Wedded Wednesday – Snacks for the Car

So the big day has finally arrived, your ceremony is over, and you are en route to your reception…then BANG! Absolute Starvation. And not just your new hubbie!! The morning of your wedding will be wonderful, but it will also be one that is full of nerves. Some brides can eat full breakfasts before they walk down the aisle, but most brides just don’t have the stomach to eat much on the morning (it’s REALLY important that you DO eat something though-fainting at the top of the aisle isn’t a great look!). Therefore, it’s a good idea to have a snack in the car for afterwards! I would recommend something dry, and very light coloured – avoid chocolate- you will be wearing white, and it WILL be get on you! Perhaps a biscuit bar, I love the Belvita ones, but there are loads out there (you can forget your no-carbs diet for today ☺️). Make sure you also have some water, as you will be thirsty. Remember to put snacks in your bridesmaids and groomsmen’s cars too, it’s a nice touch, and they will appreciate it. 

Happy planning ladies!

xoxo

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Wedded Wednesday – ASOS the Day After

Hi Ladies

Happy Wedded Wednesday!

Today I’m all about the Day After outfits from ASOS

I’ve raved about ASOS before, and I literally still cannot rave enough about them. Whatever you want, whenever you want it-ASOS will have it!

Anyway, back to the matter at hand, and the all important question of what to wear the day after your wedding… I’m a big advocate of wearing white/ivory again, and that’s what I’ve focussed on today. From my point of view, you will only be a bride once, so you should relish everything that comes with it for as long as possible! Getting another day of wearing all white is definitely one thing that I loved.  

So whatever you’ve got planned for the day after, take a look at the below and hopefully you will find the perfect one!

   

       

Happy planning,

xoxo

Missguided Sale Picks

Ladies, Missguided have some gorgeous pieces on sale at the moment!

Dresses and Jumpsuits that would be stunning for the summer, and items that will be just perfect for the Autumn/Winter. 

Generally, I love Missguided, their clothes are on trend, and not expensive, and they always have something that will suit whatever occasion you are shopping for. There’s also the plus of getting Next Day Delivery for an extra €10 – for when you are really stuck (it happens everyone!πŸ™Š)

So get yourself onto Missguided now!

These are my top picks:

   

     

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Wedded Wednesday – What To Wear The Morning Of

Picture the scene ladies, the big day has arrived, everyone is smiling and supping on champers. Hair and Makeup is being perfected and everyone is laughing and having fun. 

What are you wearing though?

You won’t be hanging around your house/hotel room in your wedding dress – that is for sure!

You will need something comfortable but pretty to wear while you are getting ready. This goes for Bridesmaids and Moms too!

It’s really important to remember your beautiful hair and makeup too…there’s no point in spending hours getting ready, only to have a struggle to get a hoodie over your head afterwards!

I would recommend loose tops – it will be warm no matter what time of the year(just think a room full of hairdryers!), and you do not want to be a sweaty mess before you’ve even got your dress on!

Make sure the top can be pulled down, and that it doesn’t need to go over your head. 

Remember to put something on your feet too – just not something that will rub off your tan! Socks are a no no!

I love the idea of dressing gowns, there are loads of options out there, but these personalised ones are just gorgeous!

Image from Wowwee.ie  

Loose fitting bottoms are also a must – again for the tan lines!

What about a loose fitting playsuit? It can button off, and you will look cute for the house photos. 

Remember your photographer will be wherever you are getting ready too, so it’s good to be prepared. 

That’s all for this week. 

Happy planning ladies!

xoxo

Style Alert – Front and Back Earrings

Hi ladies

Hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday 😊

I’m mad about these back and front earrings, not sure where started the trend first, but they seem to be in every shop! I have a few pairs from Penneys and River Island. The below are all from RI and are available on the website here right now. 

I think they are a fab way of adding some extra detail to an outfit. 

 

  

  

  

  

  

 What do you think? Love or hate?

xoxo

Wedded Wednesday – Nail It

Happy Wedded Wednesday ladies!

I hope you are all loving this gorgeous weather, isn’t it just bliss?

Today I’m looking at nails. These are really important for your big day, remember there will be many photos taken of you, and in particular of your new bling on the big day. You will also be shaking hands with everyone at your wedding, so it’s essential that those claws are looking good girls!

I would recommend investing in Gelish or Shellac. These are 3 and 2 week manicures, respectively. Almost every beauty salon will offer at least one of these, so they are easily accessible to all brides. They are approx €25 on average, so it’s a good investment, and your nails will still be gorgeous for the day after and also your honeymoon!

There are mountains of different colours and designs that you can have, so make sure to look around on inspiration places like Pinterest or Instagram for ideas. 

I would also advise getting a trial done before the big day. It will give you a chance to get to know your nail technician, and you can see how the dream nails look in real life. 

Top Tip: Why not get your trial done for your hen party!

Here are a few of my favourite nails. Images | Pinterest

Happy Planning

xoxo

   

           

40 Days Without Shopping- The End

Finally after the longest time ever, it’s over! I’m currently in between a chocolate and a shopping induced coma. 😊 I’m back trawling through my favourite sites munching on Easter eggs. Bliss.
Some things I have learned:
1. I have will power (as long as I’m not physically in a shop)
2. I use shopping as an emotional crutch
3. I’m completely addicted to shopping

Overall though, I’m quite proud of myself. I didn’t think I would last anywhere near as long as I did. 2 slip ups in that much time would have been unthinkable only a few months ago.

To top it all off, Miss Selfridge have an up to 30% off all dresses sale on right now!!

Thanks for following me on this journey, and make sure you come back to WhatClaireLoves.com often to see what I’m up to!

Until next time, Happy Easter!

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Wedded Wednesday – Clutch On

Hi ladies

I hope you are all having a fabulous week, and are looking forward to this bumper Bank Holiday weekend!

Today it’s all about the Wedding Clutch.
You may not have thought about it yet, or you may think that you don’t need one, but trust me, you do!

What are you going to do with your lippy? And finishing powder? Someone else will be holding it for you-probably your bridesmaid, but just think how handy it will be to just grab your own lippy if and when you need it, particularly as the night wears on!

With that in mind, here are my favourites at the moment…
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Sophia Webster | Happily Ever After Clutch
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ASOS | New Look White Gem Box Clutch
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ASOS | Dune Beryl ClutchIMG_8763.JPG
ASOS | Aldo Metallic Box Clutch

Enjoy
xoxo