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Holiday packing! Why do we pack so many things?

It is a standing joke that I spend eleven months of every year looking for my “Lima Dreaming” outfits but when I actually arrive I wear denim shorts for most of the three weeks. I want to wear different things but the lifestyle either at the beach or in the city calls for simple outfits.

I have been here five days so far and I have worn:

Zara embroidered shorts £17.99 Pampelone 55 blouse Valentino Rockstud slides (blouse & slides were bought earlier in year)

Whistles Alisha Split Hem Trousers £79  Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £40 Havaianas in black £45

Seafolly black dress £85 Seafolly Indian Summer bandeau top £36 Seafolly pleated hipster bikini bottoms £39


I know I will wear these Zara printed shorts £17.99 and some old favourites my Denim & Supply dress and my beautiful Valentino Rockstud sandals

For my own sake I will update this post should I find hidden gems in my wardrobe here in Peru or actually wear everything in my case.


“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!

Are you bikini ready? Heidi Klein x Sophie Anderson is what you need……

I think I have found my additions for the Lima Dreaming wardrobe already. These bikinis designed by Sophie Anderson for Heidi Klein are just perfect.

There other combinations available at www.heidiklein.com but these are my favourites.

Sophie Anderson Isla Baru Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Isla Baru Hipster Bottoms £110 here

Sophie Anderson Rosario Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Rosario Hipster Bottoms £110 here

Sophie Anderson Palomino Bandeau Top £110 here

Sophie Anderson Palomino Hipster Bottoms £110 here

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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



Lima Dreaming beach style| Winter sun beachwear|

It is definitely that time of year again, all my thoughts have turned towards Lima. It may seem strange when most people are focusing on christmas but for me its sunshine all the way which is why I find myself searching for beachwear.

Lima is always split in to two categories, week days in the south on the beach and weekends in Lima for family time, cocktails, food and long walks. This means I get to have different wardrobes as the city and the beach require different pieces.

I spotted this dress by Denim & Supply awhile ago in store and this will definitely be in my suit case

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Esme Tunic £140 here


Just love the colour of this bikini

Heidi Klein Cayman Islands Bandeau Bikini £190 here


This dress and hat will make a great outfit for city walk and cocktails (sitting outside Hotel B watching Barranco go by)

Melissa Odabash Cornflower Fedora £112 here


Thierry Colson Pippa Dandelion Cotton Dress £465 here


I usually take a couple of new bikinis with me every year to add to the collection. (a couple in a couple out)

Seafolly Goddess Bikini Top in Wild Orchid  £60 here Bikini bottoms £43 here


Melissa Odabash Maldives Bandeau Bikini £186 here The colour is AMAZING


These Melissa Odabash shorts are way too pretty for the beach but teamed with a  white cotton cami we have beachside living perfection ( eating drinking and walking)

Place Nationale Vintage Cotton Cami £260 here


Melissa Odabash Carolina Embroidered Shorts £190 here


A new sundress (or two) is always nice, either for beach life or city life (you need pretty clothes to drink pretty cocktails!)

ASOS Cold Shoulder Beach Dress £26 here


I think I will finish as I started with a pretty dress which is just perfect for Lima. All it needs is gorgeous sandals (I have plenty) a hat and I am ready. Bellini please.

Vanessa Bruno Frivole Embroidered Dress £498 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


Customise you bikini Heidi Klein teams up with Laura Lees

Are you thinking about buying your holiday essentials soon then you need to read this…………..


Luxury beachwear brand heidi klein has teamed up with renowned fashion embroiderer Laura Lees to offer Selfridges’ shoppers the chance to have their initials embroidered in gold thread on their swimwear and accessory purchases this Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of May from 12-8pm both days.

“We wanted to offer the Selfridges’ shopper something personal this summer. Having your initials sewn on to your bikini or espadrilles by Laura Lees is a luxurious touch we hope shoppers will enjoy. It’s great for gifting and our new girls collection,” says co-founder Penny Klein.

Items that are perfect to personalise are the new Maya Bay espadrilles as well as bikinis and one-pieces. Laura will be on hand to expertly hand-stitch any purchased item as a complimentary service during the two-day event at Selfridges, Swimwear department 3, 400 Oxford Street, London.

heidi klein launches four collections each year with exquisitely cut swimwear with an impeccable fit. The focus on exclusive mix and match styles and prints has earned a continued celebrity following from Kate Moss to Olivia Palermo, to Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, as well as maintaining a strong following with the press and a loyal customer base.

Staying true to its promise, heidi klein takes you on a journey to feel confident and gorgeous on holiday … all year round


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Holiday Wardrobe Pieces You Need|Bikinis and Dresses|

Today I have an overwhelming need to lie in the sun so I have been dreaming of being in Lima.

Just to stand on the balcony and look at the ocean would be wonderful, maybe a Bellini in my hand would be nice too!!

These are the pieces I would like in my “Lima Wardrobe” whether I go soon or at christmas. I just love the beach life it is so laid back and all you need are bikini’s and shorts, well nearly!!

I have found  a great piece that would be perfect for my “surfing” days!! You need to look good in water as well as on the beach.

I find nearly all of my favourite beachwear at Heidi Klein and Beachcafe  so I hope you like them too. I have Heidi Klein bikinis in Lima that I have worn for quite a few years now and they still look amazing.

Here is reminder as to why I am day dreaming it is so BEAUTIFUL!

A view from the balcony


Bellini’s on the balcony


Breakfast in the market


Heidi Klein Sitges Bandeau Bikini £170 here


Santa Fe Plaited Bandeau Bikini £180 here


Ravello Balcony Bikini £190 here


Venezuela Bandeau Jumpsuit £260 here


Beige Bucket Bag £220 here


Thread Bracelet in Azure £18 here


Havaianas Slim Fit £25 here


Hipanema Bonnie Bracelet £75 here


Juliet Dunn Orange Mini Dress £201 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Cami Dress £219 here


Melissa Odabash Fatima Top £182 here


Melissa Odabash Stella Jumpsuit £249 here


Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here


PilyQ Aztec Bandeau Bikini £168 here


Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here


Seafolly Prismatic Jumpsuit £92 here


Seafolly Miami Bikini in Melon £95 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Cami Dress £215 here


Juliet Dunn Gold Metal Bracelet £105 here