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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




I just love so many pieces from Whistles at the moment……..

How on earth can you choose from all of the gorgeous things  on offer at Whistles.. My confusion started yesterday when two boho tops arrived in store (House of FraserManchester) and continued when I checked everything that was new on the website. There is so much colour and all of the main trends I really cannot decide which is my favourite piece but these are my favourites.

All available www.whistles.com


Mae Frill Jumpsuit £175 here I have this in black and I love it.

Tie Cuff Linen Tee £65 here This for me is a must have in more than one colour.

Margo Broderie Tassel Blouse £110 here SOOO very pretty

Fringe Detail Vest Knit £110 here

Imie Amena Tiered Dress £195 here

Harper Tassel Trim Top £135 here Completely love this top




Must have item of the day Kurt Geiger Silver Slides with fringing…….

I know  it is only two weeks since I returned from Peru and I am still wearing the tan like a badge of honour BUT I do think these slides would be perfect for our Lima Dreaming walks (they always end with a cocktail)

They are high enough (do not like flats for walking) to be comfortable, pretty enough to wear with sun dresses/shorts and the leather looks soft enough to be comfortable (you cannot wear plasters they look horrible)

I also love that they are available in store (House of Fraser) so I can try them before I ordering them.

KG Kurt Geiger Madamme Silver Slides £120 here

Tales from a personal shopping life 21/2/16

Here we are again, it’s Sunday already!

To strike a theme for the last few days I am trying to be exceptionally good at not buying everything I like.

Bearing this in mind there have been a lot of giggles around store in the last few days as I tell everyone that I am going to be very good and I won’t be buying so many things that I don’t really need. I want to end this year feeling like I have saved something instead of wearing it all. It is so easy to get carried away when you are surrounded by clothes and shoes!!! My first test was this small drawstring bag from Whistles, it was only in black in store and I was successful at walking away from it but I have just spotted it in orange on the website HELP It is just big enough for a phone a card and lipstick.

Whistles Micro Sydney Bag £95 here 

whistles-micro-sidney-fringe-bag-orange_medium_04I am really lucky that I get to meet some very interesting people everyday at work, this week has been no exception at all.

On Thursday,I had a young mum who had been given a voucher to spend on new clothes. These appointments are so special as quite often they haven’t shopped properly for themselves for a few years. Watching them transform as they try on the clothes is a pleasure, they forget what is like to look good. All it took was carefully chosen pieces from Oasis and Warehouse and the result was a very happy customer.

I also had the pleasure of finding a prom dress for a lovely young lady, it was very easy, a simple floor length cami dress with beading in grey. She looked stunning and the icing on the cake was mum was going to buy her Jimmy Choo‘s to wear with it. What more can a girl ask for?

Friday brought me more lovely customers especially a very beautiful lady looking for 80th birthday outfits!! She certainly didn’t look anywhere near that age either in her face or her figure!! Her secret I believe is that she does yoga everyday and has done for many years and the fact she enjoys life. For her birthday she was taking 22 members of her family to the Lakes as a treat.

The outfits that I chose for her where full of colour and they absolutely reflected her personality. We discussed different styles of yoga and she made her recommendations for both The King of Peru and myself. Watch this space for the new yoga regimes!!

A photo of my beautiful shells in my shopping suite.


Another of the weeks mini obsessions is the Chloe Hudson bag with fringing, I think you will agree it is gorgeous.

Chloe Mini Hudson Bag £1395 here


Whistles are being very torturous at the moment as this top arrived in store, it is lovely but completely unwearable for work until it warms up. I do love fringing!!

Whistles Manderley Crochet Vest £95 here

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Returning to the orange theme (remember the bag) these sandals are also pretty cool.

Whistles Luma Ankle Strap Sandals £175 here

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A lot of my attention is on Fashion week in whatever city it maybe, in New York Victoria Beckham stole the show as always. The lady has great style.


In London so far these images have caught my eye:

Mary Katrantzou
Simone Rocha
Topshop Unique

Next Milan which I love as there will be Prada, I do love PRADA

I found these sandals earlier on the Prada website, how gorgeous are they?

Prada Sandals £795 here

Prada sandals

See you in Milan.




Just loving hues of blue|Self Portrait Lace Dress|

Blue is definitely my favourite colour and I do tend to love every shade!!

A very pretty Self Portrait dress caught my eye this morning and this is the result, a lot of blue, most of which I now want!!

