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Oh my goodness I love these Zara metallic mules…

I have loved furry mules ever since Gucci entered the paling field with their offerings, the only thing that ever stopped me buying was the price. It rains a lot where I live so the fur would be ruined very quickly!

Imagine my delight when I saw this metallic pair by Zara so pretty and such a great price. I don’t think I would take them into the street often but I would wear them for work (personal shopping).

Zara Metallic Mules with Faux Fur £59.99 here


Must have item of the day candy pink patent slippers…..

Could you really expect a pair of shoes to look any prettier! I have had an on off love affair with backless loafers but with summer on it’s way the need for comfortable but very pretty flats is high. This pair in candy pink patent by Gucci ticks every box for everything everywhere!

Gucci marmont candy pink patent slippers £450 here

Must have item of the day Russell & Bromley Gilbert pewter boots…………

Earlier today I was thinking I wish I had flat boots to take me through the hectic run up to Christmas and beyond (retail can be hectic) I didn’t want biker boots and then after looking at many websites I found these. In the flat boot category they are perfection as they would team so well with bare legs (I hate tights) and dresses. They would look pretty cool with cropped jeans as well!

Russell & Bromley Gilbert Tassel Fringe Ankle Boots £265 here

Shoe decision! Square Toe Loafers, Flatform Brogues or Mary Janes?

As we all know I am a little obsessed by shoes (understatement I know) but I am on my feet all day in my personal shopping role so they are important (great excuse) I am constantly on the look out for the cool but comfortable perfect pair! (do they exist?)

From past experience the designer pairs are usually very comfortable and I can bring them out sporadically and they always look amazing. My experience with high street brands isn’t quite as good but there some good pairs out there.

This season I love three styles in particular Square Toe Loafers, Mary Janes and  Flatform brogues these are my favourite pairs below.

Prada Velvet & Leather Pumps £490 here


Office Mindy Mary Jane Block Heels £65 here


Kurt Geiger London Duchess £170 here


Gucci Metallic Loafer Pumps £495 here


Office Fringe Loafers £60 here


Prada Suede Pumps £595 here


Prada Lace Up £615 here


KG Kurt Geiger Kazam £125 here


Carvela Lasting Silver Flatform Brogues £125 here


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