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A STYLE, MUSIC, ART, AND TRAVEL JOURNAL

Monday, September 29, 2014

WARBY PARKER (fall 2016)

Hello lovelies! Let me tell you a story: When I was in 1st grade, I really really wanted glasses. I thought they were so cool, and I even faked not being able to read how many fingers my mom was holding up in order to get her to take me to the optometrist. In 2nd grade, my teacher told my mom that I was having trouble seeing the board, and I was finally able to get glasses. I've had terrible eyesight from then on (10 years strong!). 

I'm constantly on the lookout for cool new frames to wear, and I heard about Warby Parker (http://www.warbyparker.com/sunglasses) through both word of mouth (thanks, mom) and an ad on Spotify. They've just come out with their new collection for fall, so I thought I'd do a little project making outfits based on my favorite styles! 

warby parker fall 2014


From left to right:

"Chandler Ti" in English Oak...
...inspired by the name, I would totally pair these frames with an all-British ensemble: Topshop oversized schoolboy-looking coat, and Dr. Martens brogues. Super cute, androgynous, and definitely British-looking.

"Coley" in Crystal...
...I've been wanting a pair of clear glasses forever, and these ones seem too good to be true. The shape is nicely in the middle of square and rounded, which works well with my face shape. Clear frames is basically matches with everything, so I would take that opportunity and wear crazy prints like a bold plaid. And knee socks, definitely.

"Coley" in Woodgrain...
...this is a darker color than the English Oak "Chandler Ti," but nevertheless, I love woodgrain patterns. I used to have a pair of Ray-Bans that were similar to this color. I would try to make these look a little more feminine (as they're darker) by wearing a pretty sundress with Chelsea boats in a matching dark brown.

Which pair/outfit is your favorite? Let me know!! I think I'm taken by the Coley in Crystal!

xx Alyssa

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WISH LIST: 16th Birthday

Hello lovelies!!! I'm almost 16, wooohooooo! I'm the baby of my grade, so it's really nice to finally have my birthday once it comes around to October 19th. Here's what I've had my eye on in the present department this year: 

birthday list


I Forget Where We Were, Ben Howard's sophomore album, comes out the day after my birthday. Rookie Yearbook 3 comes out one day later. Even though I wouldn't actually get these on the day of my ~sweet 16~, I'm still dying for them. I cannot wait.

I always lose my little rings, and I think tiny silver bands are the cutest things ever, so I need a few new ones. I also need some new sunnies as my old ones are falling apart.
I cannot wait to finally be 16!

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AMAZON.COM HAUL: Records and Socks With Attitude

Hello lovelies! I always get Amazon giftcards from family around the holidays, and I end up saving them until I'm in need of retail therapy... which happened a few weeks ago. I finally remember to show you all what I got!


I FINALLY got Come Of Age by The Vaccines record. This is one of my favorite albums, and it's just so nice to hear it in a little tinny, scratchy sound of vinyl.

I also got two pairs of socks from Socks With Attitude. I decided to go with PG words as I wanted to wear them to school... The "drama queen" pair makes me think of Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time, and the "goddess" pair makes me think of Beyoncé. They make my day when I wear them.

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MIX CD TRAING

Hello lovelies! So I wanted to tell you all about this amazing thing going on at my school... My friends and I started a club this year promoting all kinds of music and art (film, photography, painting, sculpture, music, etc.) and our first project was a communal mix CD-sharing locker.

Basically, one of us sacrificed our locker to the name of art; we decorated the walls with photos, stickers, playlists, and paintings, jammed the lock, and put directions in there for the magical ~trading~



It's so lovely seeing a bunch of people sharing their personal music taste and being so, so incredibly cool about the power of music (and friendship!!!).

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BRITISH DAISIES (and Californian Heat)

Helloooooo lovelies!! It's been so hot lately, and just as it was supposed to get better, it's going to go up in temperature by the end of the week again. We're all melting. Someone save us.


In an attempt to wear a skirt every day of the week so I don't suffer from heat stroke, I'm wearing:
skirt: American Apparel
top: Jack Wills
socks: Shibuya 109 in Tokyo
shoes: nike AF1

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 at my school, 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!


xx Alyssa

Monday, September 1, 2014

VINTAGE SWEET SIXTEEN

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

xx Alyssa