Tag Archives: Trousers

The Whistles pieces I need in my life right now……..

As everyone  knows I do love a little (or a lot) Whistles in my wardrobe  and today I have spotted some great pieces that I can wear to work and for Lima Dreaming.


Completely love this khaki Utility Jacket £119 here

I would team it with these amazing Tassel Trim Trousers £129 here

This top is great for now and it will then travel to Lima to wear with shorts Linen Bardot Top £95 here

It would work so well with these distresses jeans £95 here

Love a logo tee Rue Sacre Coeur £49 here

These would work so well with a simple tee Cargo Pants £119 here

Everyone needs a pretty dress Rosie Lace Panel Dress £249 here

I do believe that can’t beat a good jumpsuit and this denim piece is amazing but unfortunately almost sold out everywhere. I found mine  on the House of Fraser website

Nadia Denim Frill Jumpsuit £159 here

This little number is just Lima Dreaming perfection!

Lila Linen Bardot Dress £129 here

The best of side striped trousers| Sports luxe trousers|

Ever since I tried these Whistles side striped trousers (they didn’t suit me) I have been obsessed with finding a pair that I love just as much but suit me (crucial obviously)

There are a few pairs on the high street that I have tried (mostly today) and have huge potential, including a velvet pair of wide leg pants in marks and spencers (they don’t have side stripes but are very nice). I have to say there will be a post in the next few days just about how good marks and spencer are at the moment. (huge number of must haves)

Whistles Elyse Side Stripe Trousers £120 here


M&S Collection Wide Leg Trousers £25 here


Zara Sports Stripe Trousers £29.99 here


Zara Pyjama Style Trousers £39.99 here


Stradivarius Trousers with Jewel Trim £25.99 here


Marks and Spencers Wide Leg Velvet Trousers £59 here I had to include these they are gorgeous and the velvet looks like its striped (pretend)




Velvet the texture of the season| My top 10 velvet pieces|

I have had a pair of Prada velvet wedges for about 10 years, I hardly ever wear them but they are beautiful and it is just nice to look at them sometimes. Living in the northwest it rains a lot so it is hardly a practical fabric but I do love it.

This season there are so many wonderful velvet pieces and some are more practical than others! Again it is Prada that has sent me into “I love velvet” mode, their shoes are simply gorgeous.

My very old but gorgeous Prada wedges


Prada Velvet Platforms £580 here


Anthropologie Carina Velvet Slip Dress £138 here


Carvela Devon Clutch £49 here


Zara Printed Velvet Dress £49.99 here


Isabel Marant Etoile Link Velvet Blouse £210 here


Aquazzura Baroque 50 velvet ankle boots £530 here


Zara Velvet Carrot Pants £29.99 here


Miss KG Lavin Velvet Trainers £55 here


Topshop Crushed Velvet Trousers £55 here


Valentino Crystal Embellished Velvet Sandals £585 here



Must have item of the day a touch of sports luxe………

I spotted these trousers when I was buying food in marks & spencer, they are navy blue (also available in black) with wide white stripes down the side. For me they would make perfect work trousers teamed with a fine knit and sneakers, comfortable but cool.

I haven’t tried them on yet but today is the day!!

Marks & Spencers Wide Side Striped Trousers £25 here

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Tales from a personal shopping life 8/5………….Prosecco and friends

What a truly wonderful sunny day, I hope you have all enjoyed it.

It has been a very short week in the shopping suite (House of Fraser Manchester) as I had a few days away from it but I still have tales to tell.

My first customer actually lives within half a mile of me, it is a small world. She was off to a wedding in southern Italy but wanted something she could wear again. I don’t think she thought she would find anything for her petite frame, but  she went away very happy.

Coast Piana Print Carly Dress £89 here

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Damsel In A Dress Amelia Rose Shrug £69 here

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Next up was a lady who was attending a birthday party with a black tie theme. She had already tried an endless number of dresses so was feeling a little weary. This jumpsuit was an instant success!!

Fenn Wright Manson Donatello Jumpsuit £189 here

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Carvela Kiwi Sandals £55 here

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Saturday was a wonderful day even though my first appointment was a no show (so rude!!) I had four friends who always come together and they are lovely. They alway share a bottle or two of prosecco and generally have fun. This time the excuse was one of them needed a dress for wedding but she needed WOW. She fell in love with an outfit almost instantly so spent the rest of the time hugging me. ( I love my job)

Coast Lomax Tipped Crepe Dress £129 here

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Jacques Vert Pleated Fascinator £79 here

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As we found THE DRESS quickly the rest of the crew had time to shop!!

This was for the races Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress £180 here

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These lovely ladies have already booked to come back in October for their winter clothes!! Fun and giggles all round.

Yesterday ended with a young lady who works as Speech Therapist with cancer patients and wanted to look more professional but still young. The pleasure was all mine.

