Double Thumbs Dresses #89

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! We both had our babies over Christmas and New Year (check out our Instagram for lots of baby spam) so the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat while we both spend time with our beautiful newborns and learn how to function on very little sleep! I am just about coming out of the foggy mess that was the first few weeks and, as my baby has decided to take a nap, I thought I’d dust off the old keyboard and find some dreamy dresses!

*FYI click on the image for a direct link to the dress*

Stripe Belted Dress £55 from Yumi
Stripe Belted Dress £55 from Yumi

First up, we are absolutely loving the new Yumi collection! It’s full of beautiful bold colours, fun prints and some excellent frocks! Our pick of the bunch is this Kate Spade-esque striped beauty. It’s a clear winner and, thanks to those lovely buttons, breast feeding friendly too! Hoorah.

Posy Shirt Dress £90 from Boden
Posy Shirt Dress £90 from Boden

We always love seeing what Boden have up their highly fashionable sleeve and their latest offerings are, as is to be expected, rather wonderful indeed. We are digging this retro long-sleeved shirt dress (BF friendly once again!) that has a super flattering fit and flare shape. It is however the fab botanical garden print that makes this one a knock out! If pink isn’t your thang it’s also available in navy.

Flower Power Pleats Dress £95 from & Other Stories
Flower Power Pleats Dress £95 from & Other Stories

Oh my God it’s like a magical unicorn threw up on a dress! This & Other Stories number is simply heavenly. It has everything! Pleats! Frills! Buttons! Colours! Sleeves! Flares! As the kids say, I die.

Ponte Fluted Dress £22 from Tu Clothing at Sainsburys
Ponte Fluted Dress £22 from Tu Clothing at Sainsburys

How dreamy is this dress by TU? I always find Sainsbury’s have incredible clothes but sadly for me (not so much for my bank balance) my local store doesn’t stock fashion. It’s a good job they sell some of their pieces online now! Anyhoo, I’m totally obsessed with those fluted sleeves!

Fast Cars Pleated Dress £75 from Cath Kidston
Fast Cars Pleated Dress £75 from Cath Kidston
Dino Sleeveless Dress £60 from Cath Kidston
Dino Sleeveless Dress £60 from Cath Kidston

Argh my novelty print klaxon cannot cope with these new Cath Kidston dresses! I also cannot cope with the fact that I won’t be able to wear either until I’ve stopped breast feeding. I NEED BUTTONS, PEOPLE. The fast car print is excellent fun and I actually really love the beige colour it’s set against. This new CK shape with sleeves and pleats is also a winner and one I hope we see more of in the future. The roarsome dinosaurs are also a sure fire hit especially as they appear on the classic CK sleeveless shape. I am all about those hidden pockets.

Poppy Print Waisted Dress £46 from Warehouse
Poppy Print Waisted Dress £46 from Warehouse

As my new baby (have I mentioned that I had a baby?) is called Poppy, it’s only right that my wardrobe should be full of them. Weirdly, the high street seems to know about this as poppy prints seem to be popping up left right and center. This Warehouse number is my current fave, mostly due to that stretchy waistband. I am all about a bit of stretch right now.

Floral Print Ruffle Trim Dress £62 from Next
Floral Print Ruffle Trim Dress £62 from Next

Good ol’ Next have got some lovely pieces in at the moment. There’s just so much detail on this stunning floral print and the high neck looks so fab with the ruffles and long sleeves. Dreamy.

Ruffle Striped Shift Dress £45 from M&S
Ruffle Striped Shift Dress £45 from M&S

Speaking of ruffles, I am also a big fan of this nautical but nice striped shift dress from M&S. It’s such a great silhouette and, praise be, there are buttons!

Frilled dress £25.99 from Pull and Bear
Frilled dress £25.99 from Pull and Bear

Last but not least, it would be remiss to be this close to Valentine’s Day and not feature a red dress! This frilled frock from Pull and Bear ticks all the V Day boxes and it’s a bit of a bargain too. You’re welcome.

Jx

Zoo Time with Bryony

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This zoo print beauty is from She and Hem favourites Bryony* (formerly Poppy) and is aptly called ‘Walking Zoo’. It never ceases to amaze me how many people stop me in the street to ask were this frock is from – it’s definitely not one to wear when you’re feeling shy. On this particular day, no less than seven people complimented me and wanted to know where it was from! I can’t say I blame them.

It’s not just the stunning animal print that makes me love this dress so, oh no, it has a multitude of dress talents. Firstly, the bright red colour which is so eye catching and makes me smile whenever I see it hanging up in my wardrobe. It really is the loveliest colour and, having washed it many a time now, still looks as good as the day it arrived. I also love the long sleeves (although there is a capped sleeve version should you be so inclined) which guarantee i’ll be wearing it all year long! Finally, it’s has pockets. A true triumph.

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I absolutely cannot wait to see what Bryony come up with next!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #61

Hello frock fans and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses. It’s time once again to take a gander at the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. Let’s crack on!

'Saphy' Mint Retro TV Print Rockabilly Dress £34.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Saphy’ Mint Retro TV Print Rockabilly Dress £34.99 from Lindy Bop

Channel your inner silver screen star with this TV print dress from Lindy Bop. The print is just totally fabulous and the shape and style gets a rave review from me. It all looks lovely set against the dreamy mint colour and the black detailing contrasts fabulously. I think the chances of me not buying this dress are pretty remote.

'Matilda' Bicycle Rockabilly Shirt Dress £34.99 by Lindy Bop
‘Matilda’ Bicycle Rockabilly Shirt Dress £34.99 by Lindy Bop

Sticking with Lindy Bop, who you might say have switched things up a gear, we have this wheely rather lovely red and blue bicycle print number! Who doesn’t love a flattering v-neck eh? and that wide flared skirt is the stuff of my dreams!

Aristocat Dress £69.80 from Miss Patina
Aristocat Dress £69.80 from Miss Patina

If you can look past the beret and the camera (I need both stat) you will see that this super pretty dress from Miss Patina is covered in instrument playing cats. INSTRUMENT PLAYING CATS! CATS PLAYING INSTRUMENTS! There’s one tinkering the ivories, one appears to be quite the competent cellist and obviously I am all about that tabby playing the accordion. Best print ever? Adorable.

Leona £49.99 by Voodoo Vixen
Leona £49.99 by Voodoo Vixen

But then again how incredible is this 50’s diner inspired frock from Voodoo Vixen? There’s a lot going on and it’s all so much fun! Just look at those jiving couples! They are simply having the best time ever and the jukeboxes, musical notes and, errrm, burgers all help to create quite the spectacular (and super colourful) print.

Elsie in Mustard Rabbits £129 from Poppy
Elsie in Mustard Rabbits £129 from Poppy

I’ll stop rabbiting on in a minute but first I have to tell you how hopping mad I am about this bunny print dress from Poppy England! As well as being covered in adorable white rabbits, this dress is in such a fabulous shade of mustard AND it has a massive bow! Tripple win!

Blue Winter Trees £75 from Emily and Fin
Blue Winter Trees £75 from Emily and Fin

I almost didn’t see the dress for the trees! The colours of this Emily and Fin dress are just stunning and make me long for wintery days so that I can stomp around the woods in it whilst sporting my big girl boots and woolly tights. I’m also quite obsessed with those sleeves! Dreamy.

Lace and Pleat Detail Mini Dress £48 from ASOS
Lace and Pleat Detail Mini Dress £48 from ASOS

I really don’t know when and where I can get away with wearing this chiffon ASOS dress but by golly I would like to find an occasion. Obviously the colour is to die for but there’s also so much beautiful lace detailing in those sheer sections! Oh to be brave enough…

Festival Sequin Dazzle Shift Dress £48 from ASOS
Festival Sequin Dazzle Shift Dress £48 from ASOS

Last but not least is this little corker from ASOS! I actually bought this dress back in July as a last minute ‘I don’t know what to wear on my birthday’ panic buy. It turned out to be an excellent decision as, despite not being my usual fit and flare kinda style, I’ve received no end of compliments each time I have worn it. It is possibly the most sparkly dress on the planet so if you like the idea of being a human disco ball, this is the dress for you.

