Hello and welcome to the 37th Accessories to Murder. Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent! Without further ado, here’s a bumper list of the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted. It’s a sale special! Click here to check out the Accessories to Murder archives.
That’s all for now folks. Until next week, keep accessorising!
Oliver Bonas is one of our favourite stores! If we see a branch when we’re out and about, we are straight in there to peruse their wares. You can try, but you just can’t stop us! Their range is wonderfully diverse, from fun fashion to funky furniture, and everything is just so colourful and alluring. I (Victoria) am not much of an interiors enthusiast but there is something about their furniture collections that makes me weak at the knees. I put their Herbert Wood Chest on my Christmas list every year, and I will continue to do so until my husband Santa delivers. Keep your fingers crossed for me, yeah?
Something else I’ll be putting on my Christmas list this year is the Mint Textured Coat. It’s the candy-coloured coat of my dreams! I’m a big fan of it’s relaxed style and smooth texture. Relaxed and smooth…thinking about it, it’s a lot like me really. Me and this coat, we were mint to be! I promise I’ll keep it in mint condition.
Possibly even smoother than both me and the coat is the grey V Neck Teddy Bear Coat that Jo is wearing. When taking these pictures I found it nigh on impossible to stop stroking it. It could be the softest, loveliest coat ever made and it looks blooming awesome on. It’s hard to put into words exactly how delicately fluffy it is. All I can say is that I wish it came in blanket form.
Well hello there and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! Just when you thought I’d forgotten about you, eh? As Cher Horowitz would say, AS IF! I am back with a new roundup of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval…..
We begin with this bit of retro gorgeousness courtesy of the wonderful Boden, who continue to knock it out of the park season after season! That massive floral print is bloomin’ marvelous and who doesn’t love a cheeky little shift now and again?
Oh blimey, you should all know by now that the way to my clothes-loving heart is with a hot air balloon so naturally I was all over this Oliver Bonas frock when I spotted it in store! As well as the balloons this dress features adorable hand drawn images of famous landmarks from London, Paris and Pisa. It’s so pretty and perfect for Summer.
I love love love the colours of this chic little Warehouse dress! It’s just so darn bright and the 70s style and print are totally fab! I usually worry about a high neck but actually I think this dress would be super flattering.
This ship shape dress from Cutie (available from New Look and Modcloth) is really floating my boat! The tugboat illustrations are just lovely and make this simple dress so delightfully playful.
I wasn’t initially sure about the whole denim dress trend but thanks to seeing a lot of other bloggers looks fabulous in them I now find myself coveting this little beauty from Marks and Spencer. It just looks so nice! and so easy to wear! and I want one!
The new in section of F&F is a triumph at the moment, it really is. They’ve gone a bit 60s & 70s inspired dresses crazy and I for one am LOVING IT. This poppy print shirt dress is my pick of the bunch thanks to those dreamy sleeves.
I’ve also really been loving River Island of late and this neat little paisley print shirt dress is a fine example of why. The colours are just dreamy with the yellows, pinks, and browns all complimenting each other perfectly. Worn with the collar open and the sleeves rolled up, you my friend would be hot to trot.
Wimbledon might be over but surely strawberries and cream never truly goes out of style! I think this fruity number from Oasis looks good enough to eat and I am eyeing up ready for my sunny summer holiday next month!
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….
Oh my cod, things are certainly getting a bit cray cray at Cath Kidston HQ thanks to their delightful new river inspired prints! As a self-confessed CK addict, I have naturally fallen hook, line and sinker for all things underwater! I am loving the colourful fish number with its shirred waist (as seen on the cloud dress) but how beautiful does the blue and white sundress look? I think Summer 2015 is going to be the time and plaice for fishy fashion!
Surfs up! I love this fab new Hawaiian inspired prom dress from Oliver Bonas, which has a gorgeous pastel pallet and features some very lovely surfers riding the waves. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be accessoried with sunglasses, a beach and a Pina Colada. That’s what I’ll be doing anyway.
I am all about shirt dresses at the moment and this 1950’s inspired number from Boden is ticking all the rights boxes. That geo print is just retro heaven and the whole thing just looks fantastically flattering. I would happily trot into work in this first thing and then head straight out for drinks in it come 5. Living the dream…
This is possibly the most cheerful dress I’ve ever seen but, gosh darn it, who doesn’t love a bright, multi-coloured chevron dress? It also has super deep pockets so you can store extra sunglasses for your friends to borrow when they realise they can’t look directly at you. Excellent summer dress work, Louche.
I didn’t know the cactus was able to look so pretty but Australian brand Somedays Lovin’ have created this super lovely print featuring a whole prickly bunch of them! I really love the laid back style of this dress and look forward to floating around in it on a hot day (did someone say something about a beach and a pina colada?).
