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Here is why I love Zara pretty gold ankle strap shoes…..

What is not to love about these shoes, they are gold, they have sparkly straps, they have  pearl buttons and they are very very pretty.

I would wear them with cropped flared jeans or bare legs with dresses.

Zara Gold Courts with Ankle Straps £49.99 here


Must have item of the day|Tulle Midi Skirts|

I do love a pretty tulle skirt and here we have two (same skirt different colours)

Which one would you choose Light Pink or Silver? I am thinking that my obsession with the Carvela sparkly platforms could pay off here as they would work with both skirts for work (personal shopping House of Fraser Manchester).

As I am only small I would keep the top very simple,either a plain tee or a light knit. A navy knit, sparkly platforms with the silver skirt would be just perfect! (see below)

Zara Tulle Skirt £25.99 here



Whistles Rib Hem Slim Tee £30 here (was £45)



Carvela Lupo Silver Flatforms £89 here

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Tales from a personal shopping life 2/3/16……………………

Its Wednesday again already and I have a busy day planned, I am off to town as my hair needs a colour (professional not a home job!) and I have few chores along the way but more about them later.

It has been a relatively quiet start to the personal shopping week, Monday and Tuesday brought a refreshes for two lovely ladies but nothing could have prepared me for the “wedding dress”

A few weeks ago a lady called to say she was getting married on Easter Saturday in a registry office at short notice, the reason being she has terminal cancer.

I was prepared to “spoil” her during the appointment, the store (House of Fraser Manchester) had given me a beautiful beauty goodie bag for her and it did bring tears when she opened it.

What a privilege it was to meet her she has such a positive attitude, although still receiving chemotherapy she insists on holding down her job as long as she can. Her time frame is at best the end of the year and at worst a few more months, after a mastectomy she now has secondaries in her liver and kidneys. All of this didn’t deter her from finding the perfect dress just like any other bride to be.

Unfortunately the dress we decided upon wasn’t in her size in store (House of Fraser Manchester) but I did track it down to Selfridges. I walked across to Selfridges (not something I normally do ) with her so she could try it and it was perfect. There were tears and hugs and she has has promised me a photo of the wedding.

Things like this certainly make you appreciate what you have in life, the main thing being your health because without it we have nothing.

Carsyn Midi Dress £299 here


One of my tasks yesterday was to pick up this dress from Zara, and it does look gorgeous on.

Zara Dress £29.99 here


As you all know my obsession with ankle boots never fades and this week it is these blue boots I spotted at Finery London. I will keep you posted on the comfort factor!!

Elmworth Closed Leather Boots £125 here


I finally have my gorgeous sparkly Miu Miu’s back after Selfridges sent them off for repair, the buttons are different but they are still pretty!!

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I certainly felt better after my root tint and a few new blonde bits but most importantly a fringe trim!! I only work across the road from my hairdressers yet my fringe was out of control!! It should never happen!!

I nearly forgot my really big news I actually went to a Spanish class and enjoyed it. For those who don’t know I spent years living in Gibraltar when I was a teenager and I visit Peru every year (for 10 years now) and although I understand most things I answer in English!! Well enough is enough this year I will be having conversations in Spanish!! Feeling quite proud that I have finally made the move.

Paris fashion has started and I am looking forward to the usual suspects like Chanel, Dior, Isabel Marant, Chloe, Miu Miu ……..the list is endless.

My favourite image so far is from Dries Van Noten, I love the colours.


See you all on sunday……..

Two Of a Kind White Embellished Sneakers|White Lace Up Sneakers|

My love for Miu Miu is always there but the unfortunately the budget isn’t!!!

These Carvela sneakers will give me the look I want at a great price and I still get the sparkles. (I love sparkles)

Miu Miu Lace Ups £610 here


Carvela Maze £85 here


Tales from a Personal Shopping Life 3/2/16

Well it is my day off again, time does fly when you are having fun.

The week started well on Sunday I made a chilli, the first ever, and it was delicious! I was very pleased with myself another dish to add to my small repertoire!!

House of Fraser social media also picked up on my tales on Sunday which was very good.

Monday was an excellent day indeed as far as customers and shopping go.

I had a customer who had never been to House Of Fraser for personal shopping before and she was a dream. She lives on the Isle of Man and came for a work suit but ended up buying loads of workwear and casual clothes too. Even better she is coming back in about 5 weeks to see me again, a very nice lady. It is such a pleasure to shop for people who are so enthusiastic about clothes.

Tuesday brought me completely different challenges, first I had a lady of 82 who was lovely but had a very strict criteria of what she would or wouldn’t wear.  It’s strange but none of those things matter when the clients are interesting.

Sadly my last lady yesterday had a sad story, she needed a dress to wear to a funeral I was so happy that I found her one she loved. It was nice to see her smile a little.

Today I took my beautiful Miu Miu sparkly Mary Janes (see below) back to Selfridges as they snapped last Friday as I was walking across Deansgate, I was a very unhappy little person as I do love them. Happily they are now off to be mended and they will be away for a few weeks, I will miss them as they are so comfortable for busy days.

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My beautiful Miu Miu Mary Jane flats

I have spent many more hours obsessing about the Isabel Marant Drew boots but at the same time I do love my Isabel Marant Danae boots and I have spotted them in metallic on Farfetch

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My much loved Isabel Marant Danae Boots
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Isabel Marant Metallic Danae Boots here

I have been obsessing about a pair of cropped flared jeans but sadly I cant find the perfect pair but I did find these in Zara today and I think they are gorgeous!! (very happy face), I will be taking them to be shortened tomorrow as I cant wait to wear them!! Just love the frayed hems.

Zara slouchy jeans here

To finish on a very bright note as I was walking through Harvey Nichols this morning I spotted this bag and I think you will agree it is beautiful. I have the Victoria Beckham Liberty Tote in bright blue and this is the Quincy tote, it is a smaller version. Pretty sunshine yellow to brighten grey days.

Victoria Beckham Quincy Tote here