Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*

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.

Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Hello Sunshine Floppy Hat | Was £24 Now £19 | Oliver Bonas
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Slip Ons | Was £25.99 Now £12.99 | Pull and Bear
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Coral 1950’s Cat Eye Sunglasses | Was £20 Now £5 | Dahlia
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Metallic Loafers | Was £29 Now £10 | Le Redoute
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Lilac Bomber Jacket | Was £59 Now £40 | Topshop
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Dainty Heeled Sandal | Was £29 Now £15 | Topshop
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Ruffle Bandeau Swimsuit | Was £59.50 Now £29.75 | Boden
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Silver Mid Block Heels | Was £39.99 Now £18 | New Look
Accessories to Murder #37 *Sale Special*
Pink Spring Blazer | Was £59 Now £35 | Sugarhill Boutique

That’s all for now folks. Until next week, keep accessorising!

Vx

Winter warmers with Oliver Bonas

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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?

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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.

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V&Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #58

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…..

Harriet Shift Tunic Dress £69 from Boden
Harriet Shift Tunic Dress £69 from Boden

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?

Amelie City Print Sundress £59.50 from Oliver Bonas
Amelie City Print Sundress £59.50 from Oliver Bonas

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.

Floral Sleeveless Shift Dress £50 from Warehouse
Floral Sleeveless Shift Dress £50 from Warehouse

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.

White Boat Print Skater Dress by Cutie £32.00 from New Look or $59.99 from Modcloth
White Boat Print Skater Dress by Cutie £32.00 from New Look or $59.99 from Modcloth

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.

No Peep™ Denim Button Through Shirt Dress £45 by Limited Edition from Marks and Spencer
No Peep™ Denim Button Through Shirt Dress £45 by Limited Edition from Marks and Spencer

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!

Poppy Print Shirt Dress £25 from F&F
Poppy Print Shirt Dress £25 from F&F

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.

Paisley Print Shirt Dress by River Island £50 from ASOS
Paisley Print Shirt Dress by River Island £50 from ASOS

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.

Strawberry Cami Dress £32 from Oasis
Strawberry Cami Dress £32 from Oasis

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!

Jx

 

Double Thumbs Dresses #56

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….

River Fish Cotton Dress with Shirred Waist £60 by Cath Kidston
River Fish Cotton Dress with Shirred Waist £60 by Cath Kidston
River Fish Mono Cotton Beach Dress £55 from Cath Kidston
River Fish Mono Cotton Beach Dress £55 from Cath Kidston

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!

Honolulu Print Prom Dress £59.50 from Oliver Bonas
Honolulu Print Prom Dress £59.50 from Oliver Bonas

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.

Iris Shirt Dress in Red Graphic Geo £79 from Boden
Iris Shirt Dress in Red Graphic Geo £79 from Boden

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…

Gretal Stripe Sundress £55 by Louche from Joy
Gretal Stripe Sundress £55 by Louche from Joy

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.

How Sweet Cactus Dress in White £45 by Somedays Lovin' from Urban Outfitters
How Sweet Cactus Dress in White £45 by Somedays Lovin’ from Urban Outfitters

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?).

Wild at Heart Dress £55 from There's Only One Amy Laws
Wild at Heart Dress £55 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

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?

Dolores Doll Atomic Flamingo Print Dress £60 from Collectif
Dolores Doll Atomic Flamingo Print Dress £60 from Collectif

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.

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #47

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!

Glittering Trinkets Tunic £149
Glittering Trinkets Tunic £149 from Ted Baker at John Lewis

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.

Embellished Collar Prom Dress £60
Embellished Collar Prom Dress £60 from ASOS

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*).

Brocade Paisley Shift £65 from Topshop
Brocade Paisley Shift £65 from Topshop

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.

Julita Deer Dress £65
Julita Deer Dress £65 from Louche at Joy
Deer Print Dress £59.50 by Poem at Oliver Bonas
Deer Print Dress £59.50 by Poem at Oliver Bonas

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.

Graduate Fashion Week Belted Disney Villains Dress £30 from George at Asda

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.

Katy Dress £49 from Sugarhill Boutique

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!

Beautiful Floral Printed Midi Prom Dress £85
Beautiful Floral Printed Midi Prom Dress £85 from ASOS

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.

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #41

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.

Clocks Sleeveless Jacquard Dress £65
Clocks Sleeveless Jacquard Dress £65 by Cath Kidston
Stop Thief! Sleeveless Dress £55
Stop Thief! Sleeveless Dress £55 by Cath Kidston

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.

Padstow Print Prom Dress £59.50 from Oliver Bonas
Padstow Print Prom Dress £59.50 from Oliver Bonas

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.

Molly Macaron Smock Dress £55 by Mod Dolly
Molly Macaron Smock Dress £55 by Mod Dolly

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.

Dolores Dress Summer Bouquet £65
Dolores Dress Summer Bouquet £65 by Collectif from Aspire Style

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!

Unicorn Dress £46
Unicorn Dress £46 from Sugarhill Boutique

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.

Sunshine Shift Dress £45
Sunshine Shift Dress £45 from Miss Selfridge

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.

Womens Printed Shirt Dress £14 from Peacocks
Womens Printed Shirt Dress £14 from Peacocks

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.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #40

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.

 London Buses Sleeveless Jacquard Dress £65.00
London Buses Sleeveless Jacquard Dress £65 by Cath Kidston

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.

Kiah Lemon Dress £49
Kiah Lemon Dress £49 by Louche at Joy

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.

Peyton Wrap Dress £79
Peyton Wrap Dress £79 from Monsoon

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! 

Fairland Blue Floral Embroidered Organza Dress £40.28 (sale price)
Fairland Blue Floral Embroidered Organza Dress £40.28 (sale price) from Chicwish

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.

Alice Skater Dress In Citrus Waffle £40
Alice Skater Dress In Citrus Waffle £40 by Motel

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.

Gingham Empire Waist Dress £10
Gingham Empire Waist Dress £10 from F&F

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!

Cross Stitch Dress £55 by Poem at Oliver Bonas
Cross Stitch Dress £55 by Poem at Oliver Bonas

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.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #38

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.

Louella Print Sun Dress £59 by Poem from Oliver Bonas
Louella Print Sun Dress £59 by Poem from Oliver Bonas

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.

Invitation Audley Dress £199 from Hobbs
Invitation Audley Dress £199 from Hobbs at House of Fraser

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.

Floral Neoprene Dress £28 from Dorothy Perkins
Floral Neoprene Dress £28 from Dorothy Perkins

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.

Flamingo Print Dress £75 from Coast
Flamingo Print Dress £75 from Coast

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.

Floral Blossom Bandeau Dress
Floral Blossom Bandeau Dress £35 from Oasis

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.

Pineapple Print Dress £12 from George at Asda
Pineapple Print Dress £12 from George at Asda

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?

Dahlia Dress £55 from White Stuff
Dahlia Dress £55 from White Stuff

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.

Until next time!

Jx

 

Weekend Doll

She and Hem| Weekend DollWay 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.

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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.

She and Hem| Weekend Doll

She and Hem| Weekend Doll

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!

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She and Hem| Weekend DollShe and Hem| Weekend Doll

Thanks Weekend Doll!

J&V

All Hail the Sale

Hello!

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.

Cooperative Velvet Trim Doll Coat £30 (was £125) from Urban Outfitters
MARTIE T Bar Geek Shoes £10 (was £32) from Topshop
Granny's attic mini bag WAS £42 NOW £21
Granny’s attic mini bag £21 (was £42) from Aspire Style
Louche Hender Fluffy Jumper £25 (was £45) from Joy

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