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Dresses! my pick of the new season day dresses…..

It all started yesterday I tried a Whistles dress that was too big for me but I knew the potential was huge. I did eventually find my size on line and I cannot wait to try it (the shoe possibilities are interesting).

This however piqued my interest and I decided that my work wardrobe needs a refresh and I love wearing dresses that I can team with ankle boots, sneakers or pretty shoes.

The dress that started the search

Whistles Scarf Print Dress was £169 now £80 here

This dress is much longer on me and I would style it differently! I am thinking my yellow Gucci loafers will look very cool.

My go to brands for dresses is always Whistles or Isabel Marant and this one is perfect.

Isabel Marant Etoile Vicky lace trimmed cotton dress £395 here

This dress by M.i.h is beautiful and I think that a tan is required but it is simply gorgeous.

M.i.h Jeans Kirby Dress £375 here

I actually sold this one yesterday to a personal shopping client and it looked beautiful.

Whistles Cynthia tie waist dress £139 here

A midi dress is always a good option for me and this one from Other Stories comes in two great colours.

Other Stories Heart Print Midi Dress £69 here








When it comes to dresses the french brands always seem to get it right and this one by Sandro is beautiful.

Sandro Silk Dress £207 here

I do love MO&CO and this dress doesn’t disappoint.

MO&CO floral silk georgette dress was £210 now £63 here

I will finish with a dress that I have just fallen for and it comes in three different colour ways.

These two are available on www.mytheresa.com

Ganni Marceau georgette dress £140 here








and this is navy blue (just perfect)

Ganni Marceau georgette dress £168 here


I just love so many pieces from Whistles at the moment……..

How on earth can you choose from all of the gorgeous things  on offer at Whistles.. My confusion started yesterday when two boho tops arrived in store (House of FraserManchester) and continued when I checked everything that was new on the website. There is so much colour and all of the main trends I really cannot decide which is my favourite piece but these are my favourites.

All available www.whistles.com


Mae Frill Jumpsuit £175 here I have this in black and I love it.

Tie Cuff Linen Tee £65 here This for me is a must have in more than one colour.

Margo Broderie Tassel Blouse £110 here SOOO very pretty

Fringe Detail Vest Knit £110 here

Imie Amena Tiered Dress £195 here

Harper Tassel Trim Top £135 here Completely love this top




Must have item of the day Poupette St Barth Bobo Mini Dress……….

With Lima only 23 days away (so excited) I couldn’t help but choose this dress it is perfect for lazy days, cocktails in the sunshine….. I also have the perfect sandals to wear with it Sophia Webster Lilico slides in electric blue, just perfect.

Poupette St Barth Bobo mini dress £218 here





My Sophia Webster Lilico Slides


Must have item of the day Poupette St Barts boho dress…….dear Santa

I know Christmas and is less than a month away and it is cold outside but I apologise this is definitely one for Lima Dreaming. This would just look amazing on any day in Lima with any pair of sandals.

Poupette St Barts Boho Dres £186 here





Tales from a personal shopping life 8/5………….Prosecco and friends

What a truly wonderful sunny day, I hope you have all enjoyed it.

It has been a very short week in the shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) as I had a few days away from it but I still have tales to tell.

My first customer actually lives within half a mile of me, it is a small world. She was off to a wedding in southern Italy but wanted something she could wear again. I don’t think she thought she would find anything for her petite frame, but  she went away very happy.

Coast Piana Print Carly Dress £89 here

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Damsel In A Dress Amelia Rose Shrug £69 here

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Next up was a lady who was attending a birthday party with a black tie theme. She had already tried an endless number of dresses so was feeling a little weary. This jumpsuit was an instant success!!

Fenn Wright Manson Donatello Jumpsuit £189 here

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Carvela Kiwi Sandals £55 here

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Saturday was a wonderful day even though my first appointment was a no show (so rude!!) I had four friends who always come together and they are lovely. They alway share a bottle or two of prosecco and generally have fun. This time the excuse was one of them needed a dress for wedding but she needed WOW. She fell in love with an outfit almost instantly so spent the rest of the time hugging me. ( I love my job)

Coast Lomax Tipped Crepe Dress £129 here

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Jacques Vert Pleated Fascinator £79 here

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As we found THE DRESS quickly the rest of the crew had time to shop!!

