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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cheerleader-inspired Outfit

Hello lovelies! As a Freshman this year in school, I can finally be part of my school's cheerleading team! I was on the team for football season, and now that basketball season is approaching, my life revolves around cheer. I get to find out if I'm on JV or Varsity tomorrow (eeeeek) but I'll probably be on JV cause I'm a freshman. Anyway, I wanted to show you guys an adorable cheer-inspired outfit to wear to school, shopping, hanging out with friends, pretty much anywhere you won't be judged for wearing a cheerleading skirt.


Pieces of the vintage-cheer-inspired outfit:

Vintage cheer skirt (you can find them on Ebay or Etsy)
Crop top in a coordinating color
Hair bow (American Apparel has these!)
Calf or Knee High socks (also found at American Apparel and pretty much everywhere)

Do you like the idea of dressing up in a vintage cheer skirt, or do you think it's too costumey? I would love to know. Really, I would.

xx Alyssa

Friday, November 23, 2012


Hello lovelies! I recently posted about some Black Friday deals and strategies to help shoppers out on Black Friday. Using these strategies, I picked up a few items that I love and want to share with you!

The original price of this skirt was $60, marked down to $40, and then since UO was giving 50% off all sale items, the final price was $20. Pretty good, right? I've been wanting a pleated skirt for ages and this was the perfect color. Cannot wait to wear it!

I love this shirt so much! It's super soft and baggy and comfortable and ahhhhh I cannot wait to wear it! This is a Christmas present from my mommy so I can't have it until Christmas. I seriously can't wait. Because Bloomingdales was having a big promotion, I got $25 off this shirt! YAY FOR SALES!!!!

I think Black Friday was successful! Did you go shopping on Black Friday? What did you guys get?
xx Alyssa

Monday, November 19, 2012


Hellllloooo lovely people! It's almost Thanksgiving! Right now I'm in San Francisco and I thought I'd do a quick OOTD for you. 

Sweater: Brandy Melville
Cargo Pants: American Eagle
Socks (not pictured): Topshop
Boots: Dr. Martens

I love being walking in the forest during early morning, it's so beautiful! Hope everyone is as excited for Thanksgiving as I am.

xx Alyssa

Saturday, November 17, 2012

WISH LIST: Topshop Edition

Hello everyone! A lovely reader called Rebecca messaged me on Polyvore asking for a list of some cute items from Topshop available right now. Below is a collection of cute fall/winter pieces from Topshop that are on my wishlist! 

Topshop wishlist

Hope I helped, Rebecca!

Remember, if you ever need style, beauty, or shopping advice, drop me a comment here or a message on polyvore and I'd be happy to help.

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hello lovely readers of this somewhat lovely blog! I've always liked rings, but rarely wore them because I always seem to lose jewelry. I've lost countless rings from taking them off, earrings have fallen out of my ears, and bracelets have been left on desks at school.

Now that I'm a responsible teenager (that was a joke - pretty sure that's an oxymoron) and I no longer lose jewelry as much, I've started to wear rings a lot. Here are the ones that I'm dying for right now:
rings I want

Do you wear a lot of rings? Which are your favorites? Where do you get them? Considering some rings are very cheap and some are crazy expensive, what price range do you usually pay for rings? Let me know!

xx Alyssa

Saturday, November 3, 2012


This past weekend, my friend came over to my house to work on a dance for Cheerleading tryouts. She stayed the night, and being teenage girls, we had to watch a chick flick. 

After much deliberation, we decided on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It was perfect. My favorite part of the movie? Lena, one of the girls that's part of the Sisterhood, goes to a Greek island called Santorini. I'm dying to visit Greece, especially because I'm from there. Alyssa, roughly translated to Greek, means "without rabies (madness)". I know, it's beautiful. 


xx Alyssa

Thursday, November 1, 2012



I need to travel. I am dying to visit the South Coast of England. Someone take me there, please!

xx Alyssa