As it’s Wimbledon time once again, we thought we’d go and cause a right old racket in the woods and serve you up some trendy tennis realness. If you are a hawk eyed reader, you may have seen these fabulous frocks on the blog before. While my (Victoria) little green number* from Emily and Fin is sadly no longer available, you can find Jo’s 1950’s inspired beauty* here, from our friends at Carousel. Strawberries and Pimms all round!
Minimal accessories looked a solid ten out of ten-is for these looks. My yellow sandals are from M&S (they are so comfortable that I have them in three colours) and my panama hat* is from Laura Ashley. It actually first featured on the blog in 2015. So much has changed around here since then, but I’m still loving that hat! Those awesome square ombre sunglasses* are an ace from She and Hem favs Joanie and have recently been reduced to £5! Finally, Jo’s super fun pencil shoes* are from Cath Kidston and her glasses were a gift. Groovy moves and sassy poses all her own.
Hope you’re all enjoying this grand slam weather! See you on the courts.
We’ve been making such a racket about Emily and Fin’s sports collection for SO LONG. Seriously, we were lucky enough to have a sneaky peek last year, which you can watch in this vlog, and we’ve been desperate to get our hands on the collection ever since! Our favourites are the green Anyone for Tennis?* dress in the Lucy style and the red Abigail style Serve it Up* dress. There’s Novak denying, they are both incredible prints.
We really wanted to do the dresses justice, so we embraced our inner Venus and Serena, purchased some vintage tennis rackets (like you do) and wandered down to our local tennis club. In true She and Hem style, it turned out to be shut, so we got our tennis elbows out and had an impromptu game, and a lie down, in the park instead! Probably not what Sharapova gets up to in her spare time (and she’s got a lot of spare time), but we had lots of fun. Party at the net!
In addition to our vintage rackets and yellow balls, we accessorised these fun dresses with a very game set of matching trainers from Superga* in Dusty Rose and Turquoise. Our super colourful textured jumpers seen above are from Louche at Joy*. You’ll definitely be seeing these outfits pop up in a little over two weeks for the start of Wimbledon. Come on Tim!
Pass me a Pimms, Wimbledon has arrived! And I, for one, never pass up an opportunity to eat my body weight in strawberries. Now, I’m hardly a tennis aficionado but I like to think I know my tennis arse from my tennis elbow and as a result I would like to share with you some, occasionally tenuous, tennis inspired delights.
Motel get the game underway with this whiter than white off the shoulder number. This dress is so simple yet completely stunning and will certainly make a Ball Boy or two blush with its length! If you’re a mucky pup, it also comes in a variety of other colours.
This Oasis ball print blouse is the ace up my sleeve with its super flattering shape. I love the gold button detailing and the adjustable sleeves. This is ‘Grand Slam’ winning attire.
As the official jewellery brand of the Wimbledon Championships (obviously), it’s no surprise to discover that Links of London have brought out lots of cute tennis related items. I really like how they have made a literal ‘tennis bracelet’ and incorporated those snazzy purple and greens that are so synonymous with Wimbledon into the design. I can’t fault this one.
Time to serve you up something special! Release your inner 60’s tennis totty in this mustard tennis dress from Urban Outfitters. I love the retro feel and, of course, that super cute collar.
I couldn’t compile a tennis list and not include something from Fred Perry! I just love the classic vibe this bag gives off and it’s pretty darn functional to boot with a variety of straps, hands and pockets.
What do you mean they don’t play table tennis at Wimbledon? That’s outrageous. They are seriously missing out! Nevertheless, I shall persevere as these brilliant bat and ball earrings from Polka Dot Sky are simply great! Maybe a touch more McEnroe than Savile Row.
New balls please, we appear to have switched sports. I think this lovely cricket jumper from Dorothy Perkins works just as well for tennis as both sports are, quite rightly, happy to embrace a cable knit. You don’t even like tennis? No problem! You can whack it on during the Ashes in a couple of weeks time, presuming Summer hasn’t decided to arrive.
And finally,no true Wimbledon experience is complete without the faint waft of strawberries filling the air. I rate Rimmel nail varnish very highly in terms of price and not destroying itself 35 seconds after being applied. I am yet to try out the effectiveness of their scented range but the reviews look promising.