Tag Archives: Midi

My top 10 winter dresses to wear everyday ……..

I do love a pretty dress whether its mini or midi (Idon’t do maxi dresses) I can team them with either ankle or over the knee boots.  I do not like wearing tights so on colder days my legs are covered both ways

There are so many to choose from this season but these are my favourites, just a add a great coat.

Isabel Marant Yukio Cotton Dress £365 here

RED Valentino crepe dress £390 here

See by Chloe lace dress £320 here

Whistles Ilona Debby Dress £179 here

I already this little number from Zara and it is so easy to wear and it will look great with over the knee boots.

Zara  Embroidered Mesh Dress £39.99 here

Zara Printed Midi Dress £69.99 here

Self Portrait velvet trimmed dress £380 here

Isabel Marant Pachecked wool blend dress £340 here

MO&CO hooded wool dress £240 here

Sandro floral print silk dress £345 here


10 dresses to wear for work with my Michael Kors pumps….

Remember I mentioned these pumps earlier in the week well as I have to walk past them all of the time at work I have decided they need to be mine. (very pretty and very comfortable)

I know that they will work with almost everything I wear in store but with a new season upon us a few dresses or jumpsuits  to showcase the pumps would always be welcome!

A reminder of the pumps

Michael Kors Poppy Lace Ups £170 here

This black ruffle dress by Zara would also look great with my ankle boots!

Zara ruffled shirt dress £29.99 here

I do love a bit of navy blue! This a very cute and versatile dress.

COS knitted dress with woven skirt £69 here

I do love this Isabel Marant maxi dress as I think it is so versatile, any shoes in any situation. Perfection!

Isavel Marant Yukio Voile Maxi Dress £380 here


Completely love this dress, tanned legs with pumps or ankle boots!

Isabel Maramt Jirvana Georgette Dress £375 here

Michael Kors Cheetah Wrap Dress £195 here

Whistles Mondana Spot Jumpsuit £139 here

With or without a tee I love this Anthropologie jumpsuit!

Anthropologie Oxford Jumpsuit £118 here

Make Printed Chiffon Dress £260 here

Sandro Cashmere Print Silk Dress £360 here 

The Kooples Bi Colour Shirt Dress £245 here



One Striped Skirt Five Outfits| Winter outfits you will love|

I am currently trying to decide what I need in my wardrobe for winter, a new midi skirt is a must. It will go with a variety of tops, cashmere knits, slogan tees and a bomber jacket. I do love the mis matched geeky Gucci style so this playing a huge part in my choices!

From a purely practical point (always practical!!) I have chosen a skirt that will go with a number of different tops so I can wear it on many occasions.

Zara Striped Skirt £29.99 here


As I have a wonderful variety of shoes and boots to wear with this skirt I thought I would include some tops that I would wear with it.

Whistles Tie Side Sweater £120 here This jumper would be a winter staple that I would wear with jeans, culottes and over slip dresses.


Whistles Bonjour Bonsoir Tee £45 here A completely mis matched look perfect!


Zara Sweater £12.99 here this also has a matching cardigan so I could take the geek chic a step higher.


Zara Special Edition Bodysuit £25.99 here


Isabel Marant Edison High Neck Sweater £505 here


Zara Velvet Bomber £49.99 here


Whistles Carter Reversible Bomber £150 here

















Tales from a personal shopping life 2/7|What I love in House of Fraser|

As you all know I have been writing these tales for awhile now but today it is going to be a little different. I have been home for a few days with terrible earache and sore throat and it has made me realise how much I love being at work (my lovely personal shopping suite).  I do love the store (House of Fraser Manchester) and all of the people! Instead of sharing with you all of the things I have sold to customers I thought I would share all of the things that I would like (in my wardrobe!)

I will also include a few mini obsessions as well. (there will a jumpsuit or two and sparkly pumps)

Whistles is always a must visit department in store, Miss Gemma Randles is always on hand to help and is now in charge, which is great news.

I do love a Whistles jumpsuit (I have a few) but there is always room for one more, and this could be one of them.

Whistles Tie Front Dungaree Jumpsuit £110 here (was £160)

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We all need a good sweatshirt especially as summer doesn’t seem to be making an appearance! I am thinking I could wear it to fly to Canada in a few weeks (always thinking about outfits)

Whistles Hummingbird Sweatshirt £75 here 

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You have all heard me talking about Isabel Marant, well this dress definitely has the same vibe. I have tried it and it looks great with ankle boots and pumps.

Whistles Anna Wrap Dress £95 here 

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We are all hankering after a Gucci open mule and this are  a great alternative and apparently very comfortable (reliable source of information)

Whistles Lister Open Back Loafer £160 here

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As you all know I love platform sneakers at the moment, they are very comfortable and look cool with most outfits. This pair is by far my most favourite! (I do need these pumps in my life)

Carvela Lupo Silver Flatforms £89 here

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I have introduced many customers to Hallhuber, a German brand, with great quality. (also it’s not available anywhere else in Manchester) The style is easy but on trend. If I was going to wear a cropped white jumpsuit it would be this one.

Hallhuber Cropped White Jumpsuit £119 here 

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If you have a special occasion then this is a dress to try. I had a customer who was having a registry office ceremony and chose this dress.

Hallhuber Cocktail Dress £169 here 

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Pretty tops are always useful especially when they have a boho vibe.

French Connection Mara Top £59 here 

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Good summer dresses are always hard to find, either the cut os wrong or the fabric too heavy. This one suits everyone!

Warehouse Dress £45 here

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This one has an open back and is flattering on most people.

Warehouse Floral Open Back Dress £45 here

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Biba Fit & Flare Dress £49.50 here (reduced from £99)

This dress has a great scoop back and exposed zip.

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Need a pop of colour?? and a new bag (who doesn’t need a new bag?)

Aspinal of London Mini Marylebone Tote £297.50 here (reduced from £595)

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If the mini isn’t big enough then try the medium!

Spinal Of London Marylebone Tote £425 here (reduced from £850)

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So many things to choose from……………………..come and see for yourself.