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Tales from a personal shopping life 30/3/………its cold shoulder time!

Hello again it is midweek already!

Today I have been for a welcome trip into Manchester to carry out a little research!! Yes that does mean looking at clothes but it is all in a good cause!!

I did find these trousers in Zara and I was dubious about how they would look on but I do love them. I am thinking that a cami top and a pair of Valentino’s will complete the look.

Zara Cropped Trousers £29.99 here 


As always I have had some very interesting and lovely clients pass through the personal shopping suite. (House of Fraser Manchester)

Monday brought me a young lady who works in the nuclear industry, she needed quite formal workwear but still wanted to look cool. She was very happy when she walked away with her goodies in the pink bag.

Whistles Helena Crepe Jacket £140 here

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Linea Soft Tailored Skirt £49 here 

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Next was a young lady who had decided to go back to university to complete a Master’s, her husband was sick of the “I have nothing to wear” chants everyday so bought a gift card as a surprise.

She was an absolute delight to work with as she was so excited about everything.

There should not be anymore “chants” with this haul, in fact the Darcy trousers and cold shoulder top are being worn for a night out on Friday

French Connection Darcy Drape Trousers £65 here 

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Oasis Cold Shoulder Top £28 here

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French Connection Polly Plains Pocket Tee £20 here

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Next up was a lady whose first words were “I hate shopping”! thankfully by the time she left she had completely changed her mind. A very happy lady!

Her haul included:

Betty Barclay 5 Pocket Jeans £90 here

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Betty Barclay Fine Stripe Top £50 here

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Linea Knot Front Jersey Top £20.30 here

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One of the recurring themes of the week is “my little blue book” the mockery has set in!! Now I am being asked whether or not I am including everything I spend in it?? Well yes I am Miss Leah!

The time has come “what is keeping me awake at night?” well believe it or not this cold shoulder top by Miss Selfridge, it looks gorgeous on!

Miss Selfridge Lace Up Cold Shoulder Top £28 here


I still love the white voile top from French Connection (the one with a Parisian vibe) but it is still not on any website (bizarre!!)

Have a great week everyone and I shall catch up with you on Sunday.

Tales from a personal shopping life 16/3/16…….is it Lima Dreaming time already?

Hello again!

What has been happening instore this week? Well I have been very impressed with the new swim shop, as always Seafolly wins the day for me, I already have my eye on this little number for the beach, is it Lima Dreaming time already??

Seafolly Gili Island Kaftan £48 here

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It has been a little quiet in the personal shopping suite due mainly to “no shows” so frustrating but all part of the job!!

On Monday I had a lovely lady who had been given a gift voucher by her friends for her 40th birthday. We had a lovely time as she spent way more than the voucher but was so happy to have new clothes to take to London this weekend. She finished off her visit with a mini makeover at the Clarins counter.

A few of the London outfits:

Gray & Willow Split Back Knit £69 here

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Gray & Willow Grassland Print Top £55 here

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Tuesday brought me a double act, a customer and her neighbour!! They are off on a cruise in May but my lady wanted every outfit sorted in advance. The visit was all about her evening wear and we achieved that easily but the really nice bit was she could wear her locket with every outfit. Her husband had recently died and she carried his photo in the beautiful locket, she was so happy that she wouldn’t have to take it off.

Are there any mini obsessions going on at the moment? Well the navy Stefanel jumpsuit that I loved last week doesn’t suit me at all so I am over that one!! I do however love this cardigan. I think this would work so well with my existing jumpsuits.

Stefanel Patterned Bourette Cardigan £190 here


I have just spotted these sandals on Mytheresa definitely a mini obsession! Isabel Marant often turns into an obsession as we all know!!

Isabel Marant Jemma Suede Sandals £355 here


Another pair of shoes have just appeared!! Miu Miu please stop torturing me!!

Miu Miu Glitter Trim Pumps £460 here


I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week and I will see you on Sunday with more mini obsessions!!