a los angeles girl in new york city


Friday, November 21, 2014


Helloooo lovelies! So, it's rival week in the world of (american) football, and that means that UCLA is playing USC. Both of my parents went to UCLA, and I've taken summer programs there and gone to camps they've run. I'm 100% Bruin!!!

At school, we're all dressing up in either blue and gold or red and gold (ew) to show support for either side (again, ew... who would support USC?). 

I got these awesome socks at the Bruin store. BEAT SC!!!

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Helloooo lovelies! So recently, I've connected with a bunch of awesome girls on Instagram (@alyszsa) and have begun to correspond with them over sssnnnnaaaail mail!!! How fun!! I've gotten some great playlists/CDs from my penpals, and I thought I'd take pictures of them cause they are so frickin cute :)

Two CDs from England, and a playlist from Norway!!! I love international friends. These letters are the best and I will keep them forever... so lovely. 

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hello lovelies!!! This past Sunday, I drove out to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the flea market they have on occasion. It's huge and has basically anything anyone would ever ask for.

I got this awesome furry denim Levi's jacket, some high-waisted Levi's jeans (in normal denim wash, not pictured), and these adorable buttons from a couple who travels the US buying and selling vintage clothes. Basically, my dream career. They were so lovely and I wanted to buy everything, but settled on the buttons!!

xx Alyssa

Friday, November 7, 2014


Hello lovelies!!! Okay, so I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I have a huge thing for red jackets. Basically, it all started when my friend and I got this red Members Only style jacket at a thrift store in the mountains, and ever since then, I've noticed that red jackets appear everywhere in random instances in my life.

In the movie Submarine, Jordana, one of the main characters, wears a big red coat everywhere she goes.

The jacket shows up everywhere. In other films, in photographs, even on the cover of one of my favorite albums. Well, it's not a jacket - but a shirt, the same bright red color. Whatever.

So I got my own. It's a big coat from Topshop. I even wrote a spoken word piece about it (that I'm performing today at school, hence this post and my outfit). 

Pants: Topshop
Shoes: Dr. Martens
Top: Urban Outfitters

xx Alyssa