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Must have item of the day See By Chloe embroidered cami…….

I was actually going to include a pair of Zara furry slides today but someone has just pointed out that I have had shoes all week!  In her honour I have chosen this beautiful camisole top which has Lima Dreaming written all over it. I am imagining denim shorts and very pretty slides with a very good tan.

See by Chloe embroidered top £170 here




Tales from a personal shopping life 15/5…………Squealing with delight

Another week over! time flies when you are having fun.

Even more lovely customers have passed through the personal shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) this week.

Monday started with a lovely lady who is off to Royal Ascot as a birthday treat. We decided that assuming the weather would be good was better than anticipating the rain as it would be more fun. She loved this dress, not to much floral and a little coral which suited her colouring. I teamed it with an orange silk shrug from Damsel in a Dress which has since sold out.

Karen Millen Watercolour Floral Pencil Dress £160 here

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The wedding season is still very much in full swing as I have had quite a few mothers of the bride or groom this week. I had a lovely mother of the groom on Thursday who bought two dresses as she couldn’t decide!

Linea Lace Pop Over Dress £120 here

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Eliza J Empire Waist Dress £140 here

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Saturday brought me two wonderful ladies from Liverpool, there was mother of the groom and Aunty Dorothy. They were amazing and  are exactly what makes me love my job so much. Mother of the Groom was so easy, only two dresses were tried before we had “the one”. The wedding is in a barn so she wanted “floaty” and something that could be worn again. This navy dress is perfect and will be accessorised with silver.

Hobbs Fenella Dress £149 here


Aunty Dorothy’s brief was very simple “I need a frock for the wedding can you find me one?” I knew I couldn’t disappoint as she is just so lovely.

This outfit from Jacques Vert made her eyes sparkle and the smiles were huge.

Jacques Vert Floral Print Shift £139 here

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Jacques Vert Bolero £129 here

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Jacques Vert Hat £119 here

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Aunty Dorothy thought she looked like the queen and even though she could have it all as a treat from her niece she insisted on paying for it herself quote “I have never felt this good, it’s amazing so I want to pay for it” It made me feel amazing too.

I had a lady who came for a few new summer tops and when she told me what sort of things she likes she made me smile, Isabel Marant, Sandro & Maje it could have been me talking. On this note I thought it might be a challenge but she loved these three tops.

Whistles Flavia Bardot Silk Top £150 here

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Whistles Cross Back Shell Top £75 here

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Karen Millen Off The Shoulder Top £125 here

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As always much of week is spent obsessing about some item of clothing, a pair of shoes or a bag!! Sad but true!! Although I have to say my blue book is still fully operational so I am making progress.

Today I am feeling very lucky as I have these amazing Sophie Webster blue leather slides, I have been obsessing about them for weeks. They are a birthday pressie and I just want to squeal with delight every time I look at them.

Sophie Webster Lilico Slides £195 here

576111_blue_6The King of Peru and I are off to Valencia for a weekend at the beginning of June so these slides will be worn ALOT. This trip has also meant that I have been obsessing about “outfits” and these pieces are high on my Valencia list but I am sure there will me more!!

Whistles Marina Linen Swing Dress £95 here

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Whistles Baxter Mini Chain Bag £95 here

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As always there is some Isabel Marant in the mix and I will be watching this one in the sales.

Isabel Marant Etoile Naoko Dress £295 here



I hope you all have a great week I am now off to enjoy the rest of birthday birthday.


Just loving hues of blue|Self Portrait Lace Dress|

Blue is definitely my favourite colour and I do tend to love every shade!!

A very pretty Self Portrait dress caught my eye this morning and this is the result, a lot of blue, most of which I now want!!

Self Portrait Azaelea Midi Dress £240 here
Valentino Rockstud Flast £595 here
Isabel Marant Etoile Vinny Dress £220 here
Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals £490 here
Saint Laurent Monogram Fringed Bag £590 here
Saint Laurent Sac Di Jour Mini Tote £1550 here
Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag £880 here
Valentino Printed Top £880 here


Blue Heaven Miu Miu Pumps|Miu Miu Mary Jane Pumps|

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do and these pumps are beautiful.

To justify more shoes (like you need justification!!) I will just mention that I do walk a lot in daily life as a personal shopper. Block heels that are not too high always work perfectly. My favourite colour is blue so these shoes are perfect!!

Miu Miu Mary Janes £590 here




Holiday Shopping and Daydreaming|Summer Wardrobe Essentials|

It is a very grey Sunday morning here but I never let that bother me I just day dream. Today I was thinking about a trip to Lake Como that we may take in September, I love Como it won my heart a few years ago. It is only a short distance from Milan, what more could you want? sunshine and shops!!

The added benefit for all of these clothes is they will also travel to Peru with me in December.

I have been deciding what I will wear as it will be hot but it is also very stylish. Here a few things that I will be taking with me.

My gorgeous new Sophia Webster sandals which are waiting to be worn.

Eva Sandals £250 here


Zara Ruffled Dress £29.99 here 


Mango Beaded Panel Dress £19.99 here


Mango Linen Strap Dress £34.99 here


Zara Shorts with Jewel Appliqués £25.99 here


Mango Floral Print Top £19.99 here


Whistles Pampus Print Top £75 here


Valentino Mini Rockstud Crossbody Bag £665 here

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Whistles Wide Brim Hat £50 here


Victoria Beckham Classic Aviators £382 here


Laviandbelle Marrakesh Party Necklace £25 each here

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