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Here is why I love Zara pretty gold ankle strap shoes…..

What is not to love about these shoes, they are gold, they have sparkly straps, they have  pearl buttons and they are very very pretty.

I would wear them with cropped flared jeans or bare legs with dresses.

Zara Gold Courts with Ankle Straps £49.99 here


Tales from a personal shopping life 24/4………Stripes and Slides

Happy Sunday everyone even though it’s raining!! Where has the sunshine gone. Since I spoke to you last I did have a beautiful day off in the sunshine. I had my highlights done and then had a little mooch around the shops with The King of Peru.

In Selfridges I spotted this dress by Isabel Marant, it is my absolute favourite piece this year so far!! and it looks amazing on. I have been playing with different shoes for different looks!!

Isabel Marant Etoile Vinny Dress £220 here


The dress was a cause for celebration so cocktails then a delicious steak rounded the day off nicely.

I have been searching for the perfect cold shoulder top for weeks but unfortunately most of the fabrics are too stiff and they don’t drape properly. Well the search is over and I think you will agree this top is beautiful by any standard.

See By Chloe Printed Blouse £265 here



What has been happening in the personal shopping suite this week  (House of Fraser Manchester). Well as always it has had a succession of lovely people passing through.

Monday brought me a mother of the bride who wanted something different!! This is always an interesting statement as it usually means exactly the opposite, but this time, I think you will agree it is not a traditional mother of the bride outfit.

One very happy mum and daughter.

Marella Canapa Dress £185 here

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Marella Guida Fitted Jacket £185 here

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Tuesday morning brought a young mum of twins! who needed an evening dress for a work event. She didn’t want to look “old and mumsy” well I can assure you she looked gorgeous.

The dress looks beautiful from the back and front.

Coast Corwin Multi Tie Dress £129 here

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Next up was a surgeon who was starting a new job and wanted to look cool when she was’t in scrubs!!

She was easy to dress and she completely fell in love with the French Connection wide leg trousers. ( I have featured them so many times) Here are some of the many things she bought.

The famous French Connection Wide Leg Trousers £80 here

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Marella Conca Top £95 here

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Marella Lesena Trousers £110 here

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LK Bennett Floret Courts £185 here

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On Thursday a colleague wanted a jumpsuit to wear in Madrid, but it needed to have a small sleeve. Well i have to say she loved this one from Whistles and bought it immediately!!

Whistles Philipa Linen Jumpsuit £150 here

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It is definitely wedding season as Friday brought me another frantic mother of the groom. She wanted something simple but elegant and this Shubette dress definitely looked the part.

Shubette Chiffon Dress £160 here

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I really enjoy it when a client comes and tells me she needs a few things for very specific occasions, it is always challenging! Saturday brought me such a challenge and it was a success.

A dress for a ball.

Coast Penita Asymetric Dress £95 here

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A dress for the races

Ted Baker Panashe Cut Out Tunic Dress £149 here

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Dresses for a cruise!

Karen Millen Tropical Print Dress £145 here

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Karen Millen Stripe and Flower Print Dress £145 here

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A very happy customer as all of the dresses were going on the cruise after the ball and the races.

Well it must be time for my weekly obsessions and this week is no exception at all. I do love a Whistles jumpsuit and a new one arrived in store on friday and all I cam say is I LOVE IT

Whistles Cut About Stripe Jumpsuit £130 here

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I will wear mine with the Kurt Geiger Espadrilles that I love (I have mentioned them before)

Kurt Geiger Carvela Kupkake Espadrilles £99 here

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There is always something that I see that takes my breath away (yes really and my sleep) and these slides have done just that. The colour is amazing and I can see them on all of my trips this year Barcelona, Canada and the annual Peruvian adventure (denim shorts and tanned legs).

It is also a bit of a tradition now (I love traditions that involve shoes!) that I buy a new pair of Sophia Webster’s every year.

Sophie Webster Lilico Leather Slide £195 here


I hope you all have great week I shall see you next week with more tales from a the shopping suite.




Great Party Shoes You Need Now | Glitter Heeled Shoes |Velvet Party Shoes|

There is nothing quite like a pair of great  heels to make you feel like its party time. I discovered a pair of sparkly silver Miu Miu’s in my wardrobe a few weeks ago that I had forgotten about and now all I want is more sparkle!!

