Double Thumbs Dresses #89

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! We both had our babies over Christmas and New Year (check out our Instagram for lots of baby spam) so the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat while we both spend time with our beautiful newborns and learn how to function on very little sleep! I am just about coming out of the foggy mess that was the first few weeks and, as my baby has decided to take a nap, I thought I’d dust off the old keyboard and find some dreamy dresses!

*FYI click on the image for a direct link to the dress*

Stripe Belted Dress £55 from Yumi
Stripe Belted Dress £55 from Yumi

First up, we are absolutely loving the new Yumi collection! It’s full of beautiful bold colours, fun prints and some excellent frocks! Our pick of the bunch is this Kate Spade-esque striped beauty. It’s a clear winner and, thanks to those lovely buttons, breast feeding friendly too! Hoorah.

Posy Shirt Dress £90 from Boden
Posy Shirt Dress £90 from Boden

We always love seeing what Boden have up their highly fashionable sleeve and their latest offerings are, as is to be expected, rather wonderful indeed. We are digging this retro long-sleeved shirt dress (BF friendly once again!) that has a super flattering fit and flare shape. It is however the fab botanical garden print that makes this one a knock out! If pink isn’t your thang it’s also available in navy.

Flower Power Pleats Dress £95 from & Other Stories
Flower Power Pleats Dress £95 from & Other Stories

Oh my God it’s like a magical unicorn threw up on a dress! This & Other Stories number is simply heavenly. It has everything! Pleats! Frills! Buttons! Colours! Sleeves! Flares! As the kids say, I die.

Ponte Fluted Dress £22 from Tu Clothing at Sainsburys
Ponte Fluted Dress £22 from Tu Clothing at Sainsburys

How dreamy is this dress by TU? I always find Sainsbury’s have incredible clothes but sadly for me (not so much for my bank balance) my local store doesn’t stock fashion. It’s a good job they sell some of their pieces online now! Anyhoo, I’m totally obsessed with those fluted sleeves!

Fast Cars Pleated Dress £75 from Cath Kidston
Fast Cars Pleated Dress £75 from Cath Kidston
Dino Sleeveless Dress £60 from Cath Kidston
Dino Sleeveless Dress £60 from Cath Kidston

Argh my novelty print klaxon cannot cope with these new Cath Kidston dresses! I also cannot cope with the fact that I won’t be able to wear either until I’ve stopped breast feeding. I NEED BUTTONS, PEOPLE. The fast car print is excellent fun and I actually really love the beige colour it’s set against. This new CK shape with sleeves and pleats is also a winner and one I hope we see more of in the future. The roarsome dinosaurs are also a sure fire hit especially as they appear on the classic CK sleeveless shape. I am all about those hidden pockets.

Poppy Print Waisted Dress £46 from Warehouse
Poppy Print Waisted Dress £46 from Warehouse

As my new baby (have I mentioned that I had a baby?) is called Poppy, it’s only right that my wardrobe should be full of them. Weirdly, the high street seems to know about this as poppy prints seem to be popping up left right and center. This Warehouse number is my current fave, mostly due to that stretchy waistband. I am all about a bit of stretch right now.

Floral Print Ruffle Trim Dress £62 from Next
Floral Print Ruffle Trim Dress £62 from Next

Good ol’ Next have got some lovely pieces in at the moment. There’s just so much detail on this stunning floral print and the high neck looks so fab with the ruffles and long sleeves. Dreamy.

Ruffle Striped Shift Dress £45 from M&S
Ruffle Striped Shift Dress £45 from M&S

Speaking of ruffles, I am also a big fan of this nautical but nice striped shift dress from M&S. It’s such a great silhouette and, praise be, there are buttons!

Frilled dress £25.99 from Pull and Bear
Frilled dress £25.99 from Pull and Bear

Last but not least, it would be remiss to be this close to Valentine’s Day and not feature a red dress! This frilled frock from Pull and Bear ticks all the V Day boxes and it’s a bit of a bargain too. You’re welcome.

