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

February ’16 Collage & Wishlist.

Happy Friday:

My goal was to get this post up on Monday, February 29th, but with the way my life is set up at the moment, I can no longer have a set schedule for my blog or YouTube. Life’s just way to hectic.

I recently got hired as a wardrobe assistant for the costume shop at my University, so I am officially out and about 5 days a week. I’m seriously trying to work on my time managing this month. Do you have any tips you don’t mind sharing? Help a girl out & leave them down below!

Back to the point of this post: 

Even though I am a few days late, committing to monthly collage’s & wish lists are still in the plan of things.

Day Dreamer:

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February’s collage was inspired by my love for bohemian and sporty vibes.  I’ll forever be an urban child, especially being born & raised in Brooklyn, New York, the city life is my life. I channeled my inner Urban Queen for an assignment from my Parson’s x Teen Vogue Fashion Essentials online course, so the love for them vibes is real. Expect an outfit post next week on the assignment. Also in February, I came across an opportunity to work as a wardrobe assistant in the Theater Department’s costume shop at my University, and I officially started this week. I couldn’t be more happier with this job & am excited to learn more about handling clothes. I can definitely see myself using my gained experience  outside of work & into my personal & professional life. In mid-February,  I  attended a fashion show & a presale showcase during NYFW, which were both super lovely. Shoutout to my fellow fashion blogger, Sheismelrose for the invite. My next post will be dedicated to both events – stay tuned! This month has been extremely fashion filled, and I couldn’t be happier. 

 

Welcome to the Good Life: 

Casual Gal.

There’s definitely a theme happening in this post. I’ve been seeing pastel dusters everywhere lately & the struggle of wanting one is serious. Anyone else digging the pastels on outerwear? Since shaving bald, I find that I love wearing tighter silhouette’s to really flatter my figure & I’m totally digging it. It’s why I decided to add this choker/off-the-shoulder top. As far as jewelry goes, I’m all for the silver and black diamonds. Always have been, always will be. Last, but certainly not least, for make-up, all I want is lots and lots of lashes. In 2015, I got really into fresh & simple make-up looks, so I basically stopped doing my eyeliner. 2016 has been no different; since this year has started, I’ve only worn eyeliner twice – and to be honest, I don’t plan on rocking it any time soon.

  • Soho Girl: High Waisted Distressed Skinnies. $40
  • Pixie Market: Grey Chocker Off-The-Shoulder Top $65
  • Miss Selfridge: Blush Duster Coat $91
  • Alexander Wang: Mini Rockie Black Bag $644
  • Nike: Roshe One Sneakers $73
  • Billy The Tree: .24ctw Black Diamond Heart Earrings $115

 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Happy Weekend!

GC xo

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