Thursday, 29 January 2015


This Valentines day my boyfriend is cooking for me at home... so this is an example of what I will not be wearing. It might be more a case of jogging bottoms and grey tee. Lucky old Josh! Maybe I will make a bit more of an effort, reading that back it does sound bad. If I was going out though, this is what I would ideally like to wear. I must confess... I struggled to put something together. I'm feeling a bit uninspired by the great British high street at the moment, which I hate to admit! Maybe it's just that funny time of year when we are all a bit over outwear but it's way too cold for spring clothes. I'll go with that.
I have always been a huge fan of pairing baby pink with hot red, and Valentines day does feel like the perfect occasion to wack out my fave colour combo. It feels like it shouldn't work, but for me it is the perfect juxtaposition of girly and sexy, a match made in heaven! This post is just riddled with Valentines vocabulary. I do apologise. I will never say 'sexy' again.
P.s, How amazing is this LaLa Land card! They also have a Dane Bowers one which I really want, but alas I only have one boyfriend.

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Zara Sweater | Vintage Levi jeans | Topshop Shoes | Asos Sunnies
We all know I love a thrifty bargain. So imagine my delight when I found these vintage pair of washed denim Levi's in a Charity shop, for... wait for it... £1!! ONE POUND! ONE OF MY POUNDS! In the wise words of Peter Andre, this is insania.
I think I have dressed myself in all light colours today subconsciously to try and make myself look more tanned. I hate this time of year. I feel translucent but refuse to use sun beds or fake tan. I don't care what anyone says, I feel SO much better with a tan, but it's the sort of thing that only a good old bit of natural sunlight can cure. Oh dear.


Friday, 23 January 2015


Investing in more frames this year | Finding Zara sale bargains | New Years Eve Face | Post Christmas Chanel Treats | Lazy Sundays | Still in love with Rosie HW lingerie | Favourite new mug | Bridal Illustrating | Loving slouchy knits | Make-upless dog walks
You can follow me between posts on Instagram @Helen_Hird


Tuesday, 20 January 2015


I absolutely love having a day off to myself, as I'm sure most people do! I really struggle to not do anything or sit around and watch TV on my days off, I don't even ever really lay in... I like to get up and be productive. Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than a bit of This Morning whilst I'm painting, I find Philip Schofield great company and I'm not even going to make a secret of the fact that I think he's an absolute babe. 
This is todays outfit for down time to myself. I had a driving lesson first thing, then painted all morning for a bridal commission, played with my pup in the sunshine, did a bit of blogging (obvs) and I'm off to the old cinema for date night tonight. Perfect day!
I was also greeted by these Asos beauties in the post this morning. I thought my slip on phase had passed, but when I spotted these pointed camel delights on the 'new in' page I couldn't help but order them. They're even better in real life to!
Over & Out


Sunday, 18 January 2015


So this post is a little bit different, but if you have read my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram you will know that I am also a fashion illustrator.
I thought I would share with you a few of my recent illustrations for some of my very favourite bloggers... Amy from The Little Magpie, Charlotte from Lurch Hound Loves,  Hannah from A Fashion Fix & Megan from Pages By Megan.
Illustrating is my main passion (aside from animals & cheese) & I am always looking to work with new people and brands... I also do a cheeky little blogger discount. So if it's anything you'd be interested in for yourself (for business cards, a website header or even a gift or personal memento) or on behalf of a brand then feel free to email me at
I also do bridal illustrating... I find it's a good way to channel my wedding obsession! I was reflecting on some of my favourites bridal looks from 2014 the other day, and my ultimate gown had to be from the insanely chic and gorgeous Olivia Palermo. Here's an illustration I put together of her cream cashmere jumper, tulle embellished skirt and statement cobalt blue heels...
To follow my Illustration work you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or my website that is currently in progression.

© Raggy Doll. All rights reserved.
Blogger Template by pipdig