Double Thumbs Dresses #63

Hello dress fans! It’s time for a bit of Double Thumbs festive fun (and some cats). So, without further ado, I present to you the seasonal numbers that we consider worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. No turkeys here, just crackers!

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Candy Cane Glitter Organza Dress £180 by Oh My Honey at Not On The Highstreet
Candy Cane Glitter Organza Dress £180 by Oh My Honey at Not On The Highstreet

Well a girl can dream, can’t she? How absolutely stunning is this candy cane print dress from Oh My Honey? It’s the stuff that Christmas dress dreams are made of. There’s beautiful gold organza all over the shop with a perfect sparkly candy cane print to set it off. How perfect would this be for a Christmas wedding? *sigh*. I want to twirl around in it SO MUCH.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Striped Fit And Flare Dress £75 from Dickins and Jones at House of Fraser
Striped Fit And Flare Dress £75 from Dickins and Jones at House of Fraser

Back to reality and perhaps I will have to settle for dressing like an actual candy cane instead, with this delightful red striped (in deep wine and blush, red shades fans) fit and flare frock from Dickins and Jones. I do enjoy the contrasting stripes and I find Dickins and Jones always do flattering cuts.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Kitten Floral Shirtdress £48 from Topshop
Kitten Floral Shirtdress £48 from Topshop

You’ve got to be kitten me Topshop, this isn’t remotely festive! But hey, I’m not going to miss out a dress that’s festooned with cats purely because it’s December now am I? It just wouldn’t be right! I really love this playful shirt dress (and not just because of the cats) and am already looking forward to counting my post-Christmas chocolate coins in the hopes I’ll be able to buy it.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Rose Dress Teal Falling Snowflake £75 from Emily and Fin
Rose Dress Teal Falling Snowflake £75 from Emily and Fin

Emily and Fin always know how to do a perfect print and this delightful falling snowflake affair is really ticking all of my winter dress boxes. I’m really digging the new forties shape, which has gorgeous sleeves and, most importantly, is relaxed at the waist – perfect for eating your way through that second helping of Christmas pudding! The teal colour is simply gorgeous and those falling snowflakes are just dreamy.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Sandrina Dress £69 (reduced from £169) from Coast
Sandrina Dress £69 (reduced from £169) from Coast

It’s not often I decide to show the back of a dress but holy moly WHAT. A. BOW. I can’t really cope with it. It’s simply the best bow I have ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of bows let me tell you. It’s also in the most Christmassy shade of red possible meaning you are basically dressed as a Christmas present. What a treat! It’s currently on sale at Coast but only in limited in sizes, however it’s also available in more sizes (but for £135) at House of Fraser.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Glitter Blouson Sleeve Skater Dress £48 from ASOS
Glitter Blouson Sleeve Skater Dress £48 from ASOS

This ASOS dress is seriously bringing the party! Look at those sleeves! You could comfortably fit a selection box or two up them and be the most popular girl in town. Not to mention that it’s made out of a gold glitter-embellished fabric, making it pretty dazzling! As Craig Revel-Horwood might say, “Gawwwwwwjus”.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Embroidered and Sequined Dress £150 from Warehouse
Embroidered and Sequined Dress £150 from Warehouse

I’ve seen this showstopper of a dress a few times on Twitter/Instagram and was so surprised to discover that it’s from the high-street! Take a bow, Warehouse for creating this absolute stunner. There’s just so much detail with beautiful sheer woven fabric that has a multi-colour floral embellishment and sequin details. It would make the perfect Christmas party dress but, thanks to being blue, you could easily crack this one out any time of year – not that I’m trying to justify the spend or anything *cough*.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | 'Audrey' Black Cocktail Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Audrey’ Black Cocktail Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

I’m starting to feel like a one woman Lindy Bop fan-club but seriously, they are so good! (I included a skirt of theirs in our November Favourites video which you should totally watch – subtle plug). The drinks will literally be on you in this super flattering swing dress which has the most super fun cocktail print. Isn’t it fab? Cheers!

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Greenwich Rose Contrast Detail Crepe Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Greenwich Rose Contrast Detail Crepe Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

And last but not least is this new floral print from Cath Kidston! CK have not answered my wish for their super cute Christmas print to be turned into a dress, a missed opportunity I feel! The closest I could find is PJ bottoms, if you’re interested in that sort of thing (I know I am). However, this dress does contain both red and green so I am going to consider it to be a festive effort.

