime in Canada very fascinating. I basically NEVER hear anything about true crime in Canada. It’s so rare to read something in the news in regards to murder, kidnapping, disappearance etc. that happened in Canada, Either I’m from a tame town or those things are rarely publicized in Canadian media. I find that learning about what’s happening in my country is very eye opening and brings awareness to those cases and to the danger lurking in the dark. I can almost guarantee you that if you listen to this podcast the majority of the cases spoken about you’ve never heard of them before.

Cold Case Files

I’ve always been fascinated with cold case files that get solved years later. It’s great to get answers to a case and I feel like a lot of solved cases never make it on the news anymore. That’s why I’ve been enjoying listening to the classic Cold Case Files via podcast. I usually listen to it when I cook which is why I’m not watching the show. If you’re also a fan of solved cases then you should definitely check this podcast out!

So that’s it! I think shining a light on the cases spoken about on these podcasts is so important, especially for the victims and their family members. Hopefully I’m not alone when it comes to being interested in true crime! If any of you have recommendations on true crime podcasts or shows I’d love to hear them!

xo
Mellie