27/12/2013

honey I'm not your honey pie

27/12/2013
Haim T-shirt: Haim tour/official merchandise         Mom jeans: Topshop

I am SO in love with my Haim top. Almost as much as I'm in love with Haim themselves, those girls are so very very cool. Well, when I say in love, I mean in a sort of "OH GOD CAN I PLEASE BE A HAIM SISTER NOW" kind of way. 

I went to see Haim in Manchester a couple of weeks ago with some friends - it was the second time we'd all seen them, and my god were we blown away. I swear they just get better and better. Not only are they incredibly talented musicians, they're also genuinely hilarious and very charismatic. Never before have I seen a band who had so much (there's really no other word for it) banter with the crowd, especially bassist Este - who, incidentally, pulls the most fantastic "bass faces" in the business. Google "Este Haim bass face" if you haven't seen this!

If you follow Haim on twitter, you may have noticed them tweeting a photo of the three of them stood infront of an audience at one of their gigs, all flicking V's at the camera - band and fans alike! If not, you can see that photo here. That was the gig we went to! The story behind it is that, on the same night, Los Campesinos were also playing in the venue opposite. Earlier that day, the lead singer of Los Campesinos had taken a photo of himself flicking a V at the fans queuing outside for Haim, and tweeted it. So, in retaliation, Haim tweeted a photo of the whole of their audience, plus themselves, doing the same thing. It was a glorious moment. Not that we - or indeed Haim - really dislike Los Campesinos, it was just all rather hilarious! Even more so for my friends and I, because Los Campesinos actually used to be a part of Cardiff Student Media - they were, apparently, all members of Cardiff Uni's radio station, Xpress! I do a couple of shows on Xpress Radio, and the two friends who I went with are the station manager and the head of entertainment shows. Some of our friends in student media know members of Los Campesinos, so this whole incident was just a bit surreal!

Anyway, I'm babbling. Back to the clothes. I've decided that pairing a band tee with high-waisted "mom" jeans is one of my favourite casual combinations. And it oozes 90s (despite the fact that the band are current), which can only be a good thing! I wore this outfit to visit some relatives in Bolton today, though it's been chilly and breezy outside so I had to wrap up a bit more...


Tartan scarf: Pop Boutique, Manchester         Leather jacket: Zara

I couldn't resist following the crowd and buying a tartan scarf... everyone seems to be wearing them at the moment! And, I admit, they've won me over. I think they give a cool edge to an outfit, with a wearable nod to punk - or to the nineties, again! Cher Horowitz, eat your heart out. I actually bought this scarf in Manchester on the same day that I went to see Haim, a coincidence that I didn't notice when I put the outfit together! And, of course, my trusty leather jacket just seemed to fit in so well. I do have other jackets, honestly...

Helen xx

39 comments :

  1. Never heard of them, but it sounds like a good experience.

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  2. Love the tartan scarf so pretty!
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  3. your outfit is lovely and the tweet story is super fun :)

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  4. You look very nice and love your scarf :)
    Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!

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  5. You look so pretty, love the shirt :)

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  6. Awesome blog!!! Happy New Year!!!
    Can we follow each other on gfc/bloglovin?

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  7. Love the look, plaid scarfs are the best !

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  8. I love high-waisted shorts (mom shorts, haha) and I like how you paired it with that tartan scarf. I've only been to one concert in my life, but the band didn't really chat with the crowd at all, so I can see how an interactive experience would have been more fun.

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  9. hello darling u have a great blog, would u like to follow each other on gfc and facebook??? i always follow back
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  10. Happy holidays!)
    I'm your 101 follower on GFC)
    Follow back?)

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  11. Great look, love it when people wear a band shirt and actually know how they are! ha!

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  12. Love this look, it really does suit you x

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  13. love your outfit! Happy holidays! I would love it if we could follow each other :)

    xoxo

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  14. love your HAIM top and I love the way you styled it. Very cute and casual xxx

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  15. I love this! Such a great look, loving the scarf!

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  16. Wow! Your blog is the best! I love it! :)) You are so beautiful! :)

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  17. I love the scarf! It's such a classic print! xx

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  18. That scarf is great!! And the pictures are really beautiful, love your lipstick:) I don't know Haim but after all the great words that I just read about them I'm going to Google them right now haha:)
    xx

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  19. Your outfit is perfectly styled! I am especially loving the scarf!

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  20. Love the Haims T shirt paired with the Flannel scarf! It's amazing :)
    So glad that I found your blog--you're so pretty xx
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Instagram?
    Hope you have a beautiful day, Helen!

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  21. lovely blog :)
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  22. I have never heard of the band, but the shirt is amazing! Your whole outfit comes together so nicely :)

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  23. Thank you everyone for your comments - you're all so kind!!
    And to those who haven't heard of Haim, go listen to them, they're amazing ;)
    xxxx

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  24. Lovely blog! Following on GFC and Bloglovin! :) Follow back

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  25. I've never heard of them before! Off to check them out..

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  26. I love this outfit! And the colour of your scarf suits you so well (if that makes any sense :D) xo

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  27. Love your blog!!
    Started following your blog via GFC and Bloglovin, would you like to follow me? :)

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  28. incredible! Haim are my favourite band and I NEED THIS TEE!

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  29. Hope you've had a lovely Christmas, you have the best name by the way... although I'm slightly biased haha. Love the outfit, I need that Tartan Scarf. Hope uni is going well, I went to Cardiff Uni too, loved it there

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    Helen

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    1. Ah no way! We've got too much in common haha, that's a little freaky! I'm loving uni, so sad that I have to leave at the end of this year! Although I'm gonna do anything I can to stay in Cardiff :) xx

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  30. I love Haim! I'm listening to them right now! I love this look so much it reminds me of how the girls in Haim dress, so mission accomplished!Would you like to follow each other?
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    1. Hahaha yessss my goal in life has been achieved ;) Thank you! Sure, I'd love to follow each other :) xx

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  31. First thing that popped in my eye is your Haim shirt! I love them so much! Your outfit is pretty nice as well!

    xo Mélane
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  32. Love the retro look!
    Hope you have a happy new year!

    Whitney
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  33. I love your look and makeup!

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