Maternity Multibuys with JoJo Maman Bébé

She and Hem | Maternity Multibuys with JoJo Maman BébéShe and Hem | Maternity Multibuys with JoJo Maman BébéShe and Hem | Maternity Multibuys with JoJo Maman BébéShe and Hem | Maternity Multibuys with JoJo Maman BébéShe and Hem | Maternity Multibuys with JoJo Maman BébéIt wasn’t so long ago that we wrote our first maternity wear love letter to JoJo Maman Bébé (you can read the post here) and it’s fair to say that not much has changed. We really really dig their fashion and it’s so nice to find a brand that stocks such great quality and affordable maternity clothes but that are actually rather stylish too. When they got back in touch to ask if we’d be interested in featuring some of their multibuy items we were delighted and began putting together outfit ideas! Turns out, you can save money if you buy two of the same style!

Having featured their dresses before, we were both keen to get hold of more nursing dresses that we can wear when breastfeeding (if it all goes to plan!) but look equally fab whilst we are pregnant. I (Jo) went for Floral Maternity & Nursing Tunic Dress* with Victoria plumping for the Stripe Maternity & Nursing Tunic Dress*. Both dresses are so comfortable and, we think, are super flattering. They both have pockets (yay) and thanks to the fabric, require no ironing whatsoever! Hoorah! The hidden openings for breastfeeding are so discreet and clever and if buying two dresses you can save £10. Sold! I teamed my dress with a red floral statement necklace from Tatty Devine (similar here), maternity leggings* from JoJo Maman Bébé and my trusty Tan ‘Marina’ Lace Up Boots from Dorthy Perkins. Victoria broke up her stripes by adding an old black belt and is wearing maternity tights* from UKTights and Tan Chelsea Boots* from Boden.

Our next look is a bit of a bold step for us as it involves, wait for it, TROUSERS! Who knew we could wear them? We were both were keen to get hold of black jeans so chose two different styles and, once again, you can save yourself £10 when buying two pairs. I went for the Black Super Skinny Maternity Jeans* which actually fit like a dream. I was worried they they might be too tight but there’s still plenty of stretch around the middle and I’ve been living in them since they arrived! Victoria chose the Supersoft Maternity Skinny Jeans* which don’t really feel like jeans at all making them oh-so-comfy. Finally, to complete our look, we chose two of the Breton Stripe Feeding Tops* in different colours (you can save yourself a Fiver when doing this). We love how clever the double layer system is, making breastfeeding so much easier and the cut is flattering yet roomy. As is often the way, we both accessorised in a similar fashion! My cosy grey hat is from M&S (similar here) while Victoria’s black floppy hat is from ASOS. We both also went for gold glittery trainers (even the most casual of outfits can benefit from a bit of sparkle) with mine from Keds for Kate Spade and Victoria’s from La Redoute (sadly they seem to be sold out).

You might also notice that we are sporting some rather fetching brown leather satchels. These are actually Chester Satchel Changing Bags* and are going to be used an awful lot of the coming months/years! Each bag is packed with useful pockets and compartments and comes with an insulated removable bottle bag and a padded changing mat. It just goes to show that even the most practical of pieces can still be stylish!

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You can find the full range of JoJo Maman Bébé multibuy items here! Happy shopping!

J&Vx

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 #31

Hello and welcome to the 31st Accessories to Murder! Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories featuring not one but two awesome Lazy Oaf goodies? 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 #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Summer Patch Set | £25 | The Whitepepper

I recently spotted these fun patches and thought that somebody a lot more crafty than I could create something quite wonderful with them. A lot like the fab dress above. They would look so great with the dress of the moment, this denim beauty from Zara. Are you a fan of patches? If so, send me a picture of something you have created!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Little Sunny Bite X Muppets Miss Piggy Bag | £105.00 | Lazy Oaf
Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Beaded Killing It Clutch | £60 | Eat Me Do Via Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf have got novelty in the bag right now with these two incredible pieces. They are just so fun. Only a real Muppet wouldn’t love this Miss Piggy shoulder bag. The Killing It clutch reminds me of being in Lisbon, swooning over all of the colorful sardine tins in local stores. Those are a lot prettier than they sound, I promise!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Metallic Shell Clutch Bag | £28 | ASOS

Well, ahoy there! Hot on Lazy Oaf’s heels for the best novelty bag crown is ASOS. Here’s their catch of the day for all our mermaid readers, of which we have a surprising amount! There’s nothing fishy about this fetching clutch bag, and at £25, you’re not shelling out so much that your bank balance will get into a boatload of trouble!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
LULAMOON Pointed Unicorn Ballet Flats | £25 | ASOS

Something else ASOS are particularly good at is shoes, glorious shoes.Take these Unicorn flats, for example. Even though they have a sparkly horn (!), these pastel coloured slip-ons are subtle enough to wear anywhere. I find ASOS shoes super comfortable, so I would imagine these would be no different.

