Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry HollandBristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry HollandBristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Every September, The Mall in Bristol is the place to head to if you are looking to gaze upon a catwalk of high street trends to suit every age, style and budget. TV stylist Mark Heyes is joined by a different celebrity co-host every season, and this year we were both particularly excited to hear that it was going to be Henry Holland. We are big fans of Henry’s hip label House of Holland, and are always terribly sad not to be invited to his London Fashion Week shows (hint hint Henry), as they are consistently colourful, expressive and fun, which is what fashion is all about to us. Because of our passion for the (ever so) slightly flamboyant, some of the trends seen at Bristol Fashion Week, such as Military and Gothic, are a tad chic and sophisticated for us colour lovers.

Nevertheless, we were really pleased to see She and Hem favourites Cath Kidston feature for the first time in the Mismatch trend, starring many items we already own. Lovely stuff! Also, the pink and yellow combo, seen above, as part of the Animal trend from John Lewis really floats our boat. Although Bristol Fashion Week is now finished for this season, we picked up a few tips from Mark and Henry that will hopefully see us all through until next September. For instance, if you can’t wait to try out the military trend, be subtle, as you don’t want to look like you’re actually marching into battle. You could also soften the trend with romantic frilled blouses, which we spotted in the Opulence section of the show from Marks and Spencer. Thanks for having us BFW. See you next year!

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Bristol Fashion Week A\W 2016 with Henry Holland

Did you attend a BFW show? If so, what was your favourite trend?

V&J

 

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 #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

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 #77

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….

Aida Zak Sandra Boat Print Dress £38.50 from Collectif
Aida Zak Sandra Boat Print Dress £58.50 from Collectif

First up I am loving the boat-iful dress from Collectif! It’s a pretty fabulous print and I love the style of the dress with a delightful full skirt, sweetheart neckline and, praise be, pockets! Race you to the seaside!

Multicoloured Tile Print Sundress £22.00 from TU at Sainsburys
Multicoloured Tile Print Sundress £22.00 from Tu at Sainsburys

Is it Tu late now to say sorry? To my bank balance, that is. I have complained in the past about how Sainsburys didn’t allow you to order clothes on their website but now that they have rectified the situation I am facing some serious financial issues. ALL THE PRETTY.

V Neck PLeated Tiered Dress £60.00 from Oasis
V Neck PLeated Tiered Dress £60.00 from Oasis

Three tiers for this Oasis dress! Hip hip hooray…etc. I mean, you might need to buy your friends some sunglasses for when you wear it but by golly what a frock! It’s so so bright and so so awesome.

Zandra Rhodes Lipstick Asymmetrical Dress in Pink £85 from People Tree
Zandra Rhodes Lipstick Asymmetrical Dress in Pink £85 from People Tree

I appreciate that you might have to take my word for it but this People Tree dress has the most fabulous lipstick print (go hover over the images on their website!). It’s super cute and I really like that, for a novelty print dress, it’s quite a sensible style.

Raddery Sailing Print Dress £59.50 from Jack Wills
Raddery Sailing Print Dress £59.50 from Jack Wills

Those of you with a good memory for dresses (hi) might well remember that Jack Wills brought out an incredibly similar print to this last year. I know this, because I bought said dress and wore it to death (here’s the proof)! JW must have decided that if the nautical print dress aint broke, don’t fix it! I’m so blatantly going to end up buying this one too.

Lusara A-Z Ditzy Floral Dress £179 by Ted Baker at John Lewis
Lusara A-Z Ditzy Floral Dress £179 by Ted Baker at John Lewis

So here’s a story from A to Z! How fab is this Ted Baker print? It’s sort of bonkers, with a mix of giant letters and a floral print, but it just works. Although I do wish the J (the best of the letters) was more prominent.

Graphic Print Mini Wiggle Dress £45.00 from ASOS
Graphic Print Mini Wiggle Dress £45.00 from ASOS

Last but not least is this super snazzy graphic print dress from a small independent company you might have heard of called ASOS. I think they’ll go far.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #73

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…

White floral print frilly dress £55 from River Island
White floral print frilly dress £55 from River Island
White lace jacquard sleeveless dress £65 from River Island
White lace jacquard sleeveless dress £65 from River Island

I’ve really been loving River Island lately! They’ve been adding so many dreamy SS16 pieces to their website that I seem to be adding to my wishlist on a daily basis (weirdly I can never find anything in store though). With an abundance of polkadots, organza, floral and lace between them, these two beauts are my current picks of the bunch.

