Double Thumbs Dresses #44

Hello hello and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses. Our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. I hope your bank balances are suitably prepared….

Cream Cupcake Print Hepburn Dress £50
Cream Cupcake Print Hepburn Dress £50 from Lady Vintage

….because OH MY. This has definitely got to be up there with one of the best ever Double Thumbs Dresses. It is the cake covered dress of my dreams. Sadly it would appear I am not the only one obsessed with this print as Lady Vintage are currently running perilously low on them. Fingers crossed more stock appears soon.

Brushed Prom Skater Dress In Donut Embroidery £65
Brushed Prom Skater Dress In Donut Embroidery £65 from Nishe at ASOS

Who needs cake though when Nishe have come to the rescue with a doughnut embroidered dress. I mean, seriously, it’s like the Internet doesn’t want me to have any money. This dress is ridiculous and I need it. Mmmmm doughnuts.

Jersey Sweetheart Skater Dress With Balloon Embroidery £48
Jersey Sweetheart Skater Dress With Balloon Embroidery £48 from Nishe at ASOS

If food based frocks aren’t your thing then don’t feel too deflated, the new Nishe collection continues to deliver with a balloon dress! It’s so pretty and will surely raise your spirits.

Townhouses Raglan Cap Sleeve Jacquard Dress £70
Townhouses Raglan Cap Sleeve Jacquard Dress £70 from Cath Kidston

This Cath Kidston beauty caused quite a stir at their press day waaaay back in July. It has now finally arrived online and in store and oh boy has it been worth the wait. The Townhouses print is simply gorgeous and, as ever, I adore this dress shape. No window shopping necessary as I’ll be moving in on this one.

Deer Amongst the Flowers Dress £40
Deer Amongst the Flowers Dress £40 from Yumi

It would be fair to say that I’ve been fawning over this Yumi dress. The delightful deer print is one thing but I sure do go doe eyed for a good collar!

Sweatshirt Dress in Puppy Love Print £149
Sweatshirt Dress in Puppy Love Print £149 from Orla Kiely at ASOS

You’d be barking mad not to love this super cute puppy print dress from Orla Kiely. It’s such a fun dress and a great piece to take you through Autumn/Winter. I really love the sweatshirt style and those raglan sleeves are just perfect.

Karen Horse Print Flared Dress £110 from People Tree
Karen Horse Print Flared Dress £110 from People Tree

More animals, this time in the shape of horses from People Tree. I adore the flared shape and elbow length sleeves but really it’s the colours that have got my horse heart racing. I just love the pop of yellow against the grey and black. Dreamy. I wouldn’t bet against this one appearing in my wardrobe.

Sharpen Dress £55
Sharpen Dress £55 from White Stuff at House of Fraser

You can sharpen up your style with this pencil print dress from White Stuff! It’s definitely a perfect work dress and would look fab with a blazer thrown over it. I can’t help but feel they’ve missed a trick in not making a pencil skirt but, hey ho, I’ve got dibs on those nibs!

Fit & Flare Sleeveless Shift Dress £45
Fit & Flare Sleeveless Shift Dress £45 from Limited Edition at Marks and Spencer

At first glance this might not appear an obvious choice for Double Thumbs but I have been searching for the perfect dress to layer over my ever growing collection of jazzy (yes jazzy) shirts and blouses. This nude M&S frock fits the bill perfectly and has the added bonus of massive pockets. You can see it styled over a pretty blouse here.

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #38

Hello! It’s Double Thumbs time again! Our weekly roundup of the fabulous frocks that have won our seal of approval. I hope you’ve taken your hayfever meds as things are about to get real floral.

Louella Print Sun Dress £59 by Poem from Oliver Bonas
Louella Print Sun Dress £59 by Poem from Oliver Bonas

Floral fancy number one comes courtesy of Poem at Oliver Bonas. It has got a lot of things going for it such as that super feminine pleated skirt, a perfect-for-summer cool light-weight fabric and, to cap it off, capped sleeves.

Invitation Audley Dress £199 from Hobbs
Invitation Audley Dress £199 from Hobbs at House of Fraser

Yeah, alright, I know I can dream on but this Hobbs dress is so gorgeous.  I love the shape, the colours and, most importantly, the collar! They rather marvelously describe this dress as “billowing”. I will happily billow for Hobbs.

Floral Neoprene Dress £28 from Dorothy Perkins
Floral Neoprene Dress £28 from Dorothy Perkins

Back on budget now with this blooming lovely dress from Dorothy Perkins. This dress is also a great shape and the colours look so pretty together.

Flamingo Print Dress £75 from Coast
Flamingo Print Dress £75 from Coast

FlamingWOAH what have we got going on here? This Coast scenic print dress is delightfully bonkers. I love it though and it’s nice to see them bringing the crazy.

