Chasing the Sunset

By Friday, October 24, 2014 Permalink 0

Alexis Alcala golden hour shoot

Have you ever chased down a sunset? This day was truly adventurous, i found this gem of a dress and i knew that i wanted to share it with you all and get your feedback on it. We decided to shoot at Skyline, it has a long open field, and mountains where you can go hiking and biking. I absolutely love it here, you truly can appreciate a little piece of nature, which i believe is incredibly important to do once in a while. In a world that is all about technology, it’s easy for us to get wrapped up in our busy lives that we forget to take the time to just go outside, soak up some sun, or twirl in your dress and run around a field like we used to when we were little. Now when i asked you have you ever chased down the sun, you may have thought i was speaking metaphorically. Well i wasn’t, you see when we arrived to the spot there were only a few areas where the sun was hitting since the hills are pretty high. So we would see a spot where the sun was and we’d run towards that direction and before we got there it’d be shade, and the spot of light was somewhere else. So for about an hour you’d catch us running around, laughing, truly enjoying every second of chasing down the sun. I can honestly say this has been one of my favorite afternoons, i have had in a really long time. I’d recommend for you all to try it sometime. oh and PS, this dress, i have had for a while, it was a hidden gem i found in my closet that i had forgotten i had, i tried finding a similar one online for you ladies and went ahead and linked my favorite one in case you wanted to check it out.

XOXO,

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Colorful Shift Dress

By Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Permalink 0

A Photo of Alexis Alcala at Balboa Pier in Newport

Its not about the quantity, it’s about the quality. This simple quote is such an important one, yet so many of us don’t follow it. It can apply to absolutely anything. For example, it’s not about the amount of friends you have, it’s about those who will stick by you no matter what, it’s not about how many men you date, it’s about which one is going to accept you for who you are for the long run. Or even something as simple as my blog, it’s not about how many posts i post, it’s about the amount of work i put into each and every one. That’s my topic for today’s post, to remember that. With everything that comes into your life, with everything you do along the way, look at the quality of it. With that said, i am wearing this absolutely adorable shift dress from LULU’S. Since, it is so colorful i paired it with my new favorite white heels. (PSST, they’re on sale and i attached the link in the next page.) Also, lately i’ve been trying to be a little more natural with my look, trying to wear less make-up and wear my natural hair, after all you know what they say, less is more right?

XOXO,

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Pop of Orange

By Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Permalink 0

Alexis Alcala walking through Venice Beach

So about two months ago when i first started my blog, i dedicated a post to Disneyland because it truly is and has been a big part of my life since i was a little girl. I mentioned and described what i wear during the summer, well now that the weather is changing, i figured i should do an updated post about what you’ll find me wandering around the park in now that it’s fall. When i go to the park i like to keep it comfortable. As i’m slowly transitioning into my fall wardrobe, I went with a basic tee, jeans, combat boots, a hat and a cardigan in hand for when i go watch World of Color late at night. ( You’ve all seen that show right? ) .

XOXO,

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My Mini Vacation

By Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Permalink 0

Alexis Alcala walking through Venice Beach

We are all guilty of getting comfortable in our daily routine and before we know it we are doing the same thing everyday for a few weeks, maybe a few months straight. I know, I tend to do that at times. My routine is being a full time college student, full time worker, and now a full time blogger. Those are my three priorities at the moment, and although it is a great thing to have your life prioritized, i feel that it’s extremely important and a must, to take at least 2 days out of the month to do absolutely none of your daily rituals and go out and enjoy life. Honestly, that is something that i need in order to keep sane. This weekend, that is exactly what i did. My cousin from out of town told me she was coming to California to visit me, and i found it a good time to tell my busy life to pause for just three days and away her and i went, to embark on our mini getaway. Our first stop was San Diego, SD is about an hour and half away from me yet when I’m out there i feel like I’m truly in paradise. Bright and early, we hit the adorable Old Town, San Diego. If you haven’t yet been there, and you’re a fan of history, live music and vintage shopping then this town is a must stop for you! After drinking a jug of margarita and sharing probably the most delicious chicken nachos, we hit the beach for some napping, tanning, and swimming. What more can i possibly ask for?

XOXO,

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Rule Breaker

By Sunday, August 31, 2014 Permalink 1

Alexis Alcala walking through Venice Beach

When it comes to my own personal style, i do what i want and most of the time i hear things such as “never mix brown and black” or “Lex, you have dark features so you need to stick to dark hair”. Well in todays post i broke both of those rules. When i found this playsuit from InLoveWithFashion.Com, i knew i had to have it. This day i paired it with my favorite hat from Urban Outfitters, and my two favorite new finds. From Nordstrom, these awesome Sunnies and this gold necklace also from UO for only $2! Talk about a steal. Also, All summer ive been thinking about going lighter with my hair and finally i ignored everyone telling me not to do it and I DID IT! What do you think, do i pull it off?