Jx

Hem and Away: The Story Museum

Hem and Away: The Story Museum

Once upon a time we took a trip to the land of Oxford to visit the magical world of the Story Museum. We had so much fun exploring this delightfully quirky wonderland that we couldn’t help but dedicate a whole post to our adventures. Shall we continue?

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Since opening in 2009, the museum has been steadily working to create an international centre that’s dedicated to celebrating all forms of storytelling. Thanks to a willing army of volunteers (who are all very helpful and friendly), teachers, artists, and authors they have been transforming what they have called a ‘dilapidated building’ (but what is now more sort of charmingly ‘shabby chic’) into the most incredibly fun place to spend an afternoon. We honestly had so much fun there, it really does make you feel like a big kid!

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Just when you thought we couldn’t get any more ridiculous! You can imagine how happy we were when we stumbled across ‘The Changing Room’ where you are encouraged to throw on all sorts of ludicrous fancy dress and then sit on a giant talking throne! We spent a fairly unreasonable amount of time here.

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Much merriment was also had as we wandered around the ‘Draw me a story’ exhibition which features six fabulous illustrators. It was wonderful to see their original artwork, prints and sketchbooks as well as seeing so many children getting involved with the workshops and chatting to the the artist in residence!

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On the top floor of the Story Museum you are treated to the extreme reading room in which you can sit and read (books are provided) in all manor of ridiculous spots including a garden shed, a cage or, if you’re like us, one or two boats! You are then invited to pop on a dressing gown and enter the ‘Time for bed’ room in which you will find a 15ft bed, complete with patchwork quilt. This quite magical space is all lit up with fairy-lights and is, quite possibly, the comfiest room in the land!

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 Have you read our guide to Oxford

Hem and Away: Oxford

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We were recently invited by First Great Western to take part in their #BeAGreatWesterner campaign which aims to showcase the excellent places you can visit by hoping on one of their trains. We decided to take this opportunity to venture 90 minutes up the line to beautiful Oxford for a weekend city break as, despite meeting there at a festival, neither of us had ever spent any time in the city itself.

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Taking our love for hotel bars to the extreme, we checked into The Malmaison – a former prison which just so happens to also be a medieval castle! But of course! It certainly is a very impressive sight and we had a lot of fun exploring the hotel and its impressive grounds. With a central location and incredible cocktail bar, it was without doubt the nicest prison either of us has ever stayed in.

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Whenever we visit anywhere new we always spend an obscene amount of time scouring Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for nice places to eat and drink. Thankfully Oxford didn’t disappoint! We can highly recommend The Modern Baker for their delicious green macha latte and their ridiculous array of yummy cakes! We also had a great time in Brew drinking coffee whilst listening to The National on their record player – the dream! For dinner we visited SoJo to sample their much raved about dim-sum (turns out it deserves all the raves) and the fab Turl Street Kitchen, whose menu changes every day depending on what’s in season. We thought their two courses for £14.50 deal was a bit of a Saturday night bargain and oh my god look at those puddings!

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We spent a lot of time just wandering around gawping at all of the pretty buildings as it really is an incredibly stunning city! We coincidentally managed to time our visit to coincide with the last day of exams so the atmosphere was one of great jubilation and we loved watching all the happy students covering each other with flour and silly-string! We also had a great time at the Story Museum which had been at the very top of our ‘to do’ list. We actually had so much fun there that we are going to dedicate a whole post to it! We also found time to visit the very Instagramable Modern Art gallery to see Lynn Hershman’s Origins of the Species (Part 2), as seen above, which is on until 9th August.

