The Fear Of Missing Out

FASHION, LIFESTYLE

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Hey guys, It’s been a while! there is a reason for that. I’ve been ill, yep! AGAIN. I thought I would talk about how I’ve been feeling lately because I know you lot like reading and relating to my lifestyle posts. It seems that I’m ill more than I am well lately and it’s getting me pretty down. It’s getting me down because I’m missing out on things. Things I enjoy doing the most. Remember that one kid who was always ill at school and had to be always taken out of lesson? Well yeah, I’m now kinda like that kid but in my 20s haha. Having a weakend immune system means I’m at home a lot and yes one of the advantages of blogging is that you can work and make money from home and that’s all fine and dandy until you’re home for too long. There’s only so much you can do.

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Faux Fur Galore

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Hello you, hope you’re braving this cold weather! I hate the cold. It gives my skin and lips so much grief that I’m literally slapping moisturiser and lip balm on all day. I’m not enjoying photo shoots in this weather either, a Rudolf runny nose is not a good look and not being able to move my fingers is a pain in the backside too. Anyway, rant about the cold over… I’ve had a really good week this week! I’ve been really productive, got everything that I’ve been putting off for ages done and applied for uni. Yep, I’ve decided that I’m going back but to study a different course and this time I’m staying in my home town Manchester, BECAUSE IT’S THE BEST. Everything about Manchester I love! the people, the cafes, the music scene and even sometimes, just sometimes I love the weather. Manchester wouldn’t be Manchester without the rain and when the tiniest bit of sun comes out we really appreciate it by taking our tops off and wearing little dresses to soak up as much sun as we can before it disappears again.

Geek Chic

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Hello little Christmas sprouts! Hope you all enjoyed the last couple of days spent with the family and boozing a lil too much. If your tummies aren’t looking like a pregnant women’s, did you even celebrate Christmas? I’m currently eating the last bit of ice cream left over from Christmas, I just can’t stop! 

I can’t tell if I was trying to resemble a bit of Harry Potter here with the mustard and purple combo and those round glasses or if I was embracing my inner geek? Definitely the geek. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret here… YES I DO SOMETIMES STAY IN ON A WEEKEND TO SIT AND PLAY ON MY NINTENDO DS GAMES WITH MY CAT BESIDE ME AND YES I DO LOVE TO DO CROSSWORDS! Phew, glad to get that off my chest. We can’t always make the effort to look cool and spend money on gigs, cigarettes and booze! At 21 years of age, I’m pretty content with searching Ebay for new DS games and I’m really not sorry if I’ve let you down.

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If you’re a trend follower of Gucci, you will know that they brought back the geek chic trend. Huge pussy bows, vibrant colours, big framed glasses and prints that your grandma would have probably had on her curtains back in the 70’s. What I love about the geek trend is that you can express your personality with it as much as you want. You can wear your favourite hat, dress, shoes, blouse, and socks all at once! Plus in the end, youre going to end up watching that popular girl you hate fall to her knees in tears because her boyfriend (the fittest boy in college) has chosen to take you to the prom instead. GO GEEKS!

Pink Velvet

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Ello, guess what!? I got my domain finally! It’s changed slightly because Style By Starr was sadly stolen as mentioned in a previous post (still not over that) but hey ho. I wanted to buy my domain name because I had a big think about my blog and realised it’s something I definitely want to focus on whilst I take a year out from uni. Yes, another thing that’s happened in the week of Starr Clare. I started my first year at uni in September but got ill with tonsillitis AGAIN which has been coming back until this date! I will eventually be having those bad boys out. So yeah, I had missed out on so much work already and couldn’t afford to miss out on anymore. I had missed freshers week and moved into my flat a month late so I didn’t find it as easy to settle in as others. Another reason that made me think twice about uni is that I felt like I needed to go just because I thought that’s what everybody does in life, go to school, college, university and then work. But I’ve realised that people can be successful without going to uni. So hopefully this year will give me the time to focus on my blog, get myself better and think about whether I want to start fresh at uni again next September.

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Enough with the rambling! Lets talk about the outfit. As we all know, it’s now festive season and it only feels like last week when I was dancing around at festivals with my little sun burnt nose. I’m not mad on Christmas and I’m one of those people who get really annoyed at seeing Christmas decorations early November. However, I do love the trends that come with this time of the year, that being metallics and velvet! Velvet is a favourite all year round for me, even if it’s just a delicate choker. Metallics are a must have for the festive season because I think it brings us that comfort christmassy party feel.