We always adore anything by Amy Laws and this 1950’s style floral affair is no exception! The dusky blue colour of the dress is gorgeous and who doesn’t want foxgloves growing around their hemline?
I thought the pom poms of last week were possibly going to be my Double Thumbs Dresses highlight of the year but here I find myself typing the words ‘atomic flamingo print’ and now I not so sure! This Collectif dress is brilliantly bonkers and features an array of watermelons, bannanas, pineapples and ummm ATOMIC FLAMINGOS (??!!). It might be the best thing I’ve ever seen.
Hello hello! It’s DT time again! Our roundup of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Let’s begin!
Holy baubles Batman, things are about to get FESTIVE! How beautiful is this trinkets print dress by Ted Baker? And would you look at that embellished collar? Stunning. It makes me want to put up my Christmas tree immediately. I love everything about it. Apart from the price, obviously.
Speaking of embellished collars, ding dong ASOS have brought out a stunner. It even has matching capped sleeves. Swoon! Those gem stones are just beautiful and look perfect set against the plain nude colour of the scuba dress. I’d move fast if you like it as I don’t think this little beauty will stick around for long (by this I mean that my size is already out of stock *SOBS*).
I made the mistake of watching the Cara Topshop video and now I want everything. And to be Cara. But that’s something we’ll address at an appropriate time. Anyway, this shift dress looks so great when teamed with a white blouse (and supermodel) plus it has diamante pockets. I think we’ve established that I am enjoying a little embellishment right now.
I don’t know, you wait all year for a deer print dress and then two come along at once. Typical. I spotted the Louche frock in Joy Bath last week whilst out shopping with Victoria and new instantly it was destined to be on Double Thumbs. The cartoon style print is SO cute and it’s the perfect alternative to a novelty Christmas jumper. It reminded Victoria of Bambi and me of Babycham. I’m not sure what this says about either of us but I think I come off worse. If you prefer your deers to be a bit more serious then the beautiful Oliver Bonas tea dress may be the frock for you, although they have described it as a “conversational deer” which made me laugh more than was perhaps necessary. The good news is neither dress is too, errr, dear.
I was already pretty in love with this George dress even before I realised it was part of a Disney villains (yes, really) inspired range. I mean, seriously, that’s pretty damn cool ASDA. The sizes keep going in and out of stock online so it might be one to hunt down in-store, perhaps take a couple of hapless henchmen to help.
I do so enjoy a sheer polka-dot (I mean, who doesn’t?) so this sixties style Sugarhill Boutique number is right up my street. I tend to go a bit crazy at this time of year with the glittery accessories and a dress like this is the perfect base to throw all the shiny things at. Party!
For as long as ASOS keep bringing out their super pretty, super flattering off the shoulder style prom dresses, I’m going to keep featuring them. Just so we’re clear, this is perfect.
Hello hello! It’s DT time! Our glorious roundup of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval.
When we visited the Cath Kidston AW14 press day a couple of weeks back we spent a lot of time fawning over their forthcoming prints and have been eagerly awaiting their arrival. I am therefore pleased to report that the Just In section of their website is currently a VERY EXCITING PLACE for an abundance of the new pieces have arrived, including both Clocks and Stop Thief! in delightful dress from! I really can’t decide which is my favourite, the charming vintage style of Clocks or the playful fun of Stop Thief! Time to hide my debit card.
How unbelievably gorgeous is this dress by Poem at Oliver Bonas?I did a little gasp when it arrived in my inbox. Firstly, I love Padstow so this dress was a winner before I had even looked at it properly. However, when I did have a closer inspection I discovered the prettiest print of pastel houses(!) and cute yachts! It’s all a bit dreamy.
Time for some macaron madness courtesy of Mod Dolly! I love this sweet loose fitting smock dress, especially with that gorgeous empire collar. I know I shouldn’t say this in a dress roundup but they also have this print in possibly the best two piece ever. Sorry, dresses.
I hadn’t heard of Collectif before their dresses started appearing on the Aspire Style website by my goodness they are all about the twirly dress perfection. This super summery floral dress is just stunning. Look at those adorable buttons!
The new Sugarhill Boutique collection is making me very happy at the moment! So much pretty! I really love this handdrawn unicorn print which I think looks especially lovely against that dusky blue colour. Plus, you can always count on SB for a good sleeve.
This is such a lovely bright dress from Miss Selfridge! It looks like the sun exploded all over it! It makes me want to go on holiday.
And last but not least is the bargain of the week from Peacocks! I love a good shirt dress and the gorgeous vibant florals make this one a really winner. I usually find Peacocks dresses to be a decent length too, making them perfect for work.
