The Anti-Valentine’s Day Lookbook

So you don’t have that special person to spend Valentine’s Day with. Don’t let that stop you from going out and being a bad ass bitch because on February 14th, you’re no one’s babe. Get together with your fellow single buddies and get ready to celebrate being an individual bad bitch; pash a few people, dance like a maniac, take the shots and sing until you can’t sing anymore!

What to wear on such a special occasion? Obviously you need to rock up in an outfit that make them dumb boys weak at the knees, so I’ve got a few ideas for you. Here are 3 outfits that you can gain inspiration from… hopefully. What look is your favorite?

 

LOOK 1 / LOVE IS BLACK & WHITE

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There’s something so powerful about a woman in white. If you’re brave, pair some white bottoms with a white top for an ensemble that will really shout ‘I’m a woman here to f*** things up’.

LOOK 2 / BAN THE BRA

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I chose to make this outfits’ color scheme most black because what other color says ‘I’m single and not ready to mingle’? Perfect if you’re feeling this vibe this Valentine’s Day.

LOOK 3 / STUPID CUPID

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Everyone knows that red is the universal color for love. Well, why not toughen up this anti-valentine’s day outfit by pairing a red playsuit with a denim jacket and a gold thigh chain. Sexy and edgy.

 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

DIY Bomber Jacket

Stay out of the cold and rug up with this Bomber jacket made by the one and only, you. This little Do It Yourself project lets you be as original as you can possibly be and you get to look all cute and warm up when your done.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

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– A plain Jumper
– Scissors
– White chalk/pencil
– Pins
– A needle & thread OR a sewing machine
– Materials for your choice of decorations (optional)

 

STEP 1 Grab your jumper and fold it in half, marking the folded center with your chalk.

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STEP 2 Unfold your jumper and flatten it out in front of you. With your scissors, follow and cut along your chalk line.

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STEP 3 Using your pins, fold back about half an inch from where you cut.

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STEP 4 Sew along the edge using a sewing machine or by hand

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STEP 5 At this stage, you have the basic Bomber design down. Now it’s your choice if you want to carry on and decorate your Bomber or leave it the way it is.

STEP 6 Decorate as you please. You can use all kinds of cute shit – rhinestones, ribbon, patches, badges to name a few. I chose to do a bit of dainty embroidery on mine, so I drew my designs on with chalk first, then went ahead and began embroidering away.

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So simple right? Make one for yourself, your sister, your brother; your Grandma would probably love one too.

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So why don’t you go out and find a sweater and cut it up and bling it up? It’s ridiculously inexpensive, versatile and original! Get on to it babe!

 

Alissa x

Fashion Talk Friday: All About that MESH

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Fashion Talk Friday is back! This time I wanted to talk about a trend that has been around for about a year but hasn’t been fully tamped into. More and more people have been wearing it. You guessed it…mesh!! This may seem like a trend that should have stayed behind back in the day but it’s one that has comeback with fierceness and will be sticking around from now on until most likely after this upcoming spring and summer seasons. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were to see mesh detailing,perforated mesh, play on textures and garments at highly anticipated fashion shows of New York Fashion week. The New York Fashion Week begins soon in February, don’t be caught out of the loop gals. This fabric is very versatile and can be incorporated in a lot of different clothing. Whether your working out, looking for a cute office outfit or going out with the girls you will be able to utilize this trend to your needs. If you thought this trend would only work for warmer whether you might have been right but then again fashion and style is all about pushing boundaries and now a days anything is possible with enough innovative thinking. This trend can and will work in winter weather as well. Don’t believe me? Keep reading to find out. Some ways you can wear it is by laying pieces underneath it, wearing big warm coats over it, or in a perforated style (thicker mesh). Rita Ora even posted to her Instagram these photos below about 8 months ago showing off her collaboration with Adidas with a mesh detailed  hoodie and sweats.

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A lot of collections have featured mesh and plenty of celebrities have rocked looks with mesh pieces of clothing.

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from left to right: Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Jill Sander and Vidur S/S collections

This look is here to stay, I would catch on to this and rock my ass off out doing all the other basic bitches out there. Even Queen B and her sis as seen below have rocked this trend along with the likes of fashionistas like Alexa Chung, Rita Ora, Bad girl “riri” Rihanna and the Jenner sisters. This trend is steppin up…so why don’t you too?

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This white two piece ensemble is so perf! Gotta love the chic perforated mesh detailing.

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Everyone remembers last year when Rihanna went to Paris Fashion week. She definitely helped build the mesh trend and caused a scene in this top with no bra underneath. Are you willing to try the daring look out? …or maybe stick with a bralette under.

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Rita Ora looks stunningly hardcore in this completely mesh skirt. Can you say DAMNNN?!

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Gold Soul even  sells some jaw dropping pieces for this sick trend! Shop them while you can, they are going fast. There are more than the 4 items shown. Click HERE for all mesh at Gold Soul.

*photos from Gold Soul website and pinterest

1. Boyfriend Jersey Tee $27.80

2. Net mesh skater skirt $24.80

3. White mesh midi skirt $22.80

4. Black mesh panel dress (restocking soon) $22.80

XOXOXO

Porschia 😉

#WCW Jacks Sanchez

So it’s hump day yet again…which means it’s about damn time for another #WCW a.k.a. Woman Crush Wednesdaze! (For those of you who didn’t know) This week, the amazingly talented Jacks, @jackssanchez_, the professional makeup artist from exotic Sydney,Australia is being put in the spotlight. This aussie and her makeup skills are seriously on another level. Did I mention she’s a mother of three and has been successfully married for 6 years? (Congrats girl!) This beautiful mom knows how to stay in the know, keeps looking on fleek and stays on point with her makeup. Her makeup posts range from crazy theatrical makeup looks to glam to everyday makeup that every girl probably wishes she could do so effortlessly. Not only is she a proud customer of Gold Soul La but some of her recent posts have been showcasing her bad ass Gold Soul items! This lovely lady also publishes tutorials and has tons of makeup advice on her YouTube channel. If you haven’t subscribed to this bad chick’s channel..well, what are you waiting for? Below are just a few of her many makeup masterpieces.

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Stone Cold Princess Head Chain by Gold-Soul.LA $16.80

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Antique Tribal Faux Septum Ring $24.80 (Sold Out)

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Gold Faux Bead Septum Nose Ring $11.80 (Sold out)

*Different/various style septum rings are available

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Bars of Gold Midi Ring Set $10.80

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Gold Shield Ring $2.80 (Sold Out)

More Gold-Soul ring options

Flash Tattoos

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This photo is from Misfits of Beauty a new account on Insta dedicated to lovers of makeup and it’s artistry. Check this out bitches! They are doing an amazing Makeup Challenge for January. Even though it’s started already it’s never too late…try it out.

XOXOXO Porschia 😉

@thefashionrebel

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)
Gnarly C Sunnies (x)
Gold Snake Body Chain (x)

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Flash Tattoos (x)

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Bars of Gold Midi Ring Set (x)
Triple Icicle Rock Dainty Necklace (x)

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

RIHTYPOrihanna-margiela-burnished-bootsrihBlack Trio Coal Ring Set (x)
Black Faux Septum Nose Ring (x)
Smiley Sunnies (x)
Spike Collar Necklace (x)

LUCYTYPOlucyGypsy Head Chain (x)
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