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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

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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.

Dare to bare your shoulders|My favourite cold shoulder tops|

My love for a cold shoulder top started with this See by Chloe top (see below) which I think you will agree is beautiful (it is also available as a dress!!). I have spent the last few hours (maybe days) looking for more and the there are a lot out there to fit all budgets.

I do hope you like my favourites.

See by Chloe Printed Fil Coupe Top £265 here


& Other Stories Sheer Off The Shoulder £65 here


ASOS Stripe off the Shoulder Top £32 here


Zara Printed Top £22.99 here


& Other Stories Off The Shoulder Ruffle Top £55 here


Mango Top £25.99 here


Zimmerman Pavilion Off The Shoulder Top £350 here


See By Chloe Striped Off The Shoulder Top £185 here


Anna October Frill Top £355 here


ISOLDA Fru Fru Caju Fruit Print Silk Top £295 here


Zara Off The Shoulder Top £19.99 here


French Connection Holiday Wave Cold Shoulder Top £65 here


French Connection Island Maze Embellished Top £90 here



10 Great Cold Shoulder Tops You Need Now|New Season Bardot Tops|

Ever since I had my mini obsession with Whistles white cotton Bardot top I am constantly looking for more!! This selection includes tops for now and for warmer days. I have fallen for the Peter Pilloto top it is so pretty and I can see it now with denim shorts!! (I think its called Lima Dreaming)

These are my favourites:

Whistles Bardot Top £85 here

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See By Chloe Off The Shoulder Top £190 here


Whistles Stripe Cold Shoulder Knit £95 here

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See By Chloe Floral Embroidered Off The Shoulder Top £195 here


Topshop Off The Shoulder Frilled Top £22 here


ASOS Structured Cold Shoulder Top £32 here


Monki Suzanne Top £8 here


ASOS Cropped Cold Shoulder Cami £16 here

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Peter Pilot Pallas Off The Shoulder Top £480 here


Proenza Schouler Off The Shoulder Pussy Bow Blouse £555 here


Tales from a personal shopping life 7/2/16

Here we are it’s Sunday again and another day off! It’s been a very quiet few days     the shopping suite, but not for me, I have been checking all of the new season stock in store. There are quite a few must have’s on my list too apart from a pair of Isabel Marant Drew boots (I know I mention them almost daily!!)

Yesterday I wore my new Zara frayed jeans with my Valentino’s and a Whistles funnel neck top. I must say I just loved the look!

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It is always interesting to talk to the concession managers instore and this week I did catch up with Whistles and as always they have some gorgeous pieces in store, I love this Bardot white shirt, it is going to work with the frayed jeans.


This Pink Suede Irvington Clutch £90 is also on my hit list

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Kurt Geiger is always on my visit list every day, especially at the moment as there are so many new pairs of gorgeous flats in store, these are all on my wishlist:

Carvela Lullaby £130 here I love the pink and blue!!

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Kurt Geiger London Langley Trainers £170 here I love both colourways in this too

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My week is never complete without the King of Peru meeting me outside of my suite in Toms Champagne Bar and yesterday was no exception. A bellini for me and negroni for him.

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