Great pieces for summer.
Giorgio Brato Contrast Stitching Jacket £678 here
Thomas Krom Layered Hem Tee £76 here
Diesel Black Gold 17cm Carrot Fit Destroyed Jeans £300 here
Boris Bidjan Saberi Backpack $1625 here
Hello again and it’s another blissful day off! Spring must be in the air as I am having a clear out, all of the clutter is going going gone!
The sun is shining and I know I should be outside but if I don’t complete some tasks, no matter how small, I will feel like it has been a wasted day.
Monday started with a delicious surprise, after a home dye attempt that left my eyes really itchy (not really sure how this happened!!) I trotted off to Waitrose very early to find antihistamine tablets. Unfortunately I had to walk past the bakery section and spotted a lemon yumyum and ohhh was it delicious!! How have I lived my life without them so far?
This is now my mantra “I must not eat lemon yumyums” repeat!
It has been an awesome start to the week and I do feel blessed that I have such a cool job In House of Fraser with such wonderful clients.
Monday was relatively quiet but I had a mother of the bride, it is always a pleasure to find the perfect outfit for a very stressed mum!
This dress and jacket combination by Phase Eight is a favourite this season
Tuesday was quite a wonderful day I had two ladies who are both regulars so there was a lot of catching up to do and gossip to be shared.
My first lady wanted some new smart casual pieces for when in her words she goes to “golden oldie” events. She went away very happy with new jeans, jackets and tops all things that will mix well with what she already has.
My second lady wanted new workwear, she travels constantly to America and Australia so light weight shift dresses and jackets were the order of the day. The “piece” was this Max Mara Agito skirt and Calamo Jacket with flower detail, it is a beautiful suit and lightweight for warmer climes. I am sure it will shine in Atlanta next week.
Tuesday also brought a request from the Leeds HOF store to train their new personal shopper, it is always a pleasure to do this especially if they are as enthusiastic as I am about clothes and styling.
The lovely sunshine has turned my thoughts to spring and the new collections! I am always on the look out for cool shoes and I love these platforms from & Other Stories. I can already picture them with my frayed jeans and dresses, I feel an obsession coming on!!
I am thinking that they would go nicely with this navy skirt from Topshop, obviously I have no other skirts in my wardrobe!!!
I keep looking at backpacks especially one’s coloured blue or orange then I remembered I have a gorgeous blue one that was made especially for me in Peru. It will be out to play tomorrow!
As you will be aware Fashion Week has moved to Milan and it means that it will soon be time for Prada, which is always one of my favourites. The colours are always amazing and the combinations unexpected.
The Gucci show was earlier today although in true fashion style it did start an hour late. There are so many beautiful looks from this show it was hard to choose my favourite look, I chose this one simply because the colours are gorgeous and I would wear that coat.
I have posted all of my favourite looks from the show in a different post.
Back to work tomorrow and more lovely clients to style, now that is something to look forward to………
I have just spotted this backpack in Zara and I am impressed with it!! It just has that “cool” look that always impresses.
Zara Chain Backpack £29.99 here
This bag is a cool wardrobe addition for winter, you need it now!!
OXS Rubber Should Bag €400 here
I just had a look on & Other Stories website and now I need to visit the store when I am in London this week. There are so many pieces that I want to try and buy!!
Here are my favourites:
Leather Flatforms £95 here
Sculpted Heel Leather Boots £125 here
Drawstring Leather Backpack £79 here
Leather Shoulder Bag £95 here
Light Trench Coat £95 here
Gathered Cuff Dress £55 here
V Neck Short Jumpsuit £45 here
Classic Silk Shirt £65 here
Pleated Skirt £55 here
Fold Up Wash Wide Jeans £45 here
Here are some great pieces to add to your wardobe
Isaac Sellam Experience Leather Jacket £1399 here
Isaac Sellam Lamb Leather Parka £1540 here
Label Under Construction Silk Sweater £540 here
SHOTO Leather Boots €470 here
SHOTO Boots €539 here
Lost & Found Jacket €539 here
Barbara I Gongini Leather Shorts €519 here
Browns Waxed Leather Backpack €575 here
I do love this seasons bucket bags and backpacks, they just look cool! I have always loved carrying my bags in the crook of my arm but I do see the advantage of over the shoulder.