Abderdy Belted Oar Print Dress £49.50 from Jack Wills
Abderdy Belted Oar Print Dress £49.50 from Jack Wills

I’m just going to stick my oar in and declare how much I enjoy this new nautical print by Jack Wills. It’s a lovely summery affair with a full skirt and fit and flare shape but, thankfully, I think it would look just as nice with a bright cardigan and some thick woolly tights.

Lydia Cherry Jacquard Dress £55 by Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis
Lydia Cherry Jacquard Dress £55 by Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis

You can’t beat a sweet cherry and this super pretty print from Sugarhill Boutique is a real fruity number. The delicate pinks and greys look gorgeous set against the white of this textured dress.

Synchronised Swimmers Dress £75 by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style/Modcloth
Synchronised Swimmers Dress £75 by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style/Modcloth

You might recognise this fun frock from our previous style post (which you should totally read as it includes the chance to win a £50 Aspire Style voucher)! It’s one of my absolute favourites from the new Emily and Fin collection – the print is just perfection! It’s available from Aspire Style and, for our American pals, Modcloth.

Lace Shirt Dress £99 from Warehouse
Lace Shirt Dress £99 from Warehouse

This lace shirt dress from Warehouse is the stuff of dreams. Argh it’s SO pretty! I love the shirt detailing at the top with the little collar. And then that lace overlay! Stunning.

Pink Peony Printed Lace Insert Gown £350 from Needle & Thread at Libery
Pink Peony Printed Lace Insert Gown £350 from Needle & Thread at Libery

Speaking of dreaming….I am probably never going to own this beautiful Needle & Thread dress but gosh darn isn’t it something? It looks like it would have excellent wafting abilities and that fabulous floral peony print with the little lace inserts is just wonderful. Sigh.

Jx

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories

Hello and welcome to the 23rd Accessories to Murder! It’s another special edition this week looking at all things weddings! Whether you are a bride to be, a wedding guest or you just blooming love white, I’m sure you’ll find something you will adore. Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing wedding 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 #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
The Olivia White Rose and Baby’s Breath Flower Crown | £32 | Beauxoxo

This beautiful Flower Crown from Beauxoxo is perfect for all of those Summer boho brides out there. Modeled by the gorgeous Olivia from What Olivia Did, it is made up of white roses, baby’s breath and ribbon. Thankfully it’s fully adjustable, as your head will certainly grow with all of the compliments you’ll receive wearing this beaut.

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
Maya All Over Sequin Cape in Silver Sequins | £55.00 | ASOS

All bridesmaids are super heroes, but ensure yours are the most glamorous in this sparkly Sequin Cape.  This whole look above from ASOS is excellent and totally versatile, which is an extra perk, as it means your BFF’s have an awesome dress and cape combo to wear over and over again!

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
Beaded Bow Clutch | £32 | John Lewis

Like the Bow Box Bag in last week’s post, this gold Bow Clutch is just bowtiful! Don’t you just love wonderful wedding accessories! The website states that it’s compact yet spacious, so I imagine it’s just the right size for a wedding. It comes with a chain strap, so you can easily jump up and catch the bride’s bouquet without dropping all of your bits and bobs. Brilliant.

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
JIG Metallic Mary-Janes | £69.00 | Topshop

Well aren’t these Mary-Janes so damn groovy? Weddings often involve a lot of standing and a heck of a lot of dancing, so it’s a really good idea to wear block heels, especially if they are also cute and shiny. Topshop have got loads of pretty party shoes at the moment, but these are by far my favourites.

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
Square Sunray Compact Mirror| £9.00 | Monsoon

When I was a bridesmaid for Jo, she gave me a box of Thank You goodies which included a gorgeous mirror. It was such an adorable thing to do as every time I use the mirror, I think about the lovely day that we shared. Seeing this Mirror in Monsoon reminded me of this, and I would definitely recommend the idea to anyone putting together little packages for their family and friends. A small but thoughtful gift!

Accessories to Murder #24 Wedding Accessories | She and Hem
My Best Friend Necklace | £20 | notonthehighstreet.com

Speaking of excellent gifts, this sterling silver necklace and card set would be so splendid as a present for your bridesmaids. They could even wear it on the day. It comes in yellow or rose gold, with a cute button design or the infinity design seen above. Notonthehighstreet.com even throw in a card, marvelous!

Check out our Valentine’s Special for more gift ideas and until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

Bristol Fashion Week AW15

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On Thursday I popped down to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway with my friend, fashion icon and fellow M&S appreciator Kelly to catch one of the runway shows of Bristol Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 15. This was my third BFW and it was definitely the best so far thanks to the brilliant movie theme that was embraced from start to finish! It was such a nice touch to be welcomed with popcorn and Kelly and I had a great time admiring the movie posters as we drank our delicious fruity drinks.

