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Anthropologie summer styling at it’s best 15 must haves………

I can always find things I love in Anthropologie, it has to be one of my favourite stores ever (especially the Kings Road store)

It really has really special items that you do not find on the high street, things that look just a little different!

These are my favourite pieces that would so well for a UK summer or my Lima Dreaming adventure.

Veronika Suede Heels £118 here

Pachuca Clutch £58 here

Overdyed Straw Fedora £58 here

Beaded Friendship Bracelet £22 here

Fringed Circlet Drop Earrings £58 here

Bo Scalloped Crop Top £58 here

Hollie Frayed Mini Shorts £38 here

Pilcro Hyphen High Rise Shorts £88 here

Halle Chambray Wide Leg Jumpsuit £118 here

Uma Raffia Bucket Bag £44 here

Dina Tasselled Chambray Tunic Dress £158 here

Nataliya Headband £32 here

Piñata Tassel Earrings £48 here

Lilou Ring £54 here

Makati Crochet Beach Tote £118 here

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Keeping it chic at the beach with Kayu handwoven bags and clutches…..

I have just discovered Kayu a brand new to Mytheresa and I am already in love the Kahuna bag, it has Lima Dreaming written all over it. (I know I am already here but hey I can keep dreaming) I can see myself carrying it on the daily walk to the beach! (it’s a very short walk) and it would enhance any beach outfit.

The bags are all woven by hand which makes them even more special.

All are available by Kayu at mytheresa.com

Stellar Seagrass Tote £92 here

Piñata Striped Straw Tote £101 here

Aloha Embroidered Straw Clutch £67 here

Kahuna Fringed Straw Tote £109 here


What would you like in your xmas stocking? here are my favourites

I did not start the day looking for stocking fillers but my thoughts quickly turned to them after a visit to the Anthropologie website (just love this store)


Ellette Headband £24 here

Midnight Druzy Earrings £58 here

Olivia Burton Rosie Watch £80 here

Monogram Pendant Necklace £36 here

Reflection Earrings £44 here

Posy Sequinned Clutch £48 here

Devon Fluffy Scarf £98 here

Anchorage Sparkle Beanie £40 here

Risa Journal £34 to £50 here

Nailmatic nail varnish set £12 here


Velvet the texture of the season| My top 10 velvet pieces|

I have had a pair of Prada velvet wedges for about 10 years, I hardly ever wear them but they are beautiful and it is just nice to look at them sometimes. Living in the northwest it rains a lot so it is hardly a practical fabric but I do love it.

This season there are so many wonderful velvet pieces and some are more practical than others! Again it is Prada that has sent me into “I love velvet” mode, their shoes are simply gorgeous.

My very old but gorgeous Prada wedges


Prada Velvet Platforms £580 here


Anthropologie Carina Velvet Slip Dress £138 here


Carvela Devon Clutch £49 here


Zara Printed Velvet Dress £49.99 here


Isabel Marant Etoile Link Velvet Blouse £210 here


Aquazzura Baroque 50 velvet ankle boots £530 here


Zara Velvet Carrot Pants £29.99 here


Miss KG Lavin Velvet Trainers £55 here


Topshop Crushed Velvet Trousers £55 here


Valentino Crystal Embellished Velvet Sandals £585 here



Tales from a personal shopping life 6/2/16…………

Hello again and yes it is that time again already. It has been a wonderful end to the week in store (House of Fraser Manchester) and once again I will say “I love my job”

I finally wore my blue dress from Zara yesterday and I do love it, it is so simple and my silver Acne Star Boots were the perfect addition!! The fact that I also had blue ankle socks under my boots brought the comment “Oh look at you fancy nancy” you know who you are Gemma!! I have had the socks awhile and there was no planning involved honestly!

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Whistles Bay Crepe Jumpsuit £160 here

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Whistles Payne Leather Jacket £350 here

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Whistles Foldover Clutch £90 here

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You may think I have a bit of obsession with Whistles and yes I do but the reason is there is such a great collection in store (House of Fraser) and I see it every day. NOT MY FAULT!

I had a bit of moment on Friday morning, I realised that my lovely mini doesn’t appreciate being driven in the snow. It took a very galant bus driver and 6 of his passengers to get it moving on a snowy hill.  After that I had to call home so the King of Peru could come and help me turn the car around and take it back home. It makes you realise that there are a lot of very nice people out there and how lucky we are to encounter them.

It has been another few days of lovely customers in store for me. On Friday I had a lovely girl just wanting a bit of refresh as she felt she was always in black skinny jeans and neutral jumpers. There was definitely a bit of orange in her wardrobe when she left and she looked amazing in this dress.

Oasis Stripe Dress £60 here

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Saturday brought some lovely customers, the first of the day was a solicitor returning to work after maternity leave and her friend. It was quite funny because they both bought the same dress from Gray & Willow plus lots more!!

