Accessories to Murder #28

Hello and welcome to the 28th Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories, including a sneaky cheat entry from Lazy Oaf? 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 #28 | She and Hem | Lazy Oaf Shirt
Eat Your Cake Shirt | £65.00 | Lazy Oaf

Now you may think this is cheating slightly, as a shirt isn’t technically an accessory, but Jo and I have been obsessed with this fun print ever since we saw it on the Queen of Youtube, Zoella. Although it’s one of the best novelty prints I think I’ve ever seen, I am yet to make the slightly pricey purchase, as I wish it was slightly shorter in length. It looked absolutely stunning on Zoe, but that girl has such a banging figure, she’d look great whatever the length. For now, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a range of items in this print.

Accessories to Murder #28 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Brooch
Erstwilder “Sals Soda Pop” Brooch | £25 | Thunder Egg
Accessories to Murder #28 | She and Hem | Thunder Egg Brooch
Erstwilder “Radio Shack” Brooch | £23 | Thunder Egg

We feature gorgeous dresses from Thunder Egg all the time on the blog, so I thought it was only right to delve into their accessories section, and man I’m so glad I did because just look at these cute retro inspired brooches! There are plenty of different designs in stock, but my two favourites are the super Sals Soda Pop and the radical Radio Shack brooches. So-da great.

Accessories to Murder #28 | She and Hem | Boden Denim Jacket
Olivia Jacket | £59.50 | Boden

I feel that a demin jacket is a must have item for Spring, as it’s so quick and easy to pop on over a dress when you’re not really sure what the heck the weather is doing. One of the best designs I’ve spotted is the Olivia Jacket from Boden. Unfortunately, some sizes are currently not in stock, but they do have an excellent white version which is available in all sizes, and I may even prefer it to the blue. How controversial!

Accessories to Murder #28 | She and Hem | Boden Swimming Costume
Ruffle Bandeau Swimsuit | £59.50 | Boden

I’m off on an American adventure next week and whilst looking for some last minute holiday bits, this jazzy swimming costume caught my eye. I can’t resist a ruffle! I can totally see myself getting my Baywatch on, running slow mo down Venice beach in this beauty. Carrying a giant inflatable swan, obviously.

Accessories to Murder #28 | She and Hem | Pastel Clutch Bag
Beautiful Dreamer Pouch | £15.99 | Aspire Style

Last but not least, I wanted to feature a new designer who I discovered last week after the lovely Aspire Style sent us a couple of her pastel pouches (featured here) as a little ‘Thank You’ for taking part in their recent blogger challenge. Unfortunately we didn’t win, but the beautiful pouches from Katie Loxton really make up for it!

Let me know your favourite pieces and until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #25 Easter Special

Hello and welcome to the 24th Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing Easter 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 #25 Easter Special | Bunny Shirt | She and Hem
Oversized Bunny T-Shirt | £14.00 | ASOS

This is the best Bunny T-Shirt I’ve seen all day. Perfect for your Easter #ootd, because that’s a thing, right? I’m not usually a fan of a slogan tee, but the super cute ‘Some Bunny Loves Me’ is so subtle and adorable, I’m hopping mad about it! Boing!

Accessories to Murder #25 Easter Special | Bunny Trainers | She and Hem
Minna Parikka Bunny Ears & Tail Trainers | £195.00 | ASOS

Ever worn trainers with ears and a pink fluffy tail? What am I thinking, of course you have! Well, why not buy another pair just in time for Easter? You may think they are expensive, but compared to how much money I usually spend on chocolate over Easter, these are an absolute bargain.

Accessories to Murder #25 Easter Special | Bunny Leggings | She and Hem
Easter Bunny Printed Leggings | £18.00 | ASOS

Love a bit of hare-obics? Then be the most hip hop gal at your eggs-ercize class next week in these bunny leggings from ASOS. Fun, yet practical enough to climb out of any rabbit hole.

