Tag Archives: Tees

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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For Him Summer Wardrobe Pieces|Giorgio Brato Leather Jacket |

Great pieces for summer.

Giorgio Brato Contrast Stitching Jacket £678 here


Thomas Krom Layered Hem Tee £76 here


Diesel Black Gold 17cm Carrot Fit Destroyed Jeans £300 here


Boris Bidjan Saberi Backpack $1625 here



Tales from a personal shopping life 10/4……..blue is definitely the colour!

Good morning everyone and what a beautiful day! I will certainly be making the most of it later with a walk in the sunshine.

It has been an amazing few days since I spoke to you last with lots of clients passing through the shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester)

One of the highlights was a phone call from a client I had in March, a lady with terminal cancer who married at Easter. She called to say thank you for finding her a beautiful dress and making her feel special.  We  are meeting for a coffee soon so I can see the wedding photos. I feel very honoured that in-between chemo living life she thinks I am worth the time.

Thursday started with a very bubbly young teacher from the Isle of Man who needed a wardrobe refresh. She certainly enjoyed herself and says that is worth the trip to come and see me again soon. Leggings were her wardrobe staple but they won’t be anymore!!

Oasis Linen Blend Peg Trousers £42 here

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Mango Crop Jacket £49.99 here

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Mango Seam Detail Dress £29.99 here

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Next up was a young lady off for a trip on the Orient Express and she was very excited. The shop was so much fun as she just needed everything for days in Venice and nights on the train. I love this sort of brief!!!

Marella Infante Straight Leg Trousers £130 here

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Ted Baker Ellanor Tee £59 here

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Coast Barcelona Lace Trousers £79 here

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Coast Jolie Beaded Top £59 here


Coast Carmel Print Marie Dress £149 here

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Thursday ended with a lady looking for an outfit for her 40th birthday party. She wanted something wow that she could wear again. Her only request was NO jumpsuits as they never fit properly. I sneaked this one to the rail for her to try and guess what she bought? RESULT

Marella Art 365 Jumpsuit £185 here


Friday morning started with a very lovely lady who needed a refresh and a dress for a Baltic cruise. She bought nearly everything I gave her as in her words “you listened to what I wanted and understood”

The Baltic cruise dress Linea Sophia Linen Dress £69 here

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Hobbs Savannah Stripe Dress £89 here

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Betty Barclay Perfect Five Jeans £80 here

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Hobbs Riley Sweater £79 here

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Betty Barclay Cropped Sally Jeans £60 here

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Saturday brought me a young mum, it was her birthday and the shop was a surprise. Her only request was to look cool again and she left feeling just that. Mission accomplished!

French Connection Wide Cropped Trousers £80 here

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Whistles Maye Seam Back Tee £35 here

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Whistles Cut About Striped Josie Dress £110 here

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Well I am happy to report that the blue book is still fully operational which means that I haven’t actually been wasting money!! It is a real test as I am surrounded by clothes and shoes every day in store and I keep torturing myself about this navy (I do love navy!!) jumpsuit, it will look great with all of my shoes (and the one’s I don’t have yet!!)

Warehouse Culotte Jumpsuit £59 here

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It will look pretty cool with these Kurt Geiger pumps that I am still obsessing about!!

Carvela Lotus Pumps £110 here

6890283909Bomber jackets are definitely a trend for spring summer and there are lots on the high street but this one by Gucci is just gorgeous! You only need a small lottery win for this one but it would be worth saving for.

Gucci Lace Bomber £1260 here


I will leave you with this alternative which by the way would look great over the navy jumpsuit!! (just an idea)

Zara Printed Bomber £39.99 here

2364563403_6_1_1I hope you have a beautiful week, see you Wednesday.


For Him Summer Pieces|Mens Cargo Shorts|Mens Fine Knit Tees|

A few pieces you need for spring/summer that you need.

Roberto Collina Lightweight Tee £132 here


The Viridi Ann Black Drop Crotch Shorts $390 here


Thom Krom Shorts £111 here


Isabel Benenato Open Knit Jumper £335 here


Hood By Air Distressed Shorts £202 here


DEVOA Cargo long sleeve tee $565 here



Tales from a personal shopping life 20/3/16

Another week closer to summer and pretty clothes!

It has been a great week in store (House of Fraser Manchester), the summer clothes are beginning to make an appearance now. I found two slip dresses on the Mango concession that I can wear now with a knit and later on their own.

Mango Slip Dress £25.99 here (Navy and Dark Red)










I am sure I will wear one of them tomorrow so watch this space for an update.

You will know that I have quite a thing for cropped flared jeans at the moment and Zara have the perfect pair I hope!! I have just ordered a pair and at £19.99 they are a steal. Once again I will keep you posted as to whether or not they are a success!!

It has been quite a busy few days in the personal shopping suite and as always I have met some amazing people.

Thursday evening brought a fellow accountant which is always interesting. A lovely lady who rarely shops but certainly enjoys it when she does.

These Hallhuber basics worked very well for her she bought black, navy and beige amongst many other things.

Hallhuber Basic Tops £49 here

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Friday brought a lovely young mum who had lost her way and she left feeling amazing, so much so she is back in two weeks for more. She needed smart casual and these are a couple of the pieces she bought.

Warehouse Soft Mac £79 here


Mint Velvet Pheonix Biker Jeans £69 here

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Hallhuber Floral Print Top £59 here

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Looking at the diary for the next customer I thought it was a lovely lady from Liverpool who had been before, but not at all, she had recommended me to her friend who had travelled from Surrey. What a compliment.

This lady just wanted dresses for the many social events she attends. This was her favourite (she bought quite a few!!)

Lauren Ralph Lauren Nieves Dress £145 here

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My last customer on Friday was also a surprise, she have travelled from Guernsey for the weekend so she could come and visit me after a recommendation.  She wanted a dress for her birthday party but bought a few more as well. This linen dress was for a holiday to Tenerife.

Hobbs Lita Dress £119 here


Yesterday brought me a seasonal customer looking for a mother of the groom outfit with a difference. It was actually quite easy as she looked gorgeous in this Marella outfit.

Marella Tiapa Jacket £230 here Marella Ema Dress £185 here

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What new obsessions have arisen this week, well I have convinced myself that these shoes will be very comfortable for walking around the store all day!! Confession time, I do that with every pair of shoes that I like!!

Miu Miu Satin Platform Trainers £460 here


I hope you all have a great start to the week I will see you Wednesday with images of my new toys.

For Him New Season Pieces|Avant Toi Fine Knits|Nihomano Leather Sneakers|

A few pieces you can wear now and later

Avant Toi Fine Knit £475.80 here
Avant Toi Distressed Knit £414 here
Ann Demeulemeester $675 here
Thom Krom Sweater €121 here
Nihomano Sneakers €846 here
A little bit of fun with Love Moschino Tee Shirt £95 here

Outfit Of The Day Lima Dreaming|Valentino Rockstud Sandals|

I am obviously obsessed at the moment with clothes for Lima and this morning whilst browsing www.mytheresa.com I found the perfect outfit for New Year.

Victoria Beckham mirrored sunglasses £319 hereP00170000--STANDARD

Isabel Marant Maik Linen Top £100 here


Isabel Marant Serek Silk Skirt £235 here


Valentino Rockstud Sandals £550 here