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It has been a week of discovering so many pretty things…..

I have to say that this week has been a week of potential major obsessions and I mean MAJOR I even found the prettiest dress ever for my Lima Dreaming wardrobe. (really)

Poupette St Barths Sasha printed dress £218 here

It is that time of the year when the christmas party becomes the topic of conversation and “what to wear”. I am not one for glitter and sequins so when I spotted this Whistles navy skirt I knew I had found  my outfit and I can wear it afterwards (many times). I will team it with a Whistles tee and some old but beautiful Prada silver wedges.

Whistles Au Revoir logo tee £49 here

Whistles Satin Pleated Skirt £139 here

and to finish it off my Prada wedges, I am not sure how long I can dance in them but they are so pretty.

I can’t resist a good hoodie at the moment they are my new found friends

Zara sweatshirt with textured hood £29.99 here

These slides are the things dreams are made of (mine anyway) and are perfect for Lima Dreaming, it is a shame I already have so many pretty sandals (apparently it’s written in stone)

Valentino Free Rockstud Slide Sandals in azure £535 here

This bag will complete my party outfit

Kurt Geiger London Tweed Kensington Bag £95.20 here

I think that may be all this week but I am sure there are so many pretty things out there.

Foot candy Valentino Rockstud slides in four colours

I cannot believe that I actually said I did not need anymore sandals for my “Lima Dreaming” holiday this year, clearly I wasn’t thinking straight! (I probably had a fever at the time)

These Rockstud slides are just gorgeous and very comfortable (I know this as I have them in pale pink already) They will all work so well if only……………

Valentino Rockstud PVC slides £220 here

Bright Pink

Green

Red

Black

 

 

Lima Dreaming again with Valentino slides………

I know I really do not need any more sandals or slides for my annual trip to Lima but that doesn’t stop me looking (at all) !

These slides aren’t even available yet but just look at them they are so very pretty.

Valentino Free Rockstud Spike Slide in light green pink or dark blue £535 here

 

My new obsession for the week Biker style ankle boots

After falling for Zara’s  ankle boots earlier in the week I am now on the search for more pairs to compare. (difficult as they are gorgeous)

Today I have spotted pairs by Isabel Marant, Valentino,and Kurt Geiger, obviously a mix of price points but all gorgeous.

The originals Zara ankle boots with faux pearls £79.99 here

Isabel Marant Teylon Ranger Studded Boots £575 here

Valentino Leather Ankle Boots £895 here

Carvela Kurt Geiger Swish Boots £189 here

 

 

London calling! two very hot happy shopping days

After spending the last two very  hot days in London I thought I would recap on my new loves for now and the new season (there are a few)

Harrods shoe heaven is always on my “must visit” list, they never fail me and I was lucky enough to find these little gems which have since sold out.

Valentino Rockstud slides £190 (I cant even find a link for them they have sold out everywhere)

I am always on the look out for the perfect crossbody bag and I find many that I like but there is always a but! On saturday whilst walking around Harvey Nichols I spotted a perfect crossbody by Marc Jacobs,. As soon as I picked it up I knew, the strap , the colour and the size were all spot on. This bag will serve me well both here and of course for Lima Dreaming.

Marc Jacobs crossbody £250 here

I do love a hat both winter and summer whether it be a cap, beanie or a fedora and I was very lucky to fine two gorgeous options in Harvey Nichols.

Isabel Marant Crompton alpaca and wool beanie £90 here

I tried this felt cap in Harvey Nichols and I loved it but already my size is sold out.

Satya Twena Cody felt hat £200 here

I always try sunglasses when the opportunity arises and I always end up buying Rayban aviators. This time I actually tried and loved this pair from Victoria.

Victoria Beckham Feather Round Sunglasses £295 here

I do have quite a few pairs of Raybans but they are all gold framed and I really don’t think you can have too many pairs! so silver is the way forward  (silver or white frames with silver lenses) I did try a pair in Harvey Nichols but once again I failed to buy them.

Rayban silver toned aviator £134 here

The one thing that my trip helped me decide is my next tote bag and it is the Givenchy Antigona either the small or medium in grey (not the mini size)

Givenchy Antigona £1450 here

 

Lima Dreaming! Do I really think about it all year?

After reading an article in Vogue by Serena Hood regarding how she shops more for holidays and summer days than winter and I realised that it also applies to me.

Virtually everything I buy from February onwards I tell myself “oh that is perfect for here and Lima Dreaming” I wear clothes here in the summer and then they go to Peru in December and they gain another identity. Sometimes they travel back to the UK but mostly they live in Peru and very year I resurrect different treasures that I had forgotten about.

Currently I am having fun choosing  pieces for my new job  (Whistles) and I know that I will wear  them here and some pieces  will also look amazing in Lima.

I have realised that this way of shopping maximises the fun and minimises the guilt of shopping.

Whistles Ellen Casual Shirt £89 here

Whistles Alisha Spilt Hem Pants £99 here

This outfit will work so well my shearling slides here and my Sophia Webster slides in Lima.

Whistles Alia Shearling Slides £139 here

Sophia Webster Lilico slides mine are last years but there are different colours available here

Whistles Juana Alisha Dress £149 here

This dress will also work with the shearling slides here but I will team it with my Valentino Rockstud sandals as well.

Whistles Nadia Denim Frill Jumpsuit £159 here This is definitely one of my favourite buys this year and I already wear it for work and I will wear it in Lima dresses down.

I have just spotted another perfect pair of slides for both home and away and they will be perfect with this jumpsuit! They are also available in pink and I cannot decide which is my favourite!

Valentino Rockstud Slides £190 here

This next dress will look amazing with these slides both home and away.

Whistles Lila Bardot Dress £129 here

 

It is so much fun choosing outfits this way and it’s no wonder that I do it for 11 months of the year, the other month I am actually living my Lima dream.

Major obsession alert Valentino submerge rockstuds!

Well I do love a Valentino rockstud but these submerge rockstud sandals are just gorgeous. I have always likde a  Birkenstock style sandal, moulded soles and all so imagine my delight upon seeing these blue beauties.

Valentino Submerge Rockstuds £625 here

 

Must have item of the day: it’s Valentino and it’s pink…..

As always I am looking for the perfect crossbody bag and I think this one is as close to perfect as you can get!

You can also take advantage of free global shipping until 9am Friday 31st March on orders over £100 €125 $145

 

Valentino Rockstud crossbody wallet  £780 here