I’m Candace, aka CanDe, fashion & lifestyle blogger, YouTuber, and lover of amazing people!
In 2016, I went through one of the most challenging times of my life. I was secretly battling depression while maintaining the appearance that everything was “fine”. I’ve always been known as the “strong one,” the one that was always there to help others, but in turn, never needed help.
One morning I decided that I had cried enough tears over what could have been; it was time to embrace life. After many hours of prayer, journaling, and self-discovery, I found the peace I was longing for. So I created CanDesland, a community where the “strong ones” could come to talk about life with a center of fashion, beauty & travel.
Now that you know my why, here’s a little more about me.
I was born in New Orleans, LA, and raised in South Florida. Currently, residing in Chicago, I’d say I’m a big gumbo pot of flavor with a little spice. When I’m not blogging, I’m watching cooking shows with my amazing daughter and working with million-dollar clients in the insurance industry.
With the launch of my YouTube channel and the creation of the web series “What’s New & What’s Next: Fashion | Beauty | Travel,” I’ve had the honor of helping women build confidence and gain true self love. Together we’ve worked through taking risks, body positivity, and living life out loud!
I hope you stay awhile and visit my new shop section too!