“What is your personal style?”

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32219181733What is your personal style? A question I get asked a lot in interviews and a question I can never fully answer. When I think about this question, something comes to mind that I don’t actually have a personal style and to be honest I’ve never had one. Ever since I got into fashion I never wanted to dress the exact same as someone else, I never had a fixed style. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always had my style icons, Debbie Harry, Anna Karina, Alexa Chung etc.. but they’re just celebs that I look to for outfit inspo if I’m feeling uninspired. I would pick parts of Debbie Harry’s style but then I would also pick parts of somebody elses style and then put my own twist on it. I still do that today, but now I’m dressing more for me, rather than dressing to just look ‘cool’ or ‘ vintage’. I dress in clothes that flatter my figure and that make me look like the best ME. I know what doesn’t look good on me and what does, I think that’s the most important thing when it come to fashion. I’m a teeny 5’2 and a half (haha I had to add that half in) which means I know to wear skirts and dresses that come above the knee to elongate my legs. I can’t wear those dreamy bohemian maxi dresses because I literally look like I’m wearing a potato sack that is trailing along the floor collecting up dust. I don’t do too well with some cropped jeans because I feel they cut my legs off even more. However kick flares are a god send!! and booties above the ankle are an absolute no go for me! #cankle probs.

The effects of social media

FASHION, LIFESTYLE

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So, the other week I took a little break from social media as some of you may know. I did my best to try stay off Facebook,Twitter and Instagram and limited myself to just reading emails and the odd catch up on the bloggers group chat because those girls are the most supportive and wonderful gals ever, I salute you! I didn’t go full on cold turkey from social media but I definitely wasn’t on my phone for most of the day and I felt so much better for it. I somehow forgot there was a real world out there, I was constantly on my phone, not taking time to just sit down and enjoy a chat with my dad and I wasn’t putting my full concentration into anything. Soon as I woke up I would reach for my phone straight away and spend ages on it scrolling through Instagram and replying to comments. Being a blogger means you do need to be pretty much on the go with social media and posting regularly but I got a little too caught up in it all and started to feel very negative. I also found myself stressing and comparing myself to other bloggers a lot. I was questioning myself, why am I putting all my hard work into nothing and working for free? Why do I not have as many followers and engagement as this blogger when I’m working just as hard? Why does it feel like I’m getting nowhere? Why are all these other bloggers getting to do fun things and travel etc? These may seem like ridiculous questions to some but this was how I was feeling when I was spending too much time on Instagram comparing myself to other bloggers. Obviously, after my little social media break my brain was feeling refreshed and the reality is, is that everything is not how it seems on Instagram. No matter how many followers you have, how many times you go on holiday and all those pictures of us smiling and having fun, it’s not reality! Everything on Instagram is sugar-coated, no one has the perfect life, the perfect job or the perfect face, so next time you find yourself comparing, take a step back and realise it’s not all what it seems. We are all human.

Archive by Alexa | The Albion Shirt

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Good Morning you lot! I thought I would write-up a little morning blog post for you whilst I’m chilling with a cuppa. So, we all know the second Alexa Chung collection came out not so long ago and I thought I would treat myself this time around. I bought two lovely pieces from the collection, one being this shirt and The Lovell Blouse which I’ll be doing a post on also! The Albion shirt was the one that caught my eye first. The Oriental print is seen everywhere this season and I can’t resist those satin blossom prints, oh so dreamy. I really like the classiness of Oriental prints and I think they can look very elegant when worn correctly.

Hello Knit, welcome back

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Ello! hope ye all good! Today i’m welcoming back the knit! because no matter how much a lot of us don’t like the cold, you would be lying if you said you don’t miss that cosy jumper stuck in the back of your wardrobe!

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On the day of this shoot the weather was still pretty warm so I opted for a knit dress to stay on the cooler side. However, on chillier days I would pair it with some boots and a long mac coat. The dress is originally from Daisy Street but I actually found it in a charity shop.. new with tags.. for £2.99!! Bloody bargain eh!

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Dress – Daisy Street | Choker – Ebay | Bag – The White Pepper | Shoes – New Look | Hat – Primark

 I kept it simple and paired it with some white sneaks, tote bag and corduroy cap (which literally everything sticks to) for some sporty vibezzzzz. Then I threw in a suede choker so it didn’t lose it’s feminine touch.

Starr

x

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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

 

A little snippet of Leeds Festival 

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Iyaaaaaa. Hope y’all good. Last Sunday I went to Leeds Fezzie so I thought I would show you some little snaps I took. Some pretty some not so pretty!! Oh my god, the mud. I’ve never seen anything like it! These pictures are definitely sugar coated. It was past my ankles at one point and me being me didn’t even put wellies on! My poor little Dr Martens are currently still in my back garden caked in mud! Anyhow, this didn’t stop us from having a good time! and how pretty do the flares look! We had a great time getting stuck in the mud, eating cheesy chips and watching our favourite bands even if it did feel like we were on a army training course at times haha! The Jack Rocks This Feeling tent was definitely the highlight of the festival and I said the same thing about it at YNOT Festival. It has new and upcoming bands playing right through the day into the night, the friendliest vibe and you can treat yourself to a cheeky JD and coke or 10 (JD honey and lemonade for me, cheers!)