Accessories to Murder #25 Easter Special | Bunny Earrings | She and Hem
Eve & Fox Gold Rabbit Studs | £49.00 | Joy

Abracadabra! If I was a magician I would pull these super studs straight outta my hat. Handmade in Britain with 22ct Matt Gold, remember these studs are for life, not just for Easter. Jog on down to Joy to check out their jazzy jewellery collection!

Accessories to Murder #25 Easter Special | Pug Topshop Socks | She and Hem
Easter Pug Socks | £3.50 | Topshop

Now it’s time for some pretty egg-ceptional socks. What’s not to love about a perplexed pug wearing bunny ears surrounded by floating eggs? It’s time to treat your feet, and don’t forget about Topshop’s three pairs for £8 deal. Chicks and fluffy lamb versions also available, but I’m all about those pugs.

Accessories to Murder #25 Easter Special | Rabbit Bag | She and Hem
Kissing Rabbits Medium Toiletry Bag | £12.00 | Anorak

Banish those bad hare days by keeping all of your carrots essentials in this kissing rabbit toiletry Bag. I’m not sure how I came across Anorak, but they have some really great novelty prints. I may have just treated myself to this fantastic squirrel bag for a ridiculous £3.20. Call me nutty, but I can’t resist a bargain that great.

Until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories

Hello and welcome to the 23rd Accessories to Murder! It’s another special edition this week looking at all things weddings! Whether you are a bride to be, a wedding guest or you just blooming love white, I’m sure you’ll find something you will adore. Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing wedding 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 #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
The Olivia White Rose and Baby’s Breath Flower Crown | £32 | Beauxoxo

This beautiful Flower Crown from Beauxoxo is perfect for all of those Summer boho brides out there. Modeled by the gorgeous Olivia from What Olivia Did, it is made up of white roses, baby’s breath and ribbon. Thankfully it’s fully adjustable, as your head will certainly grow with all of the compliments you’ll receive wearing this beaut.

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
Maya All Over Sequin Cape in Silver Sequins | £55.00 | ASOS

All bridesmaids are super heroes, but ensure yours are the most glamorous in this sparkly Sequin Cape.  This whole look above from ASOS is excellent and totally versatile, which is an extra perk, as it means your BFF’s have an awesome dress and cape combo to wear over and over again!

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
Beaded Bow Clutch | £32 | John Lewis

Like the Bow Box Bag in last week’s post, this gold Bow Clutch is just bowtiful! Don’t you just love wonderful wedding accessories! The website states that it’s compact yet spacious, so I imagine it’s just the right size for a wedding. It comes with a chain strap, so you can easily jump up and catch the bride’s bouquet without dropping all of your bits and bobs. Brilliant.

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
JIG Metallic Mary-Janes | £69.00 | Topshop

Well aren’t these Mary-Janes so damn groovy? Weddings often involve a lot of standing and a heck of a lot of dancing, so it’s a really good idea to wear block heels, especially if they are also cute and shiny. Topshop have got loads of pretty party shoes at the moment, but these are by far my favourites.

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
Square Sunray Compact Mirror| £9.00 | Monsoon

When I was a bridesmaid for Jo, she gave me a box of Thank You goodies which included a gorgeous mirror. It was such an adorable thing to do as every time I use the mirror, I think about the lovely day that we shared. Seeing this Mirror in Monsoon reminded me of this, and I would definitely recommend the idea to anyone putting together little packages for their family and friends. A small but thoughtful gift!

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
My Best Friend Necklace | £20 | notonthehighstreet.com

Speaking of excellent gifts, this sterling silver necklace and card set would be so splendid as a present for your bridesmaids. They could even wear it on the day. It comes in yellow or rose gold, with a cute button design or the infinity design seen above. Notonthehighstreet.com even throw in a card, marvelous!

Check out our Valentine’s Special for more gift ideas and until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #23

Hello and welcome to the 23rd 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 #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Bag
ASOS Bow Box Bag | £32.00 | ASOS

Pretend everyday is your birthday with this Bow Box Bag from ASOS. It’s cute, sparkly and has a massive bow. What’s not to love? I feel like I can’t move onto the next item without also mentioning those incredible pink bow heels. Now I can’t seem to find them online, but I have found a silver version here, which are just as special. Bow fans, you are very welcome.

