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So many more additions to my winter wish list…..

There are so many pieces landing at the moment I barely know which way to turn! I love to wear new clothes instantly I am not very good at keeping them until the weather changes. The things I love today can all be worn now which makes it so much more fun.

This faux suede trench from Zara is very useful with the wonderful weather we are having.  It would go over everything and keep away the morning chill in a very pretty way.

Zara Faux Suede Trench £59.99 here

I also love the coat below, it has a hood which I love and it definitley has a Isabel Marant feel about it. I am thinking this would be perfect for my Canadian adventure in October.

Zara Coat with Hood £59.99 here

The perfect pair of jeans is always a challenge and I think I have found my next pair.

Zara Jeans with Side Frill £29.99 here

The colour of this Isabel Marant top is just gorgeous and I do like to add a piece to two every season.

Isabel Marant Louna top £220 here

I cant have a wish list without a Isabel Marant dress it just wouldn’t be right.

Isabel Marant tiered dress £330 here

There are not so many shoes around at the moment that I love , or do I just have too many pairs already!

I tried these KG velvet pumps on in store (House of Fraser) and I love them. They feel very comfortable and look gorgeous, just perfect for personal shopping.  Unfortunatley they don’t appear to be on any websites yet.

KG Kurt Geiger velvet pumps £119

No matter what anyone says  I really want a pair of furry slides and I have found the perfect pair. They are super comfortable and will take me well into autumn (perfect for flying) I have already tried them and the size 3 was so big the 2 fit me (help)

Zara Faux Fur Slides £49.99 here

 

 

 

Adidas Originals plus three different outfits for now…

Finding cool but very comfortable footwear is very important for me (obsessively so) as being a personal shopper means I am running around the store all day. Whilst wearing really pretty shoes are nice (think Valentino Rockstuds) they are also not practical after three hours of walking!

These Adidas Originals sneakers caught my eye today and I know they will work so well now (hot & sticky store) and into autumn.

An endless supply of Whistles slogan tees also help.

Adidas Originals Superstar Bold leather sneakers £96 here

Teamed with:

Whistles Wanderlust Tee £49 here

Zara Skirt with Metal Grommets £25.99 here

Zara Oversized Shirt £25.99 here (love the frill on the back)

Whistles Split Front Straight Jeans £99 here

Striped Shirt Style Tunic £29.99 here

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Lima Dreaming with a Zara embroidered dress…….

This little beauty has Lima Dreaming written all over it, I could hear it calling to me in Zara at lunchtime.

I will wear it London on Friday as it will be 29 degrees then it will wing it’s way to South America  where it will live happily ever after! It will be perfect for beach life and weekends in Lima.

I would quite like to team it with these Topshop fluffy slides as well (can’t resist a fluffy slide) by coincidence the pale blue is only available in a 36 lucky me!!

Zara embroidered striped dress £29.99 here

Topshop Fenella Slides £22 here

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Just loving Isabel Marant Lyin Cotton Ruffle Dress……

I see me in this dress with a great pair of ankle boots (Isabel Marant Danae boots) to give it an edge. It is a very cute dress so on me it would need the attitude only ankle boots can bring!

Isabel Marant Etoile Lyin ruffle dress £335 here

 

Look of the day a Whistles dress layered over jeans….

Now that I am working for Whistles I have the perfect excuse to wear my lovely clothes and call them uniform! (what more do you need!)

However we never have the weather to make use of all of them and in particular the Juana Alisha Print dress so I have layered it over jeans and the result was pretty cool.

Whistles Juana Alisha Print Dress £149 here

Whistles Frayed Detail Jeans £96 here

Carvela Kurt Geiger Kake Sliders £99 here

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My new label love Berenice a little Parisian chic ……

Yesterday afternoon when I was in Harvey Nichols I tried some dresses for Lima Dreaming by Berenice and I have to admit it will be my new go to label. Unfortunately I cannot find any where to buy it online,  www.berenice.net is the official website but you cannot buy (tears), there is a stand alone store on South Molton Street London and it is available in Harvey Nichols Manchester and Edinburgh stores.

This emerald green  ROSE dress is so pretty and I cannot wait to wear it.

The VISHAL dress in navy is another to add to my  Lima Dreaming collection

I may have to go back soon for the VAINA playsuit it is so pretty

I would team this VALDA top with some cute denim shorts

Cute MATTEW shorts

Something for a chilli breeze JONNA scarf

DALYA hat we all need a cool sun hat

You need this ZIGGY bag just because it’s gorgeous

 

 

 

Must have item of the day Whistles cotton embroidered dress

Another guilt free dress, I will wear it here for the summer and then it will be Lima Dreaming.

These Whistles sandals are a perfect  accessory for this dress although I do have choices when it comes to sandals!

Whistles Selina Embroidered Dress £139 here

Whistles Ring Firth Footbed Sandals £140 here

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Lima Dreaming! Do I really think about it all year?

After reading an article in Vogue by Serena Hood regarding how she shops more for holidays and summer days than winter and I realised that it also applies to me.

Virtually everything I buy from February onwards I tell myself “oh that is perfect for here and Lima Dreaming” I wear clothes here in the summer and then they go to Peru in December and they gain another identity. Sometimes they travel back to the UK but mostly they live in Peru and very year I resurrect different treasures that I had forgotten about.

Currently I am having fun choosing  pieces for my new job  (Whistles) and I know that I will wear  them here and some pieces  will also look amazing in Lima.

I have realised that this way of shopping maximises the fun and minimises the guilt of shopping.

Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £89 here

Whistles Alisha Spilt Hem Pants £99 here

This outfit will work so well my shearling slides here and my Sophia Webster slides in Lima.

Whistles Alia Shearling Slides £139 here

Sophia Webster Lilico slides mine are last years but there are different colours available here

Whistles Juana Alisha Dress £149 here

This dress will also work with the shearling slides here but I will team it with my Valentino Rockstud sandals as well.

Whistles Nadia Denim Frill Jumpsuit £159 here This is definitely one of my favourite buys this year and I already wear it for work and I will wear it in Lima dresses down.

I have just spotted another perfect pair of slides for both home and away and they will be perfect with this jumpsuit! They are also available in pink and I cannot decide which is my favourite!

Valentino Rockstud Slides £190 here

This next dress will look amazing with these slides both home and away.

Whistles Lila Bardot Dress £129 here

 

It is so much fun choosing outfits this way and it’s no wonder that I do it for 11 months of the year, the other month I am actually living my Lima dream.

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