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Top – Nobodys Child | Jeans – Primark | Choker – Depop | Boots – Primark

Today I’ve paired velvet and metallic together but still kept it subtle by breaking them up with a pair of baby blue cropped jeans which i’ve featured in a previous post (still can’t believe they are Primark). Speaking of Primark… these silver dreamboats were only £12!! I repeat £12!! and the quality of them are so good. If I saw someone wearing them I’d never of thought that they were from Primark. I’m well happy with Primark’s game at the minute and for those who have me on Instagram can probably tell ha! For those who have me on instagram will have also noticed I’ve not had this pink velvet peplum cami off! Apart from this top making me look like I have funny nips at times it’s definitely one of my favourite pieces I own. The colour, texture and style of it is just a dream. The top is so easy to style, you can throw it on top of a plain T or wear it on its own with a mini skirt or flares. The top is from Nobodys Child, a lovely brand I spoke about in my last post (you can find it here) and be sure to check out the rest of their website for festive dreaminess.

S x

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Nobody’s Child

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Ello, hope you all had a fab Halloween! Who’s eating the left over trick or treaters sweets because I am definitely am haha. Todays post is a little collaboration post with Nobody’s Child. Nobody’s Child is London based brand that has the latest trends at affordable prices. I had never heard of this brand before until they contacted me about sending me some goodies and I’m so glad they did! When I went onto the website I instantly fell in love, there was too many beautiful things to pick from. I had to send the links of different items back to them so they could help me choose oops! On the website you can find anything from metallic playsuits to velvet dresses, floral culottes to star print blouses and satin camis to a plain grey T. You want it they’ve got it.

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Two of the pieces I got my hands on were this black mini pinafore and roll neck top which the colours are so lovely on! They both go really well together as styled on the website. The coloured roll neck gives the all back outfit a pop of colour and cosiness but still leaves the black pinafore to do the talking.

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Roll Neck – Nobody’s Child | Pinafore – Nobody’s Child | Bag – Primark | Shoes – Dr Martens

To keep the outfit’s simplicity I threw on some tights, mini bag and those good ol’ Dr Martens!

See you on next one

Starr x

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Creep it real

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Helloooo my fellow spooky black cats! Halloween is almost here and a lot of us are celebrating this weekend. Halloween is my favourite thing about October, purely because I get to dress up and show my inner goth. There’s also something I love about the vibe on Halloween, I can always feel the spookiness in the air on the night whether I’m opening the door to trick or treaters or whether I’m in the smoking area getting a lil merry with my favourite people.

Todays post is all about helping you out if dressing up is not your thang (which I think is crazy but each to their own eh). Hopefully this post will give you some inspo and help you bring out your inner darkness with very little effort this Halloween.

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It’s super easy to create a Halloween look using just accessories. Accessories have saved my life so many times in the past for a last minute Halloween outfit. Cat ears, pumpkin earrings, fishnet tights.. the list goes on. If you’re still ‘scared’ to take on those cat ears you could opt for a gothic style choker, like the one I’m wearing for example.

If I still haven’t convinced you to get spooky and have a little fun this Halloween then keep reading, there are more options! 

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If Halloween accessories are not for you then the colour black is ready to save the day! The colour black is a must for those who are not wanting to dress up this year and we all own something black so no excuses 😉 You could opt for a simple black dress and heels. I usually like to wear lace or velvet on Halloween because it gives the outfit that witchy feel. You could even throw on those trusty black skinnys with a biker jacket and ankle boots for a relaxed feel.

P.s black nail varnish is always a bonus for that goth girl look.

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Makeup is another easy choice to go for. A black Smokey eye or a blood rep lip is easy to do and very effective when put together (goth girl/vampire look is always a yes from me).

Still not willing to embrace your darker side? You can always glam it up with some glitter! because everyone loves a bit of glitter right?

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Dress – Topshop | Jacket – Primark | Choker – Ebay

I hope this post helped those who are not dressing up or are on a budget this year, have a happy Halloween and stay spooky!

Starr x

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Autumn Colour Palettes

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Hey! Hope October is treating you well. I’m definitely feeling the cold here in Huddersfield, I’ve already got the sheepskin and scarf out. My favourite thing about Autumn (AFTER HALLOWEEN OF COURSE!) is the colour palette it brings. The rusty oranges, golden yellows and brick browns give our layered outfits that dreamy Autumn feel.

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For this outfit I decided to stick with the orange and brown tones, wearing a burnt orange suede pinny with a cream polka blouse underneath to separate the oranges because we all know the full on dorito wouldn’t be a good look. The CAT boots I featured in a previous post, these babies haven’t been off my feet! They are so so comfy and literally go with anything! I’ve been slipping them on with jeans, mini and midi dresses/skirts and even with culottes.

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Hat – Vintage | Coat – H&M | Dress – Primark | Bag – Vintage | Blouse – The Magpies Den Boutique | Boots –  CAT Footwear

The bag I managed to grab off Depop as soon as I lay my eyes on it. I fell in love with that rusty orange and mock croc combo so I couldn’t resist. I didn’t realise how big the bag actually was until the postman delivered it. I was expecting a standard size shoulder bag but oh no. Or maybe
the bag isn’t so big but I make it look huge by being so tiny! who knows? Anyhow, it will be a handy bag for when it comes to taking books to uni.

