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Tales from a personal shopping life 8/5………….Prosecco and friends

What a truly wonderful sunny day, I hope you have all enjoyed it.

It has been a very short week in the shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) as I had a few days away from it but I still have tales to tell.

My first customer actually lives within half a mile of me, it is a small world. She was off to a wedding in southern Italy but wanted something she could wear again. I don’t think she thought she would find anything for her petite frame, but  she went away very happy.

Coast Piana Print Carly Dress £89 here

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Damsel In A Dress Amelia Rose Shrug £69 here

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Next up was a lady who was attending a birthday party with a black tie theme. She had already tried an endless number of dresses so was feeling a little weary. This jumpsuit was an instant success!!

Fenn Wright Manson Donatello Jumpsuit £189 here

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Carvela Kiwi Sandals £55 here

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Saturday was a wonderful day even though my first appointment was a no show (so rude!!) I had four friends who always come together and they are lovely. They alway share a bottle or two of prosecco and generally have fun. This time the excuse was one of them needed a dress for wedding but she needed WOW. She fell in love with an outfit almost instantly so spent the rest of the time hugging me. ( I love my job)

Coast Lomax Tipped Crepe Dress £129 here

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Jacques Vert Pleated Fascinator £79 here

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As we found THE DRESS quickly the rest of the crew had time to shop!!

This was for the races Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress £180 here

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These lovely ladies have already booked to come back in October for their winter clothes!! Fun and giggles all round.

Yesterday ended with a young lady who works as Speech Therapist with cancer patients and wanted to look more professional but still young. The pleasure was all mine.

She bought these trousers in black and navy

Hallhuber trousers £59 here 

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Hallhuber Tunic Blouse £89 here

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Whistles Kerry Bandage Dress £95 here

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Mango Shirt £19.99 here

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All of the sunshine has had me obsessing about clothes suitable to wear in the heat, clothes that will go to Lima. I need denim shorts and tops, just simple things to wear with pretty sandals!! I having little success!! Most of the tops are cold shoulder and make me look like a milk maid or a serving wench (not attractive at all)

My current wish list is something like this!!

Isabel Marant Vince Top £170 here


Allsaints Rip Shorts £68 here


Isabel Marant Serek Silk Skirt £235 here (all this needs is white tee)


Juliet Dunn Embroidered Dress £185 here


I am still looking for a cross body bag, the Mulberry mini lily is probably out of the running as its blue (my sandals are blue but more of them another day!!)

This one is rather yummy:

Whistles Micro Sydney Bag £85 here

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Well enough of my ramblings for another week, I am sure I will have more obsessions to share with you next week.