Double Thumbs Dresses #82

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! Let’s crack on….

She and Hem | All Eyes on Unique Dress in Sushi $89.99 from Modcloth
All Eyes on Unique Dress in Sushi $89.99 from Modcloth

Don’t be surprised if you sashimi in this fabulous sushi festooned frock from Modcloth any time soon. It’s the absolute business.

She and Hem | Painted Love Dress $119.99 from Modcloth
Painted Love Dress $119.99 from Modcloth

As is this fabulous painted desert scene, also from Modcloth. The colours on this dress are out of this world!

She and Hem | Pineapple Print Strappy Dress £12 from Boohoo
Pineapple Print Strappy Dress £12 from Boohoo

We do love a bargain here at She and Hem and this Boohoo pineapple print is ticking all our Summer dress boxes. Juicy!

She and Hem | Cami Strap Floral Organza Midi Prom Dress £85 from ASOS
Cami Strap Floral Organza Midi Prom Dress £85 from ASOS

Ahh it’s so pretty! This floral organza number from ASOS is the stuff dress dreams are made of.

She and Hem | Flamingo Print Dress £45 from Oasis
Flamingo Print Dress £45 from Oasis
She and Hem | Sailing Boat Sundress £50 from Oasis
Sailing Boat Sundress £50 from Oasis
She and Hem | Striped Bird Dress £36 from Oasis
Striped Bird Dress £36 from Oasis

Last but not least is this trilogy of triumph from Oasis. Flamingos, boats and birds….oh my!

*Click individual dresses for direct links* 

Jx

Accessories to Murder #34

Hello and welcome to the 34th Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent!  Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

Accessories to Murder #34 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Topshop and More!
Dawn Mermaid Shirt | £44 | Sugarhill Boutique

Yeah, this shirt is not technically an accessory but does anyone mind when it’s got pretty mermaids on? No they do not. The coral and aqua mermaid print was hand drawn in Sugarhill Boutique’s Brighton studio, so it’s pretty unique too!

Accessories to Murder #34 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Topshop and More!
Sadie Sunglasses | £59 | Boden

Bad news guys. I have lost my beloved Boden sunglasses. I had this pair until very recently, but now I can’t find them anywhere. It’s a real tragedy, as I wore them alllll the time, even in the rain. I think I’d like to replace them with this pair of rounded frames, but am struggling to decide between pastel pink or the more neutral tortoiseshell. Let me know your thoughts!

Accessories to Murder #34 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Topshop and More!
Da Bomb Bag | £25 | Skinnydip via Thunder
Accessories to Murder #34 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Topshop and More!
UFO Cross Body Bag | £28 | Skinnydip via Thunder Egg

The top bag from Skinnydip London is da bomb, and the flying saucer UFO bag is out of this world! Both bags have adjustable straps or can be worn as clutches, bonus! Skinnydip are my go to place for novelty bags, as they are always so fun without any astronomical prices. Head over to Thunder Egg and make some space for them in your collection.

Accessories to Murder #34 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Topshop and More!
Leather Sequin Boxy Bag | £45 | Topshop

Now this is a bit of alright. A cute boxy cross body bag, with lots of easy on the eye floral embellishments. I think that it will go with almost anything, is spacious and sturdy enough for general use and pretty enough to take from day to night. Jolly good, keep it up Topshop!

Accessories to Murder #34 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Topshop and More!
Yellow Faux Leather Jacket | £39.99 | Zara

This striking jacket has been around for a while, but it’s just too perfect not to feature. If yellow is not your thing, it also comes in a slightly more subtle light blue. Both are delightful. I’ve seen it on a couple of bloggers recently and it looks really great on. I’m very tempted indeed!

Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Double Thumbs Dresses #81

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! Let’s crack on….

