Bad Bitch, Good Vibes

Life’s too short to hang on to bad vibes and to worry about what other people think.

Dark lipstick? Go for it, girl. Statement shoes? Wear the shit out of those. Thigh accessories? Bring that sexy and tell creeps to back the f*** off. Bring those positive attitude to your lifestyle and those bad bitch vibes to your outfits. ALL DAY, ERRYDAY.

LOOK 1 // Clashed and Golden

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LOOK 2 // Hi thigh

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LOOK 3 // In your face

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The only Spring accessories you need

Spring is well upon us and that can only mean one thing – SPRING FASHION! Spring gives you a perfect excuse to bring out styles that are so out-there and daring that people will be so damn jealous of that bad bitch (that’s you) who’s absolutely slaying in the fashion department. Spring is a perfect time to refresh your accessories and treat yo’ self to some new bits and bobs – but what should you look out for, you ask? Here are the must-haves in Spring accessories!

Happy shopping, loves

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fauxTry out a new look and get yourself a faux septum ring. They’re a whole lot of badass, just without the pain and hassle of a real piercing! If you happen to have a real Septum piercing, Gold Soul now sells real Septum rings!

hatsHellllooo Sun! We love the feeling of the sun hitting our skin after months of cold weather, but it’s also important to take cover… under a stylish hat o f course…

sunn… and obviously you need some new head-turning worthy sunnies!

ringsReal talk, Midi Rings are an essential for any time of the year regardless of what season you’re in. Get some, seriously. They’re life changing.

fanpackShoulder bags are so last season. Get on the Lad Chic trend with a brand new Fannypack and walk around with all your goodies safe and secure.

headchIf you’re looking for the accessory that’ll make you feel like an absolute Goddess in the Springtime, look no further. Head Chains give you that Goddess look and that free spirit vibe!

What are you most looking forward to this Spring?

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4 TIPS TO THRIFT SHOP LIKE A PRO

We’ve all heard the song – yep that song. All thanks to Macklemore, everyone on Earth knows what thrift shopping is and three years later, thrift shopping is still pretty awesome. Whatever you want to call it – thrift shopping, charity shopping or second-hand shopping, it’s an awesome way to explore your inner fashion stylist and the best thing is that your wallet will still be happy after a day shopping. Most of the time, second-hand stores will donate all proceeds to a charity, so you’ve set yourself up for a win/win/win situation!

So you want to hit up your local thrift store and snap up some goods? Keep these tips in mind while you shop and become a profesh thrifter in no time!

 

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1. Look through every section

Thrift stores aren’t like any other store you’ll find at a mall. For the most part, every item for sale is unique and is different to the next item; it has its very own background story and that’s what makes thrift shopping so interesting. Thoroughly look through the Men’s section, Women’s section, Kid’s section, then go check out the books and Vinyls, then take a peek at the homewares. You never know what you’ll find!

2. Go shopping with an open mind

You might walk in and see a top that you wouldn’t normally wear, but just remember: taking risks is what thrift shopping is all about! It’s about finding pieces that no one else has, showing off that sh*t and being the most fashion forward icon in town.

3. Be patient

As mentioned before, try to look through every section to find that rare gem. This means that you should spend time looking at items and thinking whether it’ll go with your new boyfriend jeans or if it’ll look cute AF paired with a dress. Patience is a must because you won’t always find anything you like; sometimes you’ll only find one thing you love and other times you’ll hit the jackpot and leave the store with bags on bags full of awesome finds.

4. Look out for sales and deals

Most thrift stores already have super low prices, but a lot of the time you’ll find really, really good deals like half off days or Buy 1 Get 1 Free deals. If you’re up for a good bargain (let’s face it, who isn’t?), do yourself a favor and hit up a thrift store right now!

 

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DIY Jewelry Dish

This DIY is simple, it’ll cost you almost next to nothing, and you would’ve created something that will look so designer and so Instagram-worthy. Make multiple dishes at the one time; they’ll make incredible gifts.

Everyone’s guilty of buying cute jewelry, using it once, dumping it around your room and never finding it again. Get your creativity on with this do-it-yourself jewelry dish to solve this never ending missing jewelry problem!
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
– Gold Paint Pen
– Small ceramic dish
– Oven
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STEP 1 Wipe down your small dish and leave it spotless
STEP 2 Grab your Paint Pen and draw your first small cross print in the center of the dish
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STEP 3 Continue to draw crosses to create a line of the print, leaving a small gap between each cross
STEP 4 Using the line you’ve drawn on as a guide, keep drawing crosses next to each other. Tip: it doesn’t have to be super neat!
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STEP 5 Let the Paint dry for an hour or two
STEP 6 Bake in your oven for 15-30 minutes on 350°F then let it cool completely
STEP 7 Wash the dish with some water and dry it off
STEP 8 Pop a couple of your fave rings in your dish and display that shiz for everyone to see!
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CONCERT GOERS 101

People get pretty excited about concerts/festivals – they’re a pretty big deal. You get the chance to spend time with some friends and watch someone you adore perform for you at the same time – what’s not to get excited about? If you’re new to the scene, you’re in for treat! I’ve prepared the only thing on the internet you’ll need to read for everything you need to know to be concert ready.

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It’s a hot topic and a burning question everyone asks no matter where they go. I’ve got the perfect combination of items that you need to be carrying with you to your next concert.

