Flower Power.

Happy Friday:

‘Tis the season of florals!

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Since the weather has gotten warmer in the past 2 weeks or so, I have been on my a-game as far as getting dressed in the morning goes. There’s just something about the spring weather that lifts up my overall mood – I feel free and ready to soar!

I was recently sent some handcrafted jewelry from an Etsy Shop called Lovely Folds. I met the designer/owner through my YouTube channel – she stumbled upon one of my videos & since then, we’ve have been chatting every so often. It was extremely kind of her to send me a few goodies – blogging about it was my first thought.

Oh, & I’m also excited because this is my first Spring related outfit post.

I wanted this outfit to be super girly while still embodying a free spirit vibe. My favorite thing about this outfit is the fact that almost all of the pieces are thrifted. Specifically, the dress, denim jacket and shoes are all thrifted. I’ve been wanting to rock these shoes for a bit and thought it matched perfectly with the delicate florals on the dress. To keep things classic, I threw on a medium wash denim jacket.

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For accessories, I went with my straw floppy hat from Forever 21 because it’s going to be a necessity for protecting my baldie head from the UV rays. As for the baby scarf,  they’re my new obsession. I have a trillion of ’em! My mom first gave these to me back when I was a preteen but I never had the confidence to rock ’em. She dropped them off a few weeks ago & I immediately wanted to add them to all of my outfits! They scream Spring!

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My favorite jewelry piece has to be the Geometric Origami Earrings. I love how they have such spunk, especially with the black and white color combo. The cat earrings are super cute and the necklace is such a fun piece. These are small details that would really add some personality to any basic outfit! Or it can be the added funk to your already funky outfit – it’s perfect.

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I’m noticing that my style is slowly changing, becoming a lot more mature and I couldn’t be more excited to be experiencing this growth. Especially fashion wise. Stay tuned – I have a lot more outfits, lookbooks and styling videos in the works.

Be sure to check out Lovely Folds Etsy shop – prices are super inexpensive, the quality is superb and the pieces are made with real love! What more could you ask for?

Thank you again, Irene, for sending me these pieces. I’ve been wearing them nonstop!

Thank you for stopping by,

‘Till next week,

GC xo

Hippie Princess.

 

Happy Friday:

I am slowly, but surely making progress in my Parsons x Teen Vogue Fashion Essentials online course. Seriously, I’m SO thankful for the fact that we are given a full year to complete it.

I recently finished the last assignment of the first course – Unlocking Visual Style. I had to submit a layout similar to my first assignment: we had to upload images to a Pinterest board and create/capture a separate imagine completely inspired by them. Here’s the post of my first assignment if you’d like to check it out: Urban Queen.

This assignment, however, was dedicated to my story, who I am & how I can visually represent myself. We had to take photos of our room and create an outfit inspired by them. This one was a little bit tricker because it’s a bit of a challenge to create an outfit inspired by interior design. Maybe it’s just me but whenever I look at my room, 8 out of 10 times, it’s a complete mess & I swear that’s exactly how I feel!

Nonetheless, here’s a screenshot of my board:

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The outfit I came up with is pretty girly, with a hint of casualty. There’s an unkept vibe  oozing from the distressed jacket, which I feel represents me perfectly. I wore my Plasma tee as a dress – Plasma is  always hustlin’ hard & is a New Yorker, that’s that real inspo. HUF socks were added because they’re such a fun accessory and I threw on my JC Tardy’s because they are a huge part of my life as far as fashion blogging/vlogging goes. My favorite fashion vlogger wore these a ton when I first started watching YouTube videos, so when I found them on Poshmark, I just needed them in my life. No lie, they hold immense sentimental value to me. I added the gray beanie to go with the casual vibe & used the fake flowers as a prop to represent my love for Earth. I’m definitely a hippie princess.

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  • Beanie: H&M
  • Earrings/Necklace: DeadGypsy & Co
  • Jacket: Thrifted & DIY | Levi’s
  • Tee: PlasmaSlug
  • Shorts: American Eagle
  • Tights: H&M
  • Socks: HUF
  • Shoes: Jeffery Campbells

What do you think of my outfit? Does it represent my Pinterest board well?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

‘Till next week,

GC xo

Pura D’or Review & Shave Routine. | Video

Happy Wednesday:

A few months back, I was sent a few haircare products from a company called Pura D’or. I have haircare products italicized because if you’ve been following me for a bit, you would know that I actually don’t have hair at all. I’m a proud Baldie.

Giving love to your scalp is a necessity. Now more than ever if you’re a baldie like me. Conveniently enough, Pura D’or contacted me at the perfect moment – they offered to send me products to help with my dry scalp! I haven’t spoken about this much in my blog or YouTube channel, but since shaving bald, I noticed that I do have issues with dry scalp. It flakes every time I clip my hair and it sometimes start itching, especially when my hair is growing back in.

I’ve been using these products non-stop since receiving them – they have even become a part of my weekly routine! I decided while doing this review video, it’d be the perfect opportunity to share my weekly shaving routine.

The products they sent me are:

  • Scalp Therapy Shampoo
  • Healing Conditioner
  • Organic Anti-Aging Face Cream
  • Pure & Organic Arian Oil

Here are my thoughts on the products & my routine:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Till Friday,

GC xo

Feel The Bern.

