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Tales from a personal shopping life 1/5………Red Carpet & Royalty!

Welcome to a very wet May, fingers crossed the sun will shine soon!! Please!!

It has been another great week in the shopping suite (House Of Fraser Manchester) with lots of interesting clients passing through.

The wedding season is still going strong and my first client of the week was a mother of the groom. It was a simple wedding and she wanted a very simple flattering dress she could wear again. Well she wasn’t disappointed when she tried this one on and went away very happy. We teamed it with black accessories and it all looked gorgeous.

Coast Surrey Print Jamilia Dress £89 here

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I had a regular client on Tuesday who just wanted an outfit for a night out that didn’t look like she tried too hard! This was an easy one and she took a few spare tops as well.

Hallhuber Lace Detail Blouse £79 here

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Hallhuber Skinny Jeans £79 here

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Phase Eight Matilda Pendant £25 here

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Carvela Comfort Simona Sandals £99 here

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On Thursday I had two ladies who needed outfits but for different occasions, one for a night out and the other for the Cannes film festival, this had to be red carpet worthy! Her main request was to be comfortable, glamorous but not fussy!

This Coast jumpsuit was the absolute winner.

Coast Viola Jumpsuit £129 here

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Carvela Kiwi Strappy Sandals £55 here

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And for the night out

Damsel in a Dress Luxedo Jumpsuit £169 here

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Linea Mayviss Strappy Sandals £52 here

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On Friday morning I had a lovely young lady whose husband had bought her a voucher to spend on clothes. She wasn’t sure I would find anything to make her look nice!! She left feeling amazing and wants to come back soon.

Phase Eight Cecily Top £49 here

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Mint Velvet Pheonix Biker Jeans £69 here She also bought these in black

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French Connection Kiki Palm Print Top £35 here

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Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here

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Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here

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Saturday brought a lady who is going to a Royal Garden Party but didn’t want a fussy outfit, we kept it simple and she looked perfect for the occasion.

Hobbs Palm Dress £149 here


Phase Eight Zoe Fascinator £59 here (the graphite colour brings out the grey in the dress perfectly)

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Damsel in a Dress Scarf £39 here

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On Tuesday I had coffee with my lovely lady with cancer, she showed me her wedding photographs which were lovely. The dress we chose was perfect and she looked beautiful. Her prognosis is a little better at the moment so it’s fingers crossed.

My mini obsessions haven’t gone away I am afraid and this week it is THE blue bag but I think you will agree it is VERY pretty. I have been down to the Mulberry concession in store to play with it!!

Mulberry Mini Lily Crossbody Bag £350 here


I know this dress is black but it looks so pretty on and is perfect for work, you can’t beat a bit of weekday Whistles.

Whistles Lyra One Shoulder Dress £160 here


I have been waiting for the weather to warm up so that I can wear my Isabel Marant Vince Dress (below) I know it will be well worth waiting for!!


At the same time I have thinking how amazing this top will look with jeans (I know I need help) and the Mulberry bag (HELP)

Isabel Marant Vince Embroidered Top £170 here


I hope you all have an amazing week whether it is sunny or wet.