Tag Archives: Backpacks

For Him Summer Wardrobe Pieces|Giorgio Brato Leather Jacket |

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



Tales from a personal shopping life 24/2/16

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


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Phase 8 Hattie Dress £116 here Phase 8 Hattie Jacket £120 here

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.

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Max Mara Calamo Jacket £350 here Max Mara Agito Skirt £250 here

There was a pretty cool email came through yesterday about HOF Personal Shoppers visiting the Mulberry factory, I can’t wait to go it’s exciting!! The visit is in March so I will keep you posted.

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!!

& Other Stories Platforms £125 here

I am thinking that they would go nicely with this navy skirt from Topshop, obviously I have no other skirts in my wardrobe!!!

Topshop Premium Wrap Skirt £50 here

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!

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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………

Just loving &Other Stories|Ladies Trench Coats|

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


For Him Wardrobe Update|Isaac Sellam Leather Jackets|

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


Bucket bags! which one will you choose?|Leather Bucket Bags|

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

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Whistles Mini Onslow Bag £195 here

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Russell & Bromley Mini Duffle £215 here

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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


My Lima Life 4th Instalment|South American Travel|Winter Sun|

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)

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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



Cheers everyone!! luis

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Loving these SS15 pieces|Valentino Rockstuds|Isabel Marant|

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 

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Valentino Rockstud Double Thong Sandals £550 here

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Isabel Marant Chay Crochet Panel Top £255 here

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Bags of Style a bag for every occasion | Leather Backpacks |

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

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& 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