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A STYLE, MUSIC, ART, AND TRAVEL JOURNAL

Friday, November 29, 2013

MONTHLY MUSIC MAILBAG: November 2013

Hello lovelies!! It's that monthly post again... music sharing time! Here are my top 5 tunes this month.

5. "S.O.S. In Bel Air" by Phoenix

I'm loving this Phoenix song more and more every time that I listen to it.



4. "Golden Veins" by Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club recently released a new EP after 2012's Beacon, and in my opinion, this is its best track.


3. "Compliment Your Soul" by Dan Croll

Featured on the FIFA 14 playlist (and in my heart), this song makes one want to jump around and sing very, very loudly.



2. "The Mother We Share" by CHVRCHES

This is insane in a really good pair of headphones. It's insane any way you listen to it, though. CHVRCHES are such a cool band, I can't wait to hear more stuff from them!



1. "No. 1 Party Anthem" by Arctic Monkeys

For the second month in a row, Arctic Monkeys have topped my list!!! This song is absolutely beautiful and I would love to slow dance (probably with myself) to it 24/7.



xx Alyssa

Thursday, November 28, 2013

THANKSGIVING (basically, family and pie)

Hello lovelies! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Each Thanksgiving, my whole family gets together, makes a lot of food, and watches a lot of holiday television. This year is no different.

Thanksgiving


Although this isn't what I'm wearing for Thanksgiving dinner, I'll try to share my outfit with you later. I had to add the pie slicer in there... pumpkin pie is my favorite!
xx Alyssa

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

RED COAT


red



I love red jackets. I just have a huge fondness for them. I ordered this one, and I cannot wait to try it on and let you guys know what I think!

xx Alyssa

Friday, November 15, 2013

OBSESSION: Topshop Tulle Strappy Midi Dress

coolest dress




I am in love with this dress from Topshop. Shame, because I'm too short to pull it off.
xx Alyssa

Monday, November 4, 2013

ON BEING ORGANIZED

          Hello lovelies! I haven't done a writing post in a while, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk about something really important to me: organization, in the sense of how people stay organized and what organization means to them. To me, I think organization is a crucial skill when it comes to school and work. I mean, I'm 15... don't take advice from me on how to run your job. I just think that in order to be successful in important matters, one needs to be on top of all their responsibilities. For me, this includes doing all of my homework on time, studying for tests, knowing when important projects and other things are do, and actually having supplies for school Simple things, I know – you've probably heard it from teachers, parents, etc. I have different ideas, however, on organization in every day life.
          I'll give you an example. I'm a very creative person, and I've loved art for as long as I can remember. Once I started high school, I became more serious about art. I'd keep a little art journal to sketch keep track of my ideas. Honestly, though, I don't like to be organized with my art. I'm that person that doesn't do a rough draft. I rarely draw something in pencil before I draw it in sharpie. Sure, my weird art practices have lead to some mistakes... an disproportional finger on an otherwise nice hand, a too-small space where a flower petal should fit but squeezing one more in would make it look awkward. I believe that's part of the process of art. In my opinion, art should be spontaneous, with your thoughts flowing directly from your brain, through the tips of your fingers and onto the paper.
          Organization isn't necessary in all aspects of life. I'm a neat person, and my room is usually pretty clean. When I'm having a stressful week, though, I like to make a giant pile of clothes, school books, and cheerleading stuff in my room. Who cares? My room can be messy for a few days, so what. I'm too busy to clean it, so it's really a way of giving me less work. It sounds silly, but it helps for me.
          Don't get me wrong, I have myself together. I'm always on top of important tasks (well, most of the time), but sometimes, I just like to be a little unorganized. In the long run, it helps my thoughts become organized, which is the healthy thing to you. My advice to all of you lovely readers (like 10 of you probably) is to take a break from perfect and don't be afraid to let little things like keeping your room clean get a bit out of your control.
          xx Alyssa

Friday, November 1, 2013

DIY: Hermione Costume For Halloween

Hello lovelies! Well, Halloween was yesterday... but I thought I'd share my DIY Hermione costume just in case there are any Halloween parties today!

hermione


What I Wore:
- Collared shirt from Topshop
- Gryffindor tie from some costume store a million years ago
- American Apparel black denim circle skirt
- A cape that my mom sewed (also a million years ago)
- Schoolgirl loafer/oxford thingies
- a DIY wand (basically a stick that I sanded)

xx Alyssa