Earlier this week I was thinking of ideas for this blog but I got a bit stuck [not great considering this is only the third post]. So, I decided to scroll through some of my favourite blogs for inspiration and remembered one of my favourite reads from a while ago – The Little Plum’s “Hello! I’m Chloe & This Is Who I Want To Be On The Internet.” Hannah Louise Fashion has also written a version.
I thought it’d be the perfect post for this early stage of my blogging journey – an in depth introduction to who I am and what I want Blonde Sartorial to become.
I’m 23 years old [turning 24 in two months, which is absolutely terrifying] and from a small town in West Lancashire, UK, although I’ve spent the majority of my time in Manchester since I was 19 years old. On the odd occasion when I bump into boys I went to school with back home, they look at me with an odd expression that translates to a mixture of “wow, you’ve changed” and “damn, maybe I shouldn’t have been such a dickhead to you.” I was a late bloomer, but once puberty hit, it certainly treated me well.
I class myself as a student although I’m not technically studying for my degree at the moment, having had to interrupt my studies in November. I’ll be brutally honest. I was struggling with PTSD caused by being sexually assaulted last summer and needed to take a break to get my mental health in check. If all goes to plan, I’ll return to complete my final year of my bachelors degree in English Language at the University of Manchester in September 2019.
I’m a proud feminist due to the circumstances I’ve faced and I have an unbreakable belief that men must be held accountable for their actions and must realise that women are their equals and should be treated as such.
I’ve been completely enamoured by the fashion industry for as long as I can remember. When I was at secondary school, I saved the money that was supposed to be used for my school lunches to buy my first designer bag [the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 in case you were curious]. I religiously view every single collection each fashion month on Vogue Runway. I don’t follow every trend but spend far too much money splurging on the ones I love.
If I were asked to describe my personal style, I’d struggle. It’s a mix of designer brands and a healthy dose of Urban Outfitters and Topshop. It’s runway inspired avant-garde looks and Brandy Melville basics. I dress each day to suit my mood, in clothing that makes me feel good. Blonde Sartorial will become a space to share this passion I have for clothing and I would love nothing more than for it to become a source of fashion inspiration for its readers.
And more about my blog. I describe it as “a millennial fashion and lifestyle blog” because I want it to express my views as clothesminded individual who just so happens to be part of the ‘snowflake generation’, a term I’m calling bullshit on by the way. I want to be able to talk about the things that matter to women like me. Millennial women have been dealt a particularly shit hand in life and I fully intend on sharing what I think about it, alongside my love for faux fur coats, plaid and chunky shoes.
I write because it allows me to work through and express my thoughts and opinions. I write about fashion because it brings me immense happiness. Blonde Sartorial will be intensely personal because I’m primarly writing for myself. That being said, I’d like to think readers will gain inspiration from my little space on the internet. This site will act as an online portfolio of my writing when I eventually graduate and enter the ultra-competitive world of fashion journalism, but it is more importantly a source of great joy for me, and hopefully you also.
Peace and love, Bec