Hello! It’s Double Thumbs time again! Your round up of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Let’s get cracking.
Beep beep! The top spot this week has got to go to this ridiculously great London Buses print from the ever wonderful Cath Kidston! Will they ever bring out a bad print? We are off to their A/W press day on Thursday and I can only imagine the level of fan-girling that’s going to happen.
I am loving all the fruity prints on the high-street at the moment but, as a fan of all things yellow, the lemon has to be my favourite. This lovely summer dress by Louche is available from Joy, who are opening up in Bristol this week! Be warned, bank balance. Be warned.
Victoria and I popped into Monsoon last week and spent a good while cooing over their Fusion range. This vintage inspired floral print dress was a clear favourite! The pattern and shape are so pretty!
How adorable is this organza dress from Chicwish? It’s so cute! I love all of the embroidery detailing and the colours are just perfect.
This 60s style Motel dress is a bit of a winner in my eyes! Heck, anything which features the description ‘citrus waffle’ is always going to grab my attention. I am also always a sucker for a peter pan collar. Dreamy! Oh and FYI, you can get 20% off at Motel using the code ‘sheandhem’. You are welcome.
Bargain of the week comes in the style of this marvelous neon pink gingham dress from F&F! A tenner! It’s a great loose jersey fit, so perfect for those glorious summer BBQs…. I’ll take three!
Last but not least is this fabulous frock from Oliver Bonas. The floral print is simply stunning and the lightweight fabric, slightly flared skirt and short sleeves make it a perfect go to summer dress.
Hello! It’s Double Thumbs time again! Our weekly roundup of the fabulous frocks that have won our seal of approval. I hope you’ve taken your hayfever meds as things are about to get real floral.
Floral fancy number one comes courtesy of Poem at Oliver Bonas. It has got a lot of things going for it such as that super feminine pleated skirt, a perfect-for-summer cool light-weight fabric and, to cap it off, capped sleeves.
Yeah, alright, I know I can dream on but this Hobbs dress is so gorgeous. I love the shape, the colours and, most importantly, the collar! They rather marvelously describe this dress as “billowing”. I will happily billow for Hobbs.
Back on budget now with this blooming lovely dress from Dorothy Perkins. This dress is also a great shape and the colours look so pretty together.
FlamingWOAH what have we got going on here? This Coast scenic print dress is delightfully bonkers. I love it though and it’s nice to see them bringing the crazy.
Oasis are always a good bet for a nice summer dress and this one would certainly take you from garden parties to the beach with little trouble. The straps are adjustable too, which is handy.
Yep, it’s happened again! I believe this George dress to be the third pineapple print dress featured on Double Thumbs in as many weeks. The pineapple is clearly running rings around its fruity competition, eh?
White Stuff continue to impress with their gorgeous new collection of dresses. This dahlia print is so pretty and prim! It looks a decent length for work too, if that’s a deal breaker for you.
Way back in She and Hem history, Double Thumbs Dresses #14 to be precise, we featured a wonderful company called Weekend Doll! We quickly fell in love with their vintage inspired pieces, especially their modern take on 40s tea dresses and twirly 50s frocks! Heaven! We were therefore delighted when they got in touch to see if we would like to choose a dress each to feature. It’s a hard life sometimes.
J: I loved this blue chiffon Peter Pan Posey* collar dress from the moment I set eyes on it. It’s exactly what I look for in a dress in that it looks like the grown up version of something I would have worn when I was 7. Perfect. I’ve already worn it a few times and each time it has received numerous compliments – and not just from girls! I say! I’ve taken to wearing it with black accessories in my latest bid to look as much like an angry Alice in Wonderland as possible but I like teaming it with white tights and pastels too. The belt is from ASOS (the dress does comes with a red tie belt), the spot tights are from Oliver Bonas and my stomping boots are H! by Henry Holland. My heart sunglasses are an Amazon bargain.
V: I chose the delightful coral Maisy* dress. With it’s minty piping and beautiful big bow, it really stood out on Weekend Doll’s website. I had planned on wearing this as a day dress during the summer, but after slipping on some nude heels to take the photographs, the dress felt far too special! I’m now going to save it for a friends upcoming wedding. I kept my accessories really simple, wearing two pairs of sunglasses from Primark, as this pretty dress is definitely the star of the show!
We are only two days in to January and I am already struggling to contain my willpower when it comes to the sales. After indulging so much over Christmas, it always seems crazy to splurge on new things in the New Year but with so many massive discounts around it can be very hard to resist. I’ve rounded up my current wish-list and will be keeping a beady eye out for further reductions. Those of you who follow us on Instagram will know that I have already caved and bought the Topshop shoes! So shiny.