Double Thumbs Dresses #86 *SALE SPECIAL*

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!

Double Thumbs Dresses #85 | Seaside print £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Seaside print £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Deckchair Dress £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Deckchair Dress £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Anyone For Tennis? £38.50 (Reduced from £70) from Emily and Fin
Anyone For Tennis? £38.50 (Reduced from £70) from Emily and Fin
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Swishy Mara Dress £26.85 (reduced from £89.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in black and white!
Swishy Mara Dress £26.85 (reduced from £89.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in black and white!
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Dolly Dress £27.80 (reduced from £69.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in red and blue!
Dolly Dress £27.80 (reduced from £69.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in red and blue!
Double Thumbs Dresses #86| Azalea Tunic Dress £29.85 (reduced from £99.50) from Boden
Azalea Tunic Dress £29.85 (reduced from £99.50) from Boden
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Sandra Boat Print Dress £14.75 (reduced from £58.50) from Aida Zak at Collectif
Sandra Boat Print Dress £14.75 (reduced from £58.50) from Aida Zak at Collectif
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Mary-Kate Dress £34 (reduced from £49) from Louche at Joy
Mary-Kate Dress £34 (reduced from £49) from Louche at Joy
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £26.50 (reduced from £38) from ASOS
Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £26.50 (reduced from £38) from ASOS
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer £35 (Reduced from £50) from ASOS
Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer £35 (Reduced from £50) from ASOS
Double Thumbs Dresses#86 | Graphic Print Mini Wiggle Dress £27 (Reduced from £45) from ASOS
Graphic Print Mini Wiggle Dress £27 (Reduced from £45) from ASOS
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Cactus Print Skater Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Cactus Print Skater Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Lilah Embroidered Midi Shirt Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Lilah Embroidered Midi Shirt Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £15 (Reduced from £50) from Yumi
Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £15 (Reduced from £50) from Yumi
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Flamingo Print Dress £20 (Reduced from £45) from River Island
Flamingo Print Dress £20 (Reduced from £45) from River Island
Double Thumbs Dresses #85 | Rust And Brown Triangle Shirt Dress £26.25 (Reduced from £35) from Dorothy Perkins
Rust And Brown Triangle Shirt Dress £26.25 (Reduced from £35) from Dorothy Perkins
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Mixed Lace Prom Dress £45 (Reduced from £79) from Warehouse
Mixed Lace Prom Dress £45 (Reduced from £79) from Warehouse
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Botanical Floral Shift Dress £20 (Reduced from £49) from Warehouse
Botanical Floral Shift Dress £20 (Reduced from £49) from Warehouse
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Holiday Lace Short Sleeve Dress £47.50 (Reduced from £95) by French Connection at John Lewis
Holiday Lace Short Sleeve Dress £47.50 (Reduced from £95) by French Connection at John Lewis
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Floral Dress with 3/4 Sleeves £17.50 (Reduced from £35) from La Redoute
Floral Dress with 3/4 Sleeves £17.50 (Reduced from £35) from La Redoute
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Sea View Dress £40 (Reduced from £60) from Cath Kidston
Sea View Dress £40 (Reduced from £60) from Cath Kidston
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Candy Stripe Dress £29.99 (Reduced from £59.99 ) from Fever
Candy Stripe Dress £29.99 (Reduced from £59.99 ) from Fever
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 |Pineapple Print Strappy Dress £6 (Reduced from £12) from Boohoo
Pineapple Print Strappy Dress £6 (Reduced from £12) from Boohoo
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Gayna Running Horse Shift Dress £29 (Reduced from £54) from Sugarhill Boutique
Gayna Running Horse Shift Dress £29 (Reduced from £54) from Sugarhill Boutique

Happy shopping!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #84

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….

She and Hem | London Streets Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
London Streets Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

We are absolutely loving all of the new Cath Kidston pieces which are hitting their website at the moment. How gorgeous is this colourful London print? The little buses and taxis (which are set in front of a picture perfect London skyline) are so cute!

She and Hem | Banana Print Dress £44.50 by Aida Zak Simona from Collectif
Banana Print Dress £44.50 by Aida Zak Simona from Collectif

You should, quite rightly, be going bananas for this fruity frock from Collectif! It’s such a fun print and the big pleated skirt makes it extra ap-peeling. I have noticed it’s currently showing as OOS on the Collectif website but don’t worry, I haven’t slipped up, as it’s also available from both Thunderegg and Modcloth.

