What I’ve Been Loving | September 2015

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Happy Wednesday:

I’ve always enjoyed watching ‘favorites’ videos on YouTube, but have never been keen on filming them. They’re just not my type of video. Since blogging, I’ve read a few posts, from various ladies, dedicated to their current faves, so I thought why not give it a try? Well, here we are! I added a variety of topics to my favorites list: beauty, fashion, music and a few random knick knacks.

Here’s what I’ve been loving in the month of September:

Beauty

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I’ve been obsessed with the Bath & Body Works lotion Sugar Plum Dream. It has hints of sugar plum, citrus and blossoms. It’s the perfect blend of girly and sweet, making it simply delicious. This is a seasonal scent – I believe it’s only available during the holidays. I’m hoping I can get my hands on a full-size bottle soon, my current stash is running seriously low! This travel-size bottle was gifted to me by a family member.

Hi, I’m Glendaly, and I am a chapstick hoarder. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m addicted to chapsticks. I’m the type of person who, upon loosing a chapstick or balm, will go out of my way to pick up a new one, to then find the one that was originally lost a few days later. I mean, you can never have too many lip moisturizers, right? Blistex is my preferred brand for medicating and moisturizing my dry, chapped lips, but when I can’t find it any where, Maybelline’s Dr. Rescue has been my go to balm. It’s super moisturizing, and gives your lips that tingly feeling medicated lip balms are supposed to give you. In simpler words: it does its job. 

Fashion 

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I love oversized tees; I’ve been really into rocking them as dresses. This tee, in particular, has been my current obsession. First and foremost, I am a huge supporter of the artist, Plasma Slug. The dedication and love he has for both his art work and his supporters is inspiring, and I wish him all of the success in the world. His Instagram following has increased by over 2,000 followers since I’ve started working with him – hard word, dedication, and passion takes you a long way. Fashion wise: despite wearing this tee as a dress, the main reason why I’ve been obsessed with it is because of its color. It’s a bright yellow-orange color – a color I never wear – so the challenge of trying to style this piece has been such a sport. Spoiler Alert: Future outfit post coming soon.

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It’s a known fact that every girl needs a pair of black, ankle booties in there closet. I’ve been throwing these babies on with almost every outfit this past month – they are literally the easiest booties to walk in! I picked these booties up on Amazon about two years ago, and they are still going strong. They are perfect for fall: they add the perfect amount of casual sass to any look.

Jewelry 


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I’ve always been super picky when it comes to jewelry, it’s one of the many reasons why I started creating my own pieces. My Mermaid Warrior necklace [no longer available] is an official keeper in my collection. I just love the Earthy vibe it brings to any outfit.

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This is a new type of bracelet I’ve been fabricating – stretchy bands. I’ve been loving this particular one mainly because of its color. It adds a nice, subtle pop of color to any outfit.

Music

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This month, I was introduced to Melanie Martinez; I found her one day, browsing through Instagram. This is her first debut album, and it’s beautifully crafted. The entire album is a long, continuous story, following this character she portrays – Cry Baby. It’s extremely dark and twisted, but has this whimsical, circus de freak feel that just fits with my soul perfectly. Her track Carousel was used as the intro song for last season’s American Horror Story. Favorite tracks: Sippy Cup, Mrs. Potatoe Head, Cake, Dollhouse. 

Knick Knacks 

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Photo of my laptop screen. Sorry for the terrible quality. xo

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My knick knack favorites are both related to blogging.

The first one, posted above, is an app called Evernote. I’m still getting adjusted to the functions, but so far, I’ve been enjoying it. This app can be downloaded onto phones, tablets and computers. When you leave a note, all devices can access it, making it super easy to jot down ideas, lists, or future posts. I will definitely be venturing more into this app as the weeks follow.

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Last, but certainly not least, my journal has been a serious favorite of mine. This journal is where I keep all of my ideas for future posts, videos, anything related to my blog/vlog life. It’s somewhat similar to what I do on Evernote, however, I use the app more for drafting posts, more than anything. I picked this journal up at a local K Mart in my neighborhood for 11 dollars. I’m really big about writing down your thoughts, even if it isn’t blog related. It’s always good to keep track of ideas, dreams and thoughts that you think of – your mind is seriously an amazing thing! I feel like writing these types of things down in a sophisticated journal adds value to my thoughts, which makes me cherish my ideas so much more. The mature and serious vibes this journal evokes continuously pushes me to jot down my ideas and thoughts.

What have you been loving this past month?

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Thank you so much for reading!

‘Till Friday,

GC xo

New York Gypsy.

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Happy Monday:

I hope you had an amazing weekend!

Did you get a chance to see the blood moon last night? It was definitely a sight to see. My gypsy soul was on maximum – I couldn’t keep my eyes away!

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Though I do have a soft spot for fairies, for those of you who don’t know, my name, La Mama Hada, means The Mom Fairy in Spanish, my soul will always be one with the gypsies. I’m a total wanderer and my love for all things supernatural is serious. I have a sixth sense – I’m convinced.