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
Iris Lemon Printed Heels | £148 | Anthropologie

Speaking of shoes, these fruity beauties caught my eye this week. They are on the pricey side, but don’t be too bitter, as they would be such a playful accessory for a Summer wedding, especially as they also do a matching bag. Anthropologie, we are really sweet on you. Zesty!

Accessories to Murder #30 | She and Hem | Novelty Accessories
I Need A Vacation Cloche Hat | £105 | Kate Spade

Last but certainly not least is this hat from Kate Spade. I say hat, it’s actually a cloche, which makes it even better. Who doesn’t want to take a cute cloche on their holidays? This cloche does not lie, I do need a vacation, but until then I’ll be more than happy sitting on my balcony in a bikini and this hat. With a jumper, blanket and cup of tea as well of course, because England.

Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

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

Accessories to Murder #23

Hello and welcome to the 23rd 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.

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Bag
ASOS Bow Box Bag | £32.00 | ASOS

Pretend everyday is your birthday with this Bow Box Bag from ASOS. It’s cute, sparkly and has a massive bow. What’s not to love? I feel like I can’t move onto the next item without also mentioning those incredible pink bow heels. Now I can’t seem to find them online, but I have found a silver version here, which are just as special. Bow fans, you are very welcome.

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Shell Bag
ASOS Shell Clutch Bag | £28.00 | ASOS

Running with the novelty bag theme for a moment, next up we have this Shell Clutch Bag, chosen especially for all of our mermaid readers. Believe me, I’ve checked the stats and those mermaids love to keep a keen eye on our Most Wanted. This clutch is such a beaut that I’d be more than happy to shell out a few clams for it. If it’s not for you, then get the shell out of here!

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Poptart Phone Case
I’ve Got Your Snack iPhone Case | $28.99 | Modcloth

All of my sugary dreams have come true because some absolute genius has created a Poptart Phone Case. Here’s hoping it’s the start of a whole Poptart range. I want to see Poptart pyjamas, Poptart bikinis and Poptart pants. If any of these things already exist, let me know, yeah?

Accessories to Murder #23 | She and Hem | Novelty Purse Kate Spade
Cedar Street Popsicle Lacey Purse | £160 | Kate Spade

Although this purse is more Popsicle than Poptart, it’s definitely just as tasty. Kate Spade is full of gorgeous items at the moment, but I thought I’d give you the scoop on this ice cream dream. The fun and colourful print also comes in other flavours, with a sleek and slim card wallet also available. Treat yourself and get them both.

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Novelty Picnic Basket Bag
Picnic Basket Across Body Bag | £39.00 | Accessorize

Accessorize seem to be going out of their way to ensure I’ve saved up no pennies for my upcoming holiday. First up I just HAD to buy the Robot Bag, followed by the awesome Radio Bag, and now they go and release the twee as you like Picnic Basket Bag. I’m an utter basket case for gingham. Top Tip, if you can find a store with any Robot Bags left, they are now measly FIVE POUNDS!

Accessories to Murder | She and Hem | Novelty Cheshire Cat Shoes
Chesire Cat Pump | £109.00 | Irregular Choice via Office

To be honest, I’ve not completely made up my mind about these Cheshire Cat Pumps, part of the Alice in Wonderland collaboration between Irregular Choice and Office. They are so fun, look super comfortable with that cute small heel, and c’mon the have a big smiling cat on for goodness sake. I’m just not sure where I would wear them, yet I am strangely captivated by them. I think the price is also a little off putting, but I’m sure I will be ALL over them if they get reduced.

Let me know what you think of this weeks items, and keep accessorizing!

Vx

Accessories to Murder #19

Hello again and welcome to the 19th Accessories to Murder! Regular readers may have noticed that Accessories to Murder is now back on track, and you’ll have a lovely new post ready for you every Sunday. So pop it into your diary, or if you are just far too modern and fancy for a pen and paper, follow us on Bloglovin and never miss a post! So, 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.

Long Time Pointed Flats | ASOS | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder #19
Heart Shoes | ASOS | £22

Tired of wearing your heart on your sleeve? Well, wear it on your feet instead with these ASOS heart flats. Just in time for your Valentine’s Day outfit too! I’m thinking full on hearts this year, so these loooverly shoes are the perfect finishing touch to my hella twee look. Simple but just quirky enough to make it through the tough Accessories to Murder selection process.

Daniella Flats | Boden | £69.50

If those flats aren’t quite right for you, here’s another adorable option. This cute pair in ‘Poppy Red’ from Boden are blooming beautiful. We recently featured them on our Instagram and they got oh so much love. They have a pretty bow detail and are flat enough for the walk home after you’ve been wined and dined on Valentine’s Day…or for my walk to kitchen to get just one last biscuit.

Know an Eccentric or Two Swimsuit Top | Accessories to Murder #19 | She and Hem
Know an Eccentric or Two Swimsuit Top | $49.99 | Modcloth

I hadn’t really considered Modcloth when buying swimwear until about a year ago, when I spotted one of their incredible swimsuits online. I added this to my Pinterest ‘Wish List‘, causing a internet sensation mild murmuring, and the cossie to be repinned here, there and everywhere! I’ve kept a keen eye on their swimwear ever since, and it is always fun, flattering and fabulous. This swimsuit from Modcloth features cute cats and cupcakes floating around in space. Cats. In. Space. What else could you possibly want?

Cactus Cross Body Bag | Skinnydip Via ASOS | £30

I am a huge fan of all things Skinnydip, so I was pretty hyped when Jo sent me a link to this beauty. I predict the sales of this Skinnydip cactus bag, and matching luggage tag, are due to spike sometime soon, so hurry up and get your hands on this super succulent! Don’t put your hands on a real cactus, that would hurt and leave you feeling awful prickly.

We Now Present You Bag | Betsey Johnson via Modcloth | $68

This gorgeous Betsey Johnson bag might just be my perfect Valentine’s present right here. Can someone please point it in the direction of my husband? I’ve become quite the Betsey Johnson fan after featuring the incredible working phone in the recent January Sales post. I had so many messages from readers who loved the phone bag, hopefully this one will be just as popular. You may not be able to make calls with it, but it does have a really sparkly bow, so y’know, every cloud.

Kite Box Clutch | Kate Spade | £295.65

Yes, I know this is slightly more expensive than our usual Most Wanted novelty bags, but I’ve found it here via Nordstrom for much less than if buying direct from the Kate Spade website. How kind am I? Kate Spade has always been a high flyer in the world of whimsical clutch design, and my love for this kite bag is going up, up and away!

Yellow Tote Bag | New Look | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder #19
Yellow Structured Tote Bag | New Look | £24.99

I really recommend that everyone has at least one staple yellow handbag in their wardrobe. I use my yellow Boden Westminster handbag every single day and I absolutely love the pop of colour it adds to any outfit. New Look have just released this tote, their very own sunshiny dream, for a very affordable £24.99!

Pancake Socks | Topshop | She and Hem | Accessories to Murder #19
Stacked Pancake Socks | Topshop | £3.50

Stacked pancake socks.Sometimes, a picture really does say a thousand words. So instead of raving about these, I shall just give you my top stock sock tip. If I was going for the famous ‘3 for £8’ Topshop sock deal, I would also pick the Coffee and Donuts and I Loaf You pairs. Why? Because they are awesome.

See you next week,

Vx

Bristol Fashion Week SS15

Bristol Fashion Week Spring/Summer 15 | She and Hem | Bristol

The red carpet has been rolled out in Bristol this week for the return of the South West’s largest fashion event, Bristol Fashion Week at The Mall. Thousands of stylish Bristolians will be strutting over to The Mall to catch one of the 17 catwalk shows, hosted by Lucy Watson from Made in Chelsea and Lorraine Kelly’s BFF/TV stylist Mark Heyes. This year the show has a travel theme, with the entrance of the purpose built pavilion styled as an airport departure lounge and each store has put together a cool collection of on-trend looks, based on gap years, summer holidays and safari chic.

