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Holiday shop! it is that time of year again sunshine & bikinis

I do realise that it is only March and I won’t be going to the beach until January but if I don’t buy then now then I can never find anything I love. Today I have found so many things that would work  well in Peru that I feel spoilt for choice.

I am afraid I only ever choose bandeau bikinis as I don’t like straps and they suit my shape better.

Also you  can never have too many coverups, I wear mine to breakfast, to the beach for dinner and cocktails so I need a few, although on my last trip I wore a black Seafolly coverup so many times as I love it.


Seafolly Spice Temple Bikini £118 here

Seafolly Wrap Bikini Iceberg £97 here

Seafolly Ibiza Cold Shoulder Bikini £139 here

Seafolly Halterneck Playsuit £104 here

Seafolly Embellished Print Playsuit £116 here

Heidi Klein Cayman Islands Bandeau Bikini £190 here

Heidi Klein Santa Barbara Padded Bikini £170 here

Heidi Klein Grace Bay Raffia Bag £180 here (you need a pretty bag)

Juliet Dunn Lipstick Silk Cami £275 here

Melissa Odabash Millie Dress £269 here



Holiday Shopping and Daydreaming|Summer Wardrobe Essentials|

It is a very grey Sunday morning here but I never let that bother me I just day dream. Today I was thinking about a trip to Lake Como that we may take in September, I love Como it won my heart a few years ago. It is only a short distance from Milan, what more could you want? sunshine and shops!!

The added benefit for all of these clothes is they will also travel to Peru with me in December.

I have been deciding what I will wear as it will be hot but it is also very stylish. Here a few things that I will be taking with me.

My gorgeous new Sophia Webster sandals which are waiting to be worn.

Eva Sandals £250 here


Zara Ruffled Dress £29.99 here 


Mango Beaded Panel Dress £19.99 here


Mango Linen Strap Dress £34.99 here


Zara Shorts with Jewel Appliqués £25.99 here


Mango Floral Print Top £19.99 here


Whistles Pampus Print Top £75 here


Valentino Mini Rockstud Crossbody Bag £665 here

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Whistles Wide Brim Hat £50 here


Victoria Beckham Classic Aviators £382 here


Laviandbelle Marrakesh Party Necklace £25 each here

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My wishlist for a break at Lake Como |Holiday wardrobe|

I have just booked a few days in Lake Como for the end of August so my thoughts have now turned to my wardrobe. Most of my summer clothes are currently living in Peru where they patiently await my annual visit.

I do have some pieces here that I cam work around but I will need to buy one or two new things!!

The star of the show for those long hot days will be my Charo Ruiz blue skirt which has now sold out but it is still available in white, gorgeous for showing off those tanned legs! and my Sergio Rossi orange sandals.

Denim shorts are crucial as well as an Isabel Marant linen tee teamed with pale blue Birkenstocks for long lazy walks.

This Juliet Dunn dress is perfect for either cocktails or a trip into Milan.

I have picked the cross body bag by Valentino as it is just perfect for carrying at all times and large enough for the essential “hot weather repair kit”

Charo Ruiz Adlib Lace Shirt £139 here


My blue Charo Ruiz skirt (can’t wait to wear it)


Melissa Odabash Patty Top in Blue £185 here


My gorgeous Sergio Rossi Sandals


Perfect for an evening wander Juliet Dunn Dress £145 here

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Ashiana Blue Tassel Necklace £69 here


MIH The Halsy Cut Off Shorts £50.40 here


Helen Kaminski Sage Hat £169 here


Isabel Marant Minea Linen Tee £50 here

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Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag £1410 here

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Gardenia Playsuit £148 here

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One Stop Holiday Shop|House of Fraser Holiday Clothes|

As you may all be aware I am always on look out for holiday clothes, things to add to my “Lima Dreaming ” list!

Today it seemed like a really good idea to have a look to see if I could get it all from one website but also at reasonable prices.  House of Fraser has absolutely everything that you could need for your holiday wardrobe and to make it all even better a lot of the items I have included are on sale.

You will be surprised at the number of brands that are included on their website, obviously not all are in store but hey just order on line, pick it up in store, try it all on and refund what you don’t like.  If you order today it will be in store tomorrow, you can’t ask for better service.

