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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Minty Fresh

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I Am Wearing :

Grey Maxi Jumper Dress - H&M
Green Maxi Skirt (worn underneath) - H&M (old)
Yellow Bag - Primark
Mint green Nike Free Runners - Ebay
Marble Cuff - Topshop
Amazonite Wishbone Bracelet - Astley Clarke
Sunglasses - Primark

Hair By - Mark Hill 

Trainers are a fashion week essential, especially if you are a pregnant lady with fat feet! Oh joy!

I have found that along with my growing tummy I have a growing need to wear comfortable clothes! Which has lead me to maternity wear! Although the dress in this post is just a regular oversized jumper dress from H&M Trend.

Maternity clothes are a whole different ball game - often leading to up sizing or down sizing depending on where you are shopping and what you are buying. Shopping and trying on takes twice as long as it used to and now I know what those little chairs are for in the corner of the fitting room - they are for prego girls to sit on to YANK the end of their skinny jeans over their fat feet. 
I am now best friends with my DPD & Hermes drivers who bring me boxes full of maternity gear only to take most of it back 2 days later as "it doesn't fit", "I just look fat, not pregnant", "I hate the way I look", "my bum looks too big", "I hate the way I look", "My feet are too fat to fit into these pretty little shoes", "I hate the way I look". #TheStruggleIsReal 

Who knew that pregnancy would be my biggest style challenge yet?

Bring on the challenge and the new closet full of fashion trainers ;-) 

Happy Hump Day Lovelies

Clare Astra 

Friday, March 18, 2016

London Fashion Week at The Apartment

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The blooming lovely entrance to this years LFW Apartment
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Hair by Mark Hill using this wand only £29 in boots right now!!
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How cute are these Russell & Bromley flats?!
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Boden totally smashing SS brights!
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Beautiful jewels from Astley Clarke
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Artfully illustrated by @illustratedbake
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Outfit Photos By : COMB for The Apartment

I Am Wearing :

Striped Body Con Dress - Asos Maternity
Camel Coat - River Island
Fur Stole - TopShop
Stan Smiths - c/o Mainline Menswear
Yellow Bag - Boden 

So there you have a little sneak peek into the beautiful Apartment space that is every bloggers fashion week saviour. 

With food, drinks, hair, makeup, wardrobe lending library, fashion workshops, brand meeting spaces, in-house photographer and a work station supplied The Apartment really has made itself an indispensable part of a busy bloggers Fashion Week.

Hope you have a lovely weekend planned?!

Clare Astra
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