A Los Angeles Teen's Style, Music, and Art Journal


Thursday, February 11, 2016


Hello lovelies! As some of you may know from past posts or my social media accounts, I work as the Editorial Assistant for Rogue Magazine. We recently released our second issue, and I had to brag a little bit! I'm so proud of it; we have amazing interviews, profile pieces, fashion editorials, and more. Actors Matthew Gray Gubler and Kat Graham grace our two covers, as seen below.

 Other than my duties as Editorial Assistant, I've written a few pieces for online at theroguemag.com. It's been a great experience so far, and I can't wait to see what else is in store.

Read my concert review and interview with Sheffield-based band Drenge here.

Read my interview with Jenny Churchill and Funmi Akinyode, the two LA women behind the podcast All Of The Things, here.

And of course, buy a physical copy of Issue 2 or get a digital one if you wanna get in on the action!

All photos from Rogue Magazine's website.

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Hello lovely people! So it's getting warm here in Los Angeles (hello, where did winter go?) but I'm not complaining. I mean, it's possible I'll be living on the East Coast for college the next four years, so I wanna get all the sun I can while I'm still here. Also, I need to wear my summer wardrobe while I still can without freezing. Here's a day-to-night look I made for this Spring weather featuring items I have in my closet - specifically, this super cute lace bralette I got from a local boutique.

valentine's day - DAYTIME

Cardigan: Cheap Monday
Jeans: Acne Studios
Shoes: Nike AF1s
Bag: Opening Ceremony

valentine's day - NIGHTIME

Jacket: Acne Studios
Skirt: Reformation
Sandals: ASOS
Bag: Opening Ceremony

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Hello lovelies!! So, after years of me making fun of LA girls (including my friends) who had extravagant bikini collections, I have finally succumbed to the trend. I mean, it's not like it's impractical; the weather is nice here 90% of the time, and we all live close to the beach, so it makes sense. I just didn't really understand forking out $200 for a matching top and bottom. Anyways, I recently bought myself a Triangl bikini - they're the neoprene brand - and I couldn't be happier. I got the Chloe style in Malibu Blue. My friends and I took advantage of the hot weather this past weekend  (um, where did winter go?) and had a silly photo shoot on the beach.

Since you can only buy Triangl swimsuits online, the sizing can get a little tricky. I got a medium for the bottoms; I could've probably gone with a small, but I don't like my bottoms to be too tight, so I'm happy with my choice. There's not much stretch in the bottoms which is why people recommend sizing up. I'm normally a 4 in pant sizing. I got a small top and it fits me perfectly. The Chloe style has a halter/back tie, so it's relatively adjustable. Some styles have a clasp back, so I would be careful with the sizing on those. I love my choice so much, and I'm so excited to wear it to the beach every day I can this summer!

xx Alyssa

Monday, February 8, 2016


I must say, I'm quite proud of my Instagram feed. I finally got VSCOcam (I know I'm late to the party), and my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of filters! Normally, I just mess with the brightness/highlights/saturation, but now I'm hooked on a few VSCO filters. Here are some of the photos I had on my Instagram this past week.

I finally got some time to sit down and answer some pen pal letters. 

It rained last weekend, so I put on one of my favorite rainy day records, Suck It And See.

I wore my new Nikes to school for the first time.

This YSL jacket I found in an ad in DAZED Magazine is to die for.

I finished off the week with a sunset pic from Santa Monica.

Anyone have good Instagram tips?

xx Alyssa

Sunday, February 7, 2016

UGH, AS IF (Outfit Of The Day)

I always feel like I'm in Clueless when I wear this skirt. Honestly, I feel that way in any plaid skirt. Plaid skirts have been a staple for me since 9th grade, and I'll never give them up. I used to have a school uniform, so I understand the painful memories they can bring back, but honestly, I think I rock the schoolgirl look.

Top: American Apparel
Socks: somewhere in Tokyo 
Shoes: Nike AF1s
Jacket: Urban Outfitters

xx Alyssa

Friday, February 5, 2016


Yesterday, I shuffled through some of my old notebooks to find doodles I've done over the past couple of years. Now, I'm not the best at journaling, and my current habit is buying cute new notebooks before I fill my current ones... but nevertheless, I have done some quick work that I'm proud of. Here are a few pictures.

This is a drawing of model Arvida Byström and some Jake Bugg lyrics. I remember drawing this one when I was particularly angsty. 

This one was inspired by movies like God Help The Girl and Submarine.

I drew this based off of a picture I saw on Tumblr, and then wrote a little poetic caption. 

This massive doodle page was drawn on the flight home from my 2014 trip to England. I basically just copied all the photos I had taken on my phone, but I love the way it turned out! Gets me super nostalgic.

xx Alyssa

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Ok, admit it: we all have a few things in our closet that we never wear. I've read so much in the past year about cleaning out my closet, and I've really stuck to the whole "get rid of anything that doesn't spark joy" method. I've even read the book. Still, there are some things that I've kept that I never seem to wear. It's not that I don't love them; I mean, that's why I kept them in my closet in the first place! Half of the problem is the fact that I have a pretty strict dress code at school, but the other half is my laziness when picking outfits and finding what pieces work with what. Therefore, in an effort to get myself out of this styling funk, I'm going to make a bunch of posts with each one focusing on four different ways to wear a neglected item in my closet. Okay, let's get to it!

My mom bought me this adorable Wildfox baggy beach jumper with a rainbow heart on it a few years ago. It's perfect for Southern California weather, as it's super soft and not too heavy. Problem is, I literally can't remember the last time I wore it. I think it was for a Spirit Day when my grade had to wear all white at school? Anyways, it was definitely time to get down to business and figure out how to style this super cute sweater with other pieces I already have.

Image from Wildfox/Google Images


4 WAYS TO WEAR by visionsofnyc 

NUMBER ONE: high waisted denim shorts, ray-ban clubmaster sunnies, nike AF1s

NUMBER TWO: white pleated tennis skirt, black chunky sandals, celine audrey sunglasses

NUMBER THREE: alexa chung x ag denim kety skirt, tan arizona birkenstocks, gold circle sunnies

NUMBER FOUR: white converse high-tops, ray-ban clubmaster sunnies, acne boyfriend jeans

Next time I wear this sweater, there will definitely be a little outfit of the day post! I'll keep you all updated.

xx Alyssa