She and Hem | Candy Stripe Dress £59.99 from Fever
Candy Stripe Dress £59.99 from Fever

I don’t usually appear on Double Thumbs but seeing as this dress has since disappeared from the Sainsbury’s website I was left with little choice as I couldn’t not feature the stripey supermarket stunner that has stolen my heart! If you live near a Sainsbury’s that stocks TU then you may be able to get your hands on this little beaut. If not, I thought this little deckchair inspired number from Fever was a more than adequate substitute. Gotta love a candy stripe!

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She and Hem | Boskerris Dress £55 from Seasalt
Boskerris Dress £55 from Seasalt
She and Hem | Gwendreath Dress £55 from Seasalt
Gwendreath Dress £55 from Seasalt

I love these two summery prints from Seasalt. The vintage inspired shell number is perfect seaside attire and I really like the nice simple shape – plus it has pockets! Win. I am also totally obsessed with the beach umbrella print, that’s one packed beach! It’s all so lovely and fun – perfect for the warmer weather. Even in the rain we must parasol-dier on.

She and Hem | Cherries on Cream Emily Dress £45 from Lady V
Cherries on Cream Emily Dress £45 from Lady V

Who doesn’t love a cherry on top of their frock? This fruity number from Lady V is a real delight. I’ve been a fan of their 1950s inspired dresses for many a year now but this is my favourite print for some time. The neckline is super cute!

She and Hem | London Tulle Midi Dress with Frill Waist
London Tulle Midi Dress with Frill Waist £62 from Chi Chi at ASOS

The princess inside of me desperately wants to prance about in this Chi Chi dress. It’s tulley scrumptious! Look at that frill waist! The whole thing is outrageously pretty and if you invite me to your wedding, I will turn up in this.

She and Hem | Floral Ruffle Mini Shift Dress With Neck Tie £52 from ASOS
Floral Ruffle Mini Shift Dress With Neck Tie £52 from ASOS

OK so this ASOS ruffle dress looks a little short but I think you all know me well enough by now to know that I’m always going to be a total sucker for a massive bow, not that she’s bothered to tie it properly. FOR SHAME, MODEL.

She and Hem | Venice print swing dress £55 from Lindy Bop at Aspire Style
Venice print swing dress £55 from Lindy Bop at Aspire Style

Speaking of big bows, this Lindy Bop dress has a rather splendid yellow one on display. How gorgeous is that Venice print? The whole thing is just smashing! Some extra good news is that Aspire Style who stock this dress are still offering our readers a 10% discount if you enter the code ‘sheandhem’ as you check out. You are welcome!

She and Hem | Pixie Dress £89.50 from Boden
Pixie Dress £89.50 from Boden

Last but not least we have this lovely sixties yellow number from Boden. I love the classic shift shape but it’s that knockout geometric print that really makes this one special. I really love the contrasting white and yellow – good work, everyone.

Jx

Accessories to Murder #33 Sale Special!

Hello and welcome to the 33rd Accessories to Murder! It’s sale time! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent! Even better, today is a sale special, and who doesn’t love a cheeky Summer sale? Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Bee Wicker Handbag | Was £295 Now £197.75 | Kate Spade Via Nordstrom

This Bee bag has created quite a buzz in the fashion world, fashionistas have been swarming to their local Kate Spade stores to pick one up. Good things come to those who wait and this smiley chap is now in the sale via Norstrom. FYI, the ‘Beehive – Oh Honey‘ bag is also reduced. Which do you prefer?

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Daisy Bed Trainers | Was £55 Now £30 | Cath Kidston
Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Gola X Cath Kidston Button Spot Trainers | Was £65 Now £34 | Cath Kidston

Our BFF and guest blogger Ellie has the top pair of floral Cath Kidston trainers and every time she wears them, she receives so many compliments everywhere she goes! I absolutely loved the cloud print pair that came out at the same time, but they sold out straight away and have never come back into stock. Luckily, these two pairs are back and in the sale, so jog on over there to add these to your kit bag.

