Tag Archives: Slip Dresses

Must have item of the day its time for cricket at Marks and Spencers……

There are so many great cricket jumpers out there this season but I think this by Marks and Spencer Limited Edition is one of the best.

It has a shorter boxy cut with side slits so it will sit well over all of my slip dresses (hurrah) as well as with my culottes and jeans.

Marks and Spencer Limited Edition  £29.50 here



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Must have item of the day: it’s a cricket knit at Hobbs……..

I have seen a few of these jumpers that I love for spring/summer at prices that are a little challenging and then I spotted this one by Hobbs when I was at work (House of Fraser) yesterday. I would wear it over a slip dress (I have a few) and team it with ankle boots (shocker) or platform brogues.

Hobbs Sadie cricket knit £79 here

Mango Frayed Edge Dress £35.99 here

Zara Platform Bulchers £29.99 here

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Velvet the texture of the season| My top 10 velvet pieces|

I have had a pair of Prada velvet wedges for about 10 years, I hardly ever wear them but they are beautiful and it is just nice to look at them sometimes. Living in the northwest it rains a lot so it is hardly a practical fabric but I do love it.

This season there are so many wonderful velvet pieces and some are more practical than others! Again it is Prada that has sent me into “I love velvet” mode, their shoes are simply gorgeous.

My very old but gorgeous Prada wedges


Prada Velvet Platforms £580 here


Anthropologie Carina Velvet Slip Dress £138 here


Carvela Devon Clutch £49 here


Zara Printed Velvet Dress £49.99 here


Isabel Marant Etoile Link Velvet Blouse £210 here


Aquazzura Baroque 50 velvet ankle boots £530 here


Zara Velvet Carrot Pants £29.99 here


Miss KG Lavin Velvet Trainers £55 here


Topshop Crushed Velvet Trousers £55 here


Valentino Crystal Embellished Velvet Sandals £585 here



Must have items of the week|New season velvet pieces|

I love all of the items I featured this week but you will have noticed a velvet theme developing.

There is a definitely a winter wardrobe forming already.

& Other Stories Embroidered Stars Dress £125 here Laurence Dacade Malena Embellished Velvet Sandals £650 here Isabel Marant Lyanna Velvet Dress £320 here Hanley Scribble Collage Tie Back Top £59 here Whistles Anais Off The Shoulder Top £120 here Zara Velvet Slip Dress £22.99 here

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Must have items of the week|Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Mary Janes|

It is Sunday again so let’s have a weekly round up, what have I loved this week!

Whistles Foulard Tee £95 here  Sandro Religione Dress £146 here

Whistles Tie Cuff Jacket £140 here  Miu Miu Patent Mary Janes £620 here

Zara Velet Slip Dress £19.99 here  Zara Contrast Bomber £69.99 here

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Tales from a personal shopping life 3/4/16…….its time for a ballet class

Good morning, it is a beautiful sunny day here I hope you have the same wherever you are.

Well the question is what has been happening in the personal shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) since I spoke to you last!!

As always I have had some lovely clients.

First up yesterday was a young lady who was heading out for her hen do last night and she wanted “sparkle”. Well I certainly gave her sparkle and she looked gorgeous.

Lace & Beads Embellished Body Con Dress £85 here

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Dune Abigail Navy Court Shoes £65 here

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Next up was a mother of the bride full of trepidation, she didn’t want to look like a typical “mob” but they never do!!

This was actually so nice as it took so little time to find her outfit and she looked stunning. One very happy smiley lady!

Damsel in a Dress Abstract Full Dress £249 here

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Damsel in a Dress Amelle Shrug £49 here

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On Friday I had a very lovely lady who was attending a wedding at the Savoy and wanted something a little sparkly, like she said she was only 5ft tall and wider than she should be! This outfit was the winner, it made her eyes sparkle and she looked very elegant.

Jacques Vert Cross Front Top £89 here

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Jacques Vert Teal Chiffon Skirt £99 here

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Yesterday I got to wear my gorgeous new dress from Finery London and it felt amazing. There are a few people who want to buy it for their holidays, I hope they enjoy it as much as I did.

