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

It’s all about the one and only Tron Sunnies.

The Tron Sunnies are the next essential accessory that you need to get your paws on. Perfect for showing off your style, the Tron Sunnies are on every fashionista’s must-have list.

Don’t be fooled – they aren’t your average pair of sunglasses. They have very subtle colored lenses and bring back the groovy to the modern day fashion guru. The Tron Sunnies are available in 2 colors: Black border with a blue lens or Red border with a pink lens. Both are equally dope AF.

Screenshot_2015-12-21-14-49-26Let’s talk about the frames on these sunnies. For the most part, the frames are clear, but the arms have a tortoiseshell print which gives the sunnies a little luxe feel.

Screenshot_2015-12-21-14-43-43But the real show stopper is the silhouette of this bad boy. Picture a futuristic cat-eye, and that’s what the Tron Sunnies are. There’s even a dainty cut-out as part of the frame silhouette – so subtle but, it adds a whole lot of unique to it.

These sunnies will have you snapping up a pair for yourself in no time because, for real, who wouldn’t want to rock these glasses?

Screenshot_2015-12-21-14-46-28The Tron Sunnies are $14.80.
Shop the Gold Soul Tron Sunnies here
. Or, browse our huge collection of sunglasses.

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She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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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!

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4 obvious but helpful ways to safe money

So you want to save up a little extra money for that cheeky holiday you’re planning for the summer? Or you’re dreaming of finally owning your dream pair of designer shoes? We could all use a little bit of advice when it comes to money and babe, you got this. Here’s a reminder of a few little easy, obvious but helpful ways you can save some dollar billz… yo.

1. Hold off on the daily coffee

This may be hard to hear for coffee lovers, but you’ll be thanking yourself later! Think about it – if you grab a coffee every day, you might be already be spending double digits on hot beverages each week! Try brewing your own coffee at home and bringing it with you in a cute to-go mug, or if you just cannot resist a coffee from a barista, limit your cafe visits to 2 or 3 a week?

2. Don’t splurge on ‘wants’

Resist the thought! You don’t NEED those heels or that $200 pair of jeans! To make it easier, as weird as it sounds: don’t window shop so often. We always find ourselves “just looking” then somehow we’re at the checkout handing the sales assistant our money… oops! Think long term and use what you’re saving up for as incentive to save!

3. Shop around for sales

This goes hand in hand with the previous tip – if you do find yourself walking around at the mall and you need some new gear, take some time to look around for sales, deals and bargains. They’ll become your best friend.

4. Have 2 bank accounts

This one takes a little bit more effort, but so beneficial! Do yourself a favor and open up another bank account – have one for your daily spending on necessities and one for your savings. Make sure you manage these accounts regularly! Only put what you need into your daily spending account and put the rest in your savings account.

 

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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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HOT STUFF: The Midi Dress

Haven’t you heard? Midi Dresses are a the newest must-have for your wardrobe this year, so if you don’t own at least one, then you need to ask yourself why aren’t you getting onto that shit? They’re one of the most versatile pieces and can be styled in so many different ways, whether you’re a grungy gal or if you prefer them feminine vibes. So who else is wearing Midi Dresses you ask? Well only the hottest style icons and bloggers known to man, of course! But if you still need a little more style inspo to make your Midi Dress outfits stand out from the rest, then I’ve got a few tips on how to glam up and accessorize like a boss!

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Crystal Dainty Ringcelet (x)
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Gold Snake Body Chain (x)

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Triple Icicle Rock Dainty Necklace (x)

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Gold Ear Cuff Hair Chain (x)
Plaid Flannel Dress (x)

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Black Faux Septum Nose Ring (x)
Smiley Sunnies (x)
Spike Collar Necklace (x)

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Snake Gold Ringcelet (x)

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Silver Double Body Chain (x)
Crystal Squig Ear Cuff (x)

Keep your eyes peeled and your bank accounts ready, because you’re about to go absolutely cray with Gold Soul’s new arrivals. If you want to compliment your soul with cute shit, click onto Gold Soul and take a look – you won’t regret it x

Alissa x