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Jonathan Saunders Backpack | Was £249 Now £124. 50 | Radley
Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Lido Zip Tote | Was £89 Now £71 | Radley

Mums know best, and both of ours have always told us that Radley are pretty special. There are tons of bags in the sale at the moment and it took me quite a while to whittle it down to my two favourites. We are both big fans of anything that features a swimmer print here at She and Hem so I just had to include the gorgeous Lido Zip Tote. It wasn’t until I’d been swooning over it for about 10 minutes that I realised it actually features synchronized swimming dogs! Woof! The monochrome backpack is designed by Jonathan Saunders and is as versatile as it is jazzy.

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Paradise Straw Hat | Was £7.99 Now £3.99 | H&M

I thought it was my fashion duty to find you dear readers a cheaper alternative to the Kate Spade straw hat from last week, which was a mighty £105, and boy did I manage to find one. This H&M straw hat is an absolutely steal at £3.99. What are you wheat-ing for? Snap it up before they raise the price tag!

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
London Silke iPhone 6 and 6s Case | Was £29.66 Now £22.24 | Ted Baker Via Nordstrom

These colourful Ted Baker houses remind me of Bristol, so I’m obviously a big fan of this phone case. The pastel colours are striking and pretty, without being too garish. Embrace your inner architect and treat your phone to this little gem today!

Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Kaleidoscope of Colour

She and Hem | Kaleidoscope of ColourShe and Hem | Kaleidoscope of ColourShe and Hem | Kaleidoscope of ColourBlimey, I hope you’ve got your sunglasses on as this is one colourful extravaganza! How beautiful are all these pieces? They are all from Kaleidoscope, a brand neither of us had heard of before but who we are now firm fans of due to their huge range of fun fashion and accessories. We had a wail of a time browsing their website as we selected our bits and bobs for this post. There’s just so much to choose from!

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I (Jo) was immediately drawn to the Riviera inspired Print Cotton Rick Skirt* as I just love the super bright yellow colour and I thought it had a hint of Blair Waldorf about it – always a selling point for me! It’s a really lovely and comfortable skirt to wear with a nice thick belted waistband and deep pockets to hide your bon bons. Kaleidoscope themselves actually style this skirt with the blue Notch Neck Blouse* I’m wearing and I thought it looked so good that I couldn’t help but plump for it too. I love the soft silky feel of the fabric and although it’s a slightly looser fit than I would normally go for, I know I’ll be wearing this flowy number non-stop over the coming months. The Sharana Leather Block Heel Sandals* are actually Clarks (one of a number of brands stocked on the website) and look like something straight out of Clueless! Blair meets Cher? I think this whole look is one of my absolute favourites!

Victoria went straight in for her Dungaree Dress* like a woman on a mission – she was all about that pinafore life! And what a good move it was as she looked brilliant in it and spent a bizarrely long time raving about the adjustable buttons. Like with my top, her pretty Broderie Anglais Sleeveless Top* came up a little on the large size, so it may be worth ordering a size below your regular size. We were both really impressed with the quality of both pieces and they will definitely be staples in Victoria’s wardrobe throughout the summer and beyond. I can totally see her rocking that pinafore in winter with tights and a long sleeve bereton.  The Metallic Detail Cut-Out Ballerinas* finish of the outfit perfectly as they are such a beautiful colour and  are nice and practical thanks to the small ankle strap

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Have you shopped with Kaleidoscope before?

J&V x

Accessories to Murder #32

Hello and welcome to the 32nd Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent, otherwise you would miss all things Vans X Nintendo! Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

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Lemonade Body Bag | £35 | Accessorize

When life gave them lemons, Accessorize have given us this excellent novelty bag. This is mine and Beyonce’s current favourite, mainly because of that 3D straw. Too cute! I haven’t managed to get my hands on one yet, but I’m not bitter, because I’m still obsessed with my vintage radio bag.