We flew in on Wednesday night and, in true She and Hem style, were the last to board flight S/S15, with a one way ticket to the land of denim, swish 70’s and our personal favourite, brights. We saw so many outfits, the Bristol Fashion Week tailor must be swift. His career will certainly take off!

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After the show, we had a stop over at M&S in The Mall to check out the new Limited Edition collection, hang out with lovely local bloggers and eat ALL of the cheese. I (Victoria) fell in love with the Paisley Print Dress that Lily is beautifully modelling below and Jo’s yellow M&S Limited Edition No Peep Dress was certainly first class! In addition to her gorgeous M&S dress, Jo wore brown beads (old) also from M&S, spotty tights from UK Tights, Urban Outfitters boots and her Kate Spade bag. I wore a vintage 1970’s dress from Portobello Road with my brown Orla Kiely for Clarks heels and black tights from UK Tights. My belt is from New Look and black floppy hat from ASOS. We both accessoried with M&S flowers!

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Will we be seeing you at Bristol Fashion Week 2016?

V&J

London Fashion Week AW15: Day Two

#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015
Photo by Celine Gaille for Runway Manhattan

We started off Day 2 of LFW with a trip to the Orla Kiely showcase (which we have written a post about here!). After that, we had some time to kill between shows, so we decided to go and check out the ever fabulous Somerset House. Pretty standard London Fashion Week activities I’m sure you will agree. What we are not so accustomed to is how we traveled there… in a stretch hummer! The lovely Kristabel from I Want You To Know captured this in her awesome Fashion Week Vlog. Be warned, the vlog does feature me (Victoria) getting a little over excited and doing what the kids are now calling #hummerdance.

#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015
Photo by Yahoo
#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015
Photo by Yahoo
#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015
Photo by Jordan Brooks

I wore the Square Print Pleat Skirt Dress from The Whitepepper with probably the most worn item in my wardrobe ever, my yellow Ingrid Coat from Boden* (now in the sale!). I accessorised with fun spotty tights from UK Tights*, white ASOS Strike Heels and a yellow Westminster bag from Boden*. Jo wore a gorgeous Needle and Thread tulle skirt from ASOS, with a vintage blue jacket from Heartfelt Vintage and floral Emilie top from Boden*. Her Alice Heels are also from Boden and that glorious pink bag is Kate Spade.

#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015
Image taken from ASOS Fashion Finder

Our jazzy outfits proved to be quite the hit on the cobbles, and we ended up popping up all over the place. Some of our favourite features we saw over the weekend were Yahoo’s best street style, ASOS Fashion Finder, STYLELDN and Boden Diaries. We had such a blast that we often struggled to pull our best ‘we are very serious about fashion’ faces.

We had quite a busy schedule that afternoon, but our favourite show was the couture collection from Hellavagirl. The show was a kaleidoscopic dream! Vibrant, dramatic and seriously sparkly. Just look at those incredible giant sequin bow headbands!

#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015
Hellavagirl designer Helen with the models.

#LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015 #LFW: Day 2 Street Style | Twinning Pastels | She and Hem | 2015

Having been up since 7am and in need of a pick me up, we made use of our central location and decided to head back to base for a quick G&T and get changed into our chirpy Poppy frocks before heading out to our evening shows. Lady Gaga would be proud! I wore the Iris Navy Budgie Dress and Jo wore the Mable White Budgie Dress. Keep your eyes peeled and your beaks sharpened for a new Poppy post next week.

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London Fashion Week AW15: Day 3 coming next week, you lucky things!

V&Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #49

Hello dress fans! It’s time once again to take a gander at the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval! There’s plenty of new arrivals happening at the moment so I have been slightly spoiled for choice! Let’s crack on…

Balloon Fit and Flare Shirtdress £410 from Kate Spade
Balloon Fit and Flare Shirtdress £410 from Kate Spade

Hot air balloon prints are basically my thing (our first ever post was about balloon prints fact fans!) so when I noticed that Kate Spade has brought out an entire collection of balloon inspired wears my credit card spontaneously combust out of fear. I mean, just look at this bag! It’s all so perfect. Now, I wouldn’t normally include something so high end on a Double Thumbs roundup but this list is supposed to reflect the dresses that I am lusting over and oh boy do I want to float around the world in this vintage inspired shirt dress. Get in my (wicker) basket, etc etc.

