Hi! it’s sale time again and I am totally ready for some bargains! So, without further ado, here is a pretty massive list of fabulous frocks that have previously been deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval but have now been deemed worthy enough to go in the sale. Enjoy!
If anything takes your fancy, just click the dress and it will take you to the website!
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!
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.
Over to you readers. What’s your festival fashion essential?
We’ve been fully on the 70’s fashion bandwagon for a while now, in fact we spent the majority of our last London Fashion Week back in February top to toe in 70s garb! Thankfully this is one trend that’s here to stay which we are pretty happy about as we totally have the hair for the era! There’s something so dreamy about flares and fab prints! So when those groovy folks at Boohoo gave us the opportunity to further embrace our inner Marcia Brady as part of their 70’s Vibe campaign, we couldn’t resist! Right on!
We decided to really try and experiment with our 70’s looks as previously we have stuck firmly to dresses! Victoria pushed the boat out with her cool cat denim jumpsuit but felt surprisingly at ease – and not at all dorky in it! We both couldn’t get over how flattering it is! She layered it over a high necked floral crop top which worked perfectly and will no doubt look equally as ace when teamed with skirts and trousers. Her suedette tassel bag really finished the look off nicely with the fringing complimenting the look to the max! Speaking of suede, I couldn’t resist trying the must have piece of the season, the suede skirt! We weren’t disappointed with this soon to be staple and gee wizz we love how Boohoo have made theirs stand out with the contrasting shades of brown. I teamed it with a white flared sleeve top which is such a simple way to elevate any outfit to instant 70’s chic and one which really made me want to waft my arms around! To add a pop of colour (and to follow in the fashionable footsteps of some of our fellow bloggers) I thought I would try my hand at the neckerchief look and finished off with some trusty suedette loafers! Gnarly.
Thanks a lot for our new threads Boohoo! We love our new transitional pieces and can’t wait to rock them from now until Christmas!
Victoria wears the Rachel Denim Wide Leg Dungaree Jumpsuit, Clara Autumn Floral Roll Neck Tee and the Daisy Suedette Fringed Duffle Bag all from Boohoo* with Orla Kiely for Clarks boots. Jo wears the Mya Suedette Contrast Trim Button Through Skirt, Nina 2/4 Frill Sleeve Tee, Willow Metallic Trim Suedette Loafer and an Amber Bandana Print Neckerchief all from Boohoo*.
This rad post was written in collaboration with Boohoo
Apologies for the slight delay in your weekly dress fix but hopefully there’s no better way to kick off your Monday than with a round up of the beautiful dresses considered to be worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Go grab your coffee, I’m going in.
Giddy up girl, Cath Kidston has brought out yet another print for us all to covet. This dress is not only completely beautiful with the stunning print but it also has a work friendly hem line, sleeves and pockets! As always with Cath, this dress disappeared off the website just as soon as it arrived but. before you despair, I’ve seen plenty in store. Wild horses couldn’t keep me away etc etc.
White Stuff are always a safe bet for a pretty dress but I don’t tend to associate them with more vintage inspired prints. This rose print number is just gorgeous and looks super flattering and comfortable. This fab frock is also proving to be a pesky one to track down to purchase online but is also available at House of Fraser and John Lewis
A cheep and cheerful little number here from the ever wonderful There’s Only One Amy Laws. The 50s shape and vibrant red colour are totally fab and once you throw in those delightful robins, you’ve got one heck of a dress on your hands.
Break out your Sunday best, I’m here with a slightly later than usual round up of the dresses worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval. I shan’t keep you any longer….
I know I have a tendency to get carried away but it was luft at first sight when I saw this appear on Modcloth! I need this dress so much I could pop! My ego would be seriously inflated wearing this. OK, that’s probably enough of that now.
I discovered Lovely Melody Clothing over on Paige’s blog and, just like Paige, fell in love with their collection of gorgeous girly dresses. Their Etsy page is an absolute wonderland of vintage inspired treasures and it was quite the task to just pick one to feature! I eventually settled on this tie back, fairyland and candy print number due to the fact it contains not just cake but also a merry-go-round. Seriously, what more do you people want?
Two pieces appear to be making an unlikely comeback, which frightens me and my appendix scar no end I can tell you. This tie waist dress from Boohoo might just be the answer I’ve been looking for as it reveals just the faintest bit of flesh around the old belly button area, giving the illusion of a two piece but without the commitment! I adore that bold floral print and, at £20, it’s a bit of a bargain too.
This isn’t the best quality picture of Very‘s teapot print dress, but trust me when I say you’ll feel like royal tea in this beauty. I just love the detailing in the print with those little teapots, teacups and saucers. With the flattering cut designed to cover one lump or two, this dress is just my cup of tea.
