It’s my last day in New York City!
What better way to spend my last day then with an NYC themed OOTD video. This one was filmed by one of my good friends, Kendrin; also known as Koid24 on Instagram. Filming is his thing and I am so happy we manage to get a little collaboration video in before I left permanently.
The vision was most definitely in sync: I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Kae and I were treated to a lil’ bowling date by Kendrin & his bae a few weeks ago. Just sit back, relax, and relive a NYC night with me.
Thank you so much for stopping by & watching!
Mad love, forever & always.
Happy Wednesday –
My countdown to Florida is official: 1 more week. 7 more Days. 168 more hours. Too much?
I haven’t had the time to update the blog, but, incase you missed it, I did upload a full update video on my YouTube channel here. Due to certain circumstances, Darien and I have found that New York City just isn’t the place for us right now. It took me some time to adjust, but I’m ready for this new chapter in my storybook. While I’m still in the Big Apple, though, I’ve been hustlin’, harder than ever. Expect my next few posts to be based in NYC & collaborative.
I recently did a shoot with Amanda-Lee – also knows as @a_leethal on Instagram – who’s actually the first female photographer I’ve ever worked with. Needless to say, the #pussypower was real.
As far as the styling goes: this look was 100% inspired by Darien.
What do you think of the styling? Do you feel the skater kid vibes?
Mad love; forever and always,
Headscarf || Gift
Glasses || Firmoo
Hoodie || Darien's // Stussy
Shorts || Thrifted // DIY
Socks || HUF
Sneakers || Vans
Bag || Stussy
It’s been a good minute since I picked up a camera & shot on manual.
Before I started my blog, heck, before I even started my YouTube channel, I first became interested being behind the camera. I even applied to FIT in the hopes of majoring in Fashion Photography. But I’ll be honest, I didn’t really commit to photography the way I should have and wasn’t really surprised when I got my rejection letter, either. Life. It happens.
& I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I’ve been feeling super nostalgic lately – I’ve been itching to get back into old habits.
With that in play & my current, serious obsession with the whole Mom/Daughter-Blogger-Duo-thing, I decided to spend an afternoon shooting with my mini. When we’re out and about, she always asks me to take her photos – this just felt right.
At the end, I asked her if she had fun doing the shoot and she yelled “Yes!” with no hesitation.
Jacket: Sean John // Gift
What do you think of these photos?
Thank you so much for stopping by! Sending my love. ❤
I’m not one who normally posts up the throwbacks on Thursday’s. I, personally, don’t enjoy reliving past memories – I’m always about the now and working towards the future goals I have set for myself. Today, however, I’m breaking that non-habit with an Outfit of the Day from my 23rd birthday last May.
My birthday last year was the moment in my blogging career where I really wanted to learn how to create quality content – especially with my photos. Darien, my boyfriend turned photographer, shot these photos in RAW mode and later learned that his version of photoshop couldn’t support them. We recently updated to the latest version of Adobe Cloud and we both couldn’t be more excited. The hard work we’re going to be putting in this year is going to be r e a l.
We ended up going out to a simple dinner date in our neighborhood – nothing too crazy nor fancy. I wanted to go for a ‘casual, but cute’ look. I was super pleased with my day.
My biggest blessing though: having my boyfriend be my best friend, photographer, and biggest fan. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday companion. Or life partner, really.
Body Suit: American Apparel
Pants: Old Navy
Necklace: Forever 21
Cardigen: Thrifted | Target
Shoes: Steve Madden
As always, it’s a serious pleasure having you on the blog! Forever thankful for the genuine love and honest support.
‘Till next week,
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.
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.
Denim: Urban Outfitters
Beanie: The Baldie Movement
Belt: Old Navy
Scarf: Old Navy
Mittens: The Gap
Hair Clips: J.Crew
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
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.
But for today’s post, I wanted to really play around with the roughed up, lived-in look.
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.
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!
Top: Old Navy
Jacket: Gap | Thrifted
How do you style your oversized tee?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
‘Till next time,
I am SO excited for this weeks video – it’s super short but I promise you, it’s totally sweet.