This was for the races Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress £180 here

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These lovely ladies have already booked to come back in October for their winter clothes!! Fun and giggles all round.

Yesterday ended with a young lady who works as Speech Therapist with cancer patients and wanted to look more professional but still young. The pleasure was all mine.

She bought these trousers in black and navy

Hallhuber trousers £59 here 

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Hallhuber Tunic Blouse £89 here

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Whistles Kerry Bandage Dress £95 here

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Mango Shirt £19.99 here

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All of the sunshine has had me obsessing about clothes suitable to wear in the heat, clothes that will go to Lima. I need denim shorts and tops, just simple things to wear with pretty sandals!! I having little success!! Most of the tops are cold shoulder and make me look like a milk maid or a serving wench (not attractive at all)

My current wish list is something like this!!

Isabel Marant Vince Top £170 here


Allsaints Rip Shorts £68 here


Isabel Marant Serek Silk Skirt £235 here (all this needs is white tee)


Juliet Dunn Embroidered Dress £185 here


I am still looking for a cross body bag, the Mulberry mini lily is probably out of the running as its blue (my sandals are blue but more of them another day!!)

This one is rather yummy:

Whistles Micro Sydney Bag £85 here

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Well enough of my ramblings for another week, I am sure I will have more obsessions to share with you next week.

My Top Summer Dresses|Printed Summer Dresses| Denim Dresses|

Having had a day where I could actually wear one of my new summer dresses I thought I would post my favourite day dresses.

I love dresses that I can team with cool ankle boots or wedge sandals so that they never look too dressy (I hate dressy!)

I wore my dress today with my Maje tasseled ankle boots and most of these dresses would look cool worn the same way.

Anthropologie Chambray Dress £118 here

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Florence Balducci Cleo Tunic £148 here

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Mango V Neck Dress £24.99 here

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Mango Beaded Embellished Dress £49.99 here

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Warehouse Denim Cami Dress £35 here

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Oasis Butterfly Sundress £35 here

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Velvet Carol Broderie Anglaise Dress £200 here

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French Connection Sun Kissed Silk Dress £130 here

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Monsoon Nori Embellished Dress £69 here

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Zara Neon Printed Dress £25.99 here


Zara Printed Dress £29.99 here


MIH Gathered Shirt Dress £220 here

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Hale Bob Silk Tunic £285 here


MIH Patchpocket Dress £157 here

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Free People Terra Nova Dress £90 here

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Free People Printed Dress £55 here

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Blue Life Halter Dress £100 here

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Take the festival to the beach|Fringed Bikinis|Kimonos|

I have been busy checking out things to add to my beach wardrobe for Lima and I have fallen in love with a few pieces. I am loving all things festival at the moment so I have transferred the boho vibe from the festival to the beach.

A few fringed bikinis by L’space to mix and match with shorts are perfect for beach walks and eating the local seafood.

This Juliet Dunn dress is perfect for the city and the beach as it has a cotton lining, I will team this one with my orange Sergio Rossi sandals and a tan.

The kimonos are great as evening cover ups and early morning walks, I will team them with shorts and cami or even one of the fringed bikinis.

A great addition will be some orange Havaianas, I have quite a collection but so far no orange!

ASOS Embellished Beaded Kimono £50 here

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ASOS Embroidered Kimono £65 here

asos kimono

PilyQ Skyler White Lace Trousers £150 here

wjite lace yrousers

L*space Dolly Yellow Fringed Bikini £160 here

dolly yellow bikini

L*space Dolly Teal Fringed Bikini £160 here 

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L*space Audrey Fringed Bikini Top £75 here

audrey blue

PilyQ Rebel Fringed Skirt $134 here


Juliet Dunn Pink Floral Dress £195 here

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Camilla Embellished Laceup Kaftan £432 here

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PilyQ Arbucci Sassy Shorts $68 here


Havaianas Neon Orange Slim Flipflop £22 here 

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Camilla Wide Leg Print Silk Trousers £500 here

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