She and Hem | Midi Dress in Stripe £45 from ASOS
Midi Dress in Stripe £45 from ASOS

Who doesn’t love a jazzy stripe?! This snazzy ASOS number is oh so cheerful and perfect for the warmer months. I really love pink and red together so this is the perfect colour combo for me! I’m really diggin’ the shoes too.

She and Hem | Split-Neck Bell-Sleeve Dark Yellow Mini Dress £52 by Ecote Tyler from Urban Outfitters
Split-Neck Bell-Sleeve Dark Yellow Mini Dress £52 by Ecote Tyler from Urban Outfitters

I love this little vintage number from Urban Outfitters. It’s such a great mustard colour and the intricate print detail is just splendid. Yet again I’ve fallen for a dress with a bell sleeve but I’d need to be prepared to bare some skin as this frock has an open back. Yikes.

She and Hem | Rust And Brown Triangle Shirt Dress £26.60 (reduced - full price £35) from Dorothy Perkins
Rust And Brown Triangle Shirt Dress £26.60 (reduced – full price £35) from Dorothy Perkins

I think it’s time for a couple of bargains don’t you? The first is this delightful retro number from Dorothy Perkins. The print on this shirt dress is just fabulous and it’s ticking all my required Mad Men style boxes. A winner!

She and Hem | Cold Shoulder Floral Print Dress £16 from Matalan
Cold Shoulder Floral Print Dress £16 from Matalan

Matalan have got some lovely bits in at the moment but this yellow floral dress really stood out to me. I think it’s screaming out to be thrown in a suitcase and taken away somewhere hot and sunny! Time for me to book a holiday….sigh.

She and Hem | Bow Front Shirt Dress £65.00 by Sister Jane at ASOS
Bow Front Shirt Dress £65.00 by Sister Jane at ASOS

Last but not least we have this super pretty candy-floss pink dress from ASOS. Look at all those bows! It’s like a never ending present. So so cute!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #83

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….

She and Hem | Pencils Cotton Button Through Shift Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Pencils Cotton Button Through Shift Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

We are cray cray about Cath Kidston‘s crayon print! Isn’t it fabulous? Surely one of their best ever and that’s saying something! I adore those multicolored pencils and the shirt dress makes for a refreshing CK change. There’s also an equally fab skirt in this print online but I am waiting for the pencil shoes that we spied at the press day to appear! My feet will not be stationary when they do.

She and Hem | Hot Air Balloon Shift Dress £39 from La Redoute
Hot Air Balloon Shift Dress £39 from Migle+Me at La Redoute

You all know that I am gaga for a hot air balloon print so I was pretty over the moon when I discovered this beauty on La Redoute. It’s just gorgeous and I love the colourful balloons against the navy – it’s like they’ve all gone for a midnight fiesta. Also, this dress has pockets.

She and Hem | Pleated Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress £48.00 from ASOS
Pleated Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress £48.00 from ASOS

Yes! Yes! Everything Yes! This is the pinkest, floatiest thing I have ever seen! This ASOS frock wins the award for jazziest sleeves with those insane fluttery numbers.

She and Hem | Mixed Lace Prom Dress £79 from Warehouse
Mixed Lace Prom Dress £79 from Warehouse

And now for a slightly more demure shade of pink thanks to this Warehouse prom dress. It’s so pretty! The lace overlay is the stuff of my dreams and I love the skater skirt shape. Pastel perfection!

She and Hem | Lost Ink Contrast Trim Dress With Frill Detail £42.00 from ASOS
Lost Ink Contrast Trim Dress With Frill Detail £42.00 from Lost Ink at ASOS

There is something about this Lost Ink (from ASOS) dress that is just calling my name. I love it! There’s just so much detail to admire, from the wonderful contrasting black ribbon trim and bows to the ruffle detail around the neckline. The sleeves are also just heavenly. Defo go watch the video if you don’t believe me!

She and Hem | Pleated Collar Dress £38.00 from ASOS
Pleated Collar Dress £38.00 from ASOS

And another cutie number from ASOS who are really smashing it out the park as per. This is another dress with adorable sleeves that also have the most delightful ruffle detail. There are so many pleats, overlays and trims to admire that I’m not really sure where to start.

She and Hem | High Neck Frill Dress £159 from Ted Baker at John Lewis
High Neck Frill Dress £159 from Ted Baker at John Lewis

Last but not least we have this Summer stunner courtesy of Ted Baker (from John Lewis). It’s so whimsical and romantic thanks to that beautiful lightweight material. I am clearly all about my frills at the moment with that lovely high neckline. Plus the floral print is a bit of alright too.

