Tuesday, 28 October 2014


If you ever look at my wish list or lust list posts, I can almost guarantee that it will contain a beautiful piece of lacy underwear (probably that I can't afford!) I don't know about you, but I just love how simplistically feminine lingerie is. A good set can transform my mood as soon as I put it on. 
So as you can imagine, I was chuffed when I stumbled across Oh So Lovely Intimates. All the separates, sets and swimwear ranges are designed and created by hand in a home studio in the UK, which I absolutely love. They are made with such thought and care, which I think is a really special thing in the days of high street and disposable fashion. The price tags blew my mind a bit as well, the beautiful bra's are around £30! Insanely good for something so personally hand crafted. 

I hope you love the brand as much as I do! 


Tuesday, 21 October 2014


So this is my current lust list for payday! I clearly wont be buying myself this ridiculously beautiful but expensive set of Agent Provocateur lingerie, but I can dream. Or maybe i'll win the lottery. The chances aren't really in my favour considering I haven't even brought a lottery ticket. Silly me. 


Monday, 20 October 2014


Topshop High Neck Crinkle Top | Topshop Lacey jeans | Kurt Geiger 'Spencer' Boots | Zara Bag | Topshop Boyfriend Coat

So this is a little bit of a different post from what i'd normally do, but I just thought it might be nice to show you how I spend my perfect Sunday when i'm not working.
I am a right country bumpkin at heart, and I always will be. I love going for Autumny walks around the village my boyfriend grew up in, it's called Great Livermere and it's such a beautiful place. It's a tiny peaceful village, full of animals & the elderly (two of my fave things!) It has this massive amazing lake as well, just like from The Notebook! Then my favourite thing to do is sit in Josh's Dad's house watching the X Factor repeat and eating yummy food. Perfecto! Josh wouldn't let me take any photos of him cos he said he was in his scruffy Sunday gear, but I papped a little one from the back. 

On another note, I love this little high neck crinkle top from Topshop. I only just got it the other day from the 'new in' page, but it's already gone! Hopefully they will restock it. The fabric and print is really Whistles-esque, and it was only about £25, which I think's really good!
I hope you all had lovely Sundays to!


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 Glamorous.com. 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, Shoeaholics.com, 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, Shoeaholics.com 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!