Generation Beauty LA Haul

Happy Wednesday:

It’s been almost 2 weeks since my trip to California & I’m still living on cloud 9. I have had a love for California since I was 13, and to have been able to actually experience the lifestyle – I really couldn’t have asked for a better way to come into the New Year.

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The main reason why Darien and I ended up in California for the weekend was because of Generation Beauty hosted by Ipsy. I am super thankful to have been invited to the event through the IpsyOS team; they are really big on spreading the light in the Beauty and Fashion community and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of their team.

I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of free make-up that was given out to the Attendees, so much so that I decided to share with y’all ALL the goodies.

Did you attend Generation Beauty in LA? How about in SF or NYC? I would love to know your thoughts and feelings on the experience.

Thank you again, IpsyOS for the invite! 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; forever and always sending my love your way.

GC xo

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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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

Your Audience | Parsons x Teen Vogue

Happy Wednesday:

I’m back at it again with a new Parsons x Teen Vogue assignment.

I don’t have many left to do, which is super exciting. I started this class almost a year ago! I am super close to obtaining my certificate in the Fashion Industry Essentials.

Today’s assignment is a bit different compared to the other two I recently posted up. This one focuses on playing around with your analytic information on both hootsuite.com and the built-in functions on social media websites; in my case that was WordPress & Youtube.

From the information I gathered, I learned that most of my readers are female, in between the ages of 18-24. They mostly come from the United States but I found that a few European countries [France, United Kingdom, Italy to name a few] and Brazil were other places where my content is being watched & read.

It’s really interesting learning where in the world your content is being viewed. I am definitely going to take some time to really learn how to properly use the analytical information on these tools. When examined properly, there is definitely potential of being able to use that to your advantage as far as marketing goes.

Thanks you so much for stopping by & reading.

‘Till next time,

GC xo

Top 8 Thrifting Tips From Your Friendly Native New Yorker.

So you want to start thrifting, ay’? I am a believer that everyone should become part of the #thriftsquad – not only is it budget friendly, but in a world where mass production is the norm, thrifting is one of the easiest ways to help promote recycling. To help with your new vintage venture, or to expand your strategy of thrifting, here a few of my favorite thrifting tips:

SLOW & STEADY ALWAYS WIN.

Patience is a virtue. It may seem weird that I have patience as the first tip for thrifting, but in order to find those gems your friends are always flaunting, you need to be okay with committing a chunk of time to browse and shop. The best pieces are always the ones that are hidden. Be ready to spend a few hours, a full afternoon or evening, dedicated to searching through used clothes. It’s totally worth it, promise. 

DIGGIN’ DAYS AREN’T OVER.

When thrifting, it’s okay to check every single hanger from every single section. This is a part of the equation in finding those gem pieces. That funky little boys graphic can totally work as your new go-to crop. & Those men tees are PERFECT for the latest oversized-tee-as-dresses trend. The whole store is your playground, go ahead and dig for days.

ENERGY TIP.

If you’re like me, you are extremely dedicated to making sure you are never hangry, ever. Going thrifting is no excuse to ditch breakfast or lunch. This is actually the perfect opportunity to catch up with your home girl who you haven’t seen in almost a year. Brunch date & thrifting? Yes and yes. Oh, and of course keeping snacks in your bag is a MUST. Nuts and granola are my go-to snacks, they always provide that little boost of energy.

BASIC IS OKAY WHEN THRIFTING.

I hate feeling basic, especially when it comes to my outfit choices. However, when dressing basic, it is easier to try things on over your clothes. My typical go-to outfit is tights and a cami/fitted top. Feel free to add a spunky outerwear piece to keep you from crying about the basic look; trust me though, it’ll definitely be easier for those thrift shops that have no fitting rooms. Thank you, Salvation Army. 

WILL WE MEET AGAIN?

Try to imagine if you’re really going rock that dress, top or pants more than once. This is a general shopping tip, but it’s one that I love to emphasize when thrifting because when something’s only a buck or two, it’s easy to say “Why not?” I’m guilty of this too and it’s something I’m still trying to work on. If you can’t imagine at least 3 different ways to style one piece, say no!

I CAVED: BUT IT WAS ONLY A DOLLAR!

One of my favorite things to do when I realize that I haven’t worn a piece of clothing at all is posting it up on the selling app Poshmark. Here, you can swap or sell your clothes with fellow gals who are also dealing with overflowing closets. #thestruggleisreal It’s a great way to join the revolution on recycling your clothes, and the extra cash never hurts. There are a few other apps, too: depop and vinted are a few other popular ones. If you think your pieces are vintage shop worthy – you can even create an entire Etsy page dedicated to your one-of-a-kind vintage finds. The possibilities are truly endless.

