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The Whistles pieces I need in my life right now……..

As everyone  knows I do love a little (or a lot) Whistles in my wardrobe  and today I have spotted some great pieces that I can wear to work and for Lima Dreaming.


Completely love this khaki Utility Jacket £119 here

I would team it with these amazing Tassel Trim Trousers £129 here

This top is great for now and it will then travel to Lima to wear with shorts Linen Bardot Top £95 here

It would work so well with these distresses jeans £95 here

Love a logo tee Rue Sacre Coeur £49 here

These would work so well with a simple tee Cargo Pants £119 here

Everyone needs a pretty dress Rosie Lace Panel Dress £249 here

I do believe that can’t beat a good jumpsuit and this denim piece is amazing but unfortunately almost sold out everywhere. I found mine  on the House of Fraser website

Nadia Denim Frill Jumpsuit £159 here

This little number is just Lima Dreaming perfection!

Lila Linen Bardot Dress £129 here

Look of the day denim culottes, a logo tee and a candy dream…..

After spotting the Gucci Marmont candy pink loafers yesterday I have been concocting outfits to wear with them. I like to wear all of my shoes to work so these Isabel Marant denim culottes  and a simple tee would work perfectly. (the shoes would be the stars)

Whistles Eh Oui Tee £49 here

Isabel Marant Odea Denim Culottes £215 here

The candy dream shoes by Gucci £450 here

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Must have item of the day Whistles Mae yellow jumpsuit…….

This would be perfect for me in work (personal shopping) or for a wedding (after all its the season is starting), just change the shoes. It would look just as good with sneakers as it would heels.


Whistles Mae Frill Jumpsuit £175 here  (Currently £140 20% Off)


One day back in personal shopping and my must have list is growing………………..

I went back to work yesterday (personal shopping House of Fraser) after all of fun of Lima Dreaming and within thirty minutes I had spotted quite a few things that would fit well in my spring wardrobe!

The good thing about personal shopping is I get to see all of the clothes in store all of the time! (hmm can be a bit of a problem)


Warehouse culottes £36 here These are a really good shape and fabric they would make a great base for many outfits.

Whistles Harper Funnel Neck £110 here The green is just gorgeous.

Whistles Bell Flower Print Dress £140 here

Whistles Si Vous Plait logo t shirt £45 here

Carvela Louise Lace Ups £119 here



Lunchtime treats Zara flowing trousers in four colours …………….

Yesterday I bought two pairs of Zara flowing trousers without trying them on and  hoping that they would be good enough to build some work outfits (personal shopping). I bought navy and black as I couldn’t decide, I do love navy but black can be easier! They are £9.99 a pair and are available in four colours MUST HAVES. What made it better it is I had the cash in my purse which other wise have been my lunch money for the week.

I was so surprised when I tried them at home as they are great and I have numerous tops and shoes to team them with.

Zara Flowing Trousers Navy £9.99 here









Outfit of the day Jumpsuit & Sneakers| Cold Shoulder Jumpsuits|

I really need an outfit that I can use for an evening out but I can wear everyday for work and I think I have the perfect solution. This black jumpsuit from Whistles will work perfectly in so many ways. I can wear my platforms for the evening and sneakers to run around in all day.

I also need excuse to wear my beautiful Prada wedges which I have had for quite awhile now but hardly ever wear.

Whistles Mia Frill Jumpsuit £180 here 




My gorgeous Prada wedges.


For work it will look great with these sneakers from Kurt Geiger and I am loving the burgundy colour, perfect for autumn.

KG Kurt Geiger Lille Wine Sneakers £99 here

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Outfit of the day culottes and sneakers| Flatform lace up sneakers|

I am always looking for clothes that look cool but comfortable for work. As a stylist I like to look good but as I walk miles around the store all day I need shoes that don’t torture me.

