Every summer, we see fashion trends come and go, but there are some staples that never go out of style - this includes the ever-popular pick; the classic white dress. This year is no different, and today I will be breaking down the different white dress styles you will see all summer long! Which look is your favorite?Read More
A few weeks before Freddie and I ventured off on our summer travels, we were sitting at Corner Bakery in Pasadena, enjoying a yummy breakfast and chatting about upcoming plans. In between bites of our Anaheim Scramble, we were on our phones checking ticket prices, directions for our road trip, different sights to see for our vlog, as well as choosing outfits for approaching events. While I was deep in research between the different Smithsonian’s in Washington, D.C., my focus was interrupted by a sweet and joyful voice -
“Is this how the future generation does brunch these days?” an older gentleman gleefully chuckled and teased.Read More
A few months ago, I dabbled with the idea of launching an #AskAlyssa section on the blog. It has been such an extraordinary adventure connecting with so many of you through Instagram. I always find myself in these deep and meaningful conversations with you (thank you very much, DM’s) and had the realization that it would be so helpful to share these life experiences and guides right here on the blog! Navigating through life isn’t always easy but having someone who has already walked a particular path can help pave a smoother way. Welcome, my friends to #AskAlyssa!Read More
If you clicked on this post, chances are you may be going through or thinking about a significant change in your life. Let’s face it; change is scary af. The fear of the unknown can be wildly overwhelming. ESP for us crazy Type A’s who crave certainty (heyyy). But did you know that our brains actually prefer predictable negative consequences over uncertain outcomes? Our minds want certainty and avoid uncertainty.Read More
Aside from the juggernaut apps of today, (Uber, Postmates, Instagram), I wanted to share my 5 favorite apps that I use daily! Some are social media related while others are lifestyle & wellness. Here is a peek at apps I adore & what they do!Read More
But how simple is it, really?
And is it even something we can look for?
Are we able to truly control it?
If you’re anything like me, leading a life filled with joy, laughter & bliss is an absolute must. No matter the situation, I always try to look at the glass as half full (and sometimes, that can be incredibly hard)! However, capturing & holding onto happiness is not something that you will magically “figure out” one day. It is a continuous practice that you must exercise.Read More
Picture this: The day is Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. I am getting ready for the Draper James x M.Gemi Collection Launch. I grab my photo for Instagram and prep my stories to celebrate and share this fabulous limited line.
I open up my Instagram only to be greeted by a “cannot load” message - no matter how many times I hit refresh. I go to my Insta stories and try uploading - no dice. I then pull up my feed and try uploading a photo - zip, zilch, nada.Read More
Sometimes the smallest changes in your life can make ALL the difference. With our ever busy schedules and lifestyles, easy to implement tips can be wildly helpful. I’ve collected 5 tips that have made my life a heck of a lot easier! I present to you:
5 RANDOM, YET LIFE CHANGING TIPSRead More
REAL TALK: Reflecting on past years of celebrating Valentine’s Day, no matter my relationship status, one thing always remains the same: my favorite way to celebrate this holiday is with ROMANTIC COMEDIES! Sometimes going out can be stressful. Restaurants are packed, the menus are all preset and the setting can feel very contrived. While I do love celebrating love, sometimes there is no better Valentine’s Day than a date at home with your loved one, favorite rom-com, home cooked meal & delicious wine. #yespleaseRead More
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I feel so many of us never know what to get the lovely ladies in our lives (whether that be our significant other, daughter, mom or even a Galentine!) What is something she would adore? What is something she would benefit from using? How do I find something timeless that she will truly appreciate? No worries, my sweet friends, I gotchu covered.Read More
It is no surprise that I am obsessed with ALL things music. Whether I am writing, cleaning, working out, relaxing, driving, editing or working at a coffee shop, you better believe I have different playlists for each occasion. I have an eclectic taste in general but when it comes to my workout playlist - I am really picky!Read More
Whether you are Zodiac obsessed (like moi) or curious if your sign matches your style - read on!
It’s no secret that I love all things Zodiac. I read my horoscope daily, am a Leo to the max & my style definitely is heavily influenced by that. Let’s have some fun and dive into the best styles for your sign!Read More
It’s the second week of January 2019. Your Facebook News Feed seamlessly transitions from ‘New Year, New Me’ posts to entertaining af ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You?’ challenge posts.
The crowd at the gym is becoming less packed and everyone is slowly sliding back into their usual patterns & lifestyles.
Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.Read More
Adding ribbon to your Christmas Tree is the perfect way to dress up your tree for a chic and high-end look. There is an easy trick on exactly how to place the ribbon so that it appears as if it is coming from within the tree. Watch below for the quick secret on how to put ribbon in your Christmas Tree to make a statement this holiday season!Read More
When I was in 8th grade, I remember sitting in English Class and my teacher, Mrs. Pomerantz, told the class that she would be guiding us in a visualization exercise. She instructed us to close our eyes and envision it was our wedding day. She painted a beautiful picture which made us all feel as if we were right there. She continued on and had us visualize, in detail, our wedding dress as we walked down the aisle. At the end of the exercise, she had us greet our significant other and then we were to open our eyes. The class began to roar into discussion as she asked us different questions: “What did your dress look like?” Or “Were you able to envision your future husband or wife?”Read More
Last night, Freddie and I attended The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Freddie's show, “Days of Our Lives”, was up for many nominations & we were excited to show our support!Read More
Last night, Freddie and I attended the Emmy Nominee Reception held at The Hollywood Museum in, you guessed it: Hollywood, CA!Read More
If you have been following my social media platforms for a while, chances are, you know I am CRAZY about music. It is very near and dear to my heart & I deeply believe that music can get you through anything. Whether you need to transfer yourself into a specific mindset to succeed or you are working through something incredibly rough,Read More
In the ever-growing world of social media, it can be pretty stressful trying to achieve and execute the right Instagram theme for YOU. Whether you are growing your small business, brand or blog’s account, you want to find something that feels *right* to you and goes with your vibe/style and message. So how do we create a cohesive Instagram feed?Read More
I get it. Life is chaotic. We can't always control what is going to happen. But do you ever feel like your weekends flash by in the blink of an eye and the fresh, new week hits you right in the face and you feel totally unprepared? Errands need to get done, deadlines haven’t been met, the laundry and your household are a hot mess and you have no idea what you can wear Monday morning?Read More