“A beautiful woman”

By Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Permalink 2

Alexis Alcala golden hour shoot

Most days, it’s easy for me to fall asleep. My bed and I have a love relationship unlike no other, it’s comfort allows me to instantly shut my eyes and doze off. However there are some nights, rare i may add, that no matter how comfortable my bed may be, no matter how tired my body may feel, my head just doesn’t allow me to fall asleep. Tonight was one of those nights. There in my bedroom, quiet music playing, a few candles flickering a dim light throughout the room, i reached over for a paper and a pen, and i decided to write. I ended up writing a poem. Writing for me is such a release, it’s a way of putting all my thoughts out on paper, for me to reread the words and truly…

LA ART DISTRICT

By Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Permalink 0

Alexis Alcala golden hour shoot

Living about an hour away from LA, there’s nothing I love more than going out there with no exact destination, and just see where I end up. That is exactly what i did. My friend and I left at around noonish and adventured around for about 10 hours, yup you read correctly 10 hours. One spot that really caught my attention was the Art District. With it’s distinct color spills on every wall you found, trendy coffee shops & bars, and music playing in every…..

Monday’s aren’t that bad

By Monday, November 10, 2014 Permalink 2

Alexis Alcala golden hour shoot

Every Monday morning, after i wake up, have a good stretch and have a hot cup of coffee in hand, i lay on my couch for about ten minutes and go through all my internet feed before getting my day started. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. It’s my guilty pleasure of catching up on everyone’s morning thoughts. Unfortunately i have realized that lately everyone is complaining about Monday’s! What’s up with that? Personally I LOVE Mondays! I understand that it’s the end of the weekend and we all start work, but for me Monday’s have always been my days to have a fresh start. Like, yes here we go, what goals will i meet this week?! Also, always remember even though Mondays may be rough, doesn’t mean your outfit should be. As for today’s outfit, i paired a grey lightweight long sleeve, with my black skinnies, and my favorite Steve Maddens booties. Since it is finally getting a tiny bit chilly here in SoCal, i threw on this adorable vest from Target, that i found in the sale rack for $8! Can you say steal?! You may also notice I’m wearing a fews more jewels than usual, that’s because my friend Maxwell, was a sweetheart and handmade these rings for me and i fell in love with them! (I’ll have his website linked on the following page for you.) Have a wonderful Monday darlings!

XOXO,

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Beach in November

By Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Permalink 2

Alexis Alcala golden hour shoot

Every young adult in this world struggles with confidence. Its a struggle that we must overcome at some point in our lives though, because if we don’t, the truth is we’re going to end up alone. At 22, i am still a work in progress, and am gaining more confidence in the person that i am becoming. I don’t think that i am perfect in any way. Believe me each and every flaw that you may point out about my face or body, i pointed it out first. I have, however accepted each and every one as a part of who i am. Being the woman who is able to accept each of her imperfections makes her the strongest woman out there. Isn’t that who we should all strive out to be? On another note, it is November and i am still able to throw on a cardigan and run around at the beach, how lucky am i? This Cardigan and top are both from ANGL, these perfect flats are from Urban Outfitters , and last but not least my adorable little satchel is from my latest trip to Mexico. LAVV it! Let me know what you think. (Linked on the next page, are similar finds that i found for you!)

XOXO,

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Chasing the Sunset

By Friday, October 24, 2014 Permalink 1

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 2

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 1

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 1

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 3

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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