6 things that make me happy + outfits and such

the lovely toothfairy tagged me for 6 things that make me happy! :)

1. friends & family. of course! what would i do without them?? my family is weird and quirky and we tease each other a lot. and my friends are just awesome. my closest friends (childhood, high school, and college) are so fun to be around. all we do is talk. talk, talk, talk. it's one of my favorite things to do.

2. people-watching. i swear i'm not creepy, but people-watching is just so much fun. especially when people don't realize they're being watched and they're doing something weird (i've seen you dancing/singing/picking your nose in the car! hehe).

3. arts & crafts. i've dabbled in lots of different mediums (from finger paint to origami) and am currently in love with my sewing machine and my glue gun. i have crafter's ADD or something and am always working on a new project. i always have so many ideas going on in my head, but few ever actually get executed. i also tend to abandon some projects when i'm halfway done with them. it's a terrible habit, but i get bored so quickly (which is why i'm always experimenting and looking for something new to do).

4. food. oh god. i'm such a foodie. i just love baking cupcakes (other than baking, i'm a bit inept in the kitchen) and watching the food network. especially "diners, drive-ins & dives" (guy has the best job ever, i swear. i mean, i wish i could get paid to drive around in a cute red convertible and eat junky, fried, delicious food all day! of course, i'd probably gain about 70 pounds or so, but at least i'd have my dream job).

5. fashion. it's one of the best (and probably the most fun) ways to express yourself. plus, i'm a shopaholic. if i'm not shopping, i'm window shopping. or looking at pictures of street fashion online. i'm just fascinated by all the combinations and styles and silhuoettes and everything. just everything. i love it.

6. music. i'm constantly looking for new bands to listen to and have everything from oldies and standards to pop and indie rock in my ipod. except for country. and rap. not too interested in those genres, but my tastes are pretty diverse.

and now a couple of outfits from the week:

details: white t-shirt (screenprinted men's hanes plain white v-neck. we had this t-shirt project in my screenprinting class and my friend ashley gave this to me in exchange for one of the ones i printed. i really like her lace design!), gray plaid shorts (new york & co.), black wide elastic belt (f21), brown flip-flops (old navy).

details: blue and white plaid tunic (flutterbye), black linen shorts (old navy)

and a small update for my etsy shop. i made one of those awesome convertible dresses in a sweet raspberry cotton/rayon knit. ahhh i wanted to keep it for myself, but i really shouldn't. besides, i made one for myself just last week. i'll be making more once i buy more fabric (i desperately need new materials; i'm running out!).

click pictures to shop
gosh i'm so excited for halloween. i have tons of ideas for costumes and have been sketching things out and ordering materials. i can't wait to get some new things ready for my shop!

♥ erica


Valencia Lia said...

So lovely to see what makes you happy :)Food makes me happy too and fashion as well !!

I love your 2 tops for your outfits,perfect with those shorts :)Lookng beautiful as always
Would kill to have legs like yours . heeee <3

Valencia Lia said...

Re: Do try new poses !!
Just keep taking plenty of the same outfit ans pick those that you love :)
I'm still looking for a place that sells delicious cheesecakes ! <3

Ohhh and yes, I hate forest fires too ! Haze can be bad for health . Shhooo,go away !

Is knitting different ? Been wanting to learn but haven't got to it yet.

Yeahh,those heels are scary but really quite comfy and I adore them .
Pssst,they the most expensive pair I own . Got it during Chinese New Year for $140.

Marylynn said...

SUPER cute pink dress at the end. So versatile; I love it.

Funny and adorable facts too [:

Caitlin said...

Your dresses are so cool! Like I said before, what a neat idea

Erica Leigh said...

thanks, girls!!
you're very sweet. <3

Toothfairynotes said...

oh dear, I do that all the time with my girlfriends... and Boyfriend... and mom... ahahahha! ppl watching is so much fun!

Have a great weekend!

agathaversatileavenue said...

erica : oh i did planned to take fash business,but realize that my passion is much more for design.
i'm taking fashion design,starts next monday,wish me luck! ;)
so u have a shop?i wanna see :))

F i K a said...

no 2 is quite surprising me..hehe
good answer tho..

is that one pink dress but we can use it in 9 style?? if it is, then it gorgeous!! :)

Kelvin Oliver said...

Hey there Erica! Awesome pictures. It's kind of fun getting tagged and sharing with others things that make you happy! There's nothing like living life to the fullest.

Deva84 said...

nice clothes! To my list I would add a really good latte and walking with my dog! she's such a cutie!


Valencia Lia said...

Re: I know its my 3rd comment here . heee sorry if I'm making it here a little messy for you .

Thanks ! I adore my new camera <3 been snapping away non-stop :) Still learning how to fully use the functions of the camera.

Yes yes !! Need to go pick up knitting or crocheting and make something lovely !

Ohhh yes, can't wait to see your next post ! Pose pose away girl <3

EOTphotography said...

i love ur style and blog!!!

joanne said...

I love the dress with the heart cutting at the boob area - no idea whats the proper term for it.
Anyway, I find this cutting very girlish and flattering!

food makes me happy too(:
You should come to singapore for holidays!
We have so many diff kinds of food, cause we are a multi-racial country. haha

yiqin; said...

Food makes me happy too <3

writemeg said...

All right, I'm absolutely in love with that pink dress! I can picture myself in it right now! I usually wear a size 12, so I'm not sure I could squeeze my voluptuous self into it, haha... but completely awesome!

tritia kristin! said...

I am so very lucky to have a sister who will make me that dress if I just buy the fabric for her :P

Also, I, too, enjoy food (like you didn't know this).

Jocelyn said...

I people watch too! People are just interesting sometimes, like the way they react to different situations and things... lol I Love arts and crafts :D I just hate when I have some type on creative mental block, it's annoying :/. I wish I was really into fashion, I love all the magazines and things, But I have some kind of curse where nothing ever looks right on me :/ Music is awesomeeeee lol Country doesn't really bother me...sometimes lol, but no country is in my iPod lol, rap is ok but I only like the ones I can actually understand lol, after awhile it sounds like mumbling haha. the things I hate are metal nd that hardcore screamin stuff -.- I love that blue shirt!!!! I wish I could wear shorts man! My legs are... ughhhh lol

Valencia Lia said...

Re: Ohhh my,this is going to be a long reply :) So sorry <3

Girl, hope everything's well with your wireless !! Can't wait for your next update :)Not to worry about being behind posts <3

Yes I love polaroids too :) I have one which is the supercolor model but the film for that is not cheap :(
So I use this polaroid program http://www.poladroid.net/

Its a really fun program and you get to save your shots too !

Yeahh,catching up with friends are always fun. Will try to snap a photo of her the next time around.
Stil learning day by day how to use the camera:)

Ohhh was afraid the last photo(for the latest post) was alittle too overdone ! Glad you liked it:D

Elise said...

Hi, just wanted to say how much I love your blog - have really enjoyed my visit. Thank you so much for sharing your writing and pictures - not to mention your talent !!!

somedaynewyorker said...

I am in love with that pink dress.