Jx

Chevron Stripes and Snow Scenes

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Chevron Stripes and Snow Scenes | She and Hem | Aspire Style

Chevron Stripes and Snow Scenes | She and Hem | Aspire Style

When Aspire Style got in touch to ask if we’d like to style a few pieces from their ‘New In‘ section, we were a little nervous. Not because we didn’t think there would be anything that we liked, but because we were concerned we wouldn’t be able to fit into anything! These bumps are getting out of hand! How wrong we were though, as our favourite maternity fashion hack (sizing up) worked a treat.

Jo’s chevron stripe shift dress* by Closet is so striking, it’s a must for any chevron fan. Keen readers may have also spotted that it fits all of She and Hem’s dream dress requirements; it’s a good lentgh, has cute sleeves and most importantly…pockets! Dreamy. Jo kept her styling simple with black Boden boots* and spotty grey tights* from UK Tights. I picked the adorable Julita snow dress* by Louche in the hope that I’ll be able to squeeze into it a few more times over the festive period. With its Christmas trees, deer and snowflakes, it could just be the perfect Christmas print! I would say it hits the right balance between twee and subtle, but then again, during they festive period, I think anything goes. Next time Louche, plonk some candy canes on it will ya?

Whilst browsing Aspire, I spotted that fabulous pink fluffy jumper* by Yumi. Now, while I’m not usually a huge fan of pink (it doesn’t really get my party started), I felt like it had to be mine. Thanks to the loose fit, I’ve recently been layering it over a maternity top and teaming it with jeans and boots, and boy oh boy it’s like a big, warm hug. As we shot this on quite a chilly day, I wore some thick maternity tights* from UK Tights and blue Boden boots* (similar here).

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Have you spotted any festive pieces that take your fancy?

V&Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #86 *SALE SPECIAL*

Hi! it’s sale time again and I am totally ready for some bargains! So, without further ado, here is a pretty massive list of fabulous frocks that have previously been deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval but have now been deemed worthy enough to go in the sale. Enjoy!

If anything takes your fancy, just click the dress and it will take you to the website!

Double Thumbs Dresses #85 | Seaside print £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Seaside print £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Deckchair Dress £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Deckchair Dress £32.50 (reduced from £65) by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Anyone For Tennis? £38.50 (Reduced from £70) from Emily and Fin
Anyone For Tennis? £38.50 (Reduced from £70) from Emily and Fin
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Swishy Mara Dress £26.85 (reduced from £89.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in black and white!
Swishy Mara Dress £26.85 (reduced from £89.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in black and white!
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Dolly Dress £27.80 (reduced from £69.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in red and blue!
Dolly Dress £27.80 (reduced from £69.50) from Boden. This dress is also available in red and blue!
Double Thumbs Dresses #86| Azalea Tunic Dress £29.85 (reduced from £99.50) from Boden
Azalea Tunic Dress £29.85 (reduced from £99.50) from Boden
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Sandra Boat Print Dress £14.75 (reduced from £58.50) from Aida Zak at Collectif
Sandra Boat Print Dress £14.75 (reduced from £58.50) from Aida Zak at Collectif
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Mary-Kate Dress £34 (reduced from £49) from Louche at Joy
Mary-Kate Dress £34 (reduced from £49) from Louche at Joy
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £26.50 (reduced from £38) from ASOS
Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £26.50 (reduced from £38) from ASOS
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer £35 (Reduced from £50) from ASOS
Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer £35 (Reduced from £50) from ASOS
Double Thumbs Dresses#86 | Graphic Print Mini Wiggle Dress £27 (Reduced from £45) from ASOS
Graphic Print Mini Wiggle Dress £27 (Reduced from £45) from ASOS
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Cactus Print Skater Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Cactus Print Skater Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Lilah Embroidered Midi Shirt Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Lilah Embroidered Midi Shirt Dress £43 (Reduced from £85) from Yumi
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £15 (Reduced from £50) from Yumi
Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £15 (Reduced from £50) from Yumi
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Flamingo Print Dress £20 (Reduced from £45) from River Island
Flamingo Print Dress £20 (Reduced from £45) from River Island
Double Thumbs Dresses #85 | Rust And Brown Triangle Shirt Dress £26.25 (Reduced from £35) from Dorothy Perkins
Rust And Brown Triangle Shirt Dress £26.25 (Reduced from £35) from Dorothy Perkins
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Mixed Lace Prom Dress £45 (Reduced from £79) from Warehouse
Mixed Lace Prom Dress £45 (Reduced from £79) from Warehouse
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Botanical Floral Shift Dress £20 (Reduced from £49) from Warehouse
Botanical Floral Shift Dress £20 (Reduced from £49) from Warehouse
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Holiday Lace Short Sleeve Dress £47.50 (Reduced from £95) by French Connection at John Lewis
Holiday Lace Short Sleeve Dress £47.50 (Reduced from £95) by French Connection at John Lewis
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Floral Dress with 3/4 Sleeves £17.50 (Reduced from £35) from La Redoute
Floral Dress with 3/4 Sleeves £17.50 (Reduced from £35) from La Redoute
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Sea View Dress £40 (Reduced from £60) from Cath Kidston
Sea View Dress £40 (Reduced from £60) from Cath Kidston
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Candy Stripe Dress £29.99 (Reduced from £59.99 ) from Fever
Candy Stripe Dress £29.99 (Reduced from £59.99 ) from Fever
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 |Pineapple Print Strappy Dress £6 (Reduced from £12) from Boohoo
Pineapple Print Strappy Dress £6 (Reduced from £12) from Boohoo
Double Thumbs Dresses #86 | Gayna Running Horse Shift Dress £29 (Reduced from £54) from Sugarhill Boutique
Gayna Running Horse Shift Dress £29 (Reduced from £54) from Sugarhill Boutique

Happy shopping!

Jx

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

Accessories to Murder #22

Hello and welcome to the 22nd Accessories to Murder! I don’t know about you, but we are feeling 22. Are you ready to delve into the world of amazing accessories? Excellent! Without further ado, here are the accessories that have made it onto this week’s She and Hem’s Most Wanted.

ASOS METAPHOR Embellished Flat Shoes | ASOS | She and Hem
ASOS METAPHOR Embellished Flat Shoes | £40.00 | ASOS

Glitter? Check! Embellishments? Check! Flat enough to run for the bus? Check! My friends, I think I’ve found the jazziest pair of flats that money can buy. If you can find a more exciting pair of flats (good luck!), send those links my way, or drop them in the comments below. Whatever kind of shoe I’m looking for, I can always find something I like on ASOS, especially when it comes to the more colourful option. 

Clarks Block Heel | Clarks | She and Hem
Chinaberry Fun Shoes | £65 | Clarks

If you haven’t seen these Clarks block heels yet, where the heck have you been? Seriously, get yourself over to the Clarks website because they are on fire at the moment. So many dazzling designs! I am so taken by the chalk colour of these retro beauties. If you’re not so keen, they also come in more subtle shades of fuchsia and black suede

BLINGSTER BRONTO rainbow fun sunglases | Spangle | She and Hem
BLINGSTER BRONTO Rainbow Rims | £48 | Spangled

Last week I asked on Twitter if anyone knew where I could find a pair of really fun sunglasses ready for London Fashion Week, and the lovely and wise @cloveroverover pointed me in the direction of Spangled. My goodness, I’ve never such a bright, original and eye-popping collection. As a not so secret Jurassic Park fan, I thought these yellow and blue dinotastic specs were pretty roar-some, with some truly TRex-cellent colouring. Popping these bad boys on will ensure you get a raptor-ous reception, wherever you go. 

Rounded sunglasses | Mango | She and Hem
Rounded Sunglasses | £19.99 | Mango

Sometimes I feel confident enough to wear multicoloured glasses with plastic dinosaurs and sequins on, but other times I just want to hide behind the largest sunglasses I can find and watch the world go by. These rounded Mango frames are perfect for the latter. They are just as striking, but in a completely different, more refined way. With that delicate and glorious shade of gold, I’m sold. 

Grey structured winged tote handbag | River Island | She and Hem
Grey Structured Winged Tote Handbag | £47.00 | River Island

How cute is this structured winged tote from River Island? Very is the answer. I just can’t take my eyes off it! Oh yes, and it just so happens to be in serenity blue and rose quartz, the colours of the season. You can use the two top handles, or if you are on the move, just whack on the shoulder strap. 

Apothecary Print Travel Wallet | Yumi | She and Hem
Apothecary Print Travel Wallet | £32.00 | Yumi

Last, but not least, is this cheeky little find from Yumi. Now, we’ve written about Yumi quite a few times, but in the past we’ve focused on their boots, coats and dresses. I’ve sinced discovered they also so blooming great accessories, like this quirky travel wallet. With items this great, I predict that you’ll be seeing a lot more of Yumi in future Accessories to Murder posts! 

Until next week, keep accessorizing!

Vx

 

Double Thumbs Dresses #68

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! It’s time once again for our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval….

Red Heart Dress £65 by Lazy Oaf
Red Heart Dress £65 by Lazy Oaf at ASOS

Still looking for that perfect Valentine’s frock? You could do a lot worse than this hearty number from Lazy Oaf! I’ve got some big love for those big hearts.

Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £50 from Yumi
Amalfi Coast Print Tunic Dress £50 from Yumi

Yumi are totally killing this season! How beautiful is this coast print tunic? The colours are stunning and I love how the print carries over to the sleeves. It also makes me want to go on holiday RIGHT NOW.

Spring Cottage Dress £60 from Cath Kidston
Spring Cottage Dress £60 from Cath Kidston

Wahey! A new Cath Kidston print to covet. This darling cottage dress features a delightfully twee scene, complete with springtime flowers, in my favourite Cath dress shape.

Embellished Collar Crop Top Skater Dress With Long Sleeves £95 from ASOS
Embellished Collar Crop Top Skater Dress With Long Sleeves £95 from ASOS

Oh my goodness it’s so shiny, so sparkly, SO PINK! The magpie in me is all over this ASOS frock. That heavily embellished double layer is really quite magic.

What A Scarf Dress £55 from Trollied Dolly
What A Scarf Dress £55 from Trollied Dolly

I know you’re all totally shocked to see that I’ve fallen in love with this long sleeved 70s inspired dress that has delightful buttons and a floral print. It’s really out of character. Also, I think we can all agree that ‘What a Scarf’ is the greatest dress name ever. Top work, Trollied Dolly.

Caravan Dress £99.99 by Vanity Project
Caravan Dress £99.99 from The Whiting Post

Oh man, those colourful caravans are just too fantastic for words and just the fact that dresses like this Vanity Project number exist in the world makes me so happy.

Victoriana Dress £32 from Dorothy Perkins
Victoriana Dress £32 from Dorothy Perkins

Orange is apparently the colour to be seen in this spring (pray for us all) so this floaty frock from Dorothy Perkins could be just the ticket to trend town we all need. It also has some delightful ruffle detailing which is also very ‘in’ right now. Truly the dress that keeps on giving.

Jonna Polo Dress £25 from Monki
Jonna Polo Dress £25 from Monki

This Monki number slightly terrifies me as I have no idea how I would wear this shape of dress (ideas welcome) but that print is just so much fun! LOVE.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #66

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! It’s time once again for our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval….

Mary-Kate Dress £49 by Louche
Mary-Kate Dress £49 by Louche at Joy

We kick off with this groovy little number from Louche. Those big yellow blooms certainly cut the mustard for me and you’ll be living life full on flower power with those awesome sleeves and nipped in waist.

A-Line Striped Dress £29.99 from Zara
A-Line Striped Dress £29.99 from Zara

Time to stripe a pose in this affordable frock from Zara, which I believe is ticking off at least three SS16 trends. I am loving the cheeky chevron action up top and hidden round the back there are some delightful little buttons for you to faff around with every time you put it on/take it off.

Cherry Blossom Dress £45 from Miss Selfridge
Cherry Blossom Dress £45 from Miss Selfridge

It’s never too early to get excited about cherry blossom season (Instagram is no doubt rubbing its collective knees with anticipation) and, come the time, what better dress to waft around in than this stunning Miss Selfridge affair? Look at those sleeves! *faints*

Cupid's Heart Printed Dress £42.41 from Chicwish
Cupid’s Heart Printed Dress £42.41 from Chicwish

Heart prints are inevitably cropping up all over the shop at the moment but this Chicwish number has really caught my eye. The colours are just great and, to me at least, it has a slight Kate Spade feel to it without the Kate Spade price-tag. Winner!

Rajaa Whale Print Dress £49 from Louche
Rajaa Whale Print Dress £49 from Louche

You’ll have a whale of a time in this Louche dress which whaley does has a totally excellent print that channels the deep blue sea in colour and theme!

Coral Reef Print Party Dress £75 from Yumi
Coral Reef Print Party Dress £75 from Yumi
Bunting Print Day Dress £45 from Yumi
Bunting Print Day Dress £45 from Yumi
Multicoloured Village Print Skater Dress £45 from Yumi
Multicoloured Village Print Skater Dress £45 from Yumi

We finish with a triple whammy of Yumi dresses (click the dresses for their individual links) who really do appear to have hacked into my mind palace for their new season inspiration. Colourful houses? Check. Bunting? Check. Err scallops? Check! It’s all quite dreamy and my bank balance is truly afraid.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #64

Hello dress fans! It’s time for the first Double Thumbs Dresses of 2016! Partaaay! So, without further ado, I present to you the top frocks that we consider worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval.

Tea and Macarons Dress £75 from Yumi
Tea and Macaroons Dress £75 from Yumi

Oh HELLO! We always love a bit of Yumi here at She and Hem but they have truly excelled themselves with their latest offerings. This Tea and Macaroons dress is the stuff my dress dreams are made of. With its beautiful pastel colouring, delightful twirly fit and print that features teacups piled high with macaroons, it really is a wonder frock. It does also appear to come with straps, if that’s a deal breaker for you. This appears to be a House of Fraser exclusive (fancy) which is great news for me as I’ve been sitting on some HoF vouchers for about 8 months. Happy New Year, me.

Cactus Print Skater Dress £65 from Yumi
Cactus Print Skater Dress £65 from Yumi

And so the Yumi fun continues with this super cute cactus print! This skater dress is so cheery thanks to all those fab colours. I’m pretty potty about those pots!

The Potteries Dress £60 from There's Only One Amy Laws
The Potteries Dress £60 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

Want more pots? Your Potteries luck is in! Another of our favourites, There’s Only One Amy Laws, has just added this beautiful Potteries skyline print dress to her website – defo one for all those die hard Stoke-On-Trent fans out there! I adore the hourglass shape and there’s just so much lovely detail to this dress. Even the smoke is pretty!

Patterned dress in Yellow £19.99 from H&M
Patterned dress in Yellow £19.99 from H&M

I am such a fan of this H&M dress (and no, not just because I’d get change out of a twenty pound note – although that does help!). I love the combination of colours and the a-line shape looks lovely with those long sleeves.

Cobalt Ladybird Print Dress £50 from Next
Cobalt Ladybird Print Dress £50 from Next

I feel like this Next frock might be my perfect Winter work dress! Cute but subtle novelty print? Check. Super long sleeves to keep me warm? Check. Colour dark enough to disguise any tea I may or may not throw down myself? Check. The adorable pleating is an added bonus!

Botanical Floral Shift Dress £45 from Warehouse
Botanical Floral Shift Dress £45 from Warehouse

I keep spotting people wearing this divine floral print, which is no surprise really when you consider Warehouse have whacked it on three tops and two dresses. They obviously like it as much as I do! Personally I love the shift dress but the midi appears to be the more popular choice! But whatever tickles your pickle, it’s all about those glorious blooms!

Chaney Woodland Jersey Dress £45 by Louche at Joy
Chaney Woodland Jersey Dress £45 by Louche at Joy

Yay! It’s The Animals of Farthing Wood in dress form! It’s woodland creatures a-go-go in the brilliant dress by Louche! There are squirrels, deer and racoons to admire, as well as what looks to be Little Red Riding Hood? Amazing.

