A gorgeous way to keep away the chill.
REPRESENT shearling trim jacket £1152 here
A gorgeous way to keep away the chill.
REPRESENT shearling trim jacket £1152 here
Just a simple tee.
Balmain Biker Jeans £666 here
Giorgio Brato Distressed Leather Jacket £1023 here
Hello and a happy Sunday to everyone. Another week has flown by in the personal shopping suite in HOF (House of Fraser Manchester)
As always it has been a busy week with lovely clients. Before we start with the tales I have to mention that I amazed myself yesterday! I never really look at white tops or dresses (especially dresses) not even to wear in Lima, but I tried this little number yesterday and I love it. It will be seen in a few weeks in Valencia. It is going to be a blank canvass for my very pretty sandals!
Oasis Metal Trim Cami Dress £40 here
More of what I am obsessing about later, my week started with a wedding guest (nothing unusual there!) She had dragged her husband around several towns and cities but hadn’t found anything she liked. Luckily she absolutely loved this Coast dress.
Coast Berlin Print Amena Dress £95 here
We teamed it a black chiffon shrug.
Damsel in a Dress Amelia Rose Shrug £69 here
On Tuesday I had a regular client who has to follow all of the modesty rules of her religion but loves clothes and fashion. She has a fine knit tee/vest to go under absolutely anything and can be very creative when needs must!
Coast Meslita Skirt £95 here
We teamed it with this top from Whistles which I happened to be wearing and she loved.
Whistles Double Strap Bardot Top £95 here
We also had a discussion about casual footwear (she was wearing in her words “ugly” shoes) and I suggested KG espadrilles as I wear them when my feet are a little tired! As soon as she tried them her old shoes went in the box and she left the store in the new espadrilles.
KG Mellow Flatform Espadrilles £99 here
On Thursday I had the lovely Annie Wallace from Hollyoaks who is off to the soap awards soon. Whilst she wanted to look glamorous she also wanted to be comfortable. We soon had an outfit that she loved.
Chesca Double Layer Chiffon Cami £80 here
Chesca Chiffon Trousers £125 here
Finished off with this Chesca Steel Satin Back Coat £125
Next was a very lucky birthday girl, it was her fortieth and big sister was supplying the treat.
A whole new wardrobe was the brief and it was certainly a lot of fun.
Whistles Helena Jacket £140 here
Whistles Flavia Bardot Top £125 here
Whistles Molly Jersey Jacket £95 here
Whistles Split Shoulder Top £50 here
French Connection Kiki Palm Top £35 here
Mint Velvet Camden Biker Jeans £79 here
Mint Velvet Peplum Tee £69 here
And there was so much more, a very lucky little sister.
Friday brought another lady who is about to celebrate her fortieth only this time she is off to Las Vegas. The only brief I had was “make me fabulous”.
Karen Millen Floral Dress £160 here
Ted Baker Alexie Forget me Not Midi Dress £149 here
That is enough of clients for today I think it is time to revisit my obsessions and at the moment they revolve around my forthcoming trip to Valencia. I have two Isabel Marant flippy skirts which I will be taking with me and I have found the two perfect cami tops to team with them.
Whistles Blaise Silk Cami £85 here
Oasis V Neck Cami £22 here
The next one isn’t for Valencia but it will be perfect for Lima with denim shorts.
Linea Weekend Haven Top £45 here
I also spotted these KG sandals yesterday and I do love them but I also know I don’t need them!! You have to admit they are very pretty!!
KG London Blanca Flatforms £199 here
Well that is enough of my dreaming for this week, I hope every one has a great week.
Welcome to a very wet May, fingers crossed the sun will shine soon!! Please!!
It has been another great week in the shopping suite (House Of Fraser Manchester) with lots of interesting clients passing through.
The wedding season is still going strong and my first client of the week was a mother of the groom. It was a simple wedding and she wanted a very simple flattering dress she could wear again. Well she wasn’t disappointed when she tried this one on and went away very happy. We teamed it with black accessories and it all looked gorgeous.
Coast Surrey Print Jamilia Dress £89 here
I had a regular client on Tuesday who just wanted an outfit for a night out that didn’t look like she tried too hard! This was an easy one and she took a few spare tops as well.
