Double Thumbs Dresses #62

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 A/W arrivals happening at the moment so I have been slightly spoiled for choice! Frock on…

Cookie dress £65 from Lazy Oaf
Cookie dress £65 from Lazy Oaf

This Lazy Oaf dress is simply ridiculous. Whoever decided to put cartoon cookies, cola, peanut butter jelly and, wait, is that a watermelon? on a bright blue dress is my new hero. Just imagine rocking up to basically anything in this dress! You’d look pretty darn cool. Best print ever.

Chic Full Skirted Dress in Multi London Town £129 from Boden
Chic Full Skirted Dress in Multi London Town £129 from Boden

I really do have to take a deep breath before I visit the Boden website as I know I am going to want EVERYTHING and usually end up having a tab opening frenzy as I weep uncontrollably about how pretty it all is. Don’t even get me started on their new party frocks! But that’s enough about my private browsing, as among the new arrivals I spied this delightful new London print which is right up my street with its pretty houses, lampposts and bicycles all set against a gorgeous colour pallet of greys, yellows and pinks. I need.

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Cat dress £119 from Rachel Riley

This a-meow-zing dress from not Countdown’s Rachel Riley is the perfect combination of a delightful 50s shape (always a big fan of a matching belt too) and a super fun print. I really like the tan colour too which I can see looking rather lovely with blonde hair. Convenient that…

Love Cat Dress in Dogtooth £75.80 from Miss Patina
Love Cat Dress in Dogtooth £75.80 from Miss Patina

Well that’s a flippin’ excellent cat collar isn’t it? Miss Patina really do know how to make my bank balance fearful and their latest feline filled collection hasn’t helped in the slightest! This dress offers the best of both worlds for pet lovers everywhere with it’s combination of cat and dog(tooth)! Purrrfect! This one truly has me hot under the cat collar.

Swans Shirt Dress £55 from Cath Kidston
Swans Shirt Dress £55 from Cath Kidston

I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that this is my favourite of the new Cath Kidston prints! I love love love those gorgeous swans and I am excited to try out the new shirt dress style. I managed to miss out on the penguin dress earlier in the season so I will be snapping this one up quick sharp!

Lace Trim Long Sleeve Dress £35 from F&F
Lace Trim Long Sleeve Dress £35 from F&F

Yep, you read that right! This beautiful mustard frock is indeed from Tesco! It’s sheer perfection in every way from the colour to the vintage shape and holy moly can we discuss those sleeves? See you all in aisle seventies.

Abigail Hot Air Balloon Tunic Dress £48 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Abigail Hot Air Balloon Tunic Dress £48 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

This balloon print dress from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser was obviously going to catch my eye due to that fabulous print! I do love any opportunity to wear a fiesta and those balloons are particularly pretty. I’m also really loving the ease of wearing tunics at the moment as they are so fab for layering and now that it’s getting colder (brrr) I’ll soon be cracking out the chunky tights and knitwear.

Long Sleeve Babydoll Frill Dress £45 from Marks and Spencer
Long Sleeve Babydoll Frill Dress £45 from Marks and Spencer

Last but not least we have this beautiful pink babydoll dress from my loves, M&S. I find you can’t go wrong with a good ruffle or two and that neck is pretty special isn’t it? The blush colour is such a gorgeous shade and, well, do I even need to mention my love for those sleeves?

Until next time!

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #57

Hello hello and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! Our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval! What more could you ask for on this Bank Holiday weekend?

70's Dress with Fluted Sleeve in Retro Print £38 from ASOS
70’s Dress with Fluted Sleeve in Retro Print £38 from ASOS

First up we have this massive sleeved wonder dress from ASOS. It’s yellow, it’s 70’s and it went in my basket the moment I set eyes on it! I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the style but for under £40 I thought it was worth a go! You can see how I got on with my newly flared arms over on our Instagram

Map Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser
Map Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser
Heart Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser
Heart Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser

Uhoh, I’ve fallen head over heels for Rachel Riley‘s dresses! And no, before you starting Googling, it’s not the one from Countdown….although there are still some rather large numbers involved sadly! Much like our beloved Poppy, Rachel Riley design beautiful clothes for children but, as I have now discovered, they also have a range of wonderful pieces for ladies. Stocked over at House of Fraser, I am now obsessed with their vintage inspired prints and shapes! What a conundrum for my bank balance.

Mocha Floral Dress £59 from Louche at Joy
Mocha Floral Dress £59 from Louche at Joy

You can’t go wrong with a sassy splash of colour and this loud and proud floral from Louche at Joy is screaming Summer! That shade of green is particularly lovely and the reds, yellows and blues really pop when set against it. Gorgeous!

Carnation Blossoms Midi Dress £39.22 (sale price - full price is £46.13) from Chicwish
Carnation Blossoms Midi Dress £39.22 (sale price – full price is £46.13) from Chicwish

Be still my beating heart, what is this glorious Chicwish creation? It is simply perfect. The colours, the carnation print, those sleeves! Not to mention the super flattering cut and the cute little button up detail. Plus I always appreciate a nice belt. It makes me feel like I’m getting a free gift.  I really might need a lie down.

Raddery Dress £59.50 from Jack Wills
Raddery Dress £59.50 from Jack Wills

I do love a nice nautical and this is such a fab vintage style print from Jack Wills, featuring little sail boats, delightful old bridges, and what appears to be a man fishing from the comfort of his canoe. This dress is actually available in a different style on ASOS but I really love this take on the traditional skater dress. The fanned out skirt has perfect twirling potential!

Haute Flair Balloon Dress $79.99 from Modcloth
Haute Flair Balloon Dress $79.99 from Modcloth

I am always on the look out for hot air balloon prints (who isn’t) so you can imagine the gasping that happened when this little beauty appeared on Modcloth! I practically took off! I’d love it whatever but the adorable bow, the gorgeous teal and magenta hues, and the simple A-line shape really do make this one a winner for me.

Cowboy Sleeveless Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Cowboy Sleeveless Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

Last but not least is a dress that has been a long time coming! The cowboy print from Cath Kidston was one of the first of theirs that I truly fell in love with and it has always distressed me slightly that I’ve never been able to own a dress in the print. Well, consider me distressed no more as I was very happy to find this beauty in their latest collection! Yeehaw!

Jx

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