The culottes are a great basic to work with so I have included alternative tops and shoes. Burgundy is currently my favourite colour especially the Whistles Anasis top (see below). The Miu Miu espadrilles would be amazing for work as they would work well with my wardrobe but the Carvela pumps are a more practical alternative (especially price wise)

Victoria Beckham Wool Sweater £675 here


OR Whistles Anais Top £120 here

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REDVALENTINO Scalloped Culottes £275 here


Miu Miu Embellished Leather Espadrilles £615 here


Or Carvela Lupo Silver Flatforms £89 here

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Outfit of the day Bomber Jackets & Blues

I cannot wait to wear this outfit I just love it all. I am seriously into the comfort of  sneakers instead of heels to run around the store all day.  Even better the whole outfit is all hues of blue (I do love blue!!)

Warehouse Culotte Jumpsuit £59 here

Kurt Geiger Carvela £110 here

Zara Bomber Jacket £39.99 here

Tales from a personal shopping life 10/4……..blue is definitely the colour!

Good morning everyone and what a beautiful day! I will certainly be making the most of it later with a walk in the sunshine.

It has been an amazing few days since I spoke to you last with lots of clients passing through the shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester)

One of the highlights was a phone call from a client I had in March, a lady with terminal cancer who married at Easter. She called to say thank you for finding her a beautiful dress and making her feel special.  We  are meeting for a coffee soon so I can see the wedding photos. I feel very honoured that in-between chemo living life she thinks I am worth the time.

Thursday started with a very bubbly young teacher from the Isle of Man who needed a wardrobe refresh. She certainly enjoyed herself and says that is worth the trip to come and see me again soon. Leggings were her wardrobe staple but they won’t be anymore!!

Oasis Linen Blend Peg Trousers £42 here

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Mango Crop Jacket £49.99 here

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Mango Seam Detail Dress £29.99 here

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Next up was a young lady off for a trip on the Orient Express and she was very excited. The shop was so much fun as she just needed everything for days in Venice and nights on the train. I love this sort of brief!!!

Marella Infante Straight Leg Trousers £130 here

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Ted Baker Ellanor Tee £59 here

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Coast Barcelona Lace Trousers £79 here

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Coast Jolie Beaded Top £59 here


Coast Carmel Print Marie Dress £149 here

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Thursday ended with a lady looking for an outfit for her 40th birthday party. She wanted something wow that she could wear again. Her only request was NO jumpsuits as they never fit properly. I sneaked this one to the rail for her to try and guess what she bought? RESULT

Marella Art 365 Jumpsuit £185 here


Friday morning started with a very lovely lady who needed a refresh and a dress for a Baltic cruise. She bought nearly everything I gave her as in her words “you listened to what I wanted and understood”

The Baltic cruise dress Linea Sophia Linen Dress £69 here

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Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here

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Betty Barclay Perfect Five Jeans £80 here

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Hobbs Riley Sweater £79 here

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Betty Barclay Cropped Sally Jeans £60 here

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Saturday brought me a young mum, it was her birthday and the shop was a surprise. Her only request was to look cool again and she left feeling just that. Mission accomplished!

French Connection Wide Cropped Trousers £80 here

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Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here

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Whistles Cut About Striped Josie Dress £110 here

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Well I am happy to report that the blue book is still fully operational which means that I haven’t actually been wasting money!! It is a real test as I am surrounded by clothes and shoes every day in store and I keep torturing myself about this navy (I do love navy!!) jumpsuit, it will look great with all of my shoes (and the one’s I don’t have yet!!)

Warehouse Culotte Jumpsuit £59 here

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It will look pretty cool with these Kurt Geiger pumps that I am still obsessing about!!

Carvela Lotus Pumps £110 here

6890283909Bomber jackets are definitely a trend for spring summer and there are lots on the high street but this one by Gucci is just gorgeous! You only need a small lottery win for this one but it would be worth saving for.

Gucci Lace Bomber £1260 here


I will leave you with this alternative which by the way would look great over the navy jumpsuit!! (just an idea)

Zara Printed Bomber £39.99 here

2364563403_6_1_1I hope you have a beautiful week, see you Wednesday.