Double Thumbs Dresses #17

Hey Hemsters!

In need of a mid week pick me up? Well look no further than this week’s round up of the dresses deemed deserving of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. Warning: this week may contain sparkle.

Floral Jacquard Dress
Floral Jacquard Dress £85 by ‘Loved by Mollie’ for Oasis

I’m not usually one for a celebrity fashion line but I’ll admit my interest was piqued when glossy haired purveyor of short shorts, and Victoria’s style crush, Mollie King threw her fashionable hat into the ring this week with the launch of her Oasis edit. Personally, I was expecting a lot of the aforementioned short shorts plus maybe a nice blazer or two. What I was not expecting was this incredible vintage inspired floral jacquared dress. Holy Moly Mollie, what are you trying to do to me? I just love love LOVE everything about this dress. The  winter floral colours are divine and it looks like it would fit like a dream. Have I mentioned the sleeves? Look at those sleeves! And I’ve managed to get through this entire paragraph without making a single Saturdays joke! Things are looking Up…

Textured Fit and Flare Dress £45 by Poem from Oliver Bonas

You’ll cut the mustard in this, errr, mustard dress from Oliver Bonas‘ in-house collection, Poem. This is the sort of dress that I would wear at least once a week. It’s an absolute A/W staple and I can already think of at least 507 ways I could wear it. Bonus points to Bonas who have teamed it on the website with a lovely big necklace and silver shiny dancing shoes. I think it would look equally as special with big boots and a long chunky cardy.

Limited Edition No Peep™ Faux Pearl Embellished Collar Spotted Shirt Dress - Marks & Spencer
Faux Pearl Embellished Collar Spotted Shirt Dress £45 from Marks and Spencers

You may remember last week that I was dribbling with desire over a rather lovely polka-dot dress that Victoria had pinned over on a Pinterest board (subtle come follow us on Pinterest plug). Well, imagine what happened when I spied this little stunner from M&S? EVEN MORE DRIBBLE THAT’S WHAT. It has a pearl collar for goodness sake! What a triumph. It’s a lovely shape and M&S even promise to maintain your modesty with ‘concealed extra buttons’. However if you read the reviews it apparently comes up rather short. Modesty: unmaintained.

Cross Embellished Skater Dress £85.00 from Topshop

I genuinely thought someone famous was in my local Topshop when I walked in over the weekend. Such was the size of the crowd gathered around the above dress. The website doesn’t even do it justice, it’s simply beautiful and oh so sparkly! Can I mention New Years Eve in October? Probably not. Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #17

The height of fashion


I might be sticking my neck out here but I think giraffes are the next big thing in fashion. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at some of these.

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Giraffe Print Scarf £6 from ASOS

First up we have this lovely ASOS scarf. It’s an absolutely gorgeous colour and has great big giraffe silhouettes roaming all over it. What’s not to love? The news just keeps getting better though as it’s currently in the sale for £6. Your neck will thank you.

Kissing Giraffe Pleated Skirt £38 from Topshop

Topshop appear to have the monopoly on giraffe prints (seriously, go type ‘giraffe’ into their search) but I think this skirt is the pick of the bunch. I mean, the giraffes are kissing (insert necking joke here)! on your skirt! THAT’S SO CUTE. It does look quite short but you could just throw it on over leggings and head out on your merry way.

Giraffe Print Top £25.99 from Zara

I am a big fan of this giraffe top from Zara. It looks lovely and light, so perfect for summer wear,  it looks super flattering and the different colours and prints on the giraffes make it that bit more unusual.  A perfect top to throw on with jeans and head to the pub in.

Bronti Giraffe Print Shirt £70 from Tommy Hilfiger

Now this is what you call a Fun Shirt. I was pretty much sold on the yellow giraffes alone but then I noticed that the collar and cuffs have their own jazzy giraffe print! That’s almost too fun. Put your feet up Tommy Hillfiger, you’ve earned it.

Black Sheer Giraffe Tights £8.50 from Topshop

See what I mean about Topshop? How great are these tights?!! I am currently stuck in a polka dot tight rut and I think these might just be the tights to break the habit. I haven’t managed to track them down in store just yet but I’m off to London this week so it’s really only a matter of time. In my head they will go with absolutely everything I own. Fingers crossed the reality meets up to the expectation.

Afternoon Safari Pencil Skirt £98 from Anthropologie

Here’s Anthropologie showing us how to do the ‘sensible giraffe’. This skirt has a great shape that will really flatter. It’s a tad pricey but you could get away with wearing it all year round and would lend itself to work and play. And did I mention it has pockets? It has pockets.

Safari As I Know It Dress $49.99 (£34) from Modcloth

Goodness me Modcloth really do have something to suit every occasion don’t they? I constantly find myself completely overwhelmed by how many brilliant things they have. If only they weren’t so far away! This bubblegum pink dress is just another thing to add to my ever growing wishlist and just screams adorable.  I am loving the length, the belted waist and the choice of colours used for the giraffes, some of them even have little polka-dots!  The only down side is the keyhole design used on the back which means I would definitely be resort to wearing it with a cardigan most of the time.

Beatrice Dress London in Mustard £125.99 from Poppy

I am surely not the only person who often feels burning rage that they don’t make little girls clothes in adult sizes.  They always get the cutest stuff! Well, I shall be frustrated no more as I have now discovered possibly the great place on earth in Poppy. They make their own original storybook inspired outfits for children AND adults. In your face, pesky children. I literally squealed looking through all the adorable clothes on offer. All of the designs are based on the adventures of ‘Poppy’ who in this particular dress is seeing the sights of London whilst riding a giraffe (I know, right?). I really love it in mustard  but it does comes in other colours and is extremely versatile as you can wear it with the v neck at the front or back. Swoon.