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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Last Day Of Summer: Friends, Melrose, and Los Angeles Sunsets

Helloooo lovelies! So, I started school this monday... It's already pretty stressful, but I can tell 11th grade will also be a lot of fun (and worth it). I wanted to share some pictures from the last day of summer... just to capture those moments, you know? But seriously, it was a lot of fun, and I'm so sad it has ended but excited to get on with High School.


I met some friends that I made at art camp this summer in Melrose. We got breakfast, then went to the Melrose Trading Post and spent like, three hours there. It was awesome and so so so much fun. Back to school shopping??? Check.


My friend that drove us all around (still 15! still don't have my liscence!) had a little doodle of a meditating dude in her car as the 'protecter,' and it was adorable.


One of my favorite tents at the Melrose Trading Post is the one full of little succulents. They're cute. tiny, cheap, and the tent is always cool so I had my friend take this picture while we were hunting for shelter from the blazing sun and 90 degree heat.


I ended the day (and my summer) by driving home along the 101 freeway. The wispy clouds of the day were illumiated by the sunset, and it was the perfect close to an amazing summer.

Happy school year!!!

xx Alyssa

Monday, August 25, 2014

FIRST DAY OF JUNIOR YEAR

Hellooooo lovelies! Today is my first day of school. Wow. Junior year!!! It's frightening but exciting at the same time?

And yes, my mom takes photos of my brother and I every first day of school. I had to ask her to take this photo of my outfit. My face not being in it is purposeful; I haven't woken up at 6 AM for the past three months. Help!




Skirt: American Apparel
Top: American Apparel
Socks: Target
Shoes: Dr. Martens (Melrose Trading Post)
Loads of rings from various places
nails from Forever 21
bracelet from Topshop

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Tennis Skirt from American Apparel

Hello lovelies!!! Yes, I got "The Tennis Skirt" from American Apparel. I gave in. It's kinda expensive and super popular but so cute and I can wear it with everything and I just had to get it (for school, mom!). 


Skirt: American Apparel
Top: Urban Outfitters


(the holy grail of) Shoes: Birkenstocks



Oh, and school starts on Monday. I'm nervous. Help!!!

xx Alyssa

Monday, August 18, 2014

Alyssa Can't Skate

Hello lovelies!! Sorry the title was in third person. It's just very self-explanatory.

 

My best friend and I went outside yesterday to try our hand at skating - me with my new board that I painted (see past blog posts), and her with her brother's penny board. I'm trying to learn, so we just went on the streets by my house and helped each other out. We also took a break on the grass cause it was pushing 100 degrees.

Any tips would be super appreciated!!

xx Alyssa

Friday, August 15, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: 10 Days Left Of Summer?!???

Hellooo lovelies! I shouldn't be excited. I only have 10 days left in summer and I want to cry. These past 2 and a half months have been so unbelievably fun, and I really don't want them to go away...


I took this photo so I could post it on instagram (@alyssac4t) and ask for suggestions on what to do today in Los Angeles. I get bored really easily.

 

Skirt: DIY (I used fabric my grandma brought me back from Asia)
Socks: American Apparel
Shoes: Nike Air Force 1
Top: Forever 21

xx Alyssa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DIY Skateboard: Painting

Hellooooo lovelies! I feel like a terrible person. It's been more than a week since I've posted, I'm sorry. I went to see Arctic Monkeys on Thursday, The Kooks and Friday, and then camping for the Duke of Edinburgh award, and I've been so tired... But no more excuses! I spent basically all of yesterday painting the blank deck I got on Amazon. I've been telling myself that I'd learn how to skate this summer, and as there's 10 days left, I finally started assembling the actual skateboard.





Here are the photos of the first step, which was painting. I sanded the bottom of the deck before painting it white (which took like 3 coats), and then painted all of the crystals on one side and an Icelandic Wool pattern on the other. I used acrylic paint, glitter (which is hard to see, but it's on some of the crystals), stickers, and DIY stickers I made out of paper and American Apparel shopping bags. 

Next step: grip tape. I watched a video on Youtube so I would know how to correctly apply the MOB Grip Tape I also bought off of Amazon. Today I'm taking the board to a skate shop to get all of the hardware/wheels. I'll keep you updated on how many times I fall when I'm trying to learn how to ride it.

xx Alyssa