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“what else do you need” a thought provoking question.

It was early this morning when I was discussing my Lima Dreaming wardrobe with the King of Peru that he uttered the words “what else do you need” I immediately replied nothing because it is the correct answer in theory!

Yesterday I added two Mango playsuits to the mix and there is a Seafolly sundress waiting for me also but what else could complete my “Lima Dreaming” wardrobe .

Mango ruffle off the shoulder playsuit £25.99 here

I do have quite a few pairs of sandals but every year tradition dictates (I love traditions) I take a new pair of  Sophia Websters to add to the collection. These would go with everything and I could wear them for beach or city.

Sophia Webster Becky Gem slides £295 here

A new bikini is an essential addition every year but I always struggle to find bright colours in a style I like. This orange one is beautiful but I would mix and match it with other block colours. I have Heidi Klein bikinis that have been in Peru now for ten years and they always look as good as new.

Heidi Klein Folly Island balcony bikini £186 here

No trip is ever complete without a new hat, I already have a wall full of them but there is always room for another.

EMILY – LONDON Martinique white & gold resort hat £285 here

And now the Lima Dreaming wardrobe is complete!

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.

Look of the day and it’s sunshine styling| summer dresses|

I really want to wear this Poupette St Barth dress it would work so well in my Lima Dreaming paradise.  I could wear it for breakfast dinner or drinking cocktails in the sunshine.

 

EMILY -LONDON Dominica resort hat £245 here

Ray Ban aviators £131 here

 

 

Poupette St Barth printed dress £237 here

with a beautiful splash of blue with my Sophia Webster Lilico slides

 

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Beautiful beachwear with Poupette St Barth stylish and pretty

It is a very grey and wet Sunday so what better way to enjoy it than to choose yourself a new beach wardrobe!  There are bikinis everywhere at the moment but I do love great beach cover ups.

You need things that are super stylish, very pretty and maybe a little practical (not really important). Just add gorgeous sandals and you are ready for cocktail hour.  Everything that Poupette St Barth have is beautiful I would love to wear all of it.

I would wear my Sophia Webster Lilico sandals or my Valentino rock studs in orange  (lucky girl)

All of these pieces are perfect for my Lima Dreaming (its never to early to start dreaming) it will here before I know it.

All of the Poupette St Barth items are available www.mytheresa.com 

 

Printed Cotton Dress £237 here

Bibi printed cotton blouse £167 here

Bibi printed cotton skirt £172 here

Short jumpsuit £202 here

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Must have item of the day Whistles Resort Imogen linen playsuit………

This Whistles playsuit in orange linen (I love orange) would work perfectly as a Lima Dreaming piece, I could wear it at the beach (eating out or messing around) or in Lima (cocktail time) I do believe my Sophia Webster Lilico sandals would work so well with it.

Whistles Resort Imogen Linen Playsuit £110 here

My Sophia Webster Lilico Sandals

Lima Dreaming Countdown 15 days to go …………

Look at what is waiting for me,! I am very lucky that I have so many clothes and shoes waiting for me in Peru. It is a pleasure to wear them again year after year and I always have a surprise or two (I do forget what I leave behind!)

Juliet Dunn Dress & Heidi Klein Hat

Sophie Webster Sandals

Charo Ruiz Skirt, Heidi Klein Bikini & Bracelet

Line & Dot Dress (love the colour) Valentino Rockstud Sandals (never leave them behind)

 

Lima Dreaming beach style| Winter sun beachwear|

It is definitely that time of year again, all my thoughts have turned towards Lima. It may seem strange when most people are focusing on christmas but for me its sunshine all the way which is why I find myself searching for beachwear.

Lima is always split in to two categories, week days in the south on the beach and weekends in Lima for family time, cocktails, food and long walks. This means I get to have different wardrobes as the city and the beach require different pieces.

I spotted this dress by Denim & Supply awhile ago in store and this will definitely be in my suit case

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Esme Tunic £140 here

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Just love the colour of this bikini

Heidi Klein Cayman Islands Bandeau Bikini £190 here

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This dress and hat will make a great outfit for city walk and cocktails (sitting outside Hotel B watching Barranco go by)

Melissa Odabash Cornflower Fedora £112 here

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Thierry Colson Pippa Dandelion Cotton Dress £465 here

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I usually take a couple of new bikinis with me every year to add to the collection. (a couple in a couple out)

Seafolly Goddess Bikini Top in Wild Orchid  £60 here Bikini bottoms £43 here

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Melissa Odabash Maldives Bandeau Bikini £186 here The colour is AMAZING

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These Melissa Odabash shorts are way too pretty for the beach but teamed with a  white cotton cami we have beachside living perfection ( eating drinking and walking)

Place Nationale Vintage Cotton Cami £260 here

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Melissa Odabash Carolina Embroidered Shorts £190 here

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A new sundress (or two) is always nice, either for beach life or city life (you need pretty clothes to drink pretty cocktails!)

ASOS Cold Shoulder Beach Dress £26 here

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I think I will finish as I started with a pretty dress which is just perfect for Lima. All it needs is gorgeous sandals (I have plenty) a hat and I am ready. Bellini please.

Vanessa Bruno Frivole Embroidered Dress £498 here

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Sunshine Brights| New Season Hot Bright Colours| Holiday clothes|

It is very grey and damp today, there is certainly no glimpse of the sun anywhere. I know that soon I will be in sunshine and i am constantly on look out for potential summer buys. These are my favourites and they will add a bit of sunshine to the day whether is here or in sunnier climes.

Victoria Beckham Liberty Tote £895 here

VB Liberty tote

Sophia Webster Lilico Flower Embellished Sandals £540 here

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Bijoux Heart Forget Me Not Swarovski Crystal Earrings £410 here

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Madeleine Thompson Neon Cashmere Scarf £115 here 

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Victoria Beckham Two Tone Leather Clutch £425 here

VB two tone Clutch

Isharya Embellished 18kt Gold Plated Snake Cuff £127 here

Isharya cuff

Topshop Tangerine Dip Dye Sundress £26 here

Topshop dipdye dress

Topshop Pink Floral Cami £34 here

Topshop cami

Topshop Aba Pointed Ankle Boots £95 here

Topshop Aba boots

Topshop Crepe Tee Shift £45 here

Topshop crepe tee

River Island Bright Yellow Messenger Bag £25 here

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River Island Pink Pleat Halter Top £30 here

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River Island Yellow Babydoll Cami £12 here

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River Island Layered Blue Maxi £25 here

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River Island Blue Shaker Hat £25 here

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Sophie Hulme Mini Buckle Tote £580 here

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