XOXO,

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Button Down Maxi

By Thursday, August 21, 2014 Permalink 0

Alexis Alcala walking through Venice Beach

The end of summer is near. This means, I have to hurry and wear all my floral prints, my bright colors, and summer dresses before I transition into my fall wardrobe. I found this beauty at Urban Outfitters. It immediately caught my eye; it could have been the print, the cutouts, the buttons all along the front or all three. Either way it had my name written all over it. I swapped out the heels later on this day for some sandals and continued on my day off spent with some shopping and lunch with a good friend.

XOXO,

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Cut-Outs

By Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Permalink 2

Alexis Alcala walking through Venice Beach

Okay, okay so i know what you must be thinking. How many dresses are you going to feature on your blog Lex?! I suppose you all have noticed my weakness, summer dresses. Honestly, half of my closet is all dresses. In my opinion, i can never own too many. When i saw this beauty on Nasty-gal, i was obsessed. There is something about it that makes me feel extremely sexy, but in a classy way. What are your thoughts on this sexy cut-out dress?

XOXO,

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Stroll Down Venice

By Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Permalink 0

Alexis Alcala walking through Venice Beach

Can you believe that we are already in AUGUST? Where did summer go? Well who am i kidding, technically, living in California, it’s always summer here. July was a huge month for me, not just because I turned 22, but i went through some huge changes. Life is a beautiful gift, we choose how and who we spend each and every day with. I don’t want to sound cliche, but this birthday was different, it was as if i had an epiphany! Everything happens for a reason…..it really truly does and I for one will never stop believing in three things; true love, honest friendships and real people. Call me crazy, but that’s just me. This day I went out to Venice Beach, at 7am for a morning stroll with my friend David Brisco. Have you all been to Venice? It’s so beautiful! the culture, the crazy people, the music playing in every corner, it’s all pure awesomeness. This day i was wearing my favorite summer dress from Gypsy05, extremely comfortable, paired with some brown heels. Everything else…..bare.

XOXO,

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One Striped Dress – Two Looks

By Monday, July 21, 2014 Permalink 7

Alexis Alcala Smiling in Front of the Disneyland Castle

Who would’ve thought you could wear a dress as a top?
I’m going to be honest with you, when I first bought this, I never imagined I could pull it off as a top as well. However the other day, I went to Dos Lagos to shoot my outfit as a dress, when I finished I went into the restroom to change, so I could do some shopping before leaving. When all of a sudden I realized that I had forgotten my top!! UGH! I was so annoyed with myself! I told my photographer and she tells me, to wear my dress as a top….hmm so I give it a try and VOILA! It actually looked really cute, I almost liked it better as a top. We were both laughing at what happened that we decided to shoot this outfit as well. With my striped dress I paired it with my Petra Steve Maddens, and some simple silver hoops. Then on the second look, I’m wearing my favorite jeans from Urban Outfitters, my black hat I bought at a boutique, my little black pouch purse that was thrifted for $4 and my Nextstar Steve Maddens. Also, for those of you who know me very well, you’ll notice that when it comes to make-up i like to keep it very simple, however today i was offered a chance to get my makeup done, all dolled up. I figured why not, and well i must say that Sanny, did an amazing job, if you’d like your make up done by someone she’s deffinetly the one to go to! So over all the point of this post is to tell you ladies to not be scared to try some of your dresses as tops. Hehee.

XOXO,

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Patriotic on the 4th

By Friday, July 4, 2014 Permalink 13

Alexis Alcala Smiling in Front of the Disneyland Castle

I’ve gotta say that the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. It’s summer, smell of BBQ, everyone joined together in red, white, and blue, and fireworks? Does it get any better than that? I think not. I’m lucky enough to live less than a mile away from where they shoot fireworks. For the past two years I sit on my roof and watch the sky light up. Then on the 5th I go out to Huntington Beach with friends and we continue to celebrate the fact that we live in this awesome country of ours. To be completely honest, you’ll find me in my bathing suit this whole weekend, but when I’m out and about these denim overalls are a must. So easy, comfy, and stylish. Plus this comfy off-shoulder patriotic sweater, paired with some shorts? That’s what it’s all about. Comfort on the 4th of July. What are some of your traditions on the 4th?

XOXO,

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