THE EASIEST DIY CROP TOP

Re-vamp your worn out and out-dated tees by chopping them! Yep, we’re encouraging you to cut up your tees and make them into crop tops that are cute AF.

Following our DIY Cut Off Shorts tutorial, which claims to be the easiest DIY, we’re bringing you an even easier DIY that’ll definitely come in handy.

It’s so incredibly easy but it’ll change up an outfit instantly! Here’s what to do…

What You’ll Need
– Any tee you’re willing to chop
– A crop top you own (used as a guide)
– Scissors

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Grab a crop top that fits you like a glove. Place that top on top of your tee and mark where you want to cut.

Making sure your tee is straight and flat, cut across in a straight line.

Aaaand just like that, you’re done! Throw your new crop top on and pair it with some high waisted bottoms to complete your outfit of the day!

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Keep yourself busy with more DIYs. We’ve got what you need.

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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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TAKE THE PERFECT FLAT LAY PIC

So you just owned the Thanksgiving spread, now take the best snap of it to store in your good memories. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are a few tips on how to take a reeeeaall good flat lay pic.

TIP #1 Considering the background is as important as the items that you’re photographing. Try to find a clean and/or consistent background.

IMG_7084TIP #2 Lighting is what makes or breaks any photo, really. Try to get natural lighting from a window. Direct light may be too harsh and artificial light might make your photos have a yellow tinge.

TIP #3 Just because they’re called flat lays, they don’t always have to be photographed as flat objects. Try taking photos at different angles and don’t be afraid to move the camera closer to the items.

IMG_7076TIP #4 Play around with re-arranging and re-ordering the items in your flat lay. They don’t have to be neatly put together! They can also run off the frame!

IMG_7078TIP #5 Try letting the items in your flat lay interact within the photo. It can be as simple as taking the lids off your cosmetics to show the product, or maybe getting someone to interact with some of the food that your snapping!

TIP #6 Never over-edit the photo! A little increase of the brightness might just do the trick.

Looking for more tips and tricks? Take note here.

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15 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Date A Blogger

We’re perfectionists and need everything to be “Pinterest-worthy.” We spend way too much time on our computers and on Social Media, we’re undateable, but hey – we stylish as F@%!

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So you fancy a Blogger? See if you can keep up with them and these 15 things that makes them utterly undateable.

  1. They’re always planning for the future
  2. Their main concern is always the lighting
  3. When eating out, they need at least 13 photos of their food before they eat it
  4. They’ll eventually need a dedicated space for products they’ve been “meaning to blog about”
  5. They’ll want to try a million new recipe or DIY project every weekend
  6. Explaining what they do for a living to people over the age of 30 is frustrating
  7. Social Media needs to know before you do
  8. You’ll become their photographer for OOTD’s
  9. and they’ll rely on you to capture some cute candid shots
  10. They’ll make reference to other Bloggers as if you know who they are
  11. They’ll spend way too much money on beauty products that other Bloggers rave about
  12. and they’ll spend way too much on clothes that they saw on people at Fashion Week
  13. Get ready to be criticised on your choice of clothing
  14. Snapping the perfect flatlay is an essential part of every day
  15. Kissing becomes a problem because there are just too many rad lipsticks that they wear

 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy That Designer Bag

 Whether it’s a Balenciaga, Prada or a Chanel that you’ve been eyeing off for a million years, this is a sign for you to get shopping and treat yourself to that new, handcrafted, luxurious designer bag.

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You’ve worked hard. Give yourself some credit for the hard work you’ve put in to everything you’ve accomplished. Reward yourself with this purchase and enjoy the F out of it!

It’s a wardrobe essential. It is. It really is. That bag will go with every outfit that you shimmy into. Even your wardrobe needs that designer bag in its life.

If you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it. It’s about time to stop dreaming about it, stop window shopping and make it yours! You know you need to invest in this bag if it can’t get out of your head!

Can’t resist a stylish bag? Shop our range on Gold Soul!

 

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FASHION TALK FRIDAY: Stripes or plaid?

Both are stylish and fashionable. Both are timeless and classic. They’re versatile and seriously everyone looks good in both prints. But, which do you prefer?

Are you more of a chic stripes wearer or an edgy plaid girl?


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All the Bloggers can’t get enough of both stripes and plaid because they give off that effortlessly casual chic look that we all want to embrace. Both are awesome to wear during any season, whether it’s Summer or Winter. So, which do you wear more?


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The timeless stripes can be found in different styles, so you’re bound to find some sort of striped piece that you just love. The striped tee is one of the most versatile clothing staple that we all need in our wardrobe – guys and girls. Speaking of clothing that is both versatile and should be a wardrobe staple, stripes come in all different designs, so whether you’re more into button down’s, structured blazer’s or striped skirts, there’s something out there for you and your wardrobe.


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Forget the misconception that horizontal stripes make you look ‘fat’. If you want to rock stripes, then do it. Do it and wear it with confidence!

Plaid will never go out of style. It’s been around forever and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. If you’re trying to achieve a laid-back and grungy look, or you’re channeling your inner fashion-forward school uniform, plaid will go perfectly.


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It’s the perfect pop of pattern with any minimal outfit and, like stripes, comes in endless styles. A pleated skirt for a cute ‘girl power’ look paired with a plain tee and some chunky booties, or a light plaid coat simply paired with blue jeans, a white tee and strappy heels – you can’t go wrong with styling!

So… Have you decided on what you’re wearing today?

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Wanna talk more fashion? Check out these posts for your fashion binge.

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STYLIN’ Strappy Heels

 Be in the loop and up your shoe game – treat yourself to a pair of sexy strappy heels!

Chic as hell, strappy heels are the hottest thing to be styled right now. Whatever the season is, whether it’s Summer or Winter; wherever you live, whether you’re a SoCal Gal or you’re from Down Under, Strappy Heels are always a good idea.

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Outfit 1 // Am I a Jenner yet?

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Outfit 2 // Dumped the boy, kept the clothes

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Outfit 3 // Traveling fashionista

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In need of some more fashion inspiration? Check out these stylin’ posts!

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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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