HOC'S RAD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

From our Fav Maker Fam

We've met some pretty dope makers on our travels! Here is a round up of our absolute favs to help inspire you to make a real live person happy this holiday season and SHOP SMALL!

 

 

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From April Zhang

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From Despierta

From Caitlin Rose Sweet

from Urban Cricket 

 

Acrylic Addiction

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TRENDING / / ENAMEL PINS

I lovvveeeeeeeee enamel pins. Its like a real life emoji and flair and kinda reminds me of those stickers you used to get with your planner on the first day of school. I get so many compliments on mine, and since light jacket weather is in full swing I put together a round up of some of my favs. 

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ADORABLE CRITTERS

If you love cupcakes and narwhals and go to kawaii events you'll love Nutmeg&Arlo. We are obviously fans of the Dino Enamel Pin $8.79

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SASSY BETCH

The Lapel Pin section on Witchsy is seriously the danger zone. I think the other day I had at least 12 different pins in my cart and had to calmly walk away because I actually can not ball that hard. Definitely the best collection of snarky weird shit from rad indie brands. This Fuck You Pin from Badaboom Studio really reflects my #mood rn $11.00

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WHITE WITCH

For the celestial bohemian goddess inside you, I recommend TNLSUPPLY . I LOVE my GoldDust Woman pin ($10.00) sooooo much and always get comments about its radness. 

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ICON KWEEN

If you're a movie/tv/culture buff, swing over to Sleepy Mountain - especially if you're a Bill Murray fan (ahem) 


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Angela is the other half of HOC. When she's not hovering over the Instagram or managing the website, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. She is currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

follow her journey here @angelabasolis

 

 

Beauty Basics

BEAUTY BASICS / / CURLY HAIR CHER

Cher is my summer hair goddess. FOREVER. Long live this beacon of curly haired goddessness, this lady who is brave enough to say- fuck this 450 degree straightener, I will not be held captive by you any longer! 

I was Netflix binging the other day and I came across one of my favs - Witches of Eastwick - (omg its so good if you havnt seen it go now) Cher slays the summer style in this movie, and especially inspired me with her wild locks. Her overalls too, everything, everything she ever does I am totally obsessseddddd. 

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Deva Curl Mist-er Right is my most used product when I let the locks go wild, this spray refreshes my curls so well and smells like real lavender. John Frieda Curl Reviver Styling Mousse and Surface Bassu Shine Spray are also favs of mine.

Rock on Curly Babes!


 

 

 

Angela is the other half of HOC. When she's not hovering over the Instagram or managing the website, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. She is currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

follow her journey here @angelabasolis

Record Player

RECORD PLAYER / / MACKLEMORE & HIS GMOM

Yo we have a serious soft spots for grandma's here at HOC. Personally, I can not wait to be a sassy old lady who get morning drunk and says crazy things (basically, Lucille Bluth). This Macklemore video where he takes his nonna out for her 100th birthday is the cutest thing we've ever seen. 

Here is my Mom Mom in her fav HOC Sunnies : )


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brought to you by ange

 

Angela is the other half of HOC. When she's not hovering over the Instagram or managing the website, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. She is currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

follow her journey here @angelabasolis

5 POOLSIDE ESSENTIALS

Summer is upon us ladies and germs and I am here to give you my best tried and true aquatic accessories that are must haves for #luxelounging. I basically have a Ph.D in relaxation so trust me on these. 

 

All in One Black Fabric Thingy

I'm obsessed with things that can be other things, so obvs I love a good sarong type fabric. Blanket, headwrap for pool hair, towel, sarong, thing to lay on top of while taking selfies, thing to makeout with boys under,...sarongs do it all. The best part is, its basically free. Any awesome upcycled fabric can workHere is a link on how to make your own tassels too if you're getting fancypants.

Honest Facial Spray

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Last year I was all about the Rose Facial spray but now I'm over it and have replaced it with the Elevated Hydration Replenising Mist from Honest Beauty. They do a free trial of their best selling products for 5.95 and its a pretty dope deal TBH. They dont pay us for this although they totally should! Im just a big fan.

