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Here is why I love Zara pretty gold ankle strap shoes…..

What is not to love about these shoes, they are gold, they have sparkly straps, they have  pearl buttons and they are very very pretty.

I would wear them with cropped flared jeans or bare legs with dresses.

Zara Gold Courts with Ankle Straps £49.99 here

 

Outfit of the day Lima Dreaming style it’s about beach life..

Call me sad but today I worked out that it is only 159 days until my annual Lima Dreaming trip so my thoughts have naturally turned to the beach. I always leave my clothes behind so I have a good collection waiting for me but each year I like to add a few new pieces.

This outfit would take me to the local restaurants at the beach (Punta Hermosa)  and also for walks in Lima (with a bellini as a reward)

Eugenia Kim Courtney feather embellished fedora £280 here

BIONDI Ciel off the shoulder voile playsuit £310 here

Isabel Marant Hellea silver leather sliders £295 here

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10 denim pieces you need for summer days………..

I always love pretty denim pieces when summer arrives and a denim jumpsuit is just wonderful. (I do love a jumpsuit)

I know autumn is only a moment away but some of these pieces will see you through to cooler days. I will be lucky enough to have my summer again in January (Lima Dreaming)

This jumpsuit at Anthropologie is probably the perfect place to start and the Whistles pink denim jacket a perfect finish.

 

Lucile Tied Denim Jumpsuit £128 here

Anthropologie Halle Chambray Wide Leg Jumpsuit £118 here

M.i.h Park Wintage Denim Skirt £195 here

M.i.h Caron Wide Leg Pant £215 here

7 For All Mankind Popover dress £246 here

Zara denim shorts wire zip and eyelets £25.99 here

Zara Bejewelled & Embroidered Shirt £25.99  here

Apiece Apart Novella off the shoulder denim midi £290 here

Other Storied Two Toned Jeans £59 here

Whistles Pink Ring Puller Denim Jacket £129 here

 

 

My new love a perfect Stefanel blue winter coat…..

Every winter I think I must buy a nice coat instead of yet another parka, well this year it really is a possibility with this little beauty at Stefanel.

I tried it today in store (House of Fraser Manchester), the shape is perfect, the sleeve length is perfect and the colour is divine.  What more could I want?

I have found it on line but I really don’t think the images or styling do it justice!

Goodbye parka and hello coat.

Stefanel Cappotto oversized coat £315 here

 

My winter wish list is growing fast and it’s hot outside….

Why is that when the sun is shining and the humidity is high that I start compiling my winter wish list! This list does change on an almost daily basis but there are a couple of things I spotted today which are potential must haves  (potential! they may be knocked of their perch)

You can’t beat a good beanie and this one is just so pretty the colours are perfect, Gucci green, flamingo pink and a hint of gold.

Gucci striped edge beanie £235 here

I cannot go through a winter without Isabel Marant ankle boots for company and these are just delicious. They also have a new heel shape which is good as all of mine are block heels and it’s nice to shake it up.

Isabel Marant Daevel suede ankle boots £605 here

I am sure there will be more over the coming days and weeks as I am in full “find winter wardrobe” mode.

10 things you need from Zara new season today………

I had a wander around theZara new collection in store today and I can happily say there many cool pieces ti be found.

There are things that I will certainly include in my transitional wardrobe for work (back to personal shopping) that are stylish and comfortable.

Oversized  shirt with faux pearl button £25.99 here

I would wear this over my cropped kick flared jeans.

This another one that would work so well overly jeans.

Tunic with Puffy Sleeves £39.99 here

These wide leg cropped trousers are perfect to team with one of my many slogan tees! (a Whistles habit)

High Waist Trousers £29.99 here

I love them in both black and pale pink

Something for a sunny day or in my case Lima Dreaming

Striped and Embroidered Dress £29.99 here

A new pair of shoes to run around store and team with wither jeans or wide leg trousers.

Silver Platform Brogues with Fringe £29.99 here

Crepe blazer £59.99 here

Faux Pearl Earrings with Long Fringe £12.99 here

Crossbody Bag with Embroidered Strap £29.99 here

I d love a slogan tee and I can’t resist this one

Slogan Tee £5.99 here

 

 

London calling! two very hot happy shopping days

After spending the last two very  hot days in London I thought I would recap on my new loves for now and the new season (there are a few)

Harrods shoe heaven is always on my “must visit” list, they never fail me and I was lucky enough to find these little gems which have since sold out.

Valentino Rockstud slides £190 (I cant even find a link for them they have sold out everywhere)

I am always on the look out for the perfect crossbody bag and I find many that I like but there is always a but! On saturday whilst walking around Harvey Nichols I spotted a perfect crossbody by Marc Jacobs,. As soon as I picked it up I knew, the strap , the colour and the size were all spot on. This bag will serve me well both here and of course for Lima Dreaming.

Marc Jacobs crossbody £250 here

I do love a hat both winter and summer whether it be a cap, beanie or a fedora and I was very lucky to fine two gorgeous options in Harvey Nichols.

Isabel Marant Crompton alpaca and wool beanie £90 here

I tried this felt cap in Harvey Nichols and I loved it but already my size is sold out.

Satya Twena Cody felt hat £200 here

I always try sunglasses when the opportunity arises and I always end up buying Rayban aviators. This time I actually tried and loved this pair from Victoria.

Victoria Beckham Feather Round Sunglasses £295 here

I do have quite a few pairs of Raybans but they are all gold framed and I really don’t think you can have too many pairs! so silver is the way forward  (silver or white frames with silver lenses) I did try a pair in Harvey Nichols but once again I failed to buy them.

Rayban silver toned aviator £134 here

The one thing that my trip helped me decide is my next tote bag and it is the Givenchy Antigona either the small or medium in grey (not the mini size)

Givenchy Antigona £1450 here

 

My love of Isabel Marant Danae Boots…..

It is almost two years ago that I bought my first pair of Danae boots in Harrods, they were Autumn/Winter 2015 and I fell in love with them instantly. I can say with great happiness that I have worn the snakeskin effect boots hundreds of times and that they are super comfortable.  I have since added a grey suede pair to the collection, they were a sale buy last winter and now I have found yet another great buy.

I have spotted a black lambskin pair on Farfetch reduced to £333 that is a saving of £200 which makes them a lot more fun.

Isabel Marant Danae Boots £333 here

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