Yesterday I was all day away from home, that's why I could not publish anything here. I left home early to go to the mall, in theory, to seek the dress for New Year's Eve, but what happened in reality was a marathon of sales on Primark. By chance I saw there a beautiful dress, but the queue was so long to try that I lost all the will to bring the dress with me. I ended up buying things that were so cheap that would be a pity not buying them. In short, I did not buy anything I really wanted, so this weekend I have to go, again, to the mall. I was looking for some "nude" shoes like these for some long. And I loved the price even more, 5 euros! I wanted to have shown you this yesterday, but little time after arriving home I left again, but to go have coffee with some friends of mine.
I took this day, after the insane family gathering, to have coffee with a friend of mine. We weren´t together for a long time so we took the afternoon to catch up what´s new. We ended up going out for ice cream (it should be noted that it is winter and it is cold), don´t know if it was a good idea at all, I hope I don´t get sick.
After seeing the last editorial of Elle Portugal on the male tendency in women's clothes, I could not resist to create my own interpretation of that trend. And I have only one thing to say: I LOVE IT!
At last, I managed to escape from my family. This Christmas is being crazy with Luky! It is always following the food and don´t leave me alone. In this moment it is asleep (finally). It is making me write freely. Want to know what is his new nickname? Lord Luky.
I don´t know about you, but Christmas here is crazy. My mother spends the entire day cooking, so my dad and I took the opportunity to make the last Christmas shopping.
The dinner went very well. The family had enough to praise the food of my mother, which makes her extremely happy. Now it's time to see a movie, "Tangled." I love it!
I'll leave you with a taste of the environment around here!
Pictures by Inês Meireles
I have a new addiction-DIY (Do It Yourself). To be more specific, DIY jewelry. It all started when I saw beautiful rings and necklaces in the internet, that I was completely in love, but didn´t found them in any store, at least at appealing prices. So I decided to see some tutorials and make my own jewelry. And I could not be more pleased with the result. Not only I have rings, necklaces and bracelets considering my taste, but I also have a lot of friends who want me to do the same pieces for them. And another thing: they make great Christmas gifts for those who don´t want to spend much money and want to give something unique!
Pictures by Inês Meireles
After a stressful weekend, today I took the day to stay home to rest and study for a test that I have this week. The study was being boring as hell and unproductive, so I decided to take some photographs at home. It was supposed to be just to have a little fun with my clothes, but I ended up quite liking the result. They have a vintage touch that I love!
I always had a special interest in tattoos. Don´t ask me why, but there is something about them that fascinates me. I wish I had one. But the indecision of choosing the design, the idea of having something forever and the pain that may cause me to make it always leaves me apprehensive. In short, however I want one, I don´t have the courage to do it! Until I found the solution: temporary tattoos! Changing drawing whenever I want, it doesn´t hurt and it´s not forever! Perfect. This week I went to Claire's, which opened in Aveiro and I have found that they have a wide range of temporary tattoos and believe me, they have designs to suit all tastes. I don´t resist and bought them. I'm quite happy with the result, it seems true. The only care that must take is to apply a small bandage over the tattoo when it is bedtime, to last for several days. This week I put a small butterfly on the wrist! What do you think, it´s a good solution?
Pictures by Mark Afonso
I went to see "Skyfall" today! After much delay, I finally had time to go see the latest film of my favorite saga - 007. And I have to say it was worth every penny. Not going to lie, it wasn´t the best movie of the saga but it is undoubtedly a great film. And let it be said that seeing Daniel Craig in close-up is always a pleasure. This was not the outfit I chose for today to go to the cinema with my dearest friend (I chose something more comfortable today). It was actually what I wore yesterday to an exhausting day of classes. And I regretted to go with heels. I got to the end of the day extremely tired! The cold is here to stay this time. You will get to see me with many sweaters and layers and layers of clothes.
A late post. I wish I had done this sooner, but I just couldn´t ... Yesterday I had problems with trains. I thought I wouldn´t be able to come home.
Who took the pictures this time wasn´t my usual photographer, but a great friend I made in Aveiro. And I loved the result of the photographs. They are different than usual, more natural. And as the post title indicates, this is my college "uniform". It's basically what I wear to go to college, comfortable without losing style, and most importantly without losing my essence.