Have you found the perfect festive frock? Let me know!

Jx

Putting the Win in Winter: Jumpers

We couldn’t help but notice that one of our most read posts at the moment is our jumper roundup from last year so we thought seeing as it’s now November, and officially jumper season once again, we should compile a new list of our current favourites! Fabulous knitwear is appearing all over the shop at the moment, mostly adorned with some sort of animal or food motif, it’s all so tempting.

Sweet Treat Jumper £58.50 from Miss Patina
Sweet Treat Jumper £58.50 from Miss Patina

We could waffle on all day about how much we love this jumper but that wouldn’t be berry entertaining now would it?

Jumper In Retro Chevron Stripe £30 from ASOS
Jumper In Retro Chevron Stripe £30 from ASOS

You’d be chev-wrong not to love this fab jumper

Peanut Butter £34.90 from Rad
Peanut Butter £34.90 from Rad

Instagram went peanutty when V wore this butterly good sweater recently. Everyone went to jelly.

Billie Fluffy Knitted Jumper £75 from Cath Kidston
Billie Fluffy Knitted Jumper £75 from Cath Kidston

Woof! You’d be barking mad not to want this puppy! Fetch us this jumper!

Fashion Box Popcorn Jumper £14 from George and Asda
Fashion Box Popcorn Jumper £14 from George and Asda

Sorry for being corny but we really love this jumper! Hopefully it’s more sweet than salty.

Lena Hot Air Balloon Slouchy Sweater £42 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Lena Hot Air Balloon Slouchy Sweater £42 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

Who doesn’t love a big balloon? Put this in your basket and you’ll be floating on air!

Aztec Retro Jumper £29.50 from Marks and Spencer
Aztec Retro Jumper £29.50 from Marks and Spencer

If, like us, you like to hang out on the Apres Ski scenes of your local Town this retro knitwear will help you fit right in.

Schnauzer-Dog Intarsia Jumper £45 from Louche at Joy
Schnauzer-Dog Intarsia Jumper £45 from Louche at Joy

Pups are obviously pup-ular with us at the moment! ‘Wowzer what a schnauzer’ is what people will say when they see you in this bad boy.

J&V


Double Thumbs Dresses #62

Hello dress fans! It’s time once again to take a gander at the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval! There’s plenty of new A/W arrivals happening at the moment so I have been slightly spoiled for choice! Frock on…

Cookie dress £65 from Lazy Oaf
Cookie dress £65 from Lazy Oaf

This Lazy Oaf dress is simply ridiculous. Whoever decided to put cartoon cookies, cola, peanut butter jelly and, wait, is that a watermelon? on a bright blue dress is my new hero. Just imagine rocking up to basically anything in this dress! You’d look pretty darn cool. Best print ever.

Chic Full Skirted Dress in Multi London Town £129 from Boden
Chic Full Skirted Dress in Multi London Town £129 from Boden

I really do have to take a deep breath before I visit the Boden website as I know I am going to want EVERYTHING and usually end up having a tab opening frenzy as I weep uncontrollably about how pretty it all is. Don’t even get me started on their new party frocks! But that’s enough about my private browsing, as among the new arrivals I spied this delightful new London print which is right up my street with its pretty houses, lampposts and bicycles all set against a gorgeous colour pallet of greys, yellows and pinks. I need.

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Cat dress £119 from Rachel Riley

This a-meow-zing dress from not Countdown’s Rachel Riley is the perfect combination of a delightful 50s shape (always a big fan of a matching belt too) and a super fun print. I really like the tan colour too which I can see looking rather lovely with blonde hair. Convenient that…

Love Cat Dress in Dogtooth £75.80 from Miss Patina
Love Cat Dress in Dogtooth £75.80 from Miss Patina

Well that’s a flippin’ excellent cat collar isn’t it? Miss Patina really do know how to make my bank balance fearful and their latest feline filled collection hasn’t helped in the slightest! This dress offers the best of both worlds for pet lovers everywhere with it’s combination of cat and dog(tooth)! Purrrfect! This one truly has me hot under the cat collar.

Swans Shirt Dress £55 from Cath Kidston
Swans Shirt Dress £55 from Cath Kidston

I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that this is my favourite of the new Cath Kidston prints! I love love love those gorgeous swans and I am excited to try out the new shirt dress style. I managed to miss out on the penguin dress earlier in the season so I will be snapping this one up quick sharp!

Lace Trim Long Sleeve Dress £35 from F&F
Lace Trim Long Sleeve Dress £35 from F&F

Yep, you read that right! This beautiful mustard frock is indeed from Tesco! It’s sheer perfection in every way from the colour to the vintage shape and holy moly can we discuss those sleeves? See you all in aisle seventies.

Abigail Hot Air Balloon Tunic Dress £48 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Abigail Hot Air Balloon Tunic Dress £48 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

This balloon print dress from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser was obviously going to catch my eye due to that fabulous print! I do love any opportunity to wear a fiesta and those balloons are particularly pretty. I’m also really loving the ease of wearing tunics at the moment as they are so fab for layering and now that it’s getting colder (brrr) I’ll soon be cracking out the chunky tights and knitwear.

Long Sleeve Babydoll Frill Dress £45 from Marks and Spencer
Long Sleeve Babydoll Frill Dress £45 from Marks and Spencer

Last but not least we have this beautiful pink babydoll dress from my loves, M&S. I find you can’t go wrong with a good ruffle or two and that neck is pretty special isn’t it? The blush colour is such a gorgeous shade and, well, do I even need to mention my love for those sleeves?

Until next time!

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #57

Hello hello and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! Our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval! What more could you ask for on this Bank Holiday weekend?

70's Dress with Fluted Sleeve in Retro Print £38 from ASOS
70’s Dress with Fluted Sleeve in Retro Print £38 from ASOS

First up we have this massive sleeved wonder dress from ASOS. It’s yellow, it’s 70’s and it went in my basket the moment I set eyes on it! I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the style but for under £40 I thought it was worth a go! You can see how I got on with my newly flared arms over on our Instagram

Map Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser
Map Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser
Heart Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser
Heart Print Dress £119 by Rachel Riley at House of Fraser

Uhoh, I’ve fallen head over heels for Rachel Riley‘s dresses! And no, before you starting Googling, it’s not the one from Countdown….although there are still some rather large numbers involved sadly! Much like our beloved Poppy, Rachel Riley design beautiful clothes for children but, as I have now discovered, they also have a range of wonderful pieces for ladies. Stocked over at House of Fraser, I am now obsessed with their vintage inspired prints and shapes! What a conundrum for my bank balance.

Mocha Floral Dress £59 from Louche at Joy
Mocha Floral Dress £59 from Louche at Joy

You can’t go wrong with a sassy splash of colour and this loud and proud floral from Louche at Joy is screaming Summer! That shade of green is particularly lovely and the reds, yellows and blues really pop when set against it. Gorgeous!

Carnation Blossoms Midi Dress £39.22 (sale price - full price is £46.13) from Chicwish
Carnation Blossoms Midi Dress £39.22 (sale price – full price is £46.13) from Chicwish

Be still my beating heart, what is this glorious Chicwish creation? It is simply perfect. The colours, the carnation print, those sleeves! Not to mention the super flattering cut and the cute little button up detail. Plus I always appreciate a nice belt. It makes me feel like I’m getting a free gift.  I really might need a lie down.

Raddery Dress £59.50 from Jack Wills
Raddery Dress £59.50 from Jack Wills

I do love a nice nautical and this is such a fab vintage style print from Jack Wills, featuring little sail boats, delightful old bridges, and what appears to be a man fishing from the comfort of his canoe. This dress is actually available in a different style on ASOS but I really love this take on the traditional skater dress. The fanned out skirt has perfect twirling potential!

Haute Flair Balloon Dress $79.99 from Modcloth
Haute Flair Balloon Dress $79.99 from Modcloth

I am always on the look out for hot air balloon prints (who isn’t) so you can imagine the gasping that happened when this little beauty appeared on Modcloth! I practically took off! I’d love it whatever but the adorable bow, the gorgeous teal and magenta hues, and the simple A-line shape really do make this one a winner for me.

Cowboy Sleeveless Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Cowboy Sleeveless Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

Last but not least is a dress that has been a long time coming! The cowboy print from Cath Kidston was one of the first of theirs that I truly fell in love with and it has always distressed me slightly that I’ve never been able to own a dress in the print. Well, consider me distressed no more as I was very happy to find this beauty in their latest collection! Yeehaw!

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #55

Hello dear reader! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval. I can tell you hand on heart that this, the 55th edition, has truly tested the limits of my bank balance. Send help.

Print Me Pretty Dress Paris £68.80 from Miss Patina
Print Me Pretty Dress Paris £68.80 from Miss Patina

Or, preferably, send me this dress! I can’t even bring myself to look at the Miss Patina website at the moment for fear of the damage I might do. Everything is just so incredibly beautiful! This Parisian print is my pick of the bunch thanks to that super adorable illustration. What an Eiffel.

French Market dress £89.95 by Joules
French Market dress £89.95 by Joules from John Lewis

Oui oui! I am obviously taking my inspiration from the French as this market town print dress from Joules is also pickling my onions. How dreamy is that 50’s shape? and the colours are simply gorgeous.

Daisy Spray Beach Dress £50 from Cath Kidston
Daisy Spray Beach Dress £50 from Cath Kidston

It’s bright yellow, it’s got polka dots AND it’s Cath Kidston…..what’s not to love? I’m slightly obsessed with those thick straps and the polka dots are, prepare to sound the twee klaxon, actually super cute daisies! Oh CK, you sure do know the way to my floral loving heart. I think this is the perfect dress for Summer.

Beach hut short sleeve shirt dress £40 by Brakeburn
Beach hut short sleeve shirt dress £40 by Brakeburn from House of Fraser

I’ve been waiting ages for a good beach hut print (I know, I know, haven’t we all) and one has finally appeared thanks to Brakeburn. I love this little shirt shift dress (easy for you to say) as the short sleeves, little collar and tie waist make it super easy to wear!

Parasol Print Dress £22 from TU
Parasol Print Dress £22 from TU

There’s nothing shady about this parasol print dress from TU although you will have to leave your house in order to obtain it as it’s not available online. Boo you, Sainsbury’s! It’s a gorgeous print though and I love the the green and blues together. Let’s just hope it hasn’t para-sold out (sorry).

Dress With All Over Pom Pom Print & Detail £65 by Lazy Oaf
Dress With All Over Pom Pom Print & Detail £65 by Lazy Oaf from ASOS

Pom pom hem! This Lazy Oaf dress has an actual pom pom hem! Made out of pom poms! If Victoria and I ever decide we need blogger nicknames I am totally having ‘pom pom hem’ as mine. What a thing! Even aside from the whole pom pom hem thing, this dress is obviously brilliant with an all over multicoloured pom pom print. POM POM.

Barcelona Dress £39 by Louche from Joy
Barcelona Dress £39 by Louche from Joy

I adore this red 50’s inspired dress from Louche. It looks so pretty and I love the detail that has gone into the print and the beautiful looking hem, which is apparently a unique broderie analgise hem dontchaknow. Whatever it is it’s lovely and it looks very flattering too!

Sing For Your Summer Dress £55 by Trollied Dolly
Sing For Your Summer Dress £55 by Trollied Dolly

Last but not least we have a Trollied Dolly strawberry dress that is ripe for picking! It’s certainly a berry good print and looks lovely set against the peachy tone of the dress. I would definitely accessorise this one with lashings of cream!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #54

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

Sunflower Dress £59 from Dickins & Jones
Sunflower Dress £59 from Dickins & Jones
Candy stripe dress £59 from Dickins and Jones
Candy stripe dress £59 from Dickins and Jones

First up we have two gorgeous tea dresses from Dickins & Jones at House of Fraser, who for me are totally hitting it out of the park when it comes to vintage inspired fashion! The first frock features a stunning yellow sunflower print that will certainty turn heads! I just love the little v-neck detail and the nipped in waste will make it super flattering and easy to wear. The second is such a cute little dress with a candy stripe print, rounded collar and little buttons to fasten it up at the back. It also has a lovely bow belt! Both dresses would make the perfect additions to any spring/summer wardrobe and I fear both are destined to be mine!

 Seaside Print Dress £20 from George
Seaside Print Dress £20 from George

Hold the phone, this beautiful seaside print dress is a supermarket bargain! How gorgeous is that print? The colours are simply fabulous and I cannot believe that it’s only £20. My size is currently out of stock on the website (sob) so I will be elbowing my way around my nearest ASDA until I find one!

Blue Summer Cocktails £75 from Emily and Fin
Blue Summer Cocktails £75 from Emily and Fin

And after all that elbowing what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? I feel this fifties style sundress from Emily and Fin would be just the ticket! It’s so much fun! I adore the red and blues together and it’s such a fab summer print. Mojito, anyone?

Vintage Shift Dress in Geo Print £55 from ASOS
Vintage Shift Dress in Geo Print £55 from ASOS

I full on gasped when I saw this stunning ASOS dress. That’s how much I love it! It’s like the vintage dress of my dreams and I just want to wear it everywhere with some massive hair and some equally massive sunglasses. Gimmie.

Dinosaur Smock Dress Multicolour £55 from THE WHITEPEPPER
Dinosaur Smock Dress Multicolour £55 from THE WHITEPEPPER

This THE WHITEPEPPER smock dress is pretty dino-mite, amiright? It’s such an adorable print and the playful childlike design works perfectly with the shape of the dress. I want to swoosh around in it! I also really love the blue underlayer which really makes the dress standout.

Festival Bunting Print Smock Dress £50 from Sugarhill Boutique
Festival Bunting Print Smock Dress £50 from Sugarhill Boutique
Ice Lolly Print Midi Fit and Flare Dress £55 from Sugarhill Boutique
Ice Lolly Print Midi Fit and Flare Dress £55 from Sugarhill Boutique

Last but not least we have these two wonderful frocks from Sugarhill Boutique, who always know the way to my novelty print loving heart! Elephants and bunting you say? Sure, why not. Fab and rocket ice lollies? Consider it done! Both prints are totally delightful but I would expect nothing less from the masters of the playful print.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #53

Hello hello and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! Our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval! What more could you ask for?

Hattie dress £69 from Boden
Hattie dress £69 from Boden

First up we have this bodacious beachy dress from Boden which features a super summery print of sailboats, parasols, and even the odd cheeky sunbather! Oh how I wish that could be me! It’s a lovely and flattering fit and flare shape from a brand which never fails to disappoint.

Red lips dress £50 from Lady V London
Red lips dress £50 from Lady V London

It’s time to pucker up and offer 50 of your best smackers as this delightful Lady V London lips print dress is sure to bring a smile to your face. Made in one of their signature 50’s shapes, this dress is destined for twirling in!

Seagull stripe dress £85 from Laura Ashley
Seagull stripe dress £85 from Laura Ashley

It’s time to flock to Laura Ashley who have brought out a lovely range of seagull print frocks! This stripey number with its nautical feel and fit and flare silhouette is my pick of the bunch. Plus look at those cute seagulls! They must be plotting something….

Cactus dress £59 by Emily and Fin
Cactus dress £59 by Emily and Fin

You’ll look pretty sharp in this cactus print dress from the marvelous Emily and Fin, which you can currently pre-order from Aspire Style. The dress is such a gorgeous colour and the white print with pink details looks perfect set against it. I’m going to be real prickly if I don’t get hold of this!

Botanical Specimen print dress £48 from Yumi
Botanical Specimen print dress £48 from Yumi at House of Fraser

What a botanical specimen you’ll look in this pretty Yumi dress! I’m not sure I have mushroom for anymore puns but I am a big fan of the casual crotch tortoise. More dresses should feature them.

Floral jacquard dress £85 from Warehouse
Floral jacquard dress £85 from Warehouse

I am in love with this stunning Warehouse prom dress. It’s the most beautiful shape and the floral jacquard print is just swoonworthy. Yellow and grey look set to be big colours this season and with a dress as knockout as this it’s not hard to see why.

Sweetie print dress £75 from ASOS
Sweetie print dress £75 from ASOS

Sweet dreams are made of this tasty ASOS dress which I can totally think of hundreds and thousands of reasons to buy. Number one being that it’s COVERED IN SWEETS, obviously.

Playful days dress £59.80 from Miss Patina
Playful days dress £59.80 from Miss Patina

Last but not least is this super cute dress from Miss Patina! It’s a lovely simple cream frock with nice striped detailing on the sleeves and, just in case you hadn’t noticed, it also features a massive cat face. Puuuurfect!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #52 * Valentine’s Special *

Merry Monday everyone and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our weekly roundup of the frocks we have fallen head over heels for and deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. We’re seeing red this week as we prepare for nobody’s everyone’s favourite love-fest, Valentine’s Day. Crack out the violins….

Florence Spotty Dress £62.95 (was £125) from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser
Florence Spotty Dress £62.95 (was £125) from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser
Poppy Organza Dress £125 from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser
Poppy Organza Dress £125 from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser

We start our quest for the perfect red dress with a couple of hot contenders from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser. I don’t believe I have stumbled across this brand before (insert your own what the Dickens joke here) but I must say it was love at first sight. Polka dots, bows and organza? Sign me up!

Scuba Debutante Bardot Frill Mini Dress £40 from ASOS
Scuba Debutante Bardot Frill Mini Dress £40 from ASOS

You can always depend on ASOS to set your heart a flutter (and clear out your bank balance in the process) with their seemingly endless supply of gorgeous dresses. This flouncy frock looks like it would be so much fun to wear and will surely provide you with the only cold shoulder you’ll receive on Valentine’s.

'Matilda' Fabulously Flirty 50's Rockabilly Polka Dot Shirt Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Matilda’ Fabulously Flirty 50’s Rockabilly Polka Dot Shirt Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

You’ll leave little option but to be swept off your feet after twirling the night away in this fab full-skirted fifties number from Lindy Bop, who have quite the red dress selection. Phwoar.

Buckholme Eyelet Dress £98.50 from Jack Wills
Buckholme Eyelet Dress £98.50 from Jack Wills

You’ll be a sight for sore eyelets in this beautiful red dress from Jack Wills! This is such a lovely frock and perfect for daytime wear too. That’s how I am going to justify buying it, anyway.

Gabby Dress £58 from Motel at Topshop
Gabby Dress £58 from Motel at Topshop

Glitter-bomb warning!* I am always in favour of an excuse to shimmy in sparkles and this Motel dress is one blingtastic bodycon showstopper.

*If you recognised this as a poor Theme Hospital joke then congratulations! You’re my new BFF

Isobel dress Yours Truly £76 from Emily and Fin
Isobel dress Yours Truly £76 from Emily and Fin
Dolly Bow Prom Dress £34 (was £85) from ASOS
Dolly Bow Prom Dress £34 (was £85) from ASOS

Finally we have two dresses that have actually previously appeared on Double Thumbs but are both so perfect for Valentine’s I’ve included them again. The Emily and Fin Yours Truly dress from Double Thumbs #49 is romance perfection and I’ve been crushing on that ASOS frock since the Double Thumbs Christmas Special. Now that it has been reduced, perhaps it will finally be mine……

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #51

Merry Friday everyone! It’s time once again for Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval!

Rainy Day Dress £55 from There's Only One Amy Laws
Rainy Day Dress £55 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

I always enjoy dressing to my surroundings and at the moment I am surrounded by miserable January weather. I feel this delightful number from There’s Only One Amy Laws would cheer many a grey day. If only rain really was multicoloured. Sigh.

Bark in the Park Dress £47 by Sugarhill Boutique from Thunder Egg
Bark in the Park Dress £47 by Sugarhill Boutique from Thunder Egg

You’d be barking mad not to have puppy dog eyes for this cute dress from Sugarhill Boutique at Thunder Egg. The illustrations are just lovely and will definitely have you looking more lady than tramp (sorry)!

 Noah's Safari Print Tea Dress £65 from Yumi
Noah’s Safari Print Tea Dress £65 from Yumi

Grab your binoculars, we’re going on safari over at Yumi with this floaty frock. Lions and tigers and, errm, massive birds help to form this rather enjoyable print.

Floral Print Midi Dress £57.99 by Chi Chi London at House of Fraser
Floral Print Midi Dress £57.99 by Chi Chi London at House of Fraser

This Chi Chi London dress is more phrwoar-al than floral with a big bold digital print. It’s a stunning take on modern vintage from a brand I am becoming more and more obsessed with!

Dreaming of Hana Printed Prom Dress £40.41 (sale price) from Chicwish
Dreaming of Hana Printed Prom Dress £40.41 (sale price) from Chicwish

Continuing my humongous floral print of dreams theme is Chicwish who have just released this gorgeous poppy dress. It’s so glamorous! If only I had somewhere to wear it. I really need to get myself invited to more weddings.

Daria Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
Daria Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

How lovely is this Lindy Bop dress? The colours are simply gorgeous but I think it’s the super pretty scalloped neckline that makes it a true top frock.

Paris Floral Pinny Dress £48 from Topshop
Paris Floral Pinny Dress £48 from Topshop

Wahey this is one jazzy pinny! IT’S PRACTICALLY SHOUTING it’s so loud but my goodness it’s fabulous and I just love those blues against the vibrant orange. Top work, Topshop.

