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Take a one pair of white ankle boots and just add a pretty dress

I am without a doubt hooked on Chloe’s spring/summer collection. I really love the white boots (I may have mentioned this before!) and floaty dresses. All of my efforts have been focused on perfecting this look from the high street and these are the results.

My inspiration:

Chloe Spring/Summer 2018

A short dress from Zara to wear with my Kurt Geiger London boots (bargain)

Zara Mini Dress with Contrasting Embroidery £39.99 here

My Whistles midi dress

Zara Embroidered Dress £29.99 here

The bargain boots that I already in love with!

Kurt Geiger London Dome boots now only £39 (were £189) here

 

 

Take two Whistles jackets both are versatile which one to choose?

With thoughts of my trip to Canada in April  already filling my head  it will come as no surprise to know  that I am wondering what to take with me!

I know the weather will be unpredictable but it will mild and although I will take my parka and I know I will need a lighter jacket.

In the last few days I have spotted two in Whistles and they will both work so well with jeans and over a sweatshirt/jumper in Canada.  I know they will also work over most of my clothes here and I am especially thinking of my playsuits.

Whistles Embroidered Utility Jacket £129 here

I do love this next one and I have already tried it on in store, the length and colour are perfect for me. The colour may just be a more versatile!

Whistles Utility Jacket £119 here

Holiday packing! Why do we pack so many things?

It is a standing joke that I spend eleven months of every year looking for my “Lima Dreaming” outfits but when I actually arrive I wear denim shorts for most of the three weeks. I want to wear different things but the lifestyle either at the beach or in the city calls for simple outfits.

I have been here five days so far and I have worn:

Zara embroidered shorts £17.99 Pampelone 55 blouse Valentino Rockstud slides (blouse & slides were bought earlier in year)

Whistles Alisha Split Hem Trousers £79  Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £40 Havaianas in black £45

Seafolly black dress £85 Seafolly Indian Summer bandeau top £36 Seafolly pleated hipster bikini bottoms £39

 

I know I will wear these Zara printed shorts £17.99 and some old favourites my Denim & Supply dress and my beautiful Valentino Rockstud sandals

For my own sake I will update this post should I find hidden gems in my wardrobe here in Peru or actually wear everything in my case.

 

Only 5 more days to go to Lima Dreaming I am so excited …….

Recent events have meant that this year I haven’t done my usual Lima Dreaming countdown, an unexpected trip to Canada to see a very poorly little boy followed by an unexpected stay in Schipol airport certainly dampened my enthusiasm a little.

Tonight however I am sat here thinking only 5 more days and I will be on that plane Lima Dreaming all of the way.

I have so many little treats to take with me to add to my already beautiful wardrobe.

Every year I take a few additions to freshen up my wardrobe some of my pieces have been there for ten years and I still enjoy them.

This year I am taking:

Valentino slides

Zara off the shoulder dress

Zara printed denim shorts £25.99 here

My gorgeous Valentino sandals (these are Lima veterans) with The King of Peru in Guidi)

Beach toes in Valentino Rockstuds and Guidi Flipflops

Berenice Rose emerald green pretty dress

Pampelone 55 blouse

Zara embroidered denim shorts £25.99 here

I am sure there a few other things tucked away waiting to go in my suitcase, we shall see…………….

 

 

 

 

Outfit of the day yesterday I was loving my Zara trilogy

Yesterday I wore not one but three items from Zara and it looked and  felt pretty good.  It was a  busy Saturday in the personal shopping suite so there was a lot of walking involved but I felt great all day.

Zara embroidered dress £39.99 here

Zara over the knee fabric boots £59.99 here

Zara aviator jacket £89.99 here

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My top 10 winter dresses to wear everyday ……..

I do love a pretty dress whether its mini or midi (Idon’t do maxi dresses) I can team them with either ankle or over the knee boots.  I do not like wearing tights so on colder days my legs are covered both ways

There are so many to choose from this season but these are my favourites, just a add a great coat.

Isabel Marant Yukio Cotton Dress £365 here

RED Valentino crepe dress £390 here

See by Chloe lace dress £320 here

Whistles Ilona Debby Dress £179 here

I already this little number from Zara and it is so easy to wear and it will look great with over the knee boots.

Zara  Embroidered Mesh Dress £39.99 here

Zara Printed Midi Dress £69.99 here

Self Portrait velvet trimmed dress £380 here

Isabel Marant Pachecked wool blend dress £340 here

MO&CO hooded wool dress £240 here

Sandro floral print silk dress £345 here

 

10 denim pieces you need for summer days………..

I always love pretty denim pieces when summer arrives and a denim jumpsuit is just wonderful. (I do love a jumpsuit)

I know autumn is only a moment away but some of these pieces will see you through to cooler days. I will be lucky enough to have my summer again in January (Lima Dreaming)

This jumpsuit at Anthropologie is probably the perfect place to start and the Whistles pink denim jacket a perfect finish.

 

Lucile Tied Denim Jumpsuit £128 here

Anthropologie Halle Chambray Wide Leg Jumpsuit £118 here

M.i.h Park Wintage Denim Skirt £195 here

M.i.h Caron Wide Leg Pant £215 here

7 For All Mankind Popover dress £246 here

Zara denim shorts wire zip and eyelets £25.99 here

Zara Bejewelled & Embroidered Shirt £25.99  here

Apiece Apart Novella off the shoulder denim midi £290 here

Other Storied Two Toned Jeans £59 here

Whistles Pink Ring Puller Denim Jacket £129 here

 

 

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

 

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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