a los angeles girl in new york city


Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Hellooooo lovelies! I don't feel too bad about my procrastination of this post because as I write this in California it is 8:29, and therefore, not 2015 in any part of the United States. I did it! I made a playlist of all of the songs that I discovered/listened to endlessly this year. This is basically the soundtrack to my 2014, and although it is great, I can't wait to discover loads of new artists/songs/albums in 2015.

I also wanted to make a little list of the things that I did that made this year memorable:
-dyed my hair darker brown
-got a second piercing on my left ear (today!)
-took my first college entrance exam
-learned how to drive and got my dream car, a volkswagen beetle
-played high school level soccer
-went to England to visit my friend and made the best memories
-went to Coachella 
-travelled to Africa and went on Safari
-watched loads of movies and got into a bunch of new artists

I cannot wait for 2015. Happy New Year! 

xx Alyssa

Monday, December 29, 2014

HAUL: Christmas

Hellooooo lovelies! I just wanted to share with you what I got for Christmas to inspire any post-Christmas/Hanukkah gift card/money shopping! Woooooohooo!

San Cisco concert Tickets, Rookie Yearbook 3, American Apparel Dress, "I Forget Where We Were" by Ben Howard on vinyl
Chelsea Boot Dr. Martens

(not pictured) Plaid Brandy Melville shirt
Felt Hat from Urban Outfitters

Happy holidays everybody!
xx Alyssa

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Helloooo lovelies! 
I used to really dislike California. It was my 7th-9th grade "I'm so cool and different" phase. I hate how hot it was, the way valley girls spoke, and how everyone cared way too much about the Kardashians and stupid boys who shouldn't be famous. 

Then, I realized how cool California is; the surfing culture, San Francisco, all of the beautiful mountains up where it actually snows, the sunrises along the beach, etc. I got a mix CD from a pen pal in England a few weeks ago, and when I popped it in the car on the drive up to San Francisco, the opening track ("California Daze" by Peace) fit perfectly with the mood and the scenery.

My best friend took this picture of me at the skate park in Venice Beach. It's so California. I wish I could skate... Oh well!!

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: Velvet & Pleats

Hello lovelies!! It's almost the holidays (AKA winter break) and I am so excited. All of the lights and decorations are up at my house! With Winter in the air, the following weather pattern has descended over Southern California: freezing in the morning, normal temperature in the afternoon. So I'm wearing long sleeves and skirts. Too hot for pants and a jacket, too cold for crop tops.

Top: velvet green long-sleeve crop (Rokit Vintage, Covent Garden, London)
Skirt: white vintage tennis skirt from San Francisco (Haight)
Shoes: Dr. Martens 1461s

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO: Pins & Buttons

Helloooo lovelies! As you probably know, I love/am obsessed with little buttons and pins. I just think they are the best. I put them on my (numerous) denim jackets, blazers, sweaters, backpacks, etc... I really can't get enough. Here are some from my recent trip to San Francisco!

Stanford pin (from Stanford University), Pink Cadillac (not pictured) from a town on the drive up, Bismuth from the Fisherman's Wharf building, Classic Train pin from a train museum near the wharf, Keith Haring pins from the De Young museum, pressed sunflower pin (not pictured) from booths next to the wharf.

xx Alyssa

Monday, December 1, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY HAUL: San Francisco (+ vintage!!!)

Hello lovelies!!! I've just come back from an awesome trip to San Francisco (why I wasn't posting last week), and I want to show you what I got on Black Friday in the Haight area of the city!

Vintage skirt, $22
Vintage Nordic sweater, $18
Checker flannel dress, $14

I'm soooo happy I found this skirt because it looks exactly like the American Apparel tennis skirt (that I have in black, but I really wanted white too) and was half the price. Success :)

xx Alyssa