Tag Archives: Tunics

Anthropologie one of favourite past times, my top 10 picks

I do love to wander around Anthropologie when I have the time but today I just browsed the website and found all of these wonderful pieces.

 

Libra Embroidered Tunic £128 here

Nantucket Ruffled Jumpsuit £118 here

Maella Off The Shoulder Dress £128 here

Lien.Do By Seychelles Palma Mules £158 here

Howsty Aremi Espadrilles £158 here

Latika Drop Earrings £44 here

Sky Blue Tassel Earrings £48 here

Stone Stacking Rings Set £54 here

Overdyed Straw Fedora £58 here

Olivia Burton Rosie Watch £82 here

 

Must have item of the day simplicity in a crisp white linen tunic

There are so many ways that I could wear this Zara linen tunic, I am thinking it would work so well over my MO&CO side striped pants and a pair of Rockstuds then with my cropped frayed jeans and Isabel Marant yellow moccasins for a laid back look.

I am also quite sure it has all of the elements for Lima Dreaming Style!

Zara Linen Tunic with Frills £29.99 here

 

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

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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

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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

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

 

 

 

Whistles Knitted Tunics|Cashmere Tabard Knits|

I am currently experiencing a love of knitted tunics after buying one from Whistles a few days ago.

Here is the one I bought and two more that I would like!!

Whistles Sleeveless High Neck Knit £75 here love this already!

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Whistles Longline Tabard Knit £110 here

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Whistles Cashmere Mix Tabard Knit £120 here

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Great Chambray Pieces For Summer

I do love this Chambray dress from Whistles and it inspired to look for a few more!! I don’t think many things look nicer than a beautiful blue chambray and a tan!

Oversized Chambray Shirt Dress £110 here

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MIH Arconaut Overall £285 here

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MIH Poncho Dress £225 here

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COS Denim Look Shirt Dress £69 here

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Ice Wash Chambray Tunic £118 here

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White Sands Chambray Tunic £118 here

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Dip Dye Chambray Shirt £78 here

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Stella McCartney Denim Playsuit £550 here

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Valentino Playsuit £690 here

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MOTO Bleached Wash Babydoll £28 here

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Velvet Chambray Shirt Dress £157 here

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Marques’ Almeida Frayed Shift Dress £220 here

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Paul & Joe Playsuit £225 here

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ASOS White Denim Shirt Dress £65 here

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Top up your wardrobe with my top M&S buys here| Leather Brogues|

I had a day off in the sunshine today so I decided to use my time searching out some new clothes for work.  After some serious footwork I headed to M&S and picked out a few cool buys to add to my wardrobe,

I particular love the Graffiti Print top as it is made from neoprane  so it looks great on and is only waist length.

 

 

Limited Collection Graffiti Print Top £29.50 here

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M&S Collection White Leather Brogues £165 here

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Limited Edition Leather Low Heel Flip Flops £35 here

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M&S Collection Prom Dress £49.50 here

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Autograph Marble Print Tunic £55 here

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M&S Collection Studded Chelsea Boots £75 here

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Indigo Collection Suede Ankle Boots £65 here

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Pure Cashmere Jumper £119 here

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An Invitation to MyaBlue Luxe & MyaBlue Beach|Beautiful Beachwear|Where can I buy beachwear all year|

As we all know at this time of year I become a little obsessed with beachwear in readiness for the annual trip to Peru. On this note I was delighted for the invitation to the Myablue HQ and to meet Lindsey Brown  the designer of the delightful creations. I have mentioned in previous posts  that I had my eye on a few pieces particularly the Aurora dress.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I finally laid eyes on the collections, they  certainly are beautiful. The fabrics are silk or super soft cottons making them perfect for the heat. They are also cut to flatter all shapes & sizes so there is no worrying about about tight fits. I do believe that all of us worry about beach coverups as we all want to look our best and show off the tam.

Along with the beautiful beachwear there were cocktails and cupcakes to maintain the energy levels!

There are two ranges to choose from , you have Myablue Luxe which is all beautiful silk kaftans & dresses in a rainbow of summer colours.

Then there is Myablue Beach  a range of kaftans in soft cotton and beautiful colours. The colour range is very tropical, my favourite is the Marrakesh Kaftan in fuschia & blue.

MyaBluebeach are offering 10% discount until the end of September just use this code at the checkout  HIGHSEP

Aurora Maxi £210 www.myablueluxe.co.uk

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Marbella Maxi Dress £210 www.myablueluxe.co.uk

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Manhattan Top £215 www.myablueluxe.co.uk

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Marrakech Kaftan £70 www.myabluebeach.com

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Marrakech Kaftan £70 www.myabluebeach.com

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Kirti Dress £95 www.myabluebeach.com

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Pompom Dress £85 www.myabluebeach.com

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Margarita Tunic £165 www.myabluebeach.com

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Myablue Beach|Beach Dresses & Kaftans|Gorgeous Beachwear|where can I buy beach dresses|

After my little love in with myablueLuxe I have just realised that Myablue Beach has lots of goodies too so I am spoilt for choice, decisions decisions!

It really is nice when you have companies that just specialise in beachwear and it is not easy finding things on the high street in december.They also cater for all of us, the curvy and the not so curvy, the last thing you need in the heat is ill fitting clothes. We all want to look great in the sunshine.

Again this little haul is on my Lima wishlist as I know they will great mixed with what I already  have waiting for me.

All available www.myabluebeach.com

Coco Orange Cotton Strapless Dress £65

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Kirti Grey Short Dress with Heart Motif £95

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Margarita Short Beaded Tunic £165

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Tahiti Turquoise Cotton Tunic £75

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Myablue Luxe beachwear|Beach Kaftans & Tunics|Gorgeous beachwear|My Travels to Peru|

As always at this time of year my thoughts turn to beach clothes as the annual countdown begins for the trip to Peru. We are still approx 15 weeks away but that is ok it gives me plenty of time to pull together my beach wardrobe.

My wardrobe has to be very versatile as we often visit Lima and you cannot walk around a city in flimsy beach clothes so I always need a bit of city and lot of beach.

I was recently introduced to Myablue, which by my standards is very glamorous but teamed with my huge stash of shorts, havaianas and sandals that are already waiting there and I think they will fit together nicely.

The black Mustique top will be cool with denim shorts,  my gorgeous orange Sergio Rossi sandals  and a Heidi Klein stetson that are waiting patiently in Peru.

The Aurora silk maxi is just waiting for a stack of coloured bracelets and my wooden wedges.

The Amalfi tunic is waiting to be teamed with my turquoise sandals and a panama hat.

Available myablueluxe.co.uk

Let the count down begin.

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Mustique Top £175
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Aurora Silk Maxi £210
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Amalfi Kaftan £185