I get a lot of repeat questions so I made this handy FAQ so you can get to know a bit about me without having to read a dozen different posts! 

How long have you been blogging? 
I started in 2007!
Where does the blog name come from?
A clothes horse is the term/phrase for a wooden frame used to dry clothing OR a person excessively interested in fashion. My mother often used a clothes horse for our laundry and the second definition fit me nicely so I chose it for my blog name.
Do you earn money through blogging? 
Yes, aclotheshorse.co.uk is a working blog. This means I sometimes receive compensation for posts, run sponsored content, and can receive gifts from brands and vendors. I try to be upfront within each post when pieces are gifted from brands or I have received money to review a piece. (disclosure page)


Who takes your photos?
I take most of my own photographs with a tripod and remote; other times my husband helps me. We use the same camera (we're a one camera household lol) and I do all of the editing myself.
How do you edit your pictures?
I use presets that I made and sell in my shop here. I edit in Adobe Lightroom and tend to change my presets by season, so my preset packs are divided by the seasons. I try to note what presets and packs I'm using at the end of my posts.
How do you take your pictures?
I use a self-timer or camera remote and a tripod. You can see an example of my process in a video here.
Do you have advice for taking pictures?
I'm not an expert so I always hesitate to give advice, but I have a series of photo tips that I'm adding to on a regular basis. I focus on what I know best from experience: how to take self-portraits for personal style blogging.
What is your camera?
I use a Canon Mark 5D ii & 50mm lens. All pictures on this blog (even when a friend helps me shoot) are taken with that camera.


How would you describe your style?
"Quirky ladylike" and "romanticism meets realism" are two terms I keep coming back to. I like vintage and retro styles, but I always wear them in a more modern way with quirky, personal touches. I also love Romanticism and find a lot of inspiration in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood but my life is not a Waterhouse painting, so it's about balancing your inspirations with the reality of mundane, every day life.
Where do you find styling inspiration?
Everywhere; vintage films, other bloggers, magazines, etc.
Where do you shop?
All over, quite a bit online. I can't really write a cohesive list for this because it is all over, but I always list where my items are from in my outfit posts.
Who is your favorite designer?
Right now I'm in love with everything Valentino. Christian Lacroix is my all-time favorite designer because I admire all of his collections and his history. Other than that I tend to have seasonal favorites: Proenza Schouler, Carven, Erdem, etc.
Who is your favorite fashion photographer?
Tim Walker
What is your fashion philosophy?
To dress in a way that expresses myself creatively and makes me feel confident. When I am in an outfit I really like I feel a little untouchable—no one can really criticize my appearance because I am completely at ease in my clothes. I suppose one philosophy is: wear what you like so much that everyone else can hate it and it doesn’t bother you.
Do you have any tips about developing personal style?
Yep! It's one of my favorite subjects because it's been a very long and occasionally awkward process to figuring out mine! Some posts on the subject can be found here, here, and here.

Do you dye your hair?
I do dye my hair, I use L'Oreal Intense Copper 7.4 Dublin Red. See all my hair posts here with the latest products I'm using. 
How tall are you/what size are you?
I'm 5'1" and usually wear an xs.
Where are you from?
All over the place; my father serves in the military so we’ve been moving roughly every three years since I was 6 months old. I’ve lived in Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina,Washington State, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Germany, and Virginia. In college I also spent time abroad living in Japan and Greece. I now live in Northern Ireland with my husband.

Have you ever had a real job outside of blogging?
Yep! I've worked as a cashier, a secretary in a college Admissions office, been a teacher's assistant, Creative Director of a fashion brand, professional photographer for editorials and weddings, etc. I still do some freelance or non-blog jobs.
Are you dating/in relationship/etc?
I'm married to an Irish man named Thomas. You can find a few pictures from our wedding day here.
Do you really live in that gatehouse you post on your Instagram?
Yep! It's a tiny house (less than 400 square feet) and surprisingly affordable to rent. Thomas found it before I moved to Northern Ireland and I really enjoying living in it.
Do you believe in God? Are you religious?
Yes, I believe in God. I’m a Christian and I do consider myself religious.

More questions? E-mail me: thenewclotheshorse@yahoo.com


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