Backless Sheer Sleeve Tulle Embellished Maxi Dress £185 from Needle and Thread at ASOS
Backless Sheer Sleeve Tulle Embellished Maxi Dress £185 from Needle and Thread at ASOS

Last but not least is this simply stunning dress by the tully scrumptious Needle and Thread. I mean, it’s ridiculous. Just look at all that tulle! And the embroidered detailing is to die for! If you’re getting married anytime soon, just wear this and spend the money you’ve successfully saved on cake. Cake forever.

Jx

Technicolour Dreamcoats

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Ah, coat weather! Don’t you just love it? We were incredibly excited (there were squeals) when these two AW15 beauties from Boden landed on our doorstep. We are always totally obsessed with Boden’s coats! They just consistently nail the colours, the shapes and the patterns. Naturally, not much time was wasted before we threw them on and set off for an Autumnal stroll. Oh my.

In a break with tradition, we’ve gone for some bright colours (yeah, right) with two of the most technicolor dreamcoats around. Victoria is single handedly representing all of the primary colours in her gorgeous striped Tilly*. Those stripes are seriously stunning and the drop shoulder and boyish frame are surprisingly flattering – we are both usually quite scared of anything that isn’t fitted but any fears of this looking too boxy were quickly allayed. My (Jo) obsession with all things pink has continued with the a-line shaped Karlie* which has a beautiful jacquard print and Victoria was a big fan of my trim. I will be wearing this throughout the colder months thanks to it being 100% wool.

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So, how exactly to style two such statement coats?! As a couple of girls who wear a lot of patterns, we did struggle with our wardrobes at first but thankfully soon discovered that an Autumnal colour scheme of berries, browns, navy and greys worked a treat for both! Victoria wore a navy t-shirt from Primark with the Hayley Spot Jacquard Skirt from Sugarhill Boutique*, ribbed tights from Boden, and Chelsea boots from Yumi* whilst I went for a jam jar print dress from Book of Deer, grey tights from M&S and grey Pointed Loafers (former gophers) from Boden*. We accessoried with five thousand colourful leaves.

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J&Vx

Yumi Loves Winter

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Brrrr it would appear it’s time to layer up, as despite still being Autumn, the temperature seems to have suddenly dropped! Never fear though, as it gives us the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm and keep toasty in this season’s must-have winter coats! We’ve searched high and low for our favourites, and we think these Yumi.co.uk lovelies are two of the best that AW15 has to offer. With check patterns and faux fur galore, both coats are effortlessly on trend and are just so blooming cosy. Just look how snug we are! Mmmm, snug.

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I (Victoria) am wearing the Oversized Cheversizedck coat*, which just had to be mine as I am obsessed with all things yellow and grey. I was a little worried about it’s loose shape, as whenever I’ve tried on oversized coats before I’ve felt swamped, but I’ve had so many compliments about this one. The colours are much more vivid IRL, and it’s honestly the warmest thing I’ve ever worn. It’s definitely going to see me through winter. Underneath my woolly cocoon, I’m wearing the jazzy Contrast Stripe Shirt Dress*. I love it, it’s like all of the colours got together for a groovy abstract bender. There is no better way to compliment any dress and coat combo than with a pair of classic brown Chelsea Boots*, so that’s exactly what I did.

Jo’s rocking the lush Faux Fur Collar Swing Coat*, in a beautiful shade of blue. Unfortunately, the smaller sizes are currently sold out, but don’t feel blue, it’s also available in black! Hooray! I love the coat’s 1960’s inspired shape and think it looks perfect with tan lace up boots and the Building Block Day Dress*, which is a dress we’ve had our eyes on since Double Thumbs Dresses #60. The apartment print features babies in prams, dogs, cats, bunting, and even teeny tiny satellite dishes! It’s definitely in the running for AW15’s ‘Best Novelty Dress’. A highly coveted accolade.

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Look out for our outfits coming up on Yumi’s blog soon!

V&J