Brooklyn Babies || Adventures of The Mom Blogger

Happy Thursday:

One of my New Year’s resolution for both my blog and YouTube channel is definitely branching out into the world of Mom Blogging. I follow so many mom bloggers who coordinate their looks with their little ones; and the swagspiration is always on point. Now that my girl is almost 2 1/2 years old, I am excited to slowly introduce her to the blogging world and hope that she enjoys it as much as I do.

I’m happy to say that our first impromptu photo shoot went pretty well.

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The last month of 2016 has been a month filled with both reflections and hardcore planning. Expect to see more of me this year – and occasionally, a very special, miniature, guest.

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Makin My Way Downtown

Outfit Details:

Glendaly:

Coat: H&M

Scarf: Thrifted

Top: H&M

Denim: Urban Outfitters

Beanie: The Baldie Movement

Belt: Old Navy

Sneakers: Vans

 

Kaelynn:

Scarf: Old Navy

Mittens: The Gap

Coast: H&M

Hair Clips: J.Crew

Denim: H&M

Sneakers: Vans

 

Thank you for stopping by; forever thankful for the love and support. Sending all of my unconditional love your way. Forever and always. ❤

Until next week,

GC & KC xo

New York Fairy.

“…She had the soul of a gypsy, the heart of a hippie, the spirit of a fairy…”

I am a proud Taurus. I know some folks aren’t into their horoscopes but I am a total horoscope junkie – I love to read them on the daily! One of the many known traits of Taurus’s is the fact that we are Earth signs – we love all things nature, and green. I totally have a connection with mother Earth and wanted to dedicate an entire post to all of her glory:

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The dress is from H&M: I am in love with how delicate and dainty I feel in it; it’s totally spot on as far as capturing the ‘bohemian’ vibes I’m constantly yearning for.

The earrings are from a local jewelry designer here in Bushwick who I happened to meet at my last Flea Market vending event; these are definitely my current go-to accessory. To check out her Instagram click here.

Both my shoes and clutch were thrifted. I will forever be a promoter of thrifting and recycling clothing. For my top 8 tips on thrifting, be sure to click here.

I’m also thinking about dedicating a post/video to the issues of Fast Fashion and how fashion really does feed off of our consumerist culture. This is something that I have personally been affected by and want to try to make a positive change in. Please let me know if anyone is interested in learning more about fast fashion and its effects on our planet!

As always thank you for stopping by!

Till next time,

GC xo

Lived In.

Happy Wednesday:

I’m a huge sucker for oversized tees.

Maybe it’s the super laid back vibe they give off, or maybe it’s the fact that they literally feel like you’re wearing your jammies – or it could be both. Nonetheless, I’m obsessed with this super, duper, totally relaxed, casual trend.

I’ve been caught wearing my oversized tee with heels – adding heels gives the overly slouchy top a more feminine feel.

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But for today’s post, I wanted to really play around with the roughed up, lived-in look.

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Sublime is definitely one of my favorite bands of all time – whenever I listen to them, I am automatically put in a good mood. When I saw this tee at my job during an overnight shift, I just knew it would be the perfect slouchy band tee.

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To give this top some edge, I added my HUF socks. There are many reasons why I love my HUF socks, but the main reason? They always add the perfect amount of honest sass to my outfits. For that true Urban, New York look, I threw on my Timberland boots. I swear  I always feel like I can kick ass when rocking ’em.

To cover up on this breezy, summer night, I completed the look with a semi-oversized denim jacket. It’s a true essential in my closet.

There’s only one more outfit left in my June Denim Diary series. I hope you’ve been enjoying my denim inspired looks! This next one is definitely my favorite look! 

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Top: Old Navy

Jacket: Gap | Thrifted

Socks: HUF

Boots: Timberlands

 

How do you style your oversized tee?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

‘Till next time,

GC xo

Birthday Haul | Video

Happy Monday:

I turned 23 on  Friday, May 13th.

My entire weekend was super chill – I spent it with my closest family members with no crazy celebration and it was honestly perfect. I like it when things are simple. 

