Maternity Fashion with JoJo Maman Bébé

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Our first maternity wear post! Hooray! We were both really excited about dressing for pregnancy but soon became quite distressed about the highstreets’ lack of She and Hem friendly maternity wear. Gone were the colourful dresses, the novelty prints and the flattering shapes and instead we were faced with an onslaught of black wrap dresses and shapeless smocks that really weren’t doing anything for anybody. It has been quite a challenge to dress in a way that makes us feel like we are still us. This was really important as our shapes are constantly changing and not having experienced it before it can feel quite daunting and suddenly keeping hold of your own sense of style can feel impossible. We were therefore really thrilled when we spotted these cheerful numbers from JoJo Maman Bébé and even more so when they invited us to style them.

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Both dresses are SO comfy and easy to wear, a real bonus when even getting off the sofa is a struggle! We would both happily have these hanging in our wardrobes even if we weren’t expecting. The prints are so bold and colourful, not a black wrap dress in sight! Good work, JoJo! Victoria’s Navy Floral Maternity Dress* has gorgeous 3/4 length sleeves and a flattering full skirt. It looks excellent teamed with the Cosy 4-in-1 Maternity Cardigan* which will definitely be getting a lot of wear this Autumn/Winter. My (Jo) Geo Maternity & Nursing Dress* is such a great colour and I love that it’s a nursing dress as it will be just as useful post birth as it is now. The hidden slits are most definitely discreet so it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing something specifically for a pregnant lady – I just feel like me.

We are both so impressed with the quality of these dresses, the material is lovely and they really feel like investment pieces. They also require zero ironing, something we will only continue to appreciate! We both teamed our dresses with black Comfy Cotton Rich Maternity Leggings* which do exactly what they say on the tin. Boy are they comfy! We were both a bit skeptical about whether specialist maternity leggings were worth buying over just your normal leggings but the extra wide waistband, which means you can wear them over your bump, makes us feel so much more supported and, we like to think, keeps baby nice and snug. Winner!

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Thanks so much JoJo Maman Bébé! Our bumps look fabulous!

J&V x

Disney x Cath Kidston

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Two Cath Kidston posts in a month! Well aren’t you a lucky bunch? After their super successful book and pencil collection (here), Cath Kidston are back with a bang with their first Disney X Cath Kidston capsule collection. Cute prints teamed with Disney characters? Umm, yes please! What a truly magical combination and whether a Disney fan or not, we are sure you will find it truly wonderful! The first drop, which celebrates 90 years since the first Winnie-the-Pooh book was published, hits stores and the website today, with the Mickey and Minnie Mouse items due on 5th December – just in time to add to your Christmas lists!

Our favourite item is the Balloon Spot Short Sleeve Dress*, which also comes in a cute skirt. We love the cornflower blue colour and it perfectly combines Cath’s cheerful trademark polka dot print and AA Milne’s adorable Winnie-the-Pooh and friends, not to mention loads of super cute balloons! And you know how much we like a balloon here at She and Hem! We’ve also got our eyes on the gorgeous yellow and grey baby bodysuits for mini She and Hem, who we must admit were very well behaved during this windy photo shoot. So much so that we decided to add a (not so) little bump picture to the post below – our very own honey pots. Aww. Do let us know your favourite piece from the collection!

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The Winnie-the-Pooh x Cath Kidston collection is limited edition so you may need to move fast if you want get your bear paws on them! We certainly enjoyed larking around in our own version of Hundred Acre Wood in them so big thanks to Cath for sending these beauties our way.

V&J x

Double Thumbs Dresses #87

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….

Irene Dancers Dress in Mustard £130 from Palava
Irene Dancers Dress in Mustard £130 from Palava

Our beloved Bryony (formerly Poppy) have been forced once again to change their name and are now known, rather brilliantly, as Palava! And what better way to celebrate a new era than with a whole host of beautiful new dresses! This gorgeous mustard number features a print inspired by 1930s ballroom, the perfect frock to celebrate the return of Strictly Come Dancing on Friday. Or, you know, you could do some actual dancing in it too. Just add a petticoat and you are hot to foxtrot!

Telephones Belted Tea Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Telephones Belted Tea Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

You can call me crazy but I think this is one dial-ightful print from Cath Kidston! I love the fab print and the tie belt, it’s really off the hook!

She and Hem | Marbelle Parrot Print Dress £65.00 from Louche at Joy
Marbelle Parrot Print Dress £65.00 from Louche at Joy

I could parrot on all day about this fab frock from Louche at Joy. I love the retro inspired print and shape, which features a slim fit silhouette and fitted waist. All you really need is to throw on some black tights and ankle boots and you’ve got a winning outfit!

Maya Bright Birdie Fit And Flare Dress £54 by Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Maya Bright Birdie Fit And Flare Dress £54 by Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

Sticking with birds, this new dress from Sugarhill Boutique is one to get in a flap about. I always enjoy a cheeky bit of flit and flare and the print is just lovely. I also appreciate that it won’t break the budgie-t.