More photos taken at Ana´s house. I don´t know why, but we have a tendency to take pictures at her house. But most of the time it´s because of the rain, we can´t take pictures outside. If I'm not mistaken, this day we went shopping (as usual), so I chose a look more comfortable that allowed me to dress and undress easily.
And I remembered now, I have to show you the pictures from Replay Party!
I'm alive! I know I didn´t give news all week, but I had my reasons. I had no time for anything but for study! Clearly I got time to take some pictures (not many). But this week will be different, I'll have more time for blogging. I also know that I promised you a giveaway and it won´t pass this week! And I think you will love it!
And didn´t tell you, but last Friday I went to the Replay party with some friends of mine. I can´t say it was the best party I've ever been, but I have fun and I could socialize with people from the fashion world. Tomorrow I will publish some official photos from the party.
Here they are, some photographs that I could take when I went to Ana´s house to catching up!
I studied anatomy the whole afternoon! I'm proud of myself! I had never been able to study so many hours, but thankfully I did. So I can go out for coffee tonight without feeling guilty.
These trousers have become my favourite ones. Of course I don´t use them regularly but when I use them I feel fantastic. And the number of people who look at my pants is huge. And I'm not complaining.
I want you to know that I'm dealing with the contest I will do this week. I think you will love it!
I can´t believe I'm studying anatomy. Ok, I'm not studying now, but I will, when I finish writing the today´s post! I promise. Especially because I really have to take a good grade and I have only one chance to do it. Oh luck.
Honestly I didn´t even remember these pictures. But, lucky me, I found them. Especially because I had classes this morning and I wanted to come quickly to Porto! I really need to study. But I don´t want to study! But I have to. Talk to you later.
I can´t believe. My blog, my precious blog has already 2 months. And I tell you very honestly, I'm pretty proud of what I have done. The opportunities that appeared to me have been fantastic. I feel that a new world is waiting for me. And I could not be happier! Thank you all, who follow me all the days and leave me kind comments. I love you all!
Nem consigo acreditar. O meu blog, o meu precioso blog já tem 2 meses. E digo-vos com muita sinceridade, estou bastante orgulhosa do que tenho feito. As oportunidades que me têm aparecido têm sido fantásticas. Sinto que está um novo mundo à minha espera. E não podia estar mais feliz! Muito obrigada a todos que me seguem todos os dias e que principalmente me deixam comentários fantásticos. Adoro-vos!
I don´t know what happened to me today. I just know that my mind is not working well. It must be the weather. But after school, I had a lot of fun with a friend of mine. And I made a fantastic purchase: gorgeous boots for just 6.45 €! I was shocked with the price. You've probably noticed that I love bargains. I am considering going there to get another pair of boots that I saw.
Looks like the rain is here to stay. And I HATE rain. But it has it´s advantage: an excuse to buy more boots!
And yes I have the perfect dress. And who knew it was in my closet waiting for me to look at him? Tomorrow I´ll show you everything but I don´t promise high definition photos!
E sim já tenho o vestido perfeito. E quem diria que ele estava no meu armário à espera que eu olhasse para ele? Amanhã mostro-vos tudo, não prometo é fotografias com muita qualidade!
I have great news: The Golden Soul will be attending the first fashion event as official blogger! We will be attending the anniversary of Fashion TV! I couldn´t be happier! And it's already tomorrow. I'm looking for the perfect dress but I just can´t find it! I need something simple, sophisticated and that is my kind of style. I don´t want to take something that I've bought in a while. I want a new dress! I know it's asking a lot, but I have to be perfect tomorrow. This may be the push I needed for my blog.
I don´t know what went on in our heads to take photos at night. But, I confess, I liked the result. Ended up different from what we usually do. I could not take all the pictures I wanted, the camera decided to die halfway through the session. Yesterday, I went to do some shopping (clothes, of course). I could not buy much, but I managed to bring some leggings that I was looking for so long, and a beautiful bag for those days when you have a thousand things to bring to college. I will show you all!
And I can´t believe that another week of classes started. Kill me now!
The first tutorial is about and nails. I can´t walk without polish on my nails, for me it's all part of the look. And as I have always my nails painted, I have a large collection of nail polish. And lately I have been dedicated to nail art. Some things went well, others… just not. So today I decided to show you something I usually do a few times and it always runs well. Has no difficulty and you can make the combination as you like it. I chose the same color but in two variants, with glow and matte. Have fun with your nails!
