Wednesday, September 17, 2014

British Daises (and Californian Heat)

Helloooooo lovelies!! It's been so hot lately, and just as it was supposed to get better, it's going to go up in temperature by the end of the week again. We're all melting. Someone save us.

Last night I took these pictures on the way home from school... really beautiful. Sunsets are always the best when there's clouds!!

In an attempt to wear a skirt every day of the week so I don't suffer from heat stroke, I'm wearing:
skirt - American Apparel
top - Jack Wills
socks - Shibuya 109 in Tokyo
shoese - nike AF1

xx Alyssa

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Weekend In September

Hellooooo lovelies! I'm so unbelievably sorry I haven't been posting a lot. Junior year is incredibly busy. I'm going to fill you in on my weekend, as it was super eventful!!!

First of all... I GOT A CAR!!! It's a little Volkswagen beetle and it's everything I could ever ask for. I already got flowers to put in the little flower vase behind the wheel: 

(art journal entry)

I was just thinking about Homecoming, as it's approaching quickly, and how everyone gets asked to the dance with flowers or cute proposals like "homecoming?" written on a Starbucks drink.

Also, Los Angeles this past weekend was about as close to the sun as it's ever been. Just kidding. It was just extremely, extremely hot. We all melted.

There was also this super cool rainbow in my house, and I was making shadow puppets with it before my cat came up and sniffed my hand. The result was pretty coooooool.

xx Alyssa

Thursday, September 11, 2014

School's Out (West Coast Snow Day)

Hellooooo lovelies! Yesterday, I heard my school was cancelled at 6:30 while I was already half-ready and about to get in the car. Not because of snow, but because the water on campus was shut down so we weren't allowed on campus. We still called it a snow day. It was honestly such a great moment. I was unbelievably tired from staying up late the night before to study for a test. My friends and I decided to take advantage of our day off and do something fun. 

Since my school's dress code wouldn't let us wear t-shirts (especially t-shirts with designs or writing), we took this opportunity and wore our band shirts (and short shorts). Oh, and pancakes. Pancakes were awesome.

I also got my guitar out and had a little jam session with my friends. We played MarioKart and listened to Abbey Road on vinyl. It was a great day.

xx Alyssa

Monday, September 8, 2014

Afternoon Walks & Cloudy Mornings

Helloooo lovelies! The weather in Southern California is being quite weird now. It's extremely hot, like 90 degrees every day, and really muggy. It's cloudy now, too, which is really abnormally. But I have this tradition of taking walks when it's cloudy because I love how the sky looks. I took a walk last afternoon after I finished my homework. 

There was water in this drained stream that looked all holographic and rainbow, so I tried to capture it with my iPhone camera.

Where I live has a lot of rules about trees because of fires, so there was this huge pile of cute down tree limbs/branches (and it smelled like Christmas)

This morning I woke up to loads of clouds and clean-smelling air. Hopefully it won't be too hot today.

xx Alyssa

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Posters: The Vaccines Poster, Constellation Tapestry from Urban Outfitters

Hellooooo lovelies! I've added some stuff to my walls recently, so here's some pictures!

I got this giant poster of The Vaccines with the Come of Age vinyl I ordered off of Amazon. I didn't know it was included, so when I found it, I was surprised and ecstatic. It's not the biggest poster on my wall.

I also ordered this super cool Constellation tapestry from Urban Outfitters. I already have a forest tapestry in my room, leaving no space on my walls, so I put it in a room of my house where we have a tv and I do my homework. It's really beautiful, and appeals to the inner space nerds my family are.

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Not In The Swing Of Things (Yet)

Helloooo lovelies! Basically, I've started school; today is my second week, but we had Monday off for Labor Day so it's only four days until the weekend. Anyway, with the start of this year brought a lot of questions... I've always heard Junior year is the hardest (which it is), but as of now, it doesn't seem that terrifying anymore. I guess I haven't gotten a single grade yet though, so the shock factor might come later.

Here's a photo I took during school on Friday. I'm wearing my Nike AF1s and socks I got from Amazon that say "goddess," which I'm obsessed with. 

I'm starting this club at school with my friends where we can discuss music, film, and art freely and get more people from our school involved in it. We're making one of our lockers into a mix CD trading space, so we set that up on Friday!

And here's a CD I made for said locker. I'm actually excited for this year... so far.

xx Alyssa

Monday, September 1, 2014

Vintage Sweet 16

Helloooo lovelies! I went to a lunch in Malibu for one of my closest friend's 16th birthday, and I took some photos of my outfit to show!!

Top: Vintage, from Melrose Trading Post
Pants: Vintage, Valentino, from Santa Monica Antique Market
Sunnies: Vintage, JCrew, from my mom's closet

Pins: Tate Modern (London), Rokit Vintage (Camden), Kyoto

I look really grumpy in the first picture. It's hilarious. That is my "Street Style" face.

xx Alyssa