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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Arctic Monkeys @ Staples Center Preparations

Helloooo lovelies! So tomorrow I'm seeing Arctic Monkeys at the Staples Center... I'm freaking out. It's gonna be a crazy show, especially since it's GA Staples Center (which is huge). I've been to the Staples Center for loads of concerts, but I've never had General Admission tickets/it wasn't really a big "let's dance around and scream and get sweaty" kind of concert (Hannah Montana, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears)...

Anyway, I thought I'd show you my preparations for this concert. I'm taking it pretty seriously. My friends and I are getting there at like, 11 AM to wait in line the whole day. 

Outfit: 


I'm channeling "Knee Socks," a song off of their newest album AM
Top: Lacoste (form a thrift store in Tokyo)
Skirt: American Apparel Denim Circle Skirt
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Dr. Martens Union Jack 1460s

And here's a picture of my mini Jansport backpack that I decorated specially for this occasion: 


Pins are DIY, except for the Rokit pin from Rokit Vintage in Camden and the Abbey Road pin from London.

I'll post again on Friday or Saturday with loads of pictures - I'm actually seeing The Kooks on Friday, so there will be pictures of that too!!

xx Alyssa

Monday, August 4, 2014

My Weekend: Gelato, Danger Show, And A Vintage Market

Hello lovelies! I feel like I've been slacking off with posting every day... but I'm back from camp now, and my life is pretty in order, so I think I'll be better now. Here's some photos from my past weekend, which was crazy fun:


I got some wicked good gelato from this little bakery/sweets place where I live with my best friend. We also saw a little shoutout to bae in the cooler rack. I can't believe I took this picture, that word makes me cringe.


I also got to go to a show that Danger Collective Records put on with some really cool bands, including Enjoy (The Garden twins).


Here's a picture of me looking grumpy. I wasn't grumpy!!! I went to the Santa Monica Antique Market with my mom, and she wanted to take a picture of me in front of the old hangar. This dress photographs really weirdly. 

Dress: Brandy Melville
Socks: Target
Shoes: Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Glasses: Ray-Ban


I made a friend at the flea market!!! This adorable little boston terrier :)

xx Alyssa

Thursday, July 31, 2014

June and July's Tunes

Hello lovelies! I forgot to do a monthly list of my favorite songs for June, so this one is gonna be a smush of June and July. I can't believe it's already the end of July??? Here's my top 5 songs that I've been in love with these past two months:


5. There Will Come A Time - Noah And The Whale
I heard this song on Spotify radio and loved it instantly. I need to start listening to Noah And The Whale more.

4. Hunger Of The Pine - Alt-J
AHHHHH I cannot wait for Alt-j's sophomore album!!! Yay!!!! At first, I didn't know how I felt about this track, but now I'm sure that I love it. It's weird, but Alt-j is weird.

3. Soul Trippin - Swim Deep
I've been listening to Swim Deep a lot lately, and I think I've decided that this is my favorite song off of Where The Heaven Are We.

2. Fire - Jake Bugg
I didn't listen to Jake Bugg for the longest time due to post-concert-depression, but after I came back from England, I was in full Jake Bugg mode. This is the one I listened to the most.

1. Shell Across The Tongue - Drowners
I love this song. I love this song!!! Such a good song to be angry to.

xx Alyssa