Self Portrait Azaelea Midi Dress £240 here
Valentino Rockstud Flast £595 here
Isabel Marant Etoile Vinny Dress £220 here
Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals £490 here
Saint Laurent Monogram Fringed Bag £590 here
Saint Laurent Sac Di Jour Mini Tote £1550 here
Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag £880 here
Valentino Printed Top £880 here


Festival Fringed Accessories|Fringed Leather Skirt|

Whether or not you are thinking about going to a festival this summer or not these fringed pieces are perfect for summer.

An accessory will keep the look simple and chic but will still channel your inner boho!!


Zara clutch with fringes £29.99 here


Zara Fringed Bucket Bag £49.99 here


Zara Fringed Gladiator Sandals £99.99 here


Zara Fringed Sandals £49.99 here


Saint Laurent Metallic Monogram Bag £1325 here


Saint Laurent Fringed Skirt £1325 here


Isabel Marant Maxime Suede Waistcoat £1620 here


Hunter Fringe Wellies £146 here


Valentino Fringed Sandals £595 here 


Saint Laurent Cat Fringed Ankle Boots £710 here


Valentino C Rockee Scarab Fringe Bag £1050 here


Topshop Fringe Backpack £55 here


Topshop Muskat Fringe Ankel Boots £78 here


Topshop Cropped Fringed Jacquard Top £36 here


ASOS Mini Fringed Backpack £35 here


Mango Fringe Jacket £129.99 here


Mango Fringe Sandals £39.99 here


Mango Fringe Belt £34.99 here


Bucket bags! which one will you choose?|Leather Bucket Bags|

I do love this seasons bucket bags and backpacks, they just look cool! I have always loved carrying my bags in the crook of my arm but I do see the advantage of over the shoulder.

I found a great bag in Lima, a cross between a bucket bag and a backpack and they made it in turquoise leather for me, it is gorgeous.

There is plenty of choice both on the high street and designer so it is really down to personal choice.

Here are my favourites:

Zara Fringed Suede Bucket Bag £49.99 here


Zara Bucket Backpack with Tassel £39.99 here


Zara Crocodile Leather Bucket Bag £99.99 here


Biba Jasmine Bucket Bag £143.20 here

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Whistles Mini Onslow Bag £195 here

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Russell & Bromley Mini Duffle £215 here

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Miu Miu Suede Bucket Bag £770 here


Sophie Hulme Small Bucket Bag £595 here


Saint Laurent Emmanuelle Bucket Bag £1290 here


Wendy Nichol Bullet Bucket Bag £985 here


All you will ever need for the beach|One Stop Holiday Shop|Bikinis & Beachwear|

As always I am day dreaming about having sand between toes, a few bellinis on the balcony watching the sunset on another beautiful day! I love choosing all of the pieces that I will take with me  and all of the pieces that I already have waiting for me from my previous trips.

The problem I have is  I don’t actually enjoy trailing around the shops looking for beachwear with a difference. The bikinis need to be vibrant and the cover ups need to made from  beautiful cotton, these things are not always easy to find.

Over the years I have trawled thousands of websites that sell beachwear and found some absolute gems but I have now found Beachcafe and that I consider to be a coup!! The choice of designer  swimwear and beachwear is pretty impressive by any standard. Beachwear includes Melissa Odabash (amongst others) which is always one of my favourites for great beach dresses & bikinis.

Today I have picked a few of my favourite pieces and most importantly for me they will work on the annual Peruvian adventure.

All of the pieces featured are available at www.beachcafe.com Shipping is available globally so no one is left out.

Sofia by Vix Pisco Fringe Bikini £124 here


Hipanema Wave Bracelet £45 here


Ashiana Turquoise Necklace with Neon Tassel £81 here


PilyQ Raja Bandeau Bikini £178 here


L*Space Hippie Chic Bikini £195 here


Melissa Odabash Patty Top £185 here


Ashiana Blue Tassel Earrings £28 here


Melissa Odabash Brussels Bikini £166 here


Vix Carioca Alice Dress £279 here


Hipanema Fluro Blue Bracelet £49 here


Sofia by Vix Peach Joy Dress £89 hereSofia-by-Vix-peach_joy_dress

Helen Kaminski Carillo Bag £209 here


Cocobelle Milano Sandals £99 here


Jets Flamingo Bikini £188 here


Juliet Dunn Cami Dress with Neon Flower £195 here

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Helen Kaminski Provence Hat £145 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Beach Dress £239 here


Cocobelle Black Snake Sandals £119 here


Sofia by Vix Aqua Crossed Shorts £46 here


Anjuna Carlotta Dress £269 here


Anjuna Daniella Kaftan £345 here


Cocobelle Fringe Sandals £65 here


Helen Kaminski Navarre Hat £225 here