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Shell Bag
ASOS Shell Clutch Bag | £28.00 | ASOS

Running with the novelty bag theme for a moment, next up we have this Shell Clutch Bag, chosen especially for all of our mermaid readers. Believe me, I’ve checked the stats and those mermaids love to keep a keen eye on our Most Wanted. This clutch is such a beaut that I’d be more than happy to shell out a few clams for it. If it’s not for you, then get the shell out of here!

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Poptart Phone Case
I’ve Got Your Snack iPhone Case | $28.99 | Modcloth

All of my sugary dreams have come true because some absolute genius has created a Poptart Phone Case. Here’s hoping it’s the start of a whole Poptart range. I want to see Poptart pyjamas, Poptart bikinis and Poptart pants. If any of these things already exist, let me know, yeah?

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Purse Kate Spade
Cedar Street Popsicle Lacey Purse | £160 | Kate Spade

Although this purse is more Popsicle than Poptart, it’s definitely just as tasty. Kate Spade is full of gorgeous items at the moment, but I thought I’d give you the scoop on this ice cream dream. The fun and colourful print also comes in other flavours, with a sleek and slim card wallet also available. Treat yourself and get them both.

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Novelty Picnic Basket Bag
Picnic Basket Across Body Bag | £39.00 | Accessorize

Accessorize seem to be going out of their way to ensure I’ve saved up no pennies for my upcoming holiday. First up I just HAD to buy the Robot Bag, followed by the awesome Radio Bag, and now they go and release the twee as you like Picnic Basket Bag. I’m an utter basket case for gingham. Top Tip, if you can find a store with any Robot Bags left, they are now measly FIVE POUNDS!

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Novelty Cheshire Cat Shoes
Chesire Cat Pump | £109.00 | Irregular Choice via Office

To be honest, I’ve not completely made up my mind about these Cheshire Cat Pumps, part of the Alice in Wonderland collaboration between Irregular Choice and Office. They are so fun, look super comfortable with that cute small heel, and c’mon the have a big smiling cat on for goodness sake. I’m just not sure where I would wear them, yet I am strangely captivated by them. I think the price is also a little off putting, but I’m sure I will be ALL over them if they get reduced.

Let me know what you think of this weeks items, and keep accessorizing!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #22

Hello and welcome to the 22nd Accessories to Murder! I don’t know about you, but we are feeling 22. 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.

ASOS METAPHOR Embellished Flat Shoes | ASOS | She and Hem
ASOS METAPHOR Embellished Flat Shoes | £40.00 | ASOS

Glitter? Check! Embellishments? Check! Flat enough to run for the bus? Check! My friends, I think I’ve found the jazziest pair of flats that money can buy. If you can find a more exciting pair of flats (good luck!), send those links my way, or drop them in the comments below. Whatever kind of shoe I’m looking for, I can always find something I like on ASOS, especially when it comes to the more colourful option. 

Clarks Block Heel | Clarks | She and Hem
Chinaberry Fun Shoes | £65 | Clarks

If you haven’t seen these Clarks block heels yet, where the heck have you been? Seriously, get yourself over to the Clarks website because they are on fire at the moment. So many dazzling designs! I am so taken by the chalk colour of these retro beauties. If you’re not so keen, they also come in more subtle shades of fuchsia and black suede

BLINGSTER BRONTO rainbow fun sunglases | Spangle | She and Hem
BLINGSTER BRONTO Rainbow Rims | £48 | Spangled

Last week I asked on Twitter if anyone knew where I could find a pair of really fun sunglasses ready for London Fashion Week, and the lovely and wise @cloveroverover pointed me in the direction of Spangled. My goodness, I’ve never such a bright, original and eye-popping collection. As a not so secret Jurassic Park fan, I thought these yellow and blue dinotastic specs were pretty roar-some, with some truly TRex-cellent colouring. Popping these bad boys on will ensure you get a raptor-ous reception, wherever you go. 

