a los angeles girl in new york city


Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I have a problem... I am obsessed with plaid. Here are my favorite plaid things this season:


xx Alyssa

Monday, October 28, 2013


Helllloooooo lovelies! Here are the top four songs I've been listening to this month.

4. "Swingin Party" by Lorde

This cover is hauntingly beautiful - I don't care if "Royals" is overplayed, Lorde is actually pretty good.

3. "California" by The Kooks

I made a CD of songs about Los Angeles (and surrounding areas) for my lovely foreign exchange student from England who left yesterday... so sad. But this song just reminds me of home, and I love dancing around to it alone in my room. It's also a cover.

2. "Doin' it Right" by Daft Punk & Panda Bear

I hear this song on the radio all of the time, and I always find myself turning the volume up and singing along. Well, doing my best robot voice/Noah Lennox impressions. I dunno, it's just a really good song.

1. "I Wanna Be Yours" by Arctic Monkeys

The lyrics of this song are actually adapted from a poem of the same name, which I am obsessed with. It's a beautiful song and Alex Turner's vocals make me want to melt. 

xx Alyssa

Thursday, October 24, 2013



I was given this turntable as a birthday present and I am so freakin excited! It looks so cute in my room and the tunes it plays are beautiful. I sound so funny right now, I'm just really excited.

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HAUL: Birthday

mini birthday haul

Here's a few things I got from friends and family for my birthday on the 19th. First, I'm so excited for my new glasses. My old ones are getting all scratched up, and everyone at my school is getting them. I'm freaking out about the second Rookie yearbook, and I can't wait to stay up late reading it by my book light. I fell in love with Fjallraven backpacks when I got a classic lavender one for school, and this one was on sale so I decided to ask for it as an alternative and to use next year too. Also, I went to the mall with my lovely foreign exchange student on the day after my birthday and bought myself this flannel head scarf thingy. I've been wanting one forever and I cannot wait to wear it.

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WISH LIST: Birthday

Hello lovelies! Well, it's that time of year again... my birthday is in less than two weeks (October 19th, to be exact) and I cannot wait! I'm super young for my grade (still 14, 10th grade) so I'm always really excited for the day that lets me say I'm just as old as everyone else. Well, at least until spring when everyone starts turning 16. Whatever.

Birthday Wish List

I am obsessed with these pants from American Apparel. Super adorable, and I love the color. They'll go well with everything!

I bought a record player with my own money last year, but it only plays through my family's TV downstairs. I really want one for my room that I can play when my friends come over or if I'm just hanging out.

I mentioned that I wanted a new pair of glasses, too... I have terrible eyes!

And finally, I would really love to read Alexa Chung's book, It.

xx Alyssa

Friday, October 4, 2013


Hello lovelies! I recently discovered this brand on ASOS called Hunt No More. They make the prettiest party dresses! It just so happened that my favorite dress went on sale, so I snatched it for a party that I'm going to tonight. 

Previously $220, now it's $35? I'd say that's a steal. I'm going to wear it with my black suede chunky heels and have my hair blown out to waves. I cannot wait!

xx Alyssa

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Hello lovelies!!! Although it's October 3rd, it's time for my September music crushes! Here's a few songs that I've been listening to non-stop this past month.

1. Wolf Pack - The Vaccines 

I've been listening to this album all the time in the car, and this song is great to sing loudly and pretend I'm really in a cool band like The Vaccines.

2. Ladies of Cambridge - Vampire Weekend

I saw Vampire Weekend this past Saturday for the second time, and I'm so sad they didn't play this (they had on previous shows of this tour).

3. Oblivion - Bastille

I also recently saw Bastille. This song was great live!

4. Sun Hands - Local Natives

Aaaaand I saw Local Natives recently too! My friends and I went crazy during the song. Taylor Rice even chipped his tooth while singing this song. Crazy.

5. No. 1 Party Anthem - Arctic Monkeys

I have been religiously listening to AM this week. It's so lovely to listen to this song before I go to sleep.

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Hello lovelies! The second it's Fall (or a sign of colder weather shows), I love breaking out my darker nail polish and cozy sweaters. Here are my favorite colors this season.

Favorite Fall Nails

xx Alyssa