Clouds Cotton Dress With Shirred Waist £60 from Cath Kidston
Clouds Cotton Dress With Shirred Waist £60 from Cath Kidston

But hey, the sky is still obtainable even without my balloon thanks to Cath Kidston and their gorgeous new cloud print. This is possibly one of my favourites ever of theirs thanks to that beautiful shade of blue. It’s such a fresh print and, as always, the perfect shape too.

Ric Rac Cotton Dress With Raglan Sleeve £50 from Cath Kidston
Ric Rac Cotton Dress With Raglan Sleeve £50 from Cath Kidston

Hot on it’s heels at the top of my CK wishlist is this fab Ric Rac print dress. How fab are those colours? So bright and fun! It reminds me of a maypole and makes me want to go to country fetes and wear a straw boater. I basically just need this dress.

Beatrice Dress £89 from Boden
Beatrice Dress £89 from Boden

Boden have also brought out some absolutely cracking dresses this season because it would appear nobody wants me to have any money anymore. Cheers, guys. Anyhoo, this fruity frock has pipped the others to the post as my favourite and is most definitely the apple of my eye (sorry). I really love the orange and the pink print but it does also come in blue too if that hue just isn’t for you.

Lottie Dress £55 from Seasalt Cornwall
Lottie Dress £55 from Seasalt Cornwall

This lovely floral midi dress from Seasalt has been styled on a vintage tea dress. It’s ever so pretty and I love the print and all the button detailing.

Isobel dress Yours Truly £76 from Emily and Fin
Isobel dress Yours Truly £76 from Emily and Fin

We have actually featured this gorgeous envelope print from Emily and Fin before when they originally debuted it in navy blue last year. It is now back in a fresh new colour for 2015 and would make the perfect Valentine’s frock. Who needs a card when you’ve got 450 beautiful envelopes, eh?

Wallflower Sleeveless Dress £85 from Orla Kiely for People Tree
Wallflower Sleeveless Dress £85 from Orla Kiely for People Tree

I also fall in love with the Orla Kiely for People Tree collections and this season is no exception. For Spring this year they have gone classic Orla with retro 50s inspired pieces in beautiful shades of pink, grey and green. I think this sleeveless number is my current front runner.

50s Style Dress in Bright Pink Spot £74.95 from Joules
50s Style Dress in Bright Pink Spot £74.95 from Joules

We finish off in true twirly style with this pink polka dot number from Joules. I do love a good floaty fock and this ticks all the right 50s boxes for me. Gorgeous!

Please pass on my apologies to your bank manager,

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #20

Good morning one and all and congratulations, you’ve made it to Wednesday! Why not reward yourself with a cursory glance at this week’s list of dresses that receive the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. It would almost be rude not to.

Cream Jacquard Necklace Skater Dress £45 from River Island

This looks like a lovely wintery dress doesn’t it? I can imagine doing all manner of pretty wintery activities wearing this number. It would most probably be totally impractical to go ice-skating in but gosh darn it, you’d look nice wouldn’t you? Until you fall over that is. Lovely stuff, River Island, lovely stuff.

Printed Dress with Crossover Back £49.99 from Zara

I love this very pretty navy dress from Zara. The floral print is all sorts of lovely and I find that shape and style of dress to be extremely flattering. The cut out detail on the back makes it stand out from all the other millions of floral dresses I love and, thus, gives me the perfect excuse to buy it. Well played.

Winter Audrey Dress £79.00 from Boden

When it comes to modern vintage, Boden are just superb. I simply love this 60s inspired Aubrey dress from their new collection. Giant polka-dots for the win! The good news is Boden have kindly knocked 30% off the price of dresses (at the time of writing that is), the bad news is you might have a job on your hands obtaining your size.

Darling Bow A-Line Dress £18.75 from Forver 21

Winter pastels is a trend I would dearly love to tap into but sadly, due to limited funds, it just hasn’t happened for me. This lovely little sugary pink dress from Forever 21 could well be the answer to my cheapskate prayers as I would no doubt happily cavort about in it come spring but in the meantime I can happily team it with white woolly tights and my bobble hat. Trendy! Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #20