Thursday, 16 October 2014



Bridal Illustrating | Being Naughty | Enjoying the new Topshop mag that came with my order | Coming home to a lovely Glamorous parcel | Loving the Rosei H.W M&S collection | Making cards | Painting quotes | Forever buying grey | Having a rare lazy Saturday | Being a geek at the British Museum | Creating a Balmain army | Receiving the exciting delivery of my business cards
In between posts you can follow me in Instagram @Helen_Hird

Monday, 13 October 2014


If you happen to read my blog frequently, or follow me on Instagram, you will know I am a HUGE Asos fan. I'd go as far as to say they are my very favorite brand. So yesterday evening (in a very sleepy state) I went on the computer only to find the mid season sale had launched. Needless to say it perked me up a bit! I love scrolling through my saved item list to find out what has been reduced. Is that sad?
These are a few of my sale picks, I've had my eye on that woven clutch for quite a while! If you click on the link & see it with the model, it's a lot bigger than you expect. Roomy, and therefore practical. I think I have so many black bags I feel the need to justify it myself, but lets face it... it's just a gorgeous bag!!

Happy shopping!


Saturday, 11 October 2014


Cream Textured Duster c/o Glamorous | Chelsea Boots c/o Glamorous | Vero Moda Jeans | Topshop Boutique Basic Tee | Primark Bag 

The sunglasses. hung head & slouchy clothes are all saying one thing; I am extremely tired!
My dog has had puppies, so I have had a couple of sleepless nights now, helping her through the birth & keeping an eye on them. I can't wait to put my p.jays on and tuck down to watch X Factor tonight. I think a takeaway and a large glass of wine might be in order to!

How cute are these little chunky boots from If you read my last post, I've been on the hunt for a good pair of boots, and then two come along at once! These ones are super comfy, and I love the cleated sole on them. If you're thinking of picking up a few goodies from Glamorous, don't forget to use the discount code on the side of my blog! Over here somewhere --->

Happy weekend everyone! 


Thursday, 9 October 2014


So I know I posted about one of my favorite websites ever,, a little while ago, but they have just come to my rescue again so I feel they are due another post!
As you may know, for the first time ever I have had a real struggle finding a pair of black winter boots that I like. I have ordered boot after boot, that I haven't even really been that keen on, in a desperate effort to prepare my feet for winter, but I have sent them all back. Asos & Topshop must hate me by now! Then I remembered my old friend Shoeaholics & visited the website to find these babies staring at me. 
For those of you that don't know, is run by Kurt Geiger, and sell the brand (along with a few others) at heavily discounted prices. Sometimes the shoes are ex display, or sometimes they are just sale or older stock. In this case, my boots were ex display and were reduced form £160 to £79! The fact that they're great quality and real leather means that even though they've probably been tried on a handful of times, they are in amazing condition... and to honest, I always think leather looks better slightly worn. 
So if you haven't already visited the website or heard of them, it is well worth a look!
I will also mention that the service I've had from them has always been top notch and the delivery is fast, which is always a bonus.
I am well aware this is beginning to sound like a sponsored post, but I can assure you it's not. I just really love the website that much!


Tuesday, 7 October 2014



H&M Wool Mix Coat | Vero Moda Wonder Denim | H&M Roll Neck | Topshop Shoes 

So alas, I have still not been able to find that camel coat I have been wanging on about, but I do have a bit on the side in the form of this little grey bargain. I saw it on a few blog wish lists and could not (& still cant!) believe the price, £24.99! You can't see in the photos, but it's got a lovely silky blush pink lining, which makes it looks a lot more expensive.  It was all sold out in my local H&M & online, but my dearest brother located one in his local store. I think they do keep restocking them online though, so keep your eyes peeled.  I think It's worth mentioning that it is very oversized, I have gone a size down in this and could probably have even got away with two sizes down, just for those of you that might order it online. 

Over & out


Tuesday, 30 September 2014


So these are my current fashion lustings.
I must admit, I've been lacking a bit in inspiration lately. My clothes rails feel a bit bare and i'm not quite sure what to fill them with, hence the accessory heavy post! Usually I love this time of year for shopping, what with chunky knits, chunkier boots & oversized coats, but I am yet to buy a new winter coat & can't find a pair of boots I like anywhere! Nightmare! This Weekday coat one is the only one I've found that I absolutely love, but it's just a tad on the expensive side for me. Boo! I do love bringing back the autumnal make up shades though! Dark lipstick and berry nails polishes are my faves! 

Hopefully i'll find my clothes inspiration again soon, I suppose on the upside my bank card is having a nice rest!
Do link my any of your blogs, or blogs you think i'd like to give me a kick up the bum!


Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Asos faux fur scarf | Vero Moda Jeans | H&M Jersey Top | Topshop Boots

So here it is. My beloved scarf.

I want to wear it all the time, although I am getting a bit tired of "that looks like that cat off Alice in Wonderland" comments from all my male friends. I've also had the Bagpuss comparison once or twice. 
I can feel my fury scarf collection growing over the winter, I LOVE this other Asos striped faux fur scarf. Honestly, Asos are coming up the with absolute goods this Autumn!