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.

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Feeling Festive

FASHION

Fluff, Lace and Suede

Hello little Christmas fairies! Still in a food coma from eating too many sprouts and celebrations? I am. I hope you had a very merry Christmas as much as I did and that Santa brought you everything you wished for and more!

This weekend I went out to celebrate Christmas with my friends so I thought I would share with you what I wore.

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THE COAT! how pretty and fluffy is it!? and for £10 in the Primark sale I just fell in love with it even more. Apart from getting stuff you would never imagine stuck in this coat and creating little fur balls this coat is worth the ten pounds! I got so many compliments at weekend some lovely and some a little bit strange.. ”I think I saw you on the top of my Christmas tree” and ”You look like a sheep, but in a good way!” This coat will give your party look that little boost of sassiness and make you feel a million dollars even if its Primark and costs only ten English pounds, I REPEAT £10! Grab it while its still there because like they say, you don’t know what you’ve got until its gone!

With my coat I wore a white lace mini from H&M. I bought this dress last year for a special gig I went to and its been left in my wardrobe ever since, so I thought I would take it out to revive the party with plenty of red stripe and all night groovin. I love the sleeve details and the low cut back on this dress and it also gives off some boho vibes.

My suede boots are from Primark and were also £10! Primark you are winning my heart lately.. the boots are a really lovely faux suede material and have a circle block heel. The only downside of these boots is that I would of liked them to come over the knee rather than just below but I do like how the boots completed my outfit and gave it some 70’s lovin.

Starr x

COAT – PRIMARK

DRESS – H&M

BOOTS – PRIMARK

CHOKER – DEPOP

STAR NECKLACE – CARD FACTORY