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It has been a week of discovering so many pretty things…..

I have to say that this week has been a week of potential major obsessions and I mean MAJOR I even found the prettiest dress ever for my Lima Dreaming wardrobe. (really)

Poupette St Barths Sasha printed dress £218 here

It is that time of the year when the christmas party becomes the topic of conversation and “what to wear”. I am not one for glitter and sequins so when I spotted this Whistles navy skirt I knew I had found  my outfit and I can wear it afterwards (many times). I will team it with a Whistles tee and some old but beautiful Prada silver wedges.

Whistles Au Revoir logo tee £49 here

Whistles Satin Pleated Skirt £139 here

and to finish it off my Prada wedges, I am not sure how long I can dance in them but they are so pretty.

I can’t resist a good hoodie at the moment they are my new found friends

Zara sweatshirt with textured hood £29.99 here

These slides are the things dreams are made of (mine anyway) and are perfect for Lima Dreaming, it is a shame I already have so many pretty sandals (apparently it’s written in stone)

Valentino Free Rockstud Slide Sandals in azure £535 here

This bag will complete my party outfit

Kurt Geiger London Tweed Kensington Bag £95.20 here

I think that may be all this week but I am sure there are so many pretty things out there.

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.

Holiday shop! it is that time of year again sunshine & bikinis

I do realise that it is only March and I won’t be going to the beach until January but if I don’t buy then now then I can never find anything I love. Today I have found so many things that would work  well in Peru that I feel spoilt for choice.

I am afraid I only ever choose bandeau bikinis as I don’t like straps and they suit my shape better.

Also you  can never have too many coverups, I wear mine to breakfast, to the beach for dinner and cocktails so I need a few, although on my last trip I wore a black Seafolly coverup so many times as I love it.

 

Seafolly Spice Temple Bikini £118 here

Seafolly Wrap Bikini Iceberg £97 here

Seafolly Ibiza Cold Shoulder Bikini £139 here

Seafolly Halterneck Playsuit £104 here

Seafolly Embellished Print Playsuit £116 here

Heidi Klein Cayman Islands Bandeau Bikini £190 here

Heidi Klein Santa Barbara Padded Bikini £170 here

Heidi Klein Grace Bay Raffia Bag £180 here (you need a pretty bag)

Juliet Dunn Lipstick Silk Cami £275 here

Melissa Odabash Millie Dress £269 here

 

 

Must have item of the day Isabel Marant Karen Lace Up Dress

I do believe that all of the universe is conspiring against me, at the moment every day there is another “me” summer dress to look at. Today is no different this Isabel Marant dress is perfect for Lima as are many others.

The only thing that really helps is I know it is already very hot in Lima and I will wear denim shorts and little tops everyday as this is what I do every year no matter what I have in my wardrobe. (this dress would work well for summer in the UK though!)

Isabel Marant Etoile Karen Dress £245 here

 

 

Lima Dreaming Countdown 15 days to go …………

Look at what is waiting for me,! I am very lucky that I have so many clothes and shoes waiting for me in Peru. It is a pleasure to wear them again year after year and I always have a surprise or two (I do forget what I leave behind!)

Juliet Dunn Dress & Heidi Klein Hat

Sophie Webster Sandals

Charo Ruiz Skirt, Heidi Klein Bikini & Bracelet

Line & Dot Dress (love the colour) Valentino Rockstud Sandals (never leave them behind)

 

Must have item of the day its Lima Dreaming all of the way……

Just spotted this dress on Net A Porter it is just Lima perfect and super cute! What sandals would I wear with it? hmm I think I have a few choices.

Sensi Studio Off The Shoulder Embroidered Dress £230 here

Must have item of the day Sensi Studio Embroidered Dress………….

Oh dear another Lima Dreaming dress it must be a sign! With only 22 days to go until the annual Peruvian adventure all of thoughts have turned to my wardrobe and this dress would just slot in perfectly.

You can find more gorgeous Sensi Studio pieces on netaporter 

Sensi Studio Embroidered Cotton Dress £280 here

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Must have item of the day Poupette St Barts boho dress…….dear Santa

I know Christmas and is less than a month away and it is cold outside but I apologise this is definitely one for Lima Dreaming. This would just look amazing on any day in Lima with any pair of sandals.

Poupette St Barts Boho Dres £186 here

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Lima Dreaming beach style| Winter sun beachwear|

It is definitely that time of year again, all my thoughts have turned towards Lima. It may seem strange when most people are focusing on christmas but for me its sunshine all the way which is why I find myself searching for beachwear.

Lima is always split in to two categories, week days in the south on the beach and weekends in Lima for family time, cocktails, food and long walks. This means I get to have different wardrobes as the city and the beach require different pieces.

I spotted this dress by Denim & Supply awhile ago in store and this will definitely be in my suit case

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Esme Tunic £140 here

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Just love the colour of this bikini

Heidi Klein Cayman Islands Bandeau Bikini £190 here

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This dress and hat will make a great outfit for city walk and cocktails (sitting outside Hotel B watching Barranco go by)

Melissa Odabash Cornflower Fedora £112 here

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Thierry Colson Pippa Dandelion Cotton Dress £465 here

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I usually take a couple of new bikinis with me every year to add to the collection. (a couple in a couple out)

Seafolly Goddess Bikini Top in Wild Orchid  £60 here Bikini bottoms £43 here

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Melissa Odabash Maldives Bandeau Bikini £186 here The colour is AMAZING

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These Melissa Odabash shorts are way too pretty for the beach but teamed with a  white cotton cami we have beachside living perfection ( eating drinking and walking)

Place Nationale Vintage Cotton Cami £260 here

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Melissa Odabash Carolina Embroidered Shorts £190 here

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A new sundress (or two) is always nice, either for beach life or city life (you need pretty clothes to drink pretty cocktails!)

ASOS Cold Shoulder Beach Dress £26 here

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I think I will finish as I started with a pretty dress which is just perfect for Lima. All it needs is gorgeous sandals (I have plenty) a hat and I am ready. Bellini please.

Vanessa Bruno Frivole Embroidered Dress £498 here

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More Lima Dreaming a wardrobe update………….

I am afraid that I am constantly thinking about what clothes and shoes will look great in Lima!! I do realise that I have great wardrobe waiting for me but each year I do like to take a few new pieces!!

Having just being reminded that Heidi Klein has 20% discount until monday 30th November I decided to chose a few new treasures!!

These espadrilles are a must have they are perfect for hanging out at the beach.

Remember the NOW price is only valid until the end of Monday 30th November.

Heidi Klein Maya Bay Glitter espadrilles were £150 now £120 here

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Heidi Klein Cowboy Hat was £115 now £92 here

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Heidi Klein Bordeaux Bandeau Maxi was £260 now £208 here

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Heidi Klein Baja Jumpsuit was £240 now £192 here

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Heidi Klein Drop Waist Mini was £220 now £176 here

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Heidi Klein Leather Rope Bracelet was £38 now £30.40 here

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Heidi Klein San Sebastian Bikini Top was £85 now £68 here

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Heidi Klein San Sebastian Bikini Bottoms was £85 now £68 here

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Heidi Klein Maya Bay Espadrilles was £110 now £88 here

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Heidi Klein Raffia Bucket Bag was £220 now £176 here

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and we all need a beautiful smelling candle

Heidi Klein Coconut Beach Candle was £38 now £30.40 here

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