S x

 

Into The Office Or Not?

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Bonjour! how are ya? I’m currently enjoying a cup of tea in my favourite cafe listening to my favourite tunezzzz so I thought I’d do a little blog post for ya. Today’s post is a kind of casual/work outfit! something that’s suitable for the office but also for days out. I’m gonna break the rules and start with the best first. The blouse. This Victorian style blouse is absolutely stunning and was kindly sent to me from Judas Clothing along side some other beautiful blouses. Pair this blouse with some tailored pants or midi skirt and your ready for the office OR with jeans or a mini A line skirt for some Françoise Hardy 60’s vibes. I like to mix and match so I decided to pair mine with some basic fray hem kick flare jeans, a smart blazer and a pointed shoe. The way I have styled it gives you the opportunity to be able to wear it to the office, a day out or even a date. The cropped kick flares are from Primark and are only £7! I repeat, £7!! They are a lovely thick denim and fit really nicely. They also look way more expensive than Primark which is a bonus! The tweed blazer, I think its tweed.. ( I should know this) I found in a vintage shop called ‘Ryan Vintage’ which has sadly closed down now waaahhh 😦 If your a vintage lover from Manchester you will know which one I mean! The shoes are another gem from Primark which I have already featured in a previous post about where I had a magpie moment and could not resist getting them at such a cheap price! Even if they do slice my feet open but if you want to wear pretty shoes then ya gotta deal with the pain eh? To finish off my look I wore these cool little Ray-Ban glasses which are actually my photographers (cheers Akash haha)

So that is it for today! I’m off because i’m craving a KFC Oreo Krushem!!!!

S x

Blouse – Judas Clothing | Blazer – Vintage | Shoes – Primark (similar here)| Jeans – Primark (similar here) | Glasses – Ray-Ban

 

 

Budget Outfit

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Ello ello ello! Hope y’all good. I just want to mention that I’ll be getting my domain name in the next couple of weeks, yay! (something that I should have done a while ago) but I wanted to see if the blogging life was for me before I put any money into anything. Someone actually stole my blog name which is really really really really annoying 😦 so that means my blog name will be changing but only slightly. BUY YOUR DOMAIN NAME KIDS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL STEAL YOUR NAME – Life quote by Starr Clare 2016

Today I’m talking about budget outfits. I don’t like spending too much money when it comes to buying clothes and for those who have had me on Instagram for a while know i’m a sucker for charity shops. Don’t get me wrong there are some absolute gems out in the big wide world that you get what you pay for and it will last you forever but personally I don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that i’m only going to wear a couple of times and then probably sell it on my Depop. Plus why would you when there are some amazing vintage and charity shops were you can shop bargains for very little money AND the money goes to a good cause.

The sunglasses, earings, bag and sandals are all from Primark and are all really good bargains! The sunnies just £3 and the earings only £1! A lot of Primark earings can look cheap, tacky and turn your ears green! why do they do that!? but I think these ones look and feel pretty decent. The bag, which I have already featured in an older post, is just the cutest little thing and as I have mentioned before I feel like Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom every time I wear it! By the way that’s a class film and you deffo should watch it! The sandals are such a basic sandal. Nothing to say about them really apart from they are super comfy and go with literally anything. They are still going strong after almost 3 years of having them! Go on Primark!

The top is a Whistles top which I found in a little charity shop in Stockport. We all know Whistles is a little pricey so when I saw this baby for just £4 I had to get it. Its a really lovely yellow colour, with polka dots, frills and pussy bow! whats not to like! The shorts are also a charity shop find (£2) that were originally a pair of jeans which I cut into cropped jeans and then cut into shorts! so I’ve definitely had a lot of life outta them!

What are your opinions on thrift shopping and spending little money on clothes?

See you on the next,

S x

Sunglasses – Primark (similar) | Earings – Primark | Top – Whistles | Shorts – Charity Shop | Bag – Primark | Sandals – Primark (similar)

The White Pepper SS16 | Daring double denim

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Good Morning! I hope your coffee is strong and that your Thursday morning isn’t too gloomy, hang in there! it’s nearly Friday! When I was asked to pick a few items from the The White Pepper SS16 collection this jacket was the first thing that caught my eye. If it’s denim and frilly then I want it! It also has these cute little patches on the back that are just adorable and give the jacket some quirkiness to it. The jacket can be worn as a jacket (of course) but also has shirty vibes when closed, as seen in the pictures above.

I styled the jacket with a pair of Levi denim flares. DUN DUNN DUNNNN… I know, i’ve gone and dared the double denim! Something I have never done before and to be fair I think I did ok right? I don’t even know the rules when it comes to double denim because it’s never been something that I’ve wanted to experiment with but my aim was to avoid looking like a middle aged mum so I went for a pair of jeans that were a similar shade to the jacket. To finish my look off I wore a fedora hat with a pointed boot for a western twist and a vibrant yellow bag for a pop of colour!

Hat – Ebay | Jacket – The White Pepper | White Shirt – The White Pepper | Bag – Primark | Levi Jeans – Cow Vintage | Boots – Zara

See you on the next post for outfit No.2!

S x