Floral Blossom Bandeau Dress
Floral Blossom Bandeau Dress £35 from Oasis

Oasis are always a good bet for a nice summer dress and this one would certainly take you from garden parties to the beach with little trouble. The straps are adjustable too, which is handy.

Pineapple Print Dress £12 from George at Asda
Pineapple Print Dress £12 from George at Asda

Yep, it’s happened again! I believe this George dress to be the third pineapple print dress featured on Double Thumbs in as many weeks. The pineapple is clearly running rings around its fruity competition, eh?

Dahlia Dress £55 from White Stuff
Dahlia Dress £55 from White Stuff

White Stuff continue to impress with their gorgeous new collection of dresses. This dahlia print is so pretty and prim! It looks a decent length for work too, if that’s a deal breaker for you.

Until next time!

Jx

 

Double Thumbs Dresses #35

Hooray! It’s time once again for our weekly round up of the lovely dresses that receive the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval.

Bella Dress £55 from White Stuff
Bella Dress £55 from White Stuff

The top spot this week goes to this gorgeous geometric floral print dress from White Stuff. I love everything about it!

Limelight Dress £250 from Coast
Limelight Dress £250 from Coast

I think Coast are under the false impression that we all secret live in a Disney movie. Why else would they make possibly the most Disney Princess worthy dress I have ever seen? It’s so sparkly and BIG and I really really wish I had somewhere to wear it.

Rajaa Dress £49 by Louche from Fox and Feather
Rajaa Dress £49 by Louche from Fox and Feather

Lovely Louche have done it again with this sweet woodland print dress, which you can order online from Bristol Based Fox + Feather. It’s such a cute 50s shape, with great big buttons and a lovely pastel tree print.

Rock n Rollers Dress in Red Deckchairs £55 from Trollied Dolly
Rock n Rollers Dress in Red Deckchairs £55 from Trollied Dolly

Wahey! It’s another deckchair print dress! The She and Hem print of 2014 and my new favourite! There’s really a lot to love about this Trollied Dolly frock but, aside from those deckchairs, look at that whopping great bow!

Sweet Embroidery Sweetheart Dress £45 by Nishe from ASOS
Sweet Embroidery Sweetheart Dress £45 by Nishe from ASOS

I’ve been waiting for this Nishe dress to hit the ASOS website! I adore those little sweets, although I do wish there were more of them. Such is life.

Charlie Cat Dress £69 from NW3 at Hobbs
Charlie Cat Dress £69 from NW3 at Hobbs

I think we all know by now that I am a sucker for a cat print! I love the simplicity of this Hobbs dress, which is covered in lots of little black cats. I’d probably swap the belt for something a bit brighter and a bit less ropey though. But that’s just me.

Stamp Print Linen Fit Flare Dress £63.75 (was £85) from Laura Ashley
Stamp Print Linen Fit Flare Dress £63.75 (was £85) from Laura Ashley

I feel it is my duty to show you this stamp print dress!! I love the retro vibe and, as always, Laura Ashley have channeled the 50s to perfection.

Floral Sateen Dress £36.95 from Gap
Floral Sateen Dress £36.95 from Gap

Last up this week is this lovely dress which I spotted whilst in Gap. I was drawn to it because it has pockets but it’s so much more than that. It’s floral too.

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #29

Hello one and all and welcome back to your weekly (ahem) roundup of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. You might have noticed that we skipped a week last week so, by way of an apology, I have made this one slightly longer. I know, I really do spoil you.

Shirt Dress in Multi £90 from Orla Kiely for People Tree
Shirt Dress in Multi £90 from Orla Kiely for People Tree
Monochrome Tea Dress £110 from Orla Kiely People Tree
Monochrome Tea Dress £110 from Orla Kiely People Tree
Collar Dress in Pink £85 from Orla Kiely for People Tree
Collar Dress in Pink £85 from Orla Kiely for People Tree
Evette Dress in Green Balloon Print £65 from People Tree
Evette Dress in Green Balloon Print £65 from People Tree

   Right, so, this is a little unprecedented but first up we have FOUR dresses from the rather brilliant, People Tree. The first three form part of their ongoing collaboration with Orla Kiely, who I know we have been relentlessly banging on about recently but I can’t help it if she keeps bringing the pretty to the party. This new collaboration features three dancing girl silhouette prints and they are all so SO great. I really couldn’t choose just one so I’ve had to go with three but I could easily have chosen more. Yikes. And just when I thought I was safe I spied the balloon print dress and practically combusted at my computer. What the heck, People Tree? Are you deliberately trying to bankrupt me?

Grace Dress in Floats print £148.40

Oh good, more reasons to spend all my money! The new Poppy collection landed this week and as usual it’s perfect. This time they have embraced bright bold colours as their characters, Poppy and Fred, take Mr Giraffe to the seaside. I don’t know what party balloons have got to do with giraffes at the seaside but if the result is always this pretty, I’m on board. No, I’m not drunk. Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #29

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