FASHION DIY FRIDAY: Extreme distressed jeans

Welcome to Fashion DIY Friday, where you create the goods.

We’ve seen a lot of distressed denim walking the streets and it’s been modelled by some of the best names in fashion. We’re talking Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and who can forget bad gal Rhi Rhi!

We’re taking inspiration from the distressed jean and delivering you a DIY that anyone can do. Get ready for the Extreme Distressed Jean.

What You’ll Need
– Any pair of jeans
– Good scissors

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Cut off the bottoms of your jeans to a length that suits you best. Intentionally fray the ends.

Grab a pair of shorts that you like the length of and place it on top of the jeans. This will be your guide for your highest cut. Slit the jeans and create a hole however you desire.

Continue with as much distress you want your jeans to have!

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How To Smile At Life

We totally get that some days are nothing but shitty. We all get days that drag on and we agree wholeheartedly that it sucks.

Each of us are given a life to live the best way we can. It’s time to finally realize that we need to seize each day and smile more at life!

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Keep trying new things. Engage in new activities, go and explore new places, eat a meal at a new restaurant, take a new route home. Do something out of the norm and maybe a little out of your comfort zone.

Embrace your weird. Every one has something weird about them. Some are weirder than others, but we need to understand that it’s our weird that makes us unique!

Find your happy place. Whether that’s literally a place that you go to feel peaceful, or maybe it’s resting your head on someones chest, or even just a playlist of songs that make you smile.

Accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do. Be that person who is always determined; the person who can walk the walk. Accomplish that thing and you have the power to inspire others.

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3 Things To Consider Before Making a Fashion Purchase

We know you’re all about that fashion life, and we get it – spending money on clothes is always a good idea.

But if you’re like most of us and have way too little money to spend for such expensive taste, then we want to help a sister out. We’re giving advice out for free – and who doesn’t like a freebie here and there?

Read on for 3 simple things to consider before making a big fashion purchase.

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#1 Think of at least 3 different ways you can style the item.
If you don’t already have at least 3 different outfits that you can picture yourself in with this fashion item, then maybe you don’t need to buy it just yet. It’s good practice for buying less and getting more out of things.

#2 If you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it.
If you’ve talked yourself out of buying this thing for a long, long time and you wish you had this item to complete your everyday outfits, then maybe it’s worth investing in. It’s not like an impulse buy; if you can’t get it off your mind when putting together an outfit, go for it!

#3 Can you get a better deal for it elsewhere?
This is rule number one for any frugal friends out there. Shop around in-store and online to see if you can find the same item but with a smaller price tag.

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CLAWS OUT: Gold Glitter Nail Base

You’ve got a gold soul with gold vibes, now let’s get you in gold nails.

These nails are such an quick and easy glam job, you can do these before an event, or if you’re just really feeling them gold vibes. We’re bringing you a bit of minimalism and a bit of sass today. Claws out, babe!

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What You’ll Need
– Nude nail color
– Gold Glitter nail varnish
– Top coat

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Start off with clean nails and add a base coat if you’d like.

Paint on two or three layers of your chosen nude nail color. You could leave your nail bare, too!

Once your nails are dry, grab your gold glitter nail varnish and carefully line the base of your nails towards your nail beds.

Wait for that to dry and finally add your top coat.

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NETFLIX AND VALENTINE’S DAY? | Top 5 Picks

So you’ve opted for a night in this Valentine’s Day? That’s what Netflix was made for!

Whether you’re cozying up to your guy or girl, your bestie or just a glass of champagne this Sunday, we’ve got the suggestions to make this night in the perfect night in.

Looking for a heartfelt film? Or maybe a classic? What about an old school high school rom-com? Look no further.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) | This one’s gonna get you right in the feels. It’s heartfelt, it’s got its ups and downs and it doesn’t hurt that the two stars in this movie are hot AF..

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (1994) | Because who said that Valentine’s Day had to be spent with your boyfriend or girlfriend? You’ve always got Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Joey!

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) | A beautiful film that will teach you about finding yourself through love.

Notting Hill (1999) | Nothing like a romantic classic. An oldie, but a goodie.

Drive Me Crazy (1999) | Let’s take it back to your high school days. Back to the days where the only drama in your life revolved around the high school dance.

Happy Valentine’s, love bugs!

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Thoughts Everyone Has After A Workout

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that love/hate relationship with working out.

A lot of us are in a complicated relationship with exercise. It’s extremely good for us, but we don’t necessarily love it back. I mean, we try to love it but, we’re more committed to the greasy goodness of fast food. It’s not you, exercise – its me.

How many of these thoughts have you had after killing a workout?

  1. Damn, I feel like a body builder right now.
  2. And just like that – I’m Khloe Kardashian.
  3. Went to the gym and didn’t take a mirror selfie. Proud of myself.
  4. I think I could treat myself to some nachos, right?
  5. Yep… Never doing that again
  6. Why do I keep doing this to myself?
  7. I feel so gross and sweaty but so good at the same time.
  8. I think I’m having an asthma attack. Do I even have asthma?
  9. I wonder how sore I’ll be tomorrow
  10. One bottle of water down! My body loves me.
  11. Did I even do that right? Toning, cardio – it’s all the same right?
  12. Have I got Kendall abs yet?
  13. I’m down with the exercise bit, but I’m not about that diet life.
  14. Maybe I should try to eat healthy now.. Or tomorrow?
  15. Maybe I should get a personal trainer
  16. So how many more times do I need to do this until I get a booty?
  17. Now to try out that new ice-cream place as a reward!
  18. I should go to the health store now that I’m in gym clothes.
  19. Just one more set?
  20. Who am I kidding. Let’s order pizza.

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5 Things Everyone Should Aim For This Year

Late to hop on the resolutions bandwagon? Or maybe your resolution plan isn’t panning out as smoothly as you thought it would?

It’s OKAY! It’s totally okay if resolutions aren’t your thing. You have your whole life to better your mind and soul, so not keeping up with resolutions is no biggie.

So don’t stress, be motivated and ambitious. Aim for these things if you’re still wanting to be inspired this year.

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1. Find the time to spend with friends
And we mean true, true friends. Not the low-key bitchy ones you stuck around with in High School. Embrace your genuine pals and go for that brunch date that you’ve always been talking about.

2. Go on an adventure
This is a no-brainer. Whether you want to travel with some company or by yourself – go out and broaden your horizons!

3. Think positively about yourself
Everyday look in the mirror and tell yourself a positive affirmation. Hopefully in no time, your daily “You’re a stunner” and “You’re a warrior” affirmations will secure your confidence in yourself!

4. Save up your pennies
Just so you have it, you know? Try really hard to save some extra dollars and if you do the math – you’ll save enough money to pay for a months’ rent or even buy a ticket to your dream holiday?

5. Give back
In this day and age, we’re so blessed to have what we have. We have to be reminded that a lot of people in our community don’t have it as good. Aim to give back, whether that’s donating some garments that don’t fit you anymore, or volunteering at a shelter.

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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