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

2 thoughts on “Orange is the New Black

  1. I was hesitant at first too, I have the same exact lipstick and I wear it every chance I get now. Love the blog btw xoxo 🙂

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