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Tales from a personal shopping life 22/5….Time for the Soap Awards

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

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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

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We teamed it a black chiffon shrug.

Damsel in a Dress Amelia Rose Shrug £69 here

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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

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We teamed it with this top from Whistles which I happened to be wearing and she loved.

Whistles Double Strap Bardot Top £95 here

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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

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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

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Chesca Chiffon Trousers £125 here

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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

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Whistles Flavia Bardot Top £125 here

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Whistles Molly Jersey Jacket £95 here

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Whistles Split Shoulder Top £50 here

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French Connection Kiki Palm Top £35 here

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Mint Velvet Camden Biker Jeans £79 here

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Mint Velvet Peplum Tee £69 here

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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

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Ted Baker Alexie Forget me Not Midi Dress £149 here

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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

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Oasis V Neck Cami £22 here

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The next one isn’t for Valencia but it will be perfect for Lima with denim shorts.

Linea Weekend Haven Top £45 here

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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

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Well that is enough of my dreaming for this week, I hope every one has a great week.

Tales from a personal shopping life 1/5………Red Carpet & Royalty!

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

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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

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Hallhuber Skinny Jeans £79 here

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Phase Eight Matilda Pendant £25 here

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Carvela Comfort Simona Sandals £99 here

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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

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Carvela Kiwi Strappy Sandals £55 here

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And for the night out

Damsel in a Dress Luxedo Jumpsuit £169 here

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Linea Mayviss Strappy Sandals £52 here

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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

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Mint Velvet Pheonix Biker Jeans £69 here She also bought these in black

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French Connection Kiki Palm Print Top £35 here

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Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here

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Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here

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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)

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Damsel in a Dress Scarf £39 here

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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.



For Him Great Wardrobe Pieces|

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




Great Biker Jackets You Need Now| Leather Biker Jackets|

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

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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