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Almost two years ago, my creativity and motivation had diminished into thin air. I had finished college, I was jobless and I was in the early stages of a breakup. I had all the time in the world in my tiny little hands with nothing to put that time into. I then worked in retail and then in a night club for (approx 3 weeks lol) but standing outside in the freezing cold handing out flyers and being chatted up by drunk teens DEFINITELY WASN’T FOR ME. I wanted to do something that excites and motivates me, I wanted to do something that makes it worth getting up in the morning rather than dossing about all day and that’s what finally drove me to create this page which pretty much now holds my whole life.
TROUSERS – THE WHITE PEPPER (SIMILAR)
It started off with me blabbing on about vintage clothes and how I liked to style them but then It kind of gradually progressed into more of a diary/lifestyle blog. I think I was trying to turn my negative energy into something positive whilst trying to help others too. I would sit down and write how I was feeling/what I was thinking on that day and it would instantly take the weight off my shoulders. I kind of saw my blog as time out or some kind of therapy I guess. Then to watch my blog and Instagram grow rapidly over the next year was crazy. My life went from staying at home most of the time to being busy pretty much everyday and meeting so may fabulous people who I can call my friends today.
BOOTS – MANGO (SIMILAR) // SUNGLASSES – ASOS
I remember writing the posts about Living And Growing Up on A Council Estate and Relationships, Anxieties, Heartbreaks And Finally Becoming Content By Myself which definitely gave my blog a boost of visitors over night! I remember my phone going off every two minutes with tweets, emails and messages from people all around the world, messaging me to say how my post had brought them to tears or that I helped them through a difficult time and that’s when I knew blogging was something I wanted to do.
But blogging hasn’t just changed my life it’s changed my wardrobe and the way I look at fashion too. I’ve experimented with colour and style and I now have the confidence to wear things I would of never even dared wearing out of the house two years ago! Who cares if I got my colour palette inspiration from Bella in The Tweenies for this outfit, I think it looks pretty good and I feel confident wearing it. I don’t like to be put into one style category, I love experimenting with styles, shapes and colours and blogging has definitely gave me the confidence to do that.
Last week, when I was doing my usual morning post office trip, I could literally see my breath as soon as I walked out my door. I had to come back inside, put down my huge never ending pile of parcels and grab my sheepskin from the back of my spare room! It was a pretty sad moment for me as a lot of you know I’m a little summer child. The feeling of the warm sun on my face is one of the things that make me feel the happiest in life. I love going for walks in the sun, I love eating my breakfast in the garden, I love little summer dresses and most of all I love sitting in a field listening to my favourite bands with a pint in my hand.
Q: What is your favourite item of clothing ever?
A: It would have to be my vintage velvet floral 1950’s dress! Someone who was a big part of my life at the time bought it for me on my birthday and it’s the most gorgeous dress ever! It’s something I would only wear on special occasions.
Q: What is your ideal writing environment?
A: In bed pls. haha no, let’s be realistic here! Either at my home desk with a brew or in a quiet cafe somewhere.
Q: What is your skin care routine?
A: For a very long time I didn’t have a proper skin care routine but now I feel like I’ve got my shit together and my skin is thanking me for it. I make sure I always take my make up off before bed, cleanse, tone and moisturise. I only exfoliate once a week as my skin is on the sensitive and I use glycolic acid products which I highly recommend! Glycolic acid helps with acne, fine lines, sun damage, uneven texture, oiliness and gets rid of dead skin cells to reveal brighter and smoother skin.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: This is always a hard question for me because I don’t have a personal style, my style can change from day-to-day. I actually written a post all about not having a personal style, you can read it here.
Hey hey! I thought I would write-up a quick post for you today on how I stay inspired and hopefully it may help you to stay inspired too. A few weeks ago I was ill, I couldn’t go out the house much so I was basically either in a hospital bed or in my own bed/couch. I started to feel really shitty about myself and my blog. I wasn’t able to get any posts written up because I couldn’t go out and get photo shoots done and I was surrounded by either my own home or nurses and other people who were ill. Don’t get me wrong I’m always truly inspired and amazed by nurses and doctors and what they do for us but I couldn’t help but stare down at my snot green hospital socks whilst hooked to a drip and think ‘I NEED SOME INSPIRATION, I AM GOING INSANE!’
HUMANS HAVE LAYERS!
Ello again, so as I promised here is part 2 of my collaboration with Accessorize and this little camera bag is just the cutest thing ever! This bag is ready to take you into spring with its applique flowers and small compartments because all we need is our camera’s and a lipstick for lovely spring days right? The bag also comes in the colour cream and it definitely puts a key focus to any outfit. The bag comes with its original strap but I opted for the floral embroidered cream strap also from the Eclectic Bloom collection. It goes beautifully with the Navy bag and adds that extra detail. They also have a variety of super cute printed silk scarves that look great tied around the strap of the bag or just simply around the neck. SO, get yourself down to accessorize (or online) and purchase your bag of dreams OR even just to have a nosey and drool over the beautiful florals before they go, because I’m tellin ya they will!
Hello stranger! I’m back. I’ve been super busy with other exciting things that I’ve not had much time to blog. Today’s post is all about you, getting to know me a little bit more. I’ve had my blog over a year now so I think it’s time to throw in some facts about me! I warn you, they’re not very exciting…
1. My full name is Starr Shannon Clare. However, still to this day people call me ‘Clare’ and I’m not sure why haha. YES MY NAME IS STARR.
2. My birthday is the 25th of November and I was born in 1995 which makes me 21.
3. I was born and live in Manchester.
4. I was named after a girl vampire in the 80’s film ‘The Lost Boys’ (very cool film, you should watch it!)
5. My favourite colour to wear is red, it makes me feel sassy and confident. It’s such a girl power colour!
6. If you didn’t know this already I’m obsessed with cats, CATS RULE THE WORLD.
7. I have a pet cat named Flash.
8. I have 12 tattoos and regret almost every one of them apart from my cat ones lol.
9. I eat tuna out of the can and I love it! is that gross? (it basically makes me a cat anyway)