Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Boiler Suit & Suede

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I Am Wearing : 

Suede Biker - F&F
Boiler Suit - TopShop
Heels - Zara
Chain Bag - BooHoo

My love for jumpsuits has graduated to the boiler suit!

What do you think?

I am sold! I love it with heels and a biker jacket and it looks just as cute with trainers and bomber jacket too! The only down side is all the buttons when you're desperate for the loo, but that only happened once! ;-)

Also I have to mention this real suede biker jacket from F&F just £75 - bargain of the month!

Happy Humpday my darlings 


Clare Astra


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Mac n Say Cheese!

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I Am Wearing : 

Mac - c/o Poppy Lux
Striped Top - Primark (similar)
Dungarees - Asos
Pom Pom Pumps - Asos
Fringe Cross Body Bag - Primark (similar)
Lipstick - Mac Ruby Woo

I know you have seen me in these dungarees very recently but when you find a piece of clothing you love then you should wear it as many times as you like right? I mean Princess Kate re-wears her stuff all the time, so if it's good enough for her it's good enough for me!!

Talking of clothes I love - how cute is this Poppy Lux mac? Perfect AW colour!

Green is slowly creeping its way into my winter wardrobe and I kinda like it.

Also - did any of you spot the couple about to kiss in the back ground of my first photo? I just LOVE it :-)

Clare Astra


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Le Caprice : Restaurant Reveiw

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Le Caprice has welcomed many a famous face through it's doors over the past 34 years, and that very same warm welcome was extended to my Fashion Sept girls, Lois, Beth and I on a sunny Autumn Saturday afternoon.

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With a timeless black and white interior adorned with iconic portraits by David Bailey and evening entertainment in the form a very talented jazz pianist, it is very easy to see why some of their regulars have been coming here for many years. 

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Starters : 
Burrata : heritage tomatoes  & basil 
Salmon & quails eggs
Pickled and raw beetroot salad

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Midway through our meal we took a cocktail break! Where the in house mixologist showed off his skills and created the tastiest Lychee Martini a girl could ask for!

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Main Courses :
Caprice burger with crispy bacon
Caprice burger with Swiss cheese and a fried egg
Bespoke tenderstem broccoli, chilli, capers and spinach dish made especially for Beth's vegan needs

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No room for desert! So we finished our delicious meal with a single shot espresso!

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Tucked neatly down the side of The Ritz London hotel on Arlington Street, Le Caprice is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of a busy Piccadilly on a Saturday afternoon.

We were booked in for a late lunch date at 2pm, and as I was busy running errands in town all morning, fueled by a single cup of coffee, come 2pm I was just about ready to eat a horse! Luckily for me the portion size at Le Caprice is more than generous - so much so that there was no room for dessert! 

I started with the Burrata (made from mozzarella and cream), heritage tomatoes and basil, oh my giddy aunt it was GOOD! Firstly mozzarella + cream - heck yas! Secondly tangy little tomatoes that pop in your mouth - delish! As starters go this was a massive hit for me!

Once we had finished our starters we headed over to the bar to be suitably impressed by the mixologist, who whipped us up a mid-meal Lychee Martini! Such a fun way to wait for our main course to arrive.

For my main I had ordered a Caprice burger with crispy bacon, medium/well done with a side of fries. It came with a home made relish which was to die for! The dish was pretty substantial, so if you are a dessert lover you may want to opt for something lighter as this is a filler-upper!

Our meal was finished off with coffee and conversation about how stunning the marble and brass bathrooms are! Check out Beth's post to have a glimpse as I didn't manage to get a snap of them.

So if you find yourself on Piccadilly and are looking to get away from the crowds, Le Caprice will be sure to welcome you into their little family for a couple of hours of relaxed restoration, great food and knockout cocktails! 

A great place for lunch with the girls, brunch with the family or an evening with your lover!

Le Caprice Arlington House, Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ

Clare Astra

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Joules Design A Welly Competition

Calling all budding designers, doodlers and wellington boot lovers!

 Joules have just launched a competition for you to design some of your very own Joules wellies. 

The winner will see their design put into production (with all proceeds going to CHARITABLY JOULES) as well as winning a luxury Forest Holiday worth £5000!

Whats not to love?

OK so need some inspiration?

Here is my design entry :

What do you think? Can you do a better design? I know you can!!

Competition Details :

Win a luxury break worth 」5,000

3 nights in a golden oak treehouse cabin plus lots more

10 runners-up will each receive a 」250 Joules gift card.

The winning welly design will go on sale at

Submit a design and enter the competition here -

Competition closes on 4th December 2015

Also you can enter up to 5 designs!!!

All proceeds from the sale of the limited edition winning welly will be donated to our charity partners via CHARITABLY JOULES.

What are you waiting for? Go go go!!!

Good Luck my darlings - I cant wait to buy your wellington design!!

Clare Astra 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Take 12

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I Am Wearing :

Camel Coat - c/o Boohoo
Pussy Bow Blouse - c/o NEXT
Black Dungarees - Asos
Snake Skin Heels - NEXT

How cute are my 2 little friends?!

The worlds cutest pugs belong to my neighbour who was just about to take them for a walk when she spotted me shooting my outfit and asked if I would like to have my photograph with them?! 
How could I say no! 
I'm in love!

Also SO excited to tell you that Next has a new 'order by midnight for next day delivery' service! I know my life just got a whole lot easier! 

I cant go without mentioning this camel coat from Boohoo - so warm and cozy I just cant get over what a bargain it is at just £30! The fabric hangs so well and it looks like it cost at least 3 times the price - cant fault this bargain!

Hope you have had a great weekend. 

Much Love

Clare Astra 


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