Girls On Film Dogtooth Check Collared Dress £45 from Dorothy Perkins
Girls On Film Dogtooth Check Collared Dress £45 from Dorothy Perkins

Last but not least is this dogtooth print from Dorothy Perkins. It really reminds me of one of Victoria’s dresses and if there’s one thing I love, it’s to be reminded of Victoria. I think it’s the delightful contrasting collar which really makes the dress stand out.

Jx

All Hail the January Sale

Merry Boxing Day one and all! Did you all have a suitably brilliant Christmas? Today is probably the best day of the whole year as absolutely nobody minds if you spend 24 hours in your pyjamas, eating chocolate and watching children’s films. Three cheers to that! It’s also a good excuse to start spending that Christmas money as pretty much everyone now has a January sale on! Here’s our current most wanted list. We can’t guarantee that everything here will still be in stock so NO TEARS PLEASE, it’s Christmas.

Premium Midi Skater in Jacquard with Bow Back Detail £19 (was £65) from ASOS | All Hail the January Sale
Premium Midi Skater in Jacquard with Bow Back Detail £19 (was £65) from ASOS
Metallic Heart Jacquard Prom Dress £18 (was £55) from ASOS Petite
Metallic Heart Jacquard Prom Dress £18 (was £55) from ASOS Petite

The ASOS sale is so big that I have barely scratched the surface! My eyes can’t cope.

Sugarhill Boutique Topcat Blouse £24 (was £35) from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Sugarhill Boutique Topcat Blouse £24 (was £35) from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Chloe Coat in Pink £50 (was £95) from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis
Chloe Coat in Pink £50 (was £95) from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis

You can find lovely Sugarhill Boutique discounts at House of Fraser, John Lewis and, funnily enough, the Sugarhill Boutiqe website.

Frill Front Balloon Shirt £20 (was £38) from Oasis
Frill Front Balloon Shirt £20 (was £38) from Oasis

Oasis have got some lovely bits in their sale including this hot air balloon print shirt which I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Fizz Glitter Mary Jane Shoes £15 (was £30) from Topshop
Fizz Glitter Mary Jane Shoes £15 (was £30) from Topshop

I don’t think the Topshop sale is as brilliant as it usually is (my bank balance is so relieved) but the shoe discounts are pretty good.

Cara Camera Across Body £14.50 (was £29) from Accessorize
Cara Camera Across Body £14.50 (was £29) from Accessorize
80s Hits Across Body Bag £12.50 (was £25) from Accessorize
80s Hits Across Body Bag £12.50 (was £25) from Accessorize
Tick Tock Clock Across Body Bag £18 (was £25) from Accessorize
Tick Tock Clock Across Body Bag £18 (was £25) from Accessorize

My novelty bag radar basically exploded when I looked at the Accessorize sale. The camera bag is one of my favourite purchases this year so I am very tempted to add the clock or the cassette.

Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £31.60 (was £79) from Boden
Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £31.60 (was £79) from Boden
Flowershow Dress £19.80 (was £99) from Boden
Flowershow Dress £19.80 (was £99) from Boden

Boden have really entered into the spirit of the sale with some seriously hefty discounts to be found. I have been after that squirrel dress for ages!

Wallpaper Print Dress £20 (was £30) from Iksa at Yumi
Wallpaper Print Dress £20 (was £30) from Iksa at Yumi

The Yumi sale is also good for a bargain. We featured this beautiful red dress in one of our recent posts.

Red Winter Birds Print Dress £36 (was £60) from Emily and Fin
Red Winter Birds Print Dress £36 (was £60) from Emily and Fin

Emily and Fin have some stunning dresses reduced on their website. I would like them all please.

Orla Dilly £65 (was £130) by Orla Kiely for Clarks
Orla Dilly £65 (was £130) by Orla Kiely for Clarks

The second Orla Kiely for Clarks collection has finally been given the 50% discount treatment. Unfortunately everyone else seems to have noticed this too.

Barbarella Prom Dress Blue/Gold £49.99 (was £99.99) from Fever London
Barbarella Prom Dress Blue/Gold £49.99 (was £99.99) from Fever London

Shiny shiny goodness from Fever London with the Barbarella dress we featured as part of their Style My Night challenge now half price.

Pastel Pink Leather Satchel 13" £62 (was £89) from Zatchel
Pastel Pink Leather Satchel 13″ £62 (was £89) from Zatchel

The Zatchel sale is also looking pretty tempting with many bags reduced by up to 50%! Crikey.

Spotted any big bargains today? Let me know!

Jx