Jx

Accessories to Murder #33 Sale Special!

Hello and welcome to the 33rd Accessories to Murder! It’s sale time! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent! Even better, today is a sale special, and who doesn’t love a cheeky Summer sale? Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Bee Wicker Handbag | Was £295 Now £197.75 | Kate Spade Via Nordstrom

This Bee bag has created quite a buzz in the fashion world, fashionistas have been swarming to their local Kate Spade stores to pick one up. Good things come to those who wait and this smiley chap is now in the sale via Norstrom. FYI, the ‘Beehive – Oh Honey‘ bag is also reduced. Which do you prefer?

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Daisy Bed Trainers | Was £55 Now £30 | Cath Kidston
Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Gola X Cath Kidston Button Spot Trainers | Was £65 Now £34 | Cath Kidston

Our BFF and guest blogger Ellie has the top pair of floral Cath Kidston trainers and every time she wears them, she receives so many compliments everywhere she goes! I absolutely loved the cloud print pair that came out at the same time, but they sold out straight away and have never come back into stock. Luckily, these two pairs are back and in the sale, so jog on over there to add these to your kit bag.

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Jonathan Saunders Backpack | Was £249 Now £124. 50 | Radley
Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Lido Zip Tote | Was £89 Now £71 | Radley

Mums know best, and both of ours have always told us that Radley are pretty special. There are tons of bags in the sale at the moment and it took me quite a while to whittle it down to my two favourites. We are both big fans of anything that features a swimmer print here at She and Hem so I just had to include the gorgeous Lido Zip Tote. It wasn’t until I’d been swooning over it for about 10 minutes that I realised it actually features synchronized swimming dogs! Woof! The monochrome backpack is designed by Jonathan Saunders and is as versatile as it is jazzy.

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
Paradise Straw Hat | Was £7.99 Now £3.99 | H&M

I thought it was my fashion duty to find you dear readers a cheaper alternative to the Kate Spade straw hat from last week, which was a mighty £105, and boy did I manage to find one. This H&M straw hat is an absolutely steal at £3.99. What are you wheat-ing for? Snap it up before they raise the price tag!

Accessoires to Murder #33 | Sale Special | She and Hem
London Silke iPhone 6 and 6s Case | Was £29.66 Now £22.24 | Ted Baker Via Nordstrom

These colourful Ted Baker houses remind me of Bristol, so I’m obviously a big fan of this phone case. The pastel colours are striking and pretty, without being too garish. Embrace your inner architect and treat your phone to this little gem today!

Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #32

Hello and welcome to the 32nd Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent, otherwise you would miss all things Vans X Nintendo! Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

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Lemonade Body Bag | £35 | Accessorize

When life gave them lemons, Accessorize have given us this excellent novelty bag. This is mine and Beyonce’s current favourite, mainly because of that 3D straw. Too cute! I haven’t managed to get my hands on one yet, but I’m not bitter, because I’m still obsessed with my vintage radio bag.

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Spree Bow Detail Heels | £45 | ASOS

You might be able to spot that I went a bit shoe mad whilst browsing ASOS. These crushed velvet heels are so pretty and have a really sensible sized block heel and, let’s be honest, I’m a pretty sensible gal. You won’t catch me in no skyscrapers, oh no. I love everything about them, especially the round toe and the bow. Beautiful!

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LAUREL Ballet Flats | £25 | ASOS

Two pairs of velvet shoes in one Accessories to Murder? Are you mad Victoria? Heck no! Could I really leave these out? They have a ribbon, and conform to the golden rule of fashion; pretty > waterproof. I feel like I need these to take the first steps in my Darcy Bussell makeover. So on pointe.

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Princess Peach Authentic Plimsoll Trainers | £52 | Vans X Nintendo via ASOS

It’s not often that I hear about a brand collaboration from my husband, but he was all over the new Vans range with Nintendo. It’s all pretty great, and I expect the range to mushroom in popularity, but the Princess Peach trainers are my pick of the bunch and a must have item for all of our Princess readers (i.e everyone!). Peachy. No PUNintendo.

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Little Boats Book Bag | Was £16 Now £11 | Cath Kidston

I’ve only just spotted this print from Cath Kidston and it really floats my boat. Not only is it colourful and fun, but it’s just gone into the sale which is a mega bonus. They have a messenger bag too, also in the sale, and also awesome. One thing though Cath, can we PLEASE have this print on a dress? Thanks.