My best friend asked me to tag a long with him to pick up a few things from a local Botanica for a school project he was working on. A botanica is a store that sells folk medicine, religious candles, oils, things of that nature. It’s extremely popular in Latino & Hispanic cultures.

I’m not sure if I subconsciously felt the need to channel my inner gypsy on this trip, or I just really wanted to rock my floppy hat since its official fall, but, either way, I seriously felt like myself in this outfit. It was perfect. 

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My black, high-waisted skinnies are my current obsession. I can’t wait to play around with them this season – it’s perfectly versatile! I paired my skinnies with my halter crop from the Jhene Aiko x Neff collaboration, because I love the boho-princess feel it evokes. To cover up, I threw on my Forever 21 floral kimono. The key to mixing prints is having a common color. In my case, it’s, of course, black. And to add some sass, I decided to go all out with some heeled, ankle booties.

Will you be channeling your inner gypsy this fall season?

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Hat: Billabong

Kimono: Forever 21

Halter Crop: Jhene Aiko x Neff

Denim: American Eagle

Bag: Brandy Melville

Shoes: Baker’s

Necklace: DeadGypsie

‘Till Wednesday,

GC xo

Photo Credit: Oscar Rivera *Click on his name to check out his work.

Purple Daze.

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Happy Friday:

I’m not super daring when it comes to lipsticks.

To be honest, rocking a colored pout is still a new thing for me – young Glendaly wouldn’t dare have the confidence to rock a bold, colored lip. Once I fell hard into the blogging/vlogging world, I started noticing how rocking a pretty pout brought me feelings of empowerment. It makes me feel like a woman, and I love that feeling.

If you’ve read my previous post, Orange is the New Black, you would know that the week I decided to commit to this blog, I found a free blogging class in the city. It came into my life at the most perfect time, and I thank the Universe everyday for bringing that opportunity into my life. The teacher, Melrose, who is now a good friend of mine, was the inspiration behind that post. She gave me an exercise that influenced me into rocking my “Orange Dream” lippie by ELF. I loved that post so much that I decided to style another outfit around a lip color.

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I bought this purple lipstick, Shameless by Revlon, a few months back, and it’s sad to say that I’ve only worn it twice. It’s a beautiful color, but one that makes me a bit nervous since it’s so bold. Nonetheless, I decided to give it a go and styled this outfit.

To keep the lipstick my ‘statement piece,’ I went with an all black ensemble. I mixed up the textures of black, giving the outfit some dimension. I threw on my amethyst necklace from my Etsy shop to compliment my lip color, and added shorties underneath my dress as a safety measure.

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I love the mysterious vibe purple lips radiate –  I though it was only right to bring out my floppy hat to embody that.

I hope y’all are having a wonderful Friday.

Cheers to the weekend!

‘Till Monday.

GC xo

pic01Hat: BillaBong

Dress: Brandy Melville

Bralette: Aerie

Shorts: American Eagle

Knit Cardigan: Brandy Melville

Booties: Amazon

Bag: Brandy Melville

Necklace: DeadGypsie

Love. | Open Journal Summer ’15

Happy Wednesday:

I’ve watched a few open journal type videos on youtube and always had an interest in creating my own version. I was a bit scared at first, because it’s completely different from anything else I’ve done on my channel; it’s a lot more personal. Nonetheless, I decided to go for it.

This summer was pretty wild: I’ve experienced so much, both physically and emotionally. Self love and growth have been the stars of my summer, and I am blessed to have had all of the opportunities given to me. To be honest, I’m a bit heart broken that summer is officially over.

Becoming the mom I’ve always wanted, finding the balance of living with a partner, and learning how to love myself have been such surreal lessons I’ve learned.

I’m beyond excited to see where the fall season takes me.

Here, my open journal for Summer 2015:

Thank you for stopping by.
‘Till Friday.
GC xo

NYFW Recap: FIT Showcase & Badiel’s Charity Show for Rising Stars | Fall 2015

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Happy Monday:

I can’t believe New York Fashion Week is officially over. This was the first year where I actually got the opportunity to attend a fashion show – two fashion shows, as a matter-of-fact. Both shows were a bit surreal; my love & passion for fashion was on maximum and I swear, I was in Utopia. I want to give a huge thank you to one of my good friends, and fellow fashion blogger, Melrose, for inviting me to one of the events. She introduced me to a world that I cannot wait to experience again next year!

Georgie Badiel’s Charity Fashion Show for Rising Stars:

This was Badiel’s 5th annual charity fashion show, and it’s inspired by the conditions of her home town in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The proceeds for this event goes straight into her foundation, which helps provide fresh, clean water to those who don’t have access to it back in Africa. Her cause is amazing – I love & respect Ms. Badiel for bringing change into the world through representing & showcasing up-and-coming designers. She radiated love while speaking, and I wish her many, many more successful shows in the years to come.

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Georgie Badiel speaking about her foundation.

