Tag Archives: Contrast

Prada mary janes what more could you want?…………..

It’s been awhile since I fell for a pair of Prada Mary Janes but today I found two pairs and they are so very different (but equally gorgeous).

This black suede pair will work so well with my cropped jeans or a pretty midi dress. I always find Prada shoes very wearable and I am guessing I could walk around store all day in these.

Prada button – buckle suede Mary Janes £525 here

Now this metallic pair are just so very pretty, I would wear these in store just to make people happy.

Prada Metallic Mary Janes £670 here


Must have item of the day it’s new denim for the new year………..

I am truly smitten with these jeans but as I am flying to Peru (Lima Dreaming) in a few days I  will have to wait until I come back.

I can think of so many pairs of shoes and boots to wear with them.


Topshop Cuff Contrast Jeans by Boutique £60 here

Must have item of the day Contrast Top| Sports Luxe Tops|

I spotted this top in Zara yesterday and loved it straight away, it is so simple it will go over skirts or trousers. The navy blue with the white stripe down the sleeve is very striking (love navy blue) and will dress up any outfit.

I am definitely having a moment with stripes at the moment as you will see in my next post.

Zara Contrast Top £29.99 here






Must have items of the week|Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Mary Janes|

It is Sunday again so let’s have a weekly round up, what have I loved this week!

Whistles Foulard Tee £95 here  Sandro Religione Dress £146 here

Whistles Tie Cuff Jacket £140 here  Miu Miu Patent Mary Janes £620 here

Zara Velet Slip Dress £19.99 here  Zara Contrast Bomber £69.99 here

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Tales from a personal shopping life 12/6……it’s all about the eyes

Another amazing week in the personal shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) after my beautiful weekend in Valencia. It has been very warm in store this week so my outfits have been a little more challenging!

Yesterday was a fun day, it started with choosing my outfit which I loved.

Zara cropped flared jeans with Finery London shoes

shoes & jeans

I found this Zara top in Valencia and I love it. As you can see metallic strip on my shoes picked up on  the metal eyelets on the top pictured below.

Zara Top £49.99 here


I am normally very safe with my makeup, I buy the same Chanel items all of the time, sometimes I am radical (not really THAT radical) and change things ever so slightly just to surprise myself!! After a visit to the Mac counter yesterday morning I think I may have changed my mind forever, those who know me may think that Mac is a little daring for me but I loved what Terri did to my eyes, infact watch this space for more new looks.

I am all about mascara and this one seems to be just what I like but I will tell you more after I have tried it for a few days.

Mac In Extreme Dimension Lash  £19 here (the image says everything)


My eyes below (thank you Terri) The products used are:

Mineralise Concealer £17.50 here,  Mineralise Med/Deep Soft & Gentle £24 here,  Soft Serve Best Makeup £16 here, Eye shadow Rule, Embark, Antiqued, Mascara In Extreme Dimension Lash £19 here


It is probably time to mention this weeks mini obsessions although there aren’t that many, which is a little unusual!

I LOVE these jeans they have exactly the look that is needed for the summer.

Zara Relaxed Fit Jeans £29.99 here


Office Mia Ballet Block Heels £65 here (the leather is so soft they would be very comfy)

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COS Oversized Shirt £59 here (I did find this in Valencia and it did come home with me oops) I am looking forward to wearing it soon, infact it would look great with the jeans and shoes I have mentioned!! How did that happen?



I tried this dress in Valencia and it is gorgeous, so easy to wear.

COS Contrast Panel Dress £55 here


Nearly forgot to mention these little beauties which would go with everything! They also have a good platform which is great for me.

Carvela Lupo Flatform Trainers £89 here

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As always I have had some lovely ladies pass through the shopping suite and Saturday was no exception, I had a lady who still dressed like a student at 40 and had a husband who was a little smarter (her words not mine)

She was so easy to dress and wanted everything, here are a few items from her haul.

Hallhuber Top £49 here

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Hallhuber Dress £69 here 

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Mint Velvet Utility Belt £99 here

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Whistles Lola Dress £95 here

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Warehouse Botanical Floral Dress £45 here


On Friday I had a mother of the groom who arrived in jeans and trainers and wished me luck as she hates dressing up! Two dresses later and she thought she looked amazing, a job well done.

Studio 8 Adrianne Dress £130 here

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I am going to leave you with a pair of ankle boots which I think are amazing and they are navy blue BONUS (my favourite colour ever) These are capable of taking my breadth away!!

Miu Miu Ankle Boots £705 here


Have a great week living and dreaming.