Rounded sunglasses | Mango | She and Hem
Rounded Sunglasses | £19.99 | Mango

Sometimes I feel confident enough to wear multicoloured glasses with plastic dinosaurs and sequins on, but other times I just want to hide behind the largest sunglasses I can find and watch the world go by. These rounded Mango frames are perfect for the latter. They are just as striking, but in a completely different, more refined way. With that delicate and glorious shade of gold, I’m sold. 

Grey structured winged tote handbag | River Island | She and Hem
Grey Structured Winged Tote Handbag | £47.00 | River Island

How cute is this structured winged tote from River Island? Very is the answer. I just can’t take my eyes off it! Oh yes, and it just so happens to be in serenity blue and rose quartz, the colours of the season. You can use the two top handles, or if you are on the move, just whack on the shoulder strap. 

Apothecary Print Travel Wallet | Yumi | She and Hem
Apothecary Print Travel Wallet | £32.00 | Yumi

Last, but not least, is this cheeky little find from Yumi. Now, we’ve written about Yumi quite a few times, but in the past we’ve focused on their boots, coats and dresses. I’ve sinced discovered they also so blooming great accessories, like this quirky travel wallet. With items this great, I predict that you’ll be seeing a lot more of Yumi in future Accessories to Murder posts! 

Until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

 

Accessories to Murder #21 Valentine’s Day Special

Hello and welcome to the 21st Accessories to Murder! Pop the fizz and celebrate, we are 21 today! Not only that, but we are focusing on all things Valentine’s Day this week AND I’ve found the perfect pair of pink heart tights! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing cupidly good 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 | She and Hem | Valentine's Day | Heart Earrings
Glitter Heart Earrings | £12.50 | Topshop

Let’s ear it for these glitter heart earrings from good ol’ Topshop. Perfect for the love of your life to gaze upon admiringly whilst whispering sweet nothings into your ear. Planning a night in this V-Day? Never fear, these beauties are cool enough to be worn all year round. J’adore Topshop!

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Valentine's Day | Heart Socks
Fluffy Heart Ankle Socks | £3.50 | Topshop

If you, like me, are one of the few who don’t have their ears pierced, Topshop (them again) have us covered. Hoorah! They have really put their hearts into creating these cute ankle socks. If you fall out of love with them, you can always take them to the sock exchange.

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Valentine's Day | Heart Watch
Red Strap Heart Dial Watch | £40.00 | Oasis

Girl, you know what time it is. It’s time to head to Oasis to crush on their new accessories, of course! Time really flies when you’ve got a watch this fancy. Just look at that heart shaped dial *swoons*. The gracious gold and ravishing red are a match made in analog heaven. Just watch out for all the compliments.

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Valentine's Day | Heart Jumper
Truly Madly Deeply Love Weekend Jumper | £39 | Urban Outfitters

It’s now time to honor my one true love, the weekend! This vintage washed weekend jumper from Urban Outfitters looks perfect for snuggling up on the sofa, and the gorgeous embroidery ensure that it’s totally acceptable to team it with jeans and head out to celebrate just how great the weekend is. Now, I don’t mean Canadian singer, songwriter and producer The Weeknd, although I’m reliably informed that he’s quite good too.

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Valentine's Day | Heart Tights
Sheer Luxe Heart Tights | £22 | American Apparel

You’ll look so perfect standing there in these American Apparel underwear heart tights!  I’ve got so many pairs of black heart tights, but I’ve never been able to find a pair with pink hearts on, so I’m pretty stoked about these gems. Eat your heart out competitors, I’ll be heading to American Apparel for all of my tights needs this season!

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Valentine's Day | Heart Bag
Heart Cross Body Bag | £26 | Skinnydip via Selfridges

Whilst on my long search for the dreamiest heart shaped bag, there were many strong contenders. Primark have an excellent black sparkly version, as featured on our Instagram last week, but it is Skinnydip’s heart bag that wins the coveted final place on She and Hem’s Most Wanted this week. Although this is quite plain for Skinnydip, if you want a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day without going OTT (like I probably will be), then I think this is The One.

