She and Home: Fashion Bloodhound

Francis Hotel

Last night we hopped, skipped and jumped over to Bath for Fashion Bloodhound, a designer shopping event at the Francis Hotel. Fashion Bloodhound specialise in buying and selling pre-owned designer clothes and this, their ‘Winter Showcase’, aimed to provide high-end fashion fans with the opportunity to browse a selection of their pieces whilst quaffing champagne and eating yummy sweeties from Cakey Couture. How refined.

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We are both label lovers but sadly our budget is usually more Primark than Prada. This doesn’t stop us from dreaming though and it was an extremely pleasant experience to peruse the usually unobtainable juggernauts of fashion in such a relaxed atmosphere. The prices were good too, although even with such huge markdowns we still couldn’t afford a lot of it *insert tiny violins*. However, the glamorous fashionistas in attendance were certainly having a ball with Marc Jacobs, Prada and Burberry all piled high in the dressing room. Continue reading She and Home: Fashion Bloodhound

Double Thumbs Dresses #16

Have no fear frock fans, for I am back with another dose of dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Hold on to your hem lines.

Black Floral ‘So Sweet’ Definition Swing Dress £50 from Lady V London

Regular readers will know that we are slightly obsessed with Lady V. Heck, we essentially wrote them a love letter a couple of months ago. The obsession is about to be pushed to new levels, as not only have they just released a stunning high definition collection but said dresses come with a matching headband. OH YES PLEASE. The above dress is my absolute favourite print from the new collection! I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for a tea dress version as, although I love a swing dress, I think the tea shape suits me down to a, er, ‘T’.

Phoebe Bow Dress £95.00 from People Tree
Phoebe Bow Dress £95.00 from People Tree

I’m still trying to embrace the tartan renaissance and this beautiful budget buster from People Tree is certainty just the ticket. I love that sneaky bow. More dresses should have sneaky bows.

Lemur Print Shirt Dress £45 from Yumi

At first glance, I though this was just another pretty floral dress from Yumi. But, just as I was about to scroll gaily on by, I noticed that the dress title contained the word ‘lemur’. I was intrigued. It was then that I learnt that this isn’t just a floral dress! It’s a floral dress with interspersed lemurs! More dresses should have interspersed lemurs.

My Sweet Art Dress $89.99 by Bea & Dot from Modcloth

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Double Thumbs Dresses #15

Morning Hemsters,

Apologies for the slight delay in your weekly dress fix but hopefully there’s no better way to kick off your Monday than with a round up of the beautiful dresses considered to be worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Go grab your coffee, I’m going in.

Wild Ponies Dress £60 from Cath Kidston

Giddy up girl, Cath Kidston has brought out yet another print for us all to covet. This dress is not only completely beautiful with the stunning print but it also has a work friendly hem line, sleeves and pockets! As always with Cath, this dress disappeared off the website just as soon as it arrived but. before you despair, I’ve seen plenty in store. Wild horses couldn’t keep me away etc etc.

Vintage Rose Dress £49.95 from White Stuff

White Stuff are always a safe bet for a pretty dress but I don’t tend to associate them with more vintage inspired prints. This rose print number is just gorgeous and looks super flattering and comfortable. This fab frock  is also proving to be a pesky one to track down to purchase online but is also available at House of Fraser and John Lewis

Rockabilly Robin Dress £55 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

A cheep and cheerful little number here from the ever wonderful There’s Only One Amy Laws. The 50s shape and vibrant red colour are totally fab and once you throw in those delightful robins, you’ve got one heck of a dress on your hands.

Glitter Tunic £45.00 from Warehouse

Bonfire night is fast approaching so it’s obviously wise to invest in a nice little sparkler right about now. This glittery Warehouse number ticks all the seasonal boxes for me and could well be my new party dress! Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #15