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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LOOK FORWARD TO: The Winter Morning Commute

It’s important to kick off your day in a positive mood.

There’s no need to dread those cold and early morning starts to your day. It’s time to make your mornings something to look forward to.

How? Here are a few little things that we suggest you include in your Winter morning commute.

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 3.01.19 pmGrab yourself a warm Coffee to-go
There’s something so comforting about having a warm coffee cup in your hands. Every sip warms you up and warms the soul!

Listen to some chill new music
The winter morning commute gives you the perfect opportunity to discover new music. Who knows… maybe you’ll find a new favorite song to play on repeat?

Swap your phone scrolling with a book
Avoid reading on your phone screen so early in the morning. Your eyes won’t appreciate it and they’ll feel sore by the end of the day. Pick up a book instead and get lost in a story.

Bring out your favorite Winter accessories
Winter means winter fashion. It’s showing off the perfect coat that you’ve been dying to wear, it’s keeping your head warm with a beanie, it’s wrapping yourself in a scarf to keep cosy!

Motivation needed? Check these out.

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
Follow her at Words By Femme.

7 Photographs that make you want to travel

The travel bug. We’re bound to have caught it and sometimes it just gets the better of us.

We all have those days where we wish we were on vacay somewhere where we have no responsibilities and no bad vibes at all, right? We get that spontaneous travel feeling where adventure is on the top of our priority list and we sorta just roll with it.

Okay, yes, we realize that not everyone can just buy a ticket to their dream destination every time they get punched in the face with major travel lust. So what have we done? We’ve put together seven breathtaking photographs from all over the world, just to ease (or to make worse) your travelling blues. Enjoy and happy travels babes!

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So where are we off to next? Check out more travel inspo here!

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Printable Checklist for the perfect Summer Picnic!

What’s Summer without a picnic? Perfect weather, good food, even better company, laughs and just good times all round.

If you’re planning a Summer Picnic, make it the best one your guests have ever been to. Impress with the best selection of food and entertain the right way with the best mixture of activities and drinks.

Bring out your creative side! Picnics are the best chance to catch up with your nearest and dearest – whether that be your girl gang or your grandparents! There’s a tonne of choices that you can make to throw the perfect picnic to cater for everyone!

So where do you start? Ya girl has always got you covered.
Here’s a printable checklist for the perfect Summer picnic. Just click on the image below, then right click and save it to your computer. EASY AZ.


You can tweak this list as much as you want! Add the things you love to bring to a picnic! Pinterest is always a good place to browse for inspiration. It’s packed full of food and drink suggestions and ways you can glam up any Picnic party.

Have a peak at the Gold Soul store to see what you’ll be wearing to your perfect Summer Picnic. A cute romper? Bug-eyed sunnies? A flirty dress?


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What says ‘the best Summer ever’ more than a roadtrip with your girl gang? What about a Summer roadtrip with your girl gang and the ultimate Summer roadtrip playlist to go with it?

You can just picture it. Cruising with the wind in your hair and your cheeks being kissed by the sun – there you are shouting the lyrics of your Summer anthem with your favorite people. Make this a Summer to remember with these tracks to blast while making memories!

You’ll find tracks to suit nearly everyone’s music taste. Whether you’re into up-beat indie tunes, pop tracks from then and now, chilled songs for chilled peeps, something with a sexy beat or something to sing to, you’re bound to find something you’ll make your 2015 Summer anthem.

Have Spotify? You can follow this playlist and listen to it non-stop. I dare you.

Wannabe – Spice Girls
Summer – Calvin Harris
T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
BBD – Azealia Banks
Anything Anything – DramaramaSugar – Maroon 5
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Closing Time – Semisonic
XO – Beyonce
Paper Planes – M.I.A
Toothpaste Kissed – The Maccabees
All My Friends – Dylan Kelly
Rock & Roll – Eric Hutchinson
Best Song Ever – One Direction
We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
Worship – Years & Years
I’ll Be Fine – Saskwatch
Make It Mine – Jason Mraz
Yong Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Stay High – Tove Lo, Hippie Sabotage
Warrior – Nina Sublatti
No Control – One Direction
Single Ladies – Beyonce

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If your living space doesn’t have that homely vibe that your looking for, I’ve got the solution.

Add some good coffee table books and bam – you’ve got that homely aesthetic. These books become conversation starters when guests come around, they act as interior decor and, the best thing is that you just put these books on a table and they look damn good just sitting there.

So what’s hot in the literary world I hear you asking?

by Meredith Gatson

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 9.24.43 pmWhether you’re the adventurous kind, or you’re a hardworking nine-to-fiver, this book gives you that little bit of daily inspiration whenever you need it. Have this cute little book on your coffee table and no one will ever leave your house uninspired!

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by Jane Hornby

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 9.15.36 pmDeep down, everyone is a foodie and we can’t help it that we love food. If you’re looking for any sort of cookbook for your coffee table, look no further because this is the perfect one, especially if you’re a serious baker.

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by James Gulliver Jancock

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If you like New York you’ll like this book. If you like buildings, you’ll like this book. If you like looking at really, really, really good drawings of places in New York, then you’ll love this book. Basically anyone will be impressed by this book.

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by Kate Spade

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 9.22.43 pmWith a book cover like this, you can’t resist having this in your house! This striking book will bring out the wanderlust in all of us with beautiful photographs of glamorous cities, inspirational quotes and life tips.

– Buy it here –

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How to be a Tourist in your own City

Time to give your eyes a rest from staring at screens all day, get up and make your way into town because you’ve got some serious exploring to do.

Becoming a Tourist in your own city is an inexpensive way you can explore the nooks and cranny’s of your town and it’s a way you can find some pretty awesome hidden gems.

If you’ve got a day to yourself or if you’re looking for something to do with a friend, become a tourist in your own City for the day. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it can be inspiring and you’re bound to learn something new.

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So how exactly so you become a Tourist in your own City I hear you asking? Well it’s simple – put aside your stresses, take a camera and explore.


  • Eat at a cafe that you’ve never been to
  • Visit a vintage bookstore and look around
  • Visit your city’s famous tourist attractions and appreciate them
  • Attend the festivals that are on around the city
  • Shop at the markets – you never know what you’ll find
  • Don’t be ashamed of taking photos
  • Look out for free events
  • Grab a rug and your friends and have a picnic in a park
  • Go on a Thrift Store crawl!
  • Walk instead of taking a Taxi/Bus


Now you can put down your phone and shut down your computer. Get exploring and most importantly – have fun!

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