She and Hem Baby Shower

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Last weekend we gathered our nearest and dearest, popped on some pregnancy friendly party frocks and wandered (slowly) on down to our favourite tea room in Bristol, Cox and Baloney. Why? Why, only to celebrate the imminent arrival of our little bundle of joys at the She and Hem Baby Shower! Yippee! After shooting at Cox and Baloney several times over the last few years for the likes of Emily and Fin, Boden and Joy, we knew we’d love to hold some sort of event there one day, as it really is the perfect party venue. Luckily for us they had some availability, so we jumped at the chance to book all our chums in for a lovely afternoon of mocktails, sandwiches, scones and oh so much cake! Not to mention an endless supply of tea. Perfect!

We are pretty easy to please and decided we’d rather not have any baby shower games. We had invited more people than the venue usually holds (oops!), and we really wanted a chance to spend time and catch up with everyone who’d given up their day to spend it with us, without any forced fun. One thing we couldn’t resist though was a jazzy photo booth. Come on, we are bloggers after all. Jo fixed up some excellent props, and then we joined creative forces and spent the night before hanging lots of ribbon to our sparkly backdrop. At no point did either of us get frustrated with it not all holding together. Nope, not at all. Fortunately, it looked great on the day and everyone was super keen to get involved, even the grandmothers to be!

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Alongside all of the incredible gifts we were both given by our very genourous friends and families (thanks guys!!), we were also sent this fun handmade nappy cake from The Bump Company and a wonderful personalised balloon from The Giant Balloon Company! Would you just look at those adorable little booties?! We really were so excited unboxing them both the day before the baby shower, and so touched that people are as excited as we are about our two tiny humans coming into the world. The cake and the balloon added an extra little something on the day, so thanks to both for sending them over to us. They were both big hits all round!

In true She and Hem matchy matchy style we wore dresses that complimented each other. Well, we like to think so! Jo’s beautiful Sequin Swing Dress is a maternity exclusive from ASOS and my Stardust Jewel Bodice Dress is by Rock-a-Bye Rosie from House of Fraser. I’d not heard of Rock-a-Bye Rosie before, but am now a big fan. I really love this dress. As it’s a maternity piece, I’m hoping to wear it to a Christmas party or two before I have to part with it! If not, I may just have to wear it around the house on maternity leave. Who doesn’t wear a party frock to watch This Morning?

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J&Vx

Double Thumbs Dresses #88

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! You can blame pregnancy for the reason it has been a while since our last DT but I’ve seen so many AMAZING dresses this week that it felt rude not to dust off the old keyboard. Apologies in advance to your bank balance! Let’s crack on…

Dogs Viscose Twill £75 from Cath Kidston
Dogs Viscose Twill £75 from Cath Kidston
Mono Cats Viscose Piped Shirt £75 from Cath Kidston
Mono Cats Viscose Piped Shirt £75 from Cath Kidston

It’s raining cats and dogs at Cath Kidston HQ and this novelty print lover couldn’t be happier! Those colourful pups are perfection and are sure to leave people hounding you for style tips whenever you wear it! And how cute are those kitties? The retro collar is just puuurrrfect and I love the blue and white combo. The only bone I’ve got to pick is how I’m going to afford both!

*Click individual dresses for direct links*

Ornamental Lights £70 from Emily and Fin
Ornamental Lights £70 from Emily and Fin

Spoiler alert! This gorgeous Emily and Fin frock is going to be appearing in an upcoming style post but I simply couldn’t leave my favourite festive frock out of Double Thumbs. I absolutely adore this dress! Who doesn’t want to be festooned with festoon lights? Gorgeous!

Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress
Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress £49.50 from M&S

Yes to absolutely everything about this M&S dress! It’s gold, it’s shiny, it’s got sleeves, ruffles and a big ol’ Christmas bow. I am sold!

Martha Library Book Print Dress £35 from Joanie
Martha Library Book Print Dress £35 from Joanie

As a librarian, I was always going to need this novel frock from Joanie and despite being 38 weeks pregnant I may have made a cheeky purchase! I look forward to fitting into it one day! I just couldn’t resist those glorious book shelves. What a fab print.

Magic Tree Shift Dress £55 from Warehouse
Magic Tree Shift Dress £55 from Warehouse

Hooray! It’s an enchanted forest in dress form! Isn’t it just lovely? This Warehouse number is rather magical and I for one am pining for it.

