Posted on: Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas





Its nearly christmas so for those of you who havn't got round to christmas shopping here is some last minute inspiration. These are a few of my favorite things that i think would make perfect gifts for your friends and family.

Fashion
buying clothes and shoes for someone else can be tricky as sizes vary from shop to shop and the last thing you want is to be offended or simply disappointed. So my go to gift when it comes to clothing are one size fits all items such as these harem pants!(hippy pants or whatever you call them). There super comfy perfect for lounging around the house,yoga, sleeping in or a effortless daytime look. They come in all different colours and patterns so theirs something for everyone. Usually you can find them in markets,independent stores or sites like Ebay.

Another gift for fashion lovers are books such as Alexa Chung's It, Featuring style inspiration from films,tv and music and lots of photography. There  simply perfect coffee table material. Also don't forget Fashion magazines make good gifts too especially the more special biannual editorial style magazines such as my personal favourite Love magazine.

Books
Whether their book lovers or you think they should be. Books make perfect gifts. I would recommend the penguin English library series featuring hundreds of paperback/clothbound classics with beautiful  illustrations. The spines look beautiful when collected. Classic's are a great idea if you don't have a specific book in mind. Don't forget to sign your name/date and maybe a little message so they can't forget who introduced them to there new favourite.

Diaries are also a perfect idea as people like to start in the new year. Mine is by paperblanks.

If you have time, a handmade scrapbook would be a great sentimental gift especially for family. you can feature your own photos and messages and also save some money if your short.

Little Box of gifts
A idea i have used in the past for my sister, is a shoebox of goodies featuring lots of little things such as her favourite sweets, beauty bits and bath bombs from Lush . I think jewellery would be a great addition such as rings from shop dixi or other online jewelry sites  Delilah dust etc. EOS lip balm and hair scrunchies would be perfect too.

Music and TV 
These days most people download music and use spotify etc but i think physical music copies are still speacil especilly from your favourite band. i have several vinyl records on my christmas list this year and im sure others do too. If you want to be super cheesy you could even make them a mixtape!

Again people often watch tv online/ through netflix but i think tv boxsets still make a perfect gift. Game of thrones is a personal favourite of mine.

Art
If your friends and family are into art then you can't go wrong with art supplies. new Pencils or paintbrushes etc would definitely put a smile on their face. I would recommend this easy to customize portable wooden easel/case for supplies, you can find at your local art shop or online. Art books are also an option whether its an artists complete painting collection or 50 contemporary artists you should know.


I hope this gave you some last minute ideas and i wish you all a merry Christmas

x

Posted on: Wednesday, 8 October 2014

My summer in California










 












Hello strangers I'm sorry its been so long. As most of you will know if you regular reader or follow me on my YouTube/social networks, in the summer holidays i was luckily enough to travel to the golden state of California! We where there for a magical three weeks, starting off in San Francisco and then making are way down to LA where we stayed by the beach in Santa Monica, as well as making time to visit a few places along the coast before ending are trip in Beverly hills. Highlights included riding up and down San Fran on the cable cars, seeing the golden gate bridge with my own eyes, eating the yummiest breakfast at mamas on Washington square, morning runs to santa monica pier,hearing the waves from my bed, cycling to Venice beach, six flags,shopping, turning 18 in Beverly hills and walking up rodeo drive. I took lots of photos and managed to vlog whilst away.
 I have already shared the first two vlogs on my channel in the Erin X Cali series. 


New content will be appearing more regular and i have a lot of plans and ideas for this blog!
lots of love
x

Posted on: Sunday, 28 September 2014

chilled vibes


Cami-Topshop
Harem pants-eBay
Trainers-Topshop
Necklace-Thrifted
x

Posted on: Thursday, 3 July 2014

Meet My Goldendoodle Luna





If you have been following my blog and social media for a while you would know that last year we brought a crazy cute goldendoodle puppy home called luna. Since then we have created a lot of memories together and i have loved watching her grow and go through lots of different hair cuts hehe i decided to film the furry friend tag with her on my youtube channel Check it out down below!
 x

r

Posted on: Wednesday, 25 June 2014

June Favourites







Why hello there stranger long time no speak! Sorry its been a while but i decided to take a break to concentrate on my Exams. Its summer now and im a free bird so expect a lot more content coming your way. I Recentally uploaded my (early) june favourites on youtube channel where i talk about my Fashion,beauty,TV,music,book etc favourites so make sure you check that shit out.
lots of love
x

Posted on: Monday, 12 May 2014

Family Memories


For today's Post I though i would share some of my favorite images of many i have captured in recent years. This selection of photos where taken 2 years ago shortly after receiving my first dlsr and current camera (canon 500D) when my cousins (above:sat in the center) from Dublin came to stay. We had decide to go on a little country adventure. Looking back on pictures like these makes me smile (as well as question my Fashion choices) but mainly just appreciate how blessed i am to have an amazing family. Because its important to remember there's more to life then just the material things we are being constantly sold into today's society.
Make sure you all remember that and appreciate those around you as well as you would your iphone or brand new pair of shoes!

 x


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