Tag Archives: beaded

Zara Slides 15 pairs under £50 to get summer started…..

So many pairs of pretty slides I want them all!


Zara Pink Beaded Slides £29.99 here

Pearly strappy sandals £39.99 here

Strappy slides with gem buckles £29.99 here

Beaded watermelon slides £29.99 here

Multifruit slides £25.99 here

Slides with silver toned bow £19.99 here

Flat furry sandals £39.99 here

Floral Slides £29.99 here

Two Tone Floral Slides £19.99 here

Slides with Beaded Knot £29.99 here

Slides with Tassels £49.99 here

Monochrome Slides £15.99 here

Floral Slides £39.99 here

Slides with Adornments £25.99 here

Frilled Slides £49.99 here

Must have item of the day a perfect jacket for spring…….

This has to be the most perfect denim jacket I have seen, I love the shape and the beaded collar. It will go over everything and look perfect with anything. I am imagining the Isabel Marant Danae boots in grey suede with a skirt and simple tee (a perfect for work look)

Isabel Marant Christa Beaded Denim Jacket £335 here

Shown here with Isabel Marant Danae boots £465 here Isabel Marant Dempster Linen Skirt £200 here

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Must have item of the day Zara Beaded Velvet Ankle Boots……………..

Oh dear I love these ALOT!! After having a major crush on a Valentino pair (very beautiful) these beauties have appeared to fill the void.

I can see them now with my short black velvet dress!! (and lots of other things)

Zara Beaded Velvet Ankle Boots £129 here







Tales from a personal shopping life 10/4……..blue is definitely the colour!

Good morning everyone and what a beautiful day! I will certainly be making the most of it later with a walk in the sunshine.

It has been an amazing few days since I spoke to you last with lots of clients passing through the shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester)

One of the highlights was a phone call from a client I had in March, a lady with terminal cancer who married at Easter. She called to say thank you for finding her a beautiful dress and making her feel special.  We  are meeting for a coffee soon so I can see the wedding photos. I feel very honoured that in-between chemo living life she thinks I am worth the time.

Thursday started with a very bubbly young teacher from the Isle of Man who needed a wardrobe refresh. She certainly enjoyed herself and says that is worth the trip to come and see me again soon. Leggings were her wardrobe staple but they won’t be anymore!!

Oasis Linen Blend Peg Trousers £42 here

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Mango Crop Jacket £49.99 here

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Mango Seam Detail Dress £29.99 here

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Next up was a young lady off for a trip on the Orient Express and she was very excited. The shop was so much fun as she just needed everything for days in Venice and nights on the train. I love this sort of brief!!!

Marella Infante Straight Leg Trousers £130 here

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Ted Baker Ellanor Tee £59 here

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Coast Barcelona Lace Trousers £79 here

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Coast Jolie Beaded Top £59 here


Coast Carmel Print Marie Dress £149 here

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Thursday ended with a lady looking for an outfit for her 40th birthday party. She wanted something wow that she could wear again. Her only request was NO jumpsuits as they never fit properly. I sneaked this one to the rail for her to try and guess what she bought? RESULT

Marella Art 365 Jumpsuit £185 here


Friday morning started with a very lovely lady who needed a refresh and a dress for a Baltic cruise. She bought nearly everything I gave her as in her words “you listened to what I wanted and understood”

The Baltic cruise dress Linea Sophia Linen Dress £69 here

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Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here

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Betty Barclay Perfect Five Jeans £80 here

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Hobbs Riley Sweater £79 here

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Betty Barclay Cropped Sally Jeans £60 here

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Saturday brought me a young mum, it was her birthday and the shop was a surprise. Her only request was to look cool again and she left feeling just that. Mission accomplished!

French Connection Wide Cropped Trousers £80 here

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Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here

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Whistles Cut About Striped Josie Dress £110 here

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Well I am happy to report that the blue book is still fully operational which means that I haven’t actually been wasting money!! It is a real test as I am surrounded by clothes and shoes every day in store and I keep torturing myself about this navy (I do love navy!!) jumpsuit, it will look great with all of my shoes (and the one’s I don’t have yet!!)

Warehouse Culotte Jumpsuit £59 here

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It will look pretty cool with these Kurt Geiger pumps that I am still obsessing about!!

Carvela Lotus Pumps £110 here

6890283909Bomber jackets are definitely a trend for spring summer and there are lots on the high street but this one by Gucci is just gorgeous! You only need a small lottery win for this one but it would be worth saving for.

Gucci Lace Bomber £1260 here


I will leave you with this alternative which by the way would look great over the navy jumpsuit!! (just an idea)

Zara Printed Bomber £39.99 here

2364563403_6_1_1I hope you have a beautiful week, see you Wednesday.


