Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 2014 Tunes

Hello lovelies!! I've forgetton to do this a lot recently, so finally, in this lovely October, I made a list of my favorite five songs this month. 

5. This is the best song to listen to driving at night in Los Angeles. I don't know why, it just is.
4. This is the best song to listen to at 6:30 when I'm five minutes from home and I'm very tired and it's still really freakin hot outside.
3. One of The Vaccines' b-sides, this track features Arni Arnasson (who normall plays bass) on vocals. I love my Icelandic people, I love my Vaccines, and I love Blow Your Mind.
2. I've been listening to Alt-J's new album since it came out. This is my favorite song.
1. I've also been listening to Panda Bear a lot, and I think this is my favorite song of his.

I'm also currently reading Palo Alto by James Franco, which I'm really enjoying (and definitely recommend!!!!).

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Art Journal Entries

Hellooooo lovelies! So I have about 5 art journals/notebooks lying around my room, and I constantly am filling them up with collaging, writing, drawing, and basically everything that goes on in my brain. I thought I'd share a few pages from various journals today.

This is a little poem/writing piece about time passing (my favorite topic) and how everyone cares a little too much... just go along with the ride!

This is a bit about the sea, with a colored pencil drawing of a photo from Tumblr. 

Random bits of paper and writing from my mind.

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moonrise Kingdom (Suzy Bishop) Halloween Costume

Hellooooo lovelies! It's almost Halloween, and this past weekend I went to a pumpkin carving party and forgot I had to dress up. So in the 30 minutes before I had to leave for the party, I managed to find everything needed to be Suzy Bishop from the Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom!

Dress: Zara
Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Socks: American Apparel
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Binoculars, woven basket, and tying my hair back finished off the outfit!

A still from Moonrise Kingdom. Source: Google Images

Soooooooo what are you all going to be for Halloween??

xx Alyssa

Monday, October 27, 2014

American Apparel Factory Flea Market Visit

Hellooooo lovelies!!! This past weekend, I finally got to go to the American Apparel Factory Flea Market in Downtown LA. It was so awesome seeing the factory where like, half of my clothing is made - and the flea market had lots of stuff for nearly half of the price of store clothes!!

I got a denim circle skirt, exclamation tights, and a cropped grey sweater. I'm loving life.

xx Alyssa

Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Birthday To Meeeee!!!

Hello lovelies!!! Yesterday (the 19th of October) was my 16th birthday, and it couldn't have been better. My whole weekend was filled with loads of friends, family, and food. It was great. 

On Saturday, I had a little lunch with some friends and family. We got succulents for everyone's placeholder, which were adorable.

Glitter and smiles woohooooo!!!

Some things I got for my birthday... sunglasses, a new iPhone case, Palo Alto, a book about the Beetle (as that's the car I got for my birthday!!), and lots of rings.

It was such a nice weekend, and a great way to start off 16 years old!!!

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

drawing and painting hands

Hello lovelies!!!

A few days ago, my brother walked into my room to show me that he'd covered his hand in purple acrylic paint because he was bored. Naturally, I took some photos. 

I love the way hands look. My brother and I have huge hands (my hands are literally the size of 6+ foot tall boys) with long fingers, and I think they're really nice. I know that sounds weird, but it's from an artist perspective.

I find it lovely to draw, paint, and take photographs of hands. 

Yesterday, I accidentally left my hand on top of a poem that I had printed out, and it ended up transferring the ink onto my skin: 

Isn't it cool?

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homecoming Dance, etc.

Hellooooo lovelies! It's now Tuesday and I'm finally recovered enough to write about my school's Homecoming. This weekend was such a blur, it felt like it went straight from Friday afternoon to Monday morning!

Friday night, I was cheerleading at our Homecoming football game. My team put on an awesome performance at half time, and I really had so much fun - the Homecoming game is always the best.

Saturday was the dance, which is even more exciting. I slept in from cheering for like, three hours straight the night before. Then I got my hair done and did everything else to get ready for the dance.

Me and my friends being pretty srs. 

My dress was vintage, from the Santa Monica Antique Market. My shoes were from Steve Madden.
My vintage baseball jacket from Kyoto, Japan also made an appearance (but not in this photo)!! 

I decided to through in this hilarious picture as a representation of my posing capabilities. I'm known throughout my school for throwin up the peace sign at any opportunity... so of course, at the after party when there were pictures taken after we changed, it was all peace signs. If you wanted to know what I wore to the party:

grey crop top from american apparel
levi's high waisted denim shorts from melrose trading post
"goddess" socks from socks with attitude
black dr. martens from melrose trading post
gold chain necklace (from my grandma!)

All in all, I had loads of fun! Still, I only got three hours of sleep Saturday night because I have such a hard time sleeping in, so I've been trying to make up for that. What a great weekend, nevertheless :) 

xx Alyssa