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Lima Dreaming! Do I really think about it all year?

After reading an article in Vogue by Serena Hood regarding how she shops more for holidays and summer days than winter and I realised that it also applies to me.

Virtually everything I buy from February onwards I tell myself “oh that is perfect for here and Lima Dreaming” I wear clothes here in the summer and then they go to Peru in December and they gain another identity. Sometimes they travel back to the UK but mostly they live in Peru and very year I resurrect different treasures that I had forgotten about.

Currently I am having fun choosing  pieces for my new job  (Whistles) and I know that I will wear  them here and some pieces  will also look amazing in Lima.

I have realised that this way of shopping maximises the fun and minimises the guilt of shopping.

Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £89 here

Whistles Alisha Spilt Hem Pants £99 here

This outfit will work so well my shearling slides here and my Sophia Webster slides in Lima.

Whistles Alia Shearling Slides £139 here

Sophia Webster Lilico slides mine are last years but there are different colours available here

Whistles Juana Alisha Dress £149 here

This dress will also work with the shearling slides here but I will team it with my Valentino Rockstud sandals as well.

Whistles Nadia Denim Frill Jumpsuit £159 here This is definitely one of my favourite buys this year and I already wear it for work and I will wear it in Lima dresses down.

I have just spotted another perfect pair of slides for both home and away and they will be perfect with this jumpsuit! They are also available in pink and I cannot decide which is my favourite!

Valentino Rockstud Slides £190 here

This next dress will look amazing with these slides both home and away.

Whistles Lila Bardot Dress £129 here

 

It is so much fun choosing outfits this way and it’s no wonder that I do it for 11 months of the year, the other month I am actually living my Lima dream.

Major obsession alert Valentino submerge rockstuds!

Well I do love a Valentino rockstud but these submerge rockstud sandals are just gorgeous. I have always likde a  Birkenstock style sandal, moulded soles and all so imagine my delight upon seeing these blue beauties.

Valentino Submerge Rockstuds £625 here

 

The Whistles pieces I need in my life right now……..

As everyone  knows I do love a little (or a lot) Whistles in my wardrobe  and today I have spotted some great pieces that I can wear to work and for Lima Dreaming.

 

Completely love this khaki Utility Jacket £119 here

I would team it with these amazing Tassel Trim Trousers £129 here

This top is great for now and it will then travel to Lima to wear with shorts Linen Bardot Top £95 here

It would work so well with these distresses jeans £95 here

Love a logo tee Rue Sacre Coeur £49 here

These would work so well with a simple tee Cargo Pants £119 here

Everyone needs a pretty dress Rosie Lace Panel Dress £249 here

I do believe that can’t beat a good jumpsuit and this denim piece is amazing but unfortunately almost sold out everywhere. I found mine  on the House of Fraser website

Nadia Denim Frill Jumpsuit £159 here

This little number is just Lima Dreaming perfection!

Lila Linen Bardot Dress £129 here

10 Summer dresses you can wear anywhere……

I really do love a summer dress and I am very partial to an off the shoulder and pale blue. This dress from Other stories has started me thinking about warmer days and bare legs (I could keep my feet warm with the Miu Miu slides)

& Other Stories Off The Shoulder Dress £65 here

Whistles Lila Linen Bardot Dress £129 here

Whistles Gemma Tie Front Dress £109 here

Zara Mini Dress with Print £29.99 here 

Zara Contrast Dress £25.99 here

Isabel Marant Anise Dress £215 here

Anna October cotton dress £275 here

Isabel Marant Anabel dress £300 here

Maje Off The Shoulder Dress £209 here

Whistles Minnie cotton cold shoulder dress £120 here

Are you bikini ready? Heidi Klein x Sophie Anderson is what you need……

I think I have found my additions for the Lima Dreaming wardrobe already. These bikinis designed by Sophie Anderson for Heidi Klein are just perfect.

There other combinations available at www.heidiklein.com but these are my favourites.

Sophie Anderson Isla Baru Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Isla Baru Hipster Bottoms £110 here

Sophie Anderson Rosario Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Rosario Hipster Bottoms £110 here

Sophie Anderson Palomino Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Palomino Hipster Bottoms £110 here

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Major obsession alert Miu Miu white ballerinas……..

I don’t think any shoe has caught my eye as much as these in quite a few months (yes really). They are just perfect for summer with just about anything in my wardrobe (REALLY)

The only problem is they are on the Miu Miu website with no price and no way to buy but hey the search is now on for them everywhere. I won’t stop until I find them!

Miu Miu ballerinas here

 

 

Looking for summer sandals then look no further………………..

Sophia Webster never disappoints me, I have managed to make a tradition of taking a new pair of sandals to Lima with me every year. They are always work so well with shorts, dresses, pants and a great tan.  I will probably wear them  all for years as they never date but it is lovely to have a new addition in my suitcase for each trip.

These are all new and I love them all!! Decisions decisions …..

Juno £450 here

Jada £250 here

Jada £275 here

Jada £250 here

Naomi £375 here

Hula Flat £150 here

Carvela Silver flatform embellished sandals for summer…

I have had a mini obsession with these sandals for a few weeks now as I know they will be amazing for summer with jeans, dresses, jumpsuits shorts…. (everything REALLY)

Well now that they are mine (very lucky ) I cannot wait to wear them  tomorrow (day off please don’t rain) with jeans and something (not yet decided)

They will also be perfect for Lima Dreaming long walks!

Carvela Kurt Geiger Kitten in Silver £110 here

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Anthropologie one of favourite past times, my top 10 picks

I do love to wander around Anthropologie when I have the time but today I just browsed the website and found all of these wonderful pieces.

 

Libra Embroidered Tunic £128 here

Nantucket Ruffled Jumpsuit £118 here

Maella Off The Shoulder Dress £128 here

Lien.Do By Seychelles Palma Mules £158 here

Howsty Aremi Espadrilles £158 here

Latika Drop Earrings £44 here

Sky Blue Tassel Earrings £48 here

Stone Stacking Rings Set £54 here

Overdyed Straw Fedora £58 here

Olivia Burton Rosie Watch £82 here