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Vintage Levis – The Never Ending Denim Stable

August 22, 2018

Vintage Levis are the most practical and diverse stable pieces of clothes to have in your wardrobe. The best thing is, you can get on eBay. That is where I have bought all of my Levis products.

Shopping On eBay Levis

Since I have been making more of a conscious effort to buy items that last and that are very versatile. Denim has always been the one thing that you can get the most wears out of and work for ALL occasions. This year I had to purchase a new pair of denim shorts, as I have put on a bit of (happy) weight over the last 6 months and needed to get a bigger size. I did not want to spend £50 on another Levi and remembered easy it is just to get a second-hand pair from eBay. The newly purchased shorts cost me a total of £12 including packaging. Bargain!

It made me realise how handy it is to purchase off eBay, as you can get a really good steal of there. I also have purchased vintage Levi vintage denim jacket which was only around £25, it has that old feel, which makes it even more perfect.

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I styled the shorts with a sand oversized blouse from Zara which has crochet detailing. A real summer casual day outfit. I spent the rest of the day walking around London and going for lunch with my Boyfriend. Summer days are always better when you spend time outside and explore where you are in the sun.

My summer go-to heeled sandals have been these white sandals from Topshop. They too also work with most looks and are very comfortable. I have linked where you can get these from directly.

Levis

Shorts – Levis (eBay)

Shoes – Topshop (yellow version)

Top – Zara (Sale no longer available)

Photographer – Michal Burchard

Olivia Gold x

Fashion Lifestyle

Girl On A Mission – Entering Chapter 27

April 8, 2018
As I turn 27 within the next few days, I have been reflecting on how far I have come. I feel like as I get older I am a girl on a mission. I am more focus now more than over, I feel very centred in where I am in life and feel very content with it. Don’t get me wrong I continue to strive for so much more and my ambition is only growing. But I have come to understand that you really have to be ok with where you are now in life to prepare yourself for what is coming ahead of you.
26 has still been a fun age and I have grown so much, the wisdom that I have now makes me cherish any pain or misfortune that I have experienced in the past whether personally or professionally. I have come to realise It is all about of my journey.

Girl On A Mission Girl On A Mission

As I go into my 27th year of life, I now know that as much as you plan your life it will never be linear and anything can happen. What I am sure of is the key goals I want to achieve. I am so sure of visualisation and verbally proclaiming your blessing ahead of time, as things really become what you speak. To give an example. I wrote in my journal at the beginning of 2017 that I would love to write for Marketing week, by November 2017 I was on Marketing Week as a marketing guest on tier podcast. And It didn’t even stop there. In March 2018 they reached out again and asked to contribute to an article and out of all the speaker my name and image was used as the main marketer for this article, giving me and my initiative so much coverage and awareness. This was all completely beyond what I thought I could achieve. And it all started with a ‘mustard seed’ approach by writing down one small goal. 

Girl On A Mission Girl On A Mission

Girl On A Mission – Entering Chapter 27 

I really am a girl on a mission, my dreams are so big that it scares me! But I am so excited about it because it is exciting, daunting but all amazing. We have one life and I am committed and focused on assuring I fulfil my purpose and enjoy what I have been blessed with. I have amazing siblings and family, a strong solid friendship that are basically family and an amazing partner. Cheers to the 26 years and 27 I am ready for you!
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Skirt – River Island 
Shirt – River island 
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Photography – Michal 
Olivia Gold x

 

 

Life Of A Marketing Girl

The New Age Store Experience – Zara launch an augmented reality app for in-store shoppers

March 19, 2018

The New Age Store Experience – Zara launch an augmented reality app for in-store shoppers

Coming to a Zara store near you, From April 2018, the Spanish fashion empire Inditex (Zara) will be introducing augmented reality app for in-store shoppers. What does this mean? The new innovative, the function will show models wearing selected Zara looks from its ranges when a mobile phone is held up to a sensor within the store or designated shop windows and customers can click through to buy the clothes. The Business Of Fashion reference states, that the mega fashion house is set to introduce the future thinking experience specifically targeted for younger Zara customers who are in their 20’s and 30’s.

Zara is already renowned for their fast work rate to bring couture and catwalk fashion trends in a matter of days to the high street! I personally could speak for a wide majority of my generation to say that Zara is the go-to for designer-led styles at a high street price point.

 

This is a great innovative development within the fashion industry. As some retail houses are currently struggling to monitor consumers spending power due to financial, social and economic constraints which tighten up the retail market. For Inditex they seem to be nowhere near red and are focusing on following their consumer’s behaviour. Tapping into mindset strategy and using that as a key marketing toolkit and development a new store experience strategy to lure in new and existing customers.

With digital being the future for GenZ and Millennials forefront, Zara is investing in their younger consumers through their new reality display!

The New Age Store Experience - Zara launch an augmented reality app for in-store shoppers

To me, this is a win-win concept. When it comes to brand disruption and not only through an online journey but through in-store experience. Merging two strongest elements within a customers shopping experience. It has been issued that H&M are preparing launch a similar augmented system. But for now, expect to see 120 Zara stores worldwide who will have this within their stores for customers to interact when they visit the store.

It is exciting when brands continue to test new services, it shows the potential that comes with agile and flexible ways of working as a business. Reacting to mindset milestones and implementing activity to engage new consumers. As an avid shopper, it is something to be excited about, as it conquers a lot of practical queries you may come across when shopping. It actually will solve a few when shopping for example;  personal shopping, styling and showing you further diverse options. This is because the system will also enable models to pop up on packages of online purchases delivered to customers, showing alternative outfits.

Innovation is the key, and Inditex is using key mindset insights to tackle and conquer new height which is an exciting concept I the retail fashion industry.

A thumbs up from the Life Of A Marketing Girl team!

Xx

Fashion

How To Style Wide Leg Pants – 2018 looks! Chic, casual & cool

January 19, 2018

How To Style Wide Leg Pants – 2018 looks! Chic, casual & cool

On my Instagram, I shared my 2018 style muse is kahlana Barfield Brown. She is the queen of layering and wearing wide leg detailed trousers. I fell in love with her style have added her vibe to my mood board. 

 

I haven’t done much shopping this new year sale as I didn’t really see anything that I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Which is unfortunate as a shopping geek. But what caught my eye, were these Zara stripe trousers that were completely giving me Khalana vibes. So I had to purchase. Continuing with my casual, chic comfort theme, layering has been a really cool way to play with colours, patterns, and my personal style. 

How To Style Wide Leg Pants - 2018 looks! Chic, casual & cool

Being a curvy girl (slim thick) you can get caught up trying to dress for your shape, making sure you hug the right places. But after a while, that can get a bit boring and played out. I think the Fashionva girls have got that covered (no shade, as I genuinely love my curves and showing them). But this is why I was so drawn to kahlana, she plays with bigger shape trousers, oversized t-shirts or jumper and kills it with a killer heel. It is the perfect balance of casual cool for a girly girl. 

How To Style Wide Leg Pants - 2018 looks! Chic, casual & coolHow To Style Wide Leg Pants - 2018 looks! Chic, casual & cool

So I’m starting to purchase wide length bottoms that have detail, such as the stripe in these. I hope to find more and will document this journey on my Instagram, so make sure that you are following me. keeping it simple, I paired these with an oversized shirt and a leather jacket. I was even thinking if I wanted to add more ‘spice’ to this look, it would be super chic if I put on a beige/taupe waistcoat. 

 How To Style Wide Leg Pants? Now you guys know my vibe for 2018!!!

How To Style Wide Leg Pants - 2018 looks! Chic, casual & coolHow To Style Wide Leg Pants - 2018 looks! Chic, casual & cool

Trousers – Zara (similar style)

Top – Asos 

Shoes – Stuart Weitzman 

Photography – Michal Burchdt 

Olivia Gold x

Fashion

How To Wear Bright Colours In The Winter – Seasonal Looks!

December 21, 2017

How to wear bright colours in the winter? Well, we have 10 days to go until it is 2018. So there are many end of year dinner parties, social meet-ups, and gatherings that require you to look your best. The weather is still gloomy and cold. And for some of us, we are still recovering from a recent cold. Well, I have actually. But nevertheless, looking chic and sassy is always at the forefront of our mind, if you love playing with your style and having fun with fashion, like me! 

How To Wear Bright Colours In The Winter - Seasonal Looks!

How To Wear Bright Colours In The Winter - Seasonal Looks!

Bright Colours – I feel like naturally at this time of year we tend to shy away from the hues of yellow, pink, green and many other bright colours that come to mind. It seems like it is a safe, trendy option to wear grey, black or navy tones. But I love that I am seeing girls go bold confidently with colour this season, which I have seen on Instagram, blogs and just around the city in general. Girls are killing it playing with colour, rocking it like it is the new black.

On the runway, the Autumn must have colour has been red. A staple shade that was a consistent theme from YSL, Gucci, Prada to our favourite high street stores such as, Zara and H&M. Being bold this season, when I was sent this two-piece set from lotd.com I knew it was the perfect outfit to wear on a date night with my partner. I also threw it on again to wear to my girlfriends birthday party. 

How To Wear Bright Colours In The Winter - Seasonal Looks!

 

I warmed to this whole look because of the yellow mustard tone, which blends perfectly with my black faux fur coat. I have lived through this winter in this coat, it is warm, chic, and a classic statement outerwear that will never go out of style.

How To Wear Bright Colours In The Winter - Seasonal Looks!

How t0 wear bright colours in the winter?

When wearing a bright colour, to balance it out I recommend to pair it with a classic outerwear, whether that is a blazer, long line coat or classic fur (depending on the occasion you are dressing for) 

How To Wear Bright Colours In The Winter - Seasonal Looks!

Co-ord – LOTD 
Faux Fur Coat – LOTD 
Shoes – Stuart Weitzman 
Photography – Michal 
Olivia Gold
Fashion

Seasonal Looks – The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim

December 10, 2017

We are the in the thick of the festive season of Christmas and seasonal looks are in demand. Whether it is your work Christmas party, catching up with friends or heading out to dinner parties. There is a lot going on! It really is a fun and loving season. And of course, you need to be looking on point. Seasonal Looks - The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim

Seasonal Looks – The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim

 In my last few posts, I have talked about ‘dressing casual’ cool and I still have kept that vibe when dressing up during this time of year.  Jeans is always a winner and I recently purchased new denim jeans from ASOS, which are so chic and luxe with the pearl detail that sits right underneath the front pockets, which are the perfect kind of denim to wear on a night out. I paired this up with an emerald wrap top from Nasty Gal, which I love as it an all rounder top to style up or down!

Seasonal Looks - The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed DenimSeasonal Looks - The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim

As you can also see, I have changed up my hair and doubled the length of my hair. I love it, I’ve always wanted ‘Naomi Campbell’ look and now I think I’ve achieved the look lol. 

This time of year I definitely spend time reflecting on how the year has been. I am truly thankful because it has been a GREAT year. I always go back to my journal and re-read what I wanted to accomplish and see what I stuck too, what I missed and use this time to meditate and strategize going forward into the new year with new goals and wisdom from the lessons I have learned so far. I hope you too use this time to relax and not be so hard on yourself for what didn’t work out, as everything will happen in its own good time. Always focus on maintaining a mindset of gratitude because the best is yet to come!

Seasonal Looks - The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim Seasonal Looks - The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim

Jeans – Asos

Top – Nasty Gal

Heels – Stuart Weitzman 

Photographer – Mike

Seasonal Looks - The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim

Olivia Gold

Fashion

Wide Length Pants – Autumn Season

November 8, 2017

My new favourite go-to for the winter season, wide length pants. For a night out or a dinner party, I have been drawn towards a fancy trouser that is sung and cozy to tackle the wind of the winter weather. 

Wide Length Pants - Autumn Season

I recently have been expanding where I shop, and I popped into H&M and checked out their trend collection. FYI – It is one of the best high street offerings in the market. It really has runway trends as high street pieces, which isn’t as known to all general customers, unless you are fashion, fashion girl (in my opinion)! I fell in love with these wide length pants as it is a solid material which holds the shape of the trousers. The warm dirty orange is the perfect autumn colourway for this season. 

Wide Length Pants - Autumn Season

I paired it up with a satin top with a cut of shoulder and frill end sleeve. I love the mix and match of the two tones paired together. 

Lately, I have been so busy settling into a new job role that I have been very excited to be doing and immersing myself into that. So apologies for the delayed post! As you know I work in marketing and that is a separate journey from blogging that I enjoy. I definitely will be sharing more, but into the new year. 

For me having more than one stream of income is SO important, as we get older we should be thinking about how you want to live your life. So I focusing on setting up my streams of income using my skills and gifts to be purposeful. So as there are high and lows in the social media world, be mindful to build a life that is lucrative off of it. 

Wide Length Pants - Autumn Season Wide Length Pants - Autumn Season

Trousers – H&M (similar)

Top – Asos

Shoes – River Island 

Photography – Burchardtlens 

Olivia Gold x