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See? Pretty beautiful! After spending a long time browsing the historic Covered Market as the rain poured down outside, we were relieved to see some sunshine and decided to make the most of it by paying a visit to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens followed by a mosey around Christ Church college. There’s just so much to look at! Did we miss any Oxford gems? If so, let us know, as we need an excuse to go back!

J&V

 

Kew the new Poppy collection

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If you are a regular reader of our blog you will know how much we love Poppy. So much so that dresses from the Budgie Collection even feature on our blog business cards! They are so pretty, there is really nothing fowl about them!  Poppy are really spoiling us this season, as they have not only released the Budgie Collection, but also the insanely gorgeous Kew Gardens Collection. Inspired by a day trip to Kew Gardens, the fun floral prints are so good that we may need to call the garden police for some lawn and order. They are definitely our favourite designs since the Hardware Collection.

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During our photoshoot with the lovely Poppy team for the seriously cool Snowstorm Collection, we were very lucky ladies indeed and posed for a few photographs in these four glorious pieces before they were even released! Thanks Poppy! Above Victoria wears the Iris Navy Budgie dress and Jo wears the Mabel White Budgie dress. Below, Victoria wears the Freda Orchard White, and Jo wears Freda Kew Gardens, whilst we try our hardest to look Kew(t).

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V&Jx

London Fashion Week AW15: Day Two

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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.

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Photo by Yahoo
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Photo by Yahoo
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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.

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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!

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Hellavagirl designer Helen with the models.

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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

A She and Hem Storybook

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Since taking the leap from avid blog readers, to bonny bona fide bloggers, we have been fortunate enough to be offered some wonderful opportunities that neither of us would ever previously have dreamed of. Each time an amazing email arrives in our inbox or when we receive an extra special tweet, we have to pinch ourselves that individuals and brands we have loved and coveted, often for much of our adult lives, enjoy our blog and value the time and effort we put in to making sure each post is special. There are the hours spent on Thesaurus.com trying to expand explicate our vocabularies lexicon, the sifting through the 99% of blog photos where our eyes are shut, flies are undone or we just look too awkward. Not to mention the cost of the constant stream of make up it takes to make us look half decent. Blogging can be time consuming and often a bit of a challenge, but we blooming love it. We get to work on our hobby on a daily basis! Quite honestly, even in the short space of time since we launched in 2013, She and Hem has been life changing.

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One of our most magical blogging days so far came in the form of the most fun we have ever had a photoshoot with Poppy. A brand we had featured time and time (and time) again before we had met, as we both absolutely adore every charming storybook inspired piece they design. Sometimes it’s OK to fangirl. Want to know a secret? Of course you do! Well, we’ve seen their new collection, and much like the Snowstorm collection featured here, it is all magnificent!

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Thank you to Bryony and everyone at Poppy for being so awesome and creating some of our favourite ever photos. You rock!

V&Jx

Down tools, it’s Poppy time!

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A couple of months ago we received a very exciting invitation from one of our favourite brands, Poppy, inviting us to London for a day of frolicking about in front of the camera whilst wearing a selection of their frocks! Errr, who could refuse that? We are both longtime Poppy fans thanks to their winning combination of adorable storybook inspired prints on big swooshy dresses so this was a bit of a dream come true for us! The only snag was, and this may come as a massive shock, but the two of us aren’t models (shut the front door) but we decided to throw our inhibitions out of the window, channeled our inner Cara and Karlie and set to work.

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And, as you can see, setting to work was exactly what was required as we successfully (we hope) negotiated all manner of props, real or otherwise, whilst wearing the glorious Hardware Store dress! It was so much fun and we loved being able to embrace the playfulness of the print, which is covered in wonderful illustrations including saws, brushes, pans and screwdrivers! It sure wasn’t hardware-ing these!