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Spree Bow Detail Heels | £45 | ASOS

You might be able to spot that I went a bit shoe mad whilst browsing ASOS. These crushed velvet heels are so pretty and have a really sensible sized block heel and, let’s be honest, I’m a pretty sensible gal. You won’t catch me in no skyscrapers, oh no. I love everything about them, especially the round toe and the bow. Beautiful!

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LAUREL Ballet Flats | £25 | ASOS

Two pairs of velvet shoes in one Accessories to Murder? Are you mad Victoria? Heck no! Could I really leave these out? They have a ribbon, and conform to the golden rule of fashion; pretty > waterproof. I feel like I need these to take the first steps in my Darcy Bussell makeover. So on pointe.

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Princess Peach Authentic Plimsoll Trainers | £52 | Vans X Nintendo via ASOS

It’s not often that I hear about a brand collaboration from my husband, but he was all over the new Vans range with Nintendo. It’s all pretty great, and I expect the range to mushroom in popularity, but the Princess Peach trainers are my pick of the bunch and a must have item for all of our Princess readers (i.e everyone!). Peachy. No PUNintendo.

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Little Boats Book Bag | Was £16 Now £11 | Cath Kidston

I’ve only just spotted this print from Cath Kidston and it really floats my boat. Not only is it colourful and fun, but it’s just gone into the sale which is a mega bonus. They have a messenger bag too, also in the sale, and also awesome. One thing though Cath, can we PLEASE have this print on a dress? Thanks.

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Sunnylife Inflatable Swan | £51.30 | Nordstrom

What’s better than a giant inflatable swan? A GOLD giant inflatable swan of course! I want to buy one in every colour and invite all my pals down to the lido for a swan race. Swan goals for sure. I’ve never bought anything from Nordstrom before, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on them.

That’s it for this week. Until next time, keep accessorising!

Vx

 

Anyone for Tennis?

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We’ve been making such a racket about Emily and Fin’s sports collection for SO LONG. Seriously, we were lucky enough to have a sneaky peek last year, which you can watch in this vlog, and we’ve been desperate to get our hands on the collection ever since! Our favourites are the green Anyone for Tennis?* dress in the Lucy style and the red Abigail style Serve it Up* dress. There’s Novak denying, they are both incredible prints.

We really wanted to do the dresses justice, so we embraced our inner Venus and Serena, purchased some vintage tennis rackets (like you do) and wandered down to our local tennis club. In true She and Hem style, it turned out to be shut, so we got our tennis elbows out and had an impromptu game, and a lie down, in the park instead! Probably not what Sharapova gets up to in her spare time (and she’s got a lot of spare time), but we had lots of fun. Party at the net!

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In addition to our vintage rackets and yellow balls, we accessorised these fun dresses with a very game set of matching trainers from Superga* in Dusty Rose and Turquoise. Our super colourful textured jumpers seen above are from Louche at Joy*. You’ll definitely be seeing these outfits pop up in a little over two weeks for the start of Wimbledon. Come on Tim!

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V&Jx

Accessories to Murder #31

Hello and welcome to the 31st Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories featuring not one but two awesome Lazy Oaf goodies? Excellent. Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Summer Patch Set | £25 | The Whitepepper

I recently spotted these fun patches and thought that somebody a lot more crafty than I could create something quite wonderful with them. A lot like the fab dress above. They would look so great with the dress of the moment, this denim beauty from Zara. Are you a fan of patches? If so, send me a picture of something you have created!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Little Sunny Bite X Muppets Miss Piggy Bag | £105.00 | Lazy Oaf
Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Beaded Killing It Clutch | £60 | Eat Me Do Via Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf have got novelty in the bag right now with these two incredible pieces. They are just so fun. Only a real Muppet wouldn’t love this Miss Piggy shoulder bag. The Killing It clutch reminds me of being in Lisbon, swooning over all of the colorful sardine tins in local stores. Those are a lot prettier than they sound, I promise!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Metallic Shell Clutch Bag | £28 | ASOS

Well, ahoy there! Hot on Lazy Oaf’s heels for the best novelty bag crown is ASOS. Here’s their catch of the day for all our mermaid readers, of which we have a surprising amount! There’s nothing fishy about this fetching clutch bag, and at £25, you’re not shelling out so much that your bank balance will get into a boatload of trouble!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
LULAMOON Pointed Unicorn Ballet Flats | £25 | ASOS

Something else ASOS are particularly good at is shoes, glorious shoes.Take these Unicorn flats, for example. Even though they have a sparkly horn (!), these pastel coloured slip-ons are subtle enough to wear anywhere. I find ASOS shoes super comfortable, so I would imagine these would be no different.

