The Circus is in Town

She and Hem | The Circus is in Town

One of the things we love most about blogging is discovering exciting new brands so we were delighted when Carousel, an independent clothing store in Dublin, got in touch with us to see if we were familiar with their clothing line, Circus. We knew we were onto a winner when we opened up the website to be greeted with an abundance of vintage inspired prints and shapes! A new She and Hem favourite was immediately crowned.

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We were quite overwhelmed with the amount of fun prints on offer so decided it would be nice to style some separates. Being the proven hot air balloon enthusiasts that we are, we were both drawn to blouses* which bore balloons! Aren’t they cute? As they always say, you can never have too many balloons in your wardrobe. They both have pretty smashing bows too and they fit delightfully. Skirt-wise, Victoria plumped for the hot pink anchor print skirt* which has a lovely, and flattering, retro shape. The shades of pink work so nicely together and really make for a rather special outfit. My eyes were immediately drawn to the Peggy Sunnies Skirt*. Due to my tendency to sport red heart sunglasses on a daily basis, it seemed meant to be! It’s such an excellent print and despite being slightly fearful of the below the knee length, I actually found it to be a rather nice change and it will no doubt be the perfect hem line come the (even) colder weather.

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We are so happy to have discovered Circus and absolutely adore their love for nostalgia inspired fashion! If you are in Dublin you should definitely go and check out their shop as it looks like a real treasure trove of modern vintage mixed with the genuine article. We’ll see the rest of you on the website!


Victoria wears The Marlene Balloon Blouse* and The Anita Anchor Skirt* both from Circus | Jo wears the The Anna Blouse* and The Peggy Sunnies Skirt* both from Circus

Double Thumbs Dresses #11

Hey there dress fans! Long time no see! Apologies for my long absence but I am hoping that this super novelty print special edition of Double Thumbs Dresses will placate you somewhat. There are a ridiclous amount of fabulous frocks around at the moment! It’s really playing havoc with my bank balance – and my thumbs! Anyhoo, I’ve rounded up my personal favourites for you! Enjoy! x

Sweetie Print Tea Dress 46 from Topshop
Sweetie Print Tea Dress 46 from Topshop

This sweet little number has been doing the rounds on a lot of blogs and it’s not hard to see why! Topshop have really been having fun with their prints this season but this is one of the first times I have seen them use those fun prints on a dress! I literally applauded when it appeared on my desktop and ordered it straight away. I can confirm that it’s brilliant, although perhaps a little low cut for daytime wear.

Mushroom Dress £65 from Cath Kidson

Speaking of fun, you don’t get much more fun than a giant colorful mushroom! As usual, Cath Kidston have knocked it out the park with this playful print.  Does it make anyone else think of Super Mario? That’s definitely a good thing, FYI.   I love the shape and length of these dresses as they are just perfect for work and play.

Woody Woodland Tunic £65 by Louche from Joy
Julita-Country Dress £59.00 by Louche from Joy

Next up are these two exceptionally lovely dresses from Louche, both of which are available from Joy. I absolutely adore the woodland scene on the tunic dress! Very Animals of Farthing Wood chic! I’m not usually a tunic wearer myself but I can really see it looking lovely with black tights and some chunky boots come A/W.  It has gone straight to the top of my lust list. The second print is what we’ve come to expect from Louche, a brilliant, barmy and cutesy print featuring cows, cats, houses, plants, dogs, frogs….I could go on. It’s a beautiful colour and shape. I’m digging the full skirt. Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #11