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My search for the perfect jeans and pants, not easy!

As I am only 5’2″ I do struggle to find jeans and trousers that I love and that look good (proportion is everything).  This week I have been on an extensive search for both and my research I think has been very successful!

I did have an extra incentive as I am off to London on Thursday and I was looking for a casual outfit that would see me through the day (I know I have things I could have worn!)

My first task was jeans, I wanted then straight cropped but with a frayed hem oh and they had to be black! I love the pair I found at River Island (they are available in petite yeah) so much so I have ordered them in blue as well.

River Island Bella frayed hem jeans £42 here

I had only just found these jeans when I saw these Isabel Marant pants in Harvey Nichols (I always love a bit of Isabel).

Isabel Marant Weaver cropped pants £235 here

Decisions decisions! both would work so well with my intended outfit which also consists of  a black sweatshirt (Whistles of course) which I bought in store (House of Fraser)

Whistles Parisien sweatshirt £79 here

As my day will be spent walking I will also wear another of my in store purchases (House of Fraser)

Michael Kors Mindy Heart Lace Up Trainers £150 here

So which outfit will I be wearing? that will be the big question for me until Thursday., although if I wear my parka it will be jeans (too much khaki otherwise)

Outfit 1

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Outfit 2

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10 very good reasons to visit Uterque today …

There are so many pieces that you need from Uterque at the moment. I do wish there was a store to wander around at lunch time..

I have been on the search for a skirt to wear to work (personal shopping) with either ankle boots or pumps. This fuchsia pink ruffled skirt is just gorgeous and I would wear with one of many Whistles slogan tees!

Fuchsia Skirt £75 here 

This printed dress is perfect for work and it would work with ankle boots now and over the knee when it gets colder.

Flowing print dress £145 here

This is an outfit that I would a lot, flared trousers with a bardot top, the shoe options are many! (I do love shoe options)

Off the shoulder poplin top £75 here

Frilled Hem Trousers £95 here

There are so many shoes options at Uterque that I just featured a few.

Low Heel Studded Shoes £115 here

These shoes are just wow and I would wear them with cropped jeans or a simple dress.

Blue Studded Slingbacks £115 here

Leather Pumps with Embellished Bow £115 here

These would get so much wear teamed with culottes for work.

Elastic Suede Ankle Boots £145 here

Bejewelled Slides £115 here

These are my absolute favourites, I do love a pair of pretty slides.

This could be my Lima Dreaming bag as the colour is just perfect for sunny South American days.

Maxi Leather Cross Body Bag £125 here

My new love and autumn wardrobe must have……

I have long since realised that having comfortable shoes for personal shopping is an essential (they must look fab though)

All summer I have lived in slides and sandals but I realise that cold toes may not be far away at all. With that in mind the thought process has started and it reads like this

“I have so many  pairs of pretty shoes and ankle boots that the thing I am missing is a pair of pumps that will go with anything and look cool. They must also be leather as anything else just makes my feet hot and then I won’t wear them anymore”

Today I think I found “the ones” whilst walking around the store (House Of Fraser) I tried them on and the leather is so soft and they looked so pretty!

Michael Michael Kors Poppy Lace Up Pumps £170 here 


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


Party in style with party feet| My top 15 pairs of party shoes|

There is nothing quite like a pair of party shoes to put you in the mood for a great night. You do not need an expensive outfit as a statement pair of shoes will do all of the work.

I have been searching for my favourites and here are my favourite fifteen pairs.

Zara Ombre Heels £45.99 here


& Other Stories Magenta Platforms £69 here


& Other Stories Cut Out Sequin Sandals £79 here


Prada Begonia &White Sandals £615 here


Prada Cherry Sandals £580 here


Miu Miu Sandals £880 here


Whistles Medina Velvet Sandals £165 here


Valentino Embellished Leather Platforms £680 here


Dolce & Gabbana Fur Trimmed Embellished Pumps £585 here


Topshop MAJOR cross strap glitter sandals £32 here


Topshop LEONA sequin sandals £52 here


Gucci Crystal Embellished Metallic Sandals £725 here


Isabel Marant Etoile Peas Metallic Pumps £410 here


Sam Edelman Arlene Velvet Sandals £140 here


Sophie Webster Bow Embellished Metallic Sandals £425 here


Must have item of the day Metallic Heels| Gold Ankle Strap Pumps|

I have to say I love most things that come out of  & Other Stories but these shoes are JUST PERFECT for autumn/winter!  Wear them with cropped jeans, a black dress or just about anything else and they will always look amazing.

& Other Stories Gold Ankle Strap Pumps £69 here



Outfit of the day Bomber Jackets & Blues

I cannot wait to wear this outfit I just love it all. I am seriously into the comfort of  sneakers instead of heels to run around the store all day.  Even better the whole outfit is all hues of blue (I do love blue!!)

Warehouse Culotte Jumpsuit £59 here

Kurt Geiger Carvela £110 here

Zara Bomber Jacket £39.99 here

Tales from a personal shopping life 6/4/16…….crazy days & ice creams

Good morning everyone and wow what a  crazy few days in the personal shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester). The diary is full everyday so it is either three or four appointments!! I have to rotate my shoes very carefully as there is a lot of walking involved. (and I still need to wear the pretty shoes)

Monday brought me a lady celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary with a weekend trip to Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons Raymond Blanc’s restaurant/hotel  in Oxford. She just wanted a couple of dresses to smarten up her wardrobe.

Hobbs Gables Dress £119 here


Hobbs Jessica Dress £129 here

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Next up was a young lady looking for a dress which was suitable for a family wedding and her prom. She completely fell in love with this dress so did her mum as the price was right!!

Label Lab Printed Scuba Dress £99 here

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Tuesday was a really crazy day but filled with very interesting people. Early morning brought a Professor who was off to a conference today (last minute!!)

Her wardrobe consisted of doctor martins and jeans and she wanted smarter but not too “grown up” As well as a new clothes she also bought three pars of shoes, now thats what I call shopping!!

She is coming back to visit me soon so can rebuild her wardrobe.

Whistles Paige Crepe Dress £120 here

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Hallhuber Cigarette Trousers £69 here

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Hallhuber Grid Print Top £69 here

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Dune Ivory Rouched Foot Coverage Sandals £90 here

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My next client had travelled from Cumbria and needed a dress for a wedding plus holiday clothes for the Maldives and Dubai. Here are a couple of her buys.

Karen Millen Cross Over Strap Dress £180 here

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Michael Kors Jumpsuit £180 here

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As always over the course of a few days something catches my eye and today is no exception, just look at these ballet pumps. Not only are they Miu Miu but they are pale blue as well!! Thats equals perfection in any equation!! You can even wear the ribbons on or off!!

Miu Miu Suede Ballet Flats £365 here


This little top by MSGM also caught my eye, the colours are like pretty ice-cream.

MSGM One Shoulder Top £165 here


Well I am sure I will have a lot more tales when I see on Sunday so have a great week until then.