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

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