Thursday, October 13, 2011

Greetings from New York City!

In SoHo

The view from the Empire State Building

Bleecker street wanderings:

Outfit 1: Asymmetrical button-up blouse - Wasteland in San Francisco; American Apparel shorts
Outfit 2: American Apparel shorts + belt

Hello, lovers! I know, I know. I've been incredibly inactive here. My apologies! I moved to New York City for school on August 20th. Since then, my life has been jam-packed with excitement every single day, to say the least. The energy in this city is electrifying. I love how there’s something new to see and experience everywhere I go. The subways, the buses, the hustle & bustle — I’m completely enamored with this gorgeous city and consider myself unbelievably fortunate to be here. Have you ever wanted something so badly & dreamed about it for years upon years then finally had it grasped firmly in your plum-manicured hands only to be overcome with a pleasantly overwhelmed sensation every night? It's been difficult to fall asleep on certain nights due to this inexplicable excitement (and from late night/early morning escapades around Manhattan lol).

These photos were taken back in August when I first arrived here, on several sweltering-hot summer days in the city. I've got many more photos to share, so stay tuned!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

& the countdown begins

American Eagle Outfitters sweater courtesy of Logan; American Rag lace skirt; Target wedges; F21 purse

Here's a simple, seemingly breezy outfit I threw together in the early morning, before the weather hit mid-80s, which was about the temperature in town when these photos were snapped. Needless to say, I was melting in this unforgiving sweater!

I have two weeks left in Hawaii before my big move to New York City. Many preparations are still in order before I can step foot on that plane. Starting with packing of course, which I have yet to begin. I'll be staying in San Francisco for a week en route to New York City, so please feel free to recommend any and all notable places I must visit in both cities, as it'll be my first time in both the City by the Bay and the Big Apple!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

self-made skirt + rings

Self-made skirt; Michael Kors sandals; Self-made & Material Girl rings

One afternoon while cleaning my closet, much to my delight, I found a bag of unused fabric. Another afternoon of cutting, sewing, and stitching yielded this floral skirt, a welcome addition to my summer wardrobe. The seashell bar and purple stone rings were designed by me and assembled with the help of a crafty friend. I also have my friend Jill of Oh My Manicure to thank for my super cute nails, the color of which I'm obsessed with! I must purchase a bottle of my own.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Self-made floral headpiece; William Rast x Target shirt; Levi's denim; Target wedges

Thought I'd take the floral headpiece I made last Halloween for a spin today. I took flowers + a hot glue gun to my old broken crown from senior prom and voila! A little something to channel my inner flower child.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

DISfunkshion Magazine Feature!

I'm excited to be featured in the latest issue of DISfunkshion Magazine alongside other lovely fashion bloggers! I'm not gonna lie - I was tempted to purchase every issue on the stand at Walmart, it being my first magazine feature and all, but decided against it, hehe. On the cover of this issue is none other than Alyssa Milano, the stunning actress after whom I was named.

The quality of these scans don't do the vivid colors of this beautiful spread justice. Regardless of that, thank you, DISfunkshion - I'm honored to have my style featured in Hawaii's premiere fashion, lifestyle, art, and women's issues magazine!

Monday, May 23, 2011

here i am

Chanel sunglasses; random leopard scarf; American Rag shorts; F21 purse; Jeffrey Campbell wedges; Willow the puppy, making her worldwide debut

It feels great to be blogging again! Two weeks ago I finished up my toughest semester yet and last week, began summer school (just one class!). Today was a lovely afternoon spent catching up with my best friend and her new puppy! We hit up Goodwill and our other usual spots around town. I'm starting to feel like myself again - relaxed, enthusiastic, and hopeful (a few traits that somehow manage to get lost between the mountains of studying, papers, and exams during the semester). Summer vacation tends to have this calming effect on me...but sometimes an anxiety-inducing effect as well if I feel unproductive. Luckily this summer I am taking a Career Development class and have much to prepare for in the coming months.

And now for the exciting news I mentioned in my last post...I will be moving to New York City in August to continue my college studies as an exchange student! This process is still in the works as I have many things to do in preparation such as registering for classes, securing my finances, etc. etc. etc. But I can honestly say that I'm incredibly optimistic for the future. And as always, thank you, dear readers, for your sweet comments!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

oh, how i've missed you so

Dearest followers,

I do apologize for my extended leave of absence. These quick shots were taken last month (I know, I know). I feel awful about neglecting my blog but in all honesty, this semester has been the craziest thus far. I've got two more weeks of late night studying/cramming, presentations, and final papers to complete and then I can devote all my attention to my blog again. I also have some great news to share! I'll explain more once everything is finalized. Thank you for sticking with me, despite my lack of updates. You're all lovely!

With all my love,

P.S. How stoked are you now that Spring is finally here?!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, alyssa, ce soir!

H&M floppy hat; GUESS button-up shirt; Forever21 purse; Target wedges

January may already be coming to an end but this month marks a whole year since I first started alyssa, ce soir! Thank you SO MUCH, dear readers, for sticking with me and continuing to follow me. I truly enjoy sharing my personal style with all of you. Your kind words and support all year make this whole blogging experience fun and special.

I do apologize for the slowdown in posts lately. These days I feel like I'm going through a dry spell void of any inspiration. I am positive this phase will pass, however! Here's what I threw together the other day when I was running late for class and was forced to grab the nearest clean garment I could find as I made a mad dash for the door. The result? A haphazard ensemble just shy of sloppy if not for my new favorite white button-up. Never underestimate the power of a classic white button-up and its saving grace. (Note: I didn't actually wear the floppy hat to class, though. Doing so would've greatly impaired the vision of those unfortunate enough to sit behind me during lecture!)