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Dresses! my pick of the new season day dresses…..

It all started yesterday I tried a Whistles dress that was too big for me but I knew the potential was huge. I did eventually find my size on line and I cannot wait to try it (the shoe possibilities are interesting).

This however piqued my interest and I decided that my work wardrobe needs a refresh and I love wearing dresses that I can team with ankle boots, sneakers or pretty shoes.

The dress that started the search

Whistles Scarf Print Dress was £169 now £80 here

This dress is much longer on me and I would style it differently! I am thinking my yellow Gucci loafers will look very cool.

My go to brands for dresses is always Whistles or Isabel Marant and this one is perfect.

Isabel Marant Etoile Vicky lace trimmed cotton dress £395 here

This dress by M.i.h is beautiful and I think that a tan is required but it is simply gorgeous.

M.i.h Jeans Kirby Dress £375 here

I actually sold this one yesterday to a personal shopping client and it looked beautiful.

Whistles Cynthia tie waist dress £139 here

A midi dress is always a good option for me and this one from Other Stories comes in two great colours.

Other Stories Heart Print Midi Dress £69 here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to dresses the french brands always seem to get it right and this one by Sandro is beautiful.

Sandro Silk Dress £207 here

I do love MO&CO and this dress doesn’t disappoint.

MO&CO floral silk georgette dress was £210 now £63 here

I will finish with a dress that I have just fallen for and it comes in three different colour ways.

These two are available on www.mytheresa.com

Ganni Marceau georgette dress £140 here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and this is navy blue (just perfect)

Ganni Marceau georgette dress £168 here

 

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

 

Look of the day a Whistles dress layered over jeans….

Now that I am working for Whistles I have the perfect excuse to wear my lovely clothes and call them uniform! (what more do you need!)

However we never have the weather to make use of all of them and in particular the Juana Alisha Print dress so I have layered it over jeans and the result was pretty cool.

Whistles Juana Alisha Print Dress £149 here

Whistles Frayed Detail Jeans £96 here

Carvela Kurt Geiger Kake Sliders £99 here

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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.

Must have item of the day a very cute dress from Whistles…

I think I love everything about this dress it is summer perfect. The colour, the print and the tassels all combine to create a boho vibe.

I would wear it for work (with slides) in the summer and I will definitely be taking it to Peru (Lima Dreaming) where it will look amazing with a tan and gorgeous sandals (I am thinking Valentino’s)

 

Whistles Juana Alisha Print Dress £149 here

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10 Summer dresses you can wear anywhere……

I really do love a summer dress and I am very partial to an off the shoulder and pale blue. This dress from Other stories has started me thinking about warmer days and bare legs (I could keep my feet warm with the Miu Miu slides)

& Other Stories Off The Shoulder Dress £65 here

Whistles Lila Linen Bardot Dress £129 here

Whistles Gemma Tie Front Dress £109 here

Zara Mini Dress with Print £29.99 here 

Zara Contrast Dress £25.99 here

Isabel Marant Anise Dress £215 here

Anna October cotton dress £275 here

Isabel Marant Anabel dress £300 here

Maje Off The Shoulder Dress £209 here

Whistles Minnie cotton cold shoulder dress £120 here

Must have item of the day Sophia Webster Phoebe slides……….

Dare I even say this but I think these slides are perfect for Lima Dreaming, I know I have just returned but it’s never too early to start making a wish list.

These Phoebe slides are perfect for beach life, I could wear them on my short walk to the beach or just chilling with a cocktail.

There is also a bit of a tradition going now, every year I take a new pair of Sophia Webster sandals with me. (traditions are everything)

Sophia Webster Phoebe Slides £275 here

 

One day back in personal shopping and my must have list is growing………………..

I went back to work yesterday (personal shopping House of Fraser) after all of fun of Lima Dreaming and within thirty minutes I had spotted quite a few things that would fit well in my spring wardrobe!

The good thing about personal shopping is I get to see all of the clothes in store all of the time! (hmm can be a bit of a problem)

 

Warehouse culottes £36 here These are a really good shape and fabric they would make a great base for many outfits.

Whistles Harper Funnel Neck £110 here The green is just gorgeous.

Whistles Bell Flower Print Dress £140 here

Whistles Si Vous Plait logo t shirt £45 here

Carvela Louise Lace Ups £119 here

 

 

Must have item of the day Poupette St Barts boho dress…….dear Santa

I know Christmas and is less than a month away and it is cold outside but I apologise this is definitely one for Lima Dreaming. This would just look amazing on any day in Lima with any pair of sandals.

Poupette St Barts Boho Dres £186 here

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