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Sunnylife Inflatable Swan | £51.30 | Nordstrom

What’s better than a giant inflatable swan? A GOLD giant inflatable swan of course! I want to buy one in every colour and invite all my pals down to the lido for a swan race. Swan goals for sure. I’ve never bought anything from Nordstrom before, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on them.

That’s it for this week. Until next time, keep accessorising!

Vx

 

Double Thumbs Dresses #78

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….

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Deckchair Print Dress £65 by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Deckchair Print Dress £65 by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style

I think you all know how much we love Emily and Fin by now (a quick glance at their website will reveal we even have our own edit right now) so it’s no surprise to see them sitting pretty in the top spot this week. This divine deckchair print is oh so summery and I love the colour! So pretty! I’ve really been favouring their Scarlett shape (which you can find on Aspire Style) recently with the lovely button down detail, I find it really flattering and easy to wear. American readers (or those who just hate buttons) can find the same print in the Claudia shape over on Modcloth.

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | 'Carmela' Blue Swimmer Print Swing Dress £32 from Lindy Bop
‘Carmela’ Blue Swimmer Print Swing Dress £32 from Lindy Bop
Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | 'Bernice' Paris Border Swing Dress £45 from Lindy Bop
‘Bernice’ Paris Border Swing Dress £45 from Lindy Bop

Lovely Lindy Bop have also been adding fab new prints, like my bank account stands a chance of coping. I don’t know what it is with me and ‘swimmer’ prints recently but I seem to be spotting them left right and centre – clearly SS16s unsung trend. I’m loving them though so keep them coming! I’m also seriously swooning over that Parisian border. What an Eiffel!

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Apples and Pears Cotton Pleat Front Dress £75 from Cath Kidston
Apples and Pears Cotton Pleat Front Dress £75 from Cath Kidston

We always love a fruity number from Cath Kidston and this apples and pears number is no exception. How lovely are those yellows and reds together? It makes me feel all nostalgic as I’m sure I had a similar print dress when I was a child. I really like the look of this new shape too, with a sweet cotton pleat-front style.

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Floral Smocked Shift Dress £39.50 from Marks and Spencer
Floral Smocked Shift Dress £39.50 from Marks and Spencer

I am totally obsessed with this floral print from Marks and Spencer! I think the pops of yellow and blue along with that delightful lace waistband really make this dress stand out. Loving the long sleeves too! It’s just a bit pretty isn’t it?

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Hartley Beach Scene Cotton Dress £49 from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis
Hartley Beach Scene Cotton Dress £49 from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis

An excellent novelty print from Sugarhill Boutique who have come over all seaside chic with this deckchair and seagull festooned frock. There are even some cheeky beach huts to be found! So adorable.

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Ombre Ditsy Skater Dress £55 from Oasis
Ombre Ditsy Skater Dress £55 from Oasis

Last but not least we have this beautiful ombre floral affair from Oasis. I really love the sweet high neckline and the pleats are fab too. The print is really rather special and I am seriously swooning over the ombre detailing. It’s absolutely stunning.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #76

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….

Sea View Sleeveless Crosshatch Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Sea View Sleeveless Crosshatch Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

I had one of those moments on the Cath Kidston website where I was so overwhelmed with new prints that I had to calm myself. IT’S ALL SO PERFECT AHH! This sea view dress is adorable. Just look at all those beautiful boats! Of the new seaside prints I’ve spotted this is currently the only one in dress form but, for your CK records, I’ve also spied a beach huts apron (!) and this stunning harbour view skirt(!) – both of which are clearly screaming out to be dresses. The gnome print sold out so quickly that I might just have to bite the bullet and get this one straight away.

Evelyn Embroidered Dress £250 from Boden
Evelyn Embroidered Dress £250 from Boden

This is slightly more expensive than your usual Double Thumbs Dress but my goodness what a corker. This floral organza beauty is part of Boden’s latest Icons collection, a limited range of stunning pieces which are created with rich, luxurious fabrics. Basically it’s all just knockout and if you are looking for an investment piece then look no further. So pretty.

Eliza Dress £45 from Archive by Alexa at M&S
Eliza Dress £45 from Archive by Alexa at M&S

As a proud M&S shopper and huge Alexa Chung fan I have been super excited about this collaboration for what feels like forever! Today is finally the day that  Archive by Alexa launches and as this super fashionable, super affordable, super everything collection will probably all sell out in under 30 seconds, I thought I should include my pick of the bunch. The gorgeous Eliza dress, originally an M&S number from the 1950s, has been given a modern makeover to become this lovely frock you see before you. Please don’t have sold out before I get home from work!

