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A STYLE, MUSIC, ART, AND TRAVEL JOURNAL

Monday, October 27, 2014

AMERICAN APPAREL FACTORY FLEA MARKET

Hellooooo lovelies!!! This past weekend, I finally got to go to the American Apparel Factory Flea Market in Downtown LA. It was so awesome seeing the factory where like, half of my clothing is made - and the flea market had lots of stuff for nearly half of the price of store clothes!!


I got a denim circle skirt, exclamation tights, and a cropped grey sweater. I'm loving life.

xx Alyssa

Monday, October 20, 2014

SWEET 16

Hello lovelies!!! Yesterday (the 19th of October) was my 16th birthday, and it couldn't have been better. My whole weekend was filled with loads of friends, family, and food. It was great. On Saturday, I had a little lunch with some friends and family. We got succulents for everyone's placeholder, which were adorable.


Glitter and smiles woohooooo!!!


Some things I got for my birthday... sunglasses, a new iPhone case, Palo Alto, a book about the Beetle (as that's the car I got for my birthday!!), and lots of rings.

It was such a nice weekend, and a great way to start off 16 years old!!!

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HOMECOMING 2014

Hellooooo lovelies! It's now Tuesday and I'm finally recovered enough to write about my school's Homecoming. This weekend was such a blur, it felt like it went straight from Friday afternoon to Monday morning!

Friday night, I was cheerleading at our Homecoming football game. My team put on an awesome performance at half time, and I really had so much fun - the Homecoming game is always the best.

Saturday was the dance, which is even more exciting. I slept in from cheering for like, three hours straight the night before. Then I got my hair done and did everything else to get ready for the dance.


Me and my friends being pretty srs. 

My dress was vintage, from the Santa Monica Antique Market. My shoes were from Steve Madden.
My vintage baseball jacket from Kyoto, Japan also made an appearance (but not in this photo)!! 

I decided to through in this hilarious picture as a representation of my posing capabilities. I'm known throughout my school for throwin up the peace sign at any opportunity... so of course, at the after party when there were pictures taken after we changed, it was all peace signs. If you wanted to know what I wore to the party:

grey crop top from american apparel
levi's high waisted denim shorts from melrose trading post
"goddess" socks from socks with attitude
black dr. martens from melrose trading post
gold chain necklace (from my grandma!)

All in all, I had loads of fun! Still, I only got three hours of sleep Saturday night because I have such a hard time sleeping in, so I've been trying to make up for that. What a great weekend, nevertheless :) 

xx Alyssa

Friday, October 10, 2014

DROWNERS x DR. MARTENS

Hello lovelies!!! Sooooo.... yesterday I met Drowners. They are an amazing band from New York/Wales, and I had the best time ever. They were so sweet and friendly and funny and cool and I just sat down in a chair next to the band and hung out there the whole time.

Matt Hitt (the frontman) took a selfy with me. It was great.


Look, I'm the new member of Drowners! Jack said he liked my pins, Matt and I had matching sunglasses, and I talked to the band about Coachella, LA, etc. It was a great time!

xx Alyssa