Tag Archives: Totes

Keeping it chic at the beach with Kayu handwoven bags and clutches…..

I have just discovered Kayu a brand new to Mytheresa and I am already in love the Kahuna bag, it has Lima Dreaming written all over it. (I know I am already here but hey I can keep dreaming) I can see myself carrying it on the daily walk to the beach! (it’s a very short walk) and it would enhance any beach outfit.

The bags are all woven by hand which makes them even more special.

All are available by Kayu at mytheresa.com

Stellar Seagrass Tote £92 here

Piñata Striped Straw Tote £101 here

Aloha Embroidered Straw Clutch £67 here

Kahuna Fringed Straw Tote £109 here


It’s orange!! LK Bennett Catrina Orange Saffiano Leather Tote…….

I do love orange and this bag is gorgeous.

I spotted this bag in store today, the colour is amazing and even better it is the sale!!

For me the important thing (apart from the colour) is the internal pockets, this bag is so well made. The internal pockets are just what you need, especially the middle section, just perfect for passports etc. If my mac air fits inside then we have a Lima Dreaming special!!

LK Bennett Catrina Bag £206 here (reduced from £295)





Major obsession alert Mulberry Chester Bag| New season leather totes|

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being invited to Mulberry in the beautiful Somerset countryside. Not only did I see how the bags are crafted but I also had a sneak preview of Johnny Coca’s Autumn/Winter bags. Even though they were in the basic colours I could see that he had injected an edginess into the new bags.

Imagine my delight when I was in Harvey Nichols on Saturday and spotted the Chester in Orange, if you want a statement bag then this ticks all of the boxes. I can only say it is gorgeous.

Mulberry Chester £1295 here


Chester in Midnight, Oxblood & Dune £1295 here (love this colour way)


Chester in Firefly £1295 here


Chester in Black, Oxblood & White £1295 here


Chester in Textured Burgundy £1295 here


Chester in Textured Black £1295 here


Tales from a personal shopping life 2/7|What I love in House of Fraser|

As you all know I have been writing these tales for awhile now but today it is going to be a little different. I have been home for a few days with terrible earache and sore throat and it has made me realise how much I love being at work (my lovely personal shopping suite).  I do love the store (House of Fraser Manchester) and all of the people! Instead of sharing with you all of the things I have sold to customers I thought I would share all of the things that I would like (in my wardrobe!)

I will also include a few mini obsessions as well. (there will a jumpsuit or two and sparkly pumps)

Whistles is always a must visit department in store, Miss Gemma Randles is always on hand to help and is now in charge, which is great news.

I do love a Whistles jumpsuit (I have a few) but there is always room for one more, and this could be one of them.

Whistles Tie Front Dungaree Jumpsuit £110 here (was £160)

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We all need a good sweatshirt especially as summer doesn’t seem to be making an appearance! I am thinking I could wear it to fly to Canada in a few weeks (always thinking about outfits)

Whistles Hummingbird Sweatshirt £75 here 

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You have all heard me talking about Isabel Marant, well this dress definitely has the same vibe. I have tried it and it looks great with ankle boots and pumps.

Whistles Anna Wrap Dress £95 here 

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We are all hankering after a Gucci open mule and this are  a great alternative and apparently very comfortable (reliable source of information)

Whistles Lister Open Back Loafer £160 here

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As you all know I love platform sneakers at the moment, they are very comfortable and look cool with most outfits. This pair is by far my most favourite! (I do need these pumps in my life)

Carvela Lupo Silver Flatforms £89 here

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I have introduced many customers to Hallhuber, a German brand, with great quality. (also it’s not available anywhere else in Manchester) The style is easy but on trend. If I was going to wear a cropped white jumpsuit it would be this one.

Hallhuber Cropped White Jumpsuit £119 here 

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If you have a special occasion then this is a dress to try. I had a customer who was having a registry office ceremony and chose this dress.

Hallhuber Cocktail Dress £169 here 

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Pretty tops are always useful especially when they have a boho vibe.

