Yumi by Lilah SS16 Collection

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How gorgeous is the Yumi by Lilah SS16 capsule collection? We’ve been swooning over those beautiful lace details since it appeared back in March. All the pieces are heavily influenced by 1960’s Paris which has, naturally, proved to be a bit of a winner on the chic front! Tres bien! We think Lilah (Parsons, of modelling and TV fame) has totally nailed the French girl vibe with her first go in the designers chair, with a collection full of pretty feminine silhouettes, denim details, rosy florals and major pops of red. There’s also a nice nod to a more Victorian vibe with a fair share of high collars and long sleeves to be found. As Lilah said herself, “think Paris meets Little House on the Prairie!”. We love it!

As a red lover, I desperately wanted to style the Embroidered Midi Shirt Dress*! It’s so delightfully retro and is giving me serious Orla Kiely vibes. Thankfully it’s just as stunning IRL and I am obsessed with the embroidery. I was a bit worried that the long sleeves (which are sheer and totally beautiful) would mean it wouldn’t really see much action until much later in the year but I should never have doubted the British weather. Turns out this is the perfect between season frock! I’ve been rocking it with a bare leg and flats for weeks. I teamed it with a pink belt (I’m all about the pink and red atm) and my GIANT red bow ballet shoes.

Victoria plumped for the rather lovely Broderie Anglaise Short Sleeve Shirt* which has the sweetest detailing. The 60’s shape with those little short sleeves and neat collar make it marvelously flattering and makes it the perfect ‘goes with anything’ shirt. She teamed it with the Denim A-Line Midi skirt which was a bit of a revelation for us both. We aren’t typical A-Line rockers but it looks such a surprisingly easy style to wear, plus it’s a key SS16 trend and we do like to be trendy. We also love the rose gold details! After much debate, Victoria decided to run with the 60’s theme and wore her Swixities Ball shoes from the V&A for Clarks collection.

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Basically we don’t have enough superlatives to use when describing this collection, just a whole lot of love for Yumi for inviting us to style these glorious pieces.

J&V

Clarks x V&A

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She and Hem favourites Clarks have joined forces with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum for the second time to create the most gnarly 1960’s inspired collection we’ve ever seen. Clarks x V&A is full of subtle heels and not so subtle floral prints, every SS16 shoe is magical. What’s even more magical is, they are also rather comfortable. Groovy baby! We were both all over that floral print like bloggers around a flatlay and couldn’t wait to take some outfit photos! As luck would have it, our previous post already had us embracing the correct era so it seemed like the perfect time to add some sixties soles (sorry) and see just what would work with such a jazzy shoe (the answer FYI is pretty much anything).

I (Victoria) fell in love with my Swixties Ball* shoes as soon as they arrived. I was so desperate to wear them that I just had to break them out for London Fashion Week, and they really went down a treat. Thank goodness they are so comfortable, as walking around London all day is quite the feet! For our shoot in our ever so colourful local park, I teamed my blossoming beauties with a vintage 1960’s dress from the gorgeous Heartfelt Vintage in Bristol and thick black tights from UK Tights*, because it’s still blooming cold out there! My incredible blue and pink novelty bag is the vintage radio bag from Accessorize, and I think I love it almost as much as the shoes.

Jo chose the Swixties Pop* slingbacks with added cute buckle detail. They look fabulous with her two awesome pieces from H&M, a brown mini skirt (oh so 60’s!) and the mustard blouse with stand up collar, which is SO good we both purchased it without the other one knowing, classic She and Hem japes. To finish the retro look, she popped on an incredible flamingo cardigan from Bryony and Co* which should be hitting their website later this week. Regular readers may also recognise her dreamy yellow Amanda handbag from Boden*. What a couple of cool cats.

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V&J xx