About me

Before we get into my story, I’m going to tell you how to pronounce my last name.

It’s pronounced phonetically and it rhymes with rye, lye, and dye. (van-why)

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way welcome to my blog.

I’m Candice, a 20-something from South Carolina who currently lives in Atlanta, GA. I spent 5 years (2013-2018) living in California and honestly… I miss it.

I spent those California years working as a freelance administrative and marketing coordinator and I loved my job most of the time. I helped small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs with all types of admin and marketing tasks like managing social media, creating marketing materials, updating websites, etc.

In 2018 I decided to move from Oakland to Atlanta for a career change. When I moved I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do but along the way I realized that helping women and being around them all day made me happy. I eventually settled on opening a coworking space for creative women of color called Monday & Co.

Along with my regular work I podcast, blog here, and make Youtube videos.  I also run an influencer Agency called Diversely, manage an influencer community Brown Girl Bloggers, and I build brands over at Branding Babes

Brown Girl Bloggers came about as a way to connect, encourage, and support women of color who create content online. When I started blogging I could barely find any other women of color so instead of begging for inclusion I decided to make a place for us and I’m pretty damn proud of it.

All in all I do a lot but it beats working a 9-5 amiright???? 

If any of this interests you make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter and if you follow actually talk to me. Don’t be weird. 



“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

I try to live by the above quote. I saw something missing from the blogging space so I created Brown Girl Bloggers and I saw something missing when it came to black women and work so I decided to add to it by creating Monday & Co. I believe complaining is pointless (although we all have our days) and that we should do the best we can to live each day to the fullest.


Random Facts

– I love coffee and I’m kind of a snob about it.

– I’m a huge fan of supporting local businesses.

– I plan to sell my stuff and travel the world at some point.

– I love ice cream and almost never pass up a chance to eat it.

– My favorite colors are green and yellow but I used to say purple because green feels like a boy color (I know, very stupid).

– I’m spontaneous and I like it that way.

– I don’t like to cook but I can order a mean takeout.

Check out my video on how I lost 25lbs in one month.

A video on featuring summertime casual outfits.

And a random video of me making butter coffee.

I’m a Gemini. What can I say.

The photography on this page is by the AMAZING
Briana Gardener.


These are the posts featuring outfits I’ve worn.


My blogging tips and a few business tidbits.



Random posts that I had no real way to categorize.

Visit My Agency Site

Visit My Coworking Space