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“what else do you need” a thought provoking question.

It was early this morning when I was discussing my Lima Dreaming wardrobe with the King of Peru that he uttered the words “what else do you need” I immediately replied nothing because it is the correct answer in theory!

Yesterday I added two Mango playsuits to the mix and there is a Seafolly sundress waiting for me also but what else could complete my “Lima Dreaming” wardrobe .

Mango ruffle off the shoulder playsuit £25.99 here

I do have quite a few pairs of sandals but every year tradition dictates (I love traditions) I take a new pair of  Sophia Websters to add to the collection. These would go with everything and I could wear them for beach or city.

Sophia Webster Becky Gem slides £295 here

A new bikini is an essential addition every year but I always struggle to find bright colours in a style I like. This orange one is beautiful but I would mix and match it with other block colours. I have Heidi Klein bikinis that have been in Peru now for ten years and they always look as good as new.

Heidi Klein Folly Island balcony bikini £186 here

No trip is ever complete without a new hat, I already have a wall full of them but there is always room for another.

EMILY – LONDON Martinique white & gold resort hat £285 here

And now the Lima Dreaming wardrobe is complete!

Holiday shop! it is that time of year again sunshine & bikinis

I do realise that it is only March and I won’t be going to the beach until January but if I don’t buy then now then I can never find anything I love. Today I have found so many things that would work  well in Peru that I feel spoilt for choice.

I am afraid I only ever choose bandeau bikinis as I don’t like straps and they suit my shape better.

Also you  can never have too many coverups, I wear mine to breakfast, to the beach for dinner and cocktails so I need a few, although on my last trip I wore a black Seafolly coverup so many times as I love it.


Seafolly Spice Temple Bikini £118 here

Seafolly Wrap Bikini Iceberg £97 here

Seafolly Ibiza Cold Shoulder Bikini £139 here

Seafolly Halterneck Playsuit £104 here

Seafolly Embellished Print Playsuit £116 here

Heidi Klein Cayman Islands Bandeau Bikini £190 here

Heidi Klein Santa Barbara Padded Bikini £170 here

Heidi Klein Grace Bay Raffia Bag £180 here (you need a pretty bag)

Juliet Dunn Lipstick Silk Cami £275 here

Melissa Odabash Millie Dress £269 here



More Lima Dreaming a wardrobe update………….

I am afraid that I am constantly thinking about what clothes and shoes will look great in Lima!! I do realise that I have great wardrobe waiting for me but each year I do like to take a few new pieces!!

Having just being reminded that Heidi Klein has 20% discount until monday 30th November I decided to chose a few new treasures!!

These espadrilles are a must have they are perfect for hanging out at the beach.

Remember the NOW price is only valid until the end of Monday 30th November.

Heidi Klein Maya Bay Glitter espadrilles were £150 now £120 here


Heidi Klein Cowboy Hat was £115 now £92 here


Heidi Klein Bordeaux Bandeau Maxi was £260 now £208 here


Heidi Klein Baja Jumpsuit was £240 now £192 here


Heidi Klein Drop Waist Mini was £220 now £176 here


Heidi Klein Leather Rope Bracelet was £38 now £30.40 here


Heidi Klein San Sebastian Bikini Top was £85 now £68 here


Heidi Klein San Sebastian Bikini Bottoms was £85 now £68 here


Heidi Klein Maya Bay Espadrilles was £110 now £88 here


Heidi Klein Raffia Bucket Bag was £220 now £176 here


and we all need a beautiful smelling candle

Heidi Klein Coconut Beach Candle was £38 now £30.40 here


Lima Dreaming with Heidi Klein beachwear|The Best Bandeau Bikinis |

With only 52 days to go to my annual Lima trip (not that I am counting!) I find myself thinking about life on the beach constantly!!!

I do have quite a few pieces for the beach in Lima but each year I like to add a few more just to keep it interesting. Heidi Klein always plays a big part in my beach wardrobe, I have bikinis and hats that are probably eight years old but still look great.

The first three photos are some of my Heidi favourites the rest are things I would like for this year! I particularly LOVE the Maya Bay Glitter espadrilles, I can see them now with tanned legs!!


On the roof with Heidi in January 2015 (hat and bag both Heidi Klein)


Getting ready for the beach with Heidi (Bikini and bracelet both Heidi Klein)


Blue Linen Scarf with Victoria Beckham Bag (perfect hues of blue)

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Santa Fe Plaited Bikini £180 here


Stiges Twisted Bandeau £170 here


Maya Bay Espadrille Glitter Shoe £150 here


Ashiana Navy Agate Necklace £40 here


Leather Rope Bracelet £38 here


Wide Brim Hat £125 here


Raffia Bucket Bag £225 here




Beachwear Beauties You Need|Bandeau Bikinis & Maxis|

Here I am again dreaming of summer in Lima and all the of the pretty things that I can wear. As  we live at the beach I do need lots of things that can take from the beach to the bar and back again.

Today as always I have found so many things at Beachcafe and Heidi Klein they are my go to websites for beachwear. I have even found a surf swimsuit!! please note that my first outing on a surfboard wont be my last and if I am going to do it I will do it in style!!

Every year I say I am going to buy some Juliet Dunn dungareenis and this year I certainly will as love the white pair with a touch of fluro.

Acacia Whistler Shorts £75 here


Eberjey Waverley Bikini £145 here


Juliet Dunn Tie Dye Mini Dress £145 here


L*Space Crystal Trousers £125 here


L*Space Jacques Maxi Dress £135 here


L*Space West of Santa Fe Bikini £158 here


Melissa Odabash Alicia Shorts £142 here


Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here


PilyQ Voyager Dress £155 here


PilyQ Bandeau Skirted Bikini £177 here


PilyQ Sunbeam Tote Bag £198 here


Seafolly  Future Tribe Bikini £92 here


Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here


Star Mela Taja Sandals £79 here


Heidi Klein Santa Fe Plaited Bikini £180 here


Heidi Klein Cassis U Bar Bandeau Bikini £190 here


Heidi Klein Fez Bandeau Maxi Dress £180 here


 Ashiana Denim Jasper Bead Bracelet £22 here


Heidi Klein Leather Cuff £75 here


Heidi Klein Rope Bracelet £38 here


Juliet Dunn Cotton Dungareenis £188 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Bow Dress with Sequins £199 here


Tabitha Simmons Sprinkles Embellished Sandals £395 here