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Even at the beach I have fallen in love with many things…..

Tomorrow is a return to reality after three weeks on the beach in Peru, but even in paradise I find things that I love and I never stop concocting outfits.

My main love has been these Valentino khaki slides, whilst wearing my pink pair I thought if only they were available in khaki. The very next day there they were on Selfridges website. (must be magic and a sign)

I have been thinking of small ways to give my work wardrobe a boost when I return to the UK and these Topshop tee shirts will work so well with pants. I particularly fancy a pink tee for spring and this by KOCHE at net a porter is very cute.

My main love is always shoes and I cant help but love these espadrilles by Chloe, they are very pretty.

Following on from my new obsession with sweatshirts this one from Zara is pretty cool, I love the colour! I also love this simple white tee from our favourite high street store (well it’s mine anyway)

Valentino Khaki slides £220 here

Topshop Oui Non 1993 tee £16 here

Topshop Embroidered Amour Tee £16 here

KOCHE cotton pique tee £140 here

Chloe lace up espadrilles £425 here

Zara contrast ribbed sweatshirt £29.99 here

Zara high neck top £12.99 here

 

Holiday packing! Why do we pack so many things?

It is a standing joke that I spend eleven months of every year looking for my “Lima Dreaming” outfits but when I actually arrive I wear denim shorts for most of the three weeks. I want to wear different things but the lifestyle either at the beach or in the city calls for simple outfits.

I have been here five days so far and I have worn:

Zara embroidered shorts £17.99 Pampelone 55 blouse Valentino Rockstud slides (blouse & slides were bought earlier in year)

Whistles Alisha Split Hem Trousers £79  Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £40 Havaianas in black £45

Seafolly black dress £85 Seafolly Indian Summer bandeau top £36 Seafolly pleated hipster bikini bottoms £39

 

I know I will wear these Zara printed shorts £17.99 and some old favourites my Denim & Supply dress and my beautiful Valentino Rockstud sandals

For my own sake I will update this post should I find hidden gems in my wardrobe here in Peru or actually wear everything in my case.

 

Lima Dreaming again with Valentino slides………

I know I really do not need any more sandals or slides for my annual trip to Lima but that doesn’t stop me looking (at all) !

These slides aren’t even available yet but just look at them they are so very pretty.

Valentino Free Rockstud Spike Slide in light green pink or dark blue £535 here

 

My new obsession for the week Biker style ankle boots

After falling for Zara’s  ankle boots earlier in the week I am now on the search for more pairs to compare. (difficult as they are gorgeous)

Today I have spotted pairs by Isabel Marant, Valentino,and Kurt Geiger, obviously a mix of price points but all gorgeous.

The originals Zara ankle boots with faux pearls £79.99 here

Isabel Marant Teylon Ranger Studded Boots £575 here

Valentino Leather Ankle Boots £895 here

Carvela Kurt Geiger Swish Boots £189 here

 

 

London calling! two very hot happy shopping days

After spending the last two very  hot days in London I thought I would recap on my new loves for now and the new season (there are a few)

Harrods shoe heaven is always on my “must visit” list, they never fail me and I was lucky enough to find these little gems which have since sold out.

Valentino Rockstud slides £190 (I cant even find a link for them they have sold out everywhere)

I am always on the look out for the perfect crossbody bag and I find many that I like but there is always a but! On saturday whilst walking around Harvey Nichols I spotted a perfect crossbody by Marc Jacobs,. As soon as I picked it up I knew, the strap , the colour and the size were all spot on. This bag will serve me well both here and of course for Lima Dreaming.

Marc Jacobs crossbody £250 here

I do love a hat both winter and summer whether it be a cap, beanie or a fedora and I was very lucky to fine two gorgeous options in Harvey Nichols.

Isabel Marant Crompton alpaca and wool beanie £90 here

I tried this felt cap in Harvey Nichols and I loved it but already my size is sold out.

Satya Twena Cody felt hat £200 here

I always try sunglasses when the opportunity arises and I always end up buying Rayban aviators. This time I actually tried and loved this pair from Victoria.

Victoria Beckham Feather Round Sunglasses £295 here

I do have quite a few pairs of Raybans but they are all gold framed and I really don’t think you can have too many pairs! so silver is the way forward  (silver or white frames with silver lenses) I did try a pair in Harvey Nichols but once again I failed to buy them.

Rayban silver toned aviator £134 here

The one thing that my trip helped me decide is my next tote bag and it is the Givenchy Antigona either the small or medium in grey (not the mini size)

Givenchy Antigona £1450 here

 

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.

Major obsession alert Valentino submerge rockstuds!

Well I do love a Valentino rockstud but these submerge rockstud sandals are just gorgeous. I have always likde a  Birkenstock style sandal, moulded soles and all so imagine my delight upon seeing these blue beauties.

Valentino Submerge Rockstuds £625 here

 

Must have item of the day: it’s Valentino and it’s pink…..

As always I am looking for the perfect crossbody bag and I think this one is as close to perfect as you can get!

You can also take advantage of free global shipping until 9am Friday 31st March on orders over £100 €125 $145

 

Valentino Rockstud crossbody wallet  £780 here