25 FACTS ABOUT ME

FASHION, LIFESTYLE

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)

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Lightening up the January blues

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Hello alllll, hope you’re well. I’m currently hiding away in my favourite cafe (probs not the best place to hide haha) writing up some blog posts for you. I’m having one of them days where any socialising, communicating and talking is a no from me. I’ve got my builders brew, the tunes are on and I’m all by myself and pretty content about it, all I need now is a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and my cat . January has been so cold and there’s no sign of warmer weather anytime soon. To be honest, all I can think about is that chicken broth waiting for me at home mmmm!

Archive by Alexa | The Lovell Blouse

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Elllooooo, I can’t believe its Christmas next week arhhhhhh! It goes by so quick. Before we know it, it will be festival season again! *impatiently waits* Don’t get me wrong I love the whole festive spirit malarkey, Christmas markets, and all cosy fairy lights but I feel like I should try to appreciate this time of the year more. A lot of our family don’t get in contact as much since my Mum and Nanna passed, they were the only women who kept the family together!! Christmas to me just seems like another day in the life of Starr Clare and just another (but tastier) Sunday dinner with my Dad, Brother and Sister. Christmas is about spending time with all our loved ones and celebrating so I think maybe next year I need to step up my game and invite the whole Clare clan round to my house!

A modern 60’s attire

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Hey hey hey, In the festive spirit yet? It’s bloody freezing outside and to be honest I’m not happy about it, bah humbug! I am however, happy I get to eat a chocolate from my advent calendar for breakfast every morning (nothing new lol lol). Winter means big coats! and big coats I love. I know that it can be annoying when we are wearing a cute lil outfit and then we have to go and cover it up with a mahooosive winter coat ughhhh BUT it’s not the end of the world ladies and gents because when your coat is sass af, you can let it do all the talking…

Embroidered Dreams

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Lets be honest, embroidery has been around for a while and it was pretty popular in the 70’s and 80’s when girls would wear embroidery on their denim jeans/jacket and the mods and rockers would spice up their leather and parkas with embroidery patches. Early 2015 we saw embroidery back on the catwalk looking better than ever. From long floral boho dresses to bomber jackets covered in dreamy stitching. Many designers such as Chloe, Gucci, and Alexander McQueen hopped on the embroidery trend and now its seen everywhere! Not just on runway models but celebrities, fashion bloggers and everyday people are rockin’ this look.

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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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.)

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

 

 

Electric Blue | The Perfect Dress

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THE PERFECT DRESS

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Good morning! Today i’m sharing some pictures with you from last month taken by the verrrrrry talented Joe Rigby, you can see some of his work at www.josephrigbyphotography.co.uk  I’m love love loving these shots! However, I do wish I ironed my dress before leaving the house oops. Anyway, speaking of the dress! This is another gem of a dress that I don’t wear enough purely because i’m scared of ruining it and when ya a bit clumsy like me and known for spilling things on yourself then i’m guessing you understand my anxiety here. I found this dress on Depop after searching for hours, again. The dress stood out to me right away and funnily enough the owner of the dress (who had bought the dress off someone else) was a girl who I’ve had on Instagram for a while! So if you’re reading this Ruby, i’m thanking you again for this lil dreamy dress (still don’t know why you wanted to sell it haha) God knows how many times the dress has been passed down and how long its been around for but I like to think it was originally made in the 60’s. The dress is beautifully hand made and has this cute daisy chain detail around the neck. I also love how it zips up at the front rather than having the usual buttons or zip at the back. The dress fits my petite frame perfectly and has a stand up collar! a favourite of mine, so I definitely think this was a match made in heaven! It’s hard when looking for the perfect dress and it’s definitely not going to suddenly appear after looking through Ebay for 10 minutes, unless yer a lucky bugger! It takes a lot of time looking through every rail of vinatge/charity shops and spending a lot of time online, on places such as Etsy and Depop but once you find the perfect dress you’ll know it’s meant to be.

S x

Dress – Depop | Boots – M&S