Thursday, January 15, 2015

Grey is the New Black

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I Am Wearing : 

Fur Bobble Hat - River Island
Lilac Coat - Asos
Grey T-Shirt - Primark
White Jeans - F&F
Glitter Slip Ons - New Look
Slogan Clutch - DIY c/o Dorothy Perkins

My coat was a Christmas gift from one of my sisters and I am soooo happy with it! The colour is just perfect - I don't have anything else like it at all - don't you just love it when a Christmas gift fills that little hole in your winter wardrobe?!

I don't usually say this but I hope January stays cold so I can make the most of this beauty.

Clare Astra

Monday, January 12, 2015

Little Red Chelsea Boots

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I Am Wearing : 

Red Fedora - Colette (Australia)
Fur Stole - c/o New Look 
Grey Zip Cape - Asos
Blue Skinny Jeans - c/o Next
Red Chelsea Boots - Marks & Spencer

I have really enjoyed wearing this outfit, its my fav 2015 outfit so far (only 12 days in, I know, I'm shallow!).  

These M&S (yes I said M&S) boots are incredibly comfy and the colour is just too perfect., and I can't tell you how long I have been looking for the perfect multi-colour stole (at a price I could afford). Ever since I laid eyes on the Meadham Kirchhoff fur stole for TopShop - I know this one is'nt as brightly colour or as fluffy but I love it all the same. It's a great price and at just £20 it is an amazing quality faux fur - WIN WIN!

Also I am enjoying wearing my new "waist enhancing" skinny jeans - they are a lovely fit and after a Christmas of over indulging my waist needs all the enhancing it can get. 

3 very important requirements from a January outfit, and I have got them all are covered here :-)

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend - is it too early to be hoping for the next?

Clare Astra

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's Just Not Cricket

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I Am Wearing : 

Grey Boy Friend Coat - F&F
Fur Bobble Hat - River Island
Cricket Jumper - c/o OASAP
Gold Sequin Leggings - H&M
Slip Ons - H&M
Fur Bag - c/o BooHoo

So my sequins as daywear obsession has gained a new pair of trousers! 

These cute sequin leggings come in silver too and are a great way to brighten up a cold January day!

Also gotta talk about my faux fur bag! Soooo much love for this little cutie - it doesn't fit much in (which for a girl who likes to take the kitchen sink out with her it's a little bit of a challenge! ) but it does fit my purse, phone & lipstick in so I am over the moon! They have it in about 4 or 5 colours too, so there is something fro everyone!

Happy FriYAY!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Leopard Print & Studs

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I Am Wearing :

Yellow Coat - Primark
White Roll Neck - c/o Next
Ripped Boyfriend Jeans - New Look
Leopard Print Studded Heels - c/o Dune London
Red Fedora - Colette Hayman

These SHOES! - I am soooo in love, they fit beautifully and boy do they look like they cost 10X the price! The heel height is perfection - not too high that you cant spend a day in them. The studded ankle strap is rock chick enough to make your boyfriend jeans look killer! And the leopard print pony fabric is just the cherry on top of the perfect shoe cake!

Did I mention that I LOVE these shoes?!

Brace yourselves because you are going to be seeing a lot of these bad boys in 2015!


I hope 2015 will bring you lots of love, joy and happiness!

Thank you for all of your support and kindness throughout 2014.

Clare Astra

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Casual Christmas Party

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I Am Wearing : 

Gold Metallic Cardigan - c/o OASAP
Black V-Neck T-Shirt - Primark
Ripped Knee Jeans - c/o Boohoo
Heels - Zara

  It's officially party season and that means - its time to get dressed up, throw your heels up and enjoy yourself!

It also means that you have to plan lots of party appropriate outfits and some times at the last min - you know, when your friend rings you up to be her "work party date" because her boyfriend has man-flu etc!

My TOP TIP for quick party glamour and my go-to, fall back , easy option, never fails outfit is - 

skinny jeans + basic tee + glam jacket / blazer or cardigan in this case + cute heels or sparkly flats + coordinated or clashing clutch + Glam lips (if the colour can match your shoes and bag then even more amaze!) = party ready in 20 mins (ish)

Go forth and party my little dance-floor Queens (and Kings)

Merry Christmas


Monday, December 15, 2014

Vintage Christmas

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I Am Wearing : 

Bowler Hat - Primark
Vintage Christmas Sweater - Beyond Retro 
Check Swing Skirt - Asos
Pink Boyfriend Coat - New Look
Croc Boots - BHS

So this year the Christmas jumper seems to have TAKEN OFF! With heaps of novelty Christmas jumper all over the high street I decided that for this years #ChristmasJumperDay I would go with something a little different!

As you already know I am a massive fan of all things vintage - affordable and good for the environment - whats not to love.  So when I came across this little cutie in Beyond Retro (the Brick Lane store is my fav) I instantly new it would make a great alternative festive jumper!

Christmas jumper are the MOST fun and I love wearing them - just remember that they don't all have to be covered in Santa's and snowmen!

Merry Christmas Folks
(I think its safe to start saying this right?)

Clare Astra 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Super 70's Vibes

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I Am Wearing : 

Fluffy Coat - c/o Boohoo
Paisley Dress - c/o LOVE
Floppy Hat - Primark
Boots - Peacocks (old)
Bag - Dune
Fluffy Pom Pom - River Island

I am in my 70's fluffy coat, vintage look dress, knee boot, fur keyring element in this outfit!

I just LOVE wearing this outfit - I was made for the 70's!

Peace, Love and Hippy Hair are my favs!!!

Seriously though 70's fashion is all about comfortable cuts, pretty prints and awesome footwear - whats not to love?!

Sending you all good vibes

Clare Astra
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