Thursday, 27 October 2016

PAYDAY WISHLIST



 
 
I'm off work this week on Holiday. I went to Center Parcs with my family for a long weekend for my mums 60th at the start of the week which was so lovely. I just chilled out with my family, went to the spa and ate & drank way too much. I thought it come back all relaxed and refreshed for the rest of the week. I was going to catch up with loads of my friends, get my hair done, get lots of work done for my markets I have coming up & I also wanted to do loads of blog posts. I've mentioned before the struggle of being employed, having my own business and running a blog. It doesn't leave me with too much time to daytime socialise or outfit post as regularly as I would like. So I saw this week as a really good opportunity to do all those things that I cant normally do when I'm trying to balance my retail job to. Guess what? I've been really poorly since Tuesday. For the last 2 days I have literally only left my duvet to crawl to the toilet or to get a Lemsip. Today I feel a little better and have left the sofa for more than half an hour at a time... but I'm still very much in pyjama mode, and no one wants to see that. I don't even have those pyjamas that good bloggers have, when they take photos of themselves sat on their bed in a gorgeous silky matching set casually reading a vogue. Y'know the ones. Mine are mismatched, have holes in the knees and are covered in dog hair. Not an image I want shoot or show anyone.
So I thought I'd share with you a few of my lusts this month instead. I haven't done that for a while, and while it's not an outfit post, I still enjoyed putting it together. Although it has given me the overwhelming urge to online shop now. I'm getting paid for a big, exciting project that I have been working on recently (I will share with you when I can) and I want to buy myself something a little more special than normal. This Gucci belt was my item of choice... but it appears it's out of stock everywhere at the moment!
This is just not my lucky week.
 
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Monday, 17 October 2016

LOAFER DILEMMAS









 
 
This week was the week that I finally decided my life could no longer continue without a pair of loafers. A simple problem to solve, you might think... but I have the narrowest feet known to man. When I was a kid at school and everyone had cool ballet pumps and those weird chunky heeled loafer things, I was stuck in a pair of special lace up Victorian looking ankle boots. To this day I can't wear anything that I'm not strapped or laced into. I just walk straight out of them. So I thought my voyage for loafers was going to be quite fruitless, and it was for a little while. I'm a really avid Asos shopper (although I hd the worse customer service from them lately, which has put me off slightly, but that's beside the point) so that was my first port of call. They arrived the next day thanks to our old pal Asos Premier, but alas they were like walking in a pair of rowing boats for me. So back they went. Queue Topshop. I had seen these 'Kendall' loafers knocking around on a few blogs, they're a tad more expensive than in other high street shops... although a lot cheaper than the Gucci ones. £358 cheaper to be precise. So on Saturday I slightly diverted from my Waitrose shop and into the warm bosom of Topshop. I tried the loafers on and it took all of 2 minutes and 3 sales assistants nodding at me for me to buy them. Now, I do love them. I do. Although I've made the classic ol' mistake of not walking up and down in the shop or my carpet in them a bit, and they feel just a tad too small. Which is weird, I'm usually a size 5 or 6 in shoes and these are a 6. I cant want a 7 surely. So for anyone thinking of investing in them, bare it in mind that they come and small. Which is a bit of a blessing for me because they fit my child like skinny feet like a glove width wise, but the toes are so narrow, and I'm sure they're shorter than a 6. I have since read this in the reviews on the website, but that's not much help to me now. As they're leather though I'll just have to hope they will stretch a bit as I wear them. Do any of you guys have them and found the same? Did they stretch?
 
I'm off of a mini holiday this week, so there wont be a post, but you can keep up to date with my goings on my instagram @helen_hird
 
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Sunday, 9 October 2016

EMBROIDERED








 
 
 
Since Gucci catapulted embroidered denim into our lives for Fall 2016, I don't think I'm the only one that's become a bit obsessed. Although, saying that I was a bit early to the party and it was Hannah Fincham that got me into embellishment and embroidery a couple of years ago. I was lucky enough to get one of her amazing bespoke jackets for Christmas last year, I've featured it a few times in my posts & it's always on my Instagram so you might know the one I'm talking about. It is my pride & joy, nothing will compare to it. Aside from the fact it was made especially for me, the details in it are stunning, from tiny gold beads nested among pastel pearls to the 80's white embroidered script. Hand on heart I wouldn't swap it for 3 Gucci ones! I have, however, found this super cute little jacket from Glamorous, for those of us that cant quite stretch to Gucci prices! The denim is super soft and I love the nod to the embroidered florals that we've seen splashed all over the catwalk. This one is currently in the sale for about £28 I think, so it's a great little trend piece to see you through the Autumn and Winter. I've kind of broken my own rule on double denim here, but I tried to pair it with black & I just wasn't feeling it. So I am going to channel B*witched and just go with it.
 
C'est la Vie
 
 
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Monday, 3 October 2016

SCARLET









 
 
 
In the last couple of weeks I've become obsessed with red. Red knitwear mostly. I'm usually much more of a neutrals kind gal, I love oatmeals, camels, grey and navy, but there's something about this shade of scarlet paired with denim that is really taking my fancy. I think it has come from scrolling through my instagram during fashion week, there has been so much of this colour about and it really stuck with me. I've seen it teamed with leopard print boots or bags as well, which looks amazing. I feel like I really need to invest in a good pair of leopard print boots. These Topshop ones are currently top of my list. They'd look great with some frayed jeans and a basic white tee to.
 
This jumper is an Asos one, I think it might be sold out right now but I'd keep checking back. I kept it in my saved list and when my size finally came back in stock I added that bad boy straight to my bag. Needless to say it was sold out again within an hour or so, but keep checking. I really think it is such a good investment for this Autumn/Winter. It also comes in other colours which i'm really tempted by, it's such a steal at £25 and the neckline is a dream to. I love a high cosy neck, I'm also bringing back the hair tuck!
 
Over & out for now 
 
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