The Girl with the Gypsy Soul.

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Happy Hump Day:

I’m so sorry that it’s been 2 weeks since my last outfit post – things at home have been super intense. There’s a family member in the hospital who’s in critical condition, so everything has been seriously out of whack. I haven’t had the time to do anything, I feel like! Nonetheless, I managed to throw this look together on Monday for a few mom tasks I needed to take care of. There was no real effort in coming up with this outfit: I’ve come to the realization that these type of outfits, the ones I style with no real effort, are always my favorite. I loved this look because it was super effortless & perfectly flowly. My gypsy soul thrives when these two are in harmony with my look.

I hope you guys appreciate the fact that I am repeater when it comes to my clothing pieces. You guys have seen all of these pieces, at least once, in previous outfit posts. This tee is one of my favorites – oversized tee’s are a serious essential for every girl, in my opinion. They always sit perfectly on your body and if you’re short like me, you could totally get away with wearing them as a dress. With shorts underneath, of course. Wearing my tee’s as dresses is something new that I’ve been doing and I’m hooked. It’s the perfect way to flaunt my legs. TIP: Flaunt your favorite part of your body with no shame. Just make sure the rest of your outfit is proportionate. 

The shorts that I’m wearing are my high-rise shorties from American Eagle. The  pockets hang from them, which is a lovely touch because it shows that I am wearing shorts, without really having to show them.

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I went a bit bracelet crazy; it’s been a while since I’ve done that. High School, I think? It’s a great way to add spice to any outfit & is the perfect touch of bohemian. TIP: To make it extra fun, mix colors, textures & materials. 

I threw on this floral kimono for an added layer. I love wearing outer pieces in general since I almost always wear shorter things on my bottom half. I like to ensure that the booty is properly covered.

Both of my necklaces are from my Etsy shop. I’ve worn this black Onyx necklace in almost every outfit post to date & to be honest, I don’t think I’m going to stop rocking it. I combined that necklace with my Quartz necklace because I needed it’s strength. I swear by these crystals – the Earth is made with so much energy & there’s no better way to obtain that energy than by surrounding yourself with Earth’s natural accessories.

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For shoes, I went with my black Steve Madden lace-up booties because they’re the perfect everyday shoe. I’m always being blessed by the shoe gods, I swear.

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I hope y’all are having the best week! I seriously can’t believe that we’re already into the second week of August. Am I the only one who feels like this summer just came and went so fast?

pic2Top: Urban Outfitters

Kimono: Forever21

Bag: Brandy Melville

Shorts: American Eagle

Shoes: Steve Madden

Necklaces: DeadGypsie

Until Friday,

GC xo

2-Piece Set: Day to Night Look

Happy Friday:

I recently picked up this 2-piece set from the Jhene Aiko x Neff collaboration and have been dying to style it.

Needless to say, I had a ton of fun filming this & cannot wait to keep on styling these pieces.

Which outfit would you wear?

GC. xo

Orange is the New Black

Happy Hump Day:

pic4The week I started this entire blog, I randomly found a free blogging class on Craigslist. It was super unexpected and, to me, an omen that blogging is where I need to spend my time and energy. It was a great experience, and I met such awesome, beautiful people.

On the last day of class, the teacher, Melrose, spent time with each person individually to help them figure out their first blogpost. I had already posted up my first, so she was helping me figure out an idea for a future post. I loved the way she guided me in finding this idea. She made me listen to music and told me to pick out any words or phrases that stood out to me. When I was done with that, the next step was to write whatever came to mind when I read these words or phrases. I definitely plan on doing this exercise again; I thought it was a neat way to keep my creative juices flowing.

I was listening to Childish Gambino’s 3005 and the phrase “High off Volcano’s” played through my headphones. And from that phrase I free wrote until the idea of rocking a bold, orange lip came to mind. It was actually supposed to be an ombre red/orange lip, but I ain’t no make-up artist. I couldn’t pull that off.

The reason why this post was so backed up was because orange isn’t my typical lip color. Not only was I scared to rock it, but I just couldn’t come up with an outfit. I eventually did, and, as y’all can see, here it is.

pic3I wanted to rock an orange lip because it’s so out of my comfort zone. “Be bold & unafraid to flaunt your orange pout, Glenda.” Yes, that’s what I told myself. My necklace is a DeadGypsie Original. Natural & dyed wood with a natural buffalo tooth pendant. My lip color is ELF’s Orange Dream.

pic5For my outfit, I tried to keep it super simple. I added hints of red & orange because when I googled how to style an outfit around an orange lip, the main tip I found was actually to rock the color orange. Which is super bold and I’m not ready for all that. Maybe for a future post?

