Better late than never, that’s my motto. Back in August Daniel and I took a week long trip to Los Angeles with our friends Justin and Kate (plus their cutie pups!). My brother and sister in law live there along with a couple friends. We started each day off with a cup of joe at different coffee shops. We ate yummy food, ran into THREE celebs (watch here if you want to see the story and video from this happening #JONHAMM) and ate hot dogs on the beach. It was fun to pretend we were LA residents just cruising around and hitting local spots. The only touristy thing we did (besides drive my Zac Efron's house because of course you do that when your friend Brooke mysteriously has his address) was see the Griffith Observatory. I was so excited to do this! It was pretty much the only thing on my list that I wanted to do before we left. We popped into several vintage stores and I found a really great one with awesome prices (see below!). The weather was surprisingly hot while we were in town but the evenings felt glorious. It was such a fun time and we saw so many cool places. Here are some of the snapshots I took while we were there. Oh, and hover over each image to read about them!
Now if only I can get our Mexico travel diary up soon… baby steps
It has been a whirlwind of an August and now somehow September is halfway through?! Is this what growing up is like?! I've been doing it for a while so I suppose I should be accustomed to it but WOOF, I just need time to slow down so I can enjoy all the finer things in life. I feel so blessed to live the life that I do with the people that I love. I don’t want to take any of it for granted. These random little vlogs I enjoy putting together so much are really close to my heart. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, but it is my family soooooo, I understand if not. Haha! On this particular day, September 3rd, we enjoyed each others company and did things that make us happy. We had just got back from a week long vacation to Los Angeles and as much fun as we did have, we were so happy to be home! This day started early at church because I was scheduled on the worship team, followed by lunch with friends at a DANG delicious new taco spot in Deep Ellum. Then we went home, changed, snuggled Marble and left for the day. Follow us around to our favorite neighborhood beer cellar, my FAVORITE thrift store and then a mountain of chilli cheese fries while reminiscing on a year prior when we filmed this date night video. I hope you guys liked following us around and I hope we made you laugh!
How to Style a T-Shirt and Jeans Fall Fashion Lookbook 2017:
In this video I take a simple t-shirt and pair of jeans and transform them into two fun, fall outfits. I love taking basics that are comfortable and pushing the limit with really interesting vintage/thrift store finds or modern accessories. I think style is so personal so I can see this outfit going in several different directions! There are no “wrongs” in my opinion - if you feel beautiful, confident and love your look, that's all that matters. This fall lookbook is short but jam packed with fun pieces that I love being able to share with you. I am soooo excited for the fall and all things fall fashion. I loved these outfits because they are really easy to transition into the autumn styles! I hope you enjoy this video! I’ll be back soon with more fashion related videos!
Guys, it has turned out to be difficult eating healthy during the summer months. So many fun things to do, see, eat, drink. We really have been enjoying this super busy time! However, just as I said in my blog post and youtube video about how to start eating healthy and why, I am feeling less than awesome physically and mentally. It's so crazy how nutrition can effect your WHOLE life. I'm excited to slowly start fueling my body with these good foods again but I will by no means feel guilt if I indulge in my favorite Taco Joint chips, salsa and taco or a delicious brewski (beer, lol). So come shopping with us in this silly vlog!
I started this beautiful Sunday off at 8am because I was scheduled to sing on the worship team at church. It was sooooo good. I really want to sing more often - it used to be an absolute daily thing for me! After that, we ran home and I changed into my trusty, DIY'd cut-off jean shorts and threw a button down around my waist. We gave Marble plenty of kisses and rushed off to grab lunch at Rusty Taco. Sooo yum. We were in need of groceries and so we popped over to a very, super busy Central Market to load up on the goods. We are kinda obsessed with Central Market – it’s a happy place for us, haha.
We then cruised home and unloaded all our goodies – see some below! Oh, and Daniel surprised me with a HUGE bag of something I love…watch the video to find out;) So sneaky, Alyssa!
I had trouble with my computer and lost an entire video project and so I convinced (like he ever needs convincing!) Daniel to walk over and grab a drink before dinner. He complied with a huge grin.
I hope you guys like these vlogs! They are seriously my favorite to watch and I love capturing edited memories of our days together. I am excited to look back on these one day and even show our future kiddos!
A few food items from the video...
The amount of love I have for this lil' DIY is ~out of bounds~ (my husband might hate me for that quote). Honestly, this DIY idea came from a ruined thrifted men's shirt because I washed it with colors and the collar and sleeve cuffs were WHITE. Oops. But this is my journey, I make mistakes and then I ~fix~ them with creativity (ha) and then I am left with the coolest top that I get soooo many compliments on. I'm the laziest person when it comes to creating things, DIY-ing things, throwing things together... I just don't feel like things should take a lot of time and money, unless it's something you love. That's why this DIY is a little choppy, but in the coolest way. Check out the video so you can wear a cool top just like this one! AND GUYS, this project only costs $0-3 (depending on the price you get for your thrifted men's shirt or if you just steal one from your pops or man!). I styled this cool top two different ways but I am dreaming up of all the other ways it can be worn! Check out below how I styled this top and check out the video below for the video tutorial! PS: You need this versatile piece in your life. "Just do it" - Nike
This top is so easy and breezy - I was glad that the fabric of this thrift store men's shirt was nice and light. Make sure you like the texture and size of the shirt you pick up for this project!
For this second look, I decided to mix it up and grabbed a silk scarf (from the thrift store!) on the way out. I loved adding this around my waist and making this crop top look a little more appropriate. I LOVED how this turned out! It covered up my belly but also just emphasized my waist, added a pop to this cool look and gave the back of the shirt a ruffled, cool effect.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Last Night" by The Strokes. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.