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& Other Stories so much choice|& Other Stories Opening Manchester 17/6|

I have long been a fan of & Other Stories so I am very excited that they are opening in Manchester on 17/6. The Regent Street store is on always on my list when I go to London, it is such an interesting space, there is so much to look at (and buy).

In anticipation of having the new store a two minute walk away (oops) I have chosen my favourite pieces. (there are a lot)

Pastel Paradise Dress £45 here

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Nike Air Force 1 ’07 PRM Suede £85 here 

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Flounce Dress £65 here

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Lacing Linen Dress £79 here 

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Strappy A Line Dress £40 here

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Metallic Culottes £65 here

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Wide Leg Jumpsuit £105 here

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Jacquard Tassel Clutch £65 here

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Suede Crossbody Bag £135 here

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Block Heel Sandals £65 here

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Buckled Low Heel Sandals £79 here

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Cold Dye Linen Tee £29 here

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Tales from a personal shopping life 1/5………Red Carpet & Royalty!

Welcome to a very wet May, fingers crossed the sun will shine soon!! Please!!

It has been another great week in the shopping suite (House Of Fraser Manchester) with lots of interesting clients passing through.

The wedding season is still going strong and my first client of the week was a mother of the groom. It was a simple wedding and she wanted a very simple flattering dress she could wear again. Well she wasn’t disappointed when she tried this one on and went away very happy. We teamed it with black accessories and it all looked gorgeous.

Coast Surrey Print Jamilia Dress £89 here

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I had a regular client on Tuesday who just wanted an outfit for a night out that didn’t look like she tried too hard! This was an easy one and she took a few spare tops as well.

Hallhuber Lace Detail Blouse £79 here

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Hallhuber Skinny Jeans £79 here

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Phase Eight Matilda Pendant £25 here

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Carvela Comfort Simona Sandals £99 here

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On Thursday I had two ladies who needed outfits but for different occasions, one for a night out and the other for the Cannes film festival, this had to be red carpet worthy! Her main request was to be comfortable, glamorous but not fussy!

This Coast jumpsuit was the absolute winner.

Coast Viola Jumpsuit £129 here

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Carvela Kiwi Strappy Sandals £55 here

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And for the night out

Damsel in a Dress Luxedo Jumpsuit £169 here

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Linea Mayviss Strappy Sandals £52 here

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On Friday morning I had a lovely young lady whose husband had bought her a voucher to spend on clothes. She wasn’t sure I would find anything to make her look nice!! She left feeling amazing and wants to come back soon.

Phase Eight Cecily Top £49 here

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Mint Velvet Pheonix Biker Jeans £69 here She also bought these in black

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French Connection Kiki Palm Print Top £35 here

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Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here

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Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here

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Saturday brought a lady who is going to a Royal Garden Party but didn’t want a fussy outfit, we kept it simple and she looked perfect for the occasion.

Hobbs Palm Dress £149 here

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Phase Eight Zoe Fascinator £59 here (the graphite colour brings out the grey in the dress perfectly)

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Damsel in a Dress Scarf £39 here

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On Tuesday I had coffee with my lovely lady with cancer, she showed me her wedding photographs which were lovely. The dress we chose was perfect and she looked beautiful. Her prognosis is a little better at the moment so it’s fingers crossed.

My mini obsessions haven’t gone away I am afraid and this week it is THE blue bag but I think you will agree it is VERY pretty. I have been down to the Mulberry concession in store to play with it!!

Mulberry Mini Lily Crossbody Bag £350 here

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I know this dress is black but it looks so pretty on and is perfect for work, you can’t beat a bit of weekday Whistles.

Whistles Lyra One Shoulder Dress £160 here

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I have been waiting for the weather to warm up so that I can wear my Isabel Marant Vince Dress (below) I know it will be well worth waiting for!!

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At the same time I have thinking how amazing this top will look with jeans (I know I need help) and the Mulberry bag (HELP)

Isabel Marant Vince Embroidered Top £170 here

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I hope you all have an amazing week whether it is sunny or wet.