She bought these trousers in black and navy

Hallhuber trousers £59 here 

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Hallhuber Tunic Blouse £89 here

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Whistles Kerry Bandage Dress £95 here

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Mango Shirt £19.99 here

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All of the sunshine has had me obsessing about clothes suitable to wear in the heat, clothes that will go to Lima. I need denim shorts and tops, just simple things to wear with pretty sandals!! I having little success!! Most of the tops are cold shoulder and make me look like a milk maid or a serving wench (not attractive at all)

My current wish list is something like this!!

Isabel Marant Vince Top £170 here


Allsaints Rip Shorts £68 here


Isabel Marant Serek Silk Skirt £235 here (all this needs is white tee)


Juliet Dunn Embroidered Dress £185 here


I am still looking for a cross body bag, the Mulberry mini lily is probably out of the running as its blue (my sandals are blue but more of them another day!!)

This one is rather yummy:

Whistles Micro Sydney Bag £85 here

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Well enough of my ramblings for another week, I am sure I will have more obsessions to share with you next week.

Tales from a personal shopping life 24/4………Stripes and Slides

Happy Sunday everyone even though it’s raining!! Where has the sunshine gone. Since I spoke to you last I did have a beautiful day off in the sunshine. I had my highlights done and then had a little mooch around the shops with The King of Peru.

In Selfridges I spotted this dress by Isabel Marant, it is my absolute favourite piece this year so far!! and it looks amazing on. I have been playing with different shoes for different looks!!

Isabel Marant Etoile Vinny Dress £220 here


The dress was a cause for celebration so cocktails then a delicious steak rounded the day off nicely.

I have been searching for the perfect cold shoulder top for weeks but unfortunately most of the fabrics are too stiff and they don’t drape properly. Well the search is over and I think you will agree this top is beautiful by any standard.

See By Chloe Printed Blouse £265 here



What has been happening in the personal shopping suite this week  (House of Fraser Manchester). Well as always it has had a succession of lovely people passing through.

Monday brought me a mother of the bride who wanted something different!! This is always an interesting statement as it usually means exactly the opposite, but this time, I think you will agree it is not a traditional mother of the bride outfit.

One very happy mum and daughter.

Marella Canapa Dress £185 here

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Marella Guida Fitted Jacket £185 here

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Tuesday morning brought a young mum of twins! who needed an evening dress for a work event. She didn’t want to look “old and mumsy” well I can assure you she looked gorgeous.

The dress looks beautiful from the back and front.

Coast Corwin Multi Tie Dress £129 here

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Next up was a surgeon who was starting a new job and wanted to look cool when she was’t in scrubs!!

She was easy to dress and she completely fell in love with the French Connection wide leg trousers. ( I have featured them so many times) Here are some of the many things she bought.

The famous French Connection Wide Leg Trousers £80 here

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Marella Conca Top £95 here

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Marella Lesena Trousers £110 here

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LK Bennett Floret Courts £185 here

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On Thursday a colleague wanted a jumpsuit to wear in Madrid, but it needed to have a small sleeve. Well i have to say she loved this one from Whistles and bought it immediately!!

Whistles Philipa Linen Jumpsuit £150 here

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It is definitely wedding season as Friday brought me another frantic mother of the groom. She wanted something simple but elegant and this Shubette dress definitely looked the part.

Shubette Chiffon Dress £160 here

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I really enjoy it when a client comes and tells me she needs a few things for very specific occasions, it is always challenging! Saturday brought me such a challenge and it was a success.

A dress for a ball.

Coast Penita Asymetric Dress £95 here

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A dress for the races

Ted Baker Panashe Cut Out Tunic Dress £149 here

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Dresses for a cruise!

Karen Millen Tropical Print Dress £145 here

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Karen Millen Stripe and Flower Print Dress £145 here

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A very happy customer as all of the dresses were going on the cruise after the ball and the races.

Well it must be time for my weekly obsessions and this week is no exception at all. I do love a Whistles jumpsuit and a new one arrived in store on friday and all I cam say is I LOVE IT

Whistles Cut About Stripe Jumpsuit £130 here

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I will wear mine with the Kurt Geiger Espadrilles that I love (I have mentioned them before)

Kurt Geiger Carvela Kupkake Espadrilles £99 here

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There is always something that I see that takes my breath away (yes really and my sleep) and these slides have done just that. The colour is amazing and I can see them on all of my trips this year Barcelona, Canada and the annual Peruvian adventure (denim shorts and tanned legs).

It is also a bit of a tradition now (I love traditions that involve shoes!) that I buy a new pair of Sophia Webster’s every year.

Sophie Webster Lilico Leather Slide £195 here


I hope you all have great week I shall see you next week with more tales from a the shopping suite.