Boohoo X Festival Fashion

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Festival season is upon us once again and although we are no strangers to the festival scene, we aren’t off to any this year (boo hoo indeed!). Nevertheless, we couldn’t resist waving our kaleidoscopic She and Hem wand over some of the awesome pieces from the Boohoo festival collection and styling them up a storm. If you’ve read our About page, you may know that we actually met at a festival in Oxford over 10 years ago (!!) and have been firm friends ever since, even though we were certainly not as well dressed. Festival fashion is a lot more exciting now. If only Boohoo were around back then!

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For us, festival fashion is less about neon and feathers and more about being relaxed and comfortable come rain or shine, because if you are at a British festival, you are probably going to get quite a bit of the former! Denim hotpants are not really for us. We went for easy to wear smocks with billowing sleeves, with Jo choosing the beautiful Ari Embroidered Blousen Sleeve Dress, while I (Victoria) styled the cute Laura Embroidered Demin Smock. Worried about feeling chilly? Fret not, for layers are your friend. A colourful bomber like the Rebecca Printed Bomber, seen above, is an excellent option.

Don’t forget about accessories! Sungasses are great for tired (hungover) eyes, whereas flimsy footwear is a definite no. We find boots are great for walking around the festival site and are a stylish alternative to wellies. My blue beauties are from Boden and Jo’s tan lace up boots are from New Look. As twinning luck would have it, we also both chose rucksacks as our festival bags of choice. I picked up this white wonder from Accessorize last year and it’s proven to be a staple in my wardrobe, especially to take on weekends away. Jo’s gorgeous brown version from Aldo has unfortunately sold out, but there is a similar one here. Our glorious floral crowns are from Crown and Glory. Bubbles, fizzy pop and mega lolz are models own.

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Over to you readers. What’s your festival fashion essential?

V&J

 

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.

Vx

She and Home: Aldo

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After a lovely sunny day spent browsing the Vintage Kilo Sale at Paintworks in Bristol. We headed to a small shopping party held at Aldo in Cabot Circus, to take advantage of their 15% discount on all shoes and accessories while quaffing some champers and devouring some battenberg cake. We are totally crushing on all of the ankle boots and brogues, so we will be crossing all of our fingers and toes that we win the raffle!

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Aldo’s vision is to make people feel good through the products they provide. We would certainly feel good if we owned some of these amazing shoes. I was a big fan of the Nogoya red brogues, while Jo found true love with these Alcidine ankle boots. We popped them on our Christmas lists, which are now the size of a giraffe’s scarf!

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