Dickens & Jones  Bikini £22.40 & £9.00 here

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Seafolly Goddess Bikini Top £55 here

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Seafolly Goddess Twist Bottoms £40 here

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Seafolly Sunset Bandeau Bikini Top £58 here

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Seafolly Sunset Hipster Bikini Briefs £40 here

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Oasis Tropical Fern Bikini £16 & £14 here

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Havaianas Slim Animal Print in Pink £24 here

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Seafolly Sunset Playsuit £65 here

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Melissa Odabash Jamiee Ikat Maxi £329 here

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Morgan Maxi Skirt £85 here

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Oasis Ditsy Playsuit £32 here

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Jane Norman Aztec Playsuit £22 here

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Whistles Dragon Print Shorts £45 here

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Dorothy Perkins Boy Shorts £20 here

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Morgan Frayed Edge Shorts £45 here

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Carvela Betan Flats £49 here

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Carvela Brazil Flats £49 here

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Miss KG Daphne Flats £55 here

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Whistles Linen Split Hem Top £55 here

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Miss Selfridge Cami £14 here

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Dorothy Perkins Petite Cami £7 here

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Holiday Shop| Where can I buy summer clothes now|

If you are lucky enough to be jetting off to the sun over xmas then buying holiday clothes can be a bit of a problem at this time of year. I also think that spending a lot of money on summer clothes in mid winter is wrong, you probably won’t wear them again for  months. There is plenty out there it is just a matter of looking.

I decided to keep to the High Street for my search today and I hope you like my finds.

Havaianas Spirit £24 here

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Topshop Leopard Panel Maxi £30 here

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Topshop Chiffon Swing Dress £25 here

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Topshop Daisy Embellished Bead Cami £36 here

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Topshop V Neck Cami £18 here

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ASOS Pepe Jeans Kimono Maxi £85 here

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ASOS Southbeach Tie Dye Ombre Maxi £25

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ASOS Finchley Flat Sandals £35 here

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ASOS Cheesecloth Halter Neck Beach Jumpsuit £25 here

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ASOS River Island Misha Mexican Dress £28 here

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ASOS Cheesecloth Bandeau Beach Playsuit  £16 here

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ASOS Rainbow Fringe Bikini £28 here

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ASOS Contrast Frill Bikini £30 here

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ASOS Southbeach Jewelled Bandeau Bikini £26 here

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ASOS Flying High Sandals £35 here

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ASOS Levi 501 Embroidered Shorts £65 here

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Accessorize Alisha Leaf Sandals £35 here
Screen Shot 2013-11-17 at 11.14.13Accessorize Garland Trilby £19 here

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Accessorize Fine Straw Crochet Stetson £22 here

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Accessorize Colour Pop Aviators £10 here

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Accessorize Fiesta Tassel Cosmetic Case £12 here

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River Island Babydoll Cami £12 here

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River Island Low Scoop Tee £12 here

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River Island Yellow Waisted Cami Maxi £20 here

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Whistles Eliza Flame Dress £15 here

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Whistles Cara Silk Vest £30 here

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Last minute holiday shop

Are you going away soon and do you still need a few more pieces? Well there are quite a few pieces that are new in today and you can wear home or away.

Red Paisley Border Print Cami Maxi £30 www.riverisland.com

Blue Paisley Border Print Cami Maxi £30 www.riverisland.com

Crepe Boxy Tee in Navy £30 www.topshop.com

Strappy Cami in Pale Blue £18 www.topshop.com

Watercolour Girl Print Tee £9.99 www.zara.com

Reclaimed Vintage 90’s Slip £38 www.asos.com

Swing Playsuit £30 www.asos.com

Piha Colour Block Belted Bikini £38.50 www.asos.com

Pleated Colour Block Skater Skirt £32 www.asos.com

River Island Red Paisley Maxi


Topshop Crepe Boxy Tee
Topshop Pale Blue Cami
Zara Watercolour Tee
Asos Reclaimed Vintage Slip Dress
Asos Swing Playsuit


Asos Colour Block Skirt

Holiday Shop

Whilst I was wandering around Topshop today it occurred to me that I have no beach clothes yet. What was surprising was that they have so much in that hasn’t gone to sale so it was very easy to pick up a few pieces. These are my favourite’s:

Moto Star Denim Hotpant £28

Racer Back Top by Wal G £25

Flatform lace ups £24

Dip Dye Runner’s Shorts £12

Embroidered Sun Top £22

All available www.topshop.com

Moto Star Denim Hotpants £28
Racer Back Top by Wal G £25
TAM flatform lace up pumps £24
Dip Dye Runners Shorts £12
Embroidered Sun Top £22