My sister was sweet enough to take my daughter and I out shopping and for lunch Thursday afternoon. I’m super stoked about everything she got me – the clothes perfectly fit with my new maturing style.

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IG: @lamamahada

 

Friday was date night for the boo thang and I. We ate some Mexican food, had a few drinks and enjoyed each other’s company. I cherish easy going nights like these.

 

 

Kudos to darkotheshooter for the OOTD photo. Expect a full post on my birthday outfit next week.

Saturday, my mother took Kaelynn and I to the flea market. We use to go to the flea market ALL the time when I was younger, so reminiscing on that was super awesome. Oh, and to top it off: my mom gave me a whole 25$ to spend on myself. That may not seem like a lot, but when you’re go-to racks are the dollar racks – that’s what I call a shopping spree.

 

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I was super excited about everything I got that I decided to film a haul video. I am definitely planing a few more trips to the flea market this summer. There are always hidden gems at the market.

Her are the things I got for my birthday:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

‘Till Wednesday,

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

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

The Sister Tag | Video

Happy Monday:

I hope you had an amazing weekend! My weekend’s been pretty chill – I spent Saturday working on a school project at a friends house & spent my Sunday doing some Spring Cleanin’. It was desperately needed; I already feel more at ease with what’s to come as far as life & time managing goes. My foundation is organized. #blessed

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IG: @lamamahada

I managed to even get a video edited this weekend: I introduce to you my sister, Bernice.

We’ve been talking about filming this video since 2014, and FINALLY, we found time to make this Sister Tag happen. I don’t film tag videos often, so I hope you enjoy this personal video!

Sit back, relax & watch my sister and I act like fools.

Would you guys like to see more personal videos like this one? Leave any recommendations in the comments.

Thank you so much for watching1! Sending my love!

‘Till next time,

GC xo

Urban Queen.

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Happy Wednesday:

On December 15th, I started the Parsons x Teen Vogue Fashion Essentials Online course. I am seriously blessed to be able to dive into the business world of fashion through this course – I don’t really get that fix fashion gives me when I’m taking  the theater classes at my University. This online course consists of 5 different classes, and I am beyond stoked to finally be done with the first one!

It’s recommended that you take 2 weeks to complete each class, but luckily, they give students a full year to complete the entire course. With my busy, busy schedule, that’s definitley something I consider a blessing.

The first class is all about Visual Styling – expect another outfit post next week formatted very similar to this post. The assignment that inspired these series of photographs was based on a mood board I was assigned to create on Pinterest. The mood board was inspired by the aesthetics and fashion/styling images that described me. Since I am a lover of the urban, bohemian vibes, it came as no surprise that my Pinterest board screamed “Urban Queen.”

Creating the Pinterest board was the first assignment – next up, we had to create an image, or a series of images in my case, that reflect the mood board.

Here is a screen shot of my mood board:

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Since this is a fashion course, and I obviously have a fashion blog, I wanted to really showcase my inspired outfit with a full blog post – thus this post that you’re currently reading. Here are the images that were inspired by my mood board:

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I absolutely love how these photos came out! I want to give a huge thank you to my best friend, and photographer, Oscar, for capturing my vision. There’s nothing but good vibes whenever we work together.

What do you think of my outfit/aesthetic? Does it honestly reflects my mood board?

Would you be interested in me doing a full-on review on the course when I complete it? Please let me know down bellow – I would love to know!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Sending my love!

‘Till next time,

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.

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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: 

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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

Open Journal | Tranquility : BK Blizzard

Happy Friday:

This week’s video is definitely something I recently started on my channel – I love watching Open Journals, so I’ve been experimenting with this style of video a few different ways.

The first one I did, Open Journal | Love, was more poem based, with footage of different moments I experienced last summer. This open journal, which is my second, is definitely more visual based.

 After blizzard Jonas hit NYC mid-January, Darien and I decided to explore Brooklyn & I was completely mesmerized by the calm state the city was in. I brought my camera incase we saw anything wicked – and I am so glad I did!

Here is my Open Journal | Tranquility:

Do you enjoy watching personal videos from me?

Thank you so much for stopping by;

 ‘Till next week,

GC xo