  • A small bag or no bag at all
    If you have a small cross-body bag or a small backpack, bring that! It’s a perfect size for a concert because you should only bring the essentials. If you insist on bringing heaps, check if the concert venue has a Cloak Room so you can check in your goodies safely.
  • Leave your cameras at home
    Don’t be one of those party poopers who film and photograph the entire performance and forget to be in the moment. There’s nothing wrong with filming 1 or 2 songs and taking a few photos on your phone, but don’t watch the concert through a screen.
  • Did you bring the tickets?
    I’ve seen it happen before to other people – they managed to forget their ticket to the concert. Check at least 5 times before you leave the house if you have everything!
  • These are the essentials
    Phone, Wallet (Only bring what you’ll use!) and your ID. That’s it.

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No matter what genre of concert you’re going to – you’re probably going to want to get up and enjoy yourself, whether that involves jumping in sync with the crowd, getting up just to sing along or to dance with no rhythm. It’s guaranteed that you’ll be on your feet and moving all night, so it’s an absolute must that you rock up wearing something comfortable, but stylish (of course!).

  • Shorts are always a good option
    They give your legs some air to breathe and you won’t get suffocated by jeans. There’s so many kinds of cute shorts out there, so go ahead and treat your booty to something cute! You can always add stockings underneath for cooler nights.
  • Chuck on some leggings for the cold
    They’re the best bottoms to wear if you’re out on a cold night or you plan on sitting for the night. They still give you allowance to move around and they prevent you from freezing!
  • Comfortable shoes are a must!
    Sorry gals but it’s probably not the best idea to wear your new Jeffrey Campbells to a concert. Wear shoes that you know can go through a beating, but can keep your feet happy. If you want some added height, you’ll benefit out of investing in some comfortable Flatform shoes.
  • Don’t go overboard on accessories
    The last thing you want at the end of your night is knowing that you’ve lost your favorite ring, so I strongly suggest that you leave the expensive stuff at home. Everyone wants to enjoy their time and no one wants to spend the entire night having wrists with excessive bracelets and chunky rings waved in front of their faces!

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There’s probably no need to be all glammed up if you’re going to (TMI warning) sweat it off anyway, plus, it might be bad for your skin. But if you want to, then no one’s stopping you!

  • Try Waterproof makeup
    It’s supposed to withstand water, right? Why not give it a go and end the night still looking perfectly made up.
  • Use lipstick that will last
    If you want to smack some color onto your lips, then use a Matte formula lipstick or a lip product that you swear by. You don’t want to be smudging color all over your skin and clothes!
  • Tie your hair up!
    If you’ve scored yourself a spot on the floor, you’re bound to be pushed up against random people left, right, center, front, back and every other angle possible. Your concert experience will, no doubt, involve major movement and sweat. The last thing you want to add to that mix is hair drenched in sweat whipped right in your face.

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You never know what might happen at a concert/festival. You might meet some lovely random people or you might leave thinking it was the worst night of your life.

  • The floor is where all the action is
    If you’ve found yourself smack bang in front of the performer on the dancefloor, then be prepared for one hell of an experience. Prepare yourself to be pushed in every direction, drenched in water, alcohol and sweat. It might sound bad, but at least you can say “Remember that time when I was covered in sweat and beer? Good times.”
  • It’s gonna get loud
    And I mean, really loud. If you leave with a high pitched ringing in your ears – that’s normal; you’re doing it right.
  • Not everyone will be nice
    You’ll overhear some pretty nasty conversations since everyone’s standing or sitting so close to each other. Whether it’s about the supporting act or about someone standing right next to them, they’ll bitch loudly enough so be nice. If you see someone struggling, help them. If you accidentally fall on someone, apologize and shoot a smile!

 

Alissa x

DIY Midi Rings

Midi Rings are a must-have for life. They instantly glam up an outfit with a feminine and edgy vibe and they’re so on-trend right now! This is a DIY made by your hands for your hands and, as with most of my DIY’s, you can be as creative as you can be. I’ve got two Midi Ring designs that you can make yourself. Both are super chic and super unique, and will surely have people wrapped ’round your finger. But if you’re not feelin’ crafty today, there’s always another way to get your hands on some midi rings. Gold Soul will always have ya back! It’s just a few clicks away to own your own unique and affordable midi rings to compliment that fine soul of yours!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
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– Wire
– Pliers
– A pen (or anything round)
– Jump Rings

DESIGN 1 //

STEP 1 With your pliers, cut about 2″ of your wire.
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STEP 2 Wrap the wire around the pen in a spiraling motion.
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STEP 3 Take the wire off the pen and slip in onto your preferred finger, just under the nail. Fiddle around with the sizing until it’s just right.
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STEP 4 Hold the ring and create a curl on the ends of the wire using your pliers.
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That’s one Midi Ring down, girl! You got this!
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DESIGN 2 //

STEP 1 Create a midi ring from the Design 1 method.

STEP 2 Create another ring but make it fit the bottom of your finger.

STEP 3 Link 6-7 jump rings with help from your pliers.
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STEP 4 Hook the linked jump rings to one curl on each ring
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Aaaaand Midi ring number 2 done! Damn, you’re good at this. Now, try making some designs up using your own creative mind.
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Have fun.

Alissa x

10 Closet Essentials

The ultimate wardrobe is right here; all the basics you’ll ever need, all year round. Throw on some of these closet essentials, then glam up to reflect your own unique style! Have you got the core closet?

– Click on the image to shop each closet essential, products sell fast so be quick –

 

LBD

Bralette

Sunnies

Basictee

midirings

coat

bikini

mididress

High-Waisted

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Alissa x