July Favorites 2015 || Beauty, Fashion & More & Mini Life Update

My last favorites video was uploaded in April, I’ve since then found a few new things that I’m obsessed with.

There has also been a lot of changes in my life, so at the end of the video, I give y’all a bit of a life update. Beware, though, my baby girl totally interrupts at the end.

Here are my current obsessions:

To the Moon & Back.

Happy Hump Day:

20150725-_MG_7999First things first: I know the photos in this post are a bit different from my previous ones, that’s all thanks to one of my closest homies Oscar Rivera. His skills are insane. We are planning on collaborating weekly, so my outfit photos are going to be a bit more on the artsy side. What do y’all thing? Are you diggin’ them?

Check out his work HERE.

I was totally inspired by the moon with this outfit. This white moto vest has been in my closet for about two years now. I bought this piece about 2-3 weeks before I found out I was pregnant, so I haven’t had the chance to really style it. With being a mom & not fitting into my smaller sizes, this piece was just collecting dust in my closet. It’s definitely the main focus of my outfit. I was going for an edgy, astronaut look. Ha. Can’t even take myself seriously typing that.

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20150725-_MG_8070I combined my Brandy Melville black tie dye tank with my Neff x Jhene Aiko shorts because mixing prints is just one of my favorite things to do when it comes to fashion. I thought it was a fun way to rock the mono trend, while still keeping the funky feeling I normally aim for.

20150725-_MG_7977For shoes, I went with my black Steve Madden Ankle booties. I was originally going to rock a pair of mono heeled booties, but I wanted to keep this look relatively casual. These booties are one of my favorite pair of shoes because I can wear it with almost any outfit I put together.

Lace up booties is love. Lace up booties is life. 

As for my bag, if you’ve been following me, you would know that it’s my only black purse. My favorite thing about this bag, though, has to be the fact that its fringe. I love adding fringe to non-bohemian outfits, it’s the perfect way to add a bit of “chill vibes.”

Let me know what you guys think of these new photos!

How would you style an all white moto vest?

GC xo
20150725-_MG_8016Vest: Forever 21

Top: Brandy Melville

Shorts: Neff x Jhene Aiko

Shoes: Steve Madden

Purse: Brandy Melville

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DO Go Crying to Your Momma || Dear Glendaly;

Don’t worry.

Don’t worry about anything. I know that’s a hard thing to do, but I’m telling you, everything is going to be alright. You will find self-love and happiness. Just be prepared, it’ll come to you in the most unexpected ways.

Don’t be afraid nor question where your journey takes you; remember to always trust your journey.

Keep asking for it, keep craving it, keep thriving for it, and most importantly, keep fighting for it.

You’re a survivor. Though, it may not seem like it now, all of these raw and real things that are currently happening to you are all going to help you grow into an understanding, caring, thoughtful woman. We need more people like this in the world. We need you. 

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Gandhi 

Take care of yourself. Don’t starve. Eat three meals a day and DO NOT be afraid to snack in between. Work out and take care of your body. It’s the only one you have.

Sleep more. Sleep as often as you can. You deserve it – you body, mind, and soul deserves it.

Don’t ever be afraid to cry. It’s not a sign of weakness, I promise. Those tears are a sign of strength, it takes courage to break down and open up.

Always smile. It’s everyones best feature.

Speak up. Speak up when you know something is wrong. Speak up when you have something you want to say. Speak up no matter what it is you want everyone to hear. Speak up because it’s your given right.

You are worthy of having happiness, and everything in the world that brings you happiness.

You won’t ever be able to love another until you are able to love yourself.

Know your limit and don’t ever be afraid to say no. Your health and sanity are most important.

It’s okay to be selfish, your happiness comes before anything and anyone.

It’s also okay to be confident – remind yourself daily of how truly beautiful you are, both inside and out.

Take yourself out on a date, and remember, it’s only awkward if you make it awkward.

No matter what you see on television, magazines and any other forms of media: having blonde hair, pale skin and being super thin isn’t the only form of beauty.

Wear whatever you want, however you want. Don’t be afraid to express yourself and don’t be afraid to show some skin. Some women feel empowered by showing skin, and some don’t – both are okay.

Laugh often. Share your food. Tell retail workers to have a nice day, even if they don’t respond.

Lastly, never worry about what people think of you. We are all beautiful, despite our imperfections. We are all alive. We can all feel. We can all love.

GC xo

My Everyday Make-up Routine: Drugstore Products Only | Summer ’15

I’ve been wearing a lot more make-up lately; I think it’s because I’ve gained a substantial amount of self love in the past few weeks. That, and I’ve been seriously enjoying improving my make-up game.

Check out my latest go-to make-up look; it’s all done with drugstore products.

What are your current go to make-up products this summer?

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

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.

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