Finery Hilgrove Contrast Panel Dress £59 here



As always on a Saturday the King of Peru came to meet and we had cocktail in Tom’s Champagne Bar, I celebrated my lovely dress with a Dark & Stormy, you can’t beat ginger beer!! (the Goslings rum obviously helps as well)

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I have a new quest and it is to find a new jumpsuit and it has to be black or navy.

It also needs to be a cropped culotte style!! I have already found a few I just need to try them on.

First up

Finery Milford D Ring Jumpsuit £75 here


COS Draped Top Jumpsuit £99 here


I am sure I will find many more over the next week as it will become obsession!

I am trying to keep all of my obsessions under control as “the blue book” is evidence of all of my spending. It is much harder when you have to write it down and look at the evidence aarrgghhhh

Having said that we all need a pair of ballet flats in our wardrobe and this pair by Kurt Geiger are just too cute! (they are also reminiscent of a certain designer pair, more of that in another post)

Kitty by KG Kurt Geiger £89 here


Well I hope you all have a great week and that the shops are full of jumpsuit’s!!

New Season at River Island |Grey Suede Ankle Boots| Coloured Winter Coats|

What direction do you take with your new season wardrobe? A question we probably ask ourselves every single season. This season is a little different for me, I have never had to wear black for work before which means I want to have colour in my off duty wardrobe.

When I looked at the press images of River Island’s new season the excitement grew and when you look at the images I have included you will be excited too. My off duty style is definitely laid back and inspired by Isabel Marant so these images caught my attention. Some of the pieces are already available but you will have to wait patiently for the rest. The pink coat is mine!

The pieces that I have chosen  I can wear every day for example the gorgeous grey suede ankle boots and the dark pink coat. There are also plenty of pretty pieces for off duty! I love an interesting colour palette and here I have a pale blue tee(my favourite), berry and grey, just delicious. I have also included a gorgeous orange midi skirt, who can resist that and some blue courts to with rolled jeans.

I love the cut out jumpsuit and silver platforms for an injection of glamour, we all need some of that.

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Dark Pink Coat £110 here


Daisy Slim Jeans £40 here


Light Blue Split Back Tee £30 here


NO1 Belle Paris Tee £16 here


Grey Snake  Flatforms £24 here


Grey Leather Look Sleeve Jumper £32 here


Dark Red Slim Cigarette Pants £35 here


Grey Platform Ankle Boots £50 here


Purple Stepped Hem Slip Dress £38 here


One Shoulder Cut Out Jumpsuit £45 here


Silver Peep Toe Platforms £60 here


Orange Zip Top Midi £35 here


Grey Wedge Chelsea Boots £35 here


Grey Mini Satchel £20 here


Grey Textured Slouch Bag £35 here


Dark Red Concealed Platform Boots £40 here

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Blue Snake Pointed Courts £50 here


Look of the day| Studded Leather Ankle Boots| Slip dresses|

I totally love these boots they definitely have an air of Saint Laurent about them an dot make a change from a little floppy dress I would go for this slip style dress.

Zara Extra Fine Sweater £45.99 here 

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Zara Lingerie Studio Dress £89.99 here

Zara lingerie style dress

Zara Studded Leather Ankle Boots £89.99 here

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Zara Cashmere Hat £39.99 here

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Top Pieces New In Today|New season clothes|Where can i buy new season clothes|New season accessories|

There is an abundance of new pieces today, both on the high street and high end. Now that winter appears to be well and truly on it’s way we all need a few new things to fight the grey day blues.

I have even included a few sneaky things that would look great in Peru as well as here,  after all december isn’t that far away.

Eugenia Kim Jill Cable Knit Alpaca Beanie £195 www.netaporter.com


Strappy V Neck Jumpsuit in Teal £45 www.topshop.com


Heart Print Shirt £32 www.topshop.com


Red Check Spliced Kilt £50 www.topshop.com


Angora Cable Beanie £16 www.topshop.com


Floral Satin Cami by Boutique £55 www.topshop.com


Floral Satin Slip Dress by Boutique £85 www.topshop.com


Valentino Studded Leather Sandals £645 www.netaporter.com


Lace Top £25.99 www.zara.com


Metallic Heel Leather Boots £59.99 www.zara.com


Two Tone Clutch £19.99 www.zara.com


Balenciaga Glove Cut Leather Sandals £365 www.matchesfashion.com