Hallhuber Lace Detail Blouse £79 here
Hallhuber Skinny Jeans £79 here
Phase Eight Matilda Pendant £25 here
Carvela Comfort Simona Sandals £99 here
On Thursday I had two ladies who needed outfits but for different occasions, one for a night out and the other for the Cannes film festival, this had to be red carpet worthy! Her main request was to be comfortable, glamorous but not fussy!
This Coast jumpsuit was the absolute winner.
Coast Viola Jumpsuit £129 here
Carvela Kiwi Strappy Sandals £55 here
And for the night out
Damsel in a Dress Luxedo Jumpsuit £169 here
Linea Mayviss Strappy Sandals £52 here
On Friday morning I had a lovely young lady whose husband had bought her a voucher to spend on clothes. She wasn’t sure I would find anything to make her look nice!! She left feeling amazing and wants to come back soon.
Phase Eight Cecily Top £49 here
Mint Velvet Pheonix Biker Jeans £69 here She also bought these in black
French Connection Kiki Palm Print Top £35 here
Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here
Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here
Saturday brought a lady who is going to a Royal Garden Party but didn’t want a fussy outfit, we kept it simple and she looked perfect for the occasion.
Hobbs Palm Dress £149 here
Phase Eight Zoe Fascinator £59 here (the graphite colour brings out the grey in the dress perfectly)
Damsel in a Dress Scarf £39 here
On Tuesday I had coffee with my lovely lady with cancer, she showed me her wedding photographs which were lovely. The dress we chose was perfect and she looked beautiful. Her prognosis is a little better at the moment so it’s fingers crossed.
My mini obsessions haven’t gone away I am afraid and this week it is THE blue bag but I think you will agree it is VERY pretty. I have been down to the Mulberry concession in store to play with it!!
Mulberry Mini Lily Crossbody Bag £350 here
I know this dress is black but it looks so pretty on and is perfect for work, you can’t beat a bit of weekday Whistles.
Whistles Lyra One Shoulder Dress £160 here
I have been waiting for the weather to warm up so that I can wear my Isabel Marant Vince Dress (below) I know it will be well worth waiting for!!
At the same time I have thinking how amazing this top will look with jeans (I know I need help) and the Mulberry bag (HELP)
Isabel Marant Vince Embroidered Top £170 here
I hope you all have an amazing week whether it is sunny or wet.
This will look better and better the more you wear it.
Amiri Distressed Leather Biker Jacket £1551 here
Not for the shrinking violets!
Balmain Biker Jacket £1095 here
Just love love love this coat, it is beautiful. It can also be unzipped and worn as a jacket, two coats for the price of one.
It also navy blue which for me is always a winner.
Whistles Hattie Sheepskin Coat £1095 here
Love this leather jacket
Salvatore Santoro Perforated Leather Biker Jacket $1595 here
A DICIANNOVEVENTITRE Horse Leather Trainer $1895 here
A DICIANNOVEVENTITRE Horse Leather Trainers $1825 here
ATTACHMENT Linen Cargo Shorts $599 here
ATTACHMENT Linen Shirt $479 here
Poeme Bohemien Lightweight Shirt $279 here
Demboza Fine Cotton Sweater with Hood £190 here
MYKITA Franz Sunglasses $519 here
A DICIANNOVEVENTITRE Blazer £1028 here
I am busy looking for a new biker jacket at the moment so I have been on all of the websites looking for the “perfect one” that will change my life!!
There are plenty on the high street so the prices are all very reasonable. Here are my favourites so far……..
Mango Biker Jacket £119.99 here
Mango Leather Jacket £99.99 here
Whistles Jett Biker £325 here
Zara Leather £159 here
Topshop Boutique Shrunken Leather £165 here
Allsaints Balfern Jacket £298 here
Allsaints Cargo Biker £298 here
Allsaints Favel Biker £358 here
Allsaints Papin Biker £358 here
Allsaints Conroy £358 here
Maje Bridga Jacket £579 here
Maje Basalt £420 here
Sandro Valeke £505 here