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The first thing to catch our eye on the catwalk was the ‘High Shine’ collection from John Lewis! You can’t beat a bit of glitz and glamour and I suddenly became all about sparkles, faux fur and sunglasses! What a combination! Plus, how much do I want to be the sort of girl to rock up at the work Christmas party wearing an actual crown?? I also loved the 70s injection courtesy of M&S during the ‘Nomadic’ segment. I can totally see myself trying this look out come the colder weather and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between that pink hat and the one from Accessorize I fell in love with in our last post! I may have made a sneaky purchase after the show!

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As someone who likes to dress in as many bright colours as possible, the large amount of grey and black on the catwalk (the grey coat appears to be this seasons staple) didn’t really do it for me although, once again, I was really feeling the faux fur accessories! I’m going to be a big fan of this trend I can see! Both Kelly and I also enjoyed the liberal use of colourful tights which gave everything a bit of a Gossip Girl vibe and is certainly something I will be happy to embrace!

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The two stand out pieces for us were the black sequin jacket (which was spectacularly hard to photograph) from M&S, naturally. It’s absolutely stunning and a brilliant take on the biker jacket. Imagine throwing that on top of your dresses come party season! We did several laps of the store after the show but sadly couldn’t find it (probably just as well as it’s £89) but it is available online should you be feeling flush. The other was the gold and purple fringe dress of dreams from Phase Eight at John Lewis which had Kelly shouting “MAKE SURE YOU TAKE PHOTOS OF THAT!” at me as it came sashaying down the catwalk, fringe all over the shop. What a stunner.

Did you go to Bristol Fashion Week? What was your favourite piece? And how are we all feeling about crimped hair??

Jx

Jo wears – Floral Print Ruffle Dress from Topshop, bag and tights both past season from M&S, Pointed Loafers from Boden* and heart sunglasses from TkMaxx

Kelly wears – Dress from Primark (available in store), bag from Joy, a scrabble necklace (similar available from Not on the High Street) and a watch from Urban Outfitters

Double Thumbs Dresses #55

Hello dear reader! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval. I can tell you hand on heart that this, the 55th edition, has truly tested the limits of my bank balance. Send help.

Print Me Pretty Dress Paris £68.80 from Miss Patina
Print Me Pretty Dress Paris £68.80 from Miss Patina

Or, preferably, send me this dress! I can’t even bring myself to look at the Miss Patina website at the moment for fear of the damage I might do. Everything is just so incredibly beautiful! This Parisian print is my pick of the bunch thanks to that super adorable illustration. What an Eiffel.

French Market dress £89.95 by Joules
French Market dress £89.95 by Joules from John Lewis

Oui oui! I am obviously taking my inspiration from the French as this market town print dress from Joules is also pickling my onions. How dreamy is that 50’s shape? and the colours are simply gorgeous.

Daisy Spray Beach Dress £50 from Cath Kidston
Daisy Spray Beach Dress £50 from Cath Kidston

It’s bright yellow, it’s got polka dots AND it’s Cath Kidston…..what’s not to love? I’m slightly obsessed with those thick straps and the polka dots are, prepare to sound the twee klaxon, actually super cute daisies! Oh CK, you sure do know the way to my floral loving heart. I think this is the perfect dress for Summer.

Beach hut short sleeve shirt dress £40 by Brakeburn
Beach hut short sleeve shirt dress £40 by Brakeburn from House of Fraser

I’ve been waiting ages for a good beach hut print (I know, I know, haven’t we all) and one has finally appeared thanks to Brakeburn. I love this little shirt shift dress (easy for you to say) as the short sleeves, little collar and tie waist make it super easy to wear!

Parasol Print Dress £22 from TU
Parasol Print Dress £22 from TU

There’s nothing shady about this parasol print dress from TU although you will have to leave your house in order to obtain it as it’s not available online. Boo you, Sainsbury’s! It’s a gorgeous print though and I love the the green and blues together. Let’s just hope it hasn’t para-sold out (sorry).

Dress With All Over Pom Pom Print & Detail £65 by Lazy Oaf
Dress With All Over Pom Pom Print & Detail £65 by Lazy Oaf from ASOS

Pom pom hem! This Lazy Oaf dress has an actual pom pom hem! Made out of pom poms! If Victoria and I ever decide we need blogger nicknames I am totally having ‘pom pom hem’ as mine. What a thing! Even aside from the whole pom pom hem thing, this dress is obviously brilliant with an all over multicoloured pom pom print. POM POM.

