Current Favorite Accessories

Sandals from Urban Outfitters
Factory Grey Nail Lacquer by American Apparel
Flower Hair Pin from Diva
Bow Earrings by Betsey Johnson
Sterling Silver Topaz Ring from Tree Of Life
White Watch from Cotton On

What are your favorite accessories at the moment?
Until next time,
Erin :)

For The Love Of Nature

I took this self-portrait a while ago when I completely loved everything outdoorsy. I would go hunting with my dad, swimming at the beach and I would ride my ATV (4-wheeler) for hours. I was pretty much a tomboy growing up, and had two sisters who were into more girly things like shopping and painting their elegant nails. It wasn't until college that I developed a love for makeup and fashion. I realized that the way I presented myself was a means by which I was able to represent and express myself. I have always been a lover of art and creativity, so I am so glad I have found a great way to play around with both on a daily basis.

Lately, I found that I haven't been spending as much time outdoors as I would like and I consider nature to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring things about life. As I've been adding more flower accessories and clothing to my attire, here are some of my favorite pictures of flowers I took over the summer:

Hope you all are off to a great start this week! :)


Florals And Animal Print

So, that's what I wore out to breakfast this morning. I've been going light on the makeup and I'm so loving this comfortable romper these days. What do you think of mixing floral patterns and animal print? I think it's a great mixture of girly and edgy. :) Each to her own though!

Hope you all are having a beautiful weekend!


Chocolate Talk

For the past few weeks, I have been craving the decadent taste of Jacques Torres chocolates from New York City...

Above are just some pictures I took the last time I visited. Aside from filled chocolate bites, they make amazing ice cream, cookies, cakes, hot cocoas (my sister is holding a cup of hot cocoa above)...and the list goes on. Their chocolates are some of the best I've ever tasted, and I've eaten a lot of chocolate in my lifetime! haha, I love how beautifully they design their edibles are as well. It almost makes me not want to eat them! Okay, that's a lie. haha, they're too delicious.

A few nights ago, my friend had a get together at her apartment and she introduced to me Haigh's chocolates (located here in Australia). Also so yummy. :) I always have a stash of dark chocolate Tim Tams in my cupboard, but this was such a treat! haha, I basically looked like this the whole night:

What's your favorite type of chocolate?

Talk to you all soon! :)

Fashion Steals

No, I didn't steal anything. haha, but I certainly felt like I did last night. I got to go to the shopping mall for the first time in weeks yesterday, and I found some seriously great deals. I have been trying to save up for a trip that I'm taking in about three weeks. For those of you who may not know, my sister and her boyfriend are coming from Hawaii to Australia, and we're going to meet up in Sydney! A week full of shopping, eating and enjoying each other's company. I seriously can't wait.

But anyway, back to my shopping mall visit last evening. I thought with all of the school work I've been keeping myself busy with lately, it would be a great stress reliever to spend money on things I really don't need one last time before I jet. haha. I bought a few tops, a romper and accessories. Mostly summer things for this warm weather that's coming my way, and below is a picture of my favorite find! It wasn't exactly price friendly, and now I'm rethinking the title of this post, but it is my most loved of the bunch. :)

It's from Myer, a nationwide department store that greatly resembles Nordstrom, and the brand is Tokito. I love tops that are cinched at the waist, because it always gives me more shape. :) Sorry for the bad quality photo, I took it in the dressing room, and my obnoxious flash went off. Ugh. After that, I shoved my camera in my bag. haha. This point and shoot camera is more convenient to carry around on shopping trips, but I love fidgeting with my SLR. Oh, and you can't see past my hips because well...I wasn't exactly wearing shorts. haha, sorry about that too. =/

I'm sure this top and my "steals" will be in posts soon because I can't wait to wear them! haha. Have you found any great deals lately with the transition of seasons?


Fall Out

Autumn is my favorite time to take nature pictures, dress in cute scarves and wear comfortable beanies. I just finished my second spring break of 2010 and as it happens, I'm completely missing out on fall this year. :( I thought I'd share some pictures I took last fall when I visited my sister in New York (the first picture is of my older sister, Kellie), some I took with my university friends in Colorado and some when I got home for the holidays! I'm lucky enough to return to Hawaii before Thanksgiving for the holidays every year. I love my academic calendar. :)

Any favorite things you like to do or wear during the fall? Wherever you are, I hope you're having a great season! :)


Reasons I Smile

I've had this blog for about a month now, and I figured it was a great time to let you all know a little more about me! Hope you enjoy, and maybe we'll find out that we have a few things in common. :)

Sorry for not looking at the camera lens, there was probably just something shiny that caught my attention. haha.

Ten Things That Make Me Happy
1. my dear loved ones (family, friends and dogs)
2. heartwarming movies, songs, stories and pictures
3. cloudy days and early morning adventures
4. finding beautiful items that are affordable
5. looking at old pictures
6. kind strangers who do kind things
7. dark chocolate and a hearty homemade meal
8. lazy days consumed by the television, my laptop and magazines
9. me-i believe happiness is a choice, and i rely on myself to allow me to experience joy
10. you, my darling. thank you for following me or reading my blog! i greatly appreciate all of you. :)