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My top 10 belt bags they are my new obsession…..

Belt bags or bum bags whatever you want to call them are having a new lease of life. I for one am totally obsessed although I will admit I am not sure how many times I would use one so I would be cautious with price point!!

I have searched the net this morning for my favourites and I have included all price points. You will have to admit that they are all very cute and would work over most outfits.

They may only be big enough for your phone, keys, cards and lip stick but what else do you need. I think for me it would be the hands free shopping (well until you have shopping bags) I really don’t enjoy taking a tote to town!

I will start with the one I am going to try myself!

Topshop Queenie Quilted Velvet Bag £22 here

Next up a Valentino dream

Valentino Free Rockstud Spike belt bag £885 here

A gorgeous yellow from Zara but it is also  available in black.

Zara belt bag £15.99 here

Another great price point and colour from Topshop.

Topshop Panther Bumbag £22 here

I do love this beauty from Miu Miu but it would be a very expensive cot per wear.

Miu Miu Two Tone Quilted Bag £1080 here

This one by River Island would work with everything and has a attitude! (love attitude)

River Island black studded bun bag £24 here

I do feel a lot of love for this next bag (more colour available)

Wandler mini Anna bag £330 here

If you love neutrals then this one is for you.

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand belt bag £425 here

I absolutely love this one by Gucci, it just look like candy!

Gucci GG Marmont belt bag £885 here

Last but certainly not least a very Saint Laurent confection.

Saint Laurent belt bag £560 here

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What have I been dreaming about this past week?

Well as you will all appreciate the first week back at work after a holiday is strange especially when you arrive home in winter. I have the tan but it isn’t really the season to show it off!

Thankfully I do love my job and I am always happy to return to my personal shopping and all of the lovely clients that I see on a daily basis.

There was a lot of sadness in store as there have been few colleagues who have passed away and my week ended with the passing away of a wonderful aunt who was 91 but as my dad said to me don’t be sad just think of all the happy times you shared.

I have been on a wardrobe refresh mission this week but I am struggling to find pieces that I love (for work) however I did find these Michael Kors sneakers yesterday (House of Fraser), they are perfect for running around store all day and will work dresses, jeans and pants.

I will wearing them with an Isabel Marant dress tomorrow! (cant wait)

Michael Kors Mindy Heart Trainers £150 here

(available in store House of Fraser Manchester & online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have to admit there is always a bag in my weekly mix, this week there two opps!

I have looked at the Chanel wallet on a chain bags for quite a few years so I was delighted to find this Gucci version of the same thing, it is so pretty….

Gucci wallet on a chain £715 here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really do need (yes really!) a new pair of black ankle length wide leg  trousers to wear to work. I have so many gorgeous shirts, tees and shoes and the trousers make a great backdrop.

I love this houndstooth pair at Zara to wear with a white shirt to tee.

Zara houndstooth culottes £29.99 here

 

I think this black  pair are too good to miss (for now!)

Zara cropped trousers £19.99 here

This blouse will definitely be on list of things to try this week I do believe it has huge potential (we love potential)

Zara blouse with contrast topstitching £29.99 here

I am currently a little obsessed by belt bags, particularly any by Gucci but for the amount of times it would be used I think the price point needs to be lower!

Topshop Queenie Quilted Bum Bag £22 here

 

 

 

 

My top 10 winter dresses to wear everyday ……..

I do love a pretty dress whether its mini or midi (Idon’t do maxi dresses) I can team them with either ankle or over the knee boots.  I do not like wearing tights so on colder days my legs are covered both ways

There are so many to choose from this season but these are my favourites, just a add a great coat.

Isabel Marant Yukio Cotton Dress £365 here

RED Valentino crepe dress £390 here

See by Chloe lace dress £320 here

Whistles Ilona Debby Dress £179 here

I already this little number from Zara and it is so easy to wear and it will look great with over the knee boots.

Zara  Embroidered Mesh Dress £39.99 here

Zara Printed Midi Dress £69.99 here

Self Portrait velvet trimmed dress £380 here

Isabel Marant Pachecked wool blend dress £340 here

MO&CO hooded wool dress £240 here

Sandro floral print silk dress £345 here

 

Heels and flats 10 pairs of new season Mary Jane’s to love……

It is that time of year when all of my thoughts turn to a new season wardrobe. Today I am obsessing about shoes (nothing new there) that I can wear all day in store, personal shopping can be gruelling (in a wonderful way).

I alway love a Mary Jane shoe, they are so easy to walk in, the strap just adds a little more support.

For the past few weeks I have been looking  at these Kurt Geiger flats (obviously I have tried them) and I do love them but I have found a few alternatives!

KG Kurt Geiger Kingly Flats £119 here

The black suede with a jewelled strap make them perfect for winter wear.

I do have a very pretty pair of Miu Miu sparkly flat mary janes already but can you really ever too many pairs of Miu Miu’s

This midnight blue pair are just beautiful, but perhaps a little too high for walking all day.

Miu Miu Embellished Velvet Pumps £685 here

Sticking with dark blue this velvet pair by Prada are pretty perfect with a great heel height.

Prada Velvet Pumps £455 here

Metallics work so well for me in the winter, I use them to dress up denim.

Gucci leather mary janes £485 here

Back to sparkly again !

Valentino V Rock Glitter Pumps £625 here

More jewels and a great price point!

Zara bejewelled strap kitten heels £59.99 here

And another great pair from Zara

Zara kitten heel courts with buckle £25.99 here

I dont mind open toes for winter I would just put them on at work, these are just beautiful.

Anthropologie Janya Velvet Heels £178 here

A little different.

Reike – New block heel Mary Janes £225 here

I dont think I have ever had a more comfortable pair of shoes than a silver pair from Finery so I have no hesitation in including this candy pink pair.

Finery Pale Pink Suede Shoes £99 here

 

My search for a navy jumpsuit I can wear everyday….

My work wardrobe needs a few new pieces and after searching for skirts and dresses that I can wear everyday (and failing) I have decided a new jumpsuit is the way forward.

One of my only requirements (apart from it bring navy) is pockets! I need somewhere to keep my swipe card. (vital)

Today I tried this navy jumpsuit from French Connection and it does look very nice. I have found another two potential candidates so I will try them all.

French Connection Esther Jumpsuit £110 here

This ones just beautiful, navy velvet what could you want.

Whistles Amber Velvet Jumpsuit £249 here

This one is very cute and a great price point.

Warehouse Side Striped Jumpsuit £59 here