Barcelona Dress £39 by Louche from Joy
Barcelona Dress £39 by Louche from Joy

I adore this red 50’s inspired dress from Louche. It looks so pretty and I love the detail that has gone into the print and the beautiful looking hem, which is apparently a unique broderie analgise hem dontchaknow. Whatever it is it’s lovely and it looks very flattering too!

Sing For Your Summer Dress £55 by Trollied Dolly
Sing For Your Summer Dress £55 by Trollied Dolly

Last but not least we have a Trollied Dolly strawberry dress that is ripe for picking! It’s certainly a berry good print and looks lovely set against the peachy tone of the dress. I would definitely accessorise this one with lashings of cream!

Jx

All Hail the January Sale

Merry Boxing Day one and all! Did you all have a suitably brilliant Christmas? Today is probably the best day of the whole year as absolutely nobody minds if you spend 24 hours in your pyjamas, eating chocolate and watching children’s films. Three cheers to that! It’s also a good excuse to start spending that Christmas money as pretty much everyone now has a January sale on! Here’s our current most wanted list. We can’t guarantee that everything here will still be in stock so NO TEARS PLEASE, it’s Christmas.

Premium Midi Skater in Jacquard with Bow Back Detail £19 (was £65) from ASOS | All Hail the January Sale
Premium Midi Skater in Jacquard with Bow Back Detail £19 (was £65) from ASOS
Metallic Heart Jacquard Prom Dress £18 (was £55) from ASOS Petite
Metallic Heart Jacquard Prom Dress £18 (was £55) from ASOS Petite

The ASOS sale is so big that I have barely scratched the surface! My eyes can’t cope.

Sugarhill Boutique Topcat Blouse £24 (was £35) from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Sugarhill Boutique Topcat Blouse £24 (was £35) from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Chloe Coat in Pink £50 (was £95) from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis
Chloe Coat in Pink £50 (was £95) from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis

You can find lovely Sugarhill Boutique discounts at House of Fraser, John Lewis and, funnily enough, the Sugarhill Boutiqe website.

Frill Front Balloon Shirt £20 (was £38) from Oasis
Frill Front Balloon Shirt £20 (was £38) from Oasis

Oasis have got some lovely bits in their sale including this hot air balloon print shirt which I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Fizz Glitter Mary Jane Shoes £15 (was £30) from Topshop
Fizz Glitter Mary Jane Shoes £15 (was £30) from Topshop

I don’t think the Topshop sale is as brilliant as it usually is (my bank balance is so relieved) but the shoe discounts are pretty good.

Cara Camera Across Body £14.50 (was £29) from Accessorize
Cara Camera Across Body £14.50 (was £29) from Accessorize
80s Hits Across Body Bag £12.50 (was £25) from Accessorize
80s Hits Across Body Bag £12.50 (was £25) from Accessorize
Tick Tock Clock Across Body Bag £18 (was £25) from Accessorize
Tick Tock Clock Across Body Bag £18 (was £25) from Accessorize

My novelty bag radar basically exploded when I looked at the Accessorize sale. The camera bag is one of my favourite purchases this year so I am very tempted to add the clock or the cassette.

Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £31.60 (was £79) from Boden
Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £31.60 (was £79) from Boden
Flowershow Dress £19.80 (was £99) from Boden
Flowershow Dress £19.80 (was £99) from Boden

Boden have really entered into the spirit of the sale with some seriously hefty discounts to be found. I have been after that squirrel dress for ages!

Wallpaper Print Dress £20 (was £30) from Iksa at Yumi
Wallpaper Print Dress £20 (was £30) from Iksa at Yumi

The Yumi sale is also good for a bargain. We featured this beautiful red dress in one of our recent posts.

Red Winter Birds Print Dress £36 (was £60) from Emily and Fin
Red Winter Birds Print Dress £36 (was £60) from Emily and Fin

Emily and Fin have some stunning dresses reduced on their website. I would like them all please.

Orla Dilly £65 (was £130) by Orla Kiely for Clarks
Orla Dilly £65 (was £130) by Orla Kiely for Clarks

The second Orla Kiely for Clarks collection has finally been given the 50% discount treatment. Unfortunately everyone else seems to have noticed this too.

Barbarella Prom Dress Blue/Gold £49.99 (was £99.99) from Fever London
Barbarella Prom Dress Blue/Gold £49.99 (was £99.99) from Fever London

Shiny shiny goodness from Fever London with the Barbarella dress we featured as part of their Style My Night challenge now half price.

Pastel Pink Leather Satchel 13" £62 (was £89) from Zatchel
Pastel Pink Leather Satchel 13″ £62 (was £89) from Zatchel

The Zatchel sale is also looking pretty tempting with many bags reduced by up to 50%! Crikey.

Spotted any big bargains today? Let me know!

Jx