Happy Monday:

With tomorrow being the NY primaries, I wanted to write up a quick post on the importance of voting.

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

Thank you, Gandhi – this is the quote that inspires a lot of my life actions.

According to statistics, folks between the ages of 18-29 are the least likely to vote. We outnumber past generations – we should be using that to our advantage!

This election is one that we need to keep tabs on. It will deeply affect the way our country functions and will indefinitely impact the future of our kids. Seriously. It’s why I’m pro Bernie. He’s fighting for things that are a lot bigger than what the other candidates are promising. He is fighting for the unjust systems our country thrives on. The systems that benefit the one percent. He’s fighting for the rights for all minorities – you being black, Latino, Middle Eastern – you name it. He’s being the change WE need to see in the world.

I recently picked up this tee from Wicked Clothing, I featured it in my last haul video which you can watch here, and decided to dedicate a post to it.

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Darien also picked up these Bernie Nail Decals for me, too. He knows how to make a girl happy.

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Of course, you are entitled to vote for whoever, but me? I’m team Bernie.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

‘Till Wednesday,

GC xo

Palm Trees.

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Happy Friday:

A few weeks back, Darien – who is my boyfriend – surprised me with a hotel suite right outside of our neighborhood. It was exactly what we needed; me being the busy gal that I am, it’s a bit hard for us to find time to really be together.

We live together, of course, so we are physically always together, but nowadays I find it hard for us to have that much needed intimate time together. It’s why I feel so blessed he managed to squeeze in this little getaway. It was lovely.

I am currently typing up this post at my local laundry mat, waiting for my 3 loads to wash & I can’t help but wish to be back at the hotel, stress-free.

I’ve also been sick the past few weeks, due to stress. Lack of sleep can really hit hard.

The stress is real.

Back to better times: I asked Darien to take photos of me wearing this outfit – I cannot wait for the warmer weather to rock this dress!

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What do you think of my outfit? Are you surviving the stress?

‘Till next time,
GC xo

50 Random Facts About Me | Tag Video

Happy Wednesday:

I filmed this video back in January, during my break, and finally got around to editing it.

I’ve always wanted to film this tag video – I don’t really know why it took me so long to do it. Either way, I hope you enjoy this one!

Hi, the name’s Glendaly & here are 50 Random Facts About Me:

 

Thank you for watching! Sending my love!

‘Till Friday,

GC xo

Collective Spring Haul ’16 | Video

Happy Friday:

I’ve done some damage to my wallet lately, and when I say damage, I mean damage. So much so, I needed to film this haul in two parts!

If it hasn’t been obvious, I am beyond ready for Spring – I’ve been shopping for Spring attire since January! There’s this feeling that Spring weather evokes that simply lifts up my hippie soul.

It’s my season.

Check out the make-up, accessories & clothing pieces I’ve accumulated in the past few months – there’s a nice variety of things!

Watch both parts here:

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Thank you for stopping by! What are your closet essentials for this Spring season?

‘Till next week,
GC xo

March Collage & Wishlist

Happy Monday:

I’m here with another monthly Collage and Wishlist! These posts have quickly become one of my favorites to post. I genuinely enjoy flipping through old magazines & pasting pictures together to reflect my current inspirations. As you’ll see, I’m seriously dying for spring to make its arrival – and stay for a bit.

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I have a serious case of the winter blues. Though New York has had a few days of Spring, global warming keeps coming back, hitting us with 30 degree weather and snow…in April. As I’m typing this post up, it’s gloomy, cold and rainy outside. Since I still have time to prep for my Spring Wardrobe, I decided to take on the challenge of creating my own capsule collection. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that having an abundant amount of clothes has honestly made it harder for me to get dressed in the morning. I find that I gravitate towards the same clothes all the time – do I really need those 15 tops that I never even glance at? This collage has a few pieces that I already own, and some pieces I hope to find via thrift store & DIY within the next few week. All I’ve been thinking about are the endless amount of outfits I can create this spring season. This is going to be my season – I am a May baby, so this is technically my season. Expect a lot of fashion videos and posts this Spring, my creative juices have been flowing non-stop!

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Spring Awakening.

This is an outfit I’ve had in my mind for a few weeks now. I’m on the hunt for the perfect off-the-shoulder top, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I recently picked up some silk fabric and have been playing around with my sewing machine, so I’m definitely planning on creating my own perfect top. When in doubt, make it yo’ self. My accessory game has improved tremendously since shaving bald and I seriously cannot wait to rock the boho vibes.  I’m forever one with the bohemian vibes.

Wishlist:

  • Denim: Boohoo Ripped BF Jeans $44
  • Top: TopShop Off-the-Shoulder Blouse $52
  • Shoes: Bamboo Chunky Heel Sandals $30
  • Bag: Montana West Western Aztec Fringe Shoulder Bag $64
  • Necklace: Leslie Danzis Glass Crystal Fringe Pendant $45
  • Headscarf: Kaly Easy Scarf $44
  • Earrings: Etsy $10
  • Nail Polish: Essie Borrowed Blue [No Price]
  • Lip: Lime Crime Buffy Velvetine Liquid Lipstick $20
  • Ariana Grande Ari Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz $59

Are you dealing with the Winter Blues? Has Spring officially hit your home town? Let me know down below!

‘Till next time,

GC xo