Sporty Chic Meets Gypsy Soul.

Happy Hump Day:

pic1I’ve been in a dark funk lately. Don’t worry, it’s not because I’ve been sad or depressed about anything. Usually when I’m in a dark funk, it means everything is going well & dandy. Black is my happy color. Anyone else feels that way or is it just me?

I came up with this outfit a few days ago; I was feeling a bit adventurous and wanted to take a walk around Dumbo, Brooklyn. SIDENOTE: Dumbo is insane, it’s currently under construction but the view you get of the city is beautiful. Literally one of my favorite spots in Brooklyn. Here’s a picture:

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No filter. xo

pic4It was midnight when we decided to head out, so I didn’t have time to pick out an outfit. I decided to grab my Brandy Melville T-shirt dress – it’s such an easy piece to style & I’ve been rocking it almost everyday the past few weeks. As a cover up, I threw on my Brandy knitted cardigan. It was a bit chilly, but not super chilly, so it was a perfect fit that night. I feel like I’ve been wearing this piece a lot more now, then when I first bought it 2 years ago. It has definitely gained it’s spot as an essential in my closet.

For my bag, I decided to go with my black Brandy Fringe bag because, as I’ve said before, fringe is my life. To be honest, I actually don’t own any other black bag, so unless I wanted to add a pop of color, this would have been my bag choice regardless.

pic3As for shoes, I decided to go with my Nike Free’s.

I use these sneakers when I go to the gym, but I do occasionally have moments when I feel like adding a bit of sporty chic into an outfit.

For jewelry, I kept it pretty simple with pieces I wear all the time. I was really into the tattoo chocker trend 2 years ago, when the 90s was first coming back to style, but I’m beyond over it. I like the bracelet version because it’s not as ‘teen’ as the necklace, but still gives off some spunk.

This was a super simple, quick outfit I put together and I absolutely love the way it turned out. You could never go wrong with an all black ensemble.

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Anyone else into the sporty chic look?

Until Friday.
GC XO

pic7Outfit Details:
Shall: Brandy Melville

Dress: Brandy Melville

Bag: Brandy Melville

Sneakers: Nike

Tattoo Bracelet: Ebay

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.

Dark Paradise.

One of my YouTube babes & I worked on a collaboration together; we both styled an outfit around the theme of ‘Boho Grunge.’

Check it out & let me know what you think.

GC xo

Lucky Ones.

pic2Happy Hump Day!

Just to make things clear, I haven’t yet figured out a schedule for my posts. I’m thinking 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
This is how it’s gon’ be broken down:

Monday: Written post.
Wednesday: Outfit/Photography post.
Friday: Video post.

I’m super stoked to use this blog as a form of expression. I honestly feel like this time, my blog WILL grow with me. I can’t wait to embark on this adventure & hope to make tons of new friends along the way.

I was speaking to Darien [my boo thang] about planning & figuring out where I should take this blog & he recommended that I should have a variety of photos, writings & videos.

I’d love to write more, both for my blog & in my free time. I have a few reasons why: Mainly, I NEED to write more. I use to love writing in high school. It was one of my favorite things to do during my free time. But as I got older, I don’t know what happened, but, my interest just disappeared. Reading & writing is one of the most magical forms of expression, I think. These two things can keep your imagination soaring – that’s amazing. I’d also love to share my experiences as a young momma in this blog. It’d be great to even have discussions about momma life with y’all! If you have any suggestions on what I should write for any future posts, please, let me know.

Fashion is my niche. Hump Day = Best day of the week. It just works.

I will forever love Youtube. I’ve thought about quitting but the love between us is too strong. So expect videos from me. Mostly fashion videos, but don’t worry, there will be some variety in content.

I don’t want this intro to be super long so I’m going to end it here. I promise, next written post is GOING TO BE a proper INTRODUCTION; all about who I am and why I’m here, posting. Stay tuned.

Back to the outfit:

To be honest, there were 2 other outfit posts that were suppose to go up today, but with the circumstances that is called my life, I had to work around distractions.

There were a few things Darien & I had to get done on Sunday, so I had to rush, quickly put an outfit together, and head out. My completed look:

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Don’t mind the fact that it’s the ending of June & I’m fully covered. It was pretty chilly in the a.m. due to the rain.

My main tip for this look: black is always the new black. TIP: When in doubt, black it out. No one can ever go wrong with wearing black. I don’t own a black t-shirt [I desperately need to change that], so I decided to add a bit of color with this burgundy/red boyfriend tee. Boyfriend tee’s are my favorite, they just fall in the right places. It was chilly, as I stated earlier, so I covered up with my knit cardi from Brandy Melville.** TIP: When wearing the same color, spice things up with some texture.

I’m so happy that I’ve managed to loose enough weight to pick up a few pair of jeans – these black high waisted skinnies from AE were such a great pick up. I’ve already worn the hell out of them! They match everything, fit me nicely, & are high waisted so food babies can easily be covered.

Shoes & Bag**: I’ve had both of these pieces for over 2 years now, and they are both two of my favorite pieces to rock. Remember my last post? I still stand by fringe being equivalent to my life. The shoes: it’s been a while since I’ve rocked these, but wearing them reminded me of why I loved them so much. Expect to see these again this summer.

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pic4For jewelry I kept it super simple with one necklace. I’m wearing the Onyx necklace from my Etsy shop. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately – it’s my current favorite go-to-piece.

This was a super simple, quick look, but is an outfit that really reflects who I am. There’s nothing wrong with being simple sometimes. It’s actually pretty refreshing.

TIP: Sit back, relax & enjoy the simple things.

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Outfit Details:

Knit Cardi: Brandy Melville

Tee: Urban Outfitters

Bag: Brandy Melville

Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters

Shoes: Jeffery Campbells

Necklace: DeadGypsie Original

‘Till Friday.
GC xo

**Statement Piece: Quality > Quantity