The shoes I have chosen will look great with simple dresses or trousers, I would just let the shoes do the talking. There are  sparkly, quirky or simply stylish pairs to choose from so whether its cocktails after work or a party there is a pair for you.

Miu Miu Leather Pumps £420 here


Saint Laurent Babies patent leather pumps £575 here 


Dolce & Gabbana Belluci Embellished Velvet Pumps £945 here


Dolce & Gabbana Vally Suede Mary Janes £640 here


Valentino Rockstuds £640 here


Sophie Webster Coco Neon Patent Pumps £380 here


Sophie Webster Angelo Cutout Leather Pumps £380 here


Sophie Webster Nika Metallic Leopard Print Calf Hair £395 here


Topshop Joyful Glitter Pumps £46 here


Topshop Rebel Glitter Heels £48 here


ASOS Party On Heels £60 here


KG by Kurt Geiger Bubble Courts £99 here

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Carvela Leila Glitter Heels £100 here

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Dune Alina Gold Court £69 here

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Dune Blitzen Black Kitten Heel £69 here

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French Connection Novella Croc Effect  Heels £90 here


Miss KG by Kurt Geiger Earl Heels £85 here

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Sophie Webster Lacey Striped Sandals £525 here

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Sophie Webster Leilou Leather & Fur Sandals £495 here

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Chloe Daniella Fringed Sandals £525 here

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15 Flaming Orange Pieces|SS14 Orange Shoes & Bags|

I love orange for summer days more so if I have a tan as nothing looks better. It is so vibrant and it makes me feel good. You don’t need to wear a lot of it an accessory will suffice.

There is a lot of it around for SS14 so I have picked my favourite 15 pieces.

Carvela Kindly Sandals £95 here

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KG London Cordelia £220 here

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KG Bea £99 here

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KG London Saffiano Tote £175 here

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Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour Nano Baby Mini Tote £1265 here

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Smythson Chameleon Crossbody Clutch £495 here

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Smythson Chameleon Passport Cover £115 here

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Whistles Margie Boxy Sweat £75 here

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Anya Hindmarch Ebury Tote £895 here


Bottega Veneta Knot Woven Bracelet £170 here


Valentino Rockstud Tote £1465 here

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Sophie Hulme Double Plate Tote £600 here

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Warehouse Quilted Mini £35 here

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Valentino Rockstud Sandals £553 here

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Zara Wool Coat £69.99 here

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Zara SS14 Shoes|Coloured Suede Courts|Ankle Straps|

Have you seen the shoes that Zara have this spring? I love nearly every pair that appears on the website which maybe isn’t a good thing!! The choice is amazing so you could really have a pair for every occasion, well almost!

These are todays favourites:

Medium Heel Court £22.99 in turquoise or fuchsia here

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zara med heel fush

Coloured Heel Court £25.99 in green or yellow here

zara col heel green

zara col court yellow

Leather Sandal with Diamante £69.99 here

zara diamante

Two Tone Sandals with Zip Back £39.99 here

Zara two tone 2

Leather Sandal with Wooden Heel £49.99 here

zara brick

Metallic Flat Sandal £59.99 here

zara metallic flat

Sandal with Metallic Ankle Strap £29.99 here

zara metallic ankle

Look of day with Marks & Spencer | Quilted Dress | M & S Collection |

I have had an obsession with this dress after trying it on last week, it is very cool and there is more than passing resemblance to Victoria Beckham’s Oversized Cloque Dress, the secret with this one is to wear it loose.

The dress needs courts or an open toe ankle boot and these cobalt courts are my favourites I have been searching for a size 36 in Manchester today with no success.

Limited Edition Metallic Diamond Jacquard Drop Waist Dress £39.50 here

M&S Collection Cobalt Suede Courts with Insolia £39.50 here

M&S Collection Cocoon Coat £249 here

M&S Collection Turn Lock Tote £35 here 

M&S Collection Round Face 3 Eye Analogue Bracelet Watch £35 here

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Look of the Day | House of Holland | Lace |Prints |

I spotted these pieces by House of Holland and I just love the colour combination. I have swapped the sandals for an orange court to make it more wearable. Just add your coat and you are spring ready.

House of Holland Tropical Dove Print Shirt £150 here

House Of Holland Lace Sheer Lace Pencil Skirt £240 here

Kurt Geiger Bea Orange Courts £95 here

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