I'm sick! I don´t have the patience for anything, that's why I haven´t posted here. And so I apologize, but I promise to make up for the weekend! I'll find time between works and study that I have to do. This top was offered to me by a cousin who had no idea that I was creating a blog. And I have a surprise! The first tutorial The Golden Soul is coming! But I won´t reveal what it is, you will have to come to the blog to see.
And I let you a song of Kaiser Chiefs, one of my favorite live bands, On the Run!
When I saw a post from Andy Torres on her first designer bag, I decided to make one too. This bag has a different meaning for me and unique, it was given to me by my mother (and has over 25 years!). And of course, it´s my favorite bag. And, being me, a person who loves basics, this bag is perfect for me. It's a real lady's purse, it has all in there! This white shirt was also my mother. I always find amazing stuff in her closet.
Nothing gives me more pleasure than writing a post to music. So whenever you do, I'll post it on the blog. So you can get to know my music taste. Today I leave you with MUSE, "Madness."
It's weekend! At least for me, I have no classes on Friday. And as I have an extra day, it is clear that I will take it to rest! Right now, I'm writing for the blog and watching a Harry Potter movie (Potterhead here). And I feel so relaxed right now! And it shows in my clothes. The rain decided to come to these parts, unfortunately. Goodbye summer clothing!
I am tired! Classes have just begun but I feel already a huge desire to go on (again) holidays. It can not be. I have to get energy, but it is not always easy when you are not taking the course of dream. But that's a story for another day. Today I feel like a nerd. Only because I am wearing similar nerd glasses. Yeah, silly me. I'm wearing my floral pants, again. Every time I look at all my pants, these are the ones that catch my eyes and I love the comfort they give me, especially when I have a thousand things to do during the day. And by the way, my day was crazy. Between classes, work and gatherings with friends, now I have to take pictures almost everyday for the blog. Do not think the day should have 30 hours instead of 24?
And here I am writing a new post. And looking at my bag. Yes, the weekend is over and is time to pack again. It’s the routine I have to get used to. And I hate routines. But it’s life.
I am, in fact, wearing my favorite pieces all at once so I love this look. My wedge sneakers, my recent finding, the top with the tearing in a skull shape and my favorite jeans. This weekend I found amazing pants. H&M has the most beautiful collection of all kinds of pants and they’re cheap. I bought the most gorgeous pair and I fell completely for them. I’ll show them here eventually! Oh and I found the basic V neck that I wanted so badly. I’ve been looking for it like a maniac. Or it was the wrong gray, or the wrong cut that didn’t look good. And I had an extra, it was on sale!!! It only cost 2.99 EUR on Zara. I almost died with excitement.
Something that has been making me really happy is the fact that the blog has been receiving such caring comments. That makes want to always give my best to be up to the expectations. So, thank you so much for caring about my blog and making me feel welcomed in the blogosphere.
What a sunny day it was! I’m not the type of person that likes to lie on the beach and get sun burns so that my skin can get a little tanned. I rather go for walks on the beach with my friends (the only problem is that instead of a bikini tan line I get a top and shorts tan line). I don’t even know why I got out of the house wearing a blazer, two minutes after I was taking it off because I was so hot. But I couldn’t help it; it looked good with the outfit. I remember perfectly the day when I bought these sandals and it was a couple of years ago. I was in hurry to catch a train in Porto when I look to my left and spot these sandals in the window of the store. It was love at first sight, did not think twice and I got in to try them and buy them. My problem was that I really had to catch that train, I had to be in Braga at a certain hour and I couldn’t be late. I ran so much but the thing is I caught that train. A happy ending.
I was sad that I couldn’t post my look on the first day of school. I forgot my camera at home (stupid), and in reality I felt like shopping. And when I say shopping I mean a shopping marathon! And what amazing things I found on sale! I was really with what I found specially the black boots that I showed you yesterday.
To make up for not publishing anything yesterday, here it goes what I wore to college yesterday. Nothing too flashy, neutral colors (with my favorite pants), a loose and comfortable top. I just changed the shoes, I have to a walk a long distance to get to the university so I chose a pair of red sands with a bow. Keeping things simple is my motto, less is more.