Until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #20

Hello and welcome to the 20th 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. Warning: this one includes an amazing Zara bargain. Happy shopping!

Accessories to Murder #20 | She and Hem | Gin Bag
Glitter Gin Bottle Clutch Handbag | £100 | Luna on the Moon

Would you just look at this Gin Clutch! It really makes me grin, because it’s just all kinds of win. It’s not made out of tin, so don’t throw it in the bin. So, tell your next of kin that it’s got me in a spin. I knew my English degree would come in handy sooner or later… Luna on the Moon has so many incredible bags, and you can find them all over on Etsy.

Accessories to Murder #20 | She and Hem | Red Bag Zara
Red Tote | Was £22.99 Now £9.99 | Zara

This is not a red herring. Oh no, it’s not all novelty prints and quirky patterns here at She and Hem, as we are also pretty potty about a pop of bright colour! February is all about red, so thank you Zara for reducing this tote-ally great bag down to £9.99!

Accessories to Murder #20 | She and Hem | Hot Air Balloon Necklace
Hot Air Balloon Necklace | £18 | Joy

Living in Bristol, it’s difficult to get through the day without spotting at least one hot air balloon floating above the city’s colourful houses. This Hot Air Balloon Necklace from Joy would be perfect to wear to the next Bristol Balloon Fiesta, as we always like to dress appropriately (see here), with as many novelty hot air balloon items we can possibly find!

Accessories to Murder #20 | She and Hem | Joy Acorn Earrings
Acorn Earrings | £15 | Joy

Also over at Joy are these mega cute Acorn Earrings from Dublin based jewellers Artysmarty. Although Bristol doesn’t (yet) have an Acorn Festival, I think they are still an essential purchase. There is nothing corny about them, they’re just nuttily good!

Accessories to Murder #20 | She and Hem | H&M Glittery Trainers
Silver Glittery Trainers | H&M | £24.99

I’ve never been a big trainer fan, as I’ve always found them really hard to style successfully, especially with my beloved dresses. This all changed last year when a pair of sunshine yellow Superga’s came into my life. Since then I’ve jumped fully on board the trainer train, and my final destination are these incredible, sparkly H&M Silver Glittery Trainers.

Accessories to Murder #20 | She and Hem | Avocado Phone Case Skinnydip
Googly Avo iPhone Case | £15 | Skinnydip via Topshop

Let’s all avocuddle and admire the last item for a moment. It really calls out to me as I am always within arms reach of both my phone and a juicy avocado. This googly eyed Avocado Phone Case is yet another Skinnydip gem, currently in Topshop. Did I mention it has googly eyes? It has googly eyes. And I, for one, am completely goggle-eyed for this little gem.

Until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #19

Hello again and welcome to the 19th Accessories to Murder! Regular readers may have noticed that Accessories to Murder is now back on track, and you’ll have a lovely new post ready for you every Sunday. So pop it into your diary, or if you are just far too modern and fancy for a pen and paper, follow us on Bloglovin and never miss a post! So, 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.

Long Time Pointed Flats | ASOS | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder #19
Heart Shoes | ASOS | £22

Tired of wearing your heart on your sleeve? Well, wear it on your feet instead with these ASOS heart flats. Just in time for your Valentine’s Day outfit too! I’m thinking full on hearts this year, so these loooverly shoes are the perfect finishing touch to my hella twee look. Simple but just quirky enough to make it through the tough Accessories to Murder selection process.

Daniella Flats | Boden | £69.50

If those flats aren’t quite right for you, here’s another adorable option. This cute pair in ‘Poppy Red’ from Boden are blooming beautiful. We recently featured them on our Instagram and they got oh so much love. They have a pretty bow detail and are flat enough for the walk home after you’ve been wined and dined on Valentine’s Day…or for my walk to kitchen to get just one last biscuit.

Know an Eccentric or Two Swimsuit Top | Accessories to Murder #19 | She and Hem
Know an Eccentric or Two Swimsuit Top | $49.99 | Modcloth

I hadn’t really considered Modcloth when buying swimwear until about a year ago, when I spotted one of their incredible swimsuits online. I added this to my Pinterest ‘Wish List‘, causing a internet sensation mild murmuring, and the cossie to be repinned here, there and everywhere! I’ve kept a keen eye on their swimwear ever since, and it is always fun, flattering and fabulous. This swimsuit from Modcloth features cute cats and cupcakes floating around in space. Cats. In. Space. What else could you possibly want?

Cactus Cross Body Bag | Skinnydip Via ASOS | £30

I am a huge fan of all things Skinnydip, so I was pretty hyped when Jo sent me a link to this beauty. I predict the sales of this Skinnydip cactus bag, and matching luggage tag, are due to spike sometime soon, so hurry up and get your hands on this super succulent! Don’t put your hands on a real cactus, that would hurt and leave you feeling awful prickly.

We Now Present You Bag | Betsey Johnson via Modcloth | $68

This gorgeous Betsey Johnson bag might just be my perfect Valentine’s present right here. Can someone please point it in the direction of my husband? I’ve become quite the Betsey Johnson fan after featuring the incredible working phone in the recent January Sales post. I had so many messages from readers who loved the phone bag, hopefully this one will be just as popular. You may not be able to make calls with it, but it does have a really sparkly bow, so y’know, every cloud.

Kite Box Clutch | Kate Spade | £295.65

Yes, I know this is slightly more expensive than our usual Most Wanted novelty bags, but I’ve found it here via Nordstrom for much less than if buying direct from the Kate Spade website. How kind am I? Kate Spade has always been a high flyer in the world of whimsical clutch design, and my love for this kite bag is going up, up and away!

Yellow Tote Bag | New Look | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder #19
Yellow Structured Tote Bag | New Look | £24.99

I really recommend that everyone has at least one staple yellow handbag in their wardrobe. I use my yellow Boden Westminster handbag every single day and I absolutely love the pop of colour it adds to any outfit. New Look have just released this tote, their very own sunshiny dream, for a very affordable £24.99!

Pancake Socks | Topshop | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder #19
Stacked Pancake Socks | Topshop | £3.50

Stacked pancake socks.Sometimes, a picture really does say a thousand words. So instead of raving about these, I shall just give you my top stock sock tip. If I was going for the famous ‘3 for £8’ Topshop sock deal, I would also pick the Coffee and Donuts and I Loaf You pairs. Why? Because they are awesome.

See you next week,

Vx

Accessories to Murder #18 UncommonGoods Special

Hello and welcome to the 18th Accessories to Murder! It’s an UncommonGoods special this week! 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.

UncommonGoods | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder 18 | Log Lady Necklace

I do love a bit of personalised jewellery. C’mon, who doesn’t love wearing their own name around their neck? In fact, there is super clever evidence that proves that our brains really like hearing our own names (it’s all about the left middle frontal cortex and subgyral matter, obviously). So I got quite excited when I saw that UncommonGoods has a whole blooming section dedicated to fun personalised bits, and that excitement Twin Peaked with this stump necklace. Embrace your inner log lady and proudly display your true love’s initials, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

UncommonGoods | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder 18 |Morse Code Necklace

If you’re not down with the lumberjack vibe, don’t log off, cause I’m switching it up to sexy Morse code. SOS indeed. I love the idea of carrying a hidden message around with me, that only the nerdiest of companions might understand. The necklace seen in the picture above shows a name, but I think it would be so lovely to choose an anniversary date or a favourite saying instead. Either way, they are so subtle and beautiful!

UncommonGoods | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder 18 |Coordinates Necklace

You may think it’s all colourful dresses and hilarious puns here at She and Hem, but we’re soppy types at heart. If you follow us on Instagram, you will know that I recently got married and that Jo was one of my wonderful bridesmaids. As a little thank you present, I bought each of my bridesmaids a necklace with the exact coordinates of where we first met, and (I think) they really loved them! UncommonGoods have their own beautiful version here.

UncommonGoods | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder 18 | Forget Me Not Ring

Ring a ding-ding! Another item that is perfect for Valentine’s Day is this cute hand cast Forget Me Not ring. I am positively thread over heels about that delicate silver bow, and would definitely knot forget anyone kind enough to give me this. It’s so dainty and I think it would be ideal for stacking.

UncommonGoods | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder 18 | Valentine's Day Scarf

I couldn’t write a round up of my favourite pieces and not include this incredible scarf. I simply cannot resist those incredibly cute vintage style illustrations. Not only is it a unique accessory, but it has my new surname on it! Valentine’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning for me now and I’m probably definitely going to buy any novelty item of clothing with the word Valentine on it. So if you see anything, link me up please! Take a look at their immensely enjoyable scarf selection here.

Vx

This post is in collaboration with UncommonGoods, who we are very happy to work with as we love their environmentally friendly products, and that they are a bunch of jolly decent people. Keep up the good work guys!

Accessories to Murder #17: January Sales Bag Special

Hello, Happy New Year, and a hearty welcome to the 17th Accessories to Murder! It’s a January Sales bag special! 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.

ASOS Bubblegum Clutch Bag £18.00 £9.00 | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
ASOS Bubblegum Clutch Bag | Was £18.00 Now £9.00 | ASOS

“I don’t want to settle down, I just want to chew gum!” Does anyone else remember that song by my favourite Norwegian pop star Annie? Just me? Ok! Don’t let that put you off my taste in bags, or you will miss out on gems like this ASOS bubblegum clutch which has been reduced to a sweet and not too sticky £9.

ALDO Cookie Crossbody | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
ALDO Cookie Crossbody | Was £25.00 Now £10.00 | ALDO via ASOS

If you, like me, have well and truly over indulged during this jolly festive season, you may need to cut back on the sweet treats during January. Don’t feel too crummy, because you can WEAR them instead with this studded cookie clutch. It looks so tasty, I want to take a bite out of it. At £10, it’s a right bargain, so go get one and let’s make biscuits the thing for 2016!

Clutch Bag in Rainbow Chevron Print | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
Moyna Clutch Bag in Rainbow Chevron Print | Was £70.00 Now £28.00 | Monya via ASOS

While I am a fan of novelty food related accessories, I like great patterns too, and there is no better pattern than the classic chevron. Look how fun this Moyna clutch is! Moyna really are the queens of the colourful clutch, although unfortunately for me and my bank balance, they usually cost around £100. Thanks to our pals at ASOS, this rainbow clutch is available for £28. You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, but it will add a few more colours to your January blues.

Red London Bag | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
Red London Bag | Was £99 Now £59 | Boden

There’s nothing grey(hound) about this bus. I’ve been a fan of this cute London bus bag since Boden released it a few months ago, so I’m super happy to see it’s now in the sale. If buses aren’t your bag, you can hail it in black taxi form too!

Teddy Shopper Bag | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
Teddy Shopper Bag | Was £199 Now £100 | Ted Baker
I’ve decided to let the dog out of the bag and bring this adorable shopper bag to your attention. Excuse me for being a little dog-matic here, but I would say it’s the best Ted Baker bag I’ve seen. Truly, it must be puppy love. It’s still a little on the pricey side compared to some of my other choices but can you really put a price on a such a hot (dog) bag? Woof!
That’s What I Call Cool Bag | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
That’s What I Call Cool Bag | Was $108.00 Now $64.99 | Betsey Johnson via Modcloth

This next one is really off the hook. This Betsy Johnson telephone bag has a working receiver that plugs into your phone that you can actually talk into. As you can imagine, it was so popular, that it recently went out of stock. Luckily for you, it’s back and has just been reduced, so act fast if you want one.

Star Wars | R2 With Me? Bag | She and Hem | January Sales Accessories to Murder #17
R2 With Me? Bag | $59.99 | Modcloth

Last of all, a real gem. It’s not in the sale but who blooming cares as it’s a Star Wars bag! R2 With Me? Heck yes I am! This IS the droid bag you are looking for. Whilst I decide if I’m more of a R2 or a BB-8 kinda girl, I genuinely recommend heading over to Modcloth for their excellent sale. I need it all.

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