Mini Grinder

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So you can discretely get high AF. LOOK HOW ADORABLE. This babe grinds up the perfect amount for a travel sized bowl pack or skinny mini jay. So you can discretely get high AF.  OR I'm a big fan of the disposable Bumble Bee Vapes. OR make some tasty treats. Either way getting a bit of a buzz ion makes the sunshine that much warmer and the pool that much better.

 Hilarious Tote Bag

So that everyone knows you're not just hot, you're also clever. I have an extensive collection of snarky totes, but currently I am obsessed with this incredible Golden Girls tote from Urban Cricket. I bought it this past year at @bustcraftacularprimped and seriously. It's incredible. Did I mention I'm obsessed?

HOC SUNNIES DUH

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You had to have seen this one coming, but really...you need them. 

 

xoxoxo Ange

@angelabasolis

 

 

Rose Bowl Flea Market

On a recent trip to LA we had the chance to stop at the World Famous Rose Bowl Flea Market. Thats like, basically our heaven. Check out some pics below! 

5 IG WORTHY NYC CONES

I scream, you scream, we all scream: 

Amazing ice cream cones in NYC you need to try this summer!

Lady loves, summer is officially here, and that means a number of excellent things: sunnies are out in force, we can dine al-fresco, and ice cream season is upon us.

Instagram-worthy food has never been so popular, and gone are the days of a classic vanilla ice cream cone – if it doesn’t get me at least 150 likes – why would I even bother eating it, right?

With that in mind, I decided to stalk the ice cream parlors of New York City, in search of the most delicious (and photogenic) frozen treats that the City has to offer.


 

1.       Black Ice Cream from Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream (Nolita)

My inner goth is honestly SCREAMING right now. This deathly vanilla ice cream is everything right now, and suddenly I kind of wish I was emo, and listening to My Chemical Romance. Make mine a double (scoop) please. 

Photo courtesy of Morgenstern's Instagram account. 

Photo courtesy of Morgenstern's Instagram account. 

 

2.       Cereal Milk Soft Serve from Milk Bar (Upper West Side)

Hands up if you LOVE cereal... *aggressively throws arms in the air!* Milk Bar offers a soft serve ice cream that tastes just like cereal milk, and oh my GOD, hook it to my actual veins, please.

Photo courtesy of MilkBar's Instagram account. 

Photo courtesy of MilkBar's Instagram account. 

 

3.       Purple Yam Soft Serve from Soft Swerve Ice Cream (LES)

Are you actually KIDDING me right now? Have you honestly ever seen a more beautiful ice cream in your entire life? Not only does look like a heavenly unicorn poop (in a nice way) – it tastes fucking delicious. You’re welcome.

Photo courtesy of Soft Swerve Ice Cream's Instagram account. 

Photo courtesy of Soft Swerve Ice Cream's Instagram account. 

 

4.       Red Velvet Scoops from Sundaes and Cones (East Village)

Sometimes, we just want to eat some cake, right? Well, when it is 96 degrees outside, cake is not always the soundest option, but what if I told you that you can combine cake with ice cream? Red velvet is our absolute FAVE!

Photo courtesy of Sundaes and Scoops Instagram account. 

Photo courtesy of Sundaes and Scoops Instagram account. 

 

5.       Toasted Marshmallow Cone from Emack & Bolio's (UES)

S’more season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our marshmallow on. So much toasty goodness – and sprinkles, because they give us life.

Photo courtesy of Emack & Bolio's Instagram account. 

Photo courtesy of Emack & Bolio's Instagram account. 


Meet the Babe behind the Blog

Meet Becca <3

 

As HOC's resident Irish chick, I like to think of myself as exotic. A former New Yorker, turned general nomad (I will literally live anywhere), I love anything to do with style. My love affair with HOC began over a year ago, when I met a fiery red head in a bar, and it has been ongoing ever since.  I love big sunglasses, glitter, rap music and anything coconut flavored. -Becca

COLLABS

Collabs / / Smartglamour X HOC

It's not the first time we've collabed with SmartGlamour's Mallorie Dunn, but this photoshoot for her summer line could possibly be our fav ever! Not only do we love Mall and her #bosslady vibes, we love her mission to bring an affordable, fashionable, and customizable ethical clothing line to people of all shapes, sizes, heights, ages, identities, and styles. An OG in the #slowfashion revolution, all SmartGlamour is ethically made in Mallorie's NYC studio.