This gorgeous pastel unicorn print dress is just so childish and reminiscent of My Little Pony that it’s making me want to crack open the Cherryade and play ‘Pass the parcel’. However, those childish memories are long forgotten once you turn the dress around and see the backless wonder, which includes a wonderful gold heart, that awaits you! I make that two Double Thumbs weeks on the trot for Lashes of London, sterling work.
You’ll be the pick of the bunch in this rather spiffing daisy print dress from M&S‘ Limited Collection. I would personally describe this as the perfect work dress. It’s a good length and neckline for both flattering you and keeping you smart, it has hidden pockets and, don’t quote me on this, Limited Collection dresses are usually good to wear without ironing! I love everything about the daisy print and am pretty darn excited about the flared hem too.
It has been a little while since the first Workwear Wednesday post but now that summer has arrived (yes, I consider 17 degrees to be summer) so too has my desire to go for after work drinks. Funny that. This hot weather (yes, I consider 17 degrees to be hot) raises the age old question of what to wear to work that will keep a girl cool but at the same time not look too casual. I’ll admit this probably doesn’t sound too tricky, but I really do struggle with the summer months. I remember going to an interview on one of the hottest days of the year to which I wore trousers, boots, a blouse AND a cardigan because I was so worried about looking too casual.
When the sun appeared at the start of the week, I had a little raid of my wardrobe and dismissed a variety of dresses for either having the right hem line but for being too low cut/strappy or for having a nice conservative top half but being an inappropriate length. Hurummph. Now, obviously different work places have different expectations of your appearance but, for the record, I don’t have to be ‘business smart’ but a strappy top or bare legs would certainly be frowned upon and a general degree of smartness is certainly expected and encouraged.
Yesterday I settled on a yellow and white stripy dress that I picked up at an Oasis sale. It’s lovely and summery and keeps me cool all day but I can happily stroll around work without my blazer on and the length is nicely conservative. Most importantly however, I would also happily wear this out of work. I hate (HATE) buying things that are only for work. It pretty much sucks the joy out of shopping and is something I rarely do; in fact the last time was probably for the dreaded smart grey trousers that I wore to the aforementioned interview.
My navy blazer is from Topshop and, as I came to completely rely on it last summer, I actually own it in two colours. I am hoping that they bring out something similar this year (although I’ve heard Primark have them). The jersey material and arm length make it perfect for summery work days and as well as going with pretty much everything, they also make every outfit look instantly smarter. I also wore my new M&S nude polka dot tights which I am very excited about as there’s just something about plain old nude tights that irritates me, they just seem a bit pointless. Polka dots, however, are certainly not pointless. I love you, polka dots. The shiny shiny shoes are from New Look.
Victoria and I went to St Nick’s Night Market in Bristol and sampled a lot of food and not nearly enough gin. It was a lovely way to spend a summers evening and we got to try some wonderful cuisine. Victoria looked super lovely in her dress from Boohoo, a Miss Selfridge jacket and brogues from Clarks.
‘Sup, guys! The 90’s called, they want their fashions back. And quite frankly who can blame them with trend-setters like these.
Clarissa, Cher, Alex Mack (!), Blossom, Topanga, Kelly Kapalski…..mega babes the lot of them. Man I loved those girls growing up (heck, I still love them now) but I can honestly say that I don’t look back on the fashions of the 90’s and think “Oh wow, we looked all that and a bag of chips, I wish Hypercolor t-shirts and dungarees would make a comeback“. But it shows what I know as the high-street is currently bursting with 90’s inspired get-up. Pinafores, dungarees, jazzy prints and headache inducing accessories are whipping up a storm. The surprising news is that when done properly it can look really good, even on people over the age of 25! I’ve seen plenty of ladies ACTUALLY PULLING OFF DUNGAREES, and not in the literal sense. I think the key here is to not take it too far; I’m looking at you Little Mix. Boo ya.
I decided my first foray into this 90’s renaissance would be the pinafore. I’ve noticed some really lovely ones around recently and they seem slightly less intimidating than dungarees and, dare I mention, crop tops.
Pretty slammin’ right guys? I’m not so sure. I really like it but I think I would feel a little self-concious out in public! I really want to embrace this trend so if anyone has any good tips as to how to wear the pinafore publicly then please leave a comment. One could say this isn’t my pina-forte
Once you’ve gotten over that terrible terrible pun, you will be pleased to learn that I’ve had a little look around for some other tip top pinafores.
Ta ta for now. I’m off to watch Clueless. On repeat.