Monday, 30 March 2015

SPRING TIME SNAKE PRINT





 
 
So this weekend Spring is well and truly upon us. The clocks have changed, I've dusted off my favourite duster jacket (so to speak) and have brought my first pair of sandals this year. All very good signs indeed. My new sandals come in the form of these little Asos snakey beauties. I'll be honest, I was browing the 'New In' page, added them to my basket and paid for them within about 30 seconds. A slight impulse buy, but I actually really love them. I wasn't sure about the low style heel, but I think they will be so versatile and look really laid back cool with oversized dresses in the summer. An all round winner for me. They also come in this nude and white colour combo, which I'm also very temped by, but I must be good.
 
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

SENSO



 
 
I feel like I may be getting a bit more shoe obsessed by the day. Instead of clicking 'New In Clothing' when I'm online shopping, I find myself clicking 'New In Shoes' first. I just feel like shoes can so easily make an outfit. Even a pair of jeans and plain white T can be finished perfectly with a cracking pair of boots or strappy heels, and the whole outfit looks amazing with that one touch. Look at my getting all footwear passionate... this is not doing bank balance any good, all I want to do now is buy shoes after this post.
I wanted to introduce you to probably my very favourite shoe brand. Never mind Louboutin or Jimmy Choo, Senso have it all. It's just so up my street as well, I feel like they were made for me; Gold hard wear, animal prints and textures galore.
Their main website is in Dollars, as they're an Australian brand, but they have lots of UK stockists (praise the lord). You can find them on Urban Outfitters , John Lewis & out good old friend Asos to name but a few.
 
You can thank me later
 
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Saturday, 21 March 2015

VERSACE







 
 
We all know I love a good rummage in a charity shop, and I am not ashamed to say it. Some of the things I have found in my time are unreal. This being one of them. I saw it in the window on a Sunday, when the shop was closed. Absolute torture. So on Monday morning I trundled down there and was that awkward person that asks the shop assistant to undress the mannequin so I could try it on. I was pretty sure I would love it, and when I tired it on I loved it even more. I had made a deal with myself lately to start buying summery things, as I think I'm going to be quite poor this summer *sigh*, so I was going to try and stock up on shorts, tees and dresses now. But how could I say no to this knitted bad boy?
 
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Monday, 16 March 2015

THE WHITE COTTON SHIRT






H&M Oversized White Shirt | Asos Sunnies (almost identical) | Vero Moda Jeans | Topshop Boots
 
I've wanted a longline cotton shirt for quite a while, but couldn't find the right cut. This H&M one ticks all the boxes for me, I love how oversized it is but has fitted 3/4 sleeves, and it's that crisp white cotton that goes perfectly with washed denim.
 
In other news, I got a bottom brace on my teeth today. I've wanted one for a while... but I'm feeling very ugly tonight. I feel like a might need to do a mass online shop to comfort myself. I also got a hair cut the other day, as you can see, which I just cant get used to. So all in all I'm feeling pretty grotty. The one thing that could pick me up right now would be a nice Asos mid season sale. C'mon Asos, help a sister out.
 
 
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Saturday, 14 March 2015

DENIM EDIT



 
 
 
If you follow my Instagram you will probably notice that I am a tad denim obsessed right now, Asos denim obsessed to be precise. Asos + Denim is my favourite combination, and I can't stop buying their jeans. Aside from jeans, I feel like I want everything I wear in denim at the moment; dresses, jackets, shirts, just gimme them all. I think the only thing I don't have a hankering for is denim underwear, and maybe a denim hat. I don't want to go all Britney & Justin 1993 about the situation.
These are a few of my best picks from the high street, Asos heavy of course, but how cute is this little Zara playsuit? I'm not usually one for playsuits, but this one if floating my boat a treat.
 
Over & Out my friends, have a fab weekend.
 
 
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

DOUBLE DENIM



 
 

 
 
I feel like Spring has finally sprung!
I was actually poorly all weekend, but did get a chance to sit in the sun & I don't know if it's my mind playing tricks, but I think I may had got a touch of a tan on the old arms. I forgot how joyful that feeling is.
I think the boyish silhouette is due to me still feeling a bit rough, this is a very 'unfashionable' thing to be blogging about, but I have been diagnosed with IBS so am more or less constantly bloated at the moment. Gross & not at all chic, I know. So although admittedly I am naturally a lover of all things baggy, they are my best friends at the moment. It's not like I have the urge to be walking round in body con dresses and pencil skirts, but I'd like the option y'know. I did take it upon myself to invest in some Zara oversized basics on Sunday, in my head I convinced myself that it was Dr's orders and the medically correct thing to do... really I'm just a massive fan of their basics and he very clearly didn't mention anything of the sort.
Does anyone else suffer with this condition? It's so new to me and I'm like a lost little sheep that isn't sure what to eat.
Boo.
 
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Monday, 9 March 2015

ALL THAT IS GOLD DOES NOT GLITTER






If you follow me on Instagram  or my Facebook , you will probably know that aside from Blogging and my retail job, I am a bridal and fashion illustrator. I'd love this to be my job one day, and that I could sit and paint for a living. So I thought for todays post I'd share with you another side of what I do, as I have posted about my fashion illustrations before and shown you a few custom pieces I have done for other bloggers. If you haven't seen it you can have a sneaky peek here.  
These pieces are a little different from the long leggy beautiful women I usually illustrate, but watercolour is my main passion and I use it as the medium for everything I do. This is my latest piece of work, and my first to get framed. I aim to have everything I do in crisp white frame with a white mount, I just love the cleanness and simplistic finish that it gives. I think it really compliments the inky monochrome text to.
 
If you'd be interested in having a custom piece made, then do feel free to drop me an email to info@helenhird.co.uk ... I'm very friendly!
 
 
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Monday, 2 March 2015

MISSGUIDED WISHING.

 
 
 
 
I have to admit, I have not been much of an avid Missguided shopper (other then my beloved camel coat) ... until recently! I literally cannot get enough of it & have found myself visiting the website and browsing through the 'new in' page nearly everyday. I feel like it is now the younger sister to my Asos addiction. There's so many key pieces that I feel like I cannot live without any longer, just look at that gorgeous dusty pink coat. Me oh my. I also have a penchant for their skirt section, which is unusual for me, but I love this little grey number reppin' the sixties trend. HORRAY FOR MISSGUIDED.
 
 
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