 

 

Just loving Saddle Bags at the moment|Aspinal of London Saddle Bags|

I am always looking for a bag that I can carry cross body and still have enough room for the usual paraphernalia! The Aspinal of London saddle bag caught my eye and I love it in both blue and orange.

Aspinal Of London Saddle Bag in Blue £210 here (sale price)

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Aspinal of London Orange Saddle Bag £350 here

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Love Love Love Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Bag………

We all know that I adore pale blue so this bag is heaven on earth, it even has a chain long enough to wear across body making it perfection.

I can just see it in Lima starring in my polaroid diary……..watch this space!!

Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Bag £515 here

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Bags of Style a bag for every occasion | Leather Backpacks |

If there is anything I love more than shoes (or at least as much as) it is a bag. Today i spotted quite a few that I would like in my xmas stocking………….

Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Bag £790 here

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Stella McCartney Falabella Bag £550 here

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Valentino To Be Cool Tote £1755 here

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Chloe Baylee Mini Tote £885 here

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Victoria Beckham Quincy Textured Tote £995 here

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Saint Laurent Ligne Classique Y Tote £1500 here

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Whistles Verity Backpack £275 here

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Anthropologie Kolton Rucksack £198 here

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ASOS Backpack £35 here

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ASOS Grafea Hari Backpack £180 here

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& Other Stories Leather Bag £135 here

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Kate Spade Maise Tote £245 here

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Panama Large Tote £795 here

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1887 Tote £1495 here

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Marylebone Tech Tote £995 here

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Hepburn in Navy Lizard £595 here

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Star Clutch £595 here

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Zara Croc Leather Bucket Bag £99.99 here

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Zara Quilted Leather City Bag £79.99 here

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Zara Croc Mini Chain Bag £39.99 here

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Edie Parker Silver Confetti Edie Stars Clutch £1105 here

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Valentino Rockstud Double Handle Bag £1550 here

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Xbody Bag £310 here

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Anya Hindmarch Soft Ebury | Pale Blue Bags | Ladylike Chic Bags|

After seeing this bag at the weekend in Liberty I am now completely obsessed with it. I have thought of little else since “the moment”.

What makes a bag “the bag”, I think that is quite difficult to pinpoint as there are many gorgeous bags out there at the moment. I personally just pick the pretty bags up and then try to imagine using them every day and if they work with  my wardrobe/lifestyle then I am happy.

I love top handle bags as I do tend to carry bags in the crook of my arm but I also love to carry a cross body. This Ebury comes complete with 2 adjustable straps, one in blue and one in a contrasting colour for the days  when I just need to keep my arms free.

At the moment (well every moment really ) I love everything that is blue and it seems bizarre that I have never bought a beautiful blue bag.

My macbook air will fit  nicely for those days I can’t leave home without it.

Unfortunately Liberty don’t have it online but thankfully it is on the Anya Hindmarch site so that I can obsess happily!

Soft Ebury Capra in Medium Blue £995 here

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Textured Bags| Winter Warmer bags| My top faux fur & shearling bags|

They not actually keep you warm but they are nice to look at! Faux Fur and Shearling bags do add texture to any outfit and many add a pop of colour. There is a lot to choose from and these are my favourites.

Nina Ricci Baby Ballet Shearling & Leather Tote £1770 here 

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Fendi Be Baguette Mini Shearling Bag £1099 here 

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Topshop Fur Box Bag £30 here

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River Island Ombre Mongolian Fur Tote £150 here 

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River Island Grey Ombre Mongolian Fur Clutch £120 here

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River Island Faux Fur Bowler Bag £45 here 

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ASOS White Leather Shearling Crossbody Bag £85 here

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ASOS Faux Fur Clutch £40 here

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River Island Faux Fur Frame Clutch £28 here

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B+AB Faux Fur Clutch £50 here

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Ugg Kayte Shearling Hobo Bag £255 here

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3.1 Phillip Lim Fur Front Racer Bag £630 here

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Saint Laurent Alpaca Fur Crossbody Bag £1355 here

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Ugg Quinn Crossbody Bag £135 here

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New Look Burgundy Faux Fur Clutch £24.99 here

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