TRADING LOCALLY.

If you have a great group of gal pals, feel free to trade amongst each other. You never know the treasures that are hiding in your besties closet.

DIY.

One of my favorite ways to force myself to wear a random piece that I have yet to rock is definitely customizing it to my liking. Distressing denim, cropping tees, adding patches and bleaching can really make you want to show off that one-of-a-kind piece all the time. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE rocking DIY’ed clothing – it’s one of the coolest ways to rock your personality.

I hope you find that your next thrift trip is successful after reading this list of tips. Do you have any tips not listed here? Feel free to list them in the comment section down below! I’m always down with trying out new tricks at the thrift shop!
Thank you for stopping by,

Happy Thrifting!

GC xo

Bad Boyfriend.

Happy Friday:

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Top: Old Navy.

Off-the-shoulder is definitely one of my favorite trends this season. It’s literally all over the runaways and street style blogs. There’s just something inevitably delicate about exposed shoulders – it’s dreamy.

I’ve been dying to get my hands on a perfect off-the-shoulder top to style endlessly this spring/summer season. I found this one at my job for less than 20 bucks! I love how dainty white can be & with the added ruffle, it has the ultimate boho vibe.

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Bag: Brandy Melville. 
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Necklace: DeadGypsy & Co. ; Earrings: Thrifted ; Headscarf: Local Store. 
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Denim: Target.

To style this top, I decided to pair it with boyfriend jeans. I honestly love being able to flaunt feminine vibes with loose fitting clothing. There’s just something so powerful about being able to feel beautiful in non-fitting clothing. Am I the only one who feels that way?

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Wedges: Steve Madden

I wore my Steve Madden wedges to give my outfit a more clean feel. With all of the bagginess going on, the contrast from the shoes is what ties the look together. I added casual accessories to keep my outfit brunch date appropriate – beaded jewelry is always my go to! I simply love how sassy jewelry can make you feel: it’s the world of sassy self expression! Headscarves have been really fun to incorporate into my outfits, too. I need to pick up a few more and start playing around with different designs. This headscarf game is real. 

How would you style this off-the-shoulder top? Let me know in the comment section down below!

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I have been wanting to style my boyfriend jeans in a blogpost for the longest and since June is denim month over on my blog, I couldn’t help but go for it!

‘Till next week,

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

GRWM: Everyday Neutral Smokey Eye | Video

Happy Monday:

Today’s post is definitely different from my usual content – it’s extremely rare for me to produce beauty related videos/posts. I don’t see the point in me putting energy into the beauty department when there are SO MANY beauty bloggers and vloggers who are professionals and know every inch of that world. Me? I still can’t even do my eyeliner without a ridiculous amount of focus. That’ll be evident in this video.

I do, however, enjoy sharing my beauty related routines. I am definitely the type of makeup gal that prefers more neutral, simple make-up looks. In this video, I share with you an everyday makeup look that is a little more glam than my everyday-everyday makeup look:

 

 

Do you enjoy these types of videos? You dig the voice over? Please let me know down below – I started playing around with full-coverage make-up lately and would love to share my current routine!

Thank you so much for stopping by,

‘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.

Day Dreamer:

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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

Steal Her Style: Kehlani | Makeup & Lookbook

Happy Tuesday:

Am I the only one who is seriously obsessed with Kehlani?

She’s been blowing up like crazy since I found her August of 2014, and watching her journey has given me serious life inspiration. To know that she didn’t have a picture perfect childhood but still managed to grab her dreams of being a performer is simply amazing. As someone who grew up in poverty, had a dysfunctional home life, and still had the drive to make something of themselves – Kehlani is the epitome of working hard for what you love, and truly succeeding.

Kehalni is currently in the works of producing her first, official album, which I couldn’t be more stoked to hear! 2016 is going to be a spectacular year for the current R&B Queen. With a grammy nomination under her belt for her last mixtape You Should Be Here, I couldn’t have thought of a better start to the new year.

I’ve been wanting to film a Steal Her Style type video for a while now, and I couldn’t be happier with having Kehlani being my first gal. I definitely plan on doing another video similar to this – is there a particular musician or celebrity you’d like to see me steal her style? Let me know in the comments down below!

Check Out How I Stole Kehlani’s Look:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

‘Till Friday,

GC xo