Tag Archives: Cotton

Must have item of the day|The best cotton poplin dresses|

I have just fallen completely in love with this dress! It is probably totally unpractical but I can just picture it now in Lima with a cocktail, perfect.

I believe it would also look great over jeans when autumn arrives.

Jacquemus Asymmetric Cotton Poplin Dress £345 here





Must have item of the day|Isabel Marant Cotton Tops|

If you combine my love of Isabel Marant with a pretty white top then you have a heart stopping moment!! I guess I am trying to say I love this and it has Lima Dreaming written all over it.

Isabel Marant Etoile Rodge Lace Insert Top £160 here





Sales Shopping You Need This Isabel Marant Naoko Dress|

I have had my eye on this dress for quite awhile now, I do love a bit of Isabel!

This dress will transfer to autumn if worn with ankle boots (I have just the boots) and a great parka.

Then it will travel to Lima for the annual trip (always Lima Dreaming) and then who knows where it will end up., but it’s certainly value for money.

Isabel Marant Naoko Dress £206 here (reduced from £295)






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.