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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
SIMPLE BUT SWEET
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
GET SUMMER READY
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
DARING DOUBLE DENIM
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!