French Connection Mara Top £59 here 

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Good summer dresses are always hard to find, either the cut os wrong or the fabric too heavy. This one suits everyone!

Warehouse Dress £45 here

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This one has an open back and is flattering on most people.

Warehouse Floral Open Back Dress £45 here

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Biba Fit & Flare Dress £49.50 here (reduced from £99)

This dress has a great scoop back and exposed zip.

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Need a pop of colour?? and a new bag (who doesn’t need a new bag?)

Aspinal of London Mini Marylebone Tote £297.50 here (reduced from £595)

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If the mini isn’t big enough then try the medium!

Spinal Of London Marylebone Tote £425 here (reduced from £850)

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So many things to choose from……………………..come and see for yourself.


Zara my new season favourites|Transitional Pieces You Need Now|

I know it may be cold outside but I am looking forward to wearing new transitional pieces that I can wear under my big parka. Its never to cold to look good!!

These pieces from Zara have caught my eye, I can do so much with these to make them wearable now. I always have bare legs but a fine roll neck will work well with the cami dress.

The sandal boots may have no toes but your legs will be warm!!

All available www.zara.com

Leather Ankle Boot Sandals £79.99 These are going to look great with shorter dresses, bare legs. I wont wear mine in the rain!!
Baby Doll Printed Dress £39.99 This will great with ankle boot sandals.
Leather Ankle Boots £69.99 These are going to work with most things you buy. Especially the new cropped jeans.
Patchwork print dress £39.99. This dress is a must have for me and I will work it cream ankle boots.
Floral came dress £29.99. I love this one and I will wear it with a fine knit roll neck and the cream ankle boots.
Oversized Dress £29.99 This little piece will work with both pairs of boots that I have included and will look just perfect.
These cropped flares are exactly the jean i want but they aren’t available yet. Perfect with ankle boots. as soon as they available I will be buying them.
Studded Leather Tote £79.99 We all need a great day bag.
Mini Chain Messenger Bag £35.99 For when we need to travel light.

Victoria Beckham Liberty Tote in Orange|Leather Tote Bags|

Completely love this bag, I have it in bright blue and it certainly makes a statement!! This orange is an amazing shade and will look great with all of my winter clothes. I tried it today against my khaki parka and it looked WOW.

Victoria Beckham Liberty Tote £1100 here





True Valentino Love|Rockstud Leather Tote|Rockstud Ankle Boots|

I was wide awake at 5am this morning so I amused myself by checking the “new in today” and  Valentino at MyTheresa has won my heart today as I am loving everything!!

This is my outfit of the day!!

Rockstud Mini Leather Tote £1065 here


Knitted Wool Sweater £775 here


Wool Culottes £855 here


Rockstud Noir Suede Ankle Boots £815 here


Going Green!! Victoria Beckham Quincy Tote|Green Leather Bags|

I am definitely going green this Victoria Beckham bag is just gorgeous!

This will be perfect for winter, it will brighten up those dark dreary days and I see mine travelling to Lima, just perfect for the sunshine too!!

Victoria Beckham Quincy Embossed Tote £1045 here





Today I am loving………..|Saint Laurent Feather Jacket|Organza Skirts|

Here I am just browsing and there are so many things that I love!! Not sure where to start first but I hope that one or two things will be coming my way soon.

COS Sheer Stripe Top £59 here


COS Contrast Wedge Shoes £115 here


COS Asymmetric Hem Dress £89 here


H By Hudson Sefton Ankle Boots £165 here


Saint Laurent Sac du Jour £1770 here


T by Alexander Wang Silk Bandeau Top £249 here


Miu Miu Glitter Espadrilles £370 here


Valentino Rockstud Sandals £685 here


Valentino C-Rockee Tote £1815 here


Nailberry Nail Polish £15 here


Whistles Brie Fringe Sandals £140 here

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Whistles Palm Print Organza Skirt £160 here

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Russell & Bromley COOL gladiator sandals £195 here

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Russell & Bromley Hashtag Soft Ballerinas £115 here

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Whistles Palm Print Double Layer Cami £75 here

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