DIY 2-Piece ‘Track’ Suit | Self-Portraits

Happy Monday:

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The two-piece suits have been on trend for a bit now – I remember when they first became a thing back in 2015 with feminine silhouette & patterns!

Now in 2018, this trend has definitely taken a more casual, relaxed vibe – with sportswear being the go-to, preferred style. Because of my big move, it’s been really hard for me to budget in funds for new clothes – last time I did any kind of shopping was back in May of last year! As of late, I have been digging through my closet, trying to play-up & revamp my old pieces in fresh, new ways.

Combining this DIY cropped hoodie & DIY Bermuda length pants was one of the ways.

Both pieces are from Stussy – and if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I am a hardcore Stussy rep. It’s definitely one of my favorite sportswear brands – and has been for a few years now. Darien, my boyfriend, actually bought both of these pieces for me, and both are from the Men’s collection.

The Hoodie was super oversized & for that reason, I found that I never wore it. It would completely overwhelm my small frame and I never felt flattering in it. I cropped it about a year and a half ago and ever since then, I find that I reach for it more. With high-wasted anything, it works like a charm. I also like to rock it with a fitted top underneath on days I prefer to layer – it can add interest to any outfit.

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The shorts were a basic, long pair of sweats. I would always rock ’em as high-wasted due to my tiny torso, but found that because of how short I am, the leg portion of the pant never flattered my body. I’m Puerto Rican & Mexican – I cannot deny that on most occasions, my hips can’t be tamed & that can cause for some insecurities if I’m not wearing a piece of clothing that hugs my curves in the right places. I decided to chop these up as Bermuda length to keep the ‘boyfriend’ vibe to them – I’m a complete sucker for the androgyny aesthetic. With the right pair of sneakers, these shorts can really give off ‘too-cool for you’ vibes.

While looking in my closet, I realized that both of these pieces are the exact same shade of gray.  It was only right to pair them together – looks like I bought them as a set, don’t you agree?

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Are you into the 2-piece sports trend? Let me know down below how you’ve been rocking your 2-piece suit! 

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Thank you for stopping by – it’s appreciated!

Sending mad love your way, forever & always.

GC xo

5 Shoes Every Young Mom Needs in their Closet

There are different types of fashion chicks in the world – there’s the bag girl, the basics girl, & we can’t forget the denim girl. I’m going to stop there because we all know, this list is endless. I do, however, proudly pronounce myself as a member of the ‘shoe girl’ community. I am a believer that shoes make or break an outfit, and I have styled countless outfits around my shoe choice.

Here are my 5 types of shoes every young mom needs in their closet:

Comfortable Everyday Sneakers: This is an essential for everyone’s closet, young momma, old momma or not a momma. In the world of young momma’s though, this type of shoe is an essential for everyday errands. I love me a good, heeled bootie, but realistically speaking, as a mom, you’re always on the go. It being grocery shopping, doctor appointments, park dates – you guys get the picture. For color, I’d suggest going for a black pair, It matches with everything, but if you want to spice up your sneaker game with a bit of sexy, go for a red pair. My personal preference are canvas sneakers, specifically Vans. They’re affordable, comfortable if you have flat feet like myself, and are the type of shoe that with time, grows into it’s own personality. They’re fun.

Quality Running Sneakers: Y’all can think I’m a fitness junkie for adding this type of shoe in my list, but my life changed the moment I owned a pair of quality running shoes. The main reason why I bought myself a pair of Nike Free kicks, was due to the fact that I was working a retail job during my pregnancy, had cankles and was in a desperate search to find comfortable shoes. I dropped 80 bucks on them with no hesitation. I didn’t use them much during my pregnancy, though, but I found when using them for their actual purpose, I felt unstoppable. If you are into working out, staying fit and healthy, which you should be, you have kids, take care of yourself for them, then invest in a good pair of running shoes. An added bonus? Rock them in an outfit for that cool, sporty chic vibe. Hint: stay tuned for Wednesday outfit post.

Black Ankle Booties: This listing is going to have 2 parts – sorry if this is considered cheating. I honestly can’t help my love. But it’ll make sense once I explain it: you need a flat pair & chunky heeled pair. I personally think a flat pair of ankle booties is another essential in every girls closet. Its a tad bit more dressier than sneakers, but can still be worn just as casually. In my fashion world, the same can be said about heeled ankle booties. I do prefer a chunky heel, because it’s easier to strut in compared to a thinner one and it’s the perfect shoe to make any cute, casual outfit more grown up. Ladies, you know what I’m saying.

Pumps & Wedges: These are the type of shoes you’d rock on special occasions – parties, weddings, dates. You can own one or the other, or both if you’re down with the shoe girl life, like I am, yes, I own both. In black. Proudly. Again, black would be my go to, but if you’re a feisty soul, go get that neon pink pair.

Flats: I’ll be honest, as much as I love shoes, flats sometimes rub me the wrong way. I’ve bought a few pairs in my life, but only one type has stuck. Those would be my Minnetonka Moccasins. Sadly, I currently don’t own a pair. My babies died about 2 months ago. R.I.P. I would rock flats on occasions where I want to be a little more lazy with my look. As an alternative, however, if you just aren’t about the flat life, I would switch this one out with nude oxfords. Though I do love me some black, it’s nice to have a lighter pair of shoes to casually throw into your wardrobe. You’d be surprised by how many outfits compliment a nude shoe.