Since starting my new job three weeks ago, I feel like I am FINALLY getting back on track with both filming & blogging.
I do plan on doing weekly videos and posts again: one video and one outfit post per week. There may be some exceptions on certain weeks were I post up two non-video posts on my blog, like this week, but overall, I do plan on getting back into a regular schedule. Thank you for keeping up with me!
Today’s video is an Outfit of the Day, featuring a special top handmade by my lovely friend and fellow blogger, Ashley, of Vivacious Lifestylin’. She, like me, has a small online shop where she sells her handmade goodies. I am a HUGE supporter of small businesses & artists, so I thought it would be fun to trade some goodies and style & feature them on our platforms. I decided to films a video because I’ve been itching to experiment with filming.
It’s that growth – I’m ready to start creating quality content, folks.
Without further or do, here is my OOTD Featuring Vivacious Apparel:
Be sure to check out Ashley’s shop Vivacious Apparel by clicking here.
Do you like how I styled my top? Any ideas on how you would style it? Drop a comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching!
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.
Darien also picked up these Bernie Nail Decals for me, too. He knows how to make a girl happy.
Of course, you are entitled to vote for whoever, but me? I’m team Bernie.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I can’t believe the summer is officially over and the school season is already upon us. I’ve been out of university the past year due to having my baby, so it’s kind of weird for me to say that my summer vacation is over. I am super excited about finishing up my last year, though!
Just so you guys know, I did takes pictures of my outfit before hand, mainly because of the busy schedule I will be having the week I start school. This might be the trend for me when it comes to school related outfits – all of my friends have already graduated, so I don’t have anyone to take photos of me on campus.
I bought my backpack about two years ago during an Urban Outfitters sale. I paid only 10 bucks for it, which is amazing! If you ever shop at Urban, make sure you do it when they have their sales. You’ll get some dope pieces for super cheap. I added patches to make it more personal – I have been collecting patches for the past few months, so expect a post soon on my collection & how I add patches to my backpack.
For my top, I went with my ‘50 Cent’ inspired tank crop from American Eagle. It’s super light weight & comfortable and I am obsessed with the way it’s cut. It has such a flattering neckline. My necklace is from my DeadGysie collection – this one in particular makes me feel like a Forest Fairy.
As for bottoms, I stole my boyfriend’s Zara sweats and rocked them in a high-waisted fashion. These pants are very comfortable and also frames me nicely.
For shoes, I went with my red Vans to add a pop of color. I also went with sneakers for my first day because I will be on campus for roughly 9 hours. My main goal with this outfit was comfort; it’s going to be fun getting use to being a college student, again.
Top: American Eagle
Sweats: Zara [Boyfriend’s]
Bag: Urban Outfitters
I hope you are all having a good end-of-summer back-to-school transition!
Until next week.
If you read my last post, you would know that Darien won a pair of Vans for me through an Instagram giveaway. Darien is my boyfriend, for those of you who are new here or just don’t know. They are the Vans collaboration with the beer Pabst Blue Ribbon. He got them in my size because he had bought a pair for himself a few months ago, through a sneaker forum. He’s the sweetest & I’m the luckiest girl in the world.
In celebration of America’s 239th birthday, Pabst Blue Ribbon went and gave away 239 pairs of kicks, for free! I was one who has always been skeptical about Instagram giveaways, but they are actually legitimate. So don’t be afraid, go ahead & enter that giveaway!
I thought it’d be cool for both us to style them. It’s been a while since we last filmed a fashion video together, so when we were officially twinning with these kicks, this video idea hit me. What do you think of our outfits? Which one is your favorite?
I never heard of this brand of beer until Darien bought his pair of Vans. But guys, let me tell you, it’s officially my favorite beer! It doesn’t have that harsh taste most beers have, and it goes down your throat easy. Know what I mean? I recommend this beer to anyone who hasn’t found that perfect beer yet – it’s perfection, I swear.
Thank you so much for stopping by – enjoy the video!