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Looking for summer sandals then look no further………………..

Sophia Webster never disappoints me, I have managed to make a tradition of taking a new pair of sandals to Lima with me every year. They are always work so well with shorts, dresses, pants and a great tan.  I will probably wear them  all for years as they never date but it is lovely to have a new addition in my suitcase for each trip.

These are all new and I love them all!! Decisions decisions …..

Juno £450 here

Jada £250 here

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Naomi £375 here

Hula Flat £150 here

Must have item of the day Prada embellished very pretty slides………

I know it is still approx 10 months away but it is never too early to think about “the wardrobe” for Lima Dreaming and these slides are perfect for wandering to the beach, for cocktails and just hanging around doing nothing.

Prada embellished slip on sandals £250 here

 

Look of the day keeping it very casual in mule sneakers……

I just had to find an excuse to use these gorgeous sneakers I do love Sophia Webster. These white Lilico Jessie mule sneakers are just wonderful, I could wear these on really busy days (personal shopping) I know I would be so comfortable but I would still look so cool Result!

Zara Frilly Shirt £29.99 here This shirt looks great tucked in or left loose.

Whistles Distressed Straight Jeans £95 here

Sophia Webster Lilico Jessie Mule Sneakers £325 here

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My Lima Dreaming countdown it is a colourful market day…………………

Not very long to our annual trip to Lima now and I am so excited!  Peru is full of colour where ever you look from the blue skies to amazing flowers but the local markets are also full of treasures.

Beautiful baskets in the Indian Market Miraflores Lima

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Woven flowers.

 

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Candles of every colour.

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Colourful fabrics

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Fruit & Veg

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A very pretty flower

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Surfboard selection

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Lima Dreaming an Update|South American Adventures|

Another week has passed in a haze of sunshine and sea at the beach. I can report that tan is building nicely although it is very hot and the sun protection is high.

We start our days with fried eggs and a delicious juice in the local market, for me it is always melon, they taste like nectar.

After that is usually a few hours on the beach and later maybe sometime in the pool. I haven’t ventured into the surf yet but I will this week unlike the King of Peru who surfs everyday.

The days are very lazy at the beach but on Friday we always head back into Lima for the weekend to escape the crazy crowds that head to the beaches.

Life in Lima is more hectic with lots of walks and cocktails to help with the heat!!

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Hola from Lima I am dreaming no longer and its wonderful…………..

After all of the usual countdowns that I put myself through every year I am finally enjoying the annual trip to Peru. I arrived a week ago and it is already a wonderful adventure.

I was lucky enough to fly with my favourite airline KLM and in business (the perks of flying between xmas and new year when its empty!!) so it was champagne all of the way. As always the crew were fantastic and I certainly cannot complain about the food it was yummy.

A small view of the day champagne and my travelling companions, Isabel Marant and Victoria Beckham!

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My first day in Lima was New Years Eve which meant a long weekend in the city, everybody heads to the beach for new year here  so we DONT

Our first meal out is usually at La Tiendecita Blanca a Swiss restaurant in Miraflores, its always been one of my favourites as I know I am safe in their hands! They also make the best Lomo Saltado which I love!!

The Whistles tee says it all Tres Bon a Cuba Libre and a Pisco Sour before the food.

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Lomo Saltado

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Being in the city has meant a lot of walks around the coast line of Miraflores and Barranco it is so beautiful looking at ocean in the sunshine, the distance flies by. On Sunday we found ourselves in Barranco a very bohemian neighbourhood. Hotel B is our favourite place for cocktails as you can see below.

Hotel B: the King Of Peru enjoying a Negroni

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A beautiful sunset on the walk home

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On Monday we headed out to our piece of heaven at the beach and boy was it worth the wait. Just smelling the ocean is enough to bring tears to my eyes, and the flowers on the balcony are so pretty too.

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I will keep you all up to date with our beach life!!

 

 

Great Skirts You Need Now |Rochas Layered Tulle Skirt |A Line Skirts|

I am enjoying wearing longer A line or full skirts at the moment and I always on the look out for a new one. These tulle skirts at Anthropologie sparked my interest!! and now I have a lot of potential new skirts.

I do believe that a full skirt makes a great alternative to a dress for a summer wedding, dinner or work. It is also much more versatile as you can dress them up or down with flats  or heels giving you a versatile wardrobe.

Bailey 44 Tulle Midi Skirts in Silver or Lilac £148 here

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COS Silk & Cotton Skirt £79 here

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COS Flared Cotton Skirt £59 here

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COS Textured A Line Skirt £79 here

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COS Technical Mesh Skirt £79 here

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Zara Striped Pleated Skirt £39.99 here

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Zara Full Skirt £35.99 here

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Zara Laser Cut Skirt £39.99 here

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& Other Stories A Line Skirt £45 here

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Valentino Lace Midi Skirt £1725 here

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Marni Silk Chiffon Skirt £720 here

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French Connection Freida Flower Skirt £80 here

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LK Bennett Sasoon Pleated Skirt £175 here

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Miss Selfridge Crepe Midi Skirt £35 here

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Coast Melo Skirt £125 here

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Rochas Voluminous Skirt £570 here

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Miu Miu Mesh Panelled Skirt £480 here

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House of Holland Embroidered A Line Skirt £325 here

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Rochas Layered Tulle Skirt £800 here

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Loving these Tory Burch Embellished Sandals| Flat Embellished Sandals|

I have just spotted these on Shopbop and I love them! I can picture them now with tanned legs and shorts or a short ruffled skirt. They would also look great with boyfriend jeans or a simple midi skirt in fact anything where they are the star of the show.

Tory Burch Sydney Embellished Sandals £182 here

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My Top 20 Statement Necklaces| Statement Jewellery Under £100|

There are few things better than a statement necklace to brighten and change the look of your outfit. This season there are hundreds out there,  they are all  over the the high street so there is no need to break the bank.

The ones I have chosen are all quite colourful as I am very conscious that I need them to brighten up all of my black work outfits.

I particularly love the orange beaded one from Zara, I think it may be coming my way!!

Zara Ethnic Crystal Beaded Necklace £29.99 here

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Zara Diamante & Cord Necklace £19.99 here

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Zara Chain Necklace £19.99 here

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Anthropologie Mizzenmast Necklace £48 here

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Mango Bi Colour Stone Choker £24.99 here

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Oasis Beaded Cluster Necklace £18 here

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Oasis Limited Edition Flower Necklace £28 here

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Warehouse Petal Necklace £16 here

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Warehouse Silk Cord Necklace £20 here

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H&M Tassel Necklace £14.99 here

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Accessorize Auckland Necklace £25 here

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Accessorize Las Vegas Necklace £32 here

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ASOS Johnny Loves Rosie Saoirse £45 here

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ASOS Love Rocks Multi Burst Necklace £49 here

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Lee by Lee Angel £48 here

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Kenneth Jay Lane Layered Butterfly £55 here

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Kate Spade New York Day Tripper £60 here

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Oliver Bonas Deco Floral Bead Necklace £39 here

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Oliver Bonas Enna Handmade Necklace £39 here

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Oliver Bonas Lima Necklace £26 here

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