Lobster Dress £37.50 from Run & Fly at Thunderegg
Lobster Dress £37.50 from Run & Fly at Thunderegg

This dress from Run & Fly at Thunderegg might just be your lobster (cutting edge Friends reference for you there, kids). This frock is a true crustation lovers delight thanks to those super fun red lobsters, some cheeky prawns and they’ve even thrown in a few fish for good measure. This one really is the catch of the day.

Printed shirt dress £49.99 from Mango
Printed shirt dress £49.99 from Mango

I think this pretty number from Mango has a touch of the Orla Kiely about it (which is, if I’m honest, all I’m ever looking for) but with a much friendlier pricetag! I absolutely love the soft flowy fabric and the retro spots print is just fab. Also, ding dong, check out those long sleeves. I’ve missed you, Autumn.

Tie Neck Tiered Dress £38.00 by Vera Moda at ASOS
Tie Neck Tiered Dress £38.00 by Vera Moda at ASOS

Last but not least we have this super adorable dress from Vera Moda at  ASOS. It’s so freakin’ cute and if I wasn’t pregnant I’d be shimmying about in it like there was no tomorrow! I love the rust colour (more dresses should be rusty) and the tiered ruffled hem is sublime! I also really like the subtle polka dot to the fabric and that really sweet bow! Basically, it’s perfect.

Jx

Accessories to Murder #38 *Baby Clothes Special*

Hello and welcome to the 38th Accessories to Murder. We’re taking a slightly different direction this week, as I’ve been on the hunt for cute baby clothes for my number one future accessory (just kidding!). My little one is due in January, so it’s high time I started looking for clothes so that the little bundle of joy/poop will actually have something to wear.

We’re not finding out if they’re a boy or a girl, so please expect a few gender neutral gems over the coming weeks. Right, without further ado, here’s a lovely list of all the things that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted!

38a
Just Call Me Fox leggins | £16 | Tobias & The Bear via Hip Little People
38b
Blue and White Cloud All-in-One | £22 | Bob & Blossom
Ice Cream Booties | £24 | La Redoute
38c
Fun Penguin Cardigan | £27.50 | Baby Boden
38d
Penguin Snowsuit | £26 | M&S
38e
Bright Dinosaur Baby Sleepsuit | Was £15 Now £12 | JoJo Maman Bebe
38h
Knitted Bunny Booties | £15 | Cath Kidston
38f
Cloud Print Sleepsuit and Hat | £14 | Next
38g
Spaceships Baby Dungaree | £20 | Cath Kidston

That’s all for now folks. Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

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Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*

Hello and welcome to the 37th Accessories to Murder. Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent! Without further ado, here’s a bumper list of the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted. It’s a sale special! Click here to check out the Accessories to Murder archives.

Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Hello Sunshine Floppy Hat | Was £24 Now £19 | Oliver Bonas
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Slip Ons | Was £25.99 Now £12.99 | Pull and Bear
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Coral 1950’s Cat Eye Sunglasses | Was £20 Now £5 | Dahlia
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Metallic Loafers | Was £29 Now £10 | Le Redoute
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Lilac Bomber Jacket | Was £59 Now £40 | Topshop
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Dainty Heeled Sandal | Was £29 Now £15 | Topshop
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Ruffle Bandeau Swimsuit | Was £59.50 Now £29.75 | Boden
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Silver Mid Block Heels | Was £39.99 Now £18 | New Look
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Pink Spring Blazer | Was £59 Now £35 | Sugarhill Boutique

That’s all for now folks. Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Back to School with Cath Kidston

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Victoria is wearing the super flattering Pencils Cotton Button Through dress* which features a multitude of colourful crayons. It’s so super fun and between us and our friends we own at least four of these dresses! Oops. You might even say we were all drawn to it! (boom boom). The button up shirt dress style is a nice change for CK (if you’re anything like us, you’ve got many a sleeveless dress in varying prints from Cath hanging up in your wardrobe!) and it’s a lovely light fabric too. Looking sharp!

I followed the pencils theme with the Pencils Wool Blend Fairisle Jumper* which, as I’ve discovered, looks great thrown on with just about anything! I sized up as I like my jumpers a bit baggy but I think this fit really works and I’m totally going to be living in this later on in the year! I teamed it with one of my favourite ever CK dresses (it’s the librarian in me), the Story Books Cotton Slub Sleeveless Dress*. It’s perfect and like all Cath Kidston dresses in this style, the fit is bang on. I also really like the thicker fabric, which makes it perfect for teaming with chunky tights in the winter but the fact it’s not lined means it’s cool enough to wear in the warmer months too. Just like any bestseller, this one is going to be hard to put down.

It would be wrong not to finish an outfit this creative without featuring the Pencils Embroidered shoes, which are spectacularly comfy. In fact, they do resemble slippers! Our top tip would be to size up at least one size as they do come on the snug side but by golly if they aren’t the most fun shoes ever.

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If you’re a teacher heading back to school this September, then you need at least one of these Cath Kidston pieces in your wardrobe!

J&V x