Javah Telephone Print Shift Dress £149 from Ted Baker at House of Fraser
Javah Telephone Print Shift Dress £149 from Ted Baker at House of Fraser

Ring ring – it’s your bank manager on the phone. He wants to know why you’ve spent a small fortune on novelty dresses. Oops! How is one supposed to resist such marvelous prints though? These Ted Baker telephones are calling my name! It’s also available in navy blue if you, like me, are prone to spilling mulled wine down everything.

Long Sleeve Christmas Dress in Red £160 from Palava
Long Sleeve Christmas Dress in Red £160 from Palava

Masters of the perfect print, Palava, have totally nailed the ultimate Christmas day frock with this ravishing red number. How beautiful are those illustrated Christmas trees? It’s the most lovely festive scene and I want to twirl around it immediately.

'Holly' Space Dog Print Blue Swing Dress £35 from Lindy Bop
‘Holly’ Space Dog Print Blue Swing Dress £35 from Lindy Bop

And finally, courtesy of Lindy Bop, a dress perfect for all seasons! Who doesn’t want to wear a space scene featuring dogs in flying saucers? A BORING PERSON, THAT’S WHO.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #87

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….

Irene Dancers Dress in Mustard £130 from Palava
Irene Dancers Dress in Mustard £130 from Palava

Our beloved Bryony (formerly Poppy) have been forced once again to change their name and are now known, rather brilliantly, as Palava! And what better way to celebrate a new era than with a whole host of beautiful new dresses! This gorgeous mustard number features a print inspired by 1930s ballroom, the perfect frock to celebrate the return of Strictly Come Dancing on Friday. Or, you know, you could do some actual dancing in it too. Just add a petticoat and you are hot to foxtrot!

Telephones Belted Tea Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Telephones Belted Tea Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

You can call me crazy but I think this is one dial-ightful print from Cath Kidston! I love the fab print and the tie belt, it’s really off the hook!

She and Hem | Marbelle Parrot Print Dress £65.00 from Louche at Joy
Marbelle Parrot Print Dress £65.00 from Louche at Joy

I could parrot on all day about this fab frock from Louche at Joy. I love the retro inspired print and shape, which features a slim fit silhouette and fitted waist. All you really need is to throw on some black tights and ankle boots and you’ve got a winning outfit!

Maya Bright Birdie Fit And Flare Dress £54 by Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Maya Bright Birdie Fit And Flare Dress £54 by Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

Sticking with birds, this new dress from Sugarhill Boutique is one to get in a flap about. I always enjoy a cheeky bit of flit and flare and the print is just lovely. I also appreciate that it won’t break the budgie-t.

Lobster Dress £37.50 from Run & Fly at Thunderegg
Lobster Dress £37.50 from Run & Fly at Thunderegg

This dress from Run & Fly at Thunderegg might just be your lobster (cutting edge Friends reference for you there, kids). This frock is a true crustation lovers delight thanks to those super fun red lobsters, some cheeky prawns and they’ve even thrown in a few fish for good measure. This one really is the catch of the day.

Printed shirt dress £49.99 from Mango
Printed shirt dress £49.99 from Mango

I think this pretty number from Mango has a touch of the Orla Kiely about it (which is, if I’m honest, all I’m ever looking for) but with a much friendlier pricetag! I absolutely love the soft flowy fabric and the retro spots print is just fab. Also, ding dong, check out those long sleeves. I’ve missed you, Autumn.

Tie Neck Tiered Dress £38.00 by Vera Moda at ASOS
Tie Neck Tiered Dress £38.00 by Vera Moda at ASOS

Last but not least we have this super adorable dress from Vera Moda at  ASOS. It’s so freakin’ cute and if I wasn’t pregnant I’d be shimmying about in it like there was no tomorrow! I love the rust colour (more dresses should be rusty) and the tiered ruffled hem is sublime! I also really like the subtle polka dot to the fabric and that really sweet bow! Basically, it’s perfect.

Jx

Pink or blue? Summer florals from House of Fraser

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She and Hem | House of Fraser | Pink or blue?

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When we spotted these gorgeous pink and blue dresses from Oasis via House of Fraser*, we thought it was about time that fabulous florals frocks made a very welcome return to She and Hem. They compliment each other so well, we just knew we had to style them, and boy did we pick the right day to do it! On the hottest day of the year so far, we took a very short stroll to a dreamy road in Bristol full of pastel coloured houses, cute doors and vintage cars. So, when can we move in?