To finish off the look I threw on my leopard coat which is always a favourite every year for autumn/winter and my trusty baker boy hat for those windy bad hair days.

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Saying goodbye to Summer

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Summer is over and I definitely have the blues! Although Manchester is being kind and gifting us with that extra little bit of sunshine lately! I’m definitely a summer gal at heart but I can say I’m excited for big coats and layers. I’ll miss the pale denims, florals, flowing dresses and the occasional ugly sandal but it’s time to say goodbye and put them to the back of my wardrobe for next year. This summer has been a good’n! Festival season is always a winner because you get to sit in a field drinking beers and watching your favourite bands with your favourite people. I have also had amazing opportunities collaborating with brands and to watch my blog and followers grow so much in a short amount of time means a lot to me.

 

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So, this is probably the last summery outfit you will see on my blog until the sunshine greets us with it’s presence again. Let’s start with the culottes. Culottes were massive this summer and they came in a variety of different styles from metallic pleats to light wash denim. These babies are originally from Zara but I found them on Everythingfivepounds.com for well, 5 pounds! I was so happy with this bargain as they are a good quality denim and they fit like a glove (I clearly haven’t used an iron again lolol) Pale denim goes very well with floral prints so I decided to pair them with a yellow floral high neck top which will also look cute under a mustard or brown Pinafore for Autumn/Winter!

 

 

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Jacket – Boohoo | Top – Primark | Culottes – Zara | Bag – Primark | Shoes – New Look

 The rust suede tassel jacket goes so well against the yellow florals. However, I have had the jacket for a while now and it’s definitely been worn to death. The tassels are a little tangled and matted so I think it’s time to ditch it and upgrade for a much warmer one for the winter. The bag I absolutely love! The suede patchwork gives you them 70’s feels and the colours will take me right through to Autumn too (p.s it’s a Primark bargain so grab it before it’s gone!). To finish off my look I wore a pair of white pumps because white shoes go with any summer outfit right?

S x

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Westerns Stepsister

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Jacket – Vintage | Jeans – Mango | Top – Handmade by me. Fabric from http://www.abakhan.co.uk/ | Boots – Topshop (similar here) | Bolo Tie – Mobs and Monsters

Good morning and happy Wednesday! It’s been a little bit hectic lately with moving to uni and all that malarkey but I had a little free time this morning so I thought I would spend it writing on my blog for you lot.

This is a shoot I did last week with one of my favourite people to work with, Akash! Share some love and go check out his work. Ok, so I went for a Western vibe outfit because I wanted to show off this amazing vintage denim tassel jacket I purchased a few weeks ago. How amazeeeeeeeeee is it?! I feel like I should be in one of those old school cowboy films… just waiting for my cowboy boyfriend to come along and pick me up and whisk me away through the desert on his horse whilst chewing a piece of straw… ha! keep dreaming Starr. This jacket would work great for festival wear or for chilli nights out on the town. It’s the BEST jacket to dance in because the tassels move with your body and make prancing around a whole lotttttaaaa fun! To update the outfit and give it a modern touch I paired it with my fave velvet leopard boots and a little hand made top by me! Because star print and denim? We can’t go wrong there. To complete the look I wore my bolo tie (which I only just found out that you are suppose to wear it with a shirt like a tie! hence the name, durrrrrrr!) to stick with the western vibes.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, i’m off to find me a cowboy lover!

S x

 

Feminine with a pinch of masculine

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Hey kittens, hope all is well! I’ve been running around all day and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down so I thought I would do a quick post for ya whilst I drink my cuppa!

So, these shots are by the lovely Elle check out some of her work here. We had a hugeeeee stroll around Manchester taking some shots until our little legs were hurting. It was a lovely day and the sun was shining so I can’t complain really. This dress is a vintage dress I bought from COW a few years back and I still wear it to death today. Its a lovely patterned silk with a huge collar (always a fave). The dress has a really feminine feel so I decided to add some masculine to the outfit by pairing it with a biker jacket and these beautifulllllllll boots that were sent to me by CAT Footwear and ohhhh I am just a little bit in love. They are suede AND leather so I get the best of both worlds and they also have a western/punk vibe to them. They are super comfy to walk in almost like memory foam and they haven’t even rubbed my feet yet!! These will definitely be on my feet this Autumn and right through to winter fo sure!

P.s I can’t forget the earrings! how pretty are they? Bonjouk Designs have amazing and unique jewelry from all over Turkey and they stock up on lots of lovely new items every Sunday so go check them out! You can also get 10% off using my code ‘starr10’

That’s it for today! Enjoy

S x

Boots – CAT Footwear | Dress – COW | Jacket – Mango | Earrings – Bonjouk Designs | Choker – Handmade by me ( will be making some more in the next week or so you can buy over on my Depop here.)