The Future is Female.

Happy Tuesday:

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.

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Bag: Gift
Hat: Supreme
Jacket: Sean John // Gift
Tee: Stussy
Pants: Thrifted
Sneakers: Vans

 

What do you think of these photos?

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

GC xo

Night Light. | #Throwback

Happy Thursday:

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.

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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.

OUTFIT:

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,

GC xo

Spring OOTD | Vivacious Apparel.

Happy Wednesday:

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!

‘Till Friday,

GC xo

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

Mini Life Update & OOTD

Happy Wednesday:

This post might be a bit of a long one – but do not fret! I do have an OOTD Video at the end of this post.

Firstly, I want to apologize to my blogger babes – I have been reading & catching up on your posts, but I haven’t had the time to comfortably sit down and comment on them. My personal life has taken priority over everything else at this moment, so I’ve been trying to squeeze in reading posts here & there, whenever I get the chance. I won’t lie, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I feel like it’s that time of the year – I’ve been stuck in the mood of wanting to stay on break, eat, be with my family, and enjoy ‘me’ time. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into my blog the past few months that I’ve been completely spoiled by this mini break; and to think that Christmas and New Years is coming up. It’s just that time.

I’ve also been in my feels with the fact that I am going to be shaving bald in a few weeks. The plan is to commit between December 26-28th. This journey is really serious and important to me – I can’t help but have constant thoughts about it. I’m extremely scared and nervous about shaving bald. It’s a huge life changing moment, I don’t really know what to expect with this change.

The reason why I haven’t been able to post up photos is mainly due to the fact that my photographer, Oscar, picked up an extra commitment so our schedules have been conflicting. I’m also in the works of creating a mini holiday collection for my Etsy shop [I make jewelry and am super stoked about these pieces]. I’m also excited for the lookbook I have planned for this collection – It’s going to be great.

On December 15th, I will be starting my Parsons x Teen Vogue Fashion Course and that’s another commitment that’s been on my mind. Oh, and we can’t forget that it’s officially crunch time at my University. I’ve been drowning in papers, projects, plays, novels, and soon to be finals.

Life…life’s just been really hectic.

A week before doing wardrobe for the third production at my University, I filmed this all black OOTD. I had tons of fun editing this one. Even though I’ve been enjoying this break of not worrying about my blog, I do miss creating. The beauty of this blog, and blogging and vlogging in general, is that it’s an outlet, a place where I can be free, be myself, and let my creativity flow. This is why I am totally stoked for getting back on my grind. I’m yearning to create.

I hope you guys are doing well, have you been feeling the pressures of this time of year?

Here is my All Black OOTD:

 

‘Till next time,

GC xo

 

How To: DIY Distressed Denim Jacket & OOTD

Happy Saturday:

My initial plan was to get this post up yesterday, but to be completely honest, school has been seriously kicking my butt; And I know it’s only going to get worse as the semester progresses.

I will survive. Glendaly, you will survive.

I talked about making this video a year ago on my YouTube channel, when I first started seeing distressed denim jackets everywhere. I loved the looked, but hated the price tag; some places were, and I’m sure still are, charging hundreds for this type of denim jacket. It’s insane.

It’s insane because, from the moment I laid eyes on this jacket, I knew I could recreate it myself. The only con about that is that it’s a bit of a tedious project. But good things come to those who wait, and slow & steady always win. Putting in the time and effort guaranteed that I would have a one-of-a-kind, personalize denim jacket – something that no one would have but me. That alone made this project worth while.

In total, this specific denim jacket took me 4 sessions, an hour to roughly 2 hours long each session. Am I in love with it? Was it worth it? Yes, and definitely yes.

Here’s how I DIY’ed & distressed my thrifted denim jacket:

Thank you so much for stopping by.

‘Till Monday.

GC xo

Couples OOTD: End of summer ’15 || Video

Happy Wednesday:

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!

Until Friday:

GC xo