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Holiday packing! Why do we pack so many things?

It is a standing joke that I spend eleven months of every year looking for my “Lima Dreaming” outfits but when I actually arrive I wear denim shorts for most of the three weeks. I want to wear different things but the lifestyle either at the beach or in the city calls for simple outfits.

I have been here five days so far and I have worn:

Zara embroidered shorts £17.99 Pampelone 55 blouse Valentino Rockstud slides (blouse & slides were bought earlier in year)

Whistles Alisha Split Hem Trousers £79  Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £40 Havaianas in black £45

Seafolly black dress £85 Seafolly Indian Summer bandeau top £36 Seafolly pleated hipster bikini bottoms £39


I know I will wear these Zara printed shorts £17.99 and some old favourites my Denim & Supply dress and my beautiful Valentino Rockstud sandals

For my own sake I will update this post should I find hidden gems in my wardrobe here in Peru or actually wear everything in my case.


Must have item of the day Whistles Resort Imogen linen playsuit………

This Whistles playsuit in orange linen (I love orange) would work perfectly as a Lima Dreaming piece, I could wear it at the beach (eating out or messing around) or in Lima (cocktail time) I do believe my Sophia Webster Lilico sandals would work so well with it.

Whistles Resort Imogen Linen Playsuit £110 here

My Sophia Webster Lilico Sandals

Outfit of the Day just perfect for hanging out in Lima!

As you all probably know (especially those who follow my Instagram (highststyle) it is only 45 days to the annual Peruvian trip. My thoughts have now left winter clothes and are filled with summer ones instead. Things I can wear to hang out at the beach or the city!!

Helen Kaminski Belan Natural Hat £199 here Heidi Klein Leather Bracelet £38 here



Isabel Marant Vail Satin Dress £185 hereP00138530--STANDARDHeidi Klein Maya Bay Glitter Espadrilles £150 here Heidi Klein Raffia Bucket Bag £220 here



Lima Dreaming Wish List|Where to buy winter sun clothes now|

The countdown is on, its only a few weeks now to my annual Peruvian adventure YEAHHH. I have been going through my summer clothes and deciding what I need to buy. I have to admit I do forget what I already have in my wardrobe in Lima but it is always a nice surprise when I get there!!

As I am going to keep a polaroid diary of this years proceedings I feel that a few more pieces are completely necessary to keep it interesting!!!!

One of my great favourites Isabel Marant has some SS15 pieces available and I do love the Juliet Dunn palm print dungarees…..

I will be taking my beautiful new Victoria Beckham tote in bright blue as it is perfect for travelling. (it is gorgeous as you can see below)

Victoria Beckham Liberty Tote


Etoile Isabel Marant Vicky Embroidered Muslin Top £160 here


Etoile Isabel Marant Vera Embroidered Muslin Skirt £160 here


Etoile Isabel Marant Cole Crochet Panel Top £235 here


Heidi Klein Little Dix Bay Bikini £180 here

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Muzungu Sisters Sicilian Basket £232 here

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Juliet Dunn Embroidered Cotton Dress £202 here

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Jets Statement Kaftan £168 here


PilyQ Skirted Bikini £177 here


Hipanema Peacock Bracelet £75 here


Juliet Dunn Palm Print Dungarees £140 here


Sophia Webster Vinyl Flatforms £275 here


Mulberry Mini Lily in Mandarin £350 here


Anthropologie Heart Box Clutch Bag £178 here


Holiday Shop| Where can I buy summer clothes now|

If you are lucky enough to be jetting off to the sun over xmas then buying holiday clothes can be a bit of a problem at this time of year. I also think that spending a lot of money on summer clothes in mid winter is wrong, you probably won’t wear them again for  months. There is plenty out there it is just a matter of looking.

I decided to keep to the High Street for my search today and I hope you like my finds.

Havaianas Spirit £24 here

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Topshop Leopard Panel Maxi £30 here

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Topshop Chiffon Swing Dress £25 here

Topshop chiffon dress

Topshop Daisy Embellished Bead Cami £36 here

topshop beaded cami

Topshop V Neck Cami £18 here

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ASOS Pepe Jeans Kimono Maxi £85 here

asos pepe maxi dress

ASOS Southbeach Tie Dye Ombre Maxi £25

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ASOS Finchley Flat Sandals £35 here

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ASOS Cheesecloth Halter Neck Beach Jumpsuit £25 here

asos cheesecloth jumpsuit

ASOS River Island Misha Mexican Dress £28 here

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ASOS Cheesecloth Bandeau Beach Playsuit  £16 here

asos beach playsuit

ASOS Rainbow Fringe Bikini £28 here

asos rainbow bikini

ASOS Contrast Frill Bikini £30 here

asos contrast frill bikini

ASOS Southbeach Jewelled Bandeau Bikini £26 here

asos south beach bikini

ASOS Flying High Sandals £35 here

asos flying hig sandals

ASOS Levi 501 Embroidered Shorts £65 here

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Accessorize Alisha Leaf Sandals £35 here
Screen Shot 2013-11-17 at 11.14.13Accessorize Garland Trilby £19 here

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Accessorize Fine Straw Crochet Stetson £22 here

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Accessorize Colour Pop Aviators £10 here

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Accessorize Fiesta Tassel Cosmetic Case £12 here

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River Island Babydoll Cami £12 here

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River Island Low Scoop Tee £12 here

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River Island Yellow Waisted Cami Maxi £20 here

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Whistles Eliza Flame Dress £15 here

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Whistles Cara Silk Vest £30 here

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Sunshine buys

The sun is shining today and there are still lots of pieces to buy, these are my favourite “new this week” items.

Open Back Jumpsuit in Petrol Blue £59.99 www.zara.com

Blue Jersey Maxi Skirt £35 www.topshop.com

Silk Cami in Red £42 www.topshop.com

Denim Look Playsuit £35 www.riverisland.com

Oasis Double Layer Drape Top £28 www.asos.com

Strap back Maxi Dress £48 www.topshop.com

Splendid Colour Block Playsuit £168 www.asos.com

Reclaimed Levi 501’s with Aztec Print £42 www.asos.com

Zara Open Back Jumpsuit
Topshop Jersey Maxi
Topshop Red Silk Cami
River Island Denim Look Playsuit
Oasis Double Layer Drape Top
Topshop Strap Back Maxi
Splendid Colour Block Playsuit
Reclaimed Levi’s with Aztec Print

New in summerpieces

It always stresses me out at this time of year, the sales are over but suddenly you realise that you don’t have enough pieces to take you through the rest of summer. Well I was pleasantly surprised by all of these new in items, summer perfect.

Turquoise Strap Back Dress £38 www.topshop.com

Double Split Midi Skirt £ 34 www.topshop.com

Moto Vintage Boy Shorts £32 www.topshop.com

Aztec Embroidered Poch £25 www.topshop.com

Open Back Printed Dress £45.99 www.zara.com

Dress with Hip Seam £49.99 www.zara.com

Sarong Dress with Straps £39.99 www.zara.com

Printed Strap Top £22.00 www.zara.com

Metallic Fabric Necklace with Stones £19.99 www.zara.com

Turquoise Strap Back Dress £38
Double Split Midi
Moto Vintage Boy Shorts
Aztec Embroidered Pouch
Open Back Dress
Dress with Hip Seam
Sarong Dress with Straps
Printed Strappy Top
Metallic Fabric Necklace with Stones