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Heels and flats 10 pairs of new season Mary Jane’s to love……

It is that time of year when all of my thoughts turn to a new season wardrobe. Today I am obsessing about shoes (nothing new there) that I can wear all day in store, personal shopping can be gruelling (in a wonderful way).

I alway love a Mary Jane shoe, they are so easy to walk in, the strap just adds a little more support.

For the past few weeks I have been looking  at these Kurt Geiger flats (obviously I have tried them) and I do love them but I have found a few alternatives!

KG Kurt Geiger Kingly Flats £119 here

The black suede with a jewelled strap make them perfect for winter wear.

I do have a very pretty pair of Miu Miu sparkly flat mary janes already but can you really ever too many pairs of Miu Miu’s

This midnight blue pair are just beautiful, but perhaps a little too high for walking all day.

Miu Miu Embellished Velvet Pumps £685 here

Sticking with dark blue this velvet pair by Prada are pretty perfect with a great heel height.

Prada Velvet Pumps £455 here

Metallics work so well for me in the winter, I use them to dress up denim.

Gucci leather mary janes £485 here

Back to sparkly again !

Valentino V Rock Glitter Pumps £625 here

More jewels and a great price point!

Zara bejewelled strap kitten heels £59.99 here

And another great pair from Zara

Zara kitten heel courts with buckle £25.99 here

I dont mind open toes for winter I would just put them on at work, these are just beautiful.

Anthropologie Janya Velvet Heels £178 here

A little different.

Reike – New block heel Mary Janes £225 here

I dont think I have ever had a more comfortable pair of shoes than a silver pair from Finery so I have no hesitation in including this candy pink pair.

Finery Pale Pink Suede Shoes £99 here


Prada mary janes what more could you want?…………..

It’s been awhile since I fell for a pair of Prada Mary Janes but today I found two pairs and they are so very different (but equally gorgeous).

This black suede pair will work so well with my cropped jeans or a pretty midi dress. I always find Prada shoes very wearable and I am guessing I could walk around store all day in these.

Prada button – buckle suede Mary Janes £525 here

Now this metallic pair are just so very pretty, I would wear these in store just to make people happy.

Prada Metallic Mary Janes £670 here


Party shoes you know you want (not need) Valentino Astrocouture Mary Janes…

Forget the price or the height of the heels these shoes are amazing!! They would make you feel like the queen in a £10 party dress. Imagine how good they would feel with jeans and oversized cosy knit. (heaven)

Valentino Astrocouture Suede Mary Jane Shoes £820 here







Must have item of the day Sophia Webster Lilia Silver Mary Jane Pumps….

Oh dear another pair of shoes for my obsession list, they are so very pretty. I must confess I do have a “thing” for Sophia Webster shoes although so far it has been the sandals (Lima Dreaming style ) now I feel a change coming…………

Sophia Webster Lilia Bow Embellished Silver Mary Jane Pumps £425 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


Must have items of the week|Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Mary Janes|

It is Sunday again so let’s have a weekly round up, what have I loved this week!

Whistles Foulard Tee £95 here  Sandro Religione Dress £146 here

Whistles Tie Cuff Jacket £140 here  Miu Miu Patent Mary Janes £620 here

Zara Velet Slip Dress £19.99 here  Zara Contrast Bomber £69.99 here

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Must have item of the day|Miu Miu Patent Mary Janes|

I LOVE these shoes, can you imagine looking down at them on your feet! Miu Miu shoes always make me smile and they are always so comfortable (really are).

Can you picture these with jeans and plain knit on grey day, they will look amazing and you will feel a queen.

Miu Miu Patent Mary Janes £620 here





Super Soft Metallic Mary Janes |Office Mindy Leather Metallic Mary Janes|

Yesterday as I was wandering around the shoe department in House of Fraser in my role as personal stylist I spotted these Mary Janes. I was so surprised at the softness of the leather, just like a pair of gloves.

Knowing my love of Mary Janes and metallics I just had to try them on, They are gorgeous to wear and I am guessing to walk in too.

Office Mindy Metallic Mary Janes £65 here 

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Tales from a Personal Shopping Life 3/2/16

Well it is my day off again, time does fly when you are having fun.

The week started well on Sunday I made a chilli, the first ever, and it was delicious! I was very pleased with myself another dish to add to my small repertoire!!

House of Fraser social media also picked up on my tales on Sunday which was very good.

Monday was an excellent day indeed as far as customers and shopping go.

I had a customer who had never been to House Of Fraser for personal shopping before and she was a dream. She lives on the Isle of Man and came for a work suit but ended up buying loads of workwear and casual clothes too. Even better she is coming back in about 5 weeks to see me again, a very nice lady. It is such a pleasure to shop for people who are so enthusiastic about clothes.

Tuesday brought me completely different challenges, first I had a lady of 82 who was lovely but had a very strict criteria of what she would or wouldn’t wear.  It’s strange but none of those things matter when the clients are interesting.

Sadly my last lady yesterday had a sad story, she needed a dress to wear to a funeral I was so happy that I found her one she loved. It was nice to see her smile a little.

Today I took my beautiful Miu Miu sparkly Mary Janes (see below) back to Selfridges as they snapped last Friday as I was walking across Deansgate, I was a very unhappy little person as I do love them. Happily they are now off to be mended and they will be away for a few weeks, I will miss them as they are so comfortable for busy days.

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My beautiful Miu Miu Mary Jane flats

I have spent many more hours obsessing about the Isabel Marant Drew boots but at the same time I do love my Isabel Marant Danae boots and I have spotted them in metallic on Farfetch

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My much loved Isabel Marant Danae Boots
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Isabel Marant Metallic Danae Boots here

I have been obsessing about a pair of cropped flared jeans but sadly I cant find the perfect pair but I did find these in Zara today and I think they are gorgeous!! (very happy face), I will be taking them to be shortened tomorrow as I cant wait to wear them!! Just love the frayed hems.

Zara slouchy jeans here

To finish on a very bright note as I was walking through Harvey Nichols this morning I spotted this bag and I think you will agree it is beautiful. I have the Victoria Beckham Liberty Tote in bright blue and this is the Quincy tote, it is a smaller version. Pretty sunshine yellow to brighten grey days.

Victoria Beckham Quincy Tote here