There were 4 collections showcased: a couture collection by NYC based designer Kevin Shahroozi, dresses by Michelle Blanchard design, chic handbags by AB&B, and finally, elegant dresses designed by Anthony Eastwick.

Kevin Shahroozi, who I had the honor of meeting, is a born & raised New Yorker. His collection was very clean-cut, fresh, and definitely had European accents with his play on structure. He mostly designed pieces for men, but there were a few structured pieces for the ladies, which was a nice, added surprise. I’m very excited to see where Mr. Shahroozi heads next – his classic, yet super-structured vibe is impeccable.

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The AB&B handbag collection was super funky – I would have never thought that rocking a vintage record, as a handbag, could be so chic. The handbags are completely innovative, and can be worn in a variety of ways. I can imagine myself rocking this bag with a whimsical, bold look. Or if I’m feeling a bit casual, I could rock a basic look, making this bag the statement piece.

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The dresses designed by Michelle Blanchard were beautifully put together.  The collection varied from everyday looks, office attire, and nightlife fashion. This collection had a great mix of classic fits mingled with lively prints & colors.

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There was a brief intermission, where artist Peace Simon came on stage and did a live art show…upside-down. Everyone was a bit confused at first, but once the painting was done, and the canvas was turned over, we saw a clear painting of the one and only Bob Marley. Very impresssive, Mr. Simon.

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Though the show had a beautiful mix of fashion pieces & artists, the last collection was by far my favorite: Anthony Eastwick. His collection had a variety of vibes – it ranged from modern elegance to hints of renaissance and romance, and as a theater major, I seriously appreciated the elements he added into this collection. The collection flowed beautifully, with no dress going unnoticed.

One of the models killed one of his gowns: the beautiful Jayka. She’s 6’1, french, and has the aura of a queen.

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I am so glad I got the opportunity to experience this show – thank you again, Melrose, for inviting me. It was definitely a night to remember.

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Fashion Institute of Technology: Proffesor’s Runway Escape Fashion Show

This fashion show was held at the Empire Hotel, 63rd St and 7th Ave, on its rooftop. There was a spectacular view of the city, which added a true NYFW vibe to this event. The Fashion Institute of Technology showcased 3 collections, all inspired by the psychology program they offer at the school.

This was an interesting take on fashion design, and one I was totally excited to take a peek at. Here are a few pieces I really loved:
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I actually found the FIT event through Eventbrite, which is both a website and an app that I totally recommend you all checking out. They have a variety of events, both free and payed, that are great for individuals who want to network with other creators in any field. I have attended a variety of events through this app: parties, fashion shows, even workshops about marketing & personal branding. This app has completely changed my life.
The world offers opportunities for everyone to go out and experience a new part of their city – you just have to be willing to put yourself out there. 

The experiences of attending these fashion shows is definitely something I can see myself doing for seasons to come. I love how both of these shows were cheap and free to attend, making it accessible to everyone who enjoys fashion.

With that, see you next year NYFW.

Thank you so much for reading.

‘Till Wednesday:

GC xo

Outfit Diary: Summer ’15 | Lookbook

Happy Tuesday:

I hope y’all had an amazing weekend!

Am I the only one who’s a bit heartbroken that summer is already over? I feel like I learned so much about myself – self love & personal growth has been a huge part of my summer. Though I’m not fully ready for the transition into fall, I am excited to see where the next few months take me. All good things come to an end; all I can do is welcome the coming season with open arms, positivity and love. 

I’m ending this summer with two videos: both are considered ‘open journals.’ The first one, which is at the end of this post, is all about a few outfits I wore this summer that I really liked, but did not document via Youtube or WordPress. The second video, which will be up next Tuesday, is a more personal open journal. I’m a bit nervous about this video, mainly because I’ve never filmed a video like this before. I am super stoked to share it will y’all, either way!

What are you looking forward too this upcoming season? Sweater weather? Hot chocolate? The holidays with you family?

Hope you enjoy this video:

Which outfit would you wear?

‘Till Thursday.

GC xo

First Week of School Outfits: Lookbook Fall ’15 | College Edition

Happy Friday:

Two posts in two days? What?!

I’m a bit backed up on posts; I prefer every other day, but, I’m still getting adjusted to my college schedule. Give me another week or two, and I’ll be back to a proper schedule. Ya know, life happens sometimes, and the only real thing you can do about it, is just go with the flow.

Last week was my first, official, full week of classes; and I’m on campus from Monday – Thursday. I wanted to share with y’all the outfits I wore my first week back.

I do apologize for my outfits being relatively basic & casual. If you read my last post, you would know that I was asked to participate in two events as a vendor. Prepping for those events, plus starting school, being a mom & trying to keep up with my love & social life pretty much made me a zombie the entire week. All I wanted to do was dress in comfortable clothes, and be chill.

Stay ‘till the end of the video – I mention briefly what my next two videos are going to be about. I’m super stoked for the next few weeks.

Which outfit did you like best?

‘Till next week.

GC xo