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Iris Lemon Printed Heels | £148 | Anthropologie

Speaking of shoes, these fruity beauties caught my eye this week. They are on the pricey side, but don’t be too bitter, as they would be such a playful accessory for a Summer wedding, especially as they also do a matching bag. Anthropologie, we are really sweet on you. Zesty!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
I Need A Vacation Cloche Hat | £105 | Kate Spade

Last but certainly not least is this hat from Kate Spade. I say hat, it’s actually a cloche, which makes it even better. Who doesn’t want to take a cute cloche on their holidays? This cloche does not lie, I do need a vacation, but until then I’ll be more than happy sitting on my balcony in a bikini and this hat. With a jumper, blanket and cup of tea as well of course, because England.

Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Double Thumbs Dresses #80

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! Let’s crack on….

Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | Woodland Lace Embellished Dress £250 by Needle and Thread at ASOS
Woodland Lace Embellished Dress £250 by Needle and Thread at ASOS

We start with a pretty bank busting number but I think you’ll agree that it was just too special not to include! Victoria and I are both obsessed with all things Needle and Thread and when they consistently bring out beautiful pieces like this it’s not hard to see why. I just wish I had an excuse to spend this much on a dress! That woodland lace embellishment is breathtaking.

Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | Yellow Lace Dress £70 from Next
Yellow Lace Dress £70 from Next
Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | White Lace Panel Dress £65 from Next
White Lace Panel Dress £65 from Next

Next have gone lace crazy and I for one couldn’t be happier! That little yellow number looks far pricier than its price-tag and is the perfect shade of lemon. There’s just so much beautiful detailing! I’m also loving the long-sleeved white number which is rocking a bit of a 70s vibe. It really reminds me of a dress I picked up from Topshop last Summer and subsequently wore to death (evidence).

Click individual dresses for direct links

Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | Botanical Floral Shift Dress £49 from Warehouse
Botanical Floral Shift Dress £49 from Warehouse

Pow! Now that’s a bold floral! I am all about this shift dress from Warehouse which features one heck of a strong print in some seriously eye catching colours. Yes. Please.

Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | Delicate Lace Yolk Dress £45 from Oasis
Delicate Lace Yolk Dress £45 from Oasis

I don’t actually remember the last time Oasis didn’t feature on Double Thumbs, so great has my love been for their SS16 collection. This is such a sweet little lace number (those ruffle sleeves!) but what I am really about is that gorgeous shade of green.

Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | Floral Button-Up Midi Dress £49 from Topshop
Floral Button-Up Midi Dress £49 from Topshop

This Topshop midi has got Summer garden party written all over it (which, as luck would have it, so do I). It’s a lovely silhouette and looks like it would be a nice frock to just waft around in. As you do.

Double Thumbs Dresses #80 | Midi Dress with Floral Embroidery £42 from ASOS Maternity
Midi Dress with Floral Embroidery £42 from ASOS Maternity

And finally….If you don’t follow us on Instagram (or you aren’t on it 24/7 like, ahem, some people I know) you might have missed my little announcement over the weekend that I’m expecting! That means there might be the odd maternity dress sneaking on to Double Thumbs over the coming months, if you don’t mind! So far I’ve really been struggling to find things I like but I take my hat off to ASOS for understanding that, weirdly enough, I’d quite like to dress like me whilst with bump! This yellow floral number is calling my name.

Jx