Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Spanish Fiesta

I Am Wearing :

Kimono - Zara 
Black Maxi Dress - Primark
Sandals - Primark (old)
Lip Stick - Mac : All fired Up

So these pics were taken a couple of weeks ago and my "bump" has grown even bigger since then! - I know its hard to believe right?! 

As of today I have just under a week till my due date - and I am feeling nervous about giving birth, excited about meeting our baby and soooo over being pregnant! He needs to arrive on time I reaallly don't want to wait any longer!

This was a gorgeous night in Spain when my husband and I headed out for the last night of the Torrevieja Fiesta.
 Usually this part of Spain is teaming with British tourists but on this night the streets where filled with locals all dressed up in their traditional Spanish flamenco dresses and suits ready for a party! 
I felt very at home in my floral kimono and red lip combo.
We spent the evening strolling through the Spanish markets, sampling the traditional street foods on offer, watching the locals dance to traditional Spanish music and then we enjoyed the big finale concert where the local Flamenco school danced for us with a live band and vocalists.

It was a very romantic evening which we were very blessed to have had together before our family of 2 becomes a family of 3!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the little bit of British summer time we have had!

Much Love
Clare Astra

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Zebra's on a Salt Lake

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I Am Wearing : 

Zebra Print Top - c/o SugarHill Boutique 
Maternity Maxi Skirt - Asos
Tan Tassel Saddle Bag - Primark
Marble Sunglasses - Asos
Rose Gold Bracelets - Primark

Can you believe just how HUGE I am? Me either! With just over 4 weeks to go I am feeling both super excited and super nervous all at the same time!

I am currently reading a birthing book called Birth Skills (as recommend by my bestie who did a stella job giving birth to her son without and pain relief) which talks about your birthing journey and how you should be looking forward to the challenge and the gift of giving birth! 
So I am embracing that thought and am looking (well trying) at my birth plan with great anticipation rather than great trepidation - its a state of mind - and my mind is thinking positive thoughts! (I'll let you know how long that lasts!)

I LOVE it when I find some "normal" non maternity clothes that I can actually wear! This stunning exclusively designed zebra print top from SugarHill Boutique, has a gorgeous cross back detail which not only looks good, but it also means it gives that little bit of extra room in the front for my growing tummy! 

If you love a good print and would like something a little bit different and unique for your wardrobe then you should defo check out SugarHill Boutique's other stuff ( look out for pink flamingo's, ice creams and pineapples!)

Also new into my wardrobe this week is this Chloe-esq tan saddle bag and my new FAV bronze & rose gold bangles - both MASSIVE bargains from good ole Primark! 

Finally - I need to talk about where these shots were taken!
 We visited a local salt lake whilst over at my mums holiday apartment in Torrevieja, Spain. 
It is the coolest place to watch the sun set, the lake is a thousand shades of pink and as the sun lowers the salt glistens like shards of crystal. 
It just has to be seen! 

Next time you are near a slat lake - you have to spend a sunset there - you wont regret it!

Clare Astra 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring is in the Air

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I Am Wearing :

Green Bomber Jacket - BooHoo (similar)
Breton Stripe Maternity Top - H&M
Black Skinny Jeans - Primark
Jewellery - Primark
Marble Sunglasses - Quay @ Asos (similar)
Nike Air Max Thea - c/o JD Sports

These Nike Air Thea's have literally changed my life! Pregnancy and my feet are not the best of friends so when I took these trainers out for a spin over the weekend I was more than delighted with how light and comfortable they are. 
It is literally like walking on air - no pun intended!

Not only are they super comfy but I am in love with the matt black leather exterior and the matt black leather look laces are the icing on the cake!

These pics were taken on my Easter visit back to my home town of Liverpool.
Every spring Sefton Park is cover with fields of beautiful bright yellow daffodils and on a sunny day they really are a sight to behold! 
I just couldn't resist snapping some outfit pics whilst strolling through the park, there is just something about daffodils that make me happy, i think it is their pretty little sunshine yellow bonnets!

I hope these pics have brought a little ray of sunshine into your day.

Much Love
Clare Astra
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