3 DAYS | 3 LOOKS | TRAMLINES FESTIVAL

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Hey hey! I’ve been trying to find a wifi that works all day as my internet is down at home.. I’ve had everything from a KFC Krushem, Greggs tea, McDonalds Frappe and now currently sipping on a cup of tea in Ezra &Gil ahhhh! So, I’m kindly being sent away to Tramlines Festival as a #FesticketInsider this weekend, a festival I haven’t been to yet but a festival that always has a great line up! To be honest, I’ve got the best line up this year because Libertines!! oh and Primal Scream! And we can’t forget the This Feeling line up, a line up of the best up and coming bands. Also Sheffield is pretty great and our air bnb has a cat so I’m pretty much in for the best weekend. I thought I would take you along with me starting with some festival outfit ideas. They are three very different looks but ideal for rain or shine!

Look 1.

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The boho chic is a popular festival look and is continuously seen on the likes of Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. The white crochet dress is perfect for festivals, it’s lightweight, summery and what’s better than crochet to wear at a festival?! Feeling a little chilly? Throw on a biker jacket or a suede tassel jacket . Tassels immediately scream FESTIVAL in my face. You and your tassels will be dancing in the field like a free spirit. Throw on some jewellery, a fedora and some biker/western boots and you’re ready to go flower child!

Accessorize ‘Eclectic Bloom’ Collection | Look 2

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HUMANS HAVE LAYERS!

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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!

25 FACTS ABOUT ME

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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…

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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)

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.

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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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

 

Simple OOTD

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Baker Boy Cap – Vintage (similar here) | Top – Primark | Mom Jeans – Topshop | Sandals – Primark (similar here) | Fishnet Socks – ASOS

Hey hey hey! Today is a simple OOTD post. Something I would wear usually for a catch up with the girls or a day at college. 

Starting with the top. The top is basically the layered slip/cami dress trend but in top form. This little number is only from Primark and is as cheap as £6! Its a little striped T with a black slip attached. However, I unattached them both to give the top a bit more movement and let it hang freely as I thought it was a tad high up. I paired it with some relaxed mom jeans and a strap sandal because there is nothing worse than walking around all day with sore feet and a wedgie haha! Under the sandals I wore some fishnet socks which are definitely on trend right now and they are soooooo affordable! adding some fishnet socks to your mules or sandals just gives it that extra bit of spice and bad ass vibe. To finish my look off I wore a simple baker boy cap and I know, your probably sick of seeing the sight of this hat now but it’s a hat that I love and it can make a simple outfit look like you have made a lot more effort.
Sx

 

 

Urban street style | Outfit 2 | Olive and Frank

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OLIVE AND FRANK

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HEYYYY! it’s me looking all swaggy again. I have decided to write a little post as I woke up an hour earlier today for some reason? Sticking to my last post ‘urban/street style’ this outfit is more subtle and to be honest I would wear something similar to this whether I’m going to college or having a lazy day at home but the sunglasses and shoe lace worn as a belt (absolutely love that idea) give it that cool street look twist. I’m actually really starting to take to this style as I feel really relaxed and comfortable when wearing the outfits but i’m definitely not brave enough to take on the full look. Anyway I’m off to do some WERK WERK WERK WERK WERK! sorry it was a super quick one.

S x

Mom jeans – Topshop | T – Olive and Frank | Shoes – Converse

The White Pepper | SS16 | Outfit 3 | Simple but sweet

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SIMPLE BUT SWEET

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Good Afternoon! Is your head hurting? Are you staring at the left over pizza from last night? if so, you have probably made the most of the bank holiday weekend eh? I was up bright and early this morning feeling fresh as a daisy as I spent my Sunday recovering a hangover from Saturday night. Bank holiday Monday doesn’t affect me because Mondays are my day off anyway! but hey ho it’s lovely just to be able to chill out and do nothing all day.. until you want some tasty snacks… and your local store ISN’T OPEN! bugger.

Today is my last post. Joking, of course! But it is my final post featuring The White Pepper and it’s been a lovely little journey sharing my outfits with you but after today it’s back to normal ootd malarky. Anyway lets talk about these wonderful culottes! I love how simple they are with the little ruffle detail along the pockets! I have paired them with The White Pepper patch cropped shirt but you could wear them with a stripe Breton T and some Birkenstocks for warmer days or throw on a navy jumper and trainers for the cooler days. I think they are an easy piece to mix and match with because of the simple detail and shape and the red will give a pop of colour to any outfit. To finish my look off I wore my newspaper boy cap and my Adidas Gazelles #hooligan

So yeah, if ya fancy grabbing your hands on and styling these cool lil culottes out, go grab them now while they are half price!

Shirt – The White Pepper | Culottes – The White Pepper | Gazelle – Adidas | Hat – Blue Rinse

Starr x

The White Pepper SS16 | Get summer ready

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GET SUMMER READY

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Hey sunshine babies! I thought I would do a summery post to relate to the Manchester weather, how lovely has the past few days been!? Sadly, it never lasts so enjoy it while it’s still here. Firstly I want to thank Hayley Sellers for being amazing and taking these beautiful photos. You can find her instagram here go go go!

I have to say this is my favourite outfit for The White Pepper, I love the summer vibes it has with the bright colours and the quirky lil briefcase. The briefcase has been in the family for years and it was finally passed down to me a few years ago. I use it every summer for my travels but mainly to carry the 5 pairs of shoes that I never actually end up wearing!

The White Pepper knit I just luuurrrrrrrv!  It’s a thin knit in a T-shirt style so it’s suitable to wear for the spring but also takes you through to the summer (if your someone who is a mard and is always cold like me) It’s a really vibrant pink colour with a cute little rainbow on the front which makes it even more adorable! because who doesn’t like rainbows? I paired the knit with a denim button down A-line, a skirt that literally goes with mostly everything but you could also wear it with some cropped denim kick flares or cut off shorts. Denim is always a must have during spring/summer and it goes nicely paired with lighter shades. To finish the look I wore white jelly shoes which take me back to the 90’s every time I wear them and a pair of love heart sunglasses to add that extra bit of summer lovin’

Knit – The White Pepper | Skirt – Topshop | Shoes – Primark | Sunglasses – Primark | Briefcase – Vintage

Hope you enjoyed outfit number 2! See you on the next post for outfit number 3

S x