Gray & Willow Pia Layered Jersey Dress £49 here

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Next up was a lady who had travelled from Maidstone in Kent for a 40th birthday outfit. She didn’t like girly, never wore dresses and didn’t like heels. Well we had a real giggle whilst she tried clothes on but I did find her the perfect dress and shoes.

Ted Baker Beryll Ethereal Poste Dress £179 here

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Carvela Sophia £99 here


To end the day I had a young girl looking for a prom dress, no sparkles just simple was my brief and we did find her the perfect dress. Both her and mum are back next week for outfits for a special event in London so watch this space.

Paris Fashion week is well under way and in the last few days I have seen Chloe, Isabel Marant and Dior and these are my favourites images from each.


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The Valentino show is on Tuesday so I will share it with you on Wednesday. Have a good week.

Outfit of the Day|Broderie Anglaise Dress|Leather Clutch Bags|

It has just been hail stoning but today I want to wear this outfit and enjoy a chilled glass of wine in the sunshine.

All items available www.whistles.com

Patchwork Broderie Anglaise Dress £120 here Rada Cork Sandals £160 here Rivington Clutch £75 here Lana Aviator Sunglasses £75 here

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Its Party Time at Zara| Glitter Ankle Boots|Sequinned Jackets|

With the party season upon us I thought I would take a look at what Zara had to offer. As always there is plenty to choose from and you certainly wont be disappointed.

Shiny Velvet Dress £39.99 here


Glitter Ankle Boots £49.99 here


Metallic Pleated Skirt £39.99 here


Croc Print Clutch £19.99 here


Sequinned Tank Top £29.99 here


Mix Sequinned Bomber Jacket £69.99 here


Sequinned Tube Skirt £39.99 here


Crystal Fringe Necklace £29.99 here


High Heel Sandal £49.99 here


Glamorous Waistband Shorts £25.99 here


Sequinned Crop Top £79.99 here


Studio Dress £69.99 here


Metallic Midi Skirt £29.99 here


Jumpsuit with V Back £69.99 here


Mesh Booties £39.99 here


Bags of Style a bag for every occasion | Leather Backpacks |

If there is anything I love more than shoes (or at least as much as) it is a bag. Today i spotted quite a few that I would like in my xmas stocking………….

Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Bag £790 here


Stella McCartney Falabella Bag £550 here


Valentino To Be Cool Tote £1755 here


Chloe Baylee Mini Tote £885 here


Victoria Beckham Quincy Textured Tote £995 here


Saint Laurent Ligne Classique Y Tote £1500 here


Whistles Verity Backpack £275 here


Anthropologie Kolton Rucksack £198 here


ASOS Backpack £35 here


ASOS Grafea Hari Backpack £180 here

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& Other Stories Leather Bag £135 here


Kate Spade Maise Tote £245 here


Panama Large Tote £795 here


1887 Tote £1495 here


Marylebone Tech Tote £995 here


Hepburn in Navy Lizard £595 here


Star Clutch £595 here


Zara Croc Leather Bucket Bag £99.99 here


Zara Quilted Leather City Bag £79.99 here


Zara Croc Mini Chain Bag £39.99 here


Edie Parker Silver Confetti Edie Stars Clutch £1105 here


Valentino Rockstud Double Handle Bag £1550 here


Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Xbody Bag £310 here


Lima Dreaming with Juliet Dunn|Beat Breast Cancer with Juliet Dunn |

I woke up this morning thinking about my annual trip to Peru, it isn’t that far away hurrah. After making a cup of tea I started checking for  beautiful things that I can take with me. First stop was Juliet Dunn’s website which always has little treasures!

I really love the dungareenis and I was very pleased to see that 20% of the profits are going to the Royal Marsden, a very worthy cause.

Look out for them on daily posts from Lima!!


Cotton Ditzy Dungareenis £89 here


Camisole Dress with Metallic Embroidery £214 here


Silk Marble Camisole Dress with Glitter £199 here


Neon Block Print Shorts with Sequins £119 here

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Vintage Clutch Bags £88 each here




Necessary Accessories|Inspirational Anthropologie |Summer Accessories|

The winter clothes maybe appearing in the shops to  tempt us away from summer but don’t be fooled we have a few months left yet to enjoy it.

With this in mind I have been looking to Anthropologie for inspiration as always. I love their accessories they are just a little bit different with amazing colours.

These are my favourites today:

Orinoco Drops £38 here

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Rags2Riches Vivian Pouch £28 here

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Ivory Daisychain Headband £24 here

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Rags2Riches Bamarko Clutch £48 here

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Tallulah Drop £138 here (2 great colour ways)

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From St Xavier Zanye Clutch £88 here

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Traveler Tote £228 here

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Windward Tort Sunglasses £22 here

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Pomarosa Rancher £38 here

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Summer Bloom Necklace £58 here

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