VISIT:

SMARTGLAMOUR.COM

Watch this dope video to learn more: 

House Parties / / #RedwoodRetreat

We celebrated Ange turning 30 with a Wes Anderson Themed #RedwoodRetreat in Sonoma California. We started with a Moonrise Kingdom Day exploring the Redwoods (and of course making stops at some lovely thrift shops along the way) rounding out the night with some wineries, including the mecca of champagne, Korbel. The next day we did some coastal exploration The Life Aquatic style. We ended the weekend with a lavish dinner party, including a very special guest! It was a blast!

Traveling is a huge part of HOC. We love exploring off the beaten path to find you the best of bags and vintage treasures. It brings us closer to new customers and to each other, as we share adventures and memories. Cheers!

Top 5 Reasons Why Sustainable Living is Dope AF

Five reasons why you should consider jumping on the sustainability wagon

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iFast fashion is basically the swamp monster from Fern Gully

It's a fact that the garment industry is one of the biggest contributors to pollution. In Trumpland, we may see a lot of EPA standards lowered in the name of corporate profitability. Buying vintage or handmade goods is an easy way to make an impact. Look for gifts on sites like Etsy (or House of Correia : )) and hunt for your closest vintage or thrift store before you waltz into Forever21. The less profitable fast fashion is, the more the gov will invest in sustainable operations.

Fast Fashion Clothes are Total Crap

We have all been guilty of this convo. The one where you are talking about garment care and you mention that you cant wash or dry that 4.99 tee you got because it gets totally fucked.  Fast fashion isn't meant to last. AT ALL. It's meant to be cheap. When your clothes are made with care they are made to last. In turn saving you money, and getting satisfaction out of a purchase well used and loved (duh!)

You're spending your money on it - you should LOVE it!

Who doesn't love a story about a good find? The hunt and capture of the perfect bag or unicorn skirt that you've been wishing for...no good story ever started with 'Oh this? I got it at H&M' Have an adventure behind the treasure. One of our favorite parts of hearing why a customer loves their new HOC piece is the story that draws them to it in the first place.

Your Coffee is ethical, why isn't your Bag?

Sustainable living and clean eating is HAPPENING. There are so many options and Pinterest boards and dope vendors preaching about running lean in all aspects of your life. The same attitude should apply to our accessories. Think of it as a juice cleanse for the planet. And your closet!

You will Feel and Look Fly AF

Doing things that are good for the world make you feel good, Its hard to control a lot of things that happen to us, but buying from small business who care what they are selling because they care about the well being of their customers is a sure way to feel like your heading in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

house parties / / anti fashion world tour

Announcing the Anti Fashion World Tour Collab Event

Hood Goodie X House of Correia



#Be Different #Be Dope with us on July 30th, 2016 as House of Correia and Hood Goodie take to the streets. Starting on 135th Street at 3:00pm, we will be marching through iconic NYC locations including Columbus Circle and Union Square spreading our message of sustainable fashion and the virtual revolution of the streetwear and accessories game. 

Don't miss out on our Rad Pop Up Shop and Backyard Barbecue @Community 54 from 6-9pET

186 AVE B - BAD APPLE NYC

TUNEZ // DJ FABB

FOODZ // BOOZE

S E E    YOU    THERE    #HOCBABES

We are collabing with the Fab Ladies of Hood_Goodie. 

CHECK THEM OUT HERE

 

 

Guest House / / 12 Reasons to LOVE Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham is literally my favourite person on earth, my reason for living. I imagine we would actually get along really well, if given half the chance. You know why? Because we're both GANSTER AF, but also like the fancy things in life. So here are 12 reasons to love my future best friend / father of my children.