I (Victoria) am planning on wearing my pretty organza skater dress to a family wedding on Friday. That’s if I can still fit into it with my ever growing bump! Keep your fingers crossed for me, as I don’t have a plan B! I’m a huge fan of the digital print flowers, the super stripes and the flattering sleeves. I felt it didn’t need any accessories other than these glorious gold heels (old, similar here), my trusty Boden* sunglasses and my BFF in matching colours! Jo’s maxi dress screams summer garden party with it’s long length, flattering slit and classic floral print. It’s just so easy to wear. She swapped the blue belt which comes with the dress for a yellow bow waist belt from Boden*, and kept the colourful vibe going with block heels from Kaleidoscope*. Jolly good.

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Big thanks to House of Fraser for these fabulous summer frocks!

V&J x

Crown and Glory X House of Fraser

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We are both huge Crown and Glory fans so we were so very excited to hear that their Candy Shop pop-up in House of Fraser #cgxhof, was going to be coming to Bristol. What was doubly exciting was that the wonderful Sophie and Hayley from Blogclub had only gone and arranged a special Crown and Glory Blogclub event, pretty cool huh? Although the tickets sold out in under one minute (Bristol gals love a flower crown dontyaknow), we were lucky enough to get on the guest list and went on a jolly jaunt down to Cabot Circus in Bristol to create some beautiful bespoke floral goodies.

After sipping on a glass of fizz and scoffing a tasty cupcake, the lovely Sophie asked us to look at the array of glorious flowers and pop our favourites into a pot (as seen below), ready for herself and Gareth to work their magic. They are both too talented for words and watching them work away with such passion and precision was truly inspiring. Not only is Gareth a whizz at knocking up a stunning floral crown, but we also overheard that he made the fabulous cart workstation. Our new favourite flower-power couple for sure.

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Whilst chatting to our favourite local blogger babes (including the lovely Emily from Mermaid Gossip pictured above and Sarah pictured below), we delved straight in and chose a magnificent mixture of yellows and oranges and pinks and reds. It’s all about the colour with Crown and Glory! Both of our crowns were created by Gareth who spent so much time and attention on them, we are absolutely thrilled with the results. Look out for them popping up very soon in an upcoming style post.

Crown and Glory are definitely the place to go to for loud and proud floral crowns, sparkly bows and perfect wedding accessories. If you live in the South West, they are going to be in House of Fraser at Bristol Cabot Circus today until Sunday 15th May, but if you don’t get chance to pop down to the Candy Shop, you must check out their website. It’s just so pretty.

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V&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.

Click the dresses for direct links 

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 #68

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! It’s time once again for our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval….

Red Heart Dress £65 by Lazy Oaf
Red Heart Dress £65 by Lazy Oaf at ASOS

Still looking for that perfect Valentine’s frock? You could do a lot worse than this hearty number from Lazy Oaf! I’ve got some big love for those big hearts.

Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £50 from Yumi
Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £50 from Yumi

Yumi are totally killing this season! How beautiful is this coast print tunic? The colours are stunning and I love how the print carries over to the sleeves. It also makes me want to go on holiday RIGHT NOW.

Spring Cottage Dress £60 from Cath Kidston
Spring Cottage Dress £60 from Cath Kidston

Wahey! A new Cath Kidston print to covet. This darling cottage dress features a delightfully twee scene, complete with springtime flowers, in my favourite Cath dress shape.

Embellished Collar Crop Top Skater Dress With Long Sleeves £95 from ASOS
Embellished Collar Crop Top Skater Dress With Long Sleeves £95 from ASOS

Oh my goodness it’s so shiny, so sparkly, SO PINK! The magpie in me is all over this ASOS frock. That heavily embellished double layer is really quite magic.

What A Scarf Dress £55 from Trollied Dolly
What A Scarf Dress £55 from Trollied Dolly

I know you’re all totally shocked to see that I’ve fallen in love with this long sleeved 70s inspired dress that has delightful buttons and a floral print. It’s really out of character. Also, I think we can all agree that ‘What a Scarf’ is the greatest dress name ever. Top work, Trollied Dolly.

Caravan Dress £99.99 by Vanity Project
Caravan Dress £99.99 from The Whiting Post

Oh man, those colourful caravans are just too fantastic for words and just the fact that dresses like this Vanity Project number exist in the world makes me so happy.