Love Mer-Cat Dress (Mist Blue) £75.80 from Miss Patina
Love Mer-Cat Dress £75.80 from Miss Patina

Mermaids and cats! What a beautiful combination of creatures. Thankfully for us, the mer-cat takes center stage in Miss Patina’s new sea themed spring collection. It’s all just beautiful, with Miss Patina’s usual ethereal vibe. There really are some gorgeous pieces but this dreamy dress is the star of the show for me.  Well, apart from the tabby! Need.

Pinafore Dungaree Dress With Cat Face £70 from Lazy Oaf at ASOS
Pinafore Dungaree Dress With Cat Face £70 from Lazy Oaf at ASOS
Button Front Shirt Dress In Cat Gang Print £65 from Lazy Oaf at ASOS
Button Front Shirt Dress In Cat Gang Print £65 from Lazy Oaf at ASOS

If you prefer your cats with a more traditional tail, then look no further than these two ameowsing dresses from Lazy Oaf. Victoria and I are a little Lazy Oaf obsessed at the moment as they seem to have hit upon a gold mine of novelty prints. It’s just an explosion of cats and milkshakes and rainbows. Who could resist?

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Daisy Jacquard Skater Dress £68 from Oasis
Daisy Jacquard Skater Dress £68 from Oasis

Last but not least we have this super pretty affair from Oasis. I love this sugary sweet shade of pink and the pretty daisy print is just lovely. It looks like a perfect Summer party dress so, errm, let’s hope we get a Summer!

Jx

 

Accessories to Murder #27

Hello and welcome to the 27th 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.

Lido Medium Zip-Top Grab Bag £229 from Radley
Lido Medium Zip-Top Grab Bag £229 from Radley
Redchurch Large Zip-Top Backpack £229 (or the same bag in green is reduced to £153) from Radley
Redchurch Large Zip-Top Backpack £229 (or the same bag in green is reduced to £153) from Radley
Lido Medium Bucket Cross Body Bag £59 from Radley
Lido Medium Bucket Cross Body Bag £59 from Radley
Lido Mini Crooked Handle Telescopic Umbrella £30 from Radley
Lido Mini Crooked Handle Telescopic Umbrella £30 from Radley

Considering my Mother has been raving about Radley for as long as I can remember, it’s a surprise that it’s taken me this long to jump on the bandwagon. But consider me a fully fledged fan thanks to their adorable Lido range which is so delightful (apart from the pricetag, naturally). I’m also slightly obsessed with their yellow and white backpack of dreams!

*Click the individual items for direct links*

The Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Towel £10 from Cath Kidston
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Tea Towel £10 from Cath Kidston

Ol’ Queenie is turning 90 this month and I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate than by drying my teacups with this tea towel from Cath Kidston. I think Liz would totally approve. I really can’t get over the corgies wearing party hats and blowing their party horns. GENIUS. There’s also a mug and tote bag available if you really want to party hard!

Waverley Wayfarer Sunglasses £14 from Topshop
Waverley Wayfarer Sunglasses £14 from Topshop

How lovely are these pink polka dot sunglasses from Topshop? They are so cute! I mean, I need another pair like I need a hole in the head but still, so cute!

All Over Ice Cream Socks £3.50 from Accessorize
All Over Ice Cream Socks £3.50 from Accessorize

Who doesn’t love a fun sock? Weird people, that’s who. This ice cream festooned pair from Accessorize are surely bound to raise a smile.

Down The Rabbit Hole Wicker Teapot £358 from Kate Spade
Down The Rabbit Hole Wicker Teapot £358 from Kate Spade
Tea Time Studs £40 from Kate Spade
Tea Time Studs £40 from Kate Spade

My bank balance is having a darn good chortle at the very idea that I might ever be able to buy this insane Kate Spade teapot bag but corr blimey it’s a bit special. Thankfully, the rather lovely tea time studs are more budget friendly and, umm, will take up less space in my flat? That’s the silver lining I’m going with anyway.

