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Must have item of the day mules for summer days…….

I do believe that mules are the way forward for summer teamed with jeans and tee. I am not sure I like the mules and a dress idea and is could look too pretty (I prefer cool)

This pair from Whistles has really caught my eye because they are available in my favourite colours!

Whistles Amberley blue block heel mules £139 here

Amberley yellow block heel mules £139 here

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Luxe Life Haider Ackermann a perfect linen bomber jacket…

I do love a good bomber and an interesting  colouway is one of my favourite features. This one by Haider Ackermann is by far my favourite colour combination yet and so perfect for spring/summer.

Haider Hackermann linen blend bomber £1205 here


It is getting cold outside……my top ten winter coats

Around this time every year I make the statement “This year I am going to buy a proper winter coat” and every year I don’t. I buy a variety of capes, ponchos and unlined wool coats none of which ever keep me warm. This year it is going to different as I have already fallen for a coat by Hobbs which I tried in store yesterday.

I was very surprised when I tried it on as I normally feel small and frumpy in coats but this is perfection on me. (both open and closed)

There are obviously many more out there I have chosen ten of my favourites, so whether you want statement or conservative there is one for you.

Hobbs Fonda Coat £269 here


Whistles Dara Drawn Coat £230 here Love the back detail on this coat.



REDValentino Scalloped Edge Coat £690 here


M.i.h Jeans Richards Coat £565 here


Carven Coat £475 here


& Other Stories Perfect Pink Coat £165 here


M&S Autograph Coat £169 here


Prada Wool Coat £1480 here


MAJE Gymon Wool Coat £479 here


Sandro Buckley Coat £450 here



Must have item of the day its two for the price of one!…………

I really cannot decide whether or not I love or hate this jacket but it is definitely fun! It is also reversible so you can go metallic or fluffy depending on your mood or outfit.

There are also quite a few designer references in there, how many can you spot?

Zara Multicoloured Faux Fur Jacket £149 here








Tales from a personal shopping life 3/4/16…….its time for a ballet class

Good morning, it is a beautiful sunny day here I hope you have the same wherever you are.

Well the question is what has been happening in the personal shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) since I spoke to you last!!

As always I have had some lovely clients.

First up yesterday was a young lady who was heading out for her hen do last night and she wanted “sparkle”. Well I certainly gave her sparkle and she looked gorgeous.

Lace & Beads Embellished Body Con Dress £85 here

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Dune Abigail Navy Court Shoes £65 here

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Next up was a mother of the bride full of trepidation, she didn’t want to look like a typical “mob” but they never do!!

This was actually so nice as it took so little time to find her outfit and she looked stunning. One very happy smiley lady!

Damsel in a Dress Abstract Full Dress £249 here

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Damsel in a Dress Amelle Shrug £49 here

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On Friday I had a very lovely lady who was attending a wedding at the Savoy and wanted something a little sparkly, like she said she was only 5ft tall and wider than she should be! This outfit was the winner, it made her eyes sparkle and she looked very elegant.

Jacques Vert Cross Front Top £89 here

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Jacques Vert Teal Chiffon Skirt £99 here

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Yesterday I got to wear my gorgeous new dress from Finery London and it felt amazing. There are a few people who want to buy it for their holidays, I hope they enjoy it as much as I did.

Finery Hilgrove Contrast Panel Dress £59 here



As always on a Saturday the King of Peru came to meet and we had cocktail in Tom’s Champagne Bar, I celebrated my lovely dress with a Dark & Stormy, you can’t beat ginger beer!! (the Goslings rum obviously helps as well)

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I have a new quest and it is to find a new jumpsuit and it has to be black or navy.

It also needs to be a cropped culotte style!! I have already found a few I just need to try them on.

First up

Finery Milford D Ring Jumpsuit £75 here


COS Draped Top Jumpsuit £99 here


I am sure I will find many more over the next week as it will become obsession!

I am trying to keep all of my obsessions under control as “the blue book” is evidence of all of my spending. It is much harder when you have to write it down and look at the evidence aarrgghhhh

Having said that we all need a pair of ballet flats in our wardrobe and this pair by Kurt Geiger are just too cute! (they are also reminiscent of a certain designer pair, more of that in another post)

Kitty by KG Kurt Geiger £89 here


Well I hope you all have a great week and that the shops are full of jumpsuit’s!!