Victoriana Dress £32 from Dorothy Perkins
Victoriana Dress £32 from Dorothy Perkins

Orange is apparently the colour to be seen in this spring (pray for us all) so this floaty frock from Dorothy Perkins could be just the ticket to trend town we all need. It also has some delightful ruffle detailing which is also very ‘in’ right now. Truly the dress that keeps on giving.

Jonna Polo Dress £25 from Monki
Jonna Polo Dress £25 from Monki

This Monki number slightly terrifies me as I have no idea how I would wear this shape of dress (ideas welcome) but that print is just so much fun! LOVE.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #67

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! It’s time once again for our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval….

The Women Are Boss Dress £180 from BOB by Dawn O'Porter
The Women Are Boss Dress £180 from BOB by Dawn O’Porter

If you haven’t already checked out all-round-awesome-female Dawn O’ Porter’s clothing line BOB then you are seriously missing a treat. Her latest collection features three fabulous novelty prints by designer Karen Mabon which each seek to highlight and celebrate sexual equality! How amazing is that?! I love this 80s inspired frock which features women being all badass in the workplace. YES DAWN.

Chevron Stripe Belted Dress £65 from Warehouse
Chevron Stripe Belted Dress £65 from Warehouse

You’d be chev-wrong not to love this delightful Warehouse number! I’m loving those big bold colours and who doesn’t love a good bat-wing to flap around? It also comes with a nifty matching belt to cinch you in at the waist. What a triumph.

Dolly Dress £69.50 from Boden
Dolly Dress £69.50 from Boden

We do like a pop of yellow here at She and Hem so imagine how happy I was to spy this little beauty on the Boden New In page. This frock, much like me, is lightweight and drapey. I am loving that super relaxed (but also super flattering) silhouette with those delightful 3/4 length sleeves.

Floral Babydoll Dress £45 from Warehouse
Floral Babydoll Dress £45 from Warehouse

It’s another sleevey wonder from Warehouse who continue to make my bank balance nervous with this beautiful red floral dress – aren’t those just the dreamiest flute sleeves? I love the cute high neck detail too. Swoon.

Lace skater dress £179 from Ted Baker
Lace skater dress £179 from Ted Baker

This lace skater dress from Ted Baker is simply stunning. Despite looking rather white in pictures, the website assures me it’s actually pink – which is good news if you’re going to be a wedding guest any time soon as this would clearly make for excellent wedding attire. The skirt is pleated too, how trendy.

Tutti Fruity Eliza Dress £45 from Lady Vintage
Tutti Fruity Eliza Dress £45 from Lady Vintage

(Cue 500 fruit puns)

Oooh what a fruity little number this 1950s inspired dress from Lady Vintage is. No need to feel like a melon with this fabulous kitsch frock! I’m going bananas for it!

Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £38 from ASOS
Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £38 from ASOS

I am in love with this floaty little chiffon affair from ASOS. Those sheer sleeves combined with the contrasting black and white detailing is just divine. Plus look at that high ruffly collar! It’s just all amazing and I need it in my life.

Bow Front Shift Dress £39.50 from M&S
Bow Front Shift Dress £39.50 from M&S

I like big bows and I cannot lie………. which is why this M&S dress is right up my big bow loving street! This classic shift dress is ripe for layering over the top of exciting novelty print shirts, of which I own approximately 461.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #66

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! It’s time once again for our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval….

Mary-Kate Dress £49 by Louche
Mary-Kate Dress £49 by Louche at Joy

We kick off with this groovy little number from Louche. Those big yellow blooms certainly cut the mustard for me and you’ll be living life full on flower power with those awesome sleeves and nipped in waist.

A-Line Striped Dress £29.99 from Zara
A-Line Striped Dress £29.99 from Zara

Time to stripe a pose in this affordable frock from Zara, which I believe is ticking off at least three SS16 trends. I am loving the cheeky chevron action up top and hidden round the back there are some delightful little buttons for you to faff around with every time you put it on/take it off.

Cherry Blossom Dress £45 from Miss Selfridge
Cherry Blossom Dress £45 from Miss Selfridge

It’s never too early to get excited about cherry blossom season (Instagram is no doubt rubbing its collective knees with anticipation) and, come the time, what better dress to waft around in than this stunning Miss Selfridge affair? Look at those sleeves! *faints*

Cupid's Heart Printed Dress £42.41 from Chicwish
Cupid’s Heart Printed Dress £42.41 from Chicwish

Heart prints are inevitably cropping up all over the shop at the moment but this Chicwish number has really caught my eye. The colours are just great and, to me at least, it has a slight Kate Spade feel to it without the Kate Spade price-tag. Winner!

