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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

 

 

Must have item of the day a perfect white frilled shirt……

I think I have found the white shirt I have been dreaming of, (really I have been looking for one) I need one to team with my side striped pants. I have an outfit already worked out in my head, white shirt, navy and white striped pants and blue Valentino rock studs! (look of the day on Saturday I think(

& Other Stories white frilled shirt £45 here

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Khaki jackets my new obsession!| Khaki utility jackets|

As much as I try I cannot stop thinking about a jacket to wear in Canada in April. Some may say you have plenty of jackets but I disagree I need something casual that I can wear with jeans and flats but looks super cool.

I have come to the conclusion that a khaki jacket is the way forward and there are so many to choose from.

Whistles Utility Jacket £119 here

Zara jacket with frilled sleeves £49.99 here

Topshop Camouflage Jacket £45 here

Theory Thornwood grosgrain jacket £440 here

Velvet Ruby cotton jacket £189 here

Saint Laurent LOVE cotton twill jacket £1365 here

Faith Connexion camouflage jacket £710 here

Anine Bing army jacket £279 here

Current Elliot The Admiral Fleet camouflage jacket £349 here

Valentino camouflage jacket £2210 here

 

Must have item of the day THE perfect crossbody bag………

Finally I have found the crossbody bag of my dreams (I am being serious) I have tried many and looked at hundreds but this one is a perfect size (a huge plus) the colour is amazing (hmm the same as my rock stud sandals, a small minus) and it goes across body (massive plus)

Fashion  maths tells me it is perfect just don’t wear it with the sandals simple!

Valentino Rockstud Bag £715 here

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Outfit of the day Isabel Marant and guitar straps all of the way………..

Well Lima Dreaming is well and truly under way, the sun is shining and all is beautiful (except for my insect bite, it’s very large!) so it is time to do a little work!!

I was just innocently browsing My Theresa and there they were just waiting to torture me Isabel Marant and Valentino. This orange Valentino bag with the guitar strap is just wonderful the colours are gorgeous but such a bag needs to be worn with a very casual outfit (don’t want to look I tried to hard) and nobody does laid back chic like Isabel Marant. This skirt works for me in so many ways, the colour is gorgeous, it is a perfect length and I can dress it up or down (notice I talk about the skirt like it is in my wardrobe already!!)

Every cool outfit needs cool ankle boots and for me the Isabel Marant Danae boots win every time, I have had a pair (snakeskin effect) for 18 months and they are THE most comfortable and coolest boots ever. I have gone for a grey suede this time as they will go with everything. (totally everything)

Isabel Marant Linen Sweater £155 here

Isabel Marant Dempster Linen Wrap Skirt £200 here

Isabel Marant Danae Boots £465 here

 

Valentino Guitar Rolling Rockstud Bag £2300 here

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Lima Dreaming countdown it’s 8 days and it’s all about beach life………….

The excitement is growing as I am in single digits only 8 days to go! I am looking forward to swapping my wonderful British pallor for gorgeous sun tanned limbs. The thought of wearing my shorts and sandals are keeping me awake as I think of all the outfit combinations, (there are many pairs of shorts and sandals) really sad I know.

Here are a few more images of things that play a huge part in our beach life. The surfboards belong to the King of Peru I would rather have a beach towel and a bikini!

Zara shorts and Sergio Rossi sandals (We have Zara in Lima)

A small selection of the surfboards on the patio

A view of the giant whale (or islands) just offshore

Taxi rank outside the market in Punta Hermosa.

Zara shorts and Valentino sandals (I do love orange)

The King of Peru in his office