Thursday, December 18, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Ivy League Dreams

Hello lovelies!!! Ok, so recently, I've been really freaking out about getting into college. A lot of seniors at my high school are hearing back from their schools now, and it's stressing me out. My dream school is Brown University, one of the Ivy Leagues on the East Coast of the United States... and so I'm coping with my stress regarding good grades and other achievements by wearing my Schoolboy blazer from JCrew and listening to Vampire Weekend.

Jacket: JCrew
Skirt: American Apparel
Tights: American Apparel
Sweater: Topshop
Shoes: Dr. Martens (Agyness Deyn)

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

California Daze

Helloooo lovelies! 
I used to really dislike California. It was my 7th-9th grade "I'm so cool and different" phase. I hate how hot it was, the way valley girls spoke, and how everyone cared way too much about the Kardashians and stupid boys who shouldn't be famous. 

Then, I realized how cool California is; the surfing culture, San Francisco, all of the beautiful mountains up where it actually snows, the sunrises along the beach, etc. I got a mix CD from a penpal in England a few weeks ago, and when I popped it in the car on the drive up to San Franciscio, the opening track (California Daze by Peace) fit perfectly with the mood and the scenery.

My best friend took this picture of me at the skate park in Venice Beach. It's so California. I wish I could skate... Oh well!!

xx Alyssa

Monday, December 15, 2014

Today's Pins & Buttons

Hellooooo lovelies!
It's actually pretty cold right now in the lovely Greater Los Angeles area... I'm actually wearing a sweater and a denim jacket!

Keith Haring pin from the exhibit at the De Young museum, pressed flower from a booth at Fisherman's Wharf, DIY VAMS pin, "I Like The Like" from vintage fair in Santa Monica.

xx Alussa

Friday, December 12, 2014

Journal Doodles: Amoeba Records

Hello lovelies!!! So a few days ago, I was waiting for my friends to meet me in Amoeba Records in San Francisco. I had looked through a bunch of bins of 45s already, and so I sat down on a bench and started doodling in my Moleskine. 

I was listening to the weathers and they were just talking about temperatures.

Turntable, rug, socks, and a book.

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Velvet & Pleats

Hello lovelies!! It's almost the holidays (AKA winter break) and I am so excited. All of the lights and decorations are up at my house! With Winter in the air, the following weather pattern has descended over Southern California: freezing in the morning, normal temperature in the afternoon. So I'm wearing long sleeves and skirts. Too hot for pants and a jacket, too cold for crop tops.

Top: velvet green long-sleeve crop (Rokit Vintage, Covent Garden, London)
Skirt: white vintage tennis skirt from San Francisco (Haight)
Shoes: Dr. Martens 1461s

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

More Lomo'Instant Photos

Helloooo lovelies! I've got some more photos (taken with my new Lomo'Instant camera) to share!!!

Sorry the second picture is rotated... Anyway!! I used both the purple and the blue flash filters on these, and some don't have any filter. I'm trying to get the hang of the lighting (the automatic setting sometimes makes things too dark/bright, as seen in some photos). Nevertheless, I love the camera to bits and I'm so excited that I got it! On one photo, I tried to do a long exposure of the freeway at night so I could get the car light streaks, but it was kinda boring so I drew the road and cityscape around it (top left-ish).

If you have any more tips you wanna share for instant photography, please do!!!

xx Alyssa

Friday, December 5, 2014

Keith Haring at the De Young

Hello lovelies!! Over Thanksgiving break, I got to visit this awesome Keith Haring exhibit in San Francisco. Haring is one of my favorite artists, and I'm so glad I finally got the chance to see his work in person!!! Here are some photos I took in the exhibit:

This or the pink triangle was my favorite piece. I don't know why. Aesthetics? 

What I'm wearing:
vintage Levi's jeans
coat from Topshop
bag from Fjallraven
shoe from Dr. Martens

xx Alyssa