Dec 23, 2014

Avery Versus Hawaii Winter

This winter weather in Hawaii is crazy. We have so much rain and wind.  It was beautiful a few days ago, where I took these shots of the apparently rare clear blue sky behind this beautiful tree and a view of Diamond Head Crater that I don't see too often.

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Dec 15, 2014

Avery Versus Home

I woke up to this gorgeous sunrise, got some cash, packed the last of my things, and headed to the Portland Airport. I was finally going back home!

Going back meant many things to me.  My fall quarter of college was done, I could finally go outside without freezing my butt off, and I would see my friends again.  I'm actually most excited about eating all the local food I've been craving.  My flight arrived yesterday and I spent today with my friends at the beach and driving around town. I missed them. 

Today's skies were cloudy, but my day was lovely. I can't wait to go to the beach some more.  I'll be praying that the weather clears up to that warm Hawaii winter I love. 

Dec 2, 2014

Avery Versus Wes Anderson

I've loved Wes Anderson films for a very long time.  I think the first film I saw was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.  Since then I was hooked on Anderson's signature framing, pacing, and soundtrack style.  I've kept up with all of his films.  However, I've found really great inspiration with Moonrise Kingdom.

Many of these pins were meant for my boyfriend and I to wear for Halloween (we were supposed to be Suzy and Sam from Moonrise Kingdom).  But now I've decided to share the love through my etsy shop.  These pins range from $3.00 - $5.00 and can be bundled for lower shipping rates.

Claim yours!

Nov 25, 2014

Avery Versus Black Friday

Where has the time gone?  Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I can't wait to spend it with my roomies, but I really miss my family back home in Hawaii.  I remember our huge Thanksgiving dinners and delicious potluck buffet.  November and December are my favorite months of the year.  As soon as November 1st rolls around I blast the Christmas music and dream about finding gifts for my family and closest friends.  It just so happens that Black Friday is the perfect day to find Christmas gifts for my loved ones (and myself).

I've been doing a little pre-Black Friday shopping online and in stores.  I've found some great potential gifts for my family and my friends.  I've decided not to picture a few of these gifts so I could keep the mystery of Christmas alive!  Anyway, here are some of my favorite finds so far.


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Of course a few of these wishes are for myself.  It's almost impossible to only shop for others on Black Friday.  However, I'm trying to limit myself to only buying a Christmas party dress, one pair of reasonably priced shoes, a chunky button-up cardigan, and a new pair of earphones to replace my broken ones.  Hopefully publishing this on the blog will help me keep my promise to myself.

It's been hard to find gifts for my boyfriend.  He's a fashionable, nerdy, photography loving nineteen year old boy and if anyone has any suggestions for Christmas gifts, please comment below!

Nov 2, 2014

Avery Versus Etsy

I've loved Etsy for a long time now.  I have found some amazing treasures, discovered an unhealthy obsession for metal jewelry, created an endless wedding wishlist, and started my own little shop.  Sometimes I peruse the infinite shops to pass the time, while other times I am on a hunt for the perfect gift for a friend or for myself,
 which I successfully find because Etsy is a wonderful creative space.

My personal wishlist is getting quite large so I thought I would share some recent standouts on this blog.  Just click on the image to view the listing.  To view the rest of my favorites, follow me on Etsy!

NEW!! Large Melons Print / Plant Planet
Melons Print by Plant Planet

Mystery of The Colorful Cactusland and the eyes Hand Embroidered Coin Purse

Mystery of the Colorful Cactusland and The Eyes Coin Purse by Baobap Handmade

Make your own bird mask

Make Your Own Bird Mask by Wintercroft

(I actually purchased this and made my own bird mask for Halloween.  I was planning to be Suzy as the Raven in Moonrise Kingdom but my plans were derailed by sudden illness.  I am getting better though!)

GICLEE PRINT, white, yellow, pink, modern art, expressionist art

Giclee Print by Lola Donoghue

Shoulder / Basket Bag Minimal style / Pink rose color

Bag to Basic pink shoulder bag by TiTATiTA

I'll post listings of my own Etsy shop on the blog later.  Look forward to handmade patches that reference Wes Anderson, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, and more!

Oct 17, 2014

Avery Versus Ebay

It's really fall here in Portland, Oregon! The weather is fluctuating between blue skies, dark cloudy skies, drizzles, and showers.  This weather calls for fall layering and a hefty coat.  After searching the racks in physical stores, I turned to Ebay.  I've had positive and negative experiences on eBay, but I am willing to take a chance on cute, affordable coats.

Ebay is great for affordable, stylish pieces as long as you take accurate measurements and are prepared for imperfections.  This is my top pick for coats:



Also, I have decided to organize my closet and put a few items up for sale on Ebay.  I've made half of the items public already, and plan to publish the other items soon.  Among the items to come are a Tobi sweater knit cocoon cardigan, a Eugenia Kim via Nasty Gal faux fur collar (73% OFF), a TopShop Hawaiian print cutout skater dress, and a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Matara gladiator sandals (65% OFF).

Here are links of the items already for sale in my Ebay shop:


Thank you for viewing my blog post, I hope you view my Ebay shop and listings!  Follow me here with Bloglovin or on Ebay to be updated when I publish the rest of my closet for sale.

x avery

Oct 13, 2014

Avery Versus Bloglovin

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Avery Versus Missing Summer

It's impossible to describe the beauty of these rock formations at Spitting Caves on O'ahu, HI.  My home island has so many secret beaches and special spots that I haven't even experienced!  Now that I'm about to enter my twenties (scary thought) I plan to explore every magical spot on my island and many other places around the world.

This summer I went to a few beaches back home with my family and friends.  Spitting Caves was definitely my favorite.  The ocean and the rock collided beautifully to create the most lovely contours.  The changing colors of the water and the endlessness of the horizon which could not be adequately captured by my camera made the island feel infinite.  I would give anything to live atop that ridge.

The infinite horizon.  If you ever visit O'ahu, you must find the steep pathway of rock and dirt leading down to Spitting Caves.  You will be overcome with euphoria.

A very close second favorite of my trip was meeting my beautiful cat, Ringo.  I miss him so much.  He's a naughty, adventurous boy, but he is my favorite little feline.

x avery

Oct 5, 2014

Avery Versus the Internet

I suppose some introductions are in order: Hello!  I'm Avery and this is Avery Versus (the blog).
I'm starting this blog to share my life with other internet-dwellers.  Currently I reside in Portland, OR, but I'm originally from Honolulu, HI, which is where this photo was taken.  This summer I travelled back home for a short vacation and to get away from college life.  I'll share those pictures on the blog soon.  I'll also share my pictures on my facebook, tumblr, and instagram ( follow me on instagram @aaverss).
Hopefully this blog will soon fill up with life lessons, diys, adventures, photo collages, and more!

x avery
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