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Must have item of the day Zara embroidered off the shoulder dress……

No matter how hard I try I will not be able to resist this dress it is gorgeous. I will wear it over jeans until the days are a little warmer although it will look good with a pair of Isabel Marant Danae boots! I do think it has Lima Dreaming potential as well!!


Zara with embroidered sleeves £39.99 here

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Look of the day at Zara navy choker dress & metallics…

I tried this dress earlier with todays “must have item” (silver platform sneakers) and it looked just perfect. It certainly helps that I still have the remnants of my Peruvian tan.

For me it is a perfect work day outfit.

Zara Choker Dress with Gathered Sleeves £29.99 here

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Must have item of the day Pinko striped dress…………….

Well here I am back in the grey UK I am missing the gorgeous Peruvian sunshine already. Looking on the bright side I have brought a wonderful tan back with me and it would look so good with this Pinko dress I spotted in Harvey Nichols. 

It would look so good with wither my Sophia Webster Lilico Slides or my new love the Sophia Webster Lilico Jessie mule sneakers  (see below)

Pinko Striped Open Shoulder Dress £195 here

My Sophia Webster Lilico Slides

My new love Sophia Webster Lilico Jessie  mule sneakers £325 here



Must have item of the day Sensi Studio Embroidered Dress………….

Oh dear another Lima Dreaming dress it must be a sign! With only 22 days to go until the annual Peruvian adventure all of thoughts have turned to my wardrobe and this dress would just slot in perfectly.

You can find more gorgeous Sensi Studio pieces on netaporter 

Sensi Studio Embroidered Cotton Dress £280 here






Varsity Rules! satin dress by Mo & Co| The best front fastening dresses|

I spotted this yesterday whilst browsing my way round Selfridges, it will be so easy to wear just add ankle boots or pumps and you have a great outfit. There were so many must haves on Mo & Co but they aren’t on the website (silent tears) but I am sure I will find more to include on these pages.

Mo & Co Varsity Dress £200 here Available in black or green.






Must have item of the day a boho dress| Embroidered cotton dresses|

Yesterday morning as I was running around the store for a customer I spotted this dress by Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren and instantly fell in love. It looks great with ankle boots now but for me it will look great with sandals in Lima. (Lima Dreaming Perfection)

The fabric is a cotton mix which means it looks great and won’t crease.

The photographs do not do it justice as the necktie looks way better open, it needs to be worn with attitude.

Denim & Supply Esme Embroidered Tunic £140 here



Must have items of the week|Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Mary Janes|

It is Sunday again so let’s have a weekly round up, what have I loved this week!

Whistles Foulard Tee £95 here  Sandro Religione Dress £146 here

Whistles Tie Cuff Jacket £140 here  Miu Miu Patent Mary Janes £620 here

Zara Velet Slip Dress £19.99 here  Zara Contrast Bomber £69.99 here

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Tales from a personal shopping diary 16/2/16

Its that time of the week again a day off and as always I have lots to say.

Since I spoke to you last I have had so many lovely customers and all of them so different.

Last Thursday I had a very lovely young lady who wanted to update her work wardrobe, she was tall and slim but didn’t see her self that way at all.

This black Izzey dress from Whistles certainly changed her mind, she looked amazing!  I would  recommend this dress to anyone the side gathering  makes for a very flattering dress indeed.

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Whistles Izzey Dress £130 here

Saturday is always busy and I do look forward to them, I always try to wear something special. I wore a top and boots by Isabel Marant with Zara jeans and it felt great. It certainly inspired the four lovely ladies that came on Saturday afternoon I replicated the outfit from brands in store. They drank champagne in honour of a birthday in their midst and bought lots of new clothes. They have even rebooked for early May, another appointment full of giggles.

Boots & Top Isabel Marant Jeans Zara

Yesterday I had a lovely surprise a rather nice bottle of champagne was delivered to store from a very kind customer. A huge thank you as it was very much appreciated.


Tuesday morning brought another delightful customer who is returning to work next week. A lady with two children under 3 and one aged 7 just the shopping time alone was a treat for her as she hadn’t shopped for herself properly for quite a few years. It was lovely to see her confidence grow as each outfit was chosen. Warehouse and Oasis certainly performed well for this lady.

The Chinese God of Wealth has been in store all day (House of Fraser) with his entourage and I have to say he looked rather grand but very friendly. They came to have a look around my shopping suite and thought it was very nice, apparently better than others they have seen!

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This afternoon brought a serious life lesson in the form of a phone call. A terminally ill lady wanted an appointment to choose an outfit to get married in, she is coming to see me in two weeks and gets married at the end of March. She is planning the wedding at very short notice with such enthusiasm that I found it infectious. I will definitely ensure she has a very special time finding her special outfit.

Afterwards it made me think how easy it is to think we have real problems when in reality most things we worry about are rubbish. Our health is everything and I for one will be looking after mine a little better.

Watch this space in two weeks as Clarins have invited me to have a facial and a makeover, I will tell you all about it.

You might now be thinking about the obsessions I usually have with shoes or bags, well this week it is this Saint Laurent bag, I spotted it online at Mytheresa when I was in Peru but it has jumped up the ranks once more!! Such beauty!

Saint Laurent Monogram Fringed Bag £590 here

The cold shoulder is everywhere this season and this LBD from Whistles is perfect. I would wear it to work with ankle boots now or something colourful and pretty as the weather warms up.

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Whistles Cold Shoulder Dress £130 here