Rajaa Whale Print Dress £49 from Louche
Rajaa Whale Print Dress £49 from Louche

You’ll have a whale of a time in this Louche dress which whaley does has a totally excellent print that channels the deep blue sea in colour and theme!

Coral Reef Print Party Dress £75 from Yumi
Coral Reef Print Party Dress £75 from Yumi
Bunting Print Day Dress £45 from Yumi
Bunting Print Day Dress £45 from Yumi
Multicoloured Village Print Skater Dress £45 from Yumi
Multicoloured Village Print Skater Dress £45 from Yumi

We finish with a triple whammy of Yumi dresses (click the dresses for their individual links) who really do appear to have hacked into my mind palace for their new season inspiration. Colourful houses? Check. Bunting? Check. Err scallops? Check! It’s all quite dreamy and my bank balance is truly afraid.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #64

Hello dress fans! It’s time for the first Double Thumbs Dresses of 2016! Partaaay! So, without further ado, I present to you the top frocks that we consider worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval.

Tea and Macarons Dress £75 from Yumi
Tea and Macaroons Dress £75 from Yumi

Oh HELLO! We always love a bit of Yumi here at She and Hem but they have truly excelled themselves with their latest offerings. This Tea and Macaroons dress is the stuff my dress dreams are made of. With its beautiful pastel colouring, delightful twirly fit and print that features teacups piled high with macaroons, it really is a wonder frock. It does also appear to come with straps, if that’s a deal breaker for you. This appears to be a House of Fraser exclusive (fancy) which is great news for me as I’ve been sitting on some HoF vouchers for about 8 months. Happy New Year, me.

Cactus Print Skater Dress £65 from Yumi
Cactus Print Skater Dress £65 from Yumi

And so the Yumi fun continues with this super cute cactus print! This skater dress is so cheery thanks to all those fab colours. I’m pretty potty about those pots!

The Potteries Dress £60 from There's Only One Amy Laws
The Potteries Dress £60 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

Want more pots? Your Potteries luck is in! Another of our favourites, There’s Only One Amy Laws, has just added this beautiful Potteries skyline print dress to her website – defo one for all those die hard Stoke-On-Trent fans out there! I adore the hourglass shape and there’s just so much lovely detail to this dress. Even the smoke is pretty!

Patterned dress in Yellow £19.99 from H&M
Patterned dress in Yellow £19.99 from H&M

I am such a fan of this H&M dress (and no, not just because I’d get change out of a twenty pound note – although that does help!). I love the combination of colours and the a-line shape looks lovely with those long sleeves.

Cobalt Ladybird Print Dress £50 from Next
Cobalt Ladybird Print Dress £50 from Next

I feel like this Next frock might be my perfect Winter work dress! Cute but subtle novelty print? Check. Super long sleeves to keep me warm? Check. Colour dark enough to disguise any tea I may or may not throw down myself? Check. The adorable pleating is an added bonus!

Botanical Floral Shift Dress £45 from Warehouse
Botanical Floral Shift Dress £45 from Warehouse

I keep spotting people wearing this divine floral print, which is no surprise really when you consider Warehouse have whacked it on three tops and two dresses. They obviously like it as much as I do! Personally I love the shift dress but the midi appears to be the more popular choice! But whatever tickles your pickle, it’s all about those glorious blooms!

Chaney Woodland Jersey Dress £45 by Louche at Joy
Chaney Woodland Jersey Dress £45 by Louche at Joy

Yay! It’s The Animals of Farthing Wood in dress form! It’s woodland creatures a-go-go in the brilliant dress by Louche! There are squirrels, deer and racoons to admire, as well as what looks to be Little Red Riding Hood? Amazing.

Backless Sheer Sleeve Tulle Embellished Maxi Dress £185 from Needle and Thread at ASOS
Backless Sheer Sleeve Tulle Embellished Maxi Dress £185 from Needle and Thread at ASOS

Last but not least is this simply stunning dress by the tully scrumptious Needle and Thread. I mean, it’s ridiculous. Just look at all that tulle! And the embroidered detailing is to die for! If you’re getting married anytime soon, just wear this and spend the money you’ve successfully saved on cake. Cake forever.

Jx