Favourite Fashion Moments and Lessons Of 2016…Well what a year 2016 has been!
Personally I have grown up so much, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I have been tested many times, fallen flat on my face and had to pick myself back up again!
In all of my experiences this year, I feel I am at my strongest and ready to conquer 2017 like never before. I think I have learnt that, certain things need to happen in your life for you to evolve. Whether good or bad experiences they need to happen for you to come out on the other side. That is okay! Trials build character and help execute the positive, it may not look like it when you are in the midst of it but there will always be light after darkness and that is the beauty in life!
I had a chance to round up 2016 and reflect back on my destiny shifting half way through the year. Chatting with Pepper Your Talk. It is the most honest I have been about my career and hope it can help you! Check it out here.
- Embrace being multitalented
- Don’t judge those who are
- Don’t question others opportunities
- Appreciate your season
- Any dreams you have, go for them. The time is now!
2017 I am facing it stronger with a clearer perspective! I will be producing amazing content and collaborations and really pushing myself to work at my best. I hope I inspire my readers more with my journey my fashion diaries
Thank you for riding with me and all the new readers that have connected with me and checked out www.Olivia-Gold.com. I promise to do more and show you more of me like never before.
Sharing some of the favourite moments of 2016, the ones that you guys have loved most.
Thank you 2016 for all your lessons and blessings and bring on 2017!
Mesh fits and rip’s is all that it is, but it is impactful. Mixing and matching textures always results for a stylish, chic look. This is more of a cosy girl vibe that I am channelling but I like it. At the core of my style, feminine fits is home, but I always like to challenge myself to stretch myself with a new-normal.
I got these white ripped jeans from ASOSs not too long ago and I have worn them more than a doesn’t times. They are not so tight and not too baggy. Just right for the casual fit I have been looking for. I styled it with a mesh body from Wolford as it adds a sexy flare compared to just wearing general T-shirt. Of course Vans is the ultimate cosy fit footwear that works with everything so I threw them on, as I wear them most of the time.
Black and white is classic and perfect colour combo for this London winter. It is so cold, I can’t express it enough!
Random Thought – Authenticity
In the social world that we live in, it seems so easy for people to get caught up, follow suit and becomes sheep! I say this because as bloggers and influencers becoming the ‘in’ thing. People see this as easy and try to do anything to fit in and perceive the same image, lifestyle. Or even more commonly, get instant gratitude that the likes of Instagram gives people.
For me personally nothing feels more liberating that enjoying who you are and what you stand for. Not wanting to confirm and stand firm behind your beliefs, contrary to what may be popular or popping on the ‘gram’. Purpose over popularity! This is the key, in everything you do, embody and stand for purpose. That ignites authenticity and stability in that. With that being said…Please NEVER believe the hype!
Coat – Zara
Body – Wolford (similiar)
Jeans – Asos
Shoes – Vans
Photography – Vinn
Olivia Gold x
Another style post but more importantly a post with a message and its simple be free! Do not allow yourself to be defined by your job or your title, how many hustles you have going on and a big one for this millennial generation, ‘what do you do?’
You is just enough before any of these additional applications come into play. I, myself recently experienced this. I would hold onto my job title, who and what I was affiliated with to feel like I’m on the level of where I am supposed to be as the next 25 year old girl. When things changed I then questioned everything! Who am I, people asked me questions and I couldn’t answer as they were questions linked to being defined by my title or job and I didn’t have that so I was like well….nothing. But it is not true, you will always have an answer, right in front of them, and it is yourself!
Be free and own being yourself, it is the most freeing discovery ever, and as a result things have fully changed and changed for the better and opened up a bigger sense of purpose, just from a result of owning being me. So be free, except who you are and never let another person, job, or anything define you. You define yourself and that is the most freeing thing ever!
So my style post is me, Olivia Gold, being free in a green mini dress, YSL heels and Levi denim jacket.
God is good and he will always show you the light!
Dress – ASOS (similar option)
Heels – YSL
Jacket – Levi’s (also try ebay for some cheap authentic finds)
Photography – Vinn
Olivia Gold x
So I have been strictly fashion and lifestyle when it comes to blogging but my eyes and ears have finally opened up into the world beauty, which is all things makeup and skin care. Beauty plays a huge part in completing your personal style, adding to your personal aesthetic to the amazing facial features and maintaining young, glowing skin.
To immerse myself in the world of beauty, I attended Farfetch’s first beauty blogger event at the London Make-up School for an evening of beauty demonstrations of the current SS16 beauty looks that graced the runway! It was really great to have a professional make-up artist take us through the different looks and show us the best application when applying these looks.
Look 1 – The Bold Eye Shadow
Look 2 – The Metallic Lip
Look 3 – The Bright Melon (This is for the risky makeup lovers)
It was such a fun evening as I went with my friends and made new friends too! In my goodie bag was a Oskia Renaissance Mask, It’s been a week and I have used it twice. I think after another week or 2 and I will definitely share an update on how good I think it is. Which will be on my Snapchat so make sure you are following me!!!
I will have a lot of beauty post and reviews to come on my blog, so keep a look out. I only will be honest and share with you what personally works for and what I hope will work for you also!
Olivia Gold x
Following from my last post, sharing some pictures I took from last week again, I was out all day and all night attending a few events but when I went out later that night, I changed into something a little dressier to fit the occasion. Keeping on the same jeans and heels, i swapped my cream jumper for a Wolford body and a vintage cardigan from my Mothers collection.
I must not be the only one that does this? Do you swap from day to night?
Jeans – Zara
Heels – Yves Saint Laurent
Body – Wolford
Photography by – Calvin darkhorsevinn.tumblr.com
Olivia Gold x
Fresh vibes is what I’m embodying at the moment, I got braids done recently which I love taking me back to 1999 when wore braids to primary school. Speeding up to February 2016 I am having a braids moment again, embracing fresh vibes, fresh style and good energy!
This past weekend I went to London Fashion Week #LFW, which I haven’t been inspired to go for the past few years, I don’t feel its a must to go unless you have a key purpose to be there. On this occasion my good friend Ngoni debut her collection, which I was super excited to see as she has been working really hard. Her collection is a really cool, sleek, and minimal but sharp collection. Check it out here www.Wearekin.co!
So after checking out her beautiful presentation, I chilled with my girlfriends, cooked some food and then went to a friend’s house in the evening to eat more and be merry lol. I wore the Hana skirt from The Line By K, now turned designer Karla Deras who is of my favourite fashion bloggers! When she released her first collection, I saw the Hana skirt which suited my personal style, i went ahead and bought some of my favs (boo to custom charges though)!
Karla Deras – “I made this for you to be feel sexy and strong at all times” and I do!
Skirt – The Line By K
Top – Asos (old inside body to a dress)
Boots – Asos
Photography by: Vinn www.Darkhorsevinn.tumblr.com
Olivia Gold x