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

2-Piece Set: Day to Night Look

Happy Friday:

I recently picked up this 2-piece set from the Jhene Aiko x Neff collaboration and have been dying to style it.

Needless to say, I had a ton of fun filming this & cannot wait to keep on styling these pieces.

Which outfit would you wear?

GC. xo

Orange is the New Black

Happy Hump Day:

pic4The week I started this entire blog, I randomly found a free blogging class on Craigslist. It was super unexpected and, to me, an omen that blogging is where I need to spend my time and energy. It was a great experience, and I met such awesome, beautiful people.

On the last day of class, the teacher, Melrose, spent time with each person individually to help them figure out their first blogpost. I had already posted up my first, so she was helping me figure out an idea for a future post. I loved the way she guided me in finding this idea. She made me listen to music and told me to pick out any words or phrases that stood out to me. When I was done with that, the next step was to write whatever came to mind when I read these words or phrases. I definitely plan on doing this exercise again; I thought it was a neat way to keep my creative juices flowing.

I was listening to Childish Gambino’s 3005 and the phrase “High off Volcano’s” played through my headphones. And from that phrase I free wrote until the idea of rocking a bold, orange lip came to mind. It was actually supposed to be an ombre red/orange lip, but I ain’t no make-up artist. I couldn’t pull that off.

The reason why this post was so backed up was because orange isn’t my typical lip color. Not only was I scared to rock it, but I just couldn’t come up with an outfit. I eventually did, and, as y’all can see, here it is.

pic3I wanted to rock an orange lip because it’s so out of my comfort zone. “Be bold & unafraid to flaunt your orange pout, Glenda.” Yes, that’s what I told myself. My necklace is a DeadGypsie Original. Natural & dyed wood with a natural buffalo tooth pendant. My lip color is ELF’s Orange Dream.

pic5For my outfit, I tried to keep it super simple. I added hints of red & orange because when I googled how to style an outfit around an orange lip, the main tip I found was actually to rock the color orange. Which is super bold and I’m not ready for all that. Maybe for a future post?

My top is vintage; it was my mom’s back in the day. I cut off the sleeves to make it into a muscle tank type thing. My shorts are American Eagle high rise shorties. I’ve grown an obsession with high-rise jeans & shorts thanks to the trend. I rock ’em proudly.

My bag is from Urban and it’s been with me for YEARS. Best clearance item I’ve bought from Urban [20$ SCORE!]. I don’t ever want to get rid of this bag. It’s one of those bags that just sums me up perfectly. It has beads, jingles when I walk, so I feel like a gypsy, and the color is just beautiful. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to style this bag.

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Y’all saw these shoes in last week’s post; they’re my nude Steve Madden Lace Up Booties. I’m obsessed with these, more than my black ones, surprisingly. They’re just a good shoe that matches with so many things. I love clothing pieces that I can rock more ways than one. Am I the only one who appreciates a good piece?

That’s all for today’s post. I’ll catch you guys on Friday.

Stay smiling beauties.

GC. xo

Outfit Detail: Pic1

Lip: ELF’s Orange Dream

Necklace: DeadGypsie

Top: Vintage

Belt: Urban Outfitters

Shorties: American Eagle

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: Urban Outfitters

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