My top is vintage; it was my mom’s back in the day. I cut off the sleeves to make it into a muscle tank type thing. My shorts are American Eagle high rise shorties. I’ve grown an obsession with high-rise jeans & shorts thanks to the trend. I rock ’em proudly.

My bag is from Urban and it’s been with me for YEARS. Best clearance item I’ve bought from Urban [20$ SCORE!]. I don’t ever want to get rid of this bag. It’s one of those bags that just sums me up perfectly. It has beads, jingles when I walk, so I feel like a gypsy, and the color is just beautiful. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to style this bag.

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Y’all saw these shoes in last week’s post; they’re my nude Steve Madden Lace Up Booties. I’m obsessed with these, more than my black ones, surprisingly. They’re just a good shoe that matches with so many things. I love clothing pieces that I can rock more ways than one. Am I the only one who appreciates a good piece?

That’s all for today’s post. I’ll catch you guys on Friday.

Stay smiling beauties.

GC. xo

Outfit Detail: Pic1

Lip: ELF’s Orange Dream

Necklace: DeadGypsie

Top: Vintage

Belt: Urban Outfitters

Shorties: American Eagle

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: Urban Outfitters

Guns & Roses.

Happy Wednesday beauts!

pic7Today’s outfit post is a bit random – I won’t lie. That’s because the original outfit I was planning on posting today didn’t work out how it was supposed too. NOTE TO SELF: Take photos during daylight hours.

Darien & I didn’t have time to go to our usual spot, so we opt for a mini photoshoot in our backyard. It’s my go to location whenever I film OOTD’s & Lookbooks. This will be our go to spot whenever life get’s too real & we can’t go to our PLAN A spot. The life of being a parent is very unexpected.

Outfit Deets:

This outfit was inspired by the chill, urban vibes of my beloved Brooklyn. Even though I am a momma, I can’t deny that I do enjoy rocking school girl, sporty/skater type looks. My love for sporty street wear definitely appeared in my fashion radar a few years back, when Darien and I got together. When you’re with someone all of the time, you can’t help but be influenced by their presence. TIP: Find inspiration in everyone you know.

My love for 5 panels is definitely one of the things I gained from being with Darien. It’s all he ever wears. I always thought girls who rocked these type of hats were super cool, but I was always insecure about how I would look in them. Once I grew the guts to not care about what people thought of me or how I looked, I started rocking them all the time, with no shame. This hat is my first 5 panel, and I won’t ever get rid of it. The floral print screams Glendaly & the brim is a beautiful suede. Such a dope piece. TIP: Don’t be afraid to rock that killer piece of clothing. Tell yourself you will look bomb & trust me, YOU WILL LOOK BOMB.

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This boyfriend tee is literally one of my favorites. I recommend every girl picking up at least one – it literally falls on the body perfectly. Perfectly slouchy, perfectly oversized, perfectly perfect. This is one of those pieces where I’d suggest spending a few more bucks on – quality is always better than quantity. I will preach this until the end of time.

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Notice that I wore this tee in last weeks outfit post? TIP: A piece you can wear more ways that one, two or thirty times, is a piece worth investing in.

This is literally the first time I wore this skirt & I’ve had it for over 2 years. It fits perfect, is a beautiful a-line shape and makes me feel super cute. But the bad thing about it? It’s white. I never wear white bottoms, so it’s really hard for me to style this piece. I do plan on dying it black, though. I’m confident I’d wear it weekly once I do. TIP: Recycle old clothing. It’s a great way to make old pieces feel fresh.

pic6I wore my Steve Madden nude booties because I though it’d match my hat better than my black pair, but I was a little nervous about my bottom half being to light. To add a block between the white skirt & nude shoes, I decided to rock these socks from Target. Awesome enough, it has white, nude, and black which I feel added a cool touch to the entire ensemble.

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This American Eagle Aztec Print mini backpack was my bag choice because I wanted this look to have a super cool, laid back vibe.

My shades are my current obsession – I wear these all of the time with almost every outfit.

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The jewelry is kept super simple; my top necklace is a DeadGypsie original & my longer one was a gift from my mother-in-law; my Sun God from Puerto Rico.

pic2Hat: Supreme

Tee: Urban Outfitters

Skirt: Urban Outfitters

Socks: Target

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: American Eagle Outfitters

What do you think of this outfit? Let me know.
Until Friday. Mad Love.

GC xo.