Tag Archives: maxi dresses

Lima Dreaming Beach Style| Winter Sun Holiday Wardrobe|

Today I am officially starting my Lima countdown and just so you know it is 104 days until I am there enjoying the sunshine. As you know I really look forward to my annual trip (understatement) it is always a complete battery recharge.

Over the years I have amassed a summer wardrobe that I never bring home but I always add to it. A few new bikinis and dresses it keeps it all looking fresh.

So far this year I haven’t really bought anything but now the dreaming has started!!

Heidi Klein Chile Crochet Maxi Dress £260 here


ASHIANA Neon Pink Scarf £80 here


ASHIANA Gold Plated Necklace £43 here


Seafolly Summer Vibe Bikini in Neon Mango £95 here


Seafolly Mexican Summer Clutch £34 here


Melissa Odabash ShellyAztec Bohemian Shorts £133 here


Melissa Odabash Jaz Beach Dress £136 here


Laviandbelle Heart of Gold Pendant £25 here 


Juliet Dunn Neon Embroidered Dungareenis £220 here


Jets by Jessika Allen Parallels cobalt bikini top  £99 here bottoms £64 here


Sophia Webster Lilico leather sandals £195 here


& Other Stories Frayed Straw Hat £19 here


Thierry Coulson Pippa of the shoulder top £220 here





Beachwear Beauties You Need|Bandeau Bikinis & Maxis|

Here I am again dreaming of summer in Lima and all the of the pretty things that I can wear. As  we live at the beach I do need lots of things that can take from the beach to the bar and back again.

Today as always I have found so many things at Beachcafe and Heidi Klein they are my go to websites for beachwear. I have even found a surf swimsuit!! please note that my first outing on a surfboard wont be my last and if I am going to do it I will do it in style!!

Every year I say I am going to buy some Juliet Dunn dungareenis and this year I certainly will as love the white pair with a touch of fluro.

Acacia Whistler Shorts £75 here


Eberjey Waverley Bikini £145 here


Juliet Dunn Tie Dye Mini Dress £145 here


L*Space Crystal Trousers £125 here


L*Space Jacques Maxi Dress £135 here


L*Space West of Santa Fe Bikini £158 here


Melissa Odabash Alicia Shorts £142 here


Melissa Odabash Crochet Shorts £114 here


PilyQ Voyager Dress £155 here


PilyQ Bandeau Skirted Bikini £177 here


PilyQ Sunbeam Tote Bag £198 here


Seafolly  Future Tribe Bikini £92 here


Seafolly Future Tribe Surf Swimsuit £97 here


Star Mela Taja Sandals £79 here


Heidi Klein Santa Fe Plaited Bikini £180 here


Heidi Klein Cassis U Bar Bandeau Bikini £190 here


Heidi Klein Fez Bandeau Maxi Dress £180 here


 Ashiana Denim Jasper Bead Bracelet £22 here


Heidi Klein Leather Cuff £75 here


Heidi Klein Rope Bracelet £38 here


Juliet Dunn Cotton Dungareenis £188 here


Juliet Dunn Silk Bow Dress with Sequins £199 here


Tabitha Simmons Sprinkles Embellished Sandals £395 here


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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Hola from Peru 6th Instalment | Travel to South America | Lima, Peru|

The last few days have been fairly chilled after the bites and the bad stomach I caught a cold!! A couple of flu tablets and an early night and it appears to be on the mend. The view from the balcony first thing yesterday is enough to make anyone feel better about anything, it is gorgeous.

The sun has been shining for the last two days after a couple of grey ones so I have managed a couple of beach sessions. Someone who shall remain nameless (King of Peru) used the zoom on the camera to sneak a photo of me on the beach yesterday!! Dangerous things zoom lenses!!

We started today with a Mimosa in our favourite place La Tiendecita Blanca, not a bad way to start a day in the sunshine. It is also the place to eat Lomo Saltado which is my all time favourite Peruvian dish.

Then it was off to the beach, no sneaky photos today, but I did love the pink and yellow bikini from Victoria Secrets that I wore. I am definitely beginning to catch a good colour now, the factor 15 may be replaced soon.

I am always delighted when I come to Lima and find a hidden treasure and today it is Velvet maxi dress which goes great with these turquoise Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. I have just noticed that sandals go nicely with the cushion!!!


Views from the balcony, hello sunshine



Me on the beach taken with a zoom lens!!


The colours of the cushion are reflected in the flowers outside, gorgeous.


Mimosa for breakfast YUMMY


Todays Pink & Yellow Bikini


Hidden Treasure Velvet Tees Maxi Dress & Sam Edelman Sandals


Isabel Marant Etoile Maxi|How to wear Isabel Marant Maxi|New Season Maxi Dresses|

I do love this silk maxi dress and I do believe that this dress will be wearable both here and Lima (I know I do obsess) so my outfit suggestion for a bohemian sunshine vibe is:

Isabel Marant Ronnie Tie Neck Silk Maxi £470 here


Zara Elastic Belt £15.99 here 


Carvela King £75 here


Velvet Tees by Graham & Spencer

Whenever the weather is hot and I am looking for the things to wear it is never long before a velvet maxi is pulled from the wardrobe. This always leads to me looking for new pieces to buy and today was no different. The pieces I have chosen are all from the Velvet and the prices are in dollars as it is an american site. Good news they do deliver to the UK so allow for delivery and customs.

Oksana Sheer Dobby Voile & Lace Dress $150

Kalila Biarritz Print Dress $150

Mindy Strapless Dress $139

Vivian Trinidad Ikat Print Dress $150

Shivan Tulip Dress $108

Juanita Cobblestone Print Tiered Dress $227

All available www.velvet-tees.com

Oksana Sheer Dobby Voile & Lace Dress
Kalila Biarritz Print Dress
Mindy Strapless Dress
Vivian Trinidad Ikat Print Dress
Shivan Tulip Dress
Juanita Cobblestone Print Tiered Dress

Asos Maxis

Maxi Dresses at Asos

Asos always has an amazing selection of maxi dresses at prices that don’t break the bank. I have selected my five personal favourites.

Asos Green Bandeau Maxi Dress

Bandeau Maxi Dress £20 here

Asos Cami Swing Maxi Dress
Swing Cami Maxi Dress £45 here

Asos Maxi Dress in Dobby & Ombre
Maxi Dress In Dobby & Ombre £75 here

Primark Printed Belted Maxi Dress At Asos
Primark Printed Belted Maxi Dress £10 here

South Beach Ombre Maxi Dress At Asos
South Beach Ombre Maxi Dress £29.50 here

Cover up with Topshop

I was wandering through Topshop on Oxford St the other day and I was intrigued by their “hotshop”. Here are a few of the gems I spotted.

Topshop Cover Ups

Tangerine Fringe Playsuit £30 here
Broderie Anglaise  Tangerine Trim Dress £30 here
Broderie Anglaise Neon Trim Dress £30 here
Dip Dye Maxi £36 here
Tangerine Broderie Coverup £30 here

Topshop’s Hot Shop

I wandered down to Topshop on Oxford Street today and I saw so many clothes for hot days and holidays that it was like being in a candy shop. There are too many for one post so I will save some for another day.

Now all we need are some hot days!!

Summer Pieces from Topshop
Lace Up Waist Maxi Dress £46 here (this is also available in white, black & yellow)
Freddie Studded Sandals £48 here
Moto Pini Dress £36 here
Pom Pom Fringe Sun Dress £30 here
Scoop Back Maxi Slip Dress £50 here