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Aside from helping us to quite literally brush up on our modelling skills, we both had such a surreal and fantastic time with the whole Poppy team! They were beyond lovely and made us both feel so at ease during what could have been quite an awkward experience. They were so encouraging and supportive as we faffed about in front of the camera and we are so thrilled with the results! It was also fantastic to meet the super talented Bryony who is the lady behind all of the Poppy adventures! She has even added some incredible illustrations to our photos which we love so much! We think she’s totally hit the nail on the head.

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How amazing is that tree?! Incredible.

The good news is that if you love the Hardware print as much as we do, Poppy are currently having a sale! The Hardware Store dress is going to be reduced for three whole days so screw whatever else it is you have to do and get wrenching that cash from your purse!

Look out for a special snowy Poppy post coming soon……

J&V

Double Thumbs Dresses #43

Hello hello! It’s Double Thumbs 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! 

Guest of Honor Dress in Balloons £56.99
Guest of Honor Dress in Balloons £56.99 (ish) by Effie’s Heart from Modcloth

I think we’ve successfully established that we really appreciate a good hot air balloon print, especially when it’s on a dress! This Effie’s Heart dress from Modcloth therefore ticks all of the right She and Hem boxes. Plus it has a massive bow. You just can’t argue with that level of brilliance

Yours Truly Dress £59
Yours Truly Dress £59 by Emily and Fin available to Pre Order from Aspire Style
Tea Time Dress £59
Tea Time Dress £59 by Emily and Fin available to Pre-Order from Aspire Style

Speaking of brilliance, the Emily and Fin A/W collection has truly blown my novelty print loving socks off. For the impatient among you (hi), a few of the pieces are already available to pre-order from Aspire Style. Look at those adorable little envelopes! Look at those adorable little forks! I can also promise you skiers, roaming deer and figure skaters in the future. Crikey.

Ava Long Sleeves in Brown Hardware Store £159
Ava Long Sleeves in Brown Hardware Store £159 from Poppy

Yet more torture for the bank balance as Poppy have also unveiled their A/W collection. There are a lot of lovely new prints to choose from but I instantly fell for this hardware print frock. I just hope I don’t feel like a tool in it.

Juniper Boucle Dress
Juniper Boucle Dress £59 from Monsoon

It may be August (emphasis on the may. Sunshine, why do you hate us?) but I have already found a contender for my Christmas and New Year dress. I love this sparkly 60’s inspired number from Monsoon. So shiny.

Princess Dress in Ivory £125 from Pretty Eccentric
Princess Dress in Ivory £125 from Pretty Eccentric

Whilst we were in Brighton last week we discovered our new favourite shop, Pretty Eccentric. We spent an embarrassing amount of time cooing over all of the fabulous dresses and totally fell in love with this stunning lace princess dress. We really need to go to more balls.

Skater Dress with Contrast Belt £28
Skater Dress with Contrast Belt £28 from ASOS

There’s something ever so pleasing about this ASOS skater dress. I love the navy and white together and can imagine throwing it on for any occasion. The shape is gorgeous too. A perfect ‘go to’ dress.

Trees and Bluebell Print Dress £75
Trees and Bluebell Print Dress £75 by Uttam Boutique from Yumi

This is quite the gorgeous print dress from Uttam. I adore the beautiful trees and flowers but those colours just take it to a whole other level of dreamy. Perfect.

Shift Dress in Scuba in Cat Print with Peplem Hem £38
Shift Dress in Scuba in Cat Print with Peplem Hem £38 from ASOS

Well, it seemed unlikely we were going to get through a Double Thumbs without any cats didn’t it?  Thank you dear ASOS for making this ridiculous purple pussy dress of wonder.

T-Shirt Smock Dress in Egg Print £55 from THE WHITEPEPPER
T-Shirt Smock Dress in Egg Print £55 from THE WHITEPEPPER

It’s no yolk, this really is an egg print smock dress! THE WHITEPEPPER have really gone to town with their Fry Up collection and I have to say it really is cracking. I know there will be a massive scramble for these so I’m going to buy one before they all get poached.

Sorry

Jx

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