Spotted any fab accessories? Let us know!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #72

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…

Crystal Crop Top Tutu Netted Mini Skater Dress £120.00 from ASOS Salon
Crystal Crop Top Tutu Netted Mini Skater Dress £120.00 from ASOS Salon
Tiered Lace Midi Prom Dress £120.00 from ASOS Salon
Tiered Lace Midi Prom Dress £120.00 from ASOS Salon
Sequin Stripe Fit And Flare Mini Skater Dress £85.00 from ASOS Salon
Sequin Stripe Fit And Flare Mini Skater Dress £85.00 from ASOS Salon
Lace And Organza Midi Dress £95.00 from ASOS Salon
Lace And Organza Midi Dress £95.00 from ASOS Salon

ASOS added a whole host of beautiful occasion frocks to their website this week as part of their Salon collection. It’s basically just my dream come true with pretty pinks, sparkles, lace and tulle all begging to be worn! It’s all just so girly and pretty! Swoon. I need to find several weddings/proms/supermarket openings to attend! I might just have to buy one but I’ve watched all the catwalk videos and I really can’t pick a favourite. First world problems etc.

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Printed Button Up Front Dress £60 from Braintree at House of Fraser
Printed Button Up Front Dress £60 from Braintree at House of Fraser

I had not heard of Braintree before I stumbled across this dress on the House of Fraser website but my novelty print-o-meter was mighty pleased to discover them! This Parisian print is a true delight with the Moulin Rouge windmill and French cafes surrounded by pretty trees, lamposts and bridges. The shirt dress style is also rather nifty thanks to that full skirt and adjustable tie.

Boat Print Poplin Dress £108 from Anthropologie
Boat Print Poplin Dress £108 from Anthropologie

I am loving the vibrant coral colour of this boat print shift dress from Anthropologie. The cut looks ever so flattering and it has pockets! It’s a miracle.

Flower Pots Broderie Collar Cotton Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Flower Pots Broderie Collar Cotton Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

I am flower potty for this new Cath Kidston dress! It’s so so pretty with a lovely spring floral print (plus pots!). The pastel pink colour is a welcome change to the many darker shades I seem to have picked up from CK of late and that adorable white broderie collar is just lovely!

Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer £50 from ASOS
Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer £50 from ASOS

Back to ASOS to finish us off with this aptly named (because it was exactly what it made me think of) picnic dress!  This frock is crying out for a big boater hat and a wicker hamper. And an actual picnic with actual friends.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #70

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….

Swishy Mara Dress £89.50 from Boden
Swishy Mara Dress £89.50 from Boden
Molly Dress £69.50 from Boden
Molly Dress £69.50 from Boden

BAM! Let’s brighten up this miserable weather with some colourful Boden beauties shall we? It’s supposed to be Spring now after all! WAKE UP, WEATHER. Those luscious yellow stripes will certainty do the trick and those big bold spots are so super cute. Boden always do such lovely frocks for Spring/Summer and I am really digging the shape of both of these dresses. The silky sateen material of the Mara makes it ideal for dressing up or down and I adore the ruffle detail on the Molly.

Hazel Fluffy Cloud Print Dress £47.50 from Sugarhill Boutique at Thunder Egg
Hazel Fluffy Cloud Print Dress £47.50 from Sugarhill Boutique at Thunder Egg

Good news for people who like cloud print dresses (hi there) because Sugarhill Boutique have been doing some blue sky thinking and have come up with this pastel perfection of a frock. Isn’t it gorgeous? Pretty excited that it’s described as having a ‘waffle texture’ because a) no ironing b) stretchy c) I really like waffles.

Skater Dress With Lace Insert £35 from ASOS
Skater Dress With Lace Insert £35 from ASOS

Of course my waffle days will be a distant memory if I plan on wearing this ASOS dress anytime soon! I’m not usually one for exposing my middle but there’s something about that pretty lace insert that makes me love this dress. It’s so sweet.

Garden Gnomes Sleeveless Dress £55 from Cath Kidston
Garden Gnomes Sleeveless Dress £55 from Cath Kidston

This might be due to my weird obsession with the film Gnomeo and Juliet (which I have definitely watched more times than the average human) or my lifelong love of Harold Bishop and Lou Carpenter (they had quite the Gnome war in 1998) , but I am over the moon about this Cath Kidston print. Look at their little red hats!

Set You Free Dress (Cactus) £65.80 from Miss Patina
Set You Free Dress (Cactus) £65.80 from Miss Patina

How fun is this cactus dress from Miss Patina? They always have such fabulous prints! I am loving the yellow giant yellow bow too! You really can’t go wrong with a giant yellow bow I find.

Pleated Dress £79.99 from Mango
Pleated Dress £79.99 from Mango

I’ve been swooning over this Mango dress for a couple of weeks now and desperately trying to justify spending the money on it. Those pleats are perfection! And the big flared sleeves! SO much waft. And who doesn’t love a bit of dip dye?

 Jx