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“what else do you need” a thought provoking question.

It was early this morning when I was discussing my Lima Dreaming wardrobe with the King of Peru that he uttered the words “what else do you need” I immediately replied nothing because it is the correct answer in theory!

Yesterday I added two Mango playsuits to the mix and there is a Seafolly sundress waiting for me also but what else could complete my “Lima Dreaming” wardrobe .

Mango ruffle off the shoulder playsuit £25.99 here

I do have quite a few pairs of sandals but every year tradition dictates (I love traditions) I take a new pair of  Sophia Websters to add to the collection. These would go with everything and I could wear them for beach or city.

Sophia Webster Becky Gem slides £295 here

A new bikini is an essential addition every year but I always struggle to find bright colours in a style I like. This orange one is beautiful but I would mix and match it with other block colours. I have Heidi Klein bikinis that have been in Peru now for ten years and they always look as good as new.

Heidi Klein Folly Island balcony bikini £186 here

No trip is ever complete without a new hat, I already have a wall full of them but there is always room for another.

EMILY – LONDON Martinique white & gold resort hat £285 here

And now the Lima Dreaming wardrobe is complete!

So many more additions to my winter wish list…..

There are so many pieces landing at the moment I barely know which way to turn! I love to wear new clothes instantly I am not very good at keeping them until the weather changes. The things I love today can all be worn now which makes it so much more fun.

This faux suede trench from Zara is very useful with the wonderful weather we are having.  It would go over everything and keep away the morning chill in a very pretty way.

Zara Faux Suede Trench £59.99 here

I also love the coat below, it has a hood which I love and it definitley has a Isabel Marant feel about it. I am thinking this would be perfect for my Canadian adventure in October.

Zara Coat with Hood £59.99 here

The perfect pair of jeans is always a challenge and I think I have found my next pair.

Zara Jeans with Side Frill £29.99 here

The colour of this Isabel Marant top is just gorgeous and I do like to add a piece to two every season.

Isabel Marant Louna top £220 here

I cant have a wish list without a Isabel Marant dress it just wouldn’t be right.

Isabel Marant tiered dress £330 here

There are not so many shoes around at the moment that I love , or do I just have too many pairs already!

I tried these KG velvet pumps on in store (House of Fraser) and I love them. They feel very comfortable and look gorgeous, just perfect for personal shopping.  Unfortunatley they don’t appear to be on any websites yet.

KG Kurt Geiger velvet pumps £119

No matter what anyone says  I really want a pair of furry slides and I have found the perfect pair. They are super comfortable and will take me well into autumn (perfect for flying) I have already tried them and the size 3 was so big the 2 fit me (help)

Zara Faux Fur Slides £49.99 here

 

 

 

A bit of an obsession faux fur embellished slides…..

It all started with the Miu Miu faux fur slides they are just so pretty, never to wear in real life just at home. (especially the rain) I know that isn’t very practical when you pay so much for them so I have found two great high street alternatives and I think you will agree they are just a s pretty.

Now I can’t decide whether or not I like the green faux fur better than the neat black jewelled flats by Other Stories (I need help or both!)

Miu Miu embellished  faux fur slides £525 here

Other Stories Gemstone Faux Fur Slippers £69 here

Zara Faux Fur Bejewelled Slides £39.99 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 with a Zara embroidered dress…….

This little beauty has Lima Dreaming written all over it, I could hear it calling to me in Zara at lunchtime.

I will wear it London on Friday as it will be 29 degrees then it will wing it’s way to South America  where it will live happily ever after! It will be perfect for beach life and weekends in Lima.

I would quite like to team it with these Topshop fluffy slides as well (can’t resist a fluffy slide) by coincidence the pale blue is only available in a 36 lucky me!!

Zara embroidered striped dress £29.99 here

Topshop Fenella Slides £22 here

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Major obsession alert Sophia Webster shearling slides…..

I have made a tradition of taking a new pair of Sophia Webster sandals to Lima every year, they are now an integral part of Lima Dreaming.

Imagine my delight today when I spotted these on Harvey Nichols website I think my words (to myself) were I need these they are amazing.

Sophia Webster Lyla Slides £350 here

 

Zara Slides 15 pairs under £50 to get summer started…..

So many pairs of pretty slides I want them all!

 

Zara Pink Beaded Slides £29.99 here

Pearly strappy sandals £39.99 here

Strappy slides with gem buckles £29.99 here

Beaded watermelon slides £29.99 here

Multifruit slides £25.99 here

Slides with silver toned bow £19.99 here

Flat furry sandals £39.99 here

Floral Slides £29.99 here

Two Tone Floral Slides £19.99 here

Slides with Beaded Knot £29.99 here

Slides with Tassels £49.99 here

Monochrome Slides £15.99 here

Floral Slides £39.99 here

Slides with Adornments £25.99 here

Frilled Slides £49.99 here

20 things we all need from Uterque for summer……

I am having an Uterque moment and I mean a REAL moment, there are so many beautiful things for summer!

Here are my 20 favourite pieces starting with this blue tote bag which is simply gorgeous.

All items available www.uterque.com

 

Tote with plaited handle £275 here

Pink leather jacket £245 here

Off the shoulder dress £145 here

Red Leather Skirt with Knot £175 here

Multicoloured Tote Bag £65 here

Nappa Slides £85 here

Poplin Shirt with Grommets £75 here

Gingham Dress with PomPom £95 here

Ceramic multi strand necklace £75 here

Jewel Satin Wedges £115 here

Striped Shirt with Bow £75 here

Roses Maxi Ring £45 here

Metallic Mules £85 here

Tropical Earrings £45 here

Silk Camisole Slip Dress £175 here

Leather Crossbody Bag with Bees & Studs £115 here

iPhone 6 case £55 here

Tropical Espadrilles £85 here

Jeans with black lace detail £65 here

Knit Culotte Trousers £95 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.