Emma Forbes Loves for BHS

Following on from last year’s success collaboration with Karen Brady, which tailored a collection of perfect work dresses, BHS are again teaming up with a well-known TV personality in order to showcase a range of beautiful dresses.

This time the lady in question is Emma Forbes, and the dresses are now as far removed from daytime wear as they could possibly be. The focus is on occasion wear – summer weddings, a day at the races, ladies day’s from Ascot to Wimbledon, graduation ceremonies, garden parties and any other summer occasion that I may have forgotten. Emma has teamed up with BHS to cherry pick from their wide range of dresses, and has come up with four key designs that should address every summer need.

The dresses are lovely, with designs that could suit a variety of body shapes (they come in sizes 8-22).  My favourite is the navy side wrap dress that I think is the perfect dress for curvier ladies, with draping and a wrap shape to accentuate those curves. The one shoulder floral print dress has a watered silk print that is the perfect dress for a summer wedding, whilst all after dark events are covered with the silver embellished cocktail dress. Finally the collection is completed with the Erdem – esque, Middlton style lace peplum dress, which has a flash of disco silver that makes this a great day to evening dress.

Silver Embellished Neck Satin Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit BHS

Blue One Shoulder Placement Print Dress Price: £70.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Grecian Dress Price: £50.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Lace Peplum Dress Price: £42.00 click to visit BHS

BHS have pledged £20,000 from the sale of the dresses to the charity, Wellbeing of Women, of which Emma is an ambassador.

The dresses are all available online now, and in selected stores.

 

Nelly – Summer must haves all sorted.

Nelly, the Scandinavian online heaven that rivals ASOS for the number of different brands it carries, is giving shoppers a special treat this weekend. As we all start to plan those holiday wardrobes, they are giving customers a massive 40% off it’s summer must haves. From great summer sundresses and party number, to killer heels and cute lace-up pumps, everything, from day to night has been included in the sale.

The discount is only available until the 13th May 9am, but that is more than enough time to shop the edit. I’ve been browsing to look at my favourite pieces – here they are, the Nelly/Fashion-Mommy edit.

 

Let me know what you think?

Nelly – Summer Edit

NLY SHOES / ELEMIAH £ 25.95 click to visit Nelly

NLY TREND / STARDUST BLAZER £ 32.95 click to visit Nelly

RARE LONDON / LACE EMBROIDED MAXI DRESS £ 41.95 click to visit Nelly

NLY TREND / GLITTER TOP £ 23.95 click to visit Nelly

NLY TREND / UPRISING SWEATER £ 23.95 click to visit Nelly

To view the whole collection with 40% off, click here to visit Nelly.

 

 

 

Reviewed – Poppy Print Dress from Scarlett and Jo

I’ve been a fan of Scarlett and Jo ever since I saw that gorgeous picture of some gorgeous plus size bloggers wearing the Side panel dress. My thoughts were immediately – ‘here is a company who understands that curvier ladies want something to enhance their figures rather than hide them.’ I then got the chance to meet the lovely ladies at the Plus Size Fashion Weekend, and was again really impressed by the brand ethos and the stylish pieces they were producing.

So when I was asked if I would like to review the Poppy Print dress, it really wasn’t an difficult decision. If you can shout YES over an email, that is what I did.

Scarlett & Jo Poppy Print Dress Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

The first thing I have to say is that the dress I was sent, although most definitely the same shape as the Poppy print dress, was most definitely not the same print. It was a more delicate floral print, in a different colour way. And I have to admit, I actually liked it better than the louder version on the website. This does not seem to be on the Evans website yet, but should be coming soon.

This is a dress in two parts, the black under layer is a thin strapped soft stretch shift. This is great as it is non clingy, and therefore creates a flattering silhouette for the chiffon like top layer.  The dress that goes over the top is pretty and delicate, with an empire line elasticated band that helped to conceal my tummy – which is a definite problem area for me personally.

I wore this dress for an evening occasion, a baby shower I was attending, and felt that with heels and opaque tights it was a perfect choice. Dressy, but not overdressed, long sleeves to block out the cool Spring evening, and rich, vibrant colours to help you stand out from the crowd. But this dress works just as well for daytime chic.

Add a pair of ballerina flats, and a denim jacket, and this dress becomes something that is perfect for a pub lunch, or shopping with the girls. In addition, the top layer would make a great beach cover up, almost feather light it could be scrunched up and packed in your suitcase to look great and uncreased when you reach your destination.

In terms of print, style, and versatility, I can’t find any fault with this dress. It is great on all counts.

Other Scarlett and Jo picks

Scarlett & Jo Blue City Dress Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Navy Embroidery Detail Dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Turquoise Side Panel Dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Black Mesh Yoke Fit and Flare Tunic Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Click here to view complete Scarlett and Jo range.