Shoulder Bags You Need For Summer|Rockstud Shoulder Bag|

I am always on the look out for the “perfect” shoulder bag, it has to be the right size, a pretty colour and luckily this season the options are endless.

Here are some of my favourites:

Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag £790 here


Chloe Drew Shoulder Bag £1050 here


Stella McCartney Ciel Buckle Bag £645 here


Valentino Shoulder Bag £1155 here


Saint Laurent Monogram Shoulder Bag £1325 here


Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Shoulder Bag £710 here


Zara Tweed Messenger Bag £39.99 here


Zara Diamond Pattern Bag £49.99 here


Zara Fringed Messenger Bag £19.99 here


& Other Stories Braided Shoulder Bag £65 here


& Other Stories Fringed Shoulder Bag £65 here


COS Leather Shoulder Bag £150 here


Topshop Mini Boxy Tote £25 here


Topshop Marabou Messenger Bag £30 here


Whistles Rivington Clutch £75 here


Antik Batik Beaded Shoulder Bag £165 here


Kurt Geiger Mini Saffiano Tote £139 here


20 Great Beanies you will love|Cashmere Beanies | Hats with Pom Poms |

I do love a great little beanie they can change your outfit instantly.  A coloured one can make a dark outfit so vibrant and a dark one can tone down your winter bright coat.

I have found twenty that I love and will definitely be buying a few of them.

Topshop Embellished Rib Beanie £16 here

topshop emb

Topshop Chunky Hand Knit Hat £16 here

Topshop hand knit

River Island Lilac Marabou Feather Hat £13 here

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COS Cashmere Hat £29 here


COS Ribbed Cashmere £35 here


& Other Stories Bead Beanie £29 here


Zara Knitted Hat £9.99 here


Tak. Ori St Moritz Wool Hat £223 here


Isabel Marant Roy Mohair Blend Hat £90 here


Lanvin Crystal Embellished Hat £370 here


Denis Colomb Cashmere Hat £185 here

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Anthropologie Pom-Pom Knit £38 here


The North Face Pom Pom Beanie £25 here


American Apparel Blue Marl Beanie £17 here


Johnstons Cashmere Beanie £63 here


French Connection Lily Beaded Hat £40 here


Warehouse Cable Knit £12 here


Warehouse Knitted Beanie £12 here


Accessorize Gem Embellished Hat £19 here

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Accessorize Celtic Cable Knit £17 here

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Mid month treats beads & embellishment| Statement Necklaces|

It is that time of the month when  we see all of the gorgeous new season treats filling the shops but its NOT quite payday. Today I have found two gorgeous treats that won’t break the bank and will serve you well all season.

Zara Beaded Sweatshirt £29.99 here

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Zara Mixed Stone Necklace £19.99 here


Loving these Tory Burch Embellished Sandals| Flat Embellished Sandals|

I have just spotted these on Shopbop and I love them! I can picture them now with tanned legs and shorts or a short ruffled skirt. They would also look great with boyfriend jeans or a simple midi skirt in fact anything where they are the star of the show.

Tory Burch Sydney Embellished Sandals £182 here

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My Top 20 Statement Necklaces| Statement Jewellery Under £100|

There are few things better than a statement necklace to brighten and change the look of your outfit. This season there are hundreds out there,  they are all  over the the high street so there is no need to break the bank.

The ones I have chosen are all quite colourful as I am very conscious that I need them to brighten up all of my black work outfits.

I particularly love the orange beaded one from Zara, I think it may be coming my way!!

Zara Ethnic Crystal Beaded Necklace £29.99 here

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Zara Diamante & Cord Necklace £19.99 here

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Zara Chain Necklace £19.99 here

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Anthropologie Mizzenmast Necklace £48 here

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Mango Bi Colour Stone Choker £24.99 here

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Oasis Beaded Cluster Necklace £18 here

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Oasis Limited Edition Flower Necklace £28 here

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Warehouse Petal Necklace £16 here

whouse petal

Warehouse Silk Cord Necklace £20 here

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H&M Tassel Necklace £14.99 here

H&M tassels

Accessorize Auckland Necklace £25 here

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Accessorize Las Vegas Necklace £32 here

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ASOS Johnny Loves Rosie Saoirse £45 here

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ASOS Love Rocks Multi Burst Necklace £49 here

love rocks

Lee by Lee Angel £48 here

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Kenneth Jay Lane Layered Butterfly £55 here

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Kate Spade New York Day Tripper £60 here

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Oliver Bonas Deco Floral Bead Necklace £39 here


Oliver Bonas Enna Handmade Necklace £39 here


Oliver Bonas Lima Necklace £26 here