It looks like I’m in a mood of wearing neon on my tops. But is in fact a trend that caught people that have a bold style and are not afraid to take chances and to be noticed. Yes, because if you wear something neon you can’t go unnoticed. My advice is, to counter balance, don’t wear a lot of pieces that pop at the same time. It’s confusing for who’s looking and can’t put all together in the same style. So wear neon in just an item, everything else should be discrete. Or if you want to wear some more basic, why not wear some neon accessories? A necklace with some bracelets is perfect to take a basic look to the next level.
And there are two days left for my classes to start. I don’t if I should be happy or sad. And the problem isn’t even the classes. I’m going to miss my home, my family, my dog, my friends… But I know that in Aveiro I’ll find other things, my freedom, my friends from there, knowledge. My heart is spilt in two. It’s going to cost but what awaits me is also really good!
Neon Flamingos! When I saw this top I couldn't resist and I had to buy it, not only for its price but also because it was a basic with a neon touch. As you know a great look resides on the details. It's the type of outfit that I easily wear to go out for coffee with my friends or a shopping marathon. It can adapt to a lot of situations.
Today I'm finally going to see if I find the glasses I want to. I've been dreaming about them! Cross your fingers.
I'm already starting my countdown for the days left to go to Aveiro. I don't how I am going to do most things for the blog but I'm sure I can count on with the amazing people that will help me in everything they can!
Neon Flamingos! Quando vi este top não resisti em comprá-lo, não só pelo preço mas também pelo facto de ser básico mas com um toque neon. Já sabem, um óptimo look reside nos detalhes. É um tipo de roupa que eu facilmente uso para ir tomar um café com os meus amigos ou para uma maratona de compras. Consegue-se adaptar a diversas situações.
Hoje vou ver se finalmente encontro os óculos que quero. Até ja ando a sonhar com eles! Façam figas.
Já começo a fazer a contagem decrescente dos dias que faltam para ir para Aveiro. Não sei como é que vou fazer a maior parte das coisas para o blog, mas sei que posso contar com pessoas fantásticas que me ajudarão em tudo o que conseguirem!
I was wearing:
Necklace: Mango Touch
Thank god it’s Friday! Such a good expression for today. It is indeed Friday (yey!) and it’s to go out with my friends. Nothing like a night out to make up for the week. So I decided to show the appropriate outfit to wear, keeping in mind the place of course. But since I usually go to clubs with a certain dress code, I usually wear a really feminine dress, but comfortable, I hate to spend the night fixing my clothes. Heels are mandatory but a pair of ballet shoes is advised in case the heels start to hurt your feet. A clutch is elegant in any occasion and indispensable when going out, practical, small, but always trendy. When it comes to make-up, I’ve never been a fan of heavy make-up. I rather just wear a little foundation, mascara, pink blush and I make an exception for the lips, I let them with a heavy color. And there it is a complete look that doesn’t take a lot of effort or production.
As I mentioned yesterday, I went shopping. I bought a few basic tops. I couldn’t find anything that I liked either in model or in price. Or maybe I wasn’t just in the mood to shop. And I didn’t found the glasses that I wanted. But I know I will find them!
Something very different from what I normally wear. I was looking at the American flag and I thought: can I create a look inspired in it? And I was right! Something red: the pants. Something blue: the top. Something white: the sneakers (I have been discovering tennis shoes I didn’t remember I had). And of course the detail of the stamped flag on the top. So today I felt like a walking flag. And I liked it. It’s an easy, comfortable look but it can’t be worn by everyone. A look like this demands to know how to wear it. And right now I’m really close to a nervous breakdown. One of those that make me want to throw my computer through the window. Here was I so happy to create a lookbook, to increase the publicity of the blog, when I try to put the link it just stays on the wrong place, so I end up having an hyperlink to lookbook in the end of my page when it should be at the end of each post. I accept suggestions to fix my problem! Looking on the bright side I have a lookbook! Check it out: www.lookbook.nu/thegoldensoul
Today I’m going to go shopping. I’ve looking for some nerd glasses for the beginning of college but I haven’t found a pair that I really liked or that looked good on me (problems of people with small faces). Tomorrow I’ll show the outcome of my shopping trip.