He loves his Mom

Drake is such a momma’s boy, and I love it! It’s too adorable for words. HOW CUTE THOUGH?

He’s into sport

Not just interested in bitches and money, Drake is into all kinds of sport. The adoration he has for professional B-ballers? FLAWLESS. Just look at the pure JOY on his face?  

He has sick moves

The video for Hotline Bling reminded us all about Drake's sweet dance moves, and I am so happy about it.

His cheeky grin

Talk about lighting up the room! Nothing makes me happier than Drakes smile! FO REAL.

He is the NICEST GUY

Doesn’t he just seem like the nicest guy ever? Your whole family will love him, and he’ll treat you like the princess you are!

He LOVES being Jewish

I respect that Drake embraces his Jewish beliefs! What a cutie pie? MAZEL TOV BITCHES! 

His words of wisdom

As an award-winning lyricist, Drake is known for his ability to write words to inspire. It’s like everything that he says should be put on a t-shirt, or tattooed on my skin... NO LIE! 

He has Aaliyah’s face tattooed on him

Drake idolizes Aaliyah, and in remembrance of her talent, he has her face tattooed on his back, OBVIOUSLY LIKE. Thoughtful right? Also, can we talk about that SEXY back? I need a cold shower…

He’s wicked smart

Don’t let that gansta life fool you; Aubrey is a very intelligent individual. You know, math and shit...

He has a stripper pole in his house

Keeping things interesting, we dig it D! Get down with your bad self! If you need a performer, we are AVAIL-ABLE! 

He loves kids

UGH my ovaries are ready to explode. PleaseDrake, FATHER MY BABIES!! I need help...

His flawless style

SLAY BABY SLAY! When it comes to fashion, Drake does what he wants and we applaud that. Do your thing baby, I ain’t even mad.

 

Drake, I love you. Call me…1 800 Hotline Becca


Meet the Babe behind the Blog

Becca

As HOCs resident Irish chick, I like to think of myself as exotic. A former New Yorker, turned general nomad (I will literally live anywhere), I love anything to do with style. My love affair with HOC began over a year ago, when I met a fiery red head in a bar, and it has been ongoing ever since.  I love big sunglasses, glitter, rap music and anything coconut flavoured. -Becca

Fiddy Friday / / Hip Hop Happy Hour

Friday nite is by far the best time of the week. When you strut out of your office building, middle finger to the hataz, you are kweeennn. And for two glorious days, there are naps, there are cheat noms, there are adventures.

This is how we rule Friday's, under fifty bucks. 

House Parties / / BUST #craftacular

Happy Sunday Kittens! This weekend us and the Glamosaurs had the privilege of vending at Bust magazine's #CRAFTACULAR in Industry City - Brooklyn. So many dope vendors! Pins, patches, vintage, jewels, and handmade goodies galore! We got mad braided at the Amika Braid Bar & got into the Lacquer Life with the Flossgloss Mani Station. The vibe was amazing - so many empowering ladies and gents supporting each other and their rad DIY lifestyles. Thanks for having us Bust! Check out a few pieces of our fave swag and pics of us (cuz thats our fave, obvs) below : )

 

This all natural face moisturizer  from Body Stuff literally made us throw our old one out. 

This all natural face moisturizer  from Body Stuff literally made us throw our old one out. 

Shea butter is the ultimate in body butter secret formulas. Ditch the glycol shit you buy in drug stores and opt for the Honey Almond from Brooklyn Bar

Shea butter is the ultimate in body butter secret formulas. Ditch the glycol shit you buy in drug stores and opt for the Honey Almond from Brooklyn Bar

This is just everything. We sat for beautiful portraits from Akane Ogura

This is just everything. We sat for beautiful portraits from Akane Ogura

Mani Monday will never be the same after our haul at Flossgloss. They are dopedopedoppeeeee

Mani Monday will never be the same after our haul at Flossgloss. They are dopedopedoppeeeee

Can't wait till next year! Check out our slideshow below for more pics of us, because thats obvi our fave thing ever.