I found a great bag in Lima, a cross between a bucket bag and a backpack and they made it in turquoise leather for me, it is gorgeous.
There is plenty of choice both on the high street and designer so it is really down to personal choice.
Here are my favourites:
Zara Fringed Suede Bucket Bag £49.99 here
Zara Bucket Backpack with Tassel £39.99 here
Zara Crocodile Leather Bucket Bag £99.99 here
Biba Jasmine Bucket Bag £143.20 here
Whistles Mini Onslow Bag £195 here
Russell & Bromley Mini Duffle £215 here
Miu Miu Suede Bucket Bag £770 here
Sophie Hulme Small Bucket Bag £595 here
Saint Laurent Emmanuelle Bucket Bag £1290 here
Wendy Nichol Bullet Bucket Bag £985 here
The last few days have been all about the city as we have spending time in Lima rather than the beach. I absoutley love hanging around Miraflores and the local markets.
I could never visit Peru and not have a Lomo Saltado (my favourite dish) and a Pisco Sour in La Tiendicita Blanca a Swiss restaurant in Miraflores. I wasn’t disappointed at all it was yummy!!
Our visits to the Indian Markets are always an adventure as you never know what you will find. This time I have a navy/pale blue baby alpaca poncho and I have ordered a blue leather back pack, I cant wait for it to be ready I am excited. I had spotted a Sophia Webster backpack earlier in the week in grey well I will have my own in blue.
We also visited a local market which is amazing, the fruit and vegetables alone are fascinating. If there is something you need then it will be here and if not if they will find it or fix what you have.
I wore my new Sophia Webster sandals and they performed brilliantly considering it was over 30 degrees. They certainly drew a lot of glances and smiles from the girls.
We are back at the beach now for a few more days of just chilling, the suntan is coming along nicely!! It is hard to move away from here when the view from the balcony is like this everyday, I do consider myself to be very lucky indeed!!
A morning view from the balcony.
Me at the local market (wearing my Sophia Webster sandals)
Gorgeous baskets and scarfs in wonderful colours in the Indian Market
The leather shop; my backpack will be this colour.
My beautiful poncho.
Tiendicita Blanca for Pisco Sours and Lomo Saltado
Even though I am sitting in the sun I cant help thinking about what to wear when I return to the UK. There are some gorgeous pieces appearing daily my list will be endless!!
As always it will come down to what works in my wardrobe and what will just hang there and look pretty!!
Victoria, Victoria Beckham Crepe Dress £540 here
Isabel Marant Ralf Suede Boots £360 here
Isabel Marant Arno Embroidered Jeans £195 here
Chloe Erika Sandals £615 here
Valentino The Rockstud Clutch £1225 here
Sophia Webster Ziggy Backpack £395 here
Lanvin Gold & Silver Crystal Necklace £860 here
Valentino 1973 Rockstud Flats £535 here
Valentino Cotton/Georgette Shirt £478 here
Valentino Rockstud Double Thong Sandals £550 here
Isabel Marant Chay Crochet Panel Top £255 here
If there is anything I love more than shoes (or at least as much as) it is a bag. Today i spotted quite a few that I would like in my xmas stocking………….
Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Bag £790 here
Stella McCartney Falabella Bag £550 here
Valentino To Be Cool Tote £1755 here
Chloe Baylee Mini Tote £885 here
Victoria Beckham Quincy Textured Tote £995 here
Saint Laurent Ligne Classique Y Tote £1500 here
Whistles Verity Backpack £275 here
Anthropologie Kolton Rucksack £198 here
ASOS Backpack £35 here
ASOS Grafea Hari Backpack £180 here
& Other Stories Leather Bag £135 here
Kate Spade Maise Tote £245 here
Panama Large Tote £795 here
1887 Tote £1495 here
Marylebone Tech Tote £995 here
Hepburn in Navy Lizard £595 here
Star Clutch £595 here
Zara Croc Leather Bucket Bag £99.99 here
Zara Quilted Leather City Bag £79.99 here
Zara Croc Mini Chain Bag £39.99 here
Edie Parker Silver Confetti Edie Stars Clutch £1105 here
Valentino Rockstud Double Handle Bag £1550 here
Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Xbody Bag £310 here