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!


Double Thumbs Dresses #9

Well hello there! Did you miss me? It has been a little while since our last installment of Double Thumbs and I can only apologise for my sudden leave of absence. I do hope you haven’t been frantically F5ing all this time. Fear not, dear reader, for I am back with all the delightful dresses one could ever wish for with this weeks overdue installment of the frocks deserving of the coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval.

Map Print Tunic Dress £50 from Topshop
Map Print Tunic Dress £50 from Topshop

First up, you will simply be lost without this sensational map print dress! It’s off the chart! It first appeared on my radar when it arrived online but sadly I have yet to find it in store. I absolutely love the quirky print but I’m not convinced the shape will flatter me. I would definitely recommend navigating yourself to your nearest Topshop to check it out! Topshop have been coming up with some genius prints lately so whilst your there go seek out the marshmallows and ferris wheels!

Smock Dress In Kaleidoscope Print £55 by Minkpink from ASOS

This absolutely gorgeous vintage inspired kaleidoscope print dress by Minkpink is an ASOS exclusive (you might have already gathered that from the massive exclusive banner). The print is so whimsical and childish, I just love it.  It would be the perfect festival dress! It might not currently be the weather for wellies but wouldn’t they just look fab? We’ve been so lucky with the weather so far this summer that I fear Reading/Leeds and Bestival might want to invest in some Hunters! Hey, at least you’ll look good!

G21 Spot Skater Dress with Detachable Collar £16 from George at Asda

It’s another hit from George who have been on a bit of a roll of late! This lovely polka-dot skater has a very pretty detachable collar (although we might not be able to be friends of you choose to take it off) and looks a lovely length and fabric. It’s a lovely and easy to wear summer staple.

Julita-Bird Print Dress £59 by Louche from Joy
Julita-Bird Print Dress £59 by Louche from Joy

This lovely bird print dress by Louche, available from Joy, has a wonderful 50’s flavour with it’s cinched waist and full skit. I love the vibrancy of the green birds against the monochrome background, it works brilliantly and makes the dress rather unusual. I also really love it when dresses come with a removable belt, it’s like a free gift!

Poodle Dress £121 by Hoss Intropia from John Lewis

I am experiencing some serious puppy love for this poodle print dress from Hoss Intropia at John Lewis. The petroleum colour is just divine and the playful poodle print is just too much, they are wearing top hats for goodness sake! I love the long sleeves (although granted I wouldn’t want to wear them right now) but the light jersey fabric makes it a very durable dress indeed.

Heather Ruche Sleeves Ditsy Floral Dress with Daisy Belt £65 from Dahlia
Heather Ruche Sleeves Ditsy Floral Dress with Daisy Belt £65 from Dahlia

I make no secret of the fact that I love the colour mustard so this dress from Dahlia is already an immediate winner with me! I really like the shape of the dress, especially with those delicious ruched sleeves and the floral print is super pretty. This is definitely one that could be thrown on and worn to the pub of a summers evening but will also look great in in the colder months (if you can bear to think that far ahead) teamed with tights, boots and a good old cardy.

Horse Print Tie Waist Dress £16 from Florence and Fred at Tesco
Horse Print Tie Waist Dress £16 from Florence and Fred at Tesco

You’ll neigh-ver believe the price of this little beauty from Florence and Fred! It’s an absolute bargain! Clearly I am a sucker for a novelty print but I love how versatile this dress it. I does look a triffle short but I’m still sure I could get away with wearing this to work, especially when teamed with tights. It has a flattering draw string tie at the waist and obviously it has a great sleeve! Giddy up!

Stripe Chambray Sun Dress £58 from American Apparel

I spotted this one in store at American Apparel and immediately went all gooey for it! I must admit that the website doesn’t do it justice at all! It has lovely white buttons all up the back and is a very pretty colour (it also comes in blue) and shape. Definitely one to go and check out.

That’s all for this week!