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Lima Dreaming with a Zara embroidered dress…….

This little beauty has Lima Dreaming written all over it, I could hear it calling to me in Zara at lunchtime.

I will wear it London on Friday as it will be 29 degrees then it will wing it’s way to South America  where it will live happily ever after! It will be perfect for beach life and weekends in Lima.

I would quite like to team it with these Topshop fluffy slides as well (can’t resist a fluffy slide) by coincidence the pale blue is only available in a 36 lucky me!!

Zara embroidered striped dress £29.99 here

Topshop Fenella Slides £22 here

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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.

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

Tales from a personal shopping life 7/2/16

Here we are it’s Sunday again and another day off! It’s been a very quiet few days     the shopping suite, but not for me, I have been checking all of the new season stock in store. There are quite a few must have’s on my list too apart from a pair of Isabel Marant Drew boots (I know I mention them almost daily!!)

Yesterday I wore my new Zara frayed jeans with my Valentino’s and a Whistles funnel neck top. I must say I just loved the look!

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It is always interesting to talk to the concession managers instore and this week I did catch up with Whistles and as always they have some gorgeous pieces in store, I love this Bardot white shirt, it is going to work with the frayed jeans.

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This Pink Suede Irvington Clutch £90 is also on my hit list

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Kurt Geiger is always on my visit list every day, especially at the moment as there are so many new pairs of gorgeous flats in store, these are all on my wishlist:

Carvela Lullaby £130 here I love the pink and blue!!

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Kurt Geiger London Langley Trainers £170 here I love both colourways in this too

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My week is never complete without the King of